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Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Tomlin Goes From Black & Gold To Black & Blue

But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.

12/06/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 10: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the bench while playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field on November 10, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Philadelphia won the game 27-13. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Around the NFL: Good News And Bad News

There are a lot of big storylines going on around the NFL right now and they span more than just the playoff race. Actually, the Packers are hoping for a big return soon just so they can get into the playoffs, but other stories have to deal with an interfering coach and an early day in London for next season.

12/06/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sidelines during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Harvin Doubtful, Tomlin Could Get Huge Fine, Dolphin Done For Year

Lots of big-time stories are going around as the 2013 NFL year is entering the final month of the regular season, and there is a lot more going on than just the playoff races. Those things include a Dolphin being done, a coach getting a hefty fine, and a Seahawk having a short return.

12/02/2013

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Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

Ben Roethlisberger (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Keidel: Trading Big Ben Would Be A Big Blunder

There’s a baleful buzz around Big Ben and my beloved black & gold these days. Reports say that the mountainous QB is now a mutinous QB, demanding he be traded at the end of this season.

11/15/2013

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers takes the field in the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Around The NFL: Raiders QB Hurt, Big Ben Is Angry, Falcons Back Mike Smith

Problems abound in the NFL sometimes, and it takes a lot the backing and support from your teammates, coaches, ownership and more to keep you a part of a franchise. Those problems can be injuries, losing streaks and even just rumors.

11/12/2013

L.C. Greenwood (L), Mel Blount, and 'Mean' Joe Greene (R) (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Keidel: Another Tear In The Steel Curtain

Now, one major thread in that curtain is gone. L.C. Greenwood, he of the height and heft and six Pro Bowls and four rings, as central to the dynasty as anyone not named Joe Greene or Jack Lambert, died of natural causes.

09/30/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 29: Linebacker Tamba Hali #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs sacks quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants during the second half on September 29, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Four Teams Remain Winless In The NFL – Three Of Them Are Surprising

With four weeks in the books for the 2013 NFL season, there are a small handful of undefeated teams still out there. Believe it or not, there are actually still four winless teams, and three of them are completely shocking.

09/30/2013

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Reggie Bush Banged Up, Mike Wallace Whines, Steelers Injuries Jeopardize Season

The first week of the NFL season often brings forth a lot of info about how the rest of the year could go. It shines the light on those that look like contenders and focuses on those that are pretenders. Week one also brings about injuries that could really hurt a team for the rest of the season.

09/10/2013

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 30: Travis Tannahill #80 of the Kansas State Wildcats is tackled by Thomas Shamarko #21 of the Syracuse Orange during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 30, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Shamarko Thomas’ Maturity Jump-Starts His Career In The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense

After falling to the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Shamarko Thomas is determined to prove everyone that he will be a valuable player for the Steelers, while also influencing his younger siblings that maturity and discipline pay off in the long run.

08/14/2013

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