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Troy Smith experiment comes to an end; released by the Steelers

There was some buzz around Steeler Nation earlier this year when the Steelers signed journeyman QB Troy Smith to a reserve contract. That short lived experiment though came to an abrupt half on Monday as the team announced that they released him.  Smith signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 20, 2012. Prior to joining the Steelers, Smith spent time with the...
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June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

SteelDad’s Rant and Slants; The Premiere!

At steeleraddicts.com, it is our hope that we are always bringing something informative, thought-provoking and fun to you the reader when it comes to our Steelers. Keeping those same thoughts in mind, I’m really excited to bring a weekly look around the league to you. These are my thoughts and opinions of the National Football League’s comings and goings. I expect this to grow...
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June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers fan view: Something every AFC North fan has in common

I was reading some stories lately, written by fan sites of rival teams. I do that periodically in the offseason just to keep up with the rival population and how they view not only their team but also our beloved Steelers. During the regular season we also do a weekly feature, “behind enemy lines” where we link to the opponent that week to get an idea of what they think about...
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June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Black Gold and Silver (Lombardi Baby!) – A Steelers fan anthem

One of the fun things we do here on SteelerAddicts, and trust me we always have fun, is to team up with unique individuals or groups that offer a different side of being a part of the SteelerNation. One of those such opportunities recently came down for us and we jumped at. One of the cool parts about being a Steeler fan is all the history behind the great fight songs and Steelers...
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June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast with Chuck Finder, CBS Sports

We welcome returning guest and good friend of SteelerAddicts, Chuck Finder of CBS Sports. Chuck does the CBS Rapid Reports, covering the team all year long. Chuck always has great insight on the Steelers and we appreciate his continued support of the show by coming on and talking with us. On this episode we talk about his upcoming book, the Steelers Encyclopedia, the latest on Mike...
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June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Polamalu would encourage his kids to play football

The hot topics around the NFL these days don’t center around position battles, coaching changes, offensive or defensive philosophies near as much as they do when it comes to concussions. Head injuries and player safety in general have turned the national Football League into an ongoing litigation battle league with current and former players. It’s as much of a political grandstanding...
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

What sells and what what doesn’t when writing about the NFL

Writing the Pittsburgh Steelers on a daily a basis can be grueling, fun, intense and mysterious. Anyone who just jumps in and thinks “I can write. This is a piece of cake!” doesn’t have the first clue about what good sports writing or writing in general is all about. I still don’t!! I have found my drive and motivation comes from writing about something I truly love in the...
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June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

On the Steelers; Home games belong in Pittsburgh, not Ireland

Here we go Steelers! Here we go….. To Ireland. In what could only be viewed as a ‘what took so long’ announcement, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Chairman Emeritus Dan Rooney said yesterday that he would like the Steelers to play a regular season game in Ireland. As most of you know, Mr. Rooney was named the ambassador to Ireland by President Barack Obama not long after Obama was elected...
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Ramblings: With Tomlinson retired, will anyone break Smith’s record?

With the recent retirement announcement of former San Diego Charger and New York Jet LaDanian Tomlinson I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone will ever break the career rushing record of Emmitt Smith. At 18,355 total rushing yards, Smith’s record is seemingly out of touch and perhaps in my lifetime it is. Tomlinson was the closest active player before he announced his retirement...
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers offense: Early struggles or early success?

What is the actual expectation of Haley and the offense? What if the Steelers lose the first few games? What if the losses are high scoring games in the 30′s, but the defense gives it away? What happens if they get blown out early as contrasted by low scoring games? The new offense may have a ton of potential but there is also going to be growing pains, to think that there won’t...
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

No extension for Steelers’ Mike Tomlin yet? No problem…

It’s the slow time of the offseason, OTA’s and mini camps are over and many players have scattered until training camp begins on July 25th.  Among all the dissecting of potential offensive philosophies, player personnel, defensive schemes, and what not, one of the hottest topics at this time of year is contracts. Every Steeler fans knows that you don’t often see new deals...
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Steeler Moore joins Arians in Indy

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Mewelde Moore signed with the Indianapolis Colts today. The signing reunites Moore with former Steelers’ offensive coordinator Bruce Arians who now has the same position with Indy. While never a game-changer, Moore did an excellent job in Pittsburgh in his role as a third down specialist. With Baron Batch expected back from his ACL injury and the addition...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers offseason: Turning depth from a negative to a positive

