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3 Reasons Replacing Heath Miller Isn’t A Priority

After the somewhat surprising announcement that Heath Miller would be retiring from football, it left many fans questioning if the Steelers would make replacing the former first round pick a top priority this offseason. I'm going to go out on a limb and say no. Here are 3 reasons why ...

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Steelers vs. Bengals: NFL’s Biggest Rivalry?

Nearly two months after their last encounter, and the words are still flying back and forth. First it was the Bengals' Adam "Pacman" Jones claiming Antonio Brown faked a concussion caused by Jones' teammate Vontaze Burfict. Then it was back-and-forth banter with Brown's response to both Pacman and Burfict: he was ...

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Bengals DC: Burfict Doesn’t Understand Thug Reputation

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther spoke Friday, discussing a potential future coaching spot for beleagured Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, once again taking a position defending his player's behavior: "Everybody thinks he's this thug, and he doesn’t understand this," Guenther said. "I think it's awful. The way he’s being perceived ...

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Is Heath Miller A Future Hall of Famer?

My regular audience must think I'm off my rocker. First I suggest that Heath Miller may have been forced to retire, now I'm suggesting he might be a Hall of Famer. Stick with me here. Heath Miller is without a doubt a Pittsburgh Steeler great and will go down as ...

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Was Heath Miller Forced To Retire?

If you're looking for a saucy expose that would otherwise grace the cover of the National Enquirer, you should look elsewhere. The short answer from this author's perspective is that Heath wasn't forced to retire, but in this day and age of risque media without factual basis (such as the ...

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7 Deals The Steelers Won’t Make During The 2016 Offseason

In my last article, I discussed the 6 deals the Steelers need to make during the 2016 offseason. Now it's time to evaluate deals the Steelers will NOT make during the offseason. Some of these won't be popular, but remember, football is a business first... Eric Weddle This is the popular name ...

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6 Deals The Steelers Need To Make During The 2016 Offseason

It's anyone's guess as to what will actually happen when the league year officially begins in March, but I wanted to take a stab at some of the decisions the Steelers might make before the start of the season. William Gay The team's top cornerback will become an unrestricted free agent. ...

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Steps Steelers Need To Take To Fix Secondary

Pittsburgh's defense gave up a deplorable 4350 passing yards this season, which ranked them 30th among the 32 teams (with only the Saints and Giants doing worse.) It's a glaring reason this unit may be overhauled for 2016, but another reason is the number of free agents in the defensive backfield. Among those ...

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Preview: 2016 – Divisional Round – Denver Broncos

The 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers are once again the 6th seed in the playoffs. A team that will not die. A team bent on survival after losing multiple key pieces to their team. Many critics were quick to put a fork in this team when Roethlisberger was injured. If that injury wasn't ...

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Can The Steelers Win Without AB?

The bad news continues to roll in for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Antonio Brown has been officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, as confirmed by the official team's media outlets. The blow is a big one, as Brown is considered one of, if not the best wide ...

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2015 Season Coincidentally Shaping Into 2005 Season

Who could forget the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers? A team who somehow found a way into the playoffs as the 6th seed, and became the first such team to win it all. The same could be said about this year's Steelers squad, one who has time and time again found ways ...

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Is A Healthy Landry Jones Better Than A Banged Up Ben?

Let me preface this article by saying, Landry Jones is NOT Ben Roethlisberger. I think we all know that, but I wanted to make it clear, just in case. What we're all trying to decide, including Big Ben and the coaching staff and trainers, is, will a potentially injured Ben ...

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Duel Opinions™: Broncos vs. Steelers (2016 Divisional Game)

What do supporters of this week’s opponent think of the upcoming Divisional matchup between the #1 seed in the AFC, Denver Broncos, and #6 seed, Pittsburgh Steelers? I caught up with Kaptain Kirk from the Denver Broncos fan site Broncoplanet.com, who was gracious to offer me 3 reasons why he ...

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Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Why Joey Porter Should Not Be Fined

We all know the story by now: after Antonio Brown was nearly knocked out with a vicious hit by Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict, a series of events transpired which lead to another 15 yard penalty on Bengals CB Adam "Pacman" Jones. The penalties put the Steelers into position for the game-winning ...

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