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Steelers Legendary Coach Chuck Noll Laid to Rest

Greatest Coach In Steelers History Leaves His Mark Forever

Steelers legendary coach, Chuck Noll, was laid to rest today.   Read tributes, past history, and other items about the Steelers greatest coach of all time.

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Goodell attends Chuck Noll funeral – ESPN

http://news.google.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:58:56 GMT

The MMQBGoodell attends Chuck Noll funeralESPNPITTSBURGH — The lessons Chuck Noll passed down to his players — maxims that often applied as much to life as to football — are tacked on the wall in Mike Mularkey’s office. They say things like “stres …

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Funeral Mass held for legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh – WTAE Pittsburgh

http://news.google.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:39:30 GMT

ESPNFuneral Mass held for legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll in PittsburghWTAE Pittsburgh… Chuck Noll, the winningest coach in the history of the Steelers. More · Legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll dead at 82. Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame …

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Remembering Noll: McGinley recalls remarkable partnership, unusual man – Pittsburgh Business Times

http://news.google.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:56:22 GMT

Remembering Noll: McGinley recalls remarkable partnership, unusual manPittsburgh Business TimesI don’t think (the Steelers’ success) would have happened without the two of them working together. They built a remarkable legacy. “Everyone says he had g …

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Part I: Man Not Myth – The MMQB

http://news.google.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:29:14 GMT

The MMQBPart I: Man Not MythThe MMQBThe scene: a breakfast press conference at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl hotel, the Fontainebleau in New Orleans. Steeler Coach Chuck Noll—chunky, sandy-haired, solid-looking in tan pants and light blue pullo …

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Part II: The Teacher – The MMQB

http://news.google.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:48:59 GMT

The MMQBPart II: The TeacherThe MMQBHe lorded over Pittsburgh’s sideline for 23 seasons, amassing an overall record of 209-156-1 before retiring in December 1991. Two years later, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The first … Forme …

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From Twitter

Peter King

Mon Jun 16 16:21:42 +0000 2014

Rocky Bleier’s tribute to Chuck Noll, @themmqb: http://t.co/suocQbJxX1 … This is a great column by Bleier.

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Dejan Kovacevic

Mon Jun 16 15:30:47 +0000 2014

Final RT of Monday column: CHUCK NOLL’S GREATEST TRIUMPH … is Pittsburgh itself http://t.co/FokSAMBsFn @Steelers http://t.co/OLqgXvdMcu

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Seth Meyers

Mon Jun 16 14:10:57 +0000 2014

Really nice Chuck Noll column from @Dejan_Kovacevic http://t.co/dk7w6LcOvh

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KDKA

Tue Jun 17 12:27:33 +0000 2014

Family, friends & #Steelers Nation will say goodbye today to Chuck Noll at St. Paul Cathedral: http://t.co/WcrA8VH900 http://t.co/6qu8gKjjWC

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The MMQB

Tue Jun 17 13:53:55 +0000 2014

Part II of Dr. Z’s Sports Illustrated profile of Chuck Noll that appeared in July 1980 issues: http://t.co/UY2SBuQfuY http://t.co/AzjXV6uTR5

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KDKA

Tue Jun 17 16:43:20 +0000 2014

#UPDATE: #Steelers Nation says goodbye to beloved coach #ChuckNoll: http://t.co/wEKmMw1voT http://t.co/AL2LNjdpTl

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Steelers Greatest Coach, Chuck Noll Dead at Age 82

Noll – the Only Coach to Win 4 Superbowls

Chuck Noll is the greatest coach the Steelers have ever had.   His teams in the 70′s is what turned the Steel City around and started Steeler Nation!    His guidance has led more Hall of Fame players than any coach.  Thanks to Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh football is not only on the map, but he MADE the map.   Perhaps 4 Superbowl wins in a decade will be a record that will never be beaten.

Rest in Peace, Chuck Noll

 

Chuck Noll Dead At 82 – Steelers Depot

http://www.steelersdepot.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:53:57 GMT chuck noll

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost a legend this evening as former head coach Chuck Noll has passed away at the age of 82. Noll was named head coach of the.

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Hall of Fame Steelers coach Chuck Noll dies at age 82 | Audibles

http://nfl.si.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 04:25:46 GMT

Steelers legend Chuck Noll is the only NFL coach to win four Super Bowls. (Neil Leifer/SI). The moment they hired Chuck Noll to be their head coach in 1969 is among the most important in Pittsburgh Steelers history.

