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5 Burning Questions Left in the Wake of the Torturing from the Titans

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PFT on NBCSN: Demaryius Thomas, AFC North burning questions

One of the most talked about moves of the offseason was wide receiver Wes Welker trading in life with Tom Brady for life with Peyton Manning. Welker’s new Broncos teammate Demaryius Thomas will stop by Pro Football Talk on NBCSN on Wednesday to talk about how the offense is looking now that Welker has joined…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers

5 Burning Questions on the Pittsburgh Steelers Trials and Tribulations with Free Agency

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5 Burning Questions Facing Steelers Nation Heading into Dallas

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Debate over Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning in the 2004 NFL Draft still burning

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Burning Questions About The ‘Mystery’ Of The Steelers’ Defense

steelrs_defense.jpgWith a global fan-base, the Pittsburgh Steelers have caused ‘Steeler Nation’ to wonder what is going on with the defense. Statistically goo…

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5 Burning Questions Facing the Steelers Heading Into Cincinnati

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Five Burning Questions: Free Agency Edition

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 19:  Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers special teams including Jason Worilds #97 Ryan Mundy #29 Anthony Madison #37 Stevenson Sylvester #55 and Arnaz Battle #81 make a tackle on Jerricho Cotchery #89 of the New York Jets during the game on December 19 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Free Agency is still a few weeks away, but there’s plenty of fuel to fire our 5 Burning Questions: Free Agency edition.

1. Steelers Nation no longer has Bruce Arians to kick around. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with his dismissal, do you think the way it was handled, with Rooney II over ruling Tomlin and the team attempting to pass it off as a “retirement,” tarnishes the concept of “The Steelers Way?”

2. The range of differing opinions over the underlying wisdom behind Todd Haley’s hire is as wide as the parting of the Red Sea. Do you agree or disagree that Todd Haley is the man to lead the Steelers offense?

3. Given the age of James Farrior, Larry Foote, and James Harrison, the arrested development of Lawrence Timmons, and what we’ve seen of Stevenson Sylvester and Jason Worilds how high of a priority should linebacker be for the Steelers?

4. Massive free agent defections are no longer a staple of Steelers off seasons as they once were in the 1990’s, still its rare when you can keep everyone you want. If you had to pick one Steelers free agent, other than Rod Woodson, that you wish hadn’t gotten away, who would that be?

5. The Steelers are renegotiating contracts with players they signed to long-term deals with reckless abandon. Are you concerned that they might be setting themselves up for a Salary Cap disaster?

There you go, have at it folks!

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The burning question as playoffs start: Can they win it all?

The Steelers’ playoff journey could end abruptly at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium today. Or they could navigate the choppy waters in Baltimore or New England and finish triumphantly in Super Bowl XLVI.

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5 Burning Questions Steelers vs. Broncos Wild Card Edition


The Cincinnati Benglas failed to take care of business (no surprise there) but the Steelers victory over the Browns gave them a 12-4 record more than gets them into the playoffs. It also gives us plenty of material for our 5 Burning Questions Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos Wild Card Edition.

1. Neal Coolong described a private jersey ritual he will observe to honor Hines Ward’s 1,000 catch achievement. The Steelers, have only officially retired Ernie Stautner’s jersey, but have an unofficial rule that numbers 12, 32, 52, 58, 59*, and 75 do not get re-issued. Do you think number 86 needs to join that elite group?

2. Antonio Brown has had a sensational season, but nonetheless was a surprise winner of the Steelers 2011 MVP award. Do you think Brown has done enough to deserve the award, and if not who should have gotten it?

3. Ryan Clark and his doctors had apparently had a plan in place that would allow him to play at Denver. Given how thin Pittsburgh suddenly is at defensive back, do you think that Mike Tomlin is right not to play Clark?

4. The Steelers are also mighty thin at running back. Hines Ward played tail back his sophomore season at Georgia. If, God forbid, Pittsburgh should suffer another injury at running back during the playoffs should they consider lining Ward up in the backfield?

5. Name one player on each side of the ball that must step up his game for the Steelers run at Lombardi Number Seven to be successful.

Wild Card Question:

6. Seneca Wallace hurt the Steelers defense plenty with his scrambling ability. What must the Steelers defense do to stop Tim Tebow from doing the same?

There you go folks. Remember, to get full credit, you must “show your work.” Enjoy!

*The astute ones will note that number 59 was indeed reassigned in 1984 – Since it has been out of circulation since then I can only assume this was an oversight. (Interestingly enough, Donnie Shell’s number (31) went over a decade without being worn by another player.)

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