Category Archives: Steelers History

Steelers Justifiably Earn No. 1 Spot in Power Rankings, but 16-0 Talk Is Absurd

After beginning the year ranked 19th in the ESPN.com NFL power rankings and 10th in the AFC (where only six teams qualify for the playoffs), the Steelers are now ranked as the top team in the NFL after a 3-0 … Continue reading

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Steelers Abandon Dime Defense to Keep Timmons on the Field

Historically, Steelers’ defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has used three different personnel groupings for his usually successful defense. Most commonly employed is his base 3-4-4 defense, where the starting outside linebackers and safety Troy Polamalu offer great maneuverability amongst current players. … Continue reading

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Jerome Bettis Now Eligible for Pro Football Hall of Fame, But May Have to Wait

Most of my friends are now married, with many flabbergasted that a strapping, gainfully-employed, middle-aged, bald man like myself remains single. My standard response to relationship questions for several years has been that I will marry the summer of Jerome … Continue reading

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Retro O-Line Analysis: Is It Fair to Compare Pouncey to Dawson?

Maurkice Pouncey is getting a whole lot of praise. And when Steelers’ beat writers (and others) want to really complement him, they call Pouncey’s blocking Dermontti Dawson-esque. But it’s easy to say that Pouncey is showing signs he can block … Continue reading

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Mike Pereira Says Bill Leavy Didn’t Gift Steelers Super Bowl XL

Mike Pereira, it seems, is a huge Steelers homer. The former NFL head of officiating was referee Bill Leavy’s boss in February 2006. A time Leavy would like to forget based on his recent comments in which he apologized to … Continue reading

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Steelers Records We May Never See Broken

Since we’re still patiently waiting for training camp, let’s take a look through the Steelers record books and see if we can pick out some records that will be difficult (or impossible) to break. In no particular order…

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