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Peyton's way not a guarantee for success

Not to take anything away from Peyton Manning, but his route to success may not work for everyone. And not to suggest recent comments made regarding Ben's work ethic are accurate, but maybe the...

Peyton's way not a guarantee for success

Not to take anything away from Peyton Manning, but his route to success may not work for everyone. And not to suggest recent comments made regarding Ben's work ethic are accurate, but maybe the...

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Given time, Pouncey may mature into a great man

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has given fans lots of reasons to dislike him early in his career. But if he matures into a person and a player to be proud of, he would only be following in the...

Given time, Pouncey may mature into a great man

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has given fans lots of reasons to dislike him early in his career. But if he matures into a person and a player to be proud of, he would only be following in the...

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Haley: 'Most excited I've been about any offense'

Why? Have you seen Ben? Haley's obviously very impressed with his quarterback, and he has reason to believe the Steelers' offense will break out of a mediocre streak of the last few years.

Haley: 'Most excited I've been about any offense'

Why? Have you seen Ben? Haley's obviously very impressed with his quarterback, and he has reason to believe the Steelers' offense will break out of a mediocre streak of the last few years.

COLUMN: Archer's role is excitement

For all the noise that was made when the Steelers went with Dri Archer as their third round choice in this past May's NFL Draft, his upside could silence those who balked at the move.

COLUMN: Winning is critical for Tomlin in 2014

Mike Tomlin begins his eighth season as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers under a small spotlight. If he ends 2014 with a third non-playoff appearance, the lights will turn much brighter.

Not good when officials make more judgment calls

NFL scoring was at an all-time high in 2013, but that hasn't stopped the league from placing more emphasis on defensive holding and illegal contact in 2014. Forcing officials to make more judgment...

Not much time left for Shazier, fair or unfair

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Highly drafted rookies have the widest gap between realistic expectations and viable preparation to succeed. Steelers rookie LB Ryan Shazier will likely end up winning the starting position but he...

A reversal of my old Steelers "knowledge"

As a Steelers fan, I spent many years accepting (or assuming) certain things as fact. Thankfully, because to my elders, my peers, my love of reading, and the Internet, I was mercifully enlightened...

NFL to boost illegal contact, holding calls

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It seemed like enough of those calls existed before the officials conducted their yearly clinic. It appears 48 points a game isn't high enough for the league to cease pushing an offensive agenda.

Run game rhetoric showing up again

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Run the ball to keep defenses from taking away the Steelers' best weapon, Ben Roethlisberger. That philosophy is a bit more current and effective than the notion of just rushing 35 times a game.

NFL rankings have gone from bad to worse

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It seems that everyone that has an opinion and a website is throwing out some sort of rankings these days, and it is becoming mind numbing to watch.

A stroll down Three Rivers Stadium memory lane

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As the 34th Anniversary of the House that Franco built came and went this week, JP thought about some of his favorite moments that he saw in person. Here is is account of the best involving the...

Creating a team out of the Steelers and Bills

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The two franchises share many things in common. We explore what it would look like if they just combined rosters. We created a team big on pass rush and strong enough in the run game they would be...

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Vote: Second-biggest play in Steelers history

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The Immaculate Reception can't be touched, and we're not going to try. Instead, we're going to look at three more contemporary examples and try to rank them. Your assistance is requested.

Plan for Archer is to introduce chaos

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If that plan means he carries the ball, then he will. If it means he catches it in the slot, he'll do that. His position is up to Todd Haley and Mike Tomlin, his success will be up to him.

Don't judge Pouncey from social media accusations

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It used to be that summer was a quiet time in the NFL, where the only news was that there wasn't any. But in today's NFL, a day doesn't go by without some sort of police blotter type headline...

Louis Lipps my all-time favorite Steelers receiver

The Steelers have had many great wide-outs over the years, from Lynn Swann to Hines Ward. But the man who came along in-between Super Bowl eras--old No. 83, Louis Lipps--is my all-time favorite.

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