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Colbert Says Contract Talks With Roethlisberger Ongoing; Is Tuning Out Offseason Criticism Of QB

Mar 24, 2019

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The 2019 NFL annual meetings are getting underway this week in Phoenix, Arizona and Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert is once again present for them and even talked to select members of the media Sunday evening. While Colbert didn’t have anything earth-shattering to say on Sunday, he did address a few key topics related […]

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Colbert Confirms Steelers Are Trying To Trade Morgan Burnett

Mar 24, 2019

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It’s no secret Morgan Burnett won’t be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers for much longer, a self-imposed April 1st deadline to move him. For Kevin Colbert, it’s only a question of if they can get something for him. At today’s Owner Meetings, Colbert confirmed media reports the team is attempting to trade Burnett. GM […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Colorado S Evan Worthington

Mar 24, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Jerald Hawkins Should Become Chukwuma Okorafor’s #1 Fan

Mar 24, 2019

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Jerald Hawkins won’t be the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting right tackle in 2019. He’s off scholarship, on the fringe of the roster, on a unit full of talent with most spots locked up. The best he can ask for is a backup opportunity, a chance to stick and bide his time. That means rooting for Chukwuma […]

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Apollos Clinch AAF’s First Playoff Berth As Iron Looks To Near One Today

Mar 24, 2019

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The Alliance of American Football recently announced that its inaugural championship game would take place in Frisco at the Ford Center, a 12,000-capacity facility owned by Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys. Yesterday, the Orlando Apollos became the first team in the league to stamp their ticket to the postseason for the potential to play […]

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Notre Dame CB Julian Love Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Mar 24, 2019

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Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love is likely a player we’ll be discussing quite a bit as a possible 2019 NFL Draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several weeks as he’s already been linked to the team in a few mock drafts. That will likely continue to happen the next several weeks following Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert being […]

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Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mar 24, 2019

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Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read or watch. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.” Shot #1 […]

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Artie Burns In For Turbulent Offseason In Search Of His Confidence

Mar 24, 2019

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What does the year 2019 hold for Artie Burns? The Pittsburgh Steelers pretty much already established that they have no illusions of him being a start for them going forward after they signed Steven Nelson to a three-year, $25.5 million contract, the largest ever handed out to a player during the free agency period by […]

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Buy Or Sell: Steelers Will Make The Playoffs In 2019

Mar 24, 2019

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The offseason is inevitably a period of projection and speculation, which makes it the ideal time to ponder the hypotheticals that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face over the course of the next year, whether it is addressing free agency, the draft, performance on the field, or some more ephemeral topic. That is what I will […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Miami (FL) S Sheldrick Redwine

Mar 24, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Bruce Arians After Hiring Two Full-Time Female Coaches: ‘My Hope Is That Pretty Soon It Won’t Be News’

Mar 24, 2019

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Bruce AriansFormer Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is on his second head-coaching stint since he ‘retired’ after the 2012 season. And this latest one comes after he actually retired. Now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after spending a few years as the Arizona Cardinals’ head coach, Arians has been known over the years as an […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Valdosta State CB Stephen Denmark

Mar 24, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Report: Steelers To Meet With Maryland S Darnell Savage Jr.

Mar 24, 2019

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It sounds like the Pittsburgh Steelers might have a super athletic defensive back with ball skills scheduled for a pre-draft visit. According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. is scheduled to visit the Steelers prior to this year’s draft. Savage has already visited or will visit Titans, Cardinals, Texans, Rams, […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Had 2nd-Most Contested Catches In 2018

Mar 24, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is not the fastest player at his position in the NFL, although he plays faster than many may still be giving him credit for. He is not the biggest, nor the strongest, either, though he does not lack for either in those two particular areas. But one of the […]

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Steelers 2018 Draft Class Review – S Terrell Edmunds

Mar 24, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Draft is drawing near, which seems to be a fitting time to take a look back at the rookie seasons of the Pittsburgh Steelers class from the 2018 NFL Draft. People start talking about the quality of a draft class before said class is even completed, of course, but now we have a year […]

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Mike Hilton Says Tom Bradley, Players ‘Had To Get Adjusted’ To Each Other In 2018

Mar 24, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have turned over their coaching staff quite a bit over the course of the past two offseasons, replacing or moving their offensive coordinator, wide receivers coach, running backs coach, offensive line coach, defensive line coach, outside linebackers coach, and defensive backs coach. For good measure, they even added a new position, a […]

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Saquon Barkley Thinks Beckham ‘Wasn’t Really Happy’ About Being Traded To Browns

Mar 24, 2019

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In theory, Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. has reason to be happy after he was traded to a team that is generally bad to a team that was better last season, and who is projected to be even better this year and going forward—with his own play being a key factor in that […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Which Position Most Likely To Be Addressed Prior To Draft?

Mar 24, 2019

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 The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2019 Steelers Pre Draft Visit Tracker

Mar 23, 2019

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Back at it for another year, keeping tabs on the players brought in for official, pre-draft visits by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Each team gets up to 30 of them, not counting local visits. For each player, we’ll post the name, position, and when announced, the date they come into visit. As is the norm, the […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Michigan TE Zach Gentry

Mar 23, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Terrell Suggs Turned Down ‘Handsome Offer’ From Ravens, Who Didn’t See It Coming

Mar 18, 2019

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Back in February, new Baltimore Ravens General Manager Eric DeCosta vowed that the team under his guidance would do a better job of retaining its young talent—and its talent overall. Apparently he meant more marginal talents, as the team went on to make Tavon Young the highest-paid nickel back and signed blocking tight end Nick […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Mark Barron And Vince Williams Be Starting ILBs In 2019?

Mar 18, 2019

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 The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Schefter: Steelers Sign Mark Barron To Two Year Deal

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have made another free agency splash, signing LB Mark Barron to a two year deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Former Rams’ LB Mark Barron reached agreement on a two-year, $12 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source. A rare free-agent foray for Pittsburgh. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2019 Barron […]

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WR Hunter Renfrow Says Steelers Remind Him Of Clemson; Compares Tomlin To Swinney

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had a large contingent at the Clemson pro day this past week and while most of their focus was probably on several of that school’s top defensive players, they certainly didn’t ignore the top offensive on display during the event, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. Renfrow confirmed on Saturday from his football camp at Nettles […]

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Steelers Might Intend On Retaining S Morgan Burnett Through Draft

Mar 17, 2019

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We’re now a few days into the 2019 NFL league year and safety Morgan Burnett still remains on the roster of the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the veteran surviving the team’s pre-free agency deletions, there’s probably now a good chance the Steelers hold on to Burnett until at least through the 2019 NFL Draft. Usually the […]

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5 Lower End Unsigned Free Agents That Could Interest Steelers

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers first week of free agency of the 2019 offseason has included them signing a few new players in cornerback Steven Nelson and wide receiver Donte Moncrief, in addition to re-signing a few of their own in outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo and defensive tackle Daniel McCullers. While the team might add a few […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: TCU EDGE L.J. Collier

Mar 17, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Roosevelt Nix Seemingly The Forgotten Man In Steelers’ Offense

Mar 17, 2019

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Roosevelt Nix is seemingly becoming the forgotten man with the Pittsburgh Steelers. I base this at least in part on the fact that I pretty literally forgot about him, including both in my review of the running back position and in the initial wave of exit meeting articles. It’s not entirely without reason. He played […]

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Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, March 17, 2019

Mar 17, 2019

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Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read or watch. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.” Shot #1 […]

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Johnny Manziel Returns To American Football In AAF With Mettenberger’s Memphis Express

Mar 17, 2019

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More than halfway through its inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football finally has the marketable name it has desperately been searching for. After having previously gone after Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow, according to reports, it has now been made official that former first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel will participate in the league. Manziel […]

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SI Now Says Big Ben’s Leadership Put To Test In 2019 ‘Absent A Strong Veteran Counterweight’

Mar 17, 2019

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Robert Klemko wrote an astoundingly insubstantial article recently for Monday Morning Quarterback in which he sourced quotes from two former teammates of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in order to present him as a player who was an issue for the team in the locker room. One of the two players quoted, running back Isaac […]

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Choosing Pittsburgh An Easy Decision For Donte Moncrief

Mar 17, 2019

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Although it’s likely Donte Moncrief could’ve chosen to play for several teams, especially in a weak free agent market for the position, there was no hesitation when the Pittsburgh Steelers gave his agent a ring. Sitting down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews for a one-on-one interview, he explained how the process in becoming a Steeler. It […]

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Le’Veon Bell Recalls Being ‘So Close’ To Reporting When He Returned To Pittsburgh Last Season

Mar 17, 2019

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What Le’Veon Bell did, taken in isolation, was a business decision to which he was wholly entitled. He elected not to play during the 2018 season under a one-year contract, weighing that against the possibility of injury or overuse that year that would prevent him from earning the type of contract he had hoped to […]

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Analyst Suggests B.J. Finney ‘Might Be Worth It’ For Saints After Unger Retirement Even At 2nd-Round Tender

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers elected to play it safe earlier this offseason when they made the decision to place the restricted free agent tender of a second-round level on fourth-year offensive lineman B.J. Finney, which pays him a salary of around $4 million. Perhaps that was wise. Finney, who has started about half a season’s worth […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – P Jordan Berry

Mar 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Donte Moncrief Willing To Do ‘Whatever It Takes’ To Help Make Steelers Better

Mar 17, 2019

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Donte Moncrief has a lot of qualities you would program into a computer if you were looking to build a great wide receiver. He has the height at 6’2” and good size at 220 pounds that doesn’t slow him down, as evidenced by his 4.40 40-yard dash from his Combine time. He’s an intriguing physical […]

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Bengals Re-Sign Tyler Eifert To Likely Another Incentive-Laden One-Year Deal Following Gruesome 2018 Injury

Mar 17, 2019

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Since Tyler Eifert became the Cincinnati Bengals’ first-round pick in 2013, he has been known for two things: catching touchdowns, and getting injured. It’s because of these two things that he has become such an enigma. When healthy, he has played at a Pro Bowl level, but he has literally sat out more games due […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: What Will Steelers Be Paying Moncrief?

Mar 17, 2019

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 The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Texas Tech WR Antoine Wesley

Mar 16, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Charles Davis 2019 Mock Draft 1.0: Steelers Select Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown 20th Overall

Mar 16, 2019

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NFL Network draft analyst Charles Davis released his first mock draft of 2019 on Friday and he has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting a wide receiver in the first-round with the 20th overall selection after trading away wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders last weekend. If that’s not enough, Davis has the Steelers drafting […]

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Mississippi WR A.J. Brown Wants to Be Steelers New AB: ‘Just Give Me A Different Number’

Mar 11, 2019

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Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown is considered one of the top players at his position in this year’s draft class after registering 189 receptions for 2,984 yards and 19 touchdowns during his college career. Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, A.J. Brown made it […]

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Report: Steelers Showing Interest In CB Bradley Roby

Mar 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might be in the running for one of the highest-prized cornerbacks of the offseason. According to NFL Network’s James Palmer, Bradley Roby is drawing interest from several teams, including Pittsburgh. Broncos former first round pick CB Bradley Roby getting a lot of interest. Looks like right now it could be down to […]

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Report: Steelers TE Jesse James To Sign With Lions

Mar 11, 2019

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The NFL’s two-day negotiating period for potential unrestricted free agents got underway earlier today and now it’s being reported that Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent tight end Jesse James has already come to terms with a different team. #Lions have agreed to a deal with former #Steelers TE Jesse James, source says. Detroit remains active. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Trading Of AB Breakdown, Free Agency Preview, Mock Draft, Listener Emails & More

Mar 11, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 92 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately get to the Pittsburgh Steelers trading of wide receiver Antonio Browns to the Oakland Raiders. Alex and I break down the trade of Brown from several different angles in addition to going over […]

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Explaining The Dead Money At The End Of The Steelers’ Dead Relationship With Antonio Brown

