Steel Curtain

Essential Pittsburgh
4:16 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Remembering Chuck Noll and A Turning Point for Pittsburgh

Hall of Fame Steelers Coach Chuck Noll died Friday at the age of 82.
Credit Zennie Abraham / Flickr

Last Friday night, former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Chuck Noll died in his home of natural causes at the age of 82.

Noll coached the Steelers for 23 seasons and transformed the team from a long-standing joke to a championship dynasty, becoming the only coach to win four Super Bowls.

It can also be said that he transformed the city of Pittsburgh into a football town; with Franco’s Italian Army, the whirls of yellow at each game in the form of Myron Cope’s Terrible Towels, and the one play that's been viewed as the true turning point in Steelers history "The Immaculate Reception."

Noll was there for all of this and the driving force behind it all.

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Essential Pittsburgh
4:15 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

The Death of a Steelers Legend

Member of the Steel Curtain, LC Greenwood, died Sunday at the age of 67.
Credit United States Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christina M. Shaw

The Steel Curtain was considered the key to the Steelers success in the 1970s and on Sunday the third of the four legendary defensive lineman died. LC “Hollywood Bags” Greenwood died at the age of 67. The cause of death was kidney failure, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner.

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