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Second season crucial for Bell

...just try to grasp the whole concept of the defense as much as I can in case I need to help someone else. Last year, Earl (Holmes) helped me out, and he was very vocal. But we have to move on." Bell is the Steelers' future, as well as their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/13/pro_352435.shtml
NFL | Lucy C. Laney High School
Bell gets defensive accolade

...It certainly was. The Steelers' defense ranked first in the league, and the linebacking corps of Gildon, Porter, Earl Holmes and Bell was a major reason why. Pittsburgh didn't miss a beat when defensive leader Levon Kirkland left as a free...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/15/pro_333154.shtml
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Steelers' Bell knows how to hit

...defensive captain and highest-paid player, after he had problems stopping the run last season. The Steelers moved Earl Holmes from weak side inside linebacker to the strong side where Kirkland played, then plugged in Bell on the weak side...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/14/pro_326478.shtml
NFL | Lucy C. Laney High School
Cleveland snatches win from Steelers

...remaining. The Steelers kept the lead when Travis Davis and Earl Holmes stacked up Abdul-Jabbar inches short of the goal line...The fans have a right to be upset," linebacker Earl Holmes said. Only a week before, the Browns were embarrassed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/15/pro_274416.shtml
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AFC report

...will have a good year. Replacement players for cornerbacks and departed LB Chad Brown, probably second-year-man Earl Holmes, the latest linebacker from nowhere. NEWCOMERS: CB Donnell Woolford, key free agent signing; DE Nolan Harrison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/29/col_213838.shtml
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Panthers top Browns

...setting up Carolina's TD in the first quarter. On third down, Peete waited for Walls to get behind linebacker Earl Holmes and led him perfectly for a 24-yard scoring strike to put the Panthers up 7-3 late in the first quarter. It was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/02/pro_361856.shtml
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Pittsburgh is the new king of defense

...won't win four Super Bowls - it will be forced to shed too many players in the next few years to do that. Linebackers Earl Holmes and Gildon are free agents after this season, and it is almost certain both won't come back. But the defense has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/21/pro_334199.shtml
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Falcons rally falls short

...Christian for a 1-yard loss on third down. The Falcons eschewed the short pass to run again on fourth down, but Earl Holmes and Kirkland teamed to stop Oxendine inches short of the goal line on fourth down. The Steelers (4-3), unable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/26/pro_275155.shtml
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Tails, they lost

...the ball again. Now, will they see the playoffs again in January? "How can you blow the coin toss?" linebacker Earl Holmes said. "It will be interesting to see the league's stance on this," Bettis said. "Will they say something is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/28/pro_245993.shtml
NFL
Steelers top Ravens in contest

...against the team he starred with for nine years, left in the fourth quarter with back spasms. ... Pittsburgh LB Earl Holmes left in the fourth quarter with a sprained right knee.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/07/pro_238323.shtml
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