Ivan Cole (RickVa)

  • joined Apr 23, 2008
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The 2014 roster built the Steeler Way

The Steeler Way is in full display as team building continues in anticipation of the draft.

Steelers stay aggressive in free agency

The Steelers stay aggressive as free agency moves into April.

Weekend Checkdown: Giving management props

Is it time to give Steelers management their props?

Is a tall receiver the right answer for Steelers?

That would seem to be the common wisdom, but is it the right question?

A popular vet leaves in week two of free agency

The Steelers lose a player that no one wanted to see go in week two of free agency.

State of the Steelers after week one free agency

After a busy first week of free agency where do the Steelers stand?

Is pro football a game or a business?

The use of the N-word is the subject of potential penalty, or so says the NFL. The contradiction that is 'professional sports' may muddle our thinking about how we see the 'game'.

Checkdown: Steelers release three, sign four

The 2014 roster begins to take shape as the free agency period begins.

Salary cap hell fails to materialize on Checkdown

Once again salary cap hell fails to materialize as free agency moves into high gear.

The news from Combine weekend on the Checkdown

The off season begins to pick up steam on Combine weekend

Porter comes home, Browns implode in the Checkdown

The Browns organization implodes, and should we be concerned about the Pouncey twins?

Off season narratives for 2014 begin on Checkdown

What will be the narratives for the 2014 off season?

I owe Peter King an apology

Ivan Cole, like many Steelers fans, tagged SI's Peter King as a Hall of Fame voter who was against Steelers running back Jerome Bettis. While King can't reveal his vote, he indicates strongly he included Bettis on his ballot.

Bettis denied HOF in the Checkdown

Bettis denied induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Steelers hire offensive line coach, Nation swoons

Steelers hire new offensive line coach. For the Nation its love at first sight.

Steelers take stock begin preparing for 2014

As the 2013 season moves toward its climax the Steelers take stock and begin preparing for the 2014 campaign.

Can the Steelers thrive in spite of the NFL?

Pittsburgh doesn't control all the factors that impact their ability to compete, though in the past they have adapted better than most. Can they continue in 2014 as dark clouds gather on the NFL's horizon?

Does the Steelers record reflect their potential?

The record defined their level of play, but did it accurately reflect their future potential?

State of the Steelers: What happened in 2013?

If Steelers Nation has learned anything this year its that its not over until its over.

A funny thing happened to a Steelers' playoff

Yes, on one level it was tragic and sad and frustrating, but it was also hilarious

Can Steelers extend their season into 2014?

We know that this is the last edition of the Checkdown for 2013. What we don't know is whether it is the last for the Steelers 2013 season as well.

Winners and Losers from Steelers win over Packers

The Steelers guarantee we can sleep with visions of sugar plums for at least one more week.

Are the Steelers developing into contenders?

And if they are how many would recognize what is unfolding in front of their eyes?

Steelers and Keisel Claus deliver coal to Packers?

If the Pittsburgh can follow Sunday night's upbeat performance with another win against the Packers it would amount to a pretty good Christmas present for Steelers Nation.

Steelers Nation begins to look to the future

The focus for Steelers Nation turns to the future, but for the team their fates will still be determined by present events.

Steelers are wounded but still relevant

A wounded Steelers team remarkably enters December with a glimmer of hope for making the playoffs.

What is the state of the Steelers at season's end?

How good or bad things appear to be all depends on where you place the horizon.

The best and not so good of times for the Steelers

It was the best of times, it was the not-so-good of times. A Thanksgiving week where the Steelers don't quite get over the hump.

Steelers take round one of Rivalry Week

It was certainly important to secure the win, but how they did it may speak volumes about the state of this team.

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