Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/17/12
The Dallas Cowboys. The Baltimore Ravens. The Cincinnati Bengals. These are some of the past and present rivals of the Pittsburgh Steelers. One thing that Steelers fans pride themselves in when talking trash to fans from these cities is the rap sheets of their players. Steeler fans were always allowed to do this because they were different. Their players were held to a higher standard. We didn't need to worry about those problems. And that was referred to as the "Steeler Way." Now while the Steelers aren't signing convicted murderers off of the street, the higher standard that they once held their players to no longer exists. Prior to Monday morning, most fans (even Steeler fans) had absolutely no idea who Alameda Ta'amu was. He is a rookie defensive tackle that the Steelers drafted in the fourth round hoping that he would one day develop into a replacement for the aging Casey Hampton. He struggled in training camp and was beaten convincingly for the backup spot by Steve McLendon but those
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