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    Just Some Thoughts

    On April 13, 2012 By

    There’s no doubt about the culpability of Sean Payton and Greg Williams in handing out cash bounty rewards. It’s bad stuff folks, no ifs, ands, or buts. But certainly the hype machine that is all over the NFL breaking the latest news of the latest bounty offered by then Saints DC Gregg Williams with the […]

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      Big Play William Gay

      On March 26, 2012 By

      I know that there are a number of Steelers fans who will see the signing of William Gay by the Arizona Cardinals as a boost to the Steelers secondary. I am not among the number that believe that to be so, but i do know that there is a faction out there that really wasn’t […]

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        Knowing when to pull the plug on a career is not easy. Whether a doctor, lawyer, pastor, priest or “waste disposal technician,” all occupations carry with them the same general comcerns in determining when to say when.

        There are so many mitigating circumstances that revolve around the decision-making process which accompany the acknowledgement that […]

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          Mike Wallace

          On March 19, 2012 By

          The Steelers have tendered restricted free agent Mike Wallace a sizeable chunk of money with a 2.7 million dollar offer that i hope leads to Mike getting a deal done. The Steelers really need Mike, because he’s got the one thing you can’t coach, speed.

          You are right when you say that Mike needs to […]

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            The Samurai and Larry

            On March 9, 2012 By

            With the parting of ways with James Farrior, inside linebacker becomes a position of keen interest.

            Larry Foote is the obvious choice of the moment to step into the shoes of the departed Potsie. Larry is one of those guys you can’t dismiss because he’s a gamer, one who’s “game brains” or understanding of […]

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              Punching Chuck

              On February 27, 2012 By

              While i was watching some of the combine on TV, a.k.a. the underwear olympics, i couldn’t help but do a little time traveling in my noggin, back to the first time i met Chuck Noll at Syracuse University. Chuck had come to Syracuse to scout Art Monk, our great WR and Bill Hurley, a […]

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                On February 17, 2012 By

                So the New York J-e-t-s are going to bury the hatchet and engage in a little “team building” eh? Hmmm…i always get a little squeamish when i hear teams are going to engage in team building. I thought that was what training camp was for.

                Years ago when i went to the Minnesota Vikings […]

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                  Though i publicly maintain that i am no fan of Patriots coach Bill Belichick (hey look, it’s a family honor thing. He cut my brother when he coached in Cleveland), i must confess that i do have an admiration for the way he conducts business. For instance, in Indy this week while practicing, Belichick pulls […]

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                    Winning the One-on-One

                    On January 12, 2012 By

                    While i prepped for the “Mile-High Match-up” in Denver and watched some tape of the Broncos offensive line, i came away with the feeling that the Denver Broncos OT Ryan Clady would not be able to block James Harrison consistently mano-y-mano in passing situations last weekend.

                    After hanging 9 quarterback pelts on the wall in […]

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                      “You got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em, Know when to walk away and know when to run.”

                      The lyrics to the Kenny Rogers song “The Gambler” of so many years ago should be the anthem that loops endlessly in the gourd of Steelers running back Isaac Redman this week as the […]

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                        The One You Gott’a Have

                        On December 28, 2011 By

                        There are four guys that have a chance to play this weekend after sitting out last week versus the Rams. Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger, Lamar Woodley and Manny Sanders.

                        If i had a choice to select just one of those guys that i thought was indispensible this weekend it would have to be Maurkice Pouncey. […]

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