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Making the World a Better Place

A few weeks ago I had a great meal in Pittsburgh at the Cadillac Ranch (great place, you should try it!).   We normally try to get to know our waiter or waitress a bit – it always seems to make a more enjoyable time.

 

This experience was totally different from any time I have asked our waiter “what do you do for fun?”.   

Meet Dakota Carpin, a nursing student at nearby Robert Morris University.   Dakota wins the best response ever for this question.   I normally find out that most waiters and waitresses  like to hang out with their friends, talk about their spring break trip, or about their kids.    Dakota’s response?    “I’m trying to save up to go back to Nicaragua to help people in need.”

I’ve heard a few people mention that they will go on mission trips with their church or schools, but this was different.   Dakota was basically working to save enough money to personally fund his trip to help others – talking about someone who is unselfish!!

He showed me some pictures of a family that he told me was now part of HIS family.   How they live in a shack the size of what we would consider a small storage space.   It leaked, was about to collapse, and everyone sleeps on the ground.   On his last trip, he personally funded supplies and all his expenses so he could rebuild their shelter.   I was touched and forgot about all of my problems for a few days after our run-in with Dakota.

I asked Dakota if he would write about his trip so that I could share with Steeler Nation – and the rest of the world.   Dakota needs some financial help and I told him I would see what I could do to help him out.    It is important to note that this was not Dakota’s idea, he’s much too humble and a little shy to ask for that.    But ….. after reading his story below, please consider helping him out with whatever you can spare – every dollar counts for his trip.    Also – please share this article with others – I think this is a great story of how not just Steeler fans give back, but how we should all learn a little from Dakota’s example.

Dakota has put together a site for donations and there is a video that shows his last trip – you won’t want to miss it.     DONATE TODAY -   You’ll feel good about helping his cause!

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Here is the information that I asked Dakota to share:

 

Robert Morris University Transcultural Medical Mission Trip to Nicaragua

 

I believe that everyone was placed on this earth for a specific reason, whether we realize it or not. It wasn’t until November 2013, when I took my first trip to Nicaragua, that I realized the purpose and true meaning of my life. This experience completely touched me and changed my whole outlook on life. Nicaragua taught me materials don’t create happiness; it’s about the experiences that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

I had never been to a third world country before, nor had I realized what it was truly like to live under such harsh circumstances. Pictures and videos don’t give justice to the conditions that these people encounter everyday. People in Nicaragua don’t have anything compared to us in the United States, but the sad part about it is that they’re happier than anyone I’ve ever met. People here are happy for the wrong reasons; it shouldn’t be about materialistic items you possess, but the family that you have and who will always be there for you.

The family that I took care of while in Nicaragua made me feel like I was apart of their family, and I now look at them as if they are my family. It’s sad to see such wonderful kids with so much potential being stuck and never being able to progress in life because of their financial situation. For example, the mother in my family made two dollars a day to support her and her three kids. This just shows how far a little bit of money can go to help these families. Most of the families in Nicaragua live in a house no bigger than most American’s living rooms, and they are forced to sleep on the dirt because they can’t afford anything more.

This family’s house is almost ready to collapse on the mother and her three children. The support beams are rotting and twisting. There are holes in every tin wall and the roof is no better. This inspired me to take out a loan to pay to rebuild this family’s home. Especially after the response we got when we explained to our family that we had some extra money to help buy them some supplies and asked them what they needed. The mother told us that we have given her Dakota with Childrenteverything by showing her that there is someone out there who truly cares about them. This statement is something I will never forget.

During these trips we set up a clinic to perform health assessments, provide medications, and educate the financially and economically disadvantaged families in the barrio. Most people here have never seen a doctor before and don’t even know about half of their medical problems. Nursing students, as myself, work along side Doctor Ross to help assess and diagnose any medical problems, as well as helping to teach the community treatment and exercise options. Even though we may help them tremendously, I feel that what I’ve taken out of this experience is greater than anything we could possibly do for them.

Since before I started attending college, I had my mind set on becoming a Nurse Anesthetist; but after I sat down with Doctor Ross in Nicaragua and talked about my love for helping people, I realized why I wanted to pursue this career, money. Money isn’t what life is all about nor is it what makes you happy, and Nicaragua taught me that. It’s the experiences that you’ll remember forever and the accomplishments that you make on the way. This is why I now want to become a Nurse Practitioner; therefore I can continue going back to Nicaragua three times a year with Doctor Ross from my school to continue helping the people who truly need it.

