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  1. 'Unc' Cotchery embraces familiar role

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- The player who went by "J Co" in the three seasons he spent with the Pittsburgh Steelers now answers to another nickname. "I'm Unc down here," Carolina Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery said with a laugh. The moniker is sho...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. 'Nugget' could be hidden gem for Steelers

    Scott Brown

    LATROBE, Pa. -- Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey blurted it out during an organized team activity and the nickname "Chicken nugget" stuck to rookie offensive lineman Chris Elkins. Elkins isn't the biggest guy compared to other Pittsburgh Steelers ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. NFL Nation TV dabbles in nicknames

    Paul Gutierrez

    Join us today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT, for NFL Nation TV's Spreecast episode No. 11. Host Paul Gutierrez (Oakland Raiders reporter), co-host Coley Harvey (Cincinnati Bengals reporter) and guests John Keim (Washington Redskins reporter) and Scott Bro...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  4. Andy Russell recalls genius of Chuck Noll

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH - Adroit drafting and the nurturing of supreme talent gave rise to the defense that had the nickname "Steel Curtain" bestowed on it as the Pittsburgh Steelers were claiming ownership of the 1970s. But Chuck Noll's acumen as a coach also...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  5. Bears counting on Houston to be disruptive

    Melissa Isaacson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Boldly promising the "Monsters of the Midway are back," while evoking the names and nicknames of Bears legends Walter Payton, Gayle Sayers and Dick Butkus, Lamarr Houston welcomed himself to Chicago on Wednesday in a big way. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  6. Dallas Cowboys second to Green Bay Packers in 'America's Team' po...

    Tim MacMahon

    The Cowboys came in second to the Packers in an 'America's Team' poll landslide.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  7. BBAO: Schwartz picks D-line nickname staff

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears Defensive end Israel Idonije is confident the Bears will be ready to roll once the lockout ends. Idonije: "When the lights turn back on, we'll be ready." The Bears and "Hard Knocks"? Dan Pompei sa...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  8. Jack Tatum: 'The Assassin'

    John Clayton

    Jack Tatum's playing style was true to his nickname. He was "The Assassin." I was lucky enough to cut my teeth covering the NFL during the 1970s in Pittsburgh. Back then, no matchup was more anticipated than Pittsburgh Steelers-Oakland Raiders. P...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  9. Palmer in the clutch

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers has a nickname for quarterback Carson Palmer. "He's the new Captain Comeback," Rivers said after Cincinnati's 17-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens. After missing mos...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  10. Ward trying to cement legacy

    James Walker

    AP Photo/Rob Carr Despite an injured knee, Hines Ward will be in action on Sunday. Posted by's James Walker TAMPA, Fla. -- Eleven-year veteran Hines Ward has a unique nickname amongst ...

    Blog | January 29, 2009
  11. TMQ logo's nickname unveiled

    Gregg Easterbrook

    Every week, you get a double dose of Tuesday Morning Quarterback: On Wednesdays, you'll read the best TMQ reader responses of the week.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2007
  12. Parker's speed changes complexion of rushing attack

    Len Pasquarelli

    Willie Parker has brought a different dimension to the Steelers' backfield -- the ability to break a long run from anywhere on the field.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2006
  13. Second-year QB flawless for Detroit-bound Steelers

    Len Pasquarelli

    So much of the Steelers' offensive success against the Broncos was a product of Ben Roethlisberger's magnificent play.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2006
  14. Backup plans come through

    Len Pasquarelli

    As crazy as the 2005 season has been, there remain some truisms. One of them -- which was on display Sunday -- is that it pays to have a solid backup RB.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2005
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    A few years ago, I had an idea for a weekly column to run on based on my nickname at The Magazine. I'd pick each NFL game, and call the column Wick's Picks. The column idea was universally rejected. But years later, here I am with a cheesy m...

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2005
  16. Burress rejuvenated with Roethlisberger at QB

    Michael Smith

    Since Ben Roethlisberger took over at QB, Plaxico Burress has seen his production increase.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2004