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Jeff Saturday talks about why the players decertified

Good video from NFL Network with Colts Center Jeff Saturday and Rich Eisen, as they discuss the reasons the NFL Players decided to decertify. I must say that Saturday does make some valid points, however as you’ll see, Rich asks him several times why they didn’t give it a few more days to try to …

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The players are still united, but are the fans?

Is this lockout starting leave a sour taste in your mouth yet? I know it is for me, but it’s still “ok” for right now because the draft isn’t here yet. Once that hits and we continue down this current path, things will go downhill at a more rapid pace. When I say it’s “ok”, …

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Players issue lengthy response to NFL commissioner

The Players Respond March 19th, 2011 The players respond to the letter NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent to all NFL players on March 17. March 19, 2011 Roger Goodell Commissioner National Football League 280 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017 Dear Roger: This responds to the letter you sent to all NFL players on March …

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Hines Ward & Kym Johnson rehearsal for Dancing with the Stars


Dancing with the Stars 2 hr. season premier on Monday, March 21 on ABC.  Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will be one of many well known celebrities this season. Here is a video of Ward rehearsing with professional partner Kym Johnson. Steeler Nation is with you Hines!!!             [youtube][/youtube]

Goodell sends email to all NFL players


  Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote NFL players Thursday, outlining the league’s last proposal to the union and cautioning that “each passing day puts our game and our shared economics further at risk.” Goodell ended the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, by telling players: “I hope you will encourage your …

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NFL fines for “illegal hits” in 2011


So we all know the entire implementation of the fines and threats of suspensions for “illegal” hits in the NFL in 2010 was the biggest joke on the planet. James Harrison gets nailed for a total of $125,000 in fines over the season, and plenty of others were hit with fines of 15, 20, 25K, …

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The lockout, the draft; and what happens next?

  The main thing to keep in mind during this lockout period as we head to the draft is that regardless of what happens there will still be a draft. There will always be an NFL draft even if there is no CBA and the players are locked out. Teams cannot sign any players once …

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Reasons the players left the deal on the table

March 11th, 2011 Issues which prevented a new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement from being reached: The NFL demanded a multi-billion dollar giveback and refused to provide any legitimate financial information to justify it. The NFL’s offer on March 7 to give the NFLPA a single sheet of numbers was NOT financial disclosure. The players’ …

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Blitzburgh Radio Podcast: 3/8/2011


Blitzburgh Radio Podcast 9:  Steeldad and BlitzburghRockCity cover the latest Steelers news as the offseason moves forward towards the 2011 NFL Draft in April.  Topics covered include Lamarr Woodley franchise Tag, Ike Taylor, Willie Colon, William Gay, Matt Spaeth, and Tony Hills.  We also talked some CBA and how that affects player signings and what …

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If you are Carnell Lake, what’s the first thing you do?


Let’s say for the sake of conversation that you are Carnell Lake, you’ve just been hired on as the new Secondary coach. Mike Tomlin approaches you in a meeting with Dick Lebeau and says, ok how are you going to fix our secondary? What do you offer as suggestions? If I am Lake the first …

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