This is why I am writing this article for everyone. I’m trying to raise money to assist me in returning to Nicaragua and pursuing this dream. Each trip costs $2500 to go on and I have to pay this each trip out of pocket. I don’t have the money to keep attending these trips and helping but with your support it’s possible. Any extra money being donated will go towards medications, beds, stoves, plates, water storage systems, tarps for roofs, clothing, and food for the poor families in need. Any support is greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you,

Dakota Carpin, RMU Nursing Student

 

Dakota Carpin with ukulele from Nicaragua

Dakota Carpin with a Ukulele from Nicaragua

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers Make Changes

Salary Cap Forces Tough Decisions

The salary cap has once again made the Pittsburgh Steelers make some tough decisions.   LaMarr Woodley – gone.   Ryan Clark – gone.   Ziggy Hood, Emmanual Sanders (probably), Jonathan Dwyer – all gone.

The off-season is almost as “nerve wracking” as the regular season anymore.    Catch up on the events that happened in the last few days…..

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers free agency update: Ziggy Hood, Al Woods sign elsewhere … – The Patriot-News

http://news.google.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:50:15 GMT

FanSidedPittsburgh Steelers free agency update: Ziggy Hood, Al Woods sign elsewhere …The Patriot-NewsPittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood (96) celebrates after sacking Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the fourth quarter of …

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NFL Free Agency Rumors: James Starks to visit Pittsburgh Steelers – Cincy Jungle

http://news.google.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:52:54 GMT

Cincy JungleNFL Free Agency Rumors: James Starks to visit Pittsburgh SteelersCincy JungleThe Pittsburgh Steelers saw their run game finally going midway through the 2013 season after Le’Veon Bell finally was healthy enough to be the full-time starter …

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Sanders’ return unlikely but possible – ESPN (blog)

http://news.google.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:57:09 GMT

Bleacher ReportSanders’ return unlikely but possibleESPN (blog)PITTSBURGH — Could medical concerns that appear to be why former Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders remains unsigned lead him back to Pittsburgh? Sanders. The Steelers have not rule …

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Mike Mitchell eager to learn from Polamalu – ESPN (blog)

http://news.google.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:47:28 GMT

Steelers.comMike Mitchell eager to learn from PolamaluESPN (blog)The Steelers would love for Mitchell’s growth to continue in Pittsburgh, and right now the biggest question in regard to the kind of pairing he and Polamalu will make is how much the tw …

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NFL Free Agency: Pittsburgh Steelers sign Cam Thomas – FanSided

http://fansided.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:11:22 GMT

On Thursday, a report surfaced that the Pittsburgh Steelers would be welcoming in current free agent and former San Diego Chargers’ defensive tackle Cam Thomas. Thomas clearly liked what he saw and heard in Pittsburgh,

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Ryan Clark bids farewell to the Pittsburgh Steelers – Behind the

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:14:15 GMT

With a tweet, Ryan Clark indicates that his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. He will be sorely missed in the Black and Gold.

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Ike Taylor’s pay cut for Pittsburgh Steelers wasn’t enough | Audibles

http://nfl.si.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:18:44 GMT

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been regarded for decades as one of the NFL’s most stable and intelligent franchises, and for good reason. Especially in their transition from the 1990s through the new millennium, the Steelers’

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From Twitter…..

Tyler Dunne

Sat Mar 15 20:29:00 +0000 2014

Source says #Packers free agent RB James Starks will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday.

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Mike Mitchell

Tue Mar 11 22:29:17 +0000 2014

Pittsburgh!!!!!! First I have to thank God for this blessing and Mr. Rooney and the Steelers organization for such a great opportunity!

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Ryan Clark

Wed Mar 12 02:04:50 +0000 2014

Wow! RT @SteelersLatest: Ryan Clark bids farewell to the Pittsburgh Steelers http://t.co/uaaTiMLlrG Behind the Steel Curtain – All Posts

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Steelers Release LaMarr Woodley

Move Frees Up Valuable Salary Cap

Long time Steeler great, LaMarr Woodley, is being released in order to make room under the salary cap in advance of the free

LaMarr Woodley Cut from Steelers

LaMarr Woodley Released by the Steelers

agency coming up next Tuesday afternoon.

