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Steelers Re-Sign Darrius Heyward-Bey For Some Reason

The Steelers have announced a one-year contract agreement with Darrius “Oh I forgot about him, did he play last year?” Heyward-Bey. Behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, and Martavis Bryant, DHB figures to only really play on special teams. But you have a 6″2′ guy, known more for his speed than his hands, and the Steelers are really hurting for depth at cornerback… I...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Re-Sign James Harrison- What Does It Mean?

It looks like James Harrison will be finishing his career in black and gold for sure this time. Announced Sunday afternoon was the signing of the 37-year-old linebacker to a two-year contact. There are a couple of takeaways here. First: The Steelers are completely barren at outside linebacker. Sunday morning, the depth chart consisted of Arthur Moats, Jarvis Jones, and an old Greg...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova and Notre Dame Highlight NCAA Tourney Openers in Pittsburgh

The Consol Energy Center will be a host for the first and second rounds of both the Midwest and East regions of the NCAA Tournament, and included in the six games that will be played there is the No. 1 seed Villanova Wildcats. According to SeatSmart.com, the first session of NCAA Tournament tickets with Villanova, Lafayette, NC State and LSU have an average ticket price of $200.92...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Finally Extend Ben Roethlisberger

The Steelers have locked up their franchise quarterback through the 2019 season, per everyone on the internet and I’m not going to bother linking a source. After questionably handing all the money to Marcus Gilbert and Cortez Allen last summer, the Steelers did right by the team’s most important player and gave him the chance to play out the rest of his career in black and gold...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Worilds Retires at 27

File this one under “Well, that was unexpected.” Astute readers (all three of you!) may notice that I haven’t written anything since Dick LeBeau departed the Steelers. Part of that is because it’s been difficult to enjoy football lately. The bad guys won the Super Bowl, the Steelers look ready to dismantle their entire veteran core, and the National Football League Of Entitled...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins at Penguins Most Expensive Game This Week at Consol Energy Center

The Consol Energy Center is not only home to the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, it also features some of the top performing talent to come through the Steel City. The premiere concert venue in the city of Pittsburgh often plays host to some of the nation’s biggest musical, comedy and performing arts acts. Here’s a highlight of the schedule for Consol Energy Center this week with...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau to Leave Steelers

Dick LeBeau out as defensive coordinator. Says he and #Steelers have agreed to mutually part ways: “Time to go in a different direction.” — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 10, 2015 Some breaking news in Steeler Nation. Apparently Dick LeBeau is out as defensive coordinator, in what is being called a mutual decision. According to the Urbana Daily Citizen, LeBeau is resigning...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Combating Post-Playoff Ennui

Easily the most pretentious blog title I’ve written so far. You may have heard, but the Steelers were eliminated from the postseason last week. I haven’t talked about it here yet, firstly because it’s always a good idea to give it some time before reflecting on the end of a season, and secondly because this week has served almost as a reprieve from football. Yes, we all love...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers fans can enjoy regular season prices for a playoff tilt with rival Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Steelers just won the AFC North a week ago and now they have to turn back around and prove they deserved the division crown. They get to start the 2014 NFL Playoffs at Heinz Field, but they immediately have to defend their title against the division rival Baltimore Ravens, who will be out to prove they were the best team out of the division. That won’t be easy to...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Save Us, Ben Tate!

This is Ben Tate. After a hard-fought season, the Pittsburgh Steelers may enter January depending on him for half of their offense. That is… less than ideal. There are two things I know for sure about running backs: You can find a serviceable one anywhere, and special ones are very hard to find. Le’Veon Bell is a special running back. While many backs can be a product of their...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

We were wrong about this team. We were all wrong, in the best way. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the AFC North champions with an 11-5 record. They will host the rival Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night at Heinz Field. I think that means the regular season was… entirely successful. Huh. Really didn’t see that one coming. FIRST QUARTER Ben has the runs, but Mike Tomlin’s mother...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Going Back To The Dance. STEELERS WIN

Heppy Decemberween, Steeler Nation. The recap is late, but it’s been a big week for all of us, off the field, so to speak. FIRST QUARTER James Brown: “Not the coldest day ever, but not the warmest either.” Wow, thanks for that analysis. The Steelers get the ball first and start with some junk field position at their own 15. The first play of the game is some old Tom-Landry...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Climbing The Ranks. STEELERS WIN.

