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Steelers vs. Jaguars: 6 Takeaways from Pittsburgh’s Second Preseason Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 0-2 in the 2015 preseason with Friday night’s 23-21 loss at Jacksonville. They won where it really counts, however, because they came out of the game with no significant injuries. The first-team offense needed just six plays to move the ball 80 yards on the game’s opening possession. Ben Roethlisberger’s …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft 3.0: Post-Free Agency Analysis for All 7 Rounds

Unlike last year, March was quiet on the free-agent front for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But enough happened to affect their board for the 2015 NFL draft. The most stunning news of the month came when Jason Worilds retired. James Harrison and Arthur Moats will be back, and the Steelers are waiting for Jarvis Jones to …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Mock Draft 2.0: Post-Combine Analysis for All 7 Rounds

Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is shown on the NFL Network, it’s become a must-see for Pittsburgh Steelers fans suffering the interminable wait until the next meaningful Steelers game. The sight of Steelers scout Mark Gorscak directing the 40-yard dash is the only Steelers fix we’ll get until Roger Goodell announces the team’s first-round …

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Steelers Fans Didn’t Hide Their Love for Dick LeBeau

There’s a place in New York City where dozens of people, men and women both, proclaim their love for Dick on Sunday afternoons in the fall. The patrons at Hibernia, a Steelers bar in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan, shouted “We love Dick! We love Dick! We love Dick!” in unison whenever Steelers defensive coordinator …

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Bengals vs. Steelers: Showdown for AFC North Title Revives Rivalry

The rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals hasn’t always burned with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Unlike the feud between the Steelers and Ravens, which is calibrated almost point for point, the balance of power between the Steelers and Bengals often has leaned Pittsburgh’s way, so the matchups haven’t always been …

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Are the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Following in the Footsteps of Their Most Recent Championship Team?

The boos rained down at Heinz Field on Monday night. Coming off an ugly road loss, the Pittsburgh Steelers were down by two scores and the season seemed to be heading in the wrong direction. Then No. 10 caught a touchdown pass to cut the Steelers’ deficit to a field goal and the Steelers took …

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7 Pittsburgh Steelers Seasons That Were Like ‘Sopranos’ Seasons (Part 1 of 2)

Fans of “The Sopranos” were stunned this week by the death of James Gandolfini, who played mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO TV series. “The Sopranos” last aired six years ago this month, but Gandolfini’s passing brought the show back to mind and prompted fans to dust off their Sopranos DVDs and watch a …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Defense

When it’s all said and done, exactly how well did the defense play this last season? How well did DC Dick Le Beau and his staff handle the ups and downs, the pressure of stopping NFL offenses. The strict statistician in me wants to point to the numbers and say, “They did just fine.” But, …

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Cutting James Harrison Was the Wrong Move for the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers got worse on Saturday, and they weren’t that good to begin with. The Steelers released James Harrison, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and that was a mistake. NFL games are not won or lost in March, but right now it’s hard to feel good about the Steelers’ chances of improving on their …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Linebackers

For the Steelers’ defense, the rubber has always met the road with the play of the linebackers. There is a great, grand tradition of linebacker play in the Steel City, dating back to Jack Lambert and Jack Ham; through Levon Kirkland, Greg Lloyd, and Kevin Greene; to Joey Porter and James Harrison. Linebacker play has …

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