Woodley who has been know for his pass rushing prowess, has also missed almost half his games since signing a huge contract making him the highest paid defensive player on the team.

As a fan of the Steelers for a long time, LaMarr will be missed both on and off the field.   He represented the Steeler organzation well – he will be missed.

Read more about the move to release LaMarr and his playing stats.

 

LaMarr Woodley will be released by Pittsburgh Steelers | Audibles

http://nfl.si.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:16:34 GMT

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been working to free up as much room as possible under the salary cap in advance of free agency on Tuesday afternoon, which led to an unfortunate result for veteran linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

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Steelers cut LaMarr Woodley, making him a post-June 1 designation

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:46:35 GMT

The biggest question for the Steelers this offseason was what they were going to do with oft-injured outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, though the writing appeared to be on the wall when Jason Worilds was transition tagged

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LaMarr Woodley to be released by Pittsburgh Steelers – FanSided

http://fansided.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:51:56 GMT

Aug 19, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley (56) watches the game against the Indianapolis Colts during the second ha.

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Steelers will release LaMarr Woodley – ESPN

http://news.google.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:46:39 GMT

Bleacher ReportSteelers will release LaMarr WoodleyESPN… going through the NFL free-agency process.Tags: Damien Woody, free agent, free agency. The Pittsburgh Steelers will release linebacker LaMarr Woodley when the new league year begins Tuesday, …

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Report: Steelers to release LaMarr Woodley on Tuesday – WTAE Pittsburgh

http://news.google.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:34:56 GMT

WTAE PittsburghReport: Steelers to release LaMarr Woodley on TuesdayWTAE PittsburghLaMarr Woodley will be designated as a post-June 1 cut, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Woodley will be able to sign with another team once free agency be …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Rumors: LaMarr Woodley Cut, Free Agency Will Focus On … – The Inquisitr

http://news.google.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:46:00 GMT

The InquisitrPittsburgh Steelers Rumors: LaMarr Woodley Cut, Free Agency Will Focus On …The InquisitrWhoever joins the Steelers will join a team that just lost one of its biggest names. On Monday, the team cut outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley. He …

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From Twitter….

 

NFL

Mon Mar 10 18:27:01 +0000 2014

Steelers to release LaMarr Woodley, per @RapSheet: http://t.co/Sy8IKotwUs http://t.co/ypARW9Ba17

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Ian Rapoport

Mon Mar 10 17:42:40 +0000 2014

The #Steelers plan to release LB LaMarr Woodley today, per source. (As @AdamSchefter said). Will be a post-June 1 designation

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Charlie Batch

Mon Mar 10 17:41:32 +0000 2014

Adam Schefter reports the Steelers will release LaMarr Woodley Tuesday at 4 p.m. and designate him post-June 1 release.

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Sports Illustrated

Mon Mar 10 18:35:01 +0000 2014

LaMarr Woodley to be cut by Steelers: http://t.co/T1YEFcqOH3

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Jason La Canfora

Mon Mar 10 18:19:27 +0000 2014

Reported last week Steelers were cutting LaMarr Woodley unless he agreed to steep paycut. He will be let go, as @AdamSchefter reported …

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Heath Miller To Remain a Steeler

Steelers Resign Best Tight End in NFL

Much news about Steelers keeping key players.   None is more key to the offense than Big Ben’s go to guy, Heath Miller.  

Read about the contract that Heath Miller received and how it affects the Steelers’ salary cap to retain and attract other players key to getting the Black and Gold back to the Superbowl.Heath Miller remains a Steeler

 

 

Steelers agree to 3-year contracts with Heath Miller and Troy Polamalu

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:47:47 GMT

Steelers public relations manager Burt Lauten confirmed Wednesday via Twitter the Steelers have agreed to terms on three-year contracts for Heath Miller and Troy Polamalu. Ian Whetstone initially reported Miller’s deal will

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Report: Heath Miller’s extension keeps him with the Steelers through

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:34:16 GMT

Recent news pinned a restructured contract to Heath Miller. News is begininng to surface Wednesday the restructure was part of a new deal, which a source says will keep Miller under contract through the 2016 season.