Mar 11, 2019

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There are many, many ways in which the Pittsburgh Steelers’ trade with the Oakland Raiders makes them look bad. One factor that really shouldn’t be getting as much attention as it is getting is the wide receiver’s salary cap hit for the Steelers in 2019 in spite of the fact that he is not going […]

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AB’s Unique Position To Force Steelers’ Hand Not Easy For Others To Replicate

Mar 11, 2019

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The past 36 hours or so have not been particularly kind of the Pittsburgh Steelers with regards to the reaction to their trade with the Oakland Raiders to send wide receiver Antonio Brown west in exchange for a third-rounder and a fifth-rounder. For a perennial All-Pro talent at a premium position still playing at an […]

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2019 Offseason Positional Review – Safety

Mar 11, 2019

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With the 2018 season completely in the books and 2019 staring us down just around the corner, it’s time to pause and take stock of the current state of the Pittsburgh Steelers by looking at their roster as it stands now, going position by position. The new league year officially begins on March 13, and […]

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Kozora: 2019 Steelers Mock Draft (Pre Free Agency)

Mar 11, 2019

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Free agency is just days away so I wanted to unveil my second mock draft before the next two weeks naturally shake everything up. If you missed it or want to compare, here’s the link to my first mock.  This one, of course, is updated to reflect the Marcus Gilbert and Antonio Brown deals. My next […]

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Antonio Brown: ‘Love At First Sight’ With Derek Carr

Mar 11, 2019

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Through the past nine seasons, wide receiver Antonio Brown was one half of one of the deadliest and most productive pass-catching duos that the league had ever seen with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. I’ll dig more specifically into those numbers later, but with Brown being traded to the Oakland Raiders, his task is to […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Lets Followers Know He’s ‘Ready’ To Assume Role Of No. 1 WR

Mar 11, 2019

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News broke late Saturday night into early Sunday morning that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders had agreed in principle to a trade to send wide receiver Antonio Brown out west in exchange for Oakland’s third- and fifth-round draft picks. The deal had to be made, but it inevitably leaves a major hole in […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – S Sean Davis

Mar 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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AB Exceptionalism – A Tale In Two Parts: Off-Field Excretions

Mar 11, 2019

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Exceptionalism. When Antonio Brown first uttered the word in the locker room interview months back, many assumed that the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver had just made up the word. At least in the context in which he used it, he did, but it is a real word, and has real implications for the saga that […]

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Darqueze Dennard Set To Hit Free Agency 5 Years After Steelers Passed On Him In 1st Round

Mar 11, 2019

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Remember back in 2014 when the Pittsburgh Steelers were starving for a cornerback, Darqueze Dennard was there for the taking, and the team drafted…inside linebacker Ryan Shazier? Boy, that turned out to be the right decision, obvious exceptions going without saying. Dennard certainly never lived up to his first-round draft status. Now after completing his […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Steelers Sign Starting WR In Free Agency?

Mar 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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UPDATED: Former Steelers RB Accuses Roethlisberger Of Fumbling On Purpose In 2014 Game

Mar 11, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has had quite a few teammates during his 15 NFL seasons and a few offensive coordinators as well. Asking any former teammate of Roethlisberger’s what they really think about the quarterback might just get one an answer not necessarily expected. Some former teammates of Roethlisberger’s also don’t seem to need […]

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Rosenhaus Confesses: Says Raiders QB, HC, Willingness To Redo Contract Played Big Part In Brown Trade

Mar 10, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers traded wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders Saturday night in exchange for their third and fifth-round selection in this year’s draft. If that destination and compensation shocked you, it probably really shouldn’t have. After all, Brown wasn’t going to allow himself to get traded to just any team and he […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Vanderbilt CB Joejuan Williams

Mar 10, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams

Mar 10, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, March 10, 2019

Mar 10, 2019

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Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read or watch. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.” Shot #1 […]

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Golden Tate Tweets At Steelers After AB Trade

Mar 10, 2019

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One door closes, another one opens up. And Golden Tate might be angling to be the man walking through that door. Shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to trade Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, Tate sent this cryptic tweet at the team. .@steelers 🤔 — Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) March 10, 2019 Is this Tate […]

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Teams Calling Browns About Duke Johnson In Wake Of Kareem Hunt Signing

Mar 5, 2019

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While the personnel in the front office—and frankly everywhere else—has changed frequently over the course of the past several years for the Cleveland Browns, one thing has been consistent, and that has been an organizational preference to stockpile draft picks, even if it means dealing former high-round draft picks who haven’t panned out. Just last […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will AB Still Be A Steeler By End Of Day 1 Of New League Year?

Mar 5, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Washington S Taylor Rapp Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Mar 5, 2019

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Washington underclassman safety Taylor Rapp is a another player we’ll likely be discussing quite a bit as a possible 2019 NFL Draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several weeks as he’s already been linked to the team in the first few rounds after a nice showing at the recently concluded 2019 NFL scouting combine. With our […]

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$500 Will Now Buy You A Personalized Video Greeting From Antonio Brown

Mar 5, 2019

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Before wide receiver Antonio Brown is no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, perhaps you would like to receive your very own personalized video message from him. If so, you’re in luck, as apparently Brown has now become a member of Cameo, a website where one can pay to receive personalized video messages from […]

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Steelers 2019 Post-Combine To-Do List Prior To Start Of New League Year

Mar 4, 2019

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The 2019 NFL scouting combine wrapped up a few hours ago and that means Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and the rest of the members of the organization that went to Indianapolis are now likely returning back home to get ready for the start of the new league year. With a little more than […]

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Ravens Won’t Tag C.J. Mosley; Linebacker Expected To Become Free Agent

Mar 4, 2019

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Some big news out of Baltimore that may create some serious waves in Pittsburgh. To the surprise of many, the Baltimore Ravens will not place the franchise tag on linebacker C.J. Mosley, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. A representative for C.J. Mosley said he has been told that Baltimore will not use its franchise tag […]

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2019 NFL Combine Analysis: Day Four

Mar 4, 2019

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That’s a wrap. Monday marked the end of the 2019 NFL Combine with the defensive backs going through their workout and drills. We’ll have a final winners and losers list tomorrow or Wednesday but for now, here’s what suck out from the secondary. Cornerback – Don’t be scared off by Deandre Baker and Byron Murphy’s […]

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Peter King Thinks Steelers Could Trade AB As Early As This Week — For A 1st-Round Pick

Mar 4, 2019

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Wide receiver Antonio Brown, a current employee of the Pittsburgh Steelers under contract for the next three years, has taken strides in recent weeks to try to force his way out of the city by essentially making himself a bad employee. Even in a 43-minute-long ESPN interview, which seemed largely designed to tell his story, […]

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Report: XFL Planning To Poach NFL QBs This Summer After Roster Cuts

Mar 4, 2019

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While the new Alliance of American Football is drawing a reasonable amount of attention for an upstart football league operating in the shadow of the NFL, the XFL is making sure that it’s not being forgotten. The project of WWE owner Vince McMahon, the ‘Extreme Football League’ already had one abortive start in 2000 and […]

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Birmingham Iron Handed 1st Loss Despite Late 6-Play Goal-Line Stand

Mar 4, 2019

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If you haven’t noticed yet, the Birmingham Iron has become Steelers Depot’s de facto Alliance of American Football team over the course of the past month. The Pittsburgh Steelers are among the Iron’s four NFL affiliate teams, which simply means that when a player who most recently played for the Steelers signs up to play […]

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2019 Offseason Positional Review – Tackle

Mar 4, 2019

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With the 2018 season completely in the books and 2019 staring us down just around the corner, it’s time to pause and take stock of the current state of the Pittsburgh Steelers by looking at their roster as it stands now, going position by position. The new league year officially begins on March 13, and […]

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Kozora: Steelers Free Agent Wishlist (Offense)

Mar 4, 2019

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Free agency is almost here. And the Pittsburgh Steelers may finally make a splash. Granted, it’s unlikely to come on the offensive side of the ball. Wading into the deep end will take a defensive path. I’ll release my defensive wishlist, which I’ll be honest, is more exciting, tomorrow. But the Steelers have needs offensively […]

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Chiefs Plan To Propose Rule Guaranteeing Both Teams Possession In Overtime Following Playoff Loss

Mar 4, 2019

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One of the most predictable things about the Competition Committee and the rule proposal process is that every year there are going to be multiple teams proposing changes to rules that hurt them in the previous season. The Baltimore Ravens in particular tend to be ‘guilty’ of doing this pretty frequently, but almost every team […]

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T.J. Watt Listed As One Of PFF’s ‘Second-Half Stars’ For Strong Finish In 2018

Mar 4, 2019

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We already know that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt had a good second season in the NFL. His year was highlighted by 13 sacks, which was the most by any Steelers linebacker in the past decade—or any Steelers defender. He also forced six fumbles, two of which were recovered by the defense, one for […]

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2019 NFL Combine What To Watch For: Defensive Backs

Mar 4, 2019

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Today marks for the final day of the 2019 NFL Combine. The defensive backs will round things out and if yesterday was any indication, it’ll be any athletic bunch. Here’s what I’m looking for. Cornerback  – Byron Murphy came in at a good weight, 190 pounds, but let’s see how well he runs at that […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – ILB L.J. Fort

Mar 4, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Antonio Brown To Potential Suitors: ‘My Uniqueness Is The Answer’

Mar 4, 2019

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Antonio Brown sure said a lot of things during his 40-plus-minute interview with Jeff Darlington, which aired on ESPN late last week. Whether or not what he had to say was interesting probably has a strong correlation with how tired you are of hearing about him and just want him to be on a team […]

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Bengals T Jake Fisher Converting To TE, Looking To Work Out For Teams As Free Agency Hits

Mar 4, 2019

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Remember when the Cincinnati Bengals set themselves up for their long-term future along the defensive line by allocating their top two draft picks to addressing the offensive tackle position? Remember when that pretty much didn’t work out at all? Apparently one of those two tackles is now about to try his hands at another position. […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Steelers Have To Trade Up For Top ILB This Year?

Mar 4, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Washington CB Byron Murphy Had Formal Combine Meeting With Steelers

Mar 4, 2019

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Washington cornerback Byron Murphy is considered one of the best at his position when it comes to this year’s draft class and during his Sunday scouting combine press conference in Indianapolis, he let it be known that he had already had a formal meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin. “I had […]

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2019 NFL Scouting Combine Results And Daily Schedule

Feb 26, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is now underway in Indianapolis and as usual, Alex Kozora and I will be tracking all of the daily combine drill results in real time for you in the large spreadsheet that you will find on the page linked below. The results for each position group are on different pages […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Michigan State CB Justin Layne

Feb 26, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Michigan State CB Justin Layne Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Feb 26, 2019

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Michigan State underclassman cornerback Justin Layne is a another player we’ll likely be discussing quite a bit as a possible 2019 NFL Draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several weeks as he’s already been linked to the team in the first few rounds of some recent mock drafts floating around. With our draft profile of Layne […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Houston DT Ed Oliver

Feb 26, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Steelers Scout Explains Combine Interview Process

Feb 26, 2019

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There’s so much more to the annual NFL Combine than the 40 yard dash or L drill. For players and teams, that’s only a small snippet of the process. There’s medical testing, psychological testing, and the all-important interview, where coaches and GMs might be talking to players – especially underclassmen – for the first time. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Mock Draft, Alualu Contract, Combine Preview, AB Landing Spot, Listener Emails & More

Feb 26, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 88 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the new contract numbers of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Tyson Alualu, who was re-signed this past Thursday to a two-year deal. We discuss what those numbers mean and what the […]

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Several Former Steelers Make AAF Team Of The Week For Week Three

Feb 26, 2019

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The Alliance of American Football as it’s currently constructed consists of eight teams, each with 52-man roster, in addition to any players on the injured reserve list, meaning a bit over 400 players in total. I have been able to connect roughly 30 players in the league with the Pittsburgh Steelers, having spent at least […]

