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Did We Forget? Wheaton Was Drafted To Replace Wallace

In 2013 Steelers fans were concerned with the loss of Mike Wallace. In the draft, the team selected Oklahoma State WR Markus Wheaton, who was viewed as the replacement for Wallace, who departed via free agency to Miami. Like Wallace, Wheaton had similar measurables from his height to both players ...

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#75 And Other “Retired” Steelers Jersey Numbers

"Mean" Joe Greene will break an unofficial 50 year policy of retiring jersey numbers when the Steelers will honor him this November. Greene's #75 will become only the second number retired by the team. Up until this year, the only retired number in team history was DT Ernie Stautner's #70, ...

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Examining An 0-4 Start

It's no secret the Steelers had a rough start to their season in 2013, but how did it happen? Here are a few reasons why the Steelers had a slow start out the gate, before finishing the season strong.

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5 Videos NFL Total Access Could Use To Showcase The Steelers

I should give up watching NFL Total Access. Maybe I love my Black & Gold so much, maybe I'm biased, but it appears the program has difficulty in showing anything but Pittsburgh Steelers "low lights" instead of highlights. Knowing Warren Sapp was the correspondent sent to St. Vincent, the writing ...

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Which Steelers Need A Bull or Bear Season?

The words "Bull" and "Bear" are synonymous with the stock market. A bull market is considered on the rise, while a bear market is considered to be on the decline. However, for our topic of discussion, a bull will be a player that needs to increase his performance from last season, ...

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New Big Ben Contract Not A Big Deal

Leave it to ESPN analysts: they love to stir up controversy when it comes to the Steelers. Their favorite targets have been Ben Roethlisberger and Todd Haley over the last two seasons. The trend continues, when hours before the start of training camp, a report surfaced about the Rooneys breaking ...

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Myth Busting: Busted Drafts

I'll admit, 2012 was not a good year. In fact, 2012 was a very, very bad year. However, the recent fire General Manager Kevin Colbert and Head Coach Mike Tomlin have received for under-performing draft picks is unjust. Rather, it's the fair amount of solid draft picks the team has ...

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State of the Steelers: Defensive Line

The day of Aaron Smith, Casey Hampton and Brett Keisel anchoring the front seven of the Steelers' defense are a distant memory. A new group of linemen will look to fill the large hole left by their predecessors. Returning Players Steve McLendon and Cameron Heyward, are the only remaining linemen from ...

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Myth Busting: Steelers Running Game On Life Support

Yes the Steelers were 27th in rushing yards and 26th in rushing TDs in 2013, but is the running game on life support? In response to a Trib Live article about reviving the running game, I will make the argument that the Steelers' rushing attack was already on the upswing ...

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Ten Numbers You Need To Know

Oh how we love statistics! Despite the biggest number being 8 wins and 8 losses, here are 10 numbers from last season, which provide a bright outlook for 2014:

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NFL Total Access Slights Steelers

With 32 teams to cover, it's not often the Steelers are talked about on NFL Network's flagship program, NFL Total Access. Imagine my excitement when I came across the news that the AFC North would be profiled last night! I set my DVR (since I had yard work to tackle) ...

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State of the Steelers: Offensive Line

For several years the Steelers have boasted about having an improved offensive line. The club, and fans alike, hope 2014 is the fulfillment of the prophecy. Today we take a look at the offensive line, a unit charged with protecting the passer and pushing the pile. Over the last two ...

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Seven Quarterbacks Better Than Ben?

After the NFL unveiled the remaining spots in their Top 100 Players of 2014, it was revealed that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ranked 31st overall. The list, which is voted on by players,  has seven quarterbacks placed higher than Big Ben. Are there 7 players who are better than Roethlisberger? We ...

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