Steelers defense might actually be worse in 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was supposed to take a step forward this year. It wasn’t expected to be anything like the feared defenses of Steelers past, but the hope was for early-round draft picks in recent years to come of age and make the unit serviceable. Instead, this defense is looking worse after Saturday’s 43-19 preseason loss at Buffalo. The Steelers were 27th...
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NFL Notes: Bill Cowher, Buccaneers, Falcons, & Redskins

Bill Cowher CBS analyst Bill Cowher tells Bob Glauber of Newsday that despite annual interest from NFL teams inquiring about him returning to the sidelines, he’s content working in television. “I’ve been blessed to have had opportunities to come back pretty much every year, but I really, really love working at CBS,” Cowher said. “It starts at the ... ...
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Kate Upton’s Poncho, Bill Cowher’s Summer Vacation & Bilzerian Shooting Plates

  You think 5-12 years in jail will rehabilitate Subway Jared? Do a Google search for how long marijuana growers...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Renaming the Cleveland Browns quarterback position

What’s in a name, anyway?1 As an aspiring wordsmith, much of my existence is spent deciding when to emphasize that question and when to suppress it; when to answer it and when to ignore it. Words are the elements through which I express myself — my fingers nimbly tapping words across the keys of my board is the less macho equivalent of the hammer striking metal on anvil. Without...
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Bill Cowher reflects on Steelers training camp in Latrobe

Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher has nothing but sweet memories of late July and the month of August during his time as skipper. The team is about is take part in the 50th camp at the location in Latrobe, about 40 miles outside of Pittsburgh. “Training camp at Saint Vincent in Latrobe was special,” Cowher said, via the team's official website. “It might...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Steelers’ WR Randle El Has New Calling In Life

When head coach Bill Cowher was hired by the Steelers in 1992, he made a vow to owner Dan Rooney that he would bring that elusive “one for the thumb” back to the Steel City. Even though the wait was long at 14 years, he delivered as promised, as his Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks […] Ex-Steelers’ WR Randle El Has New Calling In Life is a post from: The post Ex...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Recent First Round History Shows Draft Picks Failing To Reach Second Contract

For whatever chatter may arise now and then about the supposed decline in the quality of drafting from Kevin Colbert under Mike Tomlin, in comparison to the era under his predecessor, Bill Cowher, the one constant praise has always been that he has never delivered a first-round bust. In fact, a good majority of his […] Recent First Round History Shows Draft Picks Failing To Reach...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers fans briefly preferred Duce Staley over 'The Bus'

There’s no question the relationship between Steelers fans and Jerome Bettis, the legendary running back who will be inducted into Pro Football’s Hall of Fame next month, was one that was made in Heaven. With his rotund physique and propensity for running over opponents that earned him the perfect nickname: “The Bus,” Bettis personified what Steelers fans loved in their...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss


Among my peers it has long since been argued the importance of the preseason. Recently the NFL discussed trimming it down to two games. While I believe this was more a monetary move to create an 18 game season, the price would then be paid by the fringe players fighting to make the 53. In 2003 Bill Cowher decided to run the Tommy Gun offense. While this might have seemed like a good...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Cowher on Jerome Bettis’ Induction Into HOF

Several Pittsburgh Steelers have weighed in on running back Jerome Bettis’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former head coach Bill Cowher joined that group today, talking to’s Teresa Varley about The Bus. “You look at what he has done over a period of time, how great he was. He was meant […] Bill Cowher on Jerome Bettis’ Induction Into HOF is...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New Steelers DC Keith Butler Explains Why He Turned Down Previous Coaching Jobs

New Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler has been part of the organization since 2003 when he was hired by former head coach Bill Cowher to be the team’s linebackers coach. While he’s had several opportunities over the years to leave Pittsburgh to be a defensive coordinator with other teams, he decided to stay instead […] New Steelers DC Keith Butler Explains...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

OTAs A Bigger Deal In Today’s NFL

There was a time when Organized Team Activities really didn’t mean all that much. According to Bob Labriola, in fact, there was a time when it was a regular occurrence that head coaches wouldn’t even watch the entirety of the practices. Reflecting on Bill Cowher’s tenure as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach after moving into […] OTAs A Bigger Deal In Today’s NFL is...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sports powers unite: Cowher's daughter, Lakers forward have baby

Bill Cowher has been called plenty of things in his life, "Coach" and "The Chin" most famous among them (and probably plenty of words we can’t list on this site, as well). But now he has a new nickname: Grandpa. And he’s a Laker Grandpa. Cowher’s daughter Lindsay last August married former Duke star and current Lakers forward Ryan Kelly. On Wednesday, Kelly posted this to Instagram...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Yinzing In Free Agency with Duce Staley