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Robert Kraft Officially Charged With Solicitation As New Details Emerge In Human Sex Trafficking Case

Feb 26, 2019

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The 2018 season might have ended on a happy note for Robert Kraft and his New England Patriots, the NFL team that he has owned since 1994, but this year could end on a much sourer note. Yesterday, the 77-year-old was officially charged with two counts of first-degree solicitation of prostitution, which were originally announced […]

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Steelers 2019 Free Agents Analysis: ILB Ryan Shazier – Unrestricted (Expected To Toll)

Feb 26, 2019

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Player: Ryan Shazier Position: Inside Linebacker Experience: 5 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted (Will Toll?) 2018 Salary Cap Hit: $8,718,000 2018 Season Breakdown: Of course we already know Ryan Shazier’s story, the first-round inside linebacker of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014. He was an immediate starter and emerged as a dynamic Pro Bowl player by his […]

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New Contract Details For Steelers DE Tyson Alualu

Feb 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed defensive end Tyson Alualu to a new two-year contract this past Thursday and the details associated with that deal have now been filed with the NFLPA. According to former NFL agent Joel Corry of CBS Sports, Alualu’s new two-year contract totals out at $5.75 million and includes a $1.75 million signing bonus. His base […]

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The Top Workout Warriors In Steelers History

Feb 26, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Combine is set to begin this week and lasting into Monday. Every year, there’s at least a handful of prospects who wow scouts, media, and fans with their performances. A guy who runs a sub 4.4 40, a dude who jumps out of the gym, a big ugly up front who runs […]

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Mike Mayock Hoping To Keep His ‘Big Frigging Mouth Shut’ At Combine As Raiders’ GM

Feb 26, 2019

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The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is going to be weird this year. It’s going to be different. That is because former NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock will no longer be there openly providing his insights. After the Oakland Raiders chose to name him their general manager this offseason, replacing Reggie McKenzie, he will still be […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Nebraska WR Stanley Morgan Jr.

Feb 26, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Colbert Whether Steelers Open To Sending AB To AFC North Or NE ‘Depends On What The Compensation Is’

Feb 26, 2019

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It was being reported last week that the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to eliminate the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, and the New England Patriots to whom they would consider completing a trade for wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has ‘officially’ been on the trading block for about a week. If you go […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – T Chukwuma Okorafor

Feb 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Stephon Tuitt Recalls John Mitchell ‘Giving Me The Eye Test’ At 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

Feb 26, 2019

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There is no Pittsburgh Steelers coach who has a more distinct reputation for toughness than does John Mitchell, though the long-time former defensive line coach no longer has an on-field role. He transitioned full-time to the role of assistant head coach, focusing solely on administrative off-field duties, in 2018, but had been the Steelers’ defensive […]

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Trent Richardson Inching His Way Back To NFL One TD At A Time

Feb 26, 2019

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The Cleveland Browns are pretty much used to embarrassing themselves. Even as they look to be turning things around as a franchise, they still managed to go out of their way to sign running back Kareem Hunt as they await word on what discipline he will receive from the league. It’s a non-guaranteed contract, but […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will TE Continue Be Object Of Attention For Steelers?

Feb 26, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson

Feb 26, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Ravens Part Ways With WR Micheal Crabtree After Just One Season

Feb 25, 2019

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The Baltimore Ravens have parted ways with one of their veteran wide receivers as the team announced on Monday that they have released Michael Crabtree after just one season with the team. We have released WR Michael Crabtree. pic.twitter.com/LRRDlAjISF — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 25, 2019 Crabtree, who had signed a three year, $21 million […]

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Rosenhaus: ‘Antonio Was Clear About What He’s Looking For And My Job Is To Make Everything Happen’

Feb 19, 2019

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Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers now seem set on trading wide receiver Antonio Brown at some point between now and this year’s draft, the team will not allow the player or his agent to help facilitate any sort of deal. In fact, during a Tuesday afternoon interview on ESPN’s NFL Live, Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus […]

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Contextualizing The Steelers 2018 Sack Production: ILB L.J. Fort

Feb 19, 2019

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While all sacks are created equal in a game book or on a stat sheet, not all of them really are when you look at why and how each one happened. Throughout the offseason I plan on looking at each of 51 sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers defense registered during the 2018 regular season and attempt […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Stanford WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside

Feb 19, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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AB Likely To End Career With Steelers Trailing Ward In Several All-Time Franchise Stats

Feb 19, 2019

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With a little less than four weeks now remaining until the start of the 2019 NFL league year, it appears all but certain that wide receiver Antonio Brown has played his last down with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In short, Brown will more than likely be traded or released by the Steelers by the time the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Set To Move On From AB, Tagging Period Underway, Mock Draft, Listener Emails & More

Feb 19, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and how his recent meeting in Florida with Art Rooney II and other members of the organization has apparently resulted in […]

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Greg Gilmore The Latest Former Steeler To Make AAF Team Of The Week

Feb 19, 2019

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One thing that the Pittsburgh Steelers had not been doing a great job of in recent years was in bringing in quality groups of rookie undrafted free agents following drafts. That had been a trend emerging for a few years, with none of them making the roster, but that changed in 2018 with Matthew Thomas […]

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Peter King: At Least One Team Definitely Turned Off By AB’s Antics, Many Other Teams Likely

Feb 19, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to be at a point at which they just want to know what is going on in Antonio Brown’s head and how it all got to this point. That appears to be the impetus for the meeting that is set to take place this week between himself and team president Art […]

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Antonio Brown Meets With Art Rooney II, Both Agree It’s Time To Move On

Feb 19, 2019

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Antonio Brown has finally, officially met with Art Rooney II. And both sides have come to a conclusion. It’s time to part ways. Brown posted a photo of the two on Twitter moments ago, also noting the two sides have cleared the air. Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of […]

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Today Is Tag Day, And Here’s One Reason Steelers Would Consider Tagging Bell

Feb 19, 2019

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Welcome to Tag Day. As if The Antonio Brown Situation™ wasn’t enough drama already for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the next couple of weeks will officially open up the Le’Veon Bell sub-plot. Starting today and through the 5th of May, teams can place tags on their players. The Steelers have apparently been considering placing the transition […]

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Antonio Brown Looking For Guaranteed Money On His Way Out Of Pittsburgh

Feb 19, 2019

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Antonio Brown doesn’t just want to get out of Pittsburgh. He wants to get paid. At least, that’s been his most recent indication. Brown went on a relatively length Instagram Live video last night, running on his treadmill while discussing his future. Again, he’s taking the “I’m a free agent approach,” imploring other teams to […]

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Steelers 2019 Free Agents Analysis: TE Xavier Grimble – Restricted

Feb 19, 2019

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Player: Xavier Grimble Position: Tight End Experience: 3 Free Agent Status: Restricted 2018 Salary Cap Hit: $630,000 2018 Season Breakdown: It’s unfortunate that the play Xavier Grimble is best known for at this point is the fumble at the goal line against the Denver Broncos, which spilled out of the end zone for a touchback. […]

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All The Times Ben Roethlisberger Took The Blame

Feb 19, 2019

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There’s this idea, probably running in more national media circles but some of it local too, that Ben Roethlisberger never takes the blame. Every interview, every comment, is passing the buck onto someone else, calling them out, like the Wicked Witch of the West. And it seems to be Antonio Brown’s biggest issue with Roethlisberger, […]

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AB Seems To Be Following The Terrell Owens Model Of Getting Off Of His Team

Feb 19, 2019

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The Antonio Brown Situation™ is starting to come to a head as we make our slow approach toward the start of the new league year. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is expected to meet with team president Art Rooney II shortly, after which we should know a lot more about which direction things are going […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Ohio State DE Nick Bosa

Feb 19, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Fittipaldo: ‘Maybe It’s Time To Weed More Players Out Than Just Brown’

Feb 19, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, as an organization, as a team, and as a locker room, are facing a significant challenge this offseason, a year after many believe that in-house drama leaked onto the field and helped lead them to missing the postseason for the first time since 2013. While a team is ultimately judged by what […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

Feb 19, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Steigerwald: ARII Should Give AB Ultimatum – Play For Us Or Don’t Play At All

Feb 19, 2019

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A very informal and very unofficial poll of Pittsburgh Steelers fans I’ve taken suggests that the vast majority are more than ready to say goodbye to Antonio Brown, provided that the team is able to get sufficient compensation for him. a significant subset of those people are not even particularly concerned with the compensation and […]

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Bengals RB’s Recent Arrest Was Already His 2nd Of 2019, Putting New Regime To Test

Feb 19, 2019

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The Cincinnati Bengals are trying to turn over a new leaf with new head coach Zac Taylor. In order to convey that image to the public, it might be advisable for them to take a more hardline stance when it comes to players who get in trouble—especially those who are habitual offenders. I wrote about […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Where Does James Conner Rank Among NFL RBs?

Feb 19, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Fowler: Don’t Expect Steelers To Tag Le’Veon Bell

Feb 18, 2019

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Although most reports have indicated the Pittsburgh Steelers will transition tag Le’Veon Bell, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler is going in the other direction, writing that he does not expect the team to tag Bell before free agency begins. He was part of a large crowd in an ESPN article speculating about tag options. In his response, […]

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Antonio Brown And The Death Of The Ultra-Superstar Model

Feb 13, 2019

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It wasn’t by design that the Pittsburgh Steelers became the face of the ultra-superstar model of roster building. It was mere happenstance that they drafted two players over a four-year span that became not just premium players at their position, but justifiably two of the greatest players in the game, at least at some point […]

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Schefter: Ravens To Trade QB Joe Flacco To Broncos

Feb 13, 2019

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The first big trade of the offseason was agreed to Wednesday. The Baltimore Ravens are shipping Joe Flacco, once their Super Bowl winning, franchise quarterback, to the Denver Broncos. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Breaking: Baltimore has agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Broncos, […]

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Steelers Among NFL Affiliate Teams For AAF’s Birmingham Iron

Feb 13, 2019

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Many of you have expressed interest in the AAF, the Alliance of American Football, a new upstart league that finally played its first games ever over the course of the weekend. All eight teams participated in the four games, but there was one team more than others that commanded a Pittsburgh Steelers presence, and now […]

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Steelers 2019 Free Agents Analysis: WR Justin Hunter – Unrestricted

Feb 13, 2019

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Player: Justin Hunter Position: Wide Receiver Experience: 6 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2018 Salary Cap Hit: $870,000 2018 Season Breakdown: There’s nothing quite like a height-speed combination at the wide receiver position to give you nine lives. Justin Hunter was a second-round draft pick who has never played like one, but he has been around […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Temple CB Rock Ya-Sin

Feb 13, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Ron Hughes Had Deep And Lasting Impact On Steelers GM Kevin Colbert

Feb 13, 2019

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Ron Hughes is a name that is not going to be on the tip of the tongue for many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, at least not before his passing yesterday. But he had an understatedly immense impact on the fate of the franchise in this millennium, and on General Manager Kevin Colbert. A Pennsylvania […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Wisconsin LB T.J. Edwards

Feb 13, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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Arthur Moats Thinks It’s Time For ‘Fresh Start’ For Both Brown, Steelers

Feb 13, 2019

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The Antonio Brown Situation™ has been the top story in all of football since the regular season ended, which is impressive considering that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not even participate in the postseason this past year. Obviously you know the latest development by now. Yesterday, Brown posted a farewell message to Steeler Nation, basically acknowledging […]

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Listen: What Is Antonio Brown’s Future In Pittsburgh?

