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Steelers and Raiders Renew One of the Great Football Rivalries

In the 1970′s, the term ‘parity’ didn’t mean much in the National Football League. You were either a good team or you were a bad team and there were very few that would actually fall in the middle. In the American Football Conference, there were basically three teams; the Miami Dolphins, the Oakland Raiders and …

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Onward Steelers; Three Keys to Victory in Oakland

Each week I try to lay out three important keys to a Steelers’ win whether here at steeleraddicts.com, or on the BlitzburghRadio podcast or on the radio with Trib-Live. In actuality, I could probably pick seven or eight things each week, but for the sake of time and my own sanity I go with three. …

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Onward Steelers; Foote Getting the Job Done

Coming into the 2012 season, anytime the name Larry Foote was mentioned, it was typically followed by the ‘replacement for James Farrior the all-pro linebacker who has now retired.’ I don’t know about you, but I think I would get tired of this after awhile and that’s no knock on Potsie who had an outstanding …

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Onward Steelers; Rainey’s Utilization Will Increase With Experience

Chris Rainey made his NFL debut Sunday night and left much to be desired but I certainly don’t blame him or anyone else for that matter. The Steelers gave him the ball on a traditional running play and another where misdirection was the key and resulted in a seven yard gain. His only reception was …

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Steelers go with 4 Wide Receivers, 3 Quarterbacks in final roster cuts

Final cutdowns for all NFL teams were due by 9pm EST on Friday. The Steelers spent the day going over all the possibilities before announcing their cuts this afternoon. Among the interesting moves, they will go with 4 WR’s and 3 QB’s. There was wide speculation that they may go with 5 receivers but David …

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Harrison, Worilds Off the PUP List

Outside linebackers James Harrison and his back-up Jason Worilds were activated from the PUP list according to the Steelers. Harrison was quoted today as saying he knows he will be ready for the season opener in Denver. The main issue for Harrison has been his knee while Worilds has been fighting get healthy from surgery …

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SteelDad’s Rants and Slants Version 7.0

Kicking Off ‘Very surprised’ is the best way I can say it after learning of the firing of Steelers Special Teams Coach Al Everest. I suppose there is much more to the story than we may ever know but the guy took a unit that was pretty awful and turned it into one that didn’t …

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Kicking Game Far From Settled in Steelers’ Preseason

If you’re like most casual fans you completely ignore the importance of special teams when it comes to the game of football. If you’re one of those rabid, obsessed fans or a coach then you know how crucial special teams can be in the outcome of a game, especially at the professional level. For the …

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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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Steelers’ offense a work in progress following loss to Eagles

The first preseason game of the 2012 National Football League season is in the books and while no one will remember the 24-23 score of the Philly win over the Steelers, there is a lot to take from the game and I’m focusing on the offense. New offensive coordinator Todd Haley unveiled his new scheme …

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