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By Tim Gleason The most unpopular coaching position in the NFL is the offensive coordinator. Similar to a Major League Baseball manager, there are five million people in every city who can do a better job. Coordinators know this when they take the job, so do their wives and kids.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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By Tim Gleason When Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey hopped off the field on Sunday during the first quarter of the AFC Championship, it marked yet another calamity on the offensive line. It is hard to imagine that a team could make it to the Super Bowl... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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By Tim Gleason Two former Pittsburgh Steelers, Dermontti Dawson and Jerome Bettis, are among 17 finalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2011. Dawson has been close in previous years and some believe he may finally get the call this year. He played for Pittsburgh... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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Mike McCarthy doesn't coach in Pittsburgh, but he's from there. Mike Tomlin isn't from there, but he coaches there. McCarthy was born in Pittsburgh in 1963. His father was a firefighter, police officer and bar owner, and raised McCarthy to be an avid Steelers' fan. Young Mike attended Bishop Boyle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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By Tim Gleason The old saying that statistics are for losers might be an oversimplification, but Ben Roethlisberger certainly proved Sunday that statistics can be very deceiving. Big Ben ended with a 35.5 quarterback rating, hitting on just 10 passes in 19 attempts with two interception and no touchdowns. Upon... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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By Tim Gleason The Jets are flying into town again for the sequel and the Steelers are hoping the game goes exactly like the December 19 battle, except for the opening kickoff. A major difference between this year and last is that Super Bowl MVP receiver Santonio Holmes will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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Jan 17, 2011
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By Tim Gleason After scoring just seven points to Baltimore’s 21 in the first half of the AFC divisional game Saturday at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers were in dire straits of continuing their quest for a seventh Super Bowl Championship. Enter number seven, star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who led... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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By Tim Gleason The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping the 2010 football season turns out just the same way as the 2008 season. During both campaigns, the Steelers took a 12-4 record into the playoffs and in both they were the two seed. Interestingly, if you divide the season into four... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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By Tim Gleason In 1971, the Baltimore Orioles, defending World Champions, were playing the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series. After the Orioles took a 2-0 lead Roberto Clemente put the Pirates on his back and became the series MVP. The Pirates won, 4-3. In 1975, the two cities met... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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By Tim Gleason The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping the 2010 football season turns out just the same way as the 2008 season. During both campaigns, the Steelers took a 12-4 record into the playoffs and in both they were the two seed. Interestingly, if you divide the season into four... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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By Tim Gleason When the Pittsburgh Steelers manhandled the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, 41-9, they looked like a team on a mission, and for good reason. The Steelers earned the two-seed in the AFC tournament, an accomplishment that comes with a home playoff game and more importantly, a bye week.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at The 50 Yard Line - Articles
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Jan 10, 2011