This is the time during the offseason, after you've just finished your OTA's and mini camps, that you go back and study your roster, look at film and see just what kind of team you potentially have. With a 90 man roster limit there's a plethora of bodies to choose from so deciding on a final 53 can be a daunting task. For the Steelers this season they are in some unfamiliar...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers 2012 training camp schedule released

Steelers training camp schedule released Ah yes, it’s time to start making your plans for the annual trek to St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA for Steelers training camp! If that doesn’t get you excited for Steelers football, nothing will! I know personally it’s a yearly event with my daughter to go head out and see the night practice at Latrobe Stadium. Steelers.com released...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Some thoughts On Roethlisberger and Father’s Day

It’s often funny how you grow up with the players you love in the National Football League. Perhaps a better way of saying it is that it’s fun to watch them grow before your eyes year in and year out. When Ben Roethlisberger was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers there was but one thing on the mind of every person in the Steelers Nation...
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June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bradshaw unfortunately correct about direction of football

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw made another one of his routine appearances on the ‘Jay Leno Show’ earlier this week and while his appearances usually come in the way of his folksy humor, the topic suddenly got serious. Leno asked Bradshaw about the concussion issue and without really being prompted, Bradshaw said, “If I had a son today – I would say...
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Cameron Heyward: “I’m just going to do my job”

The 2012 Steelers draft has the potential to go down as one of the most important and best draft classes in the modern era of the team. Two first round caliber offensive lineman in David DeCastro and Mike Adams, an eventual replacement for long time defensive stalwart Casey Hampton, new faces at middle linebacker, and others. On paper it already looks like the most impressive draft...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

On the Steelers; Christmas came early for Kugler

Ask any National Football League position coach and they’ll tell you that draft day can be one filled with extreme highs and extreme lows. If you’re the running backs coach for example and your team doesn’t draft a running back it makes for a long three days. If you’re the offensive line coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers then you just had Christmas and a birthday on the same...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Casey Hampton believes he’ll be ready to start the season, and play a few more years

Casey Hampton has been running, although not practicing, at the Steelers mandatory mini camp this week.  When you think about a torn ACL that happens late in the previous year, the first thing that comes to mind is that you won’t see that player again until mid season next year. After all, starting the season on the PUP list isn’t the worse thing in the world for an injury that...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers mini camp updates: June 13th, Rooney speaks about Mike Wallace

Day 2 of the Steelers 3 day mini camp offered up both a morning and afternoon practice. The final day tomorrow will just be a light workout or “hat practice” as some players call it. They will break after that and not meet again as a team until they report to Latrobe on July 25th for training camp. While there wasn’t a whole lot of news coming out of today’s workouts, there...
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June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Time, and commitment heals past wounds for Ben Roethlisberger

Times sure have changed for Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, If you didn’t know any better you’d swear this isn’t the same guy that had so many problems not too long ago. Definitely not the same guy who had the me first attitude in the locker room, and someone who didn’t exactly have a great reputation among his teammates. Honestly, you’d be right, he’s not anywhere...
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June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers mini camp updates– June 12th: All hands on deck as DeCastro, Adams, & Ta’amu report

The final workouts before training camp started on Tuesday. This one is mandatory for all players, so unless you're injured, this is the time when you better be out there putting forth a good effort to finish out strong before the break until Latrobe. In case you were curious, OTA's are referred to as the voluntary workouts while mini camps are mandatory. Anyways, the coaches...
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June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell wants you to be more like European soccer crowds

Ever have one of those “I told you so” moments? Chances are we all have and you are about to get another one. It may be a bit premature, but in this fast-paced 24-hour news cycle I figure I better take my shot while I can and once again the target is National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. If you’ve read any of my Goodell rants in the past then you know they have...
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June 12, 2012  |  1 Comment

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Craig Wolfley To Be Inducted Into Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

Huge congratulations goes out to a great Pittsburgh Steeler and friend of SteelerAddicts, Craig Wolfley on his induction into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. We also offer up big congrats to his brother Ron Wolfley who will also be inducted. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Craig Wolfley will be one of the 14 inductees into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame’s 2012 Class...
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June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

On the Steelers; D-line depth could be impressively solid in 2012

Anytime you enter a season whether it be a high school football season, a professional football season or highly anticipated chess match, there are always ‘ifs.’ The defensive line  of the Pittsburgh Steelers entering 2012 is the perfect example of one of these ‘ifs’ I’m talking about. They could prove to be dominant or could prove to be a liability on a defense that will...
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June 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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