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How I Became a Steelers Fan
Y’know, it’s weird. You’re born in a certain geographic area and you are bound to certain sports teams. I guess you’re really not, but it feels like you are. Or you should be. And so it was that I was born in Washington, DC, and raised in nearby suburban Maryland. A Red...
3 years, 8 months ago   |   How I Became a Steelers Fan ( 0 )
Field General: In Troy We Trust
One great adage of coaching is “it’s our job to do what we do best and their job to try and stop us.” Seldom is there a player in the NFL who truly embodies both of those sentiments, a player who, by doing what he does best, stops the other team from doing what they do...
3 years, 8 months ago   |   Field General: In Troy We Trust ( 1 )
The Big Ben Sweepstakes
It's time for the Big Ben Sweepstakes; and the contending teams that the Steelers want eligible for are the top 10 teams in this year's draft. Since the 6 game suspension handed down yesterday by Roger Goddell and the trade that Pittburgh made to get Byron Leftwich, th...
4 years, 6 months ago   |   The Big Ben Sweepstakes ( 0 )
Santonio’s New (York) Holmes; Big Ben Skates
When I first saw the news that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded WR Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for just a 5th-round pick, I was certainly more surprised by the compensation than by the fact that he’d been shipped out of town. Holmes, just 14 months removed from...
4 years, 6 months ago   |   Santonio’s New (York) Holmes; Big Ben Skates ( 0 )
Best NFL defense ever: Steelers 1976 unit wins tie-breakers
Let’s add a little-recognized stat that reflects on a defense’s component nature, how many of its individual players attained Hall of Fame status…not a true “team” stat that carries very much weight except for how post-career analysis allows history to also have a clear...
5 years, 2 months ago   |   Best NFL defense ever: Steelers 1976 unit wins tie-breakers ( 2 )
2009 Steelers Set for a Super Repeat?
The Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl for the 6th time in team history following the 2008 season becoming the only NFL team to win that many championships. But this Steeler team will not be satisfied to rest on their laurels and cruise through the coming season....
5 years, 2 months ago   |   2009 Steelers Set for a Super Repeat? ( 0 )
How I Became a Steeler Fan
Y’know, it’s weird. You’re born in a certain geographic area and you are bound to certain sports teams. I guess you’re really not, but it feels like you are. Or you should be. And so it was that I was born in Washington, DC, and raised in nearby suburban Maryland. A Red...
5 years, 2 months ago   |   How I Became a Steeler Fan ( 1 )
‘Steeler Nation’ a cross-country look at a diverse team
Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer Jim Wexell shines a spotlight on the well-known but infrequently explored niche of an athlete’s hometown in his newest book, “Steeler Nation.” Wexell spent a good chunk of the first half of the 2007 season on the road, driving from his...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   ‘Steeler Nation’ a cross-country look at a diverse team ( 1 )
First 11-10 game in NFL history showed marked improvement for Steelers
Despite a fumble return touchdown by Steelers safety Troy Polamalu at the end of regulation that should have counted, a TD wasn't in the cards for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. But a victory was, and considering the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens had...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   First 11-10 game in NFL history showed marked improvement for Steelers ( 2 )
Townsend the latest victim for Steelers
The last thing the Pittsburgh Steelers want going into a Week 11 matchup with the San Diego Chargers is a beat-up pass defense. As it is, the Steelers confirmed they will be without starting cornerback Deshea Townsend, who has a "severely injured hamstring," meaning s...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Townsend the latest victim for Steelers ( 0 )
Davenport’s release possibly caused by lack of depth on special teams
The Pittsburgh Steelers released running back Najeh Davenport on Saturday, just one day before they host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10. Considering Willie Parker will miss another game, the move indicates the Steelers aren't as interested in Davenport's contributi...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Davenport’s release possibly caused by lack of depth on special teams ( 0 )
Injuries, fines highlight Steelers week
Not much has changed with the Pittsburgh Steelers over the past few weeks. More starters are injured, including running back Willie Parker and left tackle Marvel Smith, who have missed all but one of the last six games combined. A somewhat new addition to the team's...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Injuries, fines highlight Steelers week ( 0 )
Is Leftwich a better fit for Steelers against Colts?
The results of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are in: His right shoulder is just as injured as it's been all season. Is that good news or bad news? Judging by the way Roethlisberger played over the past six games of the season, it was obvious that...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Is Leftwich a better fit for Steelers against Colts? ( 1 )
D.C. native Leftwich makes good for Steelers
It was a different story for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich last season. Struggling mightily with the Atlanta Falcons, Leftwich was eventually released in favor of Joey Harrington. As it turns out, he ended up in a better spot, filling in for super-sub...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   D.C. native Leftwich makes good for Steelers ( 0 )
Paisos Polamalu not stopping Troy from playing
Neither concussion nor newborn son will keep Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu out of the lineup. For the second consecutive week, Polamalu had every reason not to play in the upcoming game. After suffering a concussion in the Steelers' 38-10 win over th...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Paisos Polamalu not stopping Troy from playing ( 1 )
Roethlisberger digs the deep ball
Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette points out an interesting stat Friday: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a chance to be just the fifth player since the merger to throw touchdown passes of 48 yards or more in four consecutive games. Considering the...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Roethlisberger digs the deep ball ( 2 )
Smith’s past gaffes the reason he won’t start Monday
If Anthony Smith doesn't understand why he isn't the Pittsburgh Steelers' default choice to replace injured free safety Ryan Clark, he shouldn't have to look very far for an explanation. Clark went down last year when the altitude in Denver triggered a reaction from h...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Smith’s past gaffes the reason he won’t start Monday ( 1 )
Washington making the most of his opportunities
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive linebacker James Farrior told the media Monday that he accepts the apology of wide receiver Santonio Holmes because he "has to." It's safe to say Steelers No. 3 wide receiver Nate Washington was thankful for the opportunity. Holmes was de...
5 years, 12 months ago   |   Washington making the most of his opportunities ( 2 )
Injury sends Steelers searching for new snapper
Unheralded Steelers long-snapper Greg Warren cemented his legacy Sunday at Heinz Field. His absence ultimately did in the Steelers, who dropped a winnable game against a very good New York Giants team. Warren was injured in the fourth quarter with the Steelers holdi...
5 years, 12 months ago   |   Injury sends Steelers searching for new snapper ( 2 )
Possible absence of Smith big problem for Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers have seen what happens to their run defense without defensive end Aaron Smith. The team swooned over the second half of last season when their most underrated player was out with a biceps tear. They may be without Smith again in their Week 8 ma...
5 years, 12 months ago   |   Possible absence of Smith big problem for Steelers ( 2 )