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Some Background On Backups
Ready or not, here it comes: • The salary cap era in the NFL was supposed to guard against the league being divided up into the haves and the have-nots, but when it comes to backup quarterbacks, it has had the opposite effect. • “Why didn’t the Steel
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Art Rooney II
Q. How do you evaluate the job Mike Tomlin did this season? There is no question Mike did a great job. As I have said, one of the head coach’s biggest jobs is to keep the team focused, keep the team fighting through adversity and we certainly had mor
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Class Of 2020
Assistant Editor One found out from a knock at the door. One got the surprise of a lifetime on live television. Another got a phone call. The way they learned the news might have been different, but there is one thing they all have in common. Troy Po
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Making A Difference
Assistant Editor The Steelers have a strong bond with the Pittsburgh community, and that bond continued to grow over the past year through the Steelers’ Social Justice Grant program. The program, which is led by the players with support from the team
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Defense Could Be Just Getting started
Associate Editor The last time an 8-8 team went into the offseason with legitimate reason for excitement? Might have to check the last time a team returned its quarterback from a season-long injury. That’s why the .500 Steelers opened as the No. 9 fa
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Rudolph Gets Strong Backing
Editor There are two topics that never fail to energize Steelers fans: running the football, and their favorite team’s quarterback situation. In his annual end-of-season media tour, Team President Art Rooney II addressed both of those topics, and the
Steelers Digest9 min cititeLeadership & Mentoring
Heyward, Tomlin, Hillgrove honored
Assistant Editor It was a night to honor the best in Pittsburgh sports and several people who embody what the Pittsburgh Steelers are all about headlined the list of the honorees. The 84th annual Dapper Dan Dinner & Sports Auction was held at the Wyn
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Banner Ready To Take Next Step
Assistant Editor Other than a touchdown, sack, turnover or hearing “Renegade” play, there was nothing that fired up the Heinz Field crowd more last season than hearing the referee say these words: “Number 72 has reported as an eligible receiver.” The
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Colbert, Polamalu and Faneca
From the notebook of a sportswriter who can’t seem — no matter how hard he tries — to keep time from slipping away: • Extending Kevin Colbert another year helped. He’s such a gentleman from another time, yet timeless. • I’ve been plowing through my a
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McDonald’s Farm A Calming Place
Assistant Editor It was just a few days after the 2019 season ended and Vance McDonald sat back in his chair, quietly thinking back on the year. For a player who has always been his own worst critic, he didn’t hold back when he offered an evaluation
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BY THE NUMBERS - vs. ARIZONA
Coaches who started their NFL career with at least 13 seasons without a losing record after Mike Tomlin joined Don Shula and Marty Schottenheimer. Career regular season games with three or more field goals for Chris Boswell after he went 3-for-3 agai
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Preparation Paying Off For Haden
Associate Editor Steven Nelson, your coach, Mike Tomlin, just described you and your partner in defensive cornerback play, Joe Haden, as “low maintenance.” What do you suppose he meant by that? “I don’t know,” said the quieter and more reserved Steel
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POUNCEY Has Quiet Passion To Help Others
Assistant Editor When Maurkice Pouncey says something, he says it with authority. He says it with passion. He says it with meaning. So when he said he wanted to work to make the Pittsburgh community a better one, a closer one, he didn’t just sit back
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Putting Their Best Foot Forward
Assistant Editor When the Steelers took the field against the Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills, there was a lot of passion on display. But the passion wasn’t just be about the game. For the fourth year the NFL allowed players to represent a charit
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Nelson, McDonald and Heyward
From the notebook of a sportswriter in the gloaming of a football season that’s gone from bad, to better, to whoa-they-can-do-it, and now back to well, they gave it a nice try: • Is it over? Well, the Steelers have beaten only one team. with a .500 r
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Steelers Huddle Together To give Back
