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Dermontti Dawson Hall of Fame Speech

Steelers Center Dermontti Dawson (1988-2000) is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio....

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Jack Butler Hall of Fame Speech


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From the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio former Steelers great Jack Butler gives his induction speech....

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Jersey of Steelers WR/KR Antonio Brown Placed in Pro Football Hall of Fame


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In Week 17 of the 2011 season, Steelers WR/KR Antonio Brown capped off his historic season with a 23-yard kick return, which placed him over the 1,000 yard mark for the year.

He had eclipsed the 1,000 yards receiving mark a week earlier against St. Louis. That kick return, though, made him the first player in NFL history to achieve 1,000 yard marks in both receiving and return categories.

Because of that, his jersey has been placed on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Brown also broke the franchise record for all-purpose yards with 2,211. Barry Foster's 2,034 had stood since 1992. Brown was named the team's MVP, the first second-year player to earn that honor since Rod Woodson did it in 1989.

Any one of those honors are impressive, even more so when you add in the fact he was a sixth-round draft pick in 2010, and was the final piece of a layered transaction that sent former Steelers WR and Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes to the Jets (the Steelers dealt Holmes for a fifth-round pick, which the Steelers traded to Arizona for CB Bryant McFadden and the sixth-round pick they used to select Brown).

Former Steelers C Demontti Dawson will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, and any Steelers fans making the trip to Canton can see Brown's jersey, along with Dawson's bust, and the busts of the other 25 Steelers' Hall of Fame members.




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Antonio Brown sends jersey to Hall of Fame

Plenty of football still needs to be played before we know whether Steelers receiver Antonio Brown will have a shot at making it to the Hall of Fame.  But he’ll at least have a jersey there. According to Hugh Bernreuter of MLive.com, the black-with-white-numbers shirt Brown wore on January 1 against the Browns now resides…

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Antonio Brown has jersey placed in Hall of Fame

While some players have begun envisioning themselves in Canton, Antonio Brown is already there. Sort of.
According to MLive.com, the No. 84 jersey that Brown wore on January 1 against the Browns (how ironic) now resides in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
What is the significance of this particular piece of apparel, you ask?
Well, on that day, the 24-year-old receiver became the first player in NFL history to amass 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 return yards in a single season. All in all, he totaled 2,211 yards-from-scrimmage in 2011.
Not too shabby for a sixth-round pick.

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Antonio Brown’s Record Breaking Jersey in the Hall of Fame

Hard to believe, but Antonio Brown’s jersey from his record breaking 2011 season has been sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

According to the Hall of Fame, Brown toured the museum with Pittsburgh’s draft picks and free agents. He offered to send the jersey he wore when he became the first player in NFL history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 return yards.

His jersey is in the Pro Football Today Gallery in Canton, Ohio.

Brown set the record on New Year’s Day against the Cleveland Browns. He needed just 11 receiving yards. With six minutes remaining in the first half, Brown returned a kick 23 yards to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark.

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Roethlisberger Selected For Miami (OH) Hall Of Fame

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be inducted into the Miami University Athletics Hall of Fame for its 2012-13 class.

Roethlisberger played college football at Miami (OH), starting for three seasons. He totaled well over 10,000 passing yards and threw for 80 touchdowns to just 23 interceptions while completing 65 percent of his passes.

He owns NCAA records for consecutive games with at least 200 passing yards and most games in a season with over 200 passing yards. He as named MAC freshman of the year in 2001 and was named MAC male co-athlete of the year in 2000-01 and 2003-04.

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Roethlisberger in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft with the 11th overall selection.

Since then, he has led the Steelers to three Super Bowls, winning two (XL and XLIII).

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Rivera elected to College Hall of Fame

Gabe Rivera is among the 14 players and three coaches who form the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame class. Following his outstanding college career, Rivera became the No. 1 pick of the Steelers i...