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Details on contract restructure for Heath Miller are still hidden

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:38:11 GMT

Why have no details been released yet on the nature of Heat Miller’s contract restructure?

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Steelers sign Troy Polamalu, Heath Miller to extensions; Release Foote – WPXI Pittsburgh

http://news.google.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:36:06 GMT

Steelers sign Troy Polamalu, Heath Miller to extensions; Release FooteWPXI PittsburghTroy Polamalu and Heath Miller are doing their part to help the Pittsburgh Steelers get under the 2014 salary cap. The eight-time Pro Bowl safety and the venerable t …

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Steelers sign Troy Polamalu, Heath Miller to contract extensions – WTAE Pittsburgh

http://news.google.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:17:07 GMT

WTAE PittsburghSteelers sign Troy Polamalu, Heath Miller to contract extensionsWTAE PittsburghTroy Polamalu, Heath Miller. Troy Polamalu and Heath Miller are doing their part to help the Pittsburgh Steelers get under the 2014 salary cap. Steelers 201 …

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From Twitter…..

Pittsburgh Steelers

Wed Mar 05 18:34:28 +0000 2014

We have ALSO signed Heath Miller to a new three-year contract. Enjoy PHOTOS of #HEEEATH: http://t.co/nnNG1AdjUc http://t.co/OzFU6r5VFF

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Adam Schefter

Wed Mar 05 18:33:18 +0000 2014

Steelers have signed safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller, to new three-year contracts.

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NFL on ESPN

Wed Mar 05 18:45:57 +0000 2014

BREAKING: The Steelers have signed Troy Polamalu and Heath Miller to new three-year deals.

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Ian Rapoport

Wed Mar 05 17:25:10 +0000 2014

Contract re-do for #Steelers TE Heath Miller is in. It’s a 2-year extension that lowers his base in ’14 to $1.02M. Bases of $4M in ’15 & ‘16

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Adam Caplan

Wed Mar 05 18:23:00 +0000 2014

#Steelers announced: S Troy Polamalu and TE Heath Miller signed new deals through 2016.

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Bob Labriola

Wed Mar 05 18:29:09 +0000 2014

Also today, Heath Miller signs a new 3-year contract. He also should retire w/ the @Steelers, but he’s the best all-around TE in NFL now

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Steelers Make Big Moves – Release Larry Foote

 Another Year of Tough Calls Due to Salary Caps

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced some major signings and releases in order to player strategy to get back to championship form once again.   Salary caps are always tough, but veteran linebacker Larry Foote had Larry Foote cut from Steelersto be left go.   Foote has been a terrific part of the Steelers “D” for many seasons, but missed most of last year with a torn tricep.

Read more details from sources around the world.

 

Steelers release Levi Brown, Larry Foote and Curtis Brown – Behind

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:49:56 GMT

The Steelers announced the releases of Larry Foote, Levi Brown and Curtis Brown Wednesday.

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Steelers release Larry Foote, Levi Brown – FanSided – Sports News

http://fansided.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:50:35 GMT

May 21, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Stelers linebacker Larry Foote (50) participates in organized team activities at the UPMC Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports.

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Steelers release Levi Brown, Larry Foote and Curtis Brown – NBCSports.com

http://news.google.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:34:12 GMT

Bleacher ReportSteelers release Levi Brown, Larry Foote and Curtis BrownNBCSports.comFoote and Curtis Brown also ended last season on injured reserve. Foote tore his bicep in the opening week of the season and was set to make $1.5 million this season …

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From Twitter….

Pittsburgh Steelers

Wed Mar 05 21:16:35 +0000 2014

We have released linebacker Larry Foote, cornerback Curtis Brown and offensive tackle Levi Brown.

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Burt Lauten

Wed Mar 05 21:15:45 +0000 2014

The @steelers have released veteran LB Larry Foote, OT Levi Brown & CB Curtis Brown. Details shortly on team’s official website.

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FOX Sports: NFL

Wed Mar 05 21:33:45 +0000 2014

UPDATE: Steelers announce they have released LB Larry Foote, CB Curtis Brown and OT Levi Brown.

