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Under the radar now, Steelers’ D needs better season in 2012

You can hardly be blamed if you have forgotten this week that there are two sides to the game of football. On one side of course is the offense, which has been nothing short of a paparazzi-trailed festival with new coordinator Todd Haley in Pittsburgh now. And then…. There is the defense. Who would have …

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Ta’amu will play a big part in the future of the defensive line

The Steelers answered a lot of questions by the time the NFL was over this past weekend. They filled serious holes on the offensive line, got some depth at linebacker and running back, and also found themselves the next Casey Hampton. That’s some big shoes to fill no matter who you are, and not a …

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Casey Hampton gets a “big snack sized” contract restructure

Casey Hampton has contract restructured by Steelers

The Steelers continue to free up salary cap space by reworking contracts of current players, and the most recent is veteran nose tackle Casey “Big Snack” Hampton. According to a league source, the Steelers got a little further under the salary cap by restructuring the final year of nose tackle Casey Hampton’s three-year, $21 million …

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The case for keeping the Big Snack in Pittsburgh

With so many restructures already in the books for the Steelers, along with all the recent cuts, there’s a solid case for keeping NT Casey Hampton on the team in 2012.  “He’s recovering from ACL surgery” you say? Yes indeed he is, but even given that situation, Hampton could still contribute to the team in …

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Hampton, Batch, and Leftwich could all be back in 2012 says Colbert

More news out of the media day at the 2012 NFL combine as Steelers GM Kevin Colbert talked extensively about  the personnel moves the team is faced with. In addition to talking about how they intend to do everything they can to keep Mike Wallace, and that the status of Hines Ward hasn’t changed, he …

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Fate of Aaron Smith yet to be determined

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It’s no secret that the Steelers long time defensive lineman hasn’t been the same since 2008, that’s the last time he was able to play in all 16 games. He finished that year with 60 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks, and 4 Passes Defensed. Since then he’s only played in 15 games since , fighting various injuries …

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Steelers Defense Wasn’t Perfect in 2011 Either

Since the final, pain-staking moments of the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Wild-Card Playoffs well over a month ago much of he talk has been about the Steelers offense. Rightfully so I might add, but where has the talk about the defense been in what can only be described …

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Nose Tackle now top priority for the Steelers draft?

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If the Steelers weren’t considering taking a Nose Tackle early in this years NFL draft, they may be now.  Veteran Nose Tackle Casey Hampton had surgery on his left knee last month to repair a torn ACL he suffered in the wild card game in Denver. This is the 2nd surgery Hampton has had on …

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McFadden, Battle Cuts Are Only the Beginning for Steelers

Former singer Crystal Gayle was known as much for her hair as she was for her voice. Her long, straight hair went down the center of her back and at one time was nearly touching the floor. The latest rumors are that her hair has been cut to a much more appropriate length meaning it …

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2011 Steelers Offseason: Defensive Line

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The Steelers 2010 Defensive Line was not the youngest group in the world but they were stellar all year long.  In 2009 when they were without Aaron Smith (and Polamalu who also is big in run support) for most of the year, and they struggled at times. They still finished in the top 10 in …

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