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  • joined Aug 01, 2011
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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Born and raised in Pittsburgh (Beaver County specifically) - joined the rest of the diaspora after college when I moved to DC. Now live in Manassas, VA, deep in the heart of Redflop territory. Only reason I have DirecTv is to watch my Steelers every Sunday.

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The U may soon stand for Union

The NCAA and its member schools may believe student athletes participate "for the love of the sport", but the economic windfall the schools have been enjoying all these years may soon have to be shared with the players who make it possible.

Sanders allegedly had agreed to deal with Chiefs

NFLN's Ian Rapoport cites "at least one executive" upset over the manner of business conducted by Steve Weinberg, the agent of Emmanuel Sanders, in their recent negotiations in free agency. Sanders allegedly agreed to terms with Denver and the Chiefs

Steelers’ GM the NFL’s true Underdog

After years of contract restructuring that has had media pundits, football experts and Steeler Nation scratching their heads and asking "just what is Kevin Colbert doing..?", fragments of an undercover investigation gone bad reveals the truth...

Judge denies NFL effort to protect NCAA in lawsuit

In denying approval to the proposed settlement, Judge Brody questions the adequacy of funding of the medical assessment plan, and exposes for the first time the NFL’s intent to protect the NCAA from similar lawsuits.

NFL Concussion Settlement terms submitted

The NFL and the lawyers representing over 5,000 players (and family members) who sued the NFL for allegedly hiding the risks and effects of concussions from the players have reached agreement on how the $765 million settlement will be structured.

The Yin and Yang of the 2013 Steelers No Huddle

Did the strife between QB and OC and the shortcomings of the former O Line coach the reason the No Huddle was barely used in the first half of the season, or did it result in the No Huddle becoming the potent weapon it became in the second half?

The Yin and Yang of the 2013 Steelers: Part I

A "balanced" season record is not something NFL teams strive for (well, okay maybe the Browns do), but in reviewing how the Steelers overcame their horrendous start, we see signs of a potent synergy forming between the Steelers offense and defense.

‘Twas the Steelers’ 2013 Season

From all of us at Behind The Steel Curtain to all of you, wherever you are, merry Christmas, happy holidays and GO STEELERS!

Steelers at Crossroads

The Steelers as an organization has entered into a liminal period; the team is on a threshold where the continuity of success they have long enjoyed is uncertain, and the future identity of the team is as obscured as Heinz Field in the snow.

NFL punishes Tomlin, but risks damaging integrity

In a move fully expected by participants and fans alike, the NFL has levied a huge fine against Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. But by leaving further punishment open for future consideration, exposes questions of its own integrity.

Tomlin risks more than a Steelers draft pick

The potential loss of a 2014 draft pick and a six figure fine are less than what Mike Tomlin has cost the Steelers organization by his actions against the Ravens.

Is Steelers' RB Coach running out of time?

Even though the Steelers handily defeated the Cleveland Browns, Kirby Wilson's running back corps continues to show an inability to gain rushing yards when they are needed, an ongoing vulnerability that could prove to be the achilles heel in any mean

Steelers vs Lions: A Tale of Two Halves

It was a tale of two halves for the Steelers against the Lions; while the first half ended feeling like an epoch of incredulity for the Steelers, the second half was a season of darkness for the Lions as the Steelers took a novel approach to win.

Rooney still waiting on running improvements

It's been over three years since Steelers President Art Rooney II said he and head coach Mike Tomlin agreed the Steelers needed to run the ball more effectively. With three years with which to improve, how are the Steelers doing?

Brett Keisel was right Steelers not ready to play

How many more games will it take the Steelers coaches to get the players ready to play? After eight games, the Steelers give up over three times the number of points they score in the first quarter alone.

Tomlin’s History Lesson ends in Same Old Steelers

Steelers read too much into Tomlin's history lesson and skip the 70's. Instead, they take a page out of the losing decades of the 60's and 50's and revert back to the Same Old Steelers.

Steelers, Concussions in book "League of Denial"

The victims are the players and their families, the disputed heroes the coroner and other doctors who made the initial diagnosis on Steelers great Mike Webster, and the obvious villain is the NFL. But we all share in the blame.

Steelers win ugly but it could prove to be pyrrhic

A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the first step on their long journey back to respectability. They secured both their first victory, and the first takeaways of the 2013 season.

Steelers' GM Colbert just can’t win

Within minutes of the announced trade with the Arizona Cardinals for OL Levi Brown, Steeler Nation launched scathing comments towards its once beloved General Manager Kevin Colbert. Where is the trust now?

Why denial may be the reason for Steelers season

There’s no denying the Steelers’ record, and how they achieved it speaks for itself. Instead of rehashing the how, this is an examination of a possible mindset that is behind the team’s worst start since 1968.

Steelers Big Ben finally chimes in

For years Steeler Nation has wanted and waited for its franchise QB to act like a franchise QB; to be the face of the franchise and the consummate leader of the team. Now that he has begun speaking like a leader, what's all the fuss?

Steelers bungle chance at redemption

After a performance of titanic ineptitude in week one against the Tennessee Titans, the Steelers had the opportunity to redeem themselves in Cincinnati but they bungled it, losing 20-10 against a divisional opponent.

The fall of the House of Colbert

Determining whether the man responsible for building the Steelers is also responsible for its decline into the decrepitude Steeler Nation witnessed Sunday, or is he facing some hard decisions that need to be made quickly?

Steelers vs Titans: Time to send a message is now

After last night’s Debacle in Denver where the reigning SB Champion Baltimore Ravens were humiliated on national TV by the Denver Broncos 49-27, it became quite clear the Steelers need to deliver a message in their game against the Titans.

Has Colbert refined his strategy?

The Release of Ta’amu and Dwyer may be a sign that GM Kevin Colbert has re-defined his strategy, but it remains centered on the "now".

The NFL and Players Settle Concussion lawsuit

The NFL has apparently agreed to a $765 million settlement with the 1,500 players who had filed suit against the league over allegations of the League hiding the long term affects of concussions.

Are the Steelers injury prone?

For several years now Steeler Nation has been fervently waiting for the Steelers to take the final step on the Stairway to Seventh Heaven, only to watch them fall back battered, bruised and injured. Are the Steelers injury prone?

Steelers Pre-Season Injuries not Tomlin’s fault

Twenty-one days into the Steelers’ pre-season and Le’Veon Bell and Isaac Redman join eleven other Steelers to form a baker’s dozen (so far) of injured players, but don’t blame the new CBA or Tomlin and his renewed emphasis on physicality in camp.

Gradkowski shows Steelers set at back-up QB

Steeler Nation can now sleep peacefully at night for the Steelers have a viable, long term backup option at quarterback. Unfortunately, our sleep is still being haunted by the nightmare that is the Steelers' Special Teams unit.

A Steelers’ Transition by any other name

Are they or aren’t they? Are the Steelers in transition or is what we’re seeing merely the continuation of the "Steeler Way" of a team coming off of an 8-8 seasons, which followed a Tebowing from the playoffs the year before?

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