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Steelers Primer – Week 6 – At New York Jets

Good news, Steelers Nation: The Steelers didn’t lose last week. The bad news: The Steelers are 2.5 games back of the rest of the AFC North, and are 2.5 games worse their next opponent, the New York Jets. The Jets will be on a short week, but will be playing at home against a team …

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Steelers simply not good enough in 2013

The Steelers are taking the week off and one has to wonder if it can get any worse for the mighty Black and Gold. The bad-dream season that was last year has turned into a year-long nightmare as the Steelers have gone 7-14 in the last calendar year, counting pre-season games. If you only look …

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Rapid Reaction – Steelers 0-for-2013

It’s been less than two hours since the Steelers dropped a tough game to the Minnesota Vikings in London, and it will be at least two more weeks before they can try to get their first win in 2013. It’s gotten so bad in the ‘Burgh that I can’t even find the joy in the …

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Steelers Primer – Week 4 – at Minnesota Vikings (by way of London)

The misery continues. Unfortunately, only three weeks into the season, we can almost say with a fair amount of certainty that the Steelers will not be in the playoffs and will not be making a run for their seventh Super Bowl.

Steelers Primer – Week 3 – vs. Chicago Bears

If you go back to last year, and count this year’s preseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now won two of their last 13 games after Monday night’s pitiable performance against the Cincinnati Bengals. The offense showed a few signs of life late in the first half and late in the game, but too many mistakes …

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Steelers Primer -Week 1 – vs. Tennessee Titans

The beginning of the season is always the hardest time to predict games. Generally, you haven’t seen much of the starting squad, players have changed during the off-season that make it hard to predict how teams will play. Coming into this season, and off what can only be called a mediocre season, the Steelers have …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Takeaways from Preseason Game vs. Chiefs

It’s a good thing the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have to play the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2013 regular season. Those Chiefs have been quite a pest since 2009. Two of the Steelers’ last three regular-season meetings against the Chiefs have gone to overtime, with the Chiefs winning at Kansas City in 2009 and the …

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Shamarko Thomas Can Bring Swagger Back to Pittsburgh Steelers Defense

Shamarko is already making his mark. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas, drafted in the fourth round, told Tom Robinson of the Virginian-Pilot that he expects to be fined in the NFL because of the way he plays football. Believe or not, that should be music to the Steelers’ ears. When the Steelers cut James …

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This Could Be A Make Or Break Training Camp For Curtis Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted cornerback Curtis Brown in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and then took Cortez Allen in the fourth round. Normally, the Steelers take their time developing their corners and they don’t see much playing time in their first couple seasons. The most recent corners to pan out were Ike …

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Nick Williams Looks To Become The Next Brett Keisel For The Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers love to take defensive ends later in the draft and develop them into starters in their 3-4 defense. The team drafted Aaron Smith in the fourth round of the 1999 draft and then Brett Keisel in the seventh round of the 2002 draft. Both turned into two of the better 3-4 defensive …

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