Feb 13, 2019

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Wanted to give my two cents on the Antonio Brown trade news since, naturally, it broke about four seconds after we finished recording Tuesday’s podcast. Why the Pittsburgh Steelers have to embrace the difficult truth of dealing him and why they won’t get as much value in return as Brown’s obvious talent is worth. As […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – QB Joshua Dobbs

Feb 13, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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James Conner Appreciating ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ As Off-Field Inspiration And On-Field Success

Feb 13, 2019

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As Pitt running back James Conner was entering the 2017 NFL Draft, following his final collegiate season in which he played while continuing to overcome the aftereffects of length chemotherapy treatments, he penned an article for The Players’ Tribune in which he said that he didn’t want to be known as the football player who […]

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Ed Reed Thinks Flacco Could Make Jaguars A Super Bowl Contender

Feb 13, 2019

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Were it not for Joe Flacco, it’s fair to say that recent Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed may well have retired without having ever won a Super Bowl title. While he may never have been a top five quarterback at any point in his career, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback did have one bizarrely exceptional […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: What Is Brown’s Most Realistic Trade Value?

Feb 13, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Florida DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Contextualization: College Career Key Defensive Plays

Feb 13, 2019

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Florida underclassman defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is a another player we’ll likely be discussing quite a bit as a possible 2019 NFL Draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several weeks as he’s already been linked to the team in the first few rounds of some mock drafts. With our draft profile of […]

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Antonio Brown Apparently Wants New Contract From Team That Trades For Him

Feb 13, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has informed the team that he wants to be traded and while his wish might ultimately be granted just after the start of the new league year in March, him apparently also wanting a new contract from the team he continues his career with might make it a bit […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Marshall WR Tyre Brady

Feb 12, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Contextualizing The Steelers 2018 Sack Production: DT Daniel McCullers

Feb 12, 2019

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While all sacks are created equal in a game book or on a stat sheet, not all of them really are when you look at why and how each one happened. Throughout the offseason I plan on looking at each of 51 sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers defense registered during the 2018 regular season and attempt […]

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Steelers Announce Passing Of Longtime Scout Ron Hughes

Feb 12, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the passing of longtime scout and college scouting coordinator Ron Hughes earlier today. The news broke Tuesday morning with the team confirming it a short time ago. Hughes, a local native born in Charleroi, served as a member of the Steelers’ organization from 2003 to 2015 as their college scouting coordinator. He […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Draft Prospects, AB Trade Value, AAF Initial Thoughts, Listener Emails & More

Feb 12, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers and that means discussing the latest traffic court news concerning wide receiver Antonio Brown. We also discuss Brown’s current trade stock with roughly four weeks […]

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Antonio Brown Thanks Steelers Nation, Says It’s Time To ‘Move On And Forward’ (Update: AB Has Requested Trade)

Feb 12, 2019

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As always, Antonio Brown was a bit cryptic on social media today. But he appeared to bid farewell to Steelers Nation, writing in an Instagram post that it’s time to ‘move on and forward.’ Brown added that caption to a video of highlights from his time in black and gold. View this post on Instagram […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Notre Dame CB Julian Love

Feb 6, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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More Early Speculation Has Bell Signing For Around $15 Million Per And Possibly With Texans

Feb 6, 2019

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Within the next five weeks we’ll know if the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the transition tag on running back Le’Veon Bell. Whether or not they decide to do that, however, doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, however, because barring the Steelers signing Bell to a long-term contract prior to the start of […]

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Steelers Shouldn’t Rush Out To Sign Soon-To-Be Free Agent K Matt Bryant

Feb 6, 2019

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To hear Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II talk a few weeks ago, kicker Chris Boswell is likely to have some competition for his job this summer and not necessarily from only kicker Matt McCrane, who the team signed during the final week of the 2018 regular season. “I expect we’ll have a competition […]

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Breakdown Of Money Brown Stands To Forfeit Should NFL Ultimately Suspend Him

Feb 6, 2019

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With the NFL now reportedly set to investigate the January domestic dispute that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was reportedly involved in, several are starting to wonder if the team could go after any of his earnings. The quick answer to those kind of questions is, yes, but probably only if Brown is ultimately […]

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Roosevelt Nix Giving Back Through His Foundation

Feb 6, 2019

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Negative press sells. There’s no question about that. But I know that can get tiresome, especially stuck in an offseason where there isn’t much football to talk about. So a positive story to get you over this Hump Day. Posting on Instagram, Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix announced he’s awarding four high school seniors $1000 […]

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Patience Paid Off For Jaylen Samuels

Feb 6, 2019

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Playing the waiting game summed up Jaylen Samuels in 2018. He was a fifth round pick, waiting until Day Three to hear his name called after a draft process filled with uncertainty. He mostly played receiver in college, moved to running back for the Senior Bowl, and worked with the tight ends at the Combine. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers News, AB Latest, Klemm Hiring, Bell Numbers, Ben Stats, Listener Emails & More

Feb 6, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 83 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the latest news concerning Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and specifically the January domestic dispute he was allegedly part of. We talk about Brown’s trade value at this point […]

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Report: Antonio Brown Allegedly Pushed Female To Ground During January Domestic Disturbance

Feb 6, 2019

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Some new details are starting to emerge related to the January domestic dispute that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had in South Florida that included the Hollywood, FL police department responding but not ultimately making an arrest. SLATER SCOOP: Here’s the Antonio Brown incident report. Brown allegedly pushed female with two hands, causing her […]

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AFC North Will Feature Two Rookie HCs Intent On Calling Their Own Offense

Feb 6, 2019

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It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the league is continuing to shift more and more toward valuing offensive-minded coaches at the head coaching position. This offseason has been the greatest example of that, with I believe only one of the new hires at the head coaching position coming from somebody from a predominantly […]

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Steelers Still Have Openings On Coaching Staff They Don’t Seem Intent On Filling

Feb 6, 2019

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So far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seen a fair amount of shakeup on their coaching staff, parting—whether by choice or otherwise—with three members of their coaching staff as position coaches. They brought in three new faces and promoted one coach from within. But are they done now? The first decision that the Steelers […]

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Steelers 2019 Free Agents Analysis DE Tyson Alualu – Unrestricted

Feb 6, 2019

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Player: Tyson Alualu Position: Defensive End Experience: 9 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2018 Salary Cap Hit: $3,000,000 2018 Season Breakdown: Tyson Alualu did not have nearly as prominent a season for the Steelers in 2018 as he did the year before in his first with the team. That year, he was called upon to start […]

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Rush And Cover Go Together? Not In Pittsburgh

Feb 6, 2019

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It’s 2nd and 10. Los Angeles has the ball at the Patriots’ 27, down seven, just over four minutes left in Super Bowl 53. Jared Goff drops back. Defensive coordinator Brian Flores – now head coach in Miami – calls an all-out, Cover 0 blitz. It gets home, Goff forced to throw a lame duck […]

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Undesirable Teams, Boring Game Lead To Least-Watched Super Bowl Since Steelers In 2008

Feb 6, 2019

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This is a bit old news at this point so I have to loop back around, but man, that wasn’t a very exciting Super Bowl, was it? At least that was the public consensus, and the numbers backed that up. Even though ratings almost across the board had been better in 2018 for the NFL, […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: LSU TE Foster Moreau

Feb 6, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Hiring Asst O-Line Coach The Most Predictable Move Of Offseason So Far

Feb 6, 2019

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While the name might have been new, the idea certainly wasn’t, and the announcement by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the hiring of a new assistant offensive line coach was about the most predictable and least exciting things that have happened in the city so far since the 2018 season ended. The Steelers obviously suffered a […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Jon Bostic

Feb 6, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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Heyward Checks In At 57, JuJu At 65, In PFF’s Top 101 Players Of 2018 List

Feb 6, 2019

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With the 2018 season now over, Pro Football Focus is already knee-deep in its retrospective process, beginning with a rundown of their top 101 players from the past season. The site is putting the list together in installments, and as of yesterday evening completed it through the bottom 51 entries. Among those 51 players were […]

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Patriots Turn Trades Into Contributors, Including Pair Of 0-16 Browns Castaways

Feb 6, 2019

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There has never been a worst to first story in the NFL quite like that of former Cleveland Browns defenders Jason McCourty and Danny Shelton. After going through the misery of a very rare 0-16 season in Cleveland in 2017, both of them were traded to the New England Patriots in separate trades, and it […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: How Does Domestic Dispute Hurt AB’s Trade Value?

Feb 6, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Roethlisberger Posted Fastest Average Time To Throw Stat In 2018

Feb 6, 2019

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A month ago, I passed along that data that indicated Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the king of dink and dunk pass attempts during the 2018 NFL regular season. Today, I can pass along some more data to you from the 2018 season that helps back up that first stat up quite a bit. […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – TE Jesse James

Jan 31, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Denies Knowledge Of Brown Being Upset Over MVP Award

Jan 31, 2019

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There were a lot of dumb things about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2018 regular season. I’m not sure if many of them were dumber than the possibility of Antonio Brown being mad that his teammates voted JuJu Smith-Schuster as the team’s most valuable player for the season. It has been suggested that Brown, the 30-year-old man […]

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Ravens GM Eric DeCosta Vows To Retain Young Talent, Which Ozzie Newsome Didn’t Always Do

Jan 31, 2019

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While former Baltimore Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome was rightfully highly respected as a team builder and draft expert, he like everybody else has had his blind spots. He was as bad at drafting wide receivers as the Pittsburgh Steelers have been drafting cornerbacks. And one thing he did a lot over his tenure was […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: What Does 2019 Hold For Jerald Hawkins?

Jan 31, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Batch Believes Big Ben Is Being Treated ‘Unfairly’; Says AB Needs To ‘Tread Lightly’

Jan 31, 2019

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Even though former NFL quarterback Charlie Batch has been out of football since the 2012 season ended he still has a very good pulse on what happens with his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Batch, who now covers the Steelers during the season for KDKA-TV, was asked to weigh-in on the current situation between the […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster: ‘I Have To Get Better At Playing As An Outside Receiver’

Jan 30, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster spent most of his Wednesday answering questions in Atlanta, GA on radio row ahead of this year’s Super Bowl about what led to his team not making the playoffs of this past season and what he thinks will ultimately happen with fellow teammates, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running […]

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Smith-Schuster’s Dream World Includes Steelers Keeping Brown, Bell

Jan 30, 2019

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While Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith Schuster probably wasn’t thrilled with all of the drama two of his offensive teammates, wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell, both produced in 2018, it doesn’t mean that he wants both to leave this offseason. In a Wednesday interview with Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster: ‘I Always Wanted To Be The No. 1 Guy’

Jan 30, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a pipeline at the wide receiver position almost for as long as Head Coach Mike Tomlin has been here. Outside of a pretty significant misstep with Limas Sweed in the second round of 2008, the Steelers’ drafts over the past decade have yielded better value at the position than anybody […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster: ‘The Knee Is Great, Definitely’

Jan 30, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is having a busy Super Bowl week that’s including him making the media rounds in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday. During a Wednesday interview on Fox Sport’s ‘Undisputed,’ Smith-Schuster finally commented on the left knee that he injured during the first half of Sunday’s Pro Bowl game in Orlando, FL. […]

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KDKA Fires Employee Who Called Tom Brady A ‘Known Cheater’ In TV Graphic

Jan 30, 2019

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The hero we needed, not necessarily the one we deserved. An update from a story I’m sure you saw going around on the Interwebz earlier this week. The employee who slyly edited a chyron of Tom Brady calling him a “known” cheater” has been fired. KDKA released the following statement about the situation today. “While […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Mock Draft, Interview With Chris Hoke, Cowher Comments, Listener Emails & More

Jan 30, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 80 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about some recent news concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers and that includes recapping some Super Bowl week comments made by Bill Cowher and Jerome Bettis about the current culture of the team, […]

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All That, And Yet They Beat The Patriots – 2018 In Review

Jan 30, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers did not reach the postseason in 2018, for the first time since 2013, ending the longest streak of consecutive postseason appearances for the franchise since the mid-90s. this fate was the byproduct of two ships passing each other in the night—one, a submarine surfacing, the other on the surface slowly sinking. You […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Delaware S Nasir Adderley

