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How deep will the Steelers wallet be for Linebackers?

Woodley now has been franchised, which means he gets the average of the top 5 players salary at his position.  Right around 10 million or so at this point.  In 2009, James Harrison was rewarded with a new deal worth over 51 million.  Following his 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors it was …

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Woodley gets the tag


The Steelers front office pulled the trigger on what we’ve been speculating on since the season ended, designating Outside Linebacker Lamarr Woodley as the teams 2011 Franchise player.  The only other possible candidate would have been Ike Taylor, who is also a free agent or would be under normal CBA circumstances.  Tagging Woodley allows the …

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Time for the beard to go


Our friends over at are spreading the word that everybody’s favorite mountain man has made arrangements to shave off his beard!  “Shear The Beard” is going to be a big event with all the proceeds going to charity.  For more information on this event happening on the South Side in Pittsburgh, and how to …

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Blitzburgh Radio – Steeler free agents & offseason possibilities

Blitzburgh Radio Podcast #8 was just finished up this evening and is now up for everyone to check out.  BlitzburghRockCity and Steeldad talk about the Steeler free agents and go over each position as we look forward to the offseason possibilities.  Much is still clouded with the CBA status right now but overall the Steelers …

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2011 Steelers Offseason: Defensive Line


The Steelers 2010 Defensive Line was not the youngest group in the world but they were stellar all year long.  In 2009 when they were without Aaron Smith (and Polamalu who also is big in run support) for most of the year, and they struggled at times. They still finished in the top 10 in …

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Lebeau will return to the Steelers in 2011

“I’m not coaching anywhere but here,” LeBeau said Tuesday after returning from four days off to start getting ready for the NFL combine that begins Feb. 23 in Indianapolis. “This is the only place I will coach, so long as they want me,” LeBeau said. Gerry Dulac broke the news today that Defensive Coordinator Dick …

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Unusual offseason for the Steelers

The Steelers have always used the same business practices each and every year when it comes to the offseason and deciding who to sign, for how long, and how much.  Teams all around the sports world try to emulate what the Rooney’s do, and with good reason. Who can argue with 6 Super Bowl Trophies …

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Steeler Nation does not waiver

Being a Steeler fan is not something that is taken lightly. We aren’t fans because it’s cool, convenient, or hip. We don’t cheer for the black ‘n gold just because they win, or because everybody else does it. We don’t jump off the bandwagon when they lose. We don’t stop wearing our jerseys just because …

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Legursky or Pouncey; do you change your approach?


Rumors are flying that Pouncey will miss the Super Bowl; if that holds up then of course Doug Legursky will get the start. Incidentally despite all the media telling us that Pouncey won’t play, I’ve said it a hundred since the injury…you don’t rule out Pouncey until Tomlin says so. That begs the question, if …

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Road to Dallas: No substitute for experience

Super Bowl XLIII Football

One of the talking points every year during the 2 week epic, mind blowing, hype leading up the Super Bowl is, who has more experience and how much does it really help. Analysts break it down on their shows, fans talk about it on message boards and by the water cooler at work. Does the …

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