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Final 2014 Preseason Wish List

Knowing the lion's share of starters will not see significant playing time Thursday night, and the organization's announcement that the team will use a limited playbook due to playing the Panthers a few weeks later, the wish list has been trimmed and focused directly toward predicting the ever-changing 53-man NFL ...

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The Promising Future of Martavis Bryant

Heading into the 2014 NFL Draft, there was buzz around the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting a wide receiver. Many of the mock drafts pointed toward players such as Odell Beckham Jr. or Kelvin Benjamin being drafted by the Steelers. One NFL Network mock had Texas A&M's Mike Evans dropping to the ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Preseason Game #3

Well, that was a tough game to watch, both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. So, here are our dislikes (and a few positives we did find) from the third installment of the preseason.

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Wish List: Preseason Game #3

There's something I have to get off my chest: Steelers fans are spoiled. Yes, it had to be said. I'm spoiled too, as a lot of my wish list from preseason game numero dos was fulfilled, but even so, there's always room for improvement and growth on any football club. ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Preseason Game #2

We're halfway through the preseason, with kickoff weekend looming weeks away. The 2014 Steelers are starting to take shape: here's what we liked (and disliked) in the second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

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Wish List: Preseason Game #2

One preseason game is in the books, and we're looking upon the first Steelers home game of the season this Saturday. While we get an appetizer of what to expect, it's time for a second helping. Here's what we'd like to see, see more of, or not see at all ...

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How Officiating Factors Into Games

NFL referees are focused on new rules and points of emphasis for the 2014 season. While officiating will always factor into how a game plays out, ultimately the officiating crew is the third team on the field, charged with making sure both teams play fair. While listening to NFL Radio ...

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Likes and Dislikes: Preseason Opener

Like any other preseason opening game of the past, there were bumps and bruises, and things weren't always pretty. Here are a handful of things we liked and disliked in the Steelers first game of 2014 against the Giants:

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Wish List: Preseason Game #1

It's hard to type as the tips of my fingers are missing, due to biting them constantly in anticipation of this Saturday's preseason game against the New York Giants. With all the hype surrounding the Steelers and some individual players, here are a few things I'd like to see in ...

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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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