Jan 30, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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The Coldest Game In Steelers History

Jan 30, 2019

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Hope you all are staying indoors today. The temps Wednesday are one of those “NOPE!” days where if you can avoid venturing outside, you do it. Today is going to be one of the coldest afternoons of the year so with that in mind, thought it was appropriate to revisit the coldest game the Pittsburgh […]

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Reminder: Keith Butler Was A Good Linebackers Coach

Jan 30, 2019

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There are some good coordinators who are just not good head coaches. There are some position coaches who never develop the global skills to excel as coordinators. And yet still, there are even head coaches who are better at that task than they are at more the specific responsibilities of a coordinator or position coach. […]

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Kozora: Senior Bowl Mock Draft

Jan 30, 2019

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Like we have for the past several years, my first mock draft of the season. One that focuses only on players who participated in last week’s Senior Bowl. Debated doing one this year because I wasn’t in Mobile but wanted to take a crack at it because hey, they’re fun to do and something to […]

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Alan Faneca: A Strong Locker Room Will ‘Transfer On The Field’

Jan 30, 2019

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers were at the height of their recent success in the mid-2000s, we probably convinced ourselves that the roster was a lot more future Hall of Fame players than will actually be the case. While a guy like Jerome Bettis is already in there, and Troy Polamalu is a given, others like […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – T Marcus Gilbert

Jan 30, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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James Conner: ‘Wasn’t My Place To Say Anything’ About Le’Veon Bell Situation

Jan 30, 2019

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While it ultimately worked out in his favor, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner was not thrilled about the situation his position group found itself in, metaphorically a headless beast with Le’Veon Bell choosing not to show up. Not to mention all of the questions that that decision on his teammate’s part thrust upon the […]

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A.J. Green Sad To See Marvin Lewis Go But Excited For ‘New Spark’ In Cincy

Jan 30, 2019

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A.J. Green is a surprisingly loyal player for the Cincinnati Bengals, though it probably helps that the organization managed to reach the postseason in his first five seasons. Eight years into his career, the only head coach he has ever known has been Marvin Lewis, and he still doesn’t know for sure who his next […]

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Munchak Explains How Family Played Big Role In Decision To Leave Steelers For Broncos

Jan 25, 2019

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New Denver Broncos offensive line coach Mike Munchak talked to the local media on Thursday and immediately the former coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach was asked to answer a question about what ultimately led to him choosing to switch NFL teams over a week ago. As expected, the Hall of Famer pointed […]

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Contextualization Of Career Explosive Play & TD Receptions Of Ohio State WR Terry McLaurin

Jan 25, 2019

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Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin is reportedly having a great week at the 2019 Senior Bowl after first measuring in at 6000, 205-pounds with 9 1/8-inch hands, 32-inch arms and a 73 7/8-inch wingspan. If you’ve seen some of the video clips from the Senior Bowl practices that have already been posted this past […]

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Shaun Sarrett Says He Learned Importance Of The Details From Mike Munchak

Jan 24, 2019

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For the first time since being named as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ new offensive line coach, Shaun Sarrett spoke to the media. Sitting down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews, Sarrett was asked what he learned from Mike Munchak after spending the last five years as his right hand man. “The one thing I will say about Coach […]

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Cameron Heyward On Antonio Brown: ‘I Think We All Want AB Here’

Jan 24, 2019

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We’re probably going to have to wait at least seven more weeks to find out if Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will be part of the 2019 team but in the meantime, several teammates of his are making it known that they’re hoping he remains with the organization for several years to come. On […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Jan 24, 2019

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Welcome back to our weekly Thursday mailbag. Got some Senior Bowl coverage on right now, North team working now with the South following up in a bit, for the final practice before Saturday’s all-important game. So if you’re watching along, or have anything else on your mind, let us know in the comments below. We’ll […]

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Steelers Fifth-Year Option Decision With CB Artie Burns Should Be Easy This Offseason

Jan 24, 2019

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About this same time last year, discussions about whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers would ultimately pick up the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree later in the spring were starting to heat up. It was a somewhat debatable topic based on Dupree’s performance during his first three seasons in the NFL. While there […]

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College All-Star Game Rosters Are Worth Thorough Examination By Steelers Fans

Jan 24, 2019

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The annual college all-stars will wrap up on Saturday with the 2019 Senior Bowl and if you’re big on following the Pittsburgh Steelers and the pre-draft process, hopefully you’ve been paying close attention to all of the various practice notes that have circulated the internets the last few weeks in addition to watching the games. […]

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Rooney: No One Position We Absolutely Need To Come Away With In Draft

Jan 24, 2019

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While it is true that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have more salary cap space available to them this offseason than they normally would—that’s kind of unavoidable when you have an All-Pro player choose to give back over $14 million that you’re able to carry over in to the next season—the fact remains that fan focus […]

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The Good Times: Winning Streaks, Comebacks, And Blowouts – 2018 In Review

Jan 24, 2019

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Slow start. Fast finish. That has been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ way of doing things for some time now, especially recently. They have had extended winning streaks for several years in a row now, and for the 2018 team, that streak came in the middle of the year, lasting six games. Times were good then, they […]

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Don’t Give Up On The Steelers Kick Return Game Just Yet

Jan 24, 2019

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I know what I’m about to ask if practically Mission Impossible. But hear me out, have a little faith, and maybe a beer or two (or seven). The Pittsburgh Steelers kick return game can get better. It will get better. These past two years have been fair to criticize. And as the Danny Smith Defender In Chief, it’s […]

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2019 Senior Bowl Practice Notes – Wednesday

Jan 24, 2019

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Due to inclement weather the Senior Bowl practice was moved indoors to day to the University of Southern Alabama Field House so media was unable to attend. But they did supply some notes for us and I was able to watch some of the practice film from today. Some notes the Senior Bowl provided for […]

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PFF: JuJu Smith-Schuster Ready To Be Steelers’ No. 1 Target

Jan 24, 2019

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Whether or not Antonio Brown will play for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 is going to go a long way toward shaping their season, but it will not determine whether or not they can be successful. Or at least it will not decided whether or not they have a legitimate number one wide receiver, according […]

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Rooney’s Latest Stance On Antonio Brown Not Softened But Consistent From The Start

Jan 24, 2019

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For one reason or another, we have been entreated to a number of opportunities so far this offseason to hear from Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II. More than usual for him, and significantly more than the owners of most teams will indulge in. You can make of that what you will. Rooney fielded questions […]

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2018 Player Exit Meetings – RB James Conner

Jan 24, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a major set challenges facing them for the offseason of 2019 after they managed to miss the postseason for the first time in five years. The failure has been taken especially grievously because of the fact that the team was in position to control their own fate even for homefield advantage […]

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JuJu Not Phased By Antonio Brown’s Silence: ‘He’s On Vacation Right Now’

Jan 24, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have two Pro Bowl wide receivers this year in Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, but only one of them is in Orlando right now. Brown, the veteran of nine years, was selected to the Pro Bowl outright but backed out citing injury. Smith-Schuster was his replacement for the game as the presumed […]

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Eric Weddle Now Open To Playing Elsewhere After Saying He Would Retire If Released

Jan 24, 2019

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So remember that feelgood, heartwarming Baltimore Ravens story in which longtime San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle so fell in love with the organization over the course of the past three seasons that he said if the Ravens were to release him, he would choose to retire rather than play something else? Well, […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Loss Of Munch Pressuring Steelers To Keep OL Together?

Jan 24, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Video: Florida Edge Jachai Polite Sack Compilation Highlights

Jan 24, 2019

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Florida edge rusher Jachai Polite is a player who will have a lot of eyes on him during the pre-draft process after declaring as an underclassman at the end of December. The last several weeks we’ve seen several draft analysts already tab Polite as a surefire first-round selection this year and a few even have him […]

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Rooney Says Contract Extension Talks With Roethlisberger Are Now Underway

Jan 23, 2019

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As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in the process of negotiating a contract extension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. During a Wednesday question and answer session with fans enrolled as Steelers Nation United members, team president Art Rooney II confirmed that contract extension talks with Roethlisberger’s representation are now underway. “Ben has one more year left […]

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Rooney On Big Ben: ‘I’d Still Say He’s Close To Being In The Prime Of His Career’

Jan 23, 2019

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We have already heard from Art Rooney II about five or so separate times this offseason, perhaps in part as a response to a failed and tumultuous season that saw the Pittsburgh Steelers not only make the playoffs but draw headlines for the wrong reasons. The storyline receiving the most attention is the fact that […]

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Following JuJu, T.J. Watt Heading To Pro Bowl Is Another Wrong Righted

Jan 18, 2019

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It was announced yesterday that the Pittsburgh Steelers have earned yet another Pro Bowler for the 2018 season, with outside linebacker T.J. Watt accepting an invitation to the game as an injury replacement for Houston Texans edge defender Jadeveon Clowney. He is now their eighth player to make it this year, with JuJu Smith-Schuster previously […]

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James Harrison: Keith Butler ‘Didn’t Actually Get The Chance To Coordinate’

Jan 18, 2019

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison has had an interesting history with the media. Throughout much, if not all of his playing career, he pretty much seemed to hate the media, outside of an occasional sitdown interview in which he got to speak his mind. Since his retirement, he has spent more time with […]

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Browns Seemingly Turning Fate Over To John Dorsey

Jan 18, 2019

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Is it possible that the Cleveland Browns finally have an owner who knows what he’s doing—or rather knows when he doesn’t know what he’s doing, but that he has somebody who does? The organization has undergone major renovation not simply from just last season, but from the middle of last season, and it certainly doesn’t […]

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2019 Offseason Questions: Will Boz Be Kicking In The Burgh In 2019?

Jan 18, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Steelers Open With 7th-Best Odds To Win Super Bowl LIV, Per Superbook USA

Jan 18, 2019

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Super Bowl LIII is still a little more than two weeks away from being played and while we still don’t know the two teams who will face-off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, odds are already surfacing for which team will ultimately win Super Bowl LIV, which will be played in 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium […]

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Foster On Pending Free Agency: ‘Pittsburgh Has Expressed That They Want Me Back’

Jan 18, 2019

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Eight weeks from now Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and it sounds like this time around he’s very likely to at least explore his market instead of re-signing immediately with the team he’s played his entire NFL career for, like he did in 2016. Foster’s free agency […]

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Rooney On Boswell’s Future: ‘I Expect We’ll Have A Competition At Our Kicking Position Next Year’

Jan 17, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II made clear early in his Wednesday interview with several members of the local media that the team’s poor kicking game played a big part in them missing the playoffs this season. “If I had to point to a couple of things that I think were problems that may […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Jan 17, 2019

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Welcome back to this week’s mailbag. We’re answering whatever is on your mind for the next hour. Let’s get to it. To your questions! AB:  Hi Alex, Since he’s the hot topic: What can the Steelers realistically get for Antonio? Do you think a first round pick is in the question? Alex: I think you could […]

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Rooney Drops Subtle, Tiny Hint Steelers Might Not Tag Bell Before Deadline

Jan 17, 2019

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What will the Pittsburgh Steelers do with running back Le’Veon Bell this offseason? Will they dare franchise tag him again, and especially if it’s ruled that they have to do so at the quarterback amount? What about placing a flimsy transition tag on Bell prior to this year’s deadline, will they consider that option? It’s […]

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T.J. Watt Named To Pro Bowl As Injury Replacement

Jan 17, 2019

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T.J. Watt is headed to the Pro Bowl after all, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday afternoon. Watt will replacing Jadeveon Clowney, sitting out due to injury. T.J. Watt has been named to the 2019 #ProBowl. MORE: https://t.co/jLf5GOe3lz pic.twitter.com/ndNKJT5SBn — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 17, 2019 Watt’s breakout sophomore season was worthy of a Pro Bowl […]

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2019 Steelers Futures Report: DE Conor Sheehy