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Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll dies at age 82

http://fansided.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:47:45 GMT

According to a report from TribLive.com, legendary Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll has passed away Friday night at the age of 82. Charles Henry N.

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Legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll dies – NFL.com

http://news.google.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 10:52:55 GMT

Legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll diesNFL.comChuck Noll, the four-time Super Bowl winning coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has passed away at the age of 82. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Noll’s death Friday night, according to a source …

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Chuck Noll Dead At 82 – Steelers Depot

http://news.google.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 04:10:23 GMT

Chuck Noll Dead At 82Steelers DepotThe Pittsburgh Steelers have lost a legend this evening as former head coach Chuck Noll has passed away at the age of 82. Noll was named head coach of the Steelers on January 27, 1969 and coached the team to four Su …

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From Twitter….

Hines Ward

Sat Jun 14 04:01:31 +0000 2014

Thoughts and prayers go out to Chuck Knoll’s family. Steeler Nation lost one of the greatest coaches in history…. http://t.co/wbUvKls0R9

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Rod Woodson

Sat Jun 14 04:21:57 +0000 2014

My prayers goes out to Chuck Knoll and his family, he was a great coach and man! It was an honor to play for such a legend!

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Stuart Scott

Sat Jun 14 13:26:13 +0000 2014

I was a kid who loved legendary players & coaches. Chuck Knoll..part of the fabric of my huge football world. 4-time SB winning coach..#RIP

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Dan Kelley

Sat Jun 14 16:25:41 +0000 2014

RT @JonGordon11: “Champions do ordinary things better than everyone else.” -Chuck Knoll

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Johnny Hotsauce

Sat Jun 14 16:24:16 +0000 2014

@andrewssports @DieHard4BigBlue they should build a hill outside of the stadium, put the statue at the top, and call it Chuck Knoll.

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SalenaZito

Sat Jun 14 05:17:35 +0000 2014

The Emperor is dead. RIP Chuck Knoll. You made a blue-collar town proud. Yoy and double yoy. #Steelers #Pittsburgh

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Jon Gordon

Sat Jun 14 13:26:15 +0000 2014

“Champions do ordinary things better than everyone else.” -Chuck Knoll

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Perhaps the single play that got the Steelers on their run and Noll’s string going was the Immaculate Reception.   Enjoy the historical play and story below!

 

 

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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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 On Verge of Releasing James Harrison

 Steelers and Harrison “Stymied” Over Pay Cut

The Pittsburgh Steelers and James Harrison are at a standstill over Harrison’s salary.    The Steelers must cut Harrison’s pay James Harrison Leaving Pittsburghdue to the salary cap, and Harrison doesn’t want to play that game.

Could this be the end of #92 sacking quarterbacks for the Steelers???

Read more from sources around the web and make sure to add your comment!

 

Steelers ask James Harrison to take a pay cut – Behind the Steel

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com3/8/13

How much will James Harrison accept to play in Pittsburgh this season? The two sides appear to be at a standoff, and that could lead to his release.

 

 

James Harrison ‘on the verge’ of getting released by Pittsburgh

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com3/8/13

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue speaking with James Harrison about taking a pay cut and with no agreement in sight USA Today is reporting that it’s now looking like Harrison will likely be released.

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers, James Harrison Could Soon Part Ways

http://fansided.com3/7/13

The Pittsburgh Steelers were hopeful that they could restructure the deal of star outside linebacker James Harrison before the start of free agency to free.

 

 

Report: Steelers on verge of cutting James Harrison

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Steelers on verge of releasing LB James Harrison – USA TODAY

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NBCSports.comSteelers on verge of releasing LB James HarrisonUSA TODAYThe Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker James Harrison continue to have issues coming to an agreement on a pay cut and it seeming increasingly likely Harrison will be released. UNDE …

 

Report: Steelers Might Release LB James Harrison – Bleacher Report

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Bleacher ReportReport: Steelers Might Release LB James HarrisonBleacher ReportJames Harrison has many memorable moments in the Steelers uniform. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers coaching staff wants Harrison back next year. This …

 

Why the Steelers Must Keep James Harrison – Bleacher Report

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Bleacher ReportWhy the Steelers Must Keep James HarrisonBleacher ReportJames Harrison has been one of the best defensive players in the league over the past six seasons, but as he approaches his 35th birthday, the Pittsburgh Steelers face a tough dec …

 

Why the Steelers Must Keep James Harrison – Bleacher Report

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Bleacher ReportWhy the Steelers Must Keep James HarrisonBleacher ReportJames Harrison has been one of the best defensive players in the league over the past six seasons, but as he approaches his 35th birthday, the Pittsburgh Steelers face a tough dec …

 

 

From Twitter….

