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Exclusive with Steelers OL Coach Ron Blackledge, 1982-1991

First, can you let readers know what you’ve been doing with yourself since your time coaching in the NFL ? Well, I’m retired, I’m seventy-nine years old and am back in my hometown of Canton, Ohio where I grew up and went to school. I have three children and ten … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers Cornerback Rod Woodson, 1987-1996

First, can you let us know us know what you’re next steps are in your coaching/post-NFL career? I left a really good job at the NFL Network as an analyst to give something back to young players as a coach. These milliennials players are a different kind of player and … Read Article →

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Former Steelers Discuss Recently Promoted Steelers Coach John Mitchell:

Joel Steed: “Coach Mitchell – he was just incredible. He should be up for a head coaching job. He really understood the pressure. The  moment of now.” Casey Hampton: “Coach Mitchell treated everyone the same at first. He was a great coach. Once you proved yourself he’d treat you a … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Frank Varrichione, Steelers OT, 1955-1960

First, can you let us know a little about your path post-NFL? I worked for my former coach at Notre Dame, Bob McBride after the NFL. He had a trucking company and I was the salesperson for the Midwest section of the country. They hauled steel out of Chicago. A … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers NT Casey Hampton, 2001-2012

First, tell me a bit about what you’ve been doing since your time in the NFL? I’ve been spending a lot of time with my son – he’s into sports so I’m trying to make myself available to him. Spending time with my family and relaxing… How hard was that … Read Article →

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Former Steelers talk about The Chief

On the anniversary of Art Rooney Sr.’s birthday, some stories about The Chief from former Steelers players:

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Exclusive with Steelers WR Nate Washington, 2005-2008

First, as you just recently retired, can you let us know what your next steps have been since your time in  the NFL? I’m just catching up now to my family life. My wife waited for me for years while I was in the NFL…. I  just got married last … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers WR David Gilreath, 2012-2013

First, since your retirement from the NFL you’ve done some interesting things in terms of work and travel. Tell us a bit about those? Well starting from the beginning…it was a journey since my time in the NFL. It took time to figure out what I wanted to do. I … Read Article →

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Steelers Quotes on Recently Retired Steelers WR Coach Richard Mann

DeMarcus Ayers: “Coach Mann with his inspirational talks. He talked about guys in Tampa Bay who worked their way up the roster to start and contribute.” C.J. Goodwin: Coach Mann was a great help. He was a blessing. He didn’t care if you were a first round pick or not … Read Article →

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Exclusive with Steelers Wide Receiver Jimmy Orr, 1958-1960

First, tell us a bit about how you ended up in Pittsburgh? Well, I was drafted by the Rams as a junior out of college. I hurt my knee and I thought I was done, but they drafted me in the twenty-fifth round then. I played in the Blue-Gray game … Read Article →

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