Jan 17, 2019

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As we’ve done in previous offseasons, we’re taking a look at those Pittsburgh Steelers under futures contracts for the 2019 offseason. We’ll focus this on the players who weren’t on the team’s practice squad last year, the mostly unknown players that fans don’t know much about. Today, we’re checking out defensive linemen Conor Sheehy. Conor Sheehy/DE Wisconsin […]

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Mel Kiper Jr. 2019 Mock Draft 1.0: Steelers Select Michigan LB Devin Bush

Jan 17, 2019

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I guess we can now say that the 2019 NFL mock draft season is officially underway as Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN released his first official estimated guess of how the first round will ultimately shake out in April. In his first mock draft of 2018, Kiper has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Michigan linebacker Devin […]

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ARII On Handling Of AB: ‘If There Are Lessons To Be Learned Here We’ll Look At That’

Jan 17, 2019

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The Rooney family has owned and operated the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1933, so I think it’s safe to say that they have had all sorts of personalities run through their locker room. They have had ministers and criminals at one time or another pass through the doors, bastions of humility and pure egotists. When you […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: NC State LB Germaine Pratt

Jan 17, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a player you […]

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Players From Other Teams Sending Message About AB Trade: ‘We Good Over Here’

Jan 17, 2019

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Antonio Brown doesn’t feel wanted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers right now don’t feel very wanted by Brown, who isn’t even returning their phone calls. And much of the rest of the league doesn’t seem to be too sure about how they feel about him, either, at least outside of San Francisco. As discussion […]

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2019 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Notre Dame ILB Te’von Coney

Jan 17, 2019

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From now until the 2019 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses. Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players. If there is a […]

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James Harrison: Steelers Get Further From Super Bowl As Tomlin Has More Control

Jan 17, 2019

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James Harrison spent the majority of his career playing under Mike Tomlin, who isn’t all that much other than he currently is. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ all-time sack leader didn’t even get a chance to be a full-time starter until Tomlin’s first season with the team in 2007. It’s hard to say how much of his […]

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Antonio Brown Has No Intentions Of Fixing This

Jan 17, 2019

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This isn’t about blame. Not about fault. There’s enough of that to go around. All that matters is how things get fixed. Unfortunately, it’s crystal clear Antonio Brown has no intention on making it work in Pittsburgh. That leaves the Steelers with one option. Trading him. Let’s be a little fair to Brown. After all, […]

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AB Finally Shoots Back At Emmanuel Sanders, Who Responds ‘You Did This To Yourself’

Jan 17, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were longball hitters at the wide receiver position about a decade ago. Over the span of two drafts, they selected not one, not two, but three Pro Bowlers at the position in the third round or later, beginning with Mike Wallace in 2009 and then Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown a year […]

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ARII: Tomlin ‘Felt Like It Was Time To Make A Change’ At RB Coaching Position

Jan 17, 2019

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James Saxon had been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running backs coach for the past five seasons, leading to the breakout performance by Le’Veon Bell in helping to turn him into an All-Pro. James Conner turned in a Pro Bowl season under his watch in 2018, and DeAngelo Williams was deserving of such a distinction in 2015 […]

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Antonio Brown Odds: Falcons Listed As Favorites To Land Steelers WR During Offseason

Jan 11, 2019

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Where will Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown play in 2019? After Steelers team president Art Rooney II said on Thursday that it’s currently hard to envision Brown being on the team when they report to Latrobe in late July, several analysts and fans have interpreted that as meaning Brown will definitely be traded in […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers AR2 Comments On AB, Munchak News, Ben Extension, NFL Picks, Emails & More

Jan 11, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I start things off by recapping what all Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II had to say Thursday about wide receiver Antonio Brown and his future with the team. We parse all of the quotes carefully and […]

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Daniel McCullers: Karl Dunbar ‘Relates To Us A Little Bit More’ Than John Mitchell

Jan 11, 2019

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers took a chance on ‘Big’ Daniel McCullers in the sixth round five years ago, they knew he would be a project. They described him as a project. But they also described him as “an obstruction”—what else can you call a 6’7”, 350-pounder—and that was enough for them to think they had […]

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David DeCastro Likely Skipping Pro Bowl To Skip Non-Football Questions

Jan 11, 2019

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It was announced yesterday that Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle David DeCastro withdrew from the 2019 Pro Bowl, citing injury for the reason that he would not be attending. I think it’s safe to say that he would be healthy enough to play in a game that mattered, so unless he is scheduled for some type […]

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2019 Steelers Futures Report: TE Kevin Rader

Jan 11, 2019

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As we’ve done in previous offseasons, we’re taking a look at those Pittsburgh Steelers under futures contracts for the 2019 offseason. We’ll focus this on the players who weren’t on the team’s practice squad last year, the mostly unknown players that fans don’t know much about. Today, we’re checking out tight end Kevin Rader. Kevin Rader/TE Youngstown […]

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Dulac: Teammates Were ‘Angered’ Over Possibility Of Brown Playing In Season Finale

Jan 11, 2019

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Yesterday was our first opportunity of the offseason to hear from Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II, and you can guess what topic he was asked to discuss. In conversation with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalist Gerry Dulac, he had a lengthy talk about wide receiver Antonio Brown and his understanding of the situation as it currently […]

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Watch: The Colts Show Keith Butler How To Defend Empty

Jan 11, 2019

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All season long, I’ve discussed the Pittsburgh Steelers problems in matching up versus empty. Not that facing an empty backfield is easy for any defense, it’s not, but I’d confidently bet the Steelers are among one of the worst teams in stopping it. Check the receipts. Off the top of my head, this year alone, I dedicated […]

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What We Learned From Art Rooney II Yesterday

Jan 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have somehow managed to be the talk of the NFL even though they are not even playing right now, while eight other teams are. While a team that is not even participating in the postseason shouldn’t be pulling down all the headlines, that pretty much comes with the territory when you have […]

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Steelers’ Special Teams Ranked 29 By PFF

Jan 11, 2019

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Overall, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense was a very good unit in 2018. They were one of the highest-scoring teams in the NFL and posted one of the most efficient touchdown percentages in the red zone in decades in the league. They certainly put up the numbers in terms of individual skill position players as well. […]

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Art Rooney II’s ‘Hard To Envision’ Remark Hard To Frame Right Out Of Context

Jan 11, 2019

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When Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said yesterday that it would be “hard to envision” that wide receiver Antonio Brown still being with the organization by the time training camp rolls around, it pretty much blew up all around Steelers Twitter, and through much of NFL Twitter as well. It’s huge news, of course, […]

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Carson Palmer: ‘Good Luck’ To Bengals’ Next HC Dealing With Organization

Jan 11, 2019

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Carson Palmer and Marvin Lewis spent a good deal of time together as the franchise quarterback and head coach, respectively, of the Cincinnati Bengals through the majority of the 2000s. Palmer was a very solid quarterback around whom the front office struggled to put talent, but they did have some success, reaching the postseason in […]

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2018 South Side Questions: What ‘Good Business’ Is AB Talking About?

Jan 11, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Art Rooney II Puts Ball In Brown’s Court To Open Lines Of Communication

Jan 10, 2019

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Where are we right now with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown? Or more specifically, where is Antonio Brown? The thing is, the Steelers don’t know where he is or what he’s up to, and that is one of the biggest problems. Brown has not been in contact with the team in any meaningful way, […]

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Foster On Report AB Threw Ball At Ben During Practice: ‘That Didn’t Happen’

Jan 10, 2019

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Will we ever really know what all transpired during the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday practice prior to their season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals that ultimately led to wide receiver Antonio Brown going AWOL for days and thus being effectively benched on game day? Probably not, but it’s sounding more and more like neither Brown nor […]

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Art Rooney II Says It’s ‘Hard To Envision’ Antonio Brown Being On Team Come Training Camp

Jan 10, 2019

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It’s starting to sound more and more like Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown might have played his last game with the organization. BREAKING: Steelers president Art Rooney II said he s not going to release Antonio Brown, but “all other options are on the table.” He would not say Steelers are going to trade […]

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Falcons To Hire Clock And Replay Assistant

Jan 10, 2019

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I know this isn’t directly Pittsburgh Steelers related. But I know you’re wishing this headline was about them. The Atlanta Falcons announced the hiring Kyle Flood, a dedicated clock and replay assistant. Flood had previously served as an assistant offensive line coach for the team. From the Falcons’ website, which explains the move.  “Flood will […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Jan 10, 2019

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Welcome back to the mailbag. As always, we’re here for the next hour to answer whatever is on your mind. To your questions! AB:  Alex, Talk me off the ledge here if Butler is staying. Do you think Tomlin takes over more of the play calling (don’t think he’s suited for that either really). Do […]

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Corry Projects What A New Roethlisberger Contract Extension Might Look Like

Jan 10, 2019

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We’re now roughly 9 weeks away from the start of the 2019 NFL league year and with that, there’s a good chance that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will sign another contract extension by the middle of March as his current deal only runs through the 2019 season. On Wednesday, former NFL agent Joel Corry […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Backs Out Of Pro Bowl Due To Injury

Jan 10, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro won’t be playing in this year’s Pro Bowl as he has now backed out of the annual NFL All-Star game, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. DeCastro is being replaced on the AFC Pro Bowl roster by Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio. DeCastro is reportedly backing […]

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Steelers’ Front Seven Ranked 14 By PFF

Jan 10, 2019

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Depending on what happens with Antonio Brown over the course of the next two months, I don’t think that the Pittsburgh Steelers face a bigger question about their on-field performance than whether or not they have a front seven that is capable of closing games—something that they did not display, or at least often enough, […]

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2018 NFL Wildcard Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Jan 4, 2019

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Happy Friday to yinz and welcome to the first NFL playoff weekend of the 2018 season. Happy New Year as well and I hope your 2019 is off to a great start. Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 New Year isn’t off to a great start as they aren’t in the playoffs this year and that’s really […]

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Steelers Sign LB Tegray Scales, WR Diontae Spencer To Reserve/Future Contracts

Jan 4, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced two more early offseason signings on Friday as linebacker Tegray Scales and wide receiver Diontae Spencer were both signed to Reserve/Future contracts. We have signed LB Tegray Scales and WR Diontae Spencer to Reserve/Future contracts. pic.twitter.com/2fxzXJI1bf — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 4, 2019 Scales, who played his college football at Indiana, was […]

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Schefter: ‘There’s The Overwhelming Sense’ The Steelers Will Trade Antonio Brown

Jan 4, 2019

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The real reason or reasons why Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go AWOL last week are still unknown but him doing so has led to many believing that the organization will now move on from him via an offseason. Adam Schefter of ESPN was a guest on “The Rich Eisen Show” on […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Voted Second-Team AP All-Pro For 2018

Jan 4, 2019

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The Associated Press announced their annual All-Pro team for the 2018 NFL season on Friday and no players from the Pittsburgh Steelers received first-team designations. Center Maurkice Pouncey, however, was voted a second-team All-Pro for 2018. Pouncey started and played in all 16 of the Steelers regular season games in 2018. Previously, Pouncey, the Steelers […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Free Agents, AB Saga, Signings, Faneca HOF, Playoff Picks & More

Jan 4, 2019

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Season 9, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I start things on a positive note with a discussion about former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca once again being voted a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist on Thursday. We talk about Faneca’s chances of […]

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Cris Carter: How Tomlin Handles AB Situation Will Determine His Future

Jan 4, 2019

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It never is easy for the Pittsburgh Steelers lately, as there is always some ongoing drama yet to unfold. The current drama, as you all well know, concerns wide receiver Antonio Brown and his going AWOL over the weekend, which led to his being inactive in the team’s critical Week 17 game, which they barely […]

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Steelers Fire OLBs Coach Joey Porter

