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Behind the Steel Curtain 11 hours ago
Browns DE Myles Garrett puts a picture of Ben Roethlisberger through a shredder

Browns DE Myles Garrett puts a picture of Ben Roethlisberger through a shredder

The Browns’ top draft pick from a year ago just cannot get Ben Roethlisberger out of his head as he prepares for the 2018 season Younger members of Steelers Nation might not be aware that the Pittsburgh Steelers once had a fierce rivalry with a team called the Browns based in Cleveland. Sadly, when it was announced on November 6, 1995, the team would be moving to Baltimore, football effectively died in Cleveland. Granted an expansion franchise by the NFL in 1999, the modern-day version of the “Browns” bears little resemblance to the team that once resided in the city. While efforts...
Behind the Steel Curtain 17 hours ago
NFL Insider believes Mason Rudolph is in the best position for long-term success

NFL Insider believes Mason Rudolph is in the best position for long-term success

Of all the rookie quarterbacks, some suggest Rudolph has the best chance to succeed in the long-term. Seems crazy, but after the Le’Veon Bell contract negotiations, and the James Harrison comments regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff, Mason Rudolph-mania has certainly died down throughout the offseason. For those longing for some good news, and optimistic outlooks, on the Steelers’ third round draft pick out of Oklahoma State — look no further. In a recent ESPN Insiders article, NFL Insiders were asked which NFL rookie is in the best position for long-term success....
Behind the Steel Curtain 20 hours ago
Steelers ranked as the 31st most valuable sports team in the world by Forbes

Steelers ranked as the 31st most valuable sports team in the world by Forbes

Among all professional sports teams, the Steelers ranked in the Top-50 worldwide. The Pittsburgh Steelers might not have been able to come to terms on an extension with Le’Veon Bell, but it wasn't because the franchise lacks the funds to pay him. After Forbes released their latest list of the world’s 50 most valuable sports teams on Wednesday, the Steelers' ranking shows just how wide the the money gap really is between ownership and their employees. Although Pittsburgh has seen a drop in its position on the list from No.28 last year to No.31 in 2018, the Steelers' value has still...

Agent for Le'Veon Bell: Guaranteed money was the sticking point

Adisa Bakari, the agent for Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, said in an interview on ESPN Tuesday afternoon the Steelers did not offer enough guaranteed money to sign his client to a long-term contract.
Gabe Rivera, former Steelers top pick, dead at 57

Gabe Rivera, former Steelers top pick, dead at 57

A former Steeler, who was paralyzed in a car accident in 1983, died Monday. Gabe Rivera, the No. 1 selection of the Steelers in 1983, died Monday in Texas at the age of 57. KNES, a San Antonio television station, reported that Rivera’s wife (Nancy) confirmed the former Texas Tech All-American’s death. Rivera was at a social service function Friday, where he was a volunteer, when he fell ill and had to be hospitalized due to a perforated colon. He died three days later due to complications. Rivera, known as “Señor Sack” was selected 21st overall in the memorable 1983 NFL Draft....

Obituary: Gabe Rivera, former No. 1 draft pick of the Steelers, dies at 57.

Former Steelers defensive lineman Gabe Rivera, whose career was cut short after an auto accident paralyzed him in 1983, died Monday night in Texas. He was 57.
Fox Sports Jul 17, 2018
Gabe Rivera, Texas Tech star left paralyzed, dies at 57

Gabe Rivera, Texas Tech star left paralyzed, dies at 57

Gabe Rivera, the College Football Hall of Famer who was paralyzed in a car accident while a rookie with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 57.
NorthJersey.com Jul 17, 2018
Former Steelers, Texas Tech DT Gabe Rivera, who was paralyzed in car accident, dies at 57

Former Steelers, Texas Tech DT Gabe Rivera, who was paralyzed in car accident, dies at 57

Former Texas Tech football star and Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Gabriel Rivera died Monday at the age of 57. Rivera was paralyzed in a car crash in 1983 during his rookie season in Pittsburgh.        
ClutchPoints Jul 19, 2018
James Harrison on difference between Patriots’ Bill Belichick, Steelers’ Mike Tomlin

James Harrison on difference between Patriots’ Bill Belichick, Steelers’ Mike Tomlin

Throughout the years, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has developed a strong reputation for his strict coaching style that has helped him experience much success over the last two decades with the franchise. During an interview on FS1’s ‘The Undisputed,” recently retired linebacker James Harrison voiced that Belichick has some quite noticeable differences […] The post James Harrison on difference between Patriots’ Bill Belichick, Steelers’ Mike Tomlin appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Cincy Jungle 17 hours ago
Bengals run-defense receives below average ranking from PFF

Bengals run-defense receives below average ranking from PFF

Rushing the passer lead to better results than stopping the run for the Bengals last year, but they have the personnel to bounce back. A few days after Pro Football Focus ranked the Bengals pass-rushing unit top 10 in the NFL, they have a harsher judgement on their run-defense unit. Entering the 2018 season, the Bengals find themselves with the 20th best run-stopping squad in the league, which puts them third in the AFC North and ahead of the Steelers, who were ranked 25th. The main culprits to this ranking where the Bengals linebackers not named Vontaze Burfict. Burfict’s run grade from...

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