 

NFL_ATL

Report: Steelers draw closer to releasing James Harrison http://t.co/7w3TSlKF4d

Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:40:19 PM

 

 

ProFootballTalk

Steelers on verge of cutting James Harrison, per @MikeGarafolo http://t.co/tRzz0S86bL

Friday, March 08, 2013 2:45:04 PM

 

 

bomani_jones

so the steelers are gonna release james harrison as soon as they draw straws for who has to tell him? i got that right?

Friday, March 08, 2013 9:44:26 AM

 

 

keithmpye

RT @TheNFLInjuryRpt: It’s being reported that the #Steelers are on the verge of cutting veteran LB James Harrison. #NFL

Friday, March 08, 2013 8:17:48 PM

 

 

Lil_Cucci

RT @aalexander524: James Harrison take the pay cut!

Friday, March 08, 2013 8:15:29 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Says Steelers are #1 in Ohio

Browns And Bengals Move Over for Steeler Fans!

Facebook has kept track of the number of “Likes” that football fans have and came upon a startling discovery…. there are more Steeler fans in Cincinnati than Bengal fans!   

Here’s an article found in SB Nation …   the article is actually from the Cincinnati Bengals, not the Steelers!!

 

Steelers Have Most Fans in Ohio

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

 

Bengals Fans: Facebook Declares Pittsburgh Steelers As Most “Liked” In Ohio

 By on Feb 1, 5:30p

Of Facebook’s 35 million account holders, one out of ten have declared their allegiance to an NFL franchise. The results may surprise you.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how the Bengals fan base looks when illustrated onto a map of the United States, Facebook has compiled some nifty illustrations based off of data they compiled by tracking “likes” of an NFL team for every Facebook user. Roughly 3.5 million Facebook users have “liked” an NFL team, and Facebook is calling their research “one of the most comprehensive samples of sports fanship ever collected.”

“While winning seems to matter, NFL teams have local followings that are probably heavily influenced by family ties and/or where a person grew up, so we were obviously curious to see where the fans for various teams live now. By considering the physical locations of NFL fans, we can construct a map of the top team for each county in the US. It tells an interesting story about the ways that football rivalries and allegiances alternately divide and unite the country, and sometimes even individual states.”

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Now, if you’re even partially colorblind, you may need some help with this one. 32 teams leads to three different shades of orange on this map, but I think we can all conclude which orange is Miami, Denver, and so on. What’s fairly alarming in this map is the fact that Pittsburgh fans override about half of the state of Ohio. In other words, Bengals fans and Cleveland fans collectively tie Pittsburgh fans in the Buckeye State.

Why is that?

There are a few things to consider as we look at a sea of yellow oozing all over the state of Ohio. First, it’s important to mention that Facebook’s conclusions act almost as the Electoral College. The true numbers are taken away and each county is given a sort of winner-take-all scenario. In other words, we don’t really know exactly how many Bengals fans (or Browns fans, for that matter) are “liking” their team. We only know who’s winning over a specific county and therefore getting their pigment on Facebook’s fancy map. Second, naturally geography comes into play. A large portion of western Ohio is closer to Pittsburgh – simple as that. Also, Ben Roethlisberger’s legacy is littered all over the state of Ohio. Rothlisberger was born in Findlay, OH (or Lima, OH depending on which source you believe) where he also attended high school, and he played for three years at the University of Miami in Oxford, OH. See the chunk of yellow in the Northeast? It’s likely that Big Ben’s hometown fans occupy that space.

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Mendenhall Suspended from Steelers

Mendenhall Suspended for Conduct “Detrimental”

The Steelers suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for “conduct detrimental” to the team.   When he was informed rashard mendenhall suspendedthat he would not dress for the game with the Chargers, he didn’t bother to show up at all.

Read more about his suspension below…

 

Steelers suspend Rashard Mendenhall for 1 game – SBNation.com

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The Pittsburgh Steelers suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.

 

Steelers suspend Rashard Mendenhall one game for conduct

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Upon being informed he would not dress in the Steelers’ Week 14 game against San Diego, Mendenhall didn’t show up at Heinz Field. The team suspended him for one game, and signed Baron Batch off the practice squad.