Jan 4, 2019

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In the first of possibly several coaching changes this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have dumped OLBs coach Joey Porter. Officially, the team is announcing it as a non-renewal of Porter’s contract. Head Coach Mike Tomlin statement on Joey Porter: https://t.co/FjgxNQqubS pic.twitter.com/xu09ViHg3L — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 4, 2019 Porter was hired in 2014 as a […]

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Ryan Switzer Posts Photo Announcing Offseason Surgery

Jan 4, 2019

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Offseason surgeries are commonplace around the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers are no exception. Earlier today, wide receiver Ryan Switzer posted a photo to Instagram announcing an unknown surgery. #Steelers WR @Switz has had surgery pic.twitter.com/RhQJ9MTLXQ — Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) January 4, 2019 It’s unknown what the exact nature of the surgery is. Switzer suffered […]

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Villanueva Calls Munchak ‘The Most Special Football Person I’ve Ever Met’

Jan 4, 2019

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It didn’t take very long for Alejandro Villanueva to become one of the most respected players in the locker room. Hell, he pretty much became that as soon as he was signed to the practice squad in 2014 as a defensive end and moved to offensive tackle. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ blindside protector is now a […]

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Ramon Foster: ‘I Don’t Know If Any Other Coach’ Could Handle Steelers’ Locker Room

Jan 4, 2019

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It’s become an all too obvious and frequent occurrence that the biggest stories coming out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room in recent years have had less to do with football and more with interpersonal drama. Many, many people from all avenues are placing this issue at the feet of Head Coach Mike Tomlin. According […]

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2019 Steelers Futures Report: WR Ka’Raun White

Jan 4, 2019

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As we’ve done in previous offseasons, we’re taking a look at those Pittsburgh Steelers under futures contracts for the 2019 offseason. We’ll focus this on the players who weren’t on the team’s practice squad last year, the mostly unknown players that fans don’t know much about. First up is one player the team signed yesterday. Wide receiver […]

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Bud Dupree: People Don’t Know ‘How Great Of A Coach’ Keith Butler Is

Jan 4, 2019

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Get ready for this one. One of the least popular players on the roster is going to bat for one of the least popular coaches on the roster. I already know that the comments section is going to be a veritable dumpster fire. You already know what this is going to be about because you […]

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Watch: The Steelers Finally Bust Out The 3-3-5

Jan 4, 2019

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For the final time coming off a regular season game, we’re breaking down the tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 16-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. Wanted to end it on an interesting note for 2019. Many people have asked for it before and finally got it. Keith Butler busted out a heavy use […]

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James Harrison Defends Chat With AB: ‘Brothers Shoot The S***!’

Jan 4, 2019

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It sure has been an adventurous week for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown considering that he didn’t even play—though I suppose that was a part of the adventure. The evidently insubordinate All-Pro recently chummed it up with another former insubordinate in James Harrison after going AWOL over the weekend, prompting Head Coach Mike Tomlin’s […]

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Steelers Vs Bengals Missed Tackles Report

Jan 4, 2019

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Things didn’t go the Pittsburgh Steelers way following the Week 17 16-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, as the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 26-24 to clinch the AFC North and head to the AFC playoffs. After that, things have taken a dramatic turn as the Antonio Brown saga has taken a turn few […]

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Coty Sensabuagh On Wanting To Stay In Pittsburgh: We Have ‘Unfinished Business’

Jan 4, 2019

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Coty Sensabaugh opened his seventh season in the NFL serving as a healthy scratch. He ended it as a full-time starter. Often viewed as an afterthought and even a possible roster cut, the veteran played an important role in the secondary during the 2018 season when the team needed to make a […]

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Jesse James Admits Love For Steelers Will Weigh In On His Free Agency Plans

Jan 4, 2019

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He may not be a household name, but Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James has become a relatively important part of the team’s offense. While he is not replaceable, he has proven himself to be a good number two tight end and is coming off of his most consistent season in spite of the fact […]

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Lamar Jackson Set To Become Youngest QB To Start Playoff Game

Jan 4, 2019

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When the Baltimore Ravens host the Los Angeles Chargers this weekend, some history will be made, as rookie Lamar Jackson will become the youngest quarterback to ever start a playoff game. The first-round draft pick, whose birthday is on Monday, will be the first player to ever start a postseason game at the quarterback position […]

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2018 South Side Questions: How Should WR Position Be Addressed If AB Is Dealt?

Jan 4, 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Former Steelers G Alan Faneca Named A Pro Football Hall Of Fame Finalist Again

Jan 4, 2019

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Will 2019 finally be the year that former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Alan Faneca makes it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Congratulations to @afan66 who is a #PFHOF19 Finalist! – 9X Pro Bowls– 2000s All-Decade Team– Helped his team secure 11 top 10 rankings in run offense during his 13 seasons in the @NFL […]

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New Steelers K Matt McCrane Not Looking Past Next Kick Attempt

Dec 29, 2018

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A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers brought then-free agent kickers Matt McCrane and Kai Forbath in for tryouts and while neither was signed due to the team ultimately deciding to stick with kicker Chris Boswell, the former was signed on Friday to replace the injured Boswell. McCrane, who kicked earlier this season for the […]

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2018 NFL Week 17: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Dec 28, 2018

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Happy Friday once again and welcome to the final week of the 2018 NFL regular season. As all of yinz should know by now, the Pittsburgh Steelers have a slim chance at making the playoffs on Sunday. While there are a few scenarios that would get the Steelers into the postseason tournament, the most likely […]

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Report: Steelers Recently Brought In Former Pitt QB Max Browne, 3 Others For Tryouts

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be signing several players to futures contracts for 2019 and last week they reportedly brought in a few free agents that might be worth keeping an eye on. According to NFL insider Howard Balzer on Twitter, the Steelers reported that quarterback Max Browne, linebacker Sam Eguavoen, edge-rusher Avery Ellis and wide […]

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Bengals Friday Injury Report Week 17: Boyd, Burfict, Kirkpatrick All Ruled Out For Sunday

Dec 28, 2018

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The Cincinnati Bengals have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 17 as well as the 2018 season and the Friday offering includes quite a few interesting updates. For starters, the Bengals placed wide receiver Tyler Boyd (knee), linebacker Jordan Evans (ankle), and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder) all on the […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 17: Williams Doubtful; Conner, Davis, Brown All Questionable

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what might be their final injury report of Week 17 and the 2018 season ahead of their Sunday home game against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Friday offering shows that three players will enter the weekend as questionable with one other listed as doubtful. Despite both practicing fully on […]

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Mike Tomlin Explains Decision To Place K Chris Boswell On IR

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers placed kicker Chris Boswell on the team’s Reserve/Injured list Friday morning with an unspecified injury and signed free agent kicker Matt McCrane to the 53-man roster to take his place. At the conclusion of the team’s Friday practice, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin shed a little light on why the Boswell was […]

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Report: Steelers WR Antonio Brown Getting Friday Tests Done On Injured Knee

Dec 28, 2018

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Will the Pittsburgh Steelers have wide receiver Antonio Brown for their regular season finale at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals? It’s really hard to say at this point but head coach Mike Tomlin did somewhat about his status at the conclusion of the team’s Friday practice. Tomlin reportedly told the media on Friday that […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Bengals Preview, Boswell To IR, Butler Gaffe, Team MVP, Weekly Picks & More

Dec 28, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 66 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers placing kicker Chris Boswell on the team’s Reserve/Injured list on Friday morning and what that might mean for his future moving forward. We also talk briefly about […]

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2018 Week 16 Offensive Charting Notes

Dec 28, 2018

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Last week was a nice respite, getting the opportunity to write about something other than a loss, but we find ourselves back in familiar territory heading into the season finale after the Pittsburgh Steelers blew yet another late lead, this time against the New Orleans Saints. Once again, it was paired with a failed comeback […]

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Fichtner: ‘The Jury Would Still Be Out’ On Joshua Dobbs

Dec 28, 2018

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One of the biggest roster decisions that the Pittsburgh Steelers had to make this year was over who was going to be their number two quarterback. After drafting a player at the position in the third round—the highest they had drafted a quarterback since taking Ben Roethlisberger 11th overall in 2004—they had three options at […]

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NFL Draft Prospects – 2018 Bowl Game Preview: December 28th

Dec 28, 2018

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Another jam-packed day of NCAA football as many top prospects will take the field throughout the day. Auburn will have a few significant defensive prospects to keep an eye on. When it comes to skill players, look no further than the offenses of West Virginia and Iowa State, who bolsters a first round running back […]

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Chris Boswell Placed On IR; Steelers Sign K Matt McCrane

Dec 28, 2018

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If the Pittsburgh Steelers make the playoffs, it’ll be without Chris Boswell. The Steelers have placed him on injured reserve today, signing kicker Matt McCrane to take his place. We have signed K Matt McCrane to our 53-man roster, and have placed K Chris Boswell on the Reserve/Injured List. MORE: https://t.co/esKe9l5lPs pic.twitter.com/dge9K12qPl — Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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PFF Explores T.J. Watt’s Emerging Counter Rushes As He Picks Up Pressure Pace

Dec 28, 2018

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The development of second-year outside linebacker T.J. Watt has been an interesting one to watch, even over the course of the season. He far outpaces anybody else on the team with his 12 sacks, but even though he only has had two of them in his past five games, he has been playing at arguably […]

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Scouting Report: Bengals Defense Struggling To The Finish Line

Dec 28, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, let’s check out the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense. Alex’s […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster A Right Choice For Team MVP

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday voted on who their Most Valuable Player of the year would be, and second-year wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was picked for the honor by his teammates. Many in the local and even some in the national media chose to make a stink about how quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was overlooked for the […]

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Scouting Report: Bengals Offense More Mobile With New QB

Dec 28, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. For the final time this regular season, let’s revisit […]

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Fichter Calls 5WR Set ‘A Change-Up’ To Get Other Positions Rest

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision following Justin Hunter’s injury to start the practice window clock for fourth-year wide receiver Eli Rogers. He was activated to the 53-man roster from the PUP List two weeks ago tomorrow, and since then, offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and the rest of the decision-makers have taken it upon themselves […]

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Keith Butler Says Tyler Eifert Will ‘Be A Problem For Us To Cover’ (Eifert Is On Injured Reserve)

Dec 28, 2018

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Keith Butler says Tyler Eifert will be a challenge for the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. I have good news for Butler. Eifert is on injured reserve with a broken ankle. Challenge accepted. It’s another frustrating moment for the Steelers’ defensive coordinator, who made the comments in his sitdown with Bob Labriola on this week’s Coordinator’s Corner (Ed […]

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Keith Butler Sees More Competitive Defense Down Stretch Despite Losses

Dec 28, 2018

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There aren’t a lot of ways this season, statistically, in which you can argue that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense this year is better than the group that they had a year ago. They may have done a better job of keeping a lid on the deep passing game, but the lack of turnovers, the points […]

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Fichtner: Jaylen Samuels ‘No Doubt’ Has Earned Role In Offense When Conner Returns

Dec 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to get running back James Conner back on the field for their final game of the season, an absolute must-win if their goal is to reach the playoffs. the second-year player has missed the past three games with a high ankle sprain, and the Steelers have lost two of those […]

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John Harbaugh To Remain Head Coach Of Ravens Past 2018 Season

Dec 22, 2018

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The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday evening that not only will John Harbaugh remain the team’s head coach past this season, he’ll also likely receive a contract extension in the near future. Statement from the Baltimore Ravens: pic.twitter.com/NSog0QWx1P — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 21, 2018 Harbaugh, who has been the Ravens head coach since 2008, currently […]

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2018 NFL Week 16: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Dec 21, 2018

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Happy Friday to yinz and I hope the holiday season has gone well for all. Welcome to Week 16 of the 2018 NFL regular season as well. The 8-5-1 Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 12-2 New Orleans Saints on the road Sunday and that will certainly be a tough test for the team and maybe […]

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Saints Friday Injury Report Week 16: T Jermon Bushrod Only Player Ruled Out

