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Steelers young LBs growing up fast

Steelers young LBs growing up fast

pittsburghlive.com Updated Sep 19, 2013
By Mark Kaboly, McKeesport Daily NewsKion Wilson got confused at times. Vince Williams found himself flustered at one point. And Dick LeBeau expected nothing less. With the Steelers lacking any ...
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  • Two blown leads drop Cards back to NL Central pack

    Two blown leads drop Cards back to NL Central pack

    MLB.com Sep 19, 2013
    The Cardinals held one-run leads in the eighth and ninth innings, and had the bases loaded with one out in the 15th. However, St. Louis couldn't seal the deal, falling 7-6 to the Rockies on Thursday to see its division lead shrink to one game over the P…
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  • What The Bears Are Saying About The Steelers

    What The Bears Are Saying About The Steelers

    steelersgab.com Sep 19, 2013
    Bears QB Jay Cutler on the offense and protection: “I am much more comfortable, I think. Not as comfortable as I want to be with these guys yet. That’s just a trust factor. The more I watch film, the better I feel about it. Just sitting back there in th…
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  • Steelers 2013 Scouting Report Week Three: Chicago Bears

    Steelers 2013 Scouting Report Week Three: Chicago Bears

    steelersgab.com Sep 19, 2013
    The Steelers will play their first NFC North battle of the season Sunday night at home vs the Chicago Bears, and there’s plenty on the line as the black and gold try to avoid going 0-3. The Bears have played two tough games, both at home, and came out o…
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  • Veteran safety Clark says Steelers need to stay positive, focus…

    Veteran safety Clark says Steelers need to stay positive, focused

    By Alan Robinson, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewThe Steelers’ key players met privately at quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s request not just to sort out why they are 0-2 but to prevent the team ...
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  • Steelers notebook: Miller reports no discomfort after second fu…

    Steelers notebook: Miller reports no discomfort after second full practice

    pittsburghlive.com Sep 19, 2013
    By Ralph N. Paulk, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewTight end Heath Miller (knee) practiced without restrictions Thursday. Miller appeared optimistic about playing Sunday night against Chicago at Heinz Field. Miller, wearing a brace ...
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  • Bernard pops up on Bengals injury report

    Bernard pops up on Bengals injury report

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    As the Bengals brace for a visit from the Packers, the team that beat the Steelers on Monday night is dealing with a cluster of injuries. Most notably, running back Giovani Bernard has been listed for the first time this week with a hamstring injury. Be…
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  • Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez makes ‘kamikaze’ catch and flips h…

    Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez makes ‘kamikaze’ catch and flips head-first into Padres dugout

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Sep 19, 2013
    This must be the season that everybody on the Pittsburgh Pirates gets what he wants. Not only did the Bucs take another step toward clinching a playoff spot for the first time in 21 years Thursday afternoon, but catcher Tony Sanchez fulfilled a lifelong…
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  • Troy Polamalu To Cut His Hair For Veterans

    Troy Polamalu To Cut His Hair For Veterans

    steelersgab.com Sep 19, 2013
    Maybe the most famous hair in all of sports is going to get cut, as Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has announced he will have a “ceremonial haircut” for charity to support veterans. Stripes.com reports that Polamalu’s haircut will talk place in November,…
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  • Pirates' offense belts Padres; Cole fans 12

    Pirates' offense belts Padres; Cole fans 12

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- Neil Walker had four hits, including his 11th homer of the season, and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the San Diego Padres 10-1 Thursday and stop a three-game losing streak.
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  • Steelers rookie RB Bell practices for first time in a month

    Steelers rookie RB Bell practices for first time in a month

    By Tribune-ReviewSteelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell went through a full practice Thursday for the first time since spraining his right foot Aug. 19 against Washington. ...
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  • Haley could be moving closer to the hot seat

    Haley could be moving closer to the hot seat

    The biggest surprise about Wednesday’s news regarding the in-game brouhaha between Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley and Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is that the player involved was Brown and not quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But there’s a …
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  • Only Veterans May Play Ping Pong In The Steelers Locker Room

    Only Veterans May Play Ping Pong In The Steelers Locker Room

    deadspin.com Sep 19, 2013
    The Steelers are sort of a wreck—"total panic mode," as one player says. In response, a reported players-only meeting that produced a new rule: no one with less than four years of NFL experience is allowed to play table tennis and billiards at…
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  • Markus Wheaton next rookie up for Steelers

    Markus Wheaton next rookie up for Steelers

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- It took Jarvis Jones all of two games to crack the starting lineup. Shamarko Thomas has played significant snaps as a nickel back, and Vince Williams is splitting time at strong-side inside linebacker. On deck from the Pittsburgh Steelers'…
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  • Liriano could be busy man down the stretch

    Liriano could be busy man down the stretch

    MLB.com Sep 19, 2013
    Francisco Liriano will start on Friday to kick off a critical weekend series against the Reds, and he could start again in Cincinnati the final day of the regular season on short rest, if the Pirates need the game to sew up a playoff berth.
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  • Panic might be taking hold

    Panic might be taking hold

    post-gazette.com Sep 19, 2013
    Just one player and one assistant coach remain with the Steelers from the previous time they opened the season with two losses.
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  • Steelers notebook: Team likely to reconstruct blocking style

    Steelers notebook: Team likely to reconstruct blocking style

    post-gazette.com Sep 19, 2013
    Blocking adjustments are on tap for Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears.
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  • Kovacevic: Look! Up in the sky! It’s ... Heath?

    Kovacevic: Look! Up in the sky! It’s ... Heath?

    pittsburghlive.com Sep 19, 2013
    By Dejan Kovacevic, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewIt’s hard to imagine how the Steelers’ offense could be any more of a mess. They’ve scored two touchdowns through two losses, both on the ...
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  • Video - NFL Coors Light Cold Hard Facts 01:13

    NFL Coors Light Cold Hard Facts

    Sep 19
    Tedy Bruschi breaks down the Seahawks defense, the Giants and Redskins in danger of starting 0-3 and how he would fix the Steelrs; offensive issues.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: CHI-PIT 01:12

    Countdown Daily Prediction: CHI-PIT

    Sep 19
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Chicago at Pittsburgh.
  • Video - Pirates Avoid Sweep, Crush Padres 00:30

    Pirates Avoid Sweep, Crush Padres

    Sep 19
    Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high 12 batters and Neil Walker collected four hits to fuel the Pirates to a 10-1 win.
  • Video - Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 02:22

    Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Sep 19
    NFL Films previews the Week 3 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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    Sep 19
    John Clayton's First and 10: Andrew Luck leads the Colts against his former Stanford coach, John Harbaugh.
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    Sep 19
    Well, now I've gone and peaked too soon. Viewing things realistically, a 14-2 record in Week 2 means I have nowhere to go but down. And from the looks of this week's tricky schedule, I might be nose-diving like a submarine on its maiden voyage.
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    Sep 19
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    Sep 19
    Trent Richardson has not been the explosive playmaker the previous Cleveland regime was hoping for when it dealt four draft picks to move up one spot and take him at No. 3 in 2012. - (Rob Carr/Getty Images) This is close. The Colts didn’t win the Trent …