 

Rashard Mendenhall suspended – ESPN

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NFL NewsRashard Mendenhall suspendedESPN… Ben Roethlisberger for the rest of the season.Tags: Eric Karabell, Fantasy Football · Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, the leading rusher for the past three seasons, has been susp …

 

 

All Share Services – Salon

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All Share ServicesSalonPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for conduct detrimental to the team. Mendenhall has been inactive for the last two games after fumbling in a 20-14 loss to Cleveland on No …

Steelers Activate DeCastro

Will DeCastro be Ready for Ravens?

The Steelers are starting to bring back injured players and just in time.     David DeCastro, the first round pick from Stanford, David Decastro returns to active rosteris coming back and will hopefully be able to help bring stability back to the offensive line.

Read more about DeCastro’s return and the ramifications he could have as the Steelers come down the December stretch!

 

David DeCastro activated by Pittsburgh Steelers – NFL News

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SB Nation PittsburghDavid DeCastro activated by Pittsburgh SteelersNFL NewsThe Steelers activated offensive guard David DeCastro from injured reserve Monday, a move they hope will add stability to an offensive line ravaged by injuries. DeCastro retur …

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie David DeCastro Returns to Practice – Rant Sports

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NFL NewsPittsburgh Steelers Rookie David DeCastro Returns to PracticeRant SportsJason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE. In a season that has been filled with bad news, the Pittsburgh Steelers finally got a spot of good news as it’s being reported that Rookie guar …

 

 

Steelers activate David DeCastro, put Marcus Gilbert on IR, release David Gilreath – Behind the Steel Curtain

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Steelers activate David DeCastro, put Marcus Gilbert on IR, release David GilreathBehind the Steel CurtainIn another week of furious roster activity, the Pittsburgh Steelers have announced the activation of rookie offensive guard David DeCastro from …

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens – KFFL

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Bleacher ReportPittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore RavensKFFLThe Pittsburgh Steelers have activated OG David DeCastro (knee) from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list and signed practice squad OG John Malecki to their active roster. The team als …

Polamalu Named Most Liked NFL Player

NFL News: Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polumalu is most liked NFL player

October 24, 2012   ·   Polamalu Most Liked Player in NFL

Troy Polumalu is easily one of the most recognizable players in the NFL. The hard-nosed safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers is known for his ferocious hits on the field and flowing locks off the field. Polumalu now can add most liked player in the NFL to his resume,according to Forbes magazine.

The business publication which ranks nearly everything in professional sports recently conducted an E-Poll Market Research survey in order to determine which NFL playerswere the most liked along with which players were the most disliked. Polumalu came in with a 63% appeal rating while Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh came in as the least liked player in the NFL currently.

Quarterbacks came in as the most liked position, with seven of the top-10 liked players play under center. New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was the most liked signal caller, garnering a 62% appeal rating. Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers round out the fourth and fifth spots respectively of the most liked NFL players.

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Pittsburgh Leading League in Penalties

Steelers Have Been Popular with the Yellow Flag

Penalties are a part of football.   The Steelers, however, have been penalized more than any other team in the NFL so far this year.   So far they penalty flags have been flying with the Steelershave averaged 9.2 penalties per game and 86.5 yards per game.

The Steelers have long been known as a team full of discipline.   “In some instances we have some guys working hard and not necessarily smart,” Tomlin said. “Those things usually smooth themselves out as you push through the first quarter of the season.”

Penalties were on the increase with the replacement refs, but have come down with the regular officials – except in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers saw the yellow flag nine times for 106 yards in their win over the Eagles last Sunday.  They were very fortunate that their miscues didn’t cause yet another loss.

In one of the Eagles drives, safeties Ryan Mundy and Ryan Clark had personal fouls that gave Philly 30 yards that ended up helping the Eagles score a touchdown in the 3rd quarter that allowed them back in the game.  Willie Colon had 4 penalties on the day which kept pushing the Steelers offense the wrong direction.

“They’re just small mental errors,” center Maurkice Pouncey said.

While Pittsburgh has been one of the most penalized teams under coach Tomlin, the Steelers were known as one of the teams with the fewest penalities under Coach Bill Cowher.   Unless the trend turns around, Tomlin’s Steelers will once again be one of the top ten most penalized teams in the NFL.

The Steelers are not trying to be known as a penalized team, but Harrison and Clark already have reputations for fines for numerous helmet to helmet hits.   One thing for certain….  the penalities are making it more difficult for the Steelers to continue their winning ways.

Here’s to a game without penalties!