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  1. NFL Labor Negotiations: Solutions for 3 Bargaining Issues

    It is hard to turn on ESPN these days and not hear a daily update about what is happening—or more recently, what is not happening—between the NFL and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 443 reads 7 comments

  2. 2011 Super Bowl: Team Dissention for Green Bay Packers Over a Team Picture?

    You always hear coaches talking about minimizing distractions before games, and with the Super Bowl being the biggest game of all, Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy can't be all that thrilled about the past few days...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 1,072 reads 3 comments

  3. Packers vs. Steelers: Why Pittsburgh Should Be Favored in Super Bowl XLV

    Early betting odds have been released for Super Bowl XLV in Dallas and the Vegas odds-makers have the Green Bay Packers as a 2.5 point favorite over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before Steelers fans get up in arms, this spread isn't necessarily bad news...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 4,638 reads 75 comments

  4. Pittsburgh Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey: NFL Rookie of the Year?

    I just happened upon the list of candidates for NFL Rookie of the Year over at NFL.com, and much to my shock and dismay the Steelers Maurkice Pouncey is not on the list of five candidates...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 1,226 reads 21 comments

  5. Ravens vs. Steelers: Inside the Ravens Locker Room

    I've been sitting here watching all of the postgame interviews on NFL Network after the Steelers 31-24 victory over the Ravens to advance to their second AFC Championship game in the past three years...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 504 reads 5 comments

  6. Troy Polamalu: How Does His Injury Really Affect the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense

    Strong safety Troy Polamalu is unquestionably the straw that stirs the drink for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Polamalu was injured two weeks ago against the Cincinnati Bengals when he strained his Achilles tendon...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 627 reads 7 comments

  7. Pittsburgh Steelers and 3 Scenarios: A Drive to the AFC Championship

    With three games remaining we are getting close to the end of the regular season and the beginning of the NFL playoffs...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 2,520 reads 12 comments

  8. Franco Harris Interview: Catching Up With The Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer

    This week I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to speak with Pittsburgh Steelers legendary running back Franco Harris...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 2,417 reads 6 comments

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Examples Why the Heart of a Champion Defeated Baltimore

    Last night's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens saw a matchup of two teams that make no secret about the fact that they don't like each other...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 1,161 reads 33 comments

  10. NFL Picks Week 13: Can Videotape Even Help the Denver Broncos?

    Things are starting to got into crunch time this NFL season, and over the next few weeks we should see separation from the contenders and pretenders...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 397 reads 0 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Steelers: What If You Didn't Watch The Game Against Buffalo?

    Over the past day and a half there have been plenty of game reports, report cards, and grades for the team's performance...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 877 reads 38 comments

  12. NFL Picks Week 12: How Will the Tennessee Titans Fare Without Vince Young?

    What is the deal with the Titans, and is it going to be the end of the road for quarterback Vince Young? Time will tell on that one, but for now the question is what will be the impact on the remainder of the Titans season...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 17,805 reads 12 comments

  13. Raiders vs. Steelers: The Officials and The NFL Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

    There are plenty of after action articles, grading the game, etc., so I'm going to lay off of that this week. I will however make a couple of observations. All of these fall under the category of "It's about time...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 4,632 reads 74 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Steelers: Response to the Bruce Arians Interview

    I just finished reading a reprint of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians' interview with reporters after yesterday's practice session in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review ...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 6,069 reads 46 comments

  15. Jeff Reed: Pittsburgh Steelers Kicker Is on His Way Out, and It's About Time

    According to reports from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Steelers will be bringing in some kickers tomorrow to compete for Jeff Reed 's job. It's about time...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 1,898 reads 28 comments

  16. Pittsburgh Steelers: Why The Steelers Are Getting Ready to Go Into The Tank

    Considering that the Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-3 it is hard to push the panic button just yet, but over the last month there have been a number of disturbing signs that this season may not end as well as it should...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 2,187 reads 28 comments

  17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Avoiding a Heart Attack in the Queen City

    Everyone recovered from last night's game? After almost blowing a 20 point lead, the Steelers hung on with a big defensive stop in the last minute to preserve a 27-21 victory...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 309 reads 29 comments

  18. NFL Picks Week 10: Can The Dallas Cowboys Finally Win With Jason Garrett?

    Last week was harsh. Who (other than you Brownies out there) saw Cleveland hanging 34 on the New England Patriots? I also thought that the subtitle of my article last week, "Minnesota ...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 2,123 reads 3 comments

  19. James Harrison: Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Fined by the NFL Again

    Is it possible for something to go from ridiculous to absurd? Just two days after to traveling to New York to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Steelers linebacker James ...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 2,689 reads 68 comments

  20. NFL Picks Week 9: Minnesota Vikings Continue into a Tailspin

    This is the first in a weekly series that will appear each Tuesday, giving you the rundown and my picks for the upcoming NFL weekend. I started out smoking hot this year, going 11-5 each of the first three weeks this season...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 19,223 reads 27 comments

  21. Pittsburgh Steelers: Pitt's Play Calling Is Not Worth Grading in Loss to Saints

    I have been writing articles over the past few weeks grading the Steelers play—calling by quarter on both sides of the ball. It didn't happen last night...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 810 reads 25 comments

  22. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints: Without the Blitz the Ball Will Fly

    Blitzburgh first went into hiding against the Baltimore Ravens . What once populated NFL fields across the country has become an elusive and infrequent sighting...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 1,050 reads 20 comments

  23. The 50 Greatest Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

    Before we move on to my list of the 50 Greatest Pittsburgh Steelers of All-Time, it would be worth giving you some insight into my thinking...

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  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: What Aaron Smith's Injury Means For the Defense

    The Steelers walked out of Miami today with a 23-22 victory, but may have left one of its most important parts of the defense in the whirlpool. Defensive end Aaron Smith suffered what NFL ...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 4,182 reads 20 comments

  25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Grading the Play-Calling Vs. the Miami Dolphins

    In last week's battle of Arians vs. LeBeau the nod went to offensive coordinator Bruce Arians by a slim margin of a B+ to a B-...

    Tom Dale Written by Tom Dale about over 3 years ago 826 reads 2 comments