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Bob Labriola

Wed Mar 05 21:22:13 +0000 2014

Larry Foote, Levi Brown, Curtis Brown released. The moves continue in advance of March 11

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Ed Bouchette

Wed Mar 05 21:24:18 +0000 2014

Steelers release Larry Foote, Curtis Brown and Levi Brown

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KDKA

Wed Mar 05 21:17:03 +0000 2014

JUST IN: The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they have released LB Larry Foote, OT Levi Brown, and CB Curtis Brown. http://t.co/bBQkWu2tkP

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Troy Polamalu To Be Cut From Steelers??

Tough Decisions To Be Made Under Salary Cap

Could the end of an era happen with the most dynamic safety to ever play the game?   Troy Polamalu is one of the most popular Steelers of all time, but will the Steelers be able to keep him with a $10.1 million price tag this year?Troy Polamalu Interception

Every Steeler fan as well as football fans in general would hate to see Polamalu retire.  Worse yet, Steeler fans would become VERY ILL if Polamalu would be forced to play with another team!!

Read the news from around the world as the scenarios unfold.   Let’s hope the Steelers will be able to keep one of the most dynamic players to ever play the game!

 

Steel Curtain Rising: Steelers Salary Cap Bubble: Troy Polamalu

http://steelcurtainrising.blogspot.com Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:30:00 GMT

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

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Steel Sensations…Salary cap decisions must be made | New

http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:00:23 GMT

Troy Polamalu, 2014 cap hit 10.8 million dollars. Polamalu is a tricky one. He is overpaid at this point but he’s not a guy the team should release due to his ability to still contribute plus his legendary status. With one year on his

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert sees variety of options aimed to trim

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:01:03 GMT

His weapons are tactics in which he can reduce the number of total dollars counted against the league’s salary cap. And there is a nice variety of options from which he can choose. There’s restructuring The utility belt will be used often this offseason, with extensions likely being considered for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, outside linebacker Jason Worilds and safety Troy Polamalu. Reductions could be considered and offered to cornerback Ike Taylor and OLB

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Salary cap could force Steelers to make cuts – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

http://news.google.com Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:05:25 GMT

Pittsburgh Post GazetteSalary cap could force Steelers to make cutsPittsburgh Post GazetteColbert cited safety Troy Polamalu, who missed all but seven games in 2012 only to play every snap in 2013, as the “perfect example of someone who changed his [ …

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From Twitter……

Steel Curtain Rising

Thu Feb 13 16:04:12 +0000 2014

#Steelers #SalaryCap Bubble: http://t.co/hUbT7ZTn1f #Pittsburgh and @tpolamalu’s perplexing choice laid out for #SteelersNation.

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Jeff Everette

Wed Feb 12 12:23:03 +0000 2014

RT @SteelCurtainRis: Steelers Salary Cap Bubble: Ike Taylor to Test Team’s Mettle…: Like Troy Polamalu, Ike Ta… http://t.co/eXYw0xhr

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Steel Curtain Rising

Tue Feb 11 15:35:09 +0000 2014

Troy Polamalu & #Steelers #SalaryCap: http://t.co/hUbT7ZTn1f @tpolamalu #SteelerNation @steelers #Pittsburgh

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Coach Tomlin Fined $100,000

Coach Tomlin “Accepts Responsibility”

Coach Mike Tomlin has brought worldwide attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers – but I don’t think it’s that kind that the Steelers really want. $100,000 in fines and possible loss of draft picks is the result of the interference against the Steelers’ coach.

Read the sources below to make your own decision as to whether the penalty was fair or not. Make sure to leave comments at the end!

 

Mike Tomlin Was In Jacoby Jones Way Deliberately

Mike Tomlin Fined $100000 For Jacoby Jones Sideline Interference Mike Tomlin Was In Jacoby Jones Way Deliberately Mike Tomlin: Joe Flacco Thinks He Intended…

 

Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, fined for sideline block

http://nfl.si.com Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:13:35 GMT

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100000 by NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson for stepping onto the field during his team’s 22-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on

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Mike Tomlin swears ‘embarrassing and illegal’ sideline blunder with

http://nfl.si.com Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:14:51 GMT

There’s been a lot of talk about the on-field move that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made during the kick return from Baltimore Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones during the two teams’ matchup on Thanksgiving

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Mike Tomlin’s $100,000 fine applied in real-world terms – Baltimore

http://www.baltimorebeatdown.com Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:21:54 GMT

For most common American households, Tomlin’s fine amounted to roughly $816.

