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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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The Pittsburgh Steelers Need James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley To Show Up The Rest Of The Season

Through the first 13 weeks of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the NFL’s number one ranked defense and are number one against the pass and five against the run. You would think that the team with the league’s number one ranked defense would have one of the top records or at least be leading …

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Steelers-Ravens; The Three Keys for Both Teams on Sunday Night

The game of football and especially at the professional level is about match-ups and being able to take advantage of them. Both the Steelers and Ravens have been scheming all week on how to take advantage of each other’s weaknesses. Rarely does a game seem so simple in terms of those match-ups than this one …

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Ravens-Steelers Will Boil Down to the Defenses

By now you know that Ben Roethlisberger is not going to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens or anytime in the near future for that matter. Antonio Brown is still on the shelf as is Marcus Gilbert. Amazingly, their absences might actually place more emphasis on the defenses for Sunday Night’s match-up. The Ravens and …

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Steelers’ Ryan Clark, and others, are likely on NFL watchlists

If there’s one thing you set your clock to every NFL season, it’s the Steelers being at the forefront of some type of controversy with the league. Usually it’s the defense and one of the more common names that comes to mind is safety Ryan Clark. It’s not that Clark goes looking for trouble (at …

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Travel changes for Steelers could affect game performance early on

NFL teams, and really I think most sports teams are creatures of habit. You hear all the time about coaches and players preferring to stay in a routine during the week whenever possible. When confronted with a unique situation they’ll downplay the change whenever possible but still, players are human too and have to adjust. …

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