Assistant Editor On a day designated as “Giving Tuesday,” the Steelers organization did just that. They gave back. In a big way. Players, front office personnel and management all joined together for one cause. Helping others. The Steelers teamed wit
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Coming Up
Sunday, Dec. 22 Time: 1 p.m. (subject to flex scheduling) Site: MetLife Stadium Television: CBS Series record: Steelers lead 20-5 (including playoffs) Last meeting: 2016 at Pittsburgh; Steelers 31, Jets 13 Series trend: The Steelers have won four of
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Steelers Stray From Formula
Deep down, you knew it couldn’t last. Everyone who was being honest with themselves had to know this formula for victory was very, very fragile. Certainly in today’s NFL, certainly in December, and especially so against teams good enough to be one wi
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Breaking Down The Game Against Buffalo, And Looking Back At T.J. Watt And The 2017 Draft
That was a tough, hard-fought game, but we expected that. They are a rough-and-tumble outfit. We have to tip our caps to those guys and congratulate them, not only on winning the game but not blinking and making the significant plays in the significa
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Buffalo Game Coverage
8:27 p.m. – What Went Right: The Bills took the opening possession, and starting at their own 10-yard line they came out throwing and made a couple of first downs and got the ball out to their 32-yard line. Then T.J. Watt batted a pass at the line of
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BY THE NUMBERS - vs. BUFFALO
Catches for tight end Nick Vannett, who hadn’t caught more than two passes in any of his previous 10 games with the Steelers. Consecutive regular season home victories for the Steelers against Buffalo coming into this Sunday night game. The only time
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Painful Lesson For Hodges, Offense
Associate Editor It was the kind of game that made Ben Roethlisberger a legend. However, the legend of Duck Hodges will have to wait after the Steelers rookie QB threw two interceptions in the end zone on the final two drives of the 17-10 loss agains
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Arizona Game Coverage
4:29 p.m. – What Went Right: After the Cardinals netted one first down on a run and then a swing pass to Kenyan Drake, the Steelers defense stiffened and forced a punt. Mark Barron sacked Kyler Murray for a loss of 6 yards on first down, and then Bud
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From Foster Homes To 53-man Roster
Tuzar Skipper came into the small area where team photographer Karl Roser was taking head shots of players during the Steelers rookie minicamp in May. He extended his hand, and in his deep voice, introduced himself. “Skipper, correct,” Roser repeated
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BARRON Wants To Be A LIGHT For Others
Growing up in Prichard, Alabama, Mark Barron didn’t have someone to look to as an example, someone who could be the person he aspired to be one day. It didn’t deter him from having a dream. And in his mind, a dream that would be a reality one day. Th
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Three Steelers HOF semifinalists
Assistant Editor Three former Steelers took the next step toward football immortality when the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the Gold Jacket semifinalists for the Class of 2020. Safety Troy Polamalu, guard Alan Faneca and receiver Hines Ward ar
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Giving Back For Thanksgiving
This time of year, there are plenty of families who don’t have the means to put dinner on the table. They don’t have the luxuries many are blessed with, the luxury of enough food to eat. And that is why Maurkice Pouncey and Mark Barron stepped up onc
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Coming Up
Time: 4:25 p.m. Site: State Farm Stadium Television: CBS Series record: Steelers 34-23-3 (including play-offs) Last meeting: 2015 at Pittsburgh; Steelers 25, Cardinals 13. Series trend: The Steelers have won five of the past six meetings, including t
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Washington, Snell Stepping Up
It is 12 games into the 2019 regular season, and as improbable as it is, the Steelers are in the AFC playoff picture. They are in the playoff picture despite having played all but six quarters of said regular season without Ben Roethlisberger but wit
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Breaking Down The Big Victory Against Cleveland, The Performance Of Hodges, And The Work Of Snell
It feels good to win always, but it definitely feels good to win when you are faced with adversity in terms of people available to you. There’s just less margin for error. Not that we feel like we are incapable, we just realize we have to play closer
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