NFL free agency starts tomorrow and what better way to kick off the signing period than by commemorating one of the mediocre signings the Steelers had. Duce Staley was a stud on the Eagles when healthy. He ran like a bowling ball and was a good receiver out of the backfield. That sort of combo made his signing in Pittsburgh very tantalizing, especially when teamed up with an even...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

History Says the Steelers Will Not Choose a Corner in the First Round

Remember that feeling you had last year when the Steelers were on the clock in the first round of the NFL Draft? Like you, I was pretty confident the pick was going to be a cornerback. As the Commissioner approached the podium I had resigned myself to the fact that Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard would be the pick. Here we are nine months later and still, the Steelers have yet...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bill Cowher, Chargers, Cowboys, Jets, Rams

Bill Cowher Former Steelers HC Bill Cowher said during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he won’t be coaching next year. “It does get your blood going, but no I’m in a really good place,” Cowher said. “I really enjoy my job with CBS. “It’s good. I’m in a good place. You’re not going to see me on the sidelines. I enjoy it, you miss it, but not enough to...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Accorsi Factor: Chicago Bears Coaching Options You Must Watch

With the GM search off and running, it’s also important to consider the next level of a critical hiring process for the Chicago Bears at head coach.  Ernie Accorsi, their new consultant has had plenty of experience in this avenue and had a number of hits during his times as general manager. With that in mind, here are a few names he could point the team towards based on his own...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers AFC North Title a Testament to Mike Tomlin

Bill Cowher, the Steelers former legendary head coach who guided his teams to 10 playoff appearances, two trips to the Super Bowl and one Lombardi trophy, also had to deal with some adversity during his storied 15-year career in Pittsburgh. For example, after going to the playoffs in his first six years after taking over for Chuck Noll in 1992, his teams went a combined 22-36 from...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The AA Sunday Studio Spectacular: Thursday Night Football Pregames

As we wrap up Week 16 in the 2014 National Football League season, we move the pair of Thursday Night Football pregame shows, NFL Total Access Kickoff and Thursday Night Kickoff. CBS and NFL Network produce the programs in advance of each Thursday Night Football game. With 14 Thursday night games from Weeks 2 through 12 and 14 through 16, then two Saturday night games, the two networks...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What Makes a Good NFL Coach?

It’s an age old question asked as long as we’ve been fans of the game, and the reason we ask the question, is because there is no concrete answer. When John McKay was McKay had fans wondering if his college offense (i formation) could work in the NFL. brought to Tampa Bay with his 4 national championships, he was like Nick Saban, a dominating college force. During the Bucs...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Cowher dropped a 'Window Thrower' on CBS NFL yesterday

One day, after all these years, CBS will let us in that big, on-going joke that causes anchor James Brown, Boomer Esiason and all of CBS’ NFL studio show panelists to regularly emit belly laughs over what strikes viewers as nothing particularly funny. Yesterday was that day. Coach Bill Cowher dropped a 'Window Thrower' on a nation.Which begs the question, "Was Willie Thrower a...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL on CBS Quotage for Week 9 of the 2014 Season

After providing the NFL Network quotage, let’s post the notes and quotes from CBS’ dynamic duo of pregame programs. Also, we note that the SEC on CBS game which was the game formerly known as “The World’s Biggest Cocktail Party,” Georgia vs. Florida at Jacksonville, FL received a 4 rating with an 8 share making it the highest-rated college football game of the day. NEWS...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Haps – 10/22: WAGs Of The World Series, Bill Cowher Drafts VS. Mike Tomlin Drafts

What’s The Haps for October 22nd? The World Series gets it’s WAG on, Mike Tomlin’s draft skills are compared to Bill Cowher’s, Jack Nicklaus defends Jameis, and more. The Links - WAGs of the World Series: Hottest Wives & Girlfriends of the Royals & Giants I’m not going to lie. I paid more attention to [&hellip No visits yet The post The Haps – 10/22: WAGs...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin: Comments Made By Bill Cowher, Hines Ward Merely ‘Elevator Music’

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers embarrassing 31-10 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns, former head coach Bill Cowher and ex-wide receiver Hines Ward both made some strong statements regarding the toughness of the current team. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about Cowher and Ward’s comments and his response was straight […] ...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Could Raiders move to Los Angeles as soon as 2015?

The Oakland Raiders stadium saga continues… In the seemingly never ending stream of rumors surrounding the future of the Raiders, it is hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction. One month the Raiders are moving to Los Angeles, the next month to San Antonio, the next month they have the groundwork of a deal in Oakland and now they are back to being moved to Los Angeles...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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