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Why Did the Steelers Waste $26 Million on Cortez Allen?

Cortez Allen will be an awfully expensive nickel back Monday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. The Steelers agreed to pay Allen 520 million nickels, or $26 million, over the next five years. But because of his lackluster performance this season, Allen has lost his starting job to Brice …

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5 of the Most Disappointing Players So Far This Season for the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not having a terrible season to this point in 2014 even with the embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Going into the second quarter of the season, it’s now time for the Steelers to either improve or carve out another 8-8 campaign. There have been a myriad of reasons for …

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5 Mistakes the Pittsburgh Steelers Must Avoid During the 2014 Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of decisions to make between now and the start of training camp. If too many of those decisions are the wrong decisions, they’ll be no better than a .500 football team for the third year in a row in 2014. Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin and the Rooneys can get …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Report Card for Defense, Special Teams and Coaching

No more pencils, no more books for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers did get some dirty looks from their fans during their second consecutive non-playoff season, and most of them came when they were on defense. These grades for the defensive line, linebackers, defensive backs, special teams, defensive coordinator and head coach won’t be …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Wild Win over Packers

What a wild and wacky 2013 season it’s been for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They defeated the Green Bay Packers 38-31 Sunday to remain alive, but still not well, in the race for the final playoff spot in the AFC. The Steelers (7-8) must beat the Browns at home Sunday and have three other games go …

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ 34-28 Loss to Miami Dolphins Prolongs Agony of the Feet

Last week, Mike Tomlin cost the Pittsburgh Steelers a draft pick by sticking his foot inbounds. This week, Antonio Brown cost the Steelers any realistic shot at a playoff berth by sticking his foot out of bounds. That’s the kind of season it’s been. The Steelers trailed by six on the game’s final play when …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Midseason Report Card Grades for Defense, Special Teams

You thought the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and coaches had bad midseason grades? Wait ’til you see these. If the first half of the 2013 season was a term paper, the one written by the Steelers’ defense would be laced with red ink. DEFENSIVE LINE The Steelers have yielded 131.2 rushing yards per game, 31st in …

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Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down on Pittsburgh Steelers Moves During the Bye Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t play a game last week, but that doesn’t mean nothing happened. Multiple lineup changes were made during the bye week in an effort to turn the Steelers’ 2013 season around. The Steelers (0-4) seek their first win of the season Sunday when they play the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin’s Drafts Aren’t as Bad as They Seem

Amid the rubble of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 0-4 start, there’s plenty of blame to go around. Mike Tomlin’s drafts have been among the targets of that finger-pointing. That’s certainly part of the problem. We’re fresh off ripping the Steelers 2012 draft class. While there’s still time for some of those 2012 selections to blossom, the …

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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in the 2011 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need some help from their 2011 NFL Draft class if they want to avoid a second straight season that ends in December. It will be a few years before the value grade for this draft is set in stone. Six of the seven players chosen are still with the Steelers. If …

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