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Pittsburgh Steelers News Bulletin: On Haley’s Offensive Changes, Mike Wallace, and a Heinz Field Hall of Fame

It’s a great day for some Pittsburgh Steelers notes and musings. Without much of an agenda, a loose and informal structure and geared fully to illicit conversation within the greatest Steelers community web site on the planet (presumably, the universe), we’ll start off diving into the offense.

Haley’s Offensive System

How different will offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s offense be from where it was last year? We’ve heard QB Ben Roethlisberger say it’s 90 percent different (S.W.A.G.), but he’s also talked about going no-huddle and getting the ball to the receivers.

Haley passes to set up the run, and the most obvious difference between the success he had in Kansas City (before he lost half his starters to injury) was the heavy involvement of his running backs. Maybe this is a chicken vs. the egg thing, but the Steelers have considerably more talent at WR than Haley had in Kansas City. Is he just going to ignore that? And if he doesn’t, isn’t he just sitting on much of what they did last year?

I understand it’s early, and you have to take what Roethlisberger said with a grain of salt (if you really want to get picky, you could say the offense changing "90 percent" would probably mean the Steelers are running a wishbone this season, and removing Roethlisberger for an as-of-now-unidentified quarterback in short yardage situations). What exactly is going to be different?

One guess I would make would be less of a priority on high-to-low reads from Roethlisberger and more of an open look for him with more option routes from the receivers.

WallaceHate

You’ve probably noticed BTSC hasn’t run a Mike Wallace-specific story in a little while now. It could be a record for amount of time passed without featuring him. Part of the reason is Wallace hasn’t said or done anything newsworthy recently. It makes me ask myself if he even has at any point this offseason.

Sure, there’s the RFA tag, the possibility of a franchise tag, the contract negotiations and alleged desire for a "Larry Fitzgerald" contract, but Wallace hasn’t said a word. We’ve spoken plenty for him though.

It’s dumb to suggest he doesn’t deserve criticism. I’m of the belief a good quarterback makes an average receiver look much better, but it’s more important to look at the converse of that statement. A bad/injured quarterback makes a good receiver look worse. Part of the reason, I’m guessing, Wallace doesn’t have a long-term deal in place is because the two sides aren’t very close in their initial offers. You can make arguments for both sides, too. On Wallace’s side - few, if any, have the stretch of big-play dominance he has in three years. On the team’s side - the offense hasn’t been all that productive overall, and it was stuck in third gear much of the time when Wallace was getting eight targets a game, as well as when he was getting four a game.

Is that big play threat conducive to a highly productive offense? The risk involved with the deep pass is much higher than of a short pass, so it seems as if the better big-play option would be a guy who can take a short throw a long way. Higher percentage pass, less likelihood of it resulting in a sack or interception.

Roethlisberger really doesn’t throw a great deep pass on schedule. Things go off schedule, pocket breaks down and he’s moving, he’s pretty solid. But sitting in the pocket, he just doesn’t look comfortable.

Maybe a better route is to basically give Wallace the chance this year (since he’s not going anywhere) to put up or shut up. If you’re not, as his haters call him, a "one trick pony," let’s get you in space and see you make guys miss. He’s made those plays in his career, and I’d like to see more of it.

Hall of Fame at Heinz Field

I believe the construction of a Steelers Hall of Fame is a part of the recent proposal to add seats and amenities at Heinz Field, but one needs to get built, like, yesterday.

Who wouldn’t go see that? Say what you will about your love or hate for the Green Bay Packers, the Packers Hall of Fame outside Lambeau is a destination for any hard core football fan. It’s history, it’s the foundation of the NFL. If the Packers have one of those, as storied a franchise as it is, then I’m Packers-green with envy. It would turn Heinz Field into a year-round destination, and one of those things I would see, regardless of the price.

If it’s not in the works already, someone needs to make this happen. If that person is you, please let this serve as our request for action.



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Pittsburgh first for football hall of fame display


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The Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh will be the first stop for a traveling exhibit from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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