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Speedster WR Markus Wheaton impressing coaching staff, catching on quick as possible replacement for departed Mike Wallace

When the Pittsburgh Steelers let WR Mike Wallace walk, they knew there was a void to fill in the offense.

Wallace stretched the field with his speed and made room for fellow receivers Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders rook to work underneath.

Wallace is gone, but the philosophy stays the same and rookie Markus Wheaton is quickly showing he cou...

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Steelers’ unselfish veterans teach possible replacement

For an NFL Rookie it doesn’t get more intimidating than to have Pittsburgh Steelers future Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu diagram a play for you.
Shamarko Thomas, a fourth round pick has the luxury of not only Polamalu, but also Ryan Clark to teach him the ropes.
According to Triblive.com, the veteran Steelers are happy to finally have a play...

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Landry Jones on speculation he’s Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement: ‘You might want to talk to the coaches or Mr. Rooney on that one’

One NFL scout said of the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth round pick quarterback Landry Jones, in college at time looked ‘bored.’

Well, Jones is now out of the boredom zone and into the speculation department.

There are some circles that feel Jones could have been chosen to become Ben Roethlisberger’s successor, no matter how ridiculous that s...

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Steelers Hope They’ve Found A WR Replacement

Mike TomlinThe Steelers selected speedy Oregon State receiver Markus Wheaton in the third round of the NFL draft Friday night.CBS Pittsburgh » Steelers



CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora Updates NFL’s Replacement Referees Situation


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(Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)With the replacement referee situation in the NFL passed the boiling point, the Fan Mo...

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Larry Foote reportedly told replacement refs ‘you should kill yourselves’

As bad as the replacement officials have been over the first three weeks of the season, there remains a line that coaches and players should not cross. Arguing calls is one thing, but coaches shouldn’t be grabbing refs after the game or chasing them down in the locker room and swearing at them. And players certainly shouldn’t be saying what Lar...

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The NFL’s Lack of Foresight Has Created More Of A Problem Than Replacement Officials Have


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Replacement Referees Are Ruining NFL, Says Former Ref

(Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)KDKA AM's Larry and John talk to former NFL referee Sanford Rivers live at the Spaghet...

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NFL Replacement Officials: Affecting the Integrity of the Game since 2012


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Talks Between NFL and NFL Referees Association Stall, Replacement Officials Being Trained

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The NFL has seen replacement players before, but replacement referees appear to be in line for the 2012 season.

A players strike in 1987 led to athletes crossing the picket line to play during the season, but the league hasn't used replacement (or "scab," depending on which side of the argument you're on) before.

Talks between the two sides broke down Monday, leading to the NFL walking away from the table after federal mediation failed to bring the sides together for a deal.

The NFL has said it will begin training and hiring replacement officials from wherever, outside of college football's BCS. Those officials cover both NFL and NCAA games, and the NFL doesn't want to put those officials in "an awkward situation."

As if a newly hired official standing-toe-to-toe with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin over a disputed pass interference call won't be awkward enough.

The amount of newly emphasized regulation in the NFL has led to officials having to watch for considerably more possible infractions - up to, and particularly, issues pertaining to player safety.

As we've seen far too many times this past season, officials simply cannot be the on-field deliverers of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's safety agenda. It's difficult to watch Steelers OLB James Harrison jamming a shiv into the side of whichever quarterback the Steelers are playing, all the while making sure the baton FS Ryan Clark uses to bludgeon receivers upside the head isn't being used.

Hiring inexperienced officials at the onset of a labor strife between the league and its officials will only be more gasoline on an already raging inferno. We often rip officiating, sometimes rightly so, but top to bottom, they get the call right 98 percent of the time. If that number drops, and with the newly selected officials far more likely to follow the safety script to the letter, players are going to have to prepare themselves to adjust very quickly to the way a game is being officiated.



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