Pittsburgh Steelers History vs Chicago Bears – Glorious Wins, Agonizing Defeats, Little In Between

1986 – Ditka Takes the Wind over the Ball in OT1989 – Steelers Suffer Third Shut Out of Season1992 – Cowher’s Achilles Heel or Mike Singletary’s Final Game in Chicago?1995 – Steelers Streak to the Super Bowl, Vol. I – Super Bowl XXX1998 – Steelers Start season 2-0, But…2005 – Steelers Streak to the Super […]

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Why Jerricho Cotchery in Carolina Cuts so Deep in Pittsburgh

After some back and forth, news broke today that veteran free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Carolina Panthers. Tough break for the #Steelers losing Jerricho Cotchery – wonder if Lance Moore is serious about being with the black and gold— Pittsburgh Steelers (@SteelersGab) March 20, 2014 Cotchery is […]

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Steelers Nation Looks Back to ’13 as Steelers Focus on 2014….

Defining the NFL “end” and “beginning” today is difficult, but as Behind the Steel Curtain Editor Neal Coolong observes, the league’s annual scouting combine signals the beginning of the 2014 cycle. So as the Pittsburgh Steelers pivot into full 2014 off season mode, its only appropriate to pivot back and take one last look at […]

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Steelers Salary Cap Bubble: Troy Polamalu Poses a Perplexing Choice

Troy Polamalu is of course not a free agent, but he enters 2014 with a very large salary cap number leading many to speculate about his future with the team. Capsule Profile of Polamalu with the Steelers The Steelers traded up during 2003 NFL Draft to pick Troy Polamalu and Kevin Colbert has never made […]

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Free Agent Focus: Steelers on Firm Footeing with Larry…

When injuries prevented Kendrell Bell’s from starting the Steelers 2002 season, Steelers Nation expected Bill Cowher to turn to linebacker John Fiala. Fiala had worked his way the Steelers via special teams and many felt he had the look of a Jerry Olsavsky type player. Cowher instead handed the baton to that year’s 4th Round pick […]

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So Mike Wallace Wants to Play Hard Ball?

The deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets from other teams has expired, meaning that Steelers restricted free agent Mike Wallace’s rights revert to Pittsburgh. Wallace however, has not signed his free agent tender and, according to reports, will not sign it. By refusing to sign, Wallace is inviting other NFL teams to […]

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Steelers Resign Charlie Batch

In the 1980’s the middle of the Washington Redskins defense was anchored by a player named Neal Olkewicz. Olkewicz, an undrafted rookie free agent, lacked some of the “measurables,” and as a consequence Joe Gibbs and Bobby Bethard never tired of trying to replace him. And year after year, Olkewicz beat back the challenges of […]

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Woodley Re-Signs. How Does He Stack Up Against Lloyd, Porter, Gildon et. al.?

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed franchise player LaMarr Woodley today to a six year 61.5 million dollar contract with 22.5 million dollar signing bonus, as reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The deal makes Woodley the second highest paid Steelers player in history, second only to starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The term “highest paid player in Steeler […]

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The Dick LeBeau Coaching Tree

The story behind Carnell Lake’s return as Pittsburgh’s secondary coach did not just mark the return of a second defender from the Steelers 1989 draft class to the Steelers coaching staff. Lake’s latest career move also confirms a latent transformation of the NFL’s defensive coaching landscape – the formation of a nascent Dick LeBeau coaching […]

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Chan Gailey Finding Lots of Love

I normally do not comment on polls. There’s no other reason for it other than a desire to get an unadulterated snap shot into how this little corner of Steelers Nation views an issue of the day. The current poll, asking fans to sound off on who they thought was the Steelers worst offensive coordinator. […]

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