Category Archives: Analysis

SL Time Machine: More Re-Draftin’, 2000-2010

Rick Reilly has an edict that, ironically, he seems to repeat every time he opens his mouth: “One of my rules is to write sentences that have never been uttered before in the history of the English language.” I will … Continue reading

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Checking in With the Pittsburgh Power

I’ve yet to make it to my second Arena Football game (though I soon will) but have managed to catch bits and pieces of recent Pittsburgh Power games on TV. I’m still not sure how long Pittsburgh’s second run with … Continue reading

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Day Before the First Round Draft Notebook

Desperately Seeking Cornerback Help But Not Reaching Put simply: The Steelers must bolster their cornerback corps for 2011 and beyond in this draft. But are either Texas’s Aaron Williams or Miami’s Brandon Harris worthy of the 31st overall pick? No, … Continue reading

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Lifting Lockout Good for Players, Football; Could Hurt Steelers in 2011

With the ongoing NFL labor strife and free-agency uncertainty, this may be the toughest draft to forecast ever, particularly since there is no top-tier player at a need position that most Steelers fans hope is available with the No. 31 … Continue reading

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What Can the Steelers Expect From a Rookie CB in 2011?

I think we all agree on this: the Steelers could use a young cornerback whether free agent Ike Taylor is a member of the team in 2011 or not. If any of these mock drafts are accurate, and if a … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge Generational Grudge Match: Greg Lloyd vs. James Harrison

In which we take two players from different generations and throw them into an imaginary ring for you to decide the winner. This is the second such installment, and it’s a battle of outside linebackers with James Harrison going up … Continue reading

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Redefining ‘Steeler Football’: Is It All About the Passing Game?

I remember watching Kevin Colbert on a local Pittsburgh talk show a few years back (I’m pretty sure it was Sportsbeat) being asked his opinion on the most important statistic in football. His response: yards per pass attempt. He then … Continue reading

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Mike Wallace and the NFL’s Top Wide Receivers

ESPN.com is spending the offseason compiling player power rankings and on Tuesday the top wide receivers were examined. Topping the list is Houston’s Andre Johnson (no argument on this end), followed closely by Larry Fitzgerald and Roddy White. No Steelers receiver … Continue reading

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Argument Starters: Best QB Seasons in Steelers History

Because who doesn’t like a list to argue about?

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Steelers, Packers, Zone Blitzes and Organized Chaos

There are a lot of connections between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers heading into Super Bowl XLV. For example, you may have heard once or twice that Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is from Pittsburgh (seriously, it’s this … Continue reading

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