Does anyone else feel weird about liking this team? They had us primed early in the season for a phenomenally bad year, but a couple months later they control their own destiny en route to the playoffs. I’m still starting to come to terms with the idea that the 2014 Steelers can be competitive, and they’re 9-5. 9-5 is a good pace in the AFC this year. As for the Atlanta Falcons...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers travel to Atlanta to take on the Birds

It’s not every week that two NFL teams from different conferences fight to stay alive in the race for their division title. When the Pittsburgh Steelers head to the Georgia Dome to take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15 that is exactly what will be happening. Despite being just 5-8, the Falcons rest calmly atop a battered NFC South and welcome the Steelers with every intention...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls; It Tolls For The Bengals. STEELERS WIN

We really have no idea what to expect every week. The Steelers were a middling team before Ben Roethlisberger let loose on Indianapolis and Baltimore, then fell back to this mortal plane against the New York Jets. A few up-and-down games later, Big Ben still looks imperfect, but no problem: The Steelers still have Le’Veon Bell. It is not outlandish to say that Bell is the best...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Check to see where the Steelers fall in best selling NFL jerseys

Lids recently published the top 10 best-selling NFL jerseys by player and team for the 2014 NFL season. It’s no surprise that Peyton Manning top the list of best-selling player jerseys. The Broncos great is one of six quarterbacks in the top 10, joined by Colin Kaepernick (2nd), Russell Wilson (3rd), Johnny Manziel (4th), Tom Brady (5th), and Andrew Luck (8th). Two wide receivers...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Should The Steelers Sign Ray Rice?

Okay, so Le’Veon Bell is essentially the only running back the Steelers have who’s worth anything. Dri Archer is… not a running back, and Josh Harris exists but that’s about as far as it goes. Halfback is a position that demands depth. Ben Roethlisberger already voiced his concerns that Bell is going to hit a wall, but if the team wants to have a consistent running game,...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Steelers Have To Be Perfect To Win

I don’t normally buy into the platitudes Mike Tomlin serves in his postgame press conferences. In my opinion, Tomlin is great at using a lot of words to say exactly nothing. In fairness, that’s a handy ability to have when part of your job is talk to the media as often as he does. However, this weekend after the Steelers lost to the New Orleans Saints, Tomlin made a point about...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers prepare for high powered Saints offense on Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers return from their bye-week to an inter-conference matchup versus the New Orleans Saints. Pittsburgh, coming off a 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans, is 7-4 on the season. They have had some monstrous wins and some terrible losses. Pittsburgh has beaten teams like the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens by scoring 51 points. However, they...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Everyone Practices!

It hasn’t been a great season for the defense. An already-shaky unit only faced more adversity as players they rely on left with injury, one after another. The team’s last two first round picks, linebackers Jarvis Jones and Ryan Shazier, have missed most of the season. Troy Polamalu, the ever-present former superhero, has been replaced by Will Allen, who might as well be his...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

News: Football Player Is A Stupid Hypocrite

Mike Mitchell isn’t great at football. He isn’t the worst free safety in the league, but his salary is above average and his play is below average. Many of us have noticed that discrepancy and aren’t very impressed with the Steelers’ big free agent signing. It’s one thing to be overpaid. It’s another thing to celebrate your own mediocrity, as Mitchell often does when...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount is a Huge Baby

Quick note before I get to work on the game recap. LeGarrette Blount bailed on the team last night in Tennessee. On a night when the running game was infallible, Le’Veon Bell was having a career night charging up the middle, over and around defenders and generally willing the Steelers to win. Well apparently that isn’t good enough for LeGarrette Blount, who, according to Ed...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Back On Schedule. STEELERS LOSE

We had to know it was too good to be true. Ben Roethlisberger was playing video games on opposing defenses and the Steelers were rising through the ranks in the NFL. And then Mike Tomlin’s squad went on the road to play a 1-8 team, and we should know what to expect by now. The Steelers fell flat against a punch line of an organization led by a coach everyone forgot about and the...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Keep It Rollin’. STEELERS WIN

Don’t look now, but the Steelers are one of the better teams in football. When they lost to Cleveland and won unconvincingly in Jacksonville, we all looked at that Houston-Indianapolis-Baltimore homestand and figured we should start checking out who’s lighting it up in the NCAA. And over those three games, the Steelers scored 124 points. Todd Haley and his offense are bulletproof...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Killer Bees. STEELERS WIN

You want to complain about Todd Haley this week? You can’t. Bruce Arians never put up 51 points. Okay, take away that pick-6 by William Gay. Arians never put up 42, either. His offenses maxed out at 41 points, and Ken Whisenhunt put up 45 in 2006. I’m not going to bother going back to look at how many of those points came on defense or special teams, but the point remains the...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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