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Steelers’ Polamalu and Woodley injuries all too familiar

Troy Polamalu reinjures right calf vs the Eagles - Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated

The Steelers get a big win on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field as they defeated the their intrastate rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, 16-14. That’s the good news! They did what they had to do, finding a way to win and get to 2-2 on the year. Now for the bad news; those all too familiar …

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Steelers defense has no answer for Peyton Manning in 2nd half; losing opener 31-19

If you talked to virtually anybody outside of Pittsburgh, and even many Steeler fans, this one was going to be an easy win for the Broncos. Peyton Manning was back, the Steelers would be without James Harrison and Ryan Clark, insert any other reason you wish. While the Steelers did manage to keep it close …

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On the Steelers; 10-6 Just Seems Right This Season

What kind of writer, blogger or so-called ‘expert’ would I be if I didn’t tell you my thoughts on how the Pittsburgh Steelers will fare this year and why? Normally, I really hate these types of pieces because it’s just so hard to see what the future holds especially as it pertains to injuries, team …

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The 3-4 Defense Has Been Historically Good Against Manning

It’s impossible to measure a guy’s success based on one game or even a handful of games over a career in the National Football League, but it’s hard not to notice the success, or lack thereof, by Denver Broncos’ QB Peyton Manning against the 3-4 defense. It really is impossible because Manning has had good …

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Steelers defense faces tough challenge in Denver

The Pittsburgh Steelers need only look back to this past January as a reminder of what can happen when you don’t take care of business when you have the chance. Now it’s a new season, a new QB in Denver and a Steelers defense that has some new faces but the task remains the same, …

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Steelers Linebackers: Normally a strength but now a concern?

When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense the first thing that always comes to mind is Linebackers. Heck, when you think of them period, Linebackers are at or near the top of your thoughts. The Steelers have been nothing short of legendary since the 70′s at this position. They always seem to find a …

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SteelDad’s Rants and Slants; Version 6.0

Rants and Slants is SteelDad’s personal, weekly look at goings-on around the league and in the world in general. A ‘heavy’ emphasis is still on the Steelers however…. Kicking Off What an amazing and well-needed gesture by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ LaMarr Woodley who donated $60,000 to his former hometown school district. As you may know, Woodely …

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If Harrison misses time with knee, who are the options?

With the recent news that James Harrison may need another knee surgery prior to the regular season opener, the ‘minds that be’ including my own are swirling with questions. That news was confirmed today as he was in Pittsburgh to have a minor arthroscopic procedure done. The surgery was successful according to his agent, Bill …

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2012 Steelers training camp update: August 2, Replacement officials visit

Replacement officials visit Steelers training camp on Thursday

A mostly sunny day at St Vincent as the Steelers continue developing their squad for the regular season. The first preseason game is less than a week away, in Philadelphia, so as the days wear on in Latrobe the opportunity to hit someone in a different jersey gets closer and closer. Players always talk about …

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2012 Steelers training camp recap & pics, July 31st, physical battles continue at Latrobe

Big Ben warming up before practice

After getting a mandatory day off each week during training camp, thanks to the new CBA ratified by the players and owners last year, the Steelers are back at it this afternoon with their regular workout open to the public. Thunder & lightening again during the workouts as mother nature refuses to consistently cooperate with …

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