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Steelers Modern-Era Team: Defensive Line

You probably know the drill by now. Bob Labriola has been unveiling his Modern-Era team, the best Pittsburgh Steelers from 1992 to today. His list today centers around the defensive line. We’ll post his selections with explanations with some reaction to follow. Defensive End: Aaron Smith – “Aaron Smith gets the nod at one of the […] Steelers Modern-Era Team...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Steel City Blitz All-Modern-Era Steelers Team: Defense

Today we continue our All-Modern-Era Steelers team with the defensive side of the ball. This one was a little harder to choose than the offense. Check those picks out here. Again, these are Steelers that contributed after 1992. DE: Aaron Smith (1999-2011)1X Pro Bowler; 2X Superbowl Champ It’s really a shame Aaron Smith only made 1 pro bowl. Despite that, he was named to Sports...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Retooling the Pittsburgh Steelers defense

Following the Baltimore Ravens dismantling of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season opener, former NFL Media’s Warren Sapp called the Steelers defense “old and slow.” Despite Sapp’s claim, the Steelers finished 2011 ranked first in the NFL in total defense, and accomplished the same feat again in 2012. In the past few seasons, many have referred to the Steelers using Sapp’s...
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Learning Lessons From Second Half Surge Last Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had more than their fair share of years recently that could be divided just about right down the middle between good and bad. This started in 2009, when they once again got off to a 6-2 start. But injuries to key players such as Troy Polamalu and Aaron Smith, and a […] Steelers Learning Lessons From Second Half Surge Last Season is a post from: Steelers...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Thrives On Pressure To Become Next Aaron Smith

Early last week, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell said rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt reminds him some of a young Aaron Smith. Tuitt was asked Wednesday about that comparison and he said he knows all about Smith and what he meant to the Steelers organization. “Since I got here, I got a chance […] Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Thrives On Pressure...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers John Mitchell On Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt: ‘I Think He’s A Young Aaron Smith’

Through the first six OTA practices, there haven’t been too many media reports about rookie Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt. The lack of reports, however, mean nothing, as the only thing that really matters is what the coaches think of the Notre Dame product. So far, it sounds like defensive line coach John Mitchell […] Steelers John Mitchell On Rookie DE Stephon...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Pittsburgh Steeler earns the honor of best defensive end in team history?

We have now come to defense, and when talking about the greatest Steelers defenders of all time, things can get complicated. What, with nearly every position having all-time greats it’s hard to narrow it down to just one person. With that being said, defensive end does have one clear winner—maybe. The greatest defensive end ever drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers is: L.C. Greenwood...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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