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin fined $100000 by NFL, revocation of draft pick … – Yahoo Sports (blog)

http://news.google.com Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:57:51 GMT

Pittsburgh Post GazetteSteelers coach Mike Tomlin fined $100000 by NFL, revocation of draft pick …Yahoo Sports (blog)The NFL came down hard on Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday, fining him $100,000, and the worst could still be on the way. Th …

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Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Fined $100k For Sideline Incident, Draft Penalty … – CBS Local

http://news.google.com Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:55:08 GMT

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Fined $100k For Sideline Incident, Draft Penalty …CBS LocalPITTSBURGH (KDKA) The NFL will reportedly fine Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000, and will consider taking away or downgrading a draft pick from th …

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Did Mike Tomlin interfere with Jacoby Jones on purpose?

Boomer Esiason and Bart Scott disagree on Mike Tomlin’s intention when he blocked Jacoby Jones kickoff return.

 

From Twitter….

SportsCenter

Wed Dec 04 16:06:10 +0000 2013

THIS JUST IN: Mike Tomlin fined $100,000 for interfering with play vs. Ravens. NFL will also consider draft penalty vs. Steelers.

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Fake SportsCenter

Tue Dec 03 15:04:03 +0000 2013

Mike Tomlin named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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SportsNation

Wed Dec 04 17:28:15 +0000 2013

BREAKING: Mike Tomlin fined $100K for interfering with play vs. Ravens. Here are some great photoshops of that play. http://t.co/P3gGej2sDN

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Adam Schefter

Wed Dec 04 16:03:14 +0000 2013

Mike Tomlin fined $100,000. NFL also still will consider draft choice penalty vs. Steelers.

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Happy Gilmore

Wed Dec 04 17:23:15 +0000 2013

Roger Goodell fines Mike Tomlin 100K for sideline incident. Subsequently, James Harrison has been fined 100K for knowing Mike Tomlin.

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Steelers Lose More Than the Game – They Lose Several Players

Starting With a Loss is Bad, But Injuries Make it Worse

The Steelers looked great at the beginning of the game vs the Titans.    They had the quickest score ever, with a safety on the opening kickoff to Tennessee.   The 2 points were on the board in 3 seconds!

The Steelers then marched down the field  with ease and control until David DeCastro rolled right into the legs of teammate Maurkice Pouncey.    That set off a string of injuries that left several players out for several games or for the entire season.

Now the Steelers are in familiar terrority once again – dealing with major injuries to key players.

Read more about the injuries below.

 

Titans vs. Steelers 2013 results: Pittsburgh sputters in ugly 16-9 loss

http://www.sbnation.comSun, 08 Sep 2013 20:55:18 GMT

The Steelers suffered a host of key injuries to go along with the ugly loss. Center Maurkice Pouncey had to be carted off the field after injuring his knee and was sent to the hospital to undergo an MRI. Stephens-Howling and

 

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers injury report – FanSided

http://fansided.comSun, 08 Sep 2013 00:19:26 GMT

Oct 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) catches a pass against Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux (26) duri.

 

Titans vs. Steelers 2013 results: Pittsburgh sputters in ugly 16-9 loss – SB Nation

http://news.google.comSun, 08 Sep 2013 21:05:16 GMT

SB NationTitans vs. Steelers 2013 results: Pittsburgh sputters in ugly 16-9 lossSB NationThe Steelers suffered a host of key injuries to go along with the ugly loss. Center Maurkice Pouncey had to be carted off the field after injuring his knee and w …

 

 

NFL on ESPN

Sun Sep 08 20:37:33 +0000 2013

BREAKING: Steelers All Pro center Maurkice Pouncey tore his ACL and MCL in the 1st quarter of their game vs Tennessee.

