Dale Lolley

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Dale Lolley has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1993 after previously working at WJAC-TV and the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, and The Derrick in Oil City. A native of Fryburg, Pa., he is a graduate of North Clarion High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he earned a degree in journalism. He has covered the Pittsburgh Steelers since joining the Observer-Reporter in 1993, and also serves as the outdoors editor. He also is a radio host for Pittsburgh’s ESPN 970-AM, and serves as administrative adviser for the Red & Black, Washington & Jefferson College’s student newspaper.
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Jan 2017

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Bell good as gold for Steelers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Note to the Steelers: Whatever Le’Veon Bell wants this offseason when his contract talks begin, with all due respect to the movie “Rounders,” pay that man his money.

There have been a lot of great players who have worn a Steelers uniform. In fact, 21 former Steelers players have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

None has had a stretch of games quite like the Bell has put together in the second half of this season and into the playoffs.

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Jan 2017

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Steelers need to stick with the plan: run the ball

By Dale Lolley

There’s a reason why it’s called home-field advantage.

That’s because playing at home in the postseason is an advantage. You’ve got a team travelling to your stadium to play in front of what should be mostly your fans.

For the Kansas City Chiefs, playing in Arrowhead Stadium, one of the loudest and most difficult venues for visiting teams, the postseason has afforded little advantage.

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Jan 2017

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Steelers show greatness, fallibility in same game

PITTSBURGH – This was what the Steelers had dreamed about for the past three seasons.

There was Ben Roethlisberger completing passes at will to wide receiver Antonio Brown to build an early lead Sunday.

There was Le’Veon Bell imposing his will on the Miami Dolphins the rest of the way as he made several stop-and-start runs that made him look as if he were auditioning for a starring role in the next sequel to the movie, “The Matrix.”

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Jan 2017

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Game had meaning for those who played

PITTSBURGH – In the grand scheme of things, Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Browns was meaningless.

In terms of professional pride, it meant much more.

The scoreboard was not turned off, there were 55,000 fans in the seats, and the game was broadcast on television with many more fans watching.

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