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Steelers’ training camp week one; Reading the tea leaves

One of my favorite expressions and an easily over-used cliche of mine is ‘reading the tea leaves.’ I really believe in the days of 24/7 media and sports hype, people often say or do things that are not quite on point so we are left to decipher exactly what they are getting at. Thus, we …

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers roster throwdowns: linebackers

There is no comparison whether I am biased or otherwise when it comes to linebackers. There is no team, I repeat, “no team,” in the National Football League with a richer history of great linebackers than the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lambert, Ham, Russell, Lloyd, Kirkland, Greene (Kevin), Harrison, Woodley, Farrior, and so on… I could certainly …

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Not all football writers created equal

Apparently it is already that time of year when writers who calls themselves experts with the mind-blowing powers of a Jedi-Knight on the National Football League comes out with their prediction of each team. It is with this in mind that I give you my take on the write up by SI.com’s Chris Burke. You …

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On the Steelers; A preview of the defensive position breakdowns

Yesterday I brought you a preview of the offensive position battles we at SA expect to see as training camp unfolds in less than a month. Today, I’m shifting to the defense where key battles at corner, nose tackle and inside linebacker are sure to be among the most hostile. Nose Tackle Often the red-headed …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast – OTA updates & offseason news

Blitzburgh Radio is back on the air and talking all the latest Steelers news including OTA updates, free agency, and other player insights. Steeldad and BlitzburghRockCity break down the status of Mike Wallace and his holdout and why we think it needs to end sooner rather than later. We also talk about Hines Ward  and …

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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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Spence pick signals need for speed & tackling in ‘pass-happy’ NFL

Let’s be real clear here right up front. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ third round draft pick Sean Spence is not going to jump into the inside linebacker spot recently vacated by the great James Farrior. Perhaps someday this will happen, but I firmly believe Spence was drafted for immediate need on special teams and perhaps in …

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Don’t dismiss the ‘Steeler-Way’ when it comes to free agency

I sometimes have to stop myself from being too critical of younger Steelers’ fans these days. After all, they mean well and are easily affected by all the news and social media that’s out there. They see what other teams do in the off-season and they start screaming from the rooftops about why we don’t …

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LeBeau facing critical year in 2012

You can hardly blame anyone associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers for talking mostly about the offense during the offseason of 2012. After all, from red zone failures to Bruce Arians’ ‘retirement’ and the eventual hiring of Todd Haley, there has been much to discuss. I believe there is one guy in particular who has to …

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Steelers not quite so “old and slow” now

“Old and Slow”, the phrase coined by the NFL Networks’ Warren Sapp last season, in reference to the Steelers slow start doesn’t apply quite so much now. The Steeler Nation was up in arms and even the players used it as somewhat of a rallying cry.  A 12-4 regular season record, dual 1,000 yd. receivers, …

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