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Veteran Steelers nose tackle Chris Hoke to announce retirement

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Steelers veteran nose tackle Chris Hoke will announce his retirement at a news conference tomorrow after 11 seasons with the team.

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Sean Kugler Talks Open OC Job, Marcus Gilbert, Maurkice Pouncey, Draft Process & More

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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler was on with 93.7 The Fan this morning to talk about Bruce Arians and the interest he has, or lack there of, in the open offensive coordinator position. He also talked about what quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner brings to the table should he get promoted to the position. Kugler also addressed the Marcus Gilbert to left tackle in 2012 speculation as well as the health and progress that Maurkice Pouncey has had in the league thus far. Kugler also gave a breakdown of the draft process from the Senior Bowl on, as it relates to position coaches like Read more [...]

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Chris Hoke Announces Retirement

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Chris Hoke has officially announced his retirement, the team announced on Wednesday.

Hoke will conduct a press conference on Thursday.

Signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of BYU in 2001, Hoke did not appear in a game until 2004 and has totaled 83 tackles and two quarterback sacks in 114 games over the last seven-plus seasons.

The 35-year-old suffered a “stinger” on October 16 and was placed on injured reserve on December 8. Hoke underwent surgery on his neck the following week that was expected to end his playing career.

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Chris Hoke will retire

The first, expected change to the Steelers defense will officially take place Thursday. Defensive lineman Chris Hoke will announce his retirement at a press conference held by the Steelers. Hoke was a classic, valuable role player for an entire decade. He joined the organization in 2001 as an undrafted free agent and remained a backup…

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Art Rooney II Interview Part 2 of 2

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Steelers Digest editor, Bob Labriola sits down with team President Art Rooney II to discuss this past season and the team moving forward.

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Steelers’ Clark added to Pro Bowl squad

Steelers safety Ryan Clark has been named to the AFC Pro Bowl squad, replacing injured Baltimore safety Ed Reed, the team announced today.

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Patriots and Giants to Square Off in Super Bowl XLVI

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Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes drilled a 31-yard field goal in overtime to defeat host San Francisco in the NFC Championship. With that, Rex Ryan feels the Jets are still the better team in New York.

What seemed like 12 hours earlier, Billy Cundiff blew a 32-yard field goal attempt, giving New England a win in the AFC Championship.

The rematch of one of the greatest football games ever played, the Giants victory in Super Bowl XLII, is set for two weeks from today in Indianapolis.

A less-than-stellar performance from Patriots QB Tom Brady will likely install the Giants as the favorites, particularly considering Giants QB Eli Manning was given perhaps the most savage beating a passer has ever taken in a conference championship game, and he still made throws to put his team in a position to win.

(Update: New England goes into the start of Hype Week as 3 point favorites)

The Giants defeated the Packers in Green Bay in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl in 2007.

The Patriots survived a Ravens team that did enough to win, but didn't make the plays necessary down the stretch to pull off the upset. Against what was perceived to be a tough run defense, the Patriots rushed for two touchdowns, uncharacteristic of a team that dominated in the air through the season.

It looks to be an intriguing match-up, similar but less explosive than their previous Super Bowl meeting. The Giants look stronger offensively than they were then, but the Patriots lack the big-play threats they had in their 18-1 season.

New York defeated the Patriots 24-20 in Week 9 of the 2011 season. Manning drove the Giants 80 yards in 1:21, hitting TE Jake Ballard from 1 yard out to clinch the win.



Source: Behind the Steel Curtain


Patriots and Giants to Square Off in Super Bowl XLVI

Photo

Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes drilled a 31-yard field goal in overtime to defeat host San Francisco in the NFC Championship. With that, Rex Ryan feels the Jets are still the better team in New York.

What seemed like 12 hours earlier, Billy Cundiff blew a 32-yard field goal attempt, giving New England a win in the AFC Championship.

The rematch of one of the greatest football games ever played, the Giants victory in Super Bowl XLII, is set for two weeks from today in Indianapolis.

A less-than-stellar performance from Patriots QB Tom Brady will likely install the Giants as the favorites, particularly considering Giants QB Eli Manning was given perhaps the most savage beating a passer has ever taken in a conference championship game, and he still made throws to put his team in a position to win.

(Update: New England goes into the start of Hype Week as 3 point favorites)

The Giants defeated the Packers in Green Bay in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl in 2007.

The Patriots survived a Ravens team that did enough to win, but didn't make the plays necessary down the stretch to pull off the upset. Against what was perceived to be a tough run defense, the Patriots rushed for two touchdowns, uncharacteristic of a team that dominated in the air through the season.

It looks to be an intriguing match-up, similar but less explosive than their previous Super Bowl meeting. The Giants look stronger offensively than they were then, but the Patriots lack the big-play threats they had in their 18-1 season.

New York defeated the Patriots 24-20 in Week 9 of the 2011 season. Manning drove the Giants 80 yards in 1:21, hitting TE Jake Ballard from 1 yard out to clinch the win.



Source: Behind the Steel Curtain


Steelers Offensive Coordinator Candidate Randy Fichtner – The Memphis Tiger Years

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner has been at the top of my potential candidates to replace Bruce Arians as the offensive coordinator since it was announced that Arians would not return in 2012. The reasons are obvious as he already has a good grasp of the talent on the Steelers roster, he has a good relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and he has had an association with head coach Mike Tomlin dating back to 1998 when they both were on the Arkansas State coaching staff. Tomlin in fact hired Fichtner to his staff when he was hired back in 2007. Fichtner also runs Read more [...]

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Fichtner boasts pedigree to succeed Arians as offensive coordinator with Steelers

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Randy Fichtner, the Steelers' quarterbacks coach, is a candidate to succeed Bruce Arians as the team's offensive coordinator.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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