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Todd Haley Named Offensive Coordinator

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have named Todd Haley as their new offensive coordinator, it was announced today. “I am excited about the opportunity to come back home and work for a tremendous organizatio...

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Two Steelers named AP All-Pro

The Associated Press announced their 2011 NFL All-Pro list on Friday afternoon, and two Steelers were selected.Making this year's team are center Maurkice Pouncey and safey Troy Polamalu.

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Polamalu Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week Wednesday for his performance Sunday in a 13-9 win against Cleveland.

Polamalu recorded two tackles, one sack, an interception and three pass breakups against the Browns.

It’s the first time Polamalu has received the award this season. He has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week five times in his career.

Polamalu and the Steelers are preparing to play Denver in the Wildcard round of the playoffs Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The game can be seen on KDKA-TV.

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Wannstedt promoted by Bills, named defensive coordinator

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Dave Wannstedt is taking over as the Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator. Coach Chan Gailey maintains his trust in quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. And surprise, surprise, Gailey hasn't entirely shut the door on bringing back receiver Stevie Johnson -- so long as he keeps in check his colorful and oft-questionable touchdown celebrations.

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Brett Keisel Not Even Named a Pro Bowl Alternate? The Beard was Snubbed

Now this is just wrong.  Keisel is having his best season.  What he has had to play through this season is unreal.  He is part of the number one defensive unit in the NFL and he is making plays every game.
Keisel has had to work through so much this year.  He has had to play without Casey Hampton for 3 games on his inside.  That does not even count that Hampton’s back up Chris Hoke has missed the entire season.  Keisel had to do more to stop the run then ever before with the lack of a middle presence in many games.
Keisel has been working with less then usual on his outside shoulder as well.  He also has had to play without James Harrison for 5 games with an eye injury and suspension.  During that time Lawrence Timmons replaced Harrison.  That meant Larry Foote came off the bench for Timmons in the middle.  Keisel had no help around him.  He had to protect inside, outside and his back side due to injuries.
Keisel helped lead the Steelers the to the number one overall defense. ...

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Polamalu, Pouncey, Wallace and Brown named AFC Pro Bowl Starters, Roethlisberger a Back-Up

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The Steelers had four players named as starters on the 2012 AFC Pro Bowl team, and one as a back-up.

SS Troy Polamalu, WR Mike Wallace, KR Antonio Brown and C Maurkice Pouncey were selected as starters, and QB Ben Roethlisberger is a back-up QB behind Tom Brady, the AFC's starting QB.

Brown had a great year as a receiver, but he was named to the Pro Bowl team as a kick returner.

It marks the first year since 2006 the Steelers did not have an outside linebacker named to the team.

While neither Polamalu nor Wallace are seen as surprise starters, Pouncey is somewhat of a surprise. The Steelers running game has dropped off a bit from where it was last year. Pouncey has had several different players lining up at both guard positions throughout the year, and he has been the Steelers' best run and pass defender.

Roethlisberger and Brady are joined by San Diego's Phillip Rivers.

Baltimore's Ray Rice, Houston's Arian Foster and Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew are the running backs with Batimore's Vonta Leach is the fullback.

Wallace is joined by New England's Wes Welker, Miami's Brandon Marshall and Cincinnati's A.J. Green as the receivers.

The tight ends are Rob Gronkowski and San Diego's Antonio Gates.

Cleveland's Joe Thomas, Miami's Jake Long and New York's D'Brickashaw Ferguson are the offensive tackles. Marshal Yanda (Baltimore), Brian Waters (New England) and Logan Mankins (New England) are the offensive guards for the AFC.

Pouncey is joined by New York's Nick Mangold at the center position.

On the defensive side of the ball are some familiar names in the AFC.

At defensive end, Indianapolis' Dwight Freeney and New England's Andre Carter joined Denver's Elvis Dumervil. Baltimore's Haloti Ngata, New England's Vince Wilfork and Oakland's Richard Seymour are the defensive tackles.

Baltimore's Terrell Suggs, Kansas City's Tamba Hali and Denver rookie Von Miller are the outside linebackers.

The inside linebackers are Baltimore's Ray Lewis and Kansas City's Derrick Johnson.

At cornerback, New York's Darrelle Revis, Houston's Jonathan Joseph and Denver's Champ Bailey were named to the team.

Polamalu is joined by Baltimore's Ed Reed and San Diego's Eric Weddle at the safety positions.



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Steelers WR/KR Antonio Brown Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown has received heaps of praise from Steeler Nation, and Wednesday, he received some national recognition.

Brown, a second-year receiver and return man, was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on the speed of a 60-yard punt return touchdown in Week 13 against Cincinnati.

Brown, who is second in the AFC with 12.2 yards per punt return, took a kickoff back for a score against Tennessee in 2010, but this is his first punt return touchdown.

Brown also has 50 catches for 774 yards and a touchdown receiving this season.

While fellow second-year man Emmanuel Sanders has recently taken over kick return duties (likely in an effort to keep Brown fresh), Brown is averaging 27.8 yards a kick return this year, with 17 returns of 20+ yards. Both numbers are among the best in the NFL.

Brown's touchdown last week accentuated a thorough thrashing of the visiting Bengals, and special teams highlighted the win. Along with his touchdown, the Steelers blocked a field goal and forced and recovered a fumble.



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