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2011 Offseason: Wide Receivers


It’s been quite awhile since we as fans could say that the Steelers have a definite strong point in all facets at the Wide Receiver position. Sure we’ve had Hines Ward for a long time now, a rock solid target for Ben and one of the best ever at his position.  A couple years ago …

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Franchise & Transition Tag Resource

Courtesy of , a good general reference page breaking down what each tag means and how players are compensated when being tagged.   Also do yourself a favor and follow the NFL Labor blog and Twitter for up to date info on the Labor Talks and CBA details. A franchise player is a designated restricted …

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Deadline approaching for teams to use their tags

This is the perfect, simple (relatively speaking), explanation that goes into teams deciding on whether to use their franchise and transition tags available in this uncapped year.  Courtesy of This is the safest way for teams to keep their top priority players on any given offseason.  It comes at a hefty price tag though …

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2011 Steelers Offseason: Quarterbacks & Runningbacks

Next up in our look at the Steelers this offseason heading towards the draft, is the QB’s and RB’s.  These 2 positions are pretty set overall as far as starters go but there could be some changes with the depth here. Ben Roethlisberger: The unquestioned starter returned after his 4 game suspension to help lead …

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Steelers & NFL win suit against Turtle Creek

Did this company really think they could get away with this?  For all the crap we give the NFL front offices these days, you have to give them credit for protecting their own interests.  Who would want “knock off” Steelers gear anyways? ====== Steelers win ruling against knock-off product seller Friday, February 18, 2011 By …

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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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