Ian Rapoport

Sun Sep 08 20:33:05 +0000 2013

Brutal RT @AKinkhabwala: Tomlin says Pouncey hurt his ACL and MCL and needs surgery. Larry Foote ruptured his bicep and will need surgery

Brad

Mon Sep 09 01:34:47 +0000 2013

How did Shawn Suisham get hurt today? He didn’t even play???

ProFootballTalk

Mon Sep 09 02:16:21 +0000 2013

Steelers lose Stephens-Howling for season http://t.co/b1RdeM4IUO

Ed Bouchette

Mon Sep 09 11:16:34 +0000 2013

RB LaRod Stephens-Howling has ACL tear, making it 3 players #Steelers lost for season from opening loss.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Sun Sep 08 18:19:39 +0000 2013

. @Cortez_Allen has a left ankle injury. His return is questionable.

John Clayton

Sun Sep 08 18:43:33 +0000 2013

CB Cortez Allen is out of the game for Pittsburgh with an ankle injury.

NFL: AroundTheLeague

Mon Sep 09 02:10:31 +0000 2013

From @RapSheet: The Steelers are almost certainly in the market for a RB after Stephens-Howling torn ACL. (Pt. 1)

Plaxico Burress Done for the Season – Career?

Burress Undergoes Shoulder Surgery Today

Plaxico Burress suffered a season ending shoulder separation Friday in practice and missed the first pre-season game vs. the Plaxico Burress catch vs ChargersGiants.

His surgery today is having many asking if this is it for Burress’s career.    Only time will tell.

Read more about “Plax” and make sure to leave comments below!

 

Plaxico Burress has season-ending surgery – FanSided – Sports

http://fansided.comTue, 13 Aug 2013 00:10:33 GMT

Aug 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress (80) walks on the sidelines against the New York Giants during the fi.

 

Plaxico Burress has season-ending surgery – FanSided

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FanSidedPlaxico Burress has season-ending surgeryFanSidedPlaxico Burress has played 11 seasons in the NFL, all with the Steelers, Giants, and Jets. There was also news surrounding this rotator cuff injury that it could very well be career-threatening …

 

 

Plaxico Burress tears rotator cuff in Steelers’ practice – NFL.com

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FOXSports.comPlaxico Burress tears rotator cuff in Steelers’ practiceNFL.comPlaxico Burress has suffered a setback that could mean the end of his roller-coaster NFL career. NFL.com’s Albert Breer reported the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver suffere …

 

 

From Twitter

Adam Schefter

Mon Aug 12 23:40:38 +0000 2013

Steelers WR Plaxico Burress underwent season-ending rotator cuff surgery today. Season, and possibly career, over.

 

ProFootballTalk

Mon Aug 12 23:49:21 +0000 2013

Plaxico Burress has surgery to repair shoulder, and he’s done for the season http://t.co/4mwnMyADo9

 

Ed Bouchette

Mon Aug 12 14:35:22 +0000 2013

Steelers WR Plaxico Burress will celebrate his 36th birthday today by getting shoulder surgery. Ugh.

Steelers Training Camp Update

Steelers Open to Public on July 26th

The Steelers announced that players will begin practice at St Vincent College on Friday, July 25th.   The public is invited to Steelers training camp 2013attend beginning on Saturday, July 26th.

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Steelers training camp schedule – Behind the Steel Curtain

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The Steelers begin its quest for an unprecedented seventh Super Bowl championship when players report to training camp Friday, July 26. Not coincidentally, Behind The Steel Curtain will release “The Renegade” July 26.

Pittsburgh Steelers training camp preview: Safeties Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark … – PennLive.com

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Pittsburgh Steelers training camp preview: Safeties Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark …PennLive.comPittsburgh Steelers training camp preview: Safeties Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark out to prove themselves all over again. Troy Polamalu 2012. Pittsburgh Steelers …

Pittsburgh Steelers training camp preview: Cortez Allen ready to take on … – PennLive.com

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Pittsburgh Steelers training camp preview: Cortez Allen ready to take on …PennLive.comHere’s how we view the Steelers’ cornerbacks, including projected starters and key reserves, with training camp set to open later this month. PROJECTED STARTERS. …

Pittsburgh Steelers training camp preview: Linebackers will

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With Harrison now in Cincinnati, the Steelers will look for leadership and quarterback pressure in new places.