Dec 21, 2018

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The New Orleans Saints third and likely final injury report of Week 16 ahead of their Sunday home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and the Friday offering shows that just one player has been ruled out for that contest. Failing to practice again on Friday for the Saints was left tackle Jermon […]

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Heyward On Jordan’s Dissing Of Big Ben: ‘You Better Be Ready For That Monster Coming In Your House’

Dec 21, 2018

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made it known in a locker room interview this week that he questions the Hall of Fame credentials of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in addition to saying he doesn’t consider him one of the top-5 players at his position in this era. Those comments created quite a […]

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Jaylen Samuels Named NFL’s Rookie Of The Week

Dec 21, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels has been named Week 15’s Pepsi Rookie of the Week for his outstanding performance against the New England Patriots last Sunday. Congratulations @JaySam1k! #ROTW pic.twitter.com/Enkbzbg1Ud — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 21, 2018 Samuels rushed 19 times for 142 yards in the critical victory, both career highs for him in […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 16: Conner Ruled Out; JuJu Questionable

Dec 21, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 16 ahead of their Sunday road game against the New Orleans Saints and the Friday offering shows that one player has been ruled out for that contest and another one entering the weekend as questionable. After failing to practice again on Friday, […]

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NFL Draft Prospects – 2018 Bowl Game Preview: December 21st

Dec 21, 2018

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A couple of very interesting bowl games are scheduled for December 21. First up is the Bahamas Bowl which will see Florida International take on Toledo. The only thing better than bowl season is a trip to Bahamas and thankfully the Bahamas Bowl combines the two. Later in the day, the most interestingly named Bowl […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Saints Preview, Jordan Comments on Ben, Weekly Picks & More

Dec 21, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking about the comments made recently by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger not being top-5 at his position and question his Hall of Fame […]

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Film Room: 6 Plays That Sabotaged Steelers’ Day On Offense

Dec 21, 2018

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Though it’s somewhat on the lower end for them this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to put up 376 yards of offense on the New England Patriots on Sunday, their most in the past three games. Though their net passing was at a season-low of just 218, they rushed for 158 yards, their third-highest of […]

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Film Room: Steelers Make Good Use Of 5WR Set

Dec 21, 2018

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You heard Ben Roethlisberger talk about it earlier this week. Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner mentioned it as well. The Pittsburgh Steelers unleashed a five-receiver package on Sunday against the New England Patriots that was pretty much non-existent in the offense for many years. Coinciding with the return of Eli Rogers, the Steelers ended up playing […]

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Fichtner: Steelers Weren’t ‘Scared Of The Unknown’ With Jaylen Samuels

Dec 21, 2018

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It looks like there’s a pretty good chance that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be starting rookie running back Jaylen Samuels for the third consecutive week as James Conner continues to be held back with a high ankle sprain. The team has more confidence in him heading into this one, however, after the broke free for […]

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Scouting Report: Saints Defense Riding A Hot Streak

Dec 21, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re taking a look at the New Orleans […]

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Keith Butler Explains How Teams Have Limited Saints Offense In Recent Weeks

Dec 21, 2018

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The New Orleans Saints have lost just one game since the season opener, in which the defense let up and allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to score 48 points on them, in spite of Drew Brees and crew’s 40, which should be enough to win well over 95 percent of games played. Prior to three […]

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Scouting Report: Saints Offense Will Find Comfort (And Points) At Home

Dec 21, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re checking out the New Orleans Saints’ offense. […]

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Fichtner: James Washington Playing, Practicing With More Confidence

Dec 21, 2018

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You probably noticed that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster crept up on the injury report yesterday, limited in practice for the day with a groin injury. While his teammates said that they believe he will be fine, it’s still not what you want to see, whether heading into a big game like they are […]

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Sean Payton Wary Of Steelers’ Empty Sets On Offense

Dec 21, 2018

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While the introduction of the five-wide receiver package, which the Pittsburgh Steelers used somewhat extensively on Sunday, is relatively new—they had only used it on one other snap this season, and possibly had never used it under Todd Haley—the five-wide look, with all eligible targets lined up in receiving positions at the line of scrimmage, […]

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Jaylen Samuels: ‘I Definitely See Myself As A True Running Back Now’

Dec 21, 2018

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The first time that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Jaylen Samuels said that he ever truly felt as though he were a player with a position was when he worked at the Senior Bowl with the running back group. When the Steelers drafted him in the fifth round, he was listed as a tight end on many […]

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Dre Kirkpatrick Defends Marvin Lewis Amid 3rd Straight Losing Season

Dec 21, 2018

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The Cincinnati Bengals started off the season looking as though they were back following a two-year slump, posting losing records and missing the playoffs. They were 4-1 to kick things off, but have gone just 2-7 since then, sitting at 6-8 on the year and already eliminated from the postseason. And they likely will not […]

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2018 South Side Questions: How Many Wins Will AFC North Champ Have?

Dec 21, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Danny Smith Has ‘Full’ Confidence In Chris Boswell

Dec 20, 2018

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Danny Smith has total confidence in Chris Boswell. And he’ll make sure to let you know about it. A very excited Smith sat down with Bob Labriola in this week’s Coordinator’s Corner to talk about why he does. “You take a situation two years ago with this kid,” a jubilant Smith said via Steelers.com, “he did a […]

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Steelers Conner, Brown Finish As Top 10 Pro Bowl Fan Vote-Getters

Dec 14, 2018

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Now that the fan portion of Pro Bowl voting has concluded on Thursday, the 2019 Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 18 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8:00 PM ET. Judging by the results of the fan portion of the voting, several […]

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NFL Draft Prospects – 2018 Bowl Game Preview: December 15th

Dec 14, 2018

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Ladies and gentlemen, it is officially that time of year again – Bowl season. As the holidays approach, bowl season essentially makes sure that none of us can go a day, let alone a second without football. Many players will be playing their hearts out, not just to represent their school but also because the […]

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2018 NFL Week 15: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Dec 14, 2018

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Happy Friday to all of yinz and welcome to Week 15. The annual college bowl season gets underway on Saturday and as usual, we’ll have small previews of each and every game as we slowly start shifting some of our site focus to players that are likely to be selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. […]

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Report: Martavis Bryant Suspended Indefinitely

Dec 14, 2018

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Foemer Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL after losing his appeal. That news comes via Michael Gehlken. Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely by NFL. He lost his appeal. Club feared outcome for months. It arrives with Bryant on injured reserve for knee ailment. — Michael […]

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Patriots Friday Injury Report Week 15: Clean Sheet Entering Weekend

Dec 14, 2018

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The New England Patriots have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 15 ahead of their Sunday road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Friday offering shows that zero players received game status designations for that contest. The only two players listed on the Patriots injury report this […]

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Tomlin Explains Reason Why Boswell Will Remain Steelers Kicker This Sunday

Dec 14, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed the obvious on Friday and that’s that Chris Boswell will remain the team’s kicker through at least this coming Sunday’s home game against the New England Patriots. At the conclusion of Friday’s practice, Tomlin explained what all transpired this past week at the kicker position and why the […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 15: Gilbert Ruled Out; Conner, Switzer Both Questionable

Dec 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 15 ahead of their Sunday home game against the New England Patriots and the Friday offering shows two players as being questionable for that contest with one other being officially ruled out. After failing to practice again on Friday, tackle Marcus Gilbert (knee) is […]

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Steelers QB, OC Not Worried About Silly Official Run/Pass Ratios

Dec 14, 2018

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During the Pittsburgh Steelers last four games the team’s offense has not only run the football poorly, the amount of runs has also been lacking. Because of that, there”s been a big push from media members who obviously only scout box scores as opposed to watching tape to partly blame the Steelers recent three-game losing […]

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2018 Week 14 Offensive Charting Notes

Dec 14, 2018

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You know, I’m starting to get pretty tired of writing these articles about the offense following losses. Had a good six weeks in a row talking about wins, but now three consecutive weeks of documenting the minutiae of losing efforts is starting to get old. Let’s hope that Sunday is a time for change in […]

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Bill Belichick Compares AB And JuJu To Swann And Stallworth

Dec 14, 2018

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Comparing Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster to Lynn Swann and John Stallworth might feel like too high praise initially. But to Bill Belichick, it’s more than warranted. Belichick, via the Patriots’ website, said it’s fair to compare the current Steelers’ duo to the 70s legends. “They gotta be as good,” Belichick said. “These guys just […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Patriots Preview, Boswell Status, Coaching Help, NFL Picks & More

Dec 14, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 61 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking some about the Thursday night game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs and which team we’d want to face the least during the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers will […]

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Film Room: JuJu Stands Tall For Steelers Offense That Didn’t Have Much Else

Dec 14, 2018

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Including penalty snaps, JuJu Smith-Schuster was targeted 13 times on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver caught eight of those passes, and the majority of the ones that were incomplete were defended by a Raider, either at the catch point or in front of the target. Smith-Schuster has battled some inconsistency […]

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Film Room: Burnett’s Struggles May Have Team Seeking Change For Dime

Dec 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Morgan Burnett in the offseason thinking that, at least provided he was healthy, he would provide a stable and reliable presence for a secondary in need of just that. Injuries spoiled his opportunity to be that stable player in the starting lineup, but his performance is raising questions about his ability […]

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Stevan Ridley Taking Patriots Game Personally After Casting Him Aside Due To Knee Injury

Dec 14, 2018

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Stevan Ridley has spent most of the season watching from the sidelines, rarely even seeing any carries, but an injury to James Conner is giving the third-string running back more opportunities to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And he is hoping to see a lot of work on Sunday against the New England Patriots, against […]

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Scouting Report: Patriots Defense Knows How To Contain Antonio Brown

Dec 14, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re here to breakdown the New England Patriots’ […]

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Chris Boswell: ‘We Took A Step In The Right Direction’ Yesterday

Dec 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking some heat this week for the manner in which they are handling their situation at kicker, with fourth-year veteran Chris Boswell having struggled significantly to perform in 2018 after receiving a near top-dollar contract for his position coming off a season in which he made the Pro Bowl. The team […]

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Scouting Report: Patriots Offense As Versatile As Ever

Dec 14, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re breaking down the New England Patriots’ offense. […]

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Ramon Foster Looking On Bright Side Of Losing Streak

Dec 14, 2018

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Leave it to a former undrafted free agent to be able to look on the bright side of a three-game losing streak for a team that at least still controls its own destiny in terms of making the playoffs. Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster told reporters yesterday that “I think what’s happened in this three-game […]

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Watch: Josh Dobbs Struggles In First Extensive Game Action

Dec 14, 2018

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Wanted to do another talk to the tape video for the week, focusing on Josh Dobbs and his struggles in action Sunday afternoon. At this level, the difference between success and failure is razor thin and two of the three plays we look at show that. As always, let us know your thoughts in the […]

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Still On PUP List, Eli Rogers Worked With 1st-Team Offense

Dec 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost one wide receiver for the season a week ago after Justin Hunter suffered a torn labrum, leaving them with five on the 53-man roster, including Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey is scarcely used on offense and is primarily featured as a top performer on a number of special teams units. It’s possible that […]

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Antonio Brown: Pressure No Excuse For Sunday’s Matchup

Dec 8, 2018

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Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers have lost two games in a row. Yes, there’s some injuries, notably without James Conner this Sunday as they travel to take on the Oakland Raiders. But no, it’s not an excuse. Not to Antonio Brown, at least. Brown pushed back on the notion that injuries and location could hold this […]

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Raiders Friday Injury Report Week 14: Six Players End Week As Questionable

Dec 7, 2018

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The Oakland Raiders have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 14 ahead of their Sunday home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Friday offering shows that six players are questionable for that contest Not practicing for the Raiders on Friday and ending the week listed as questionable […]

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2018 NFL Week 14: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Dec 7, 2018

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Happy Friday to all of yinz and welcome to Week 14. Where has the time gone? This season really seems to have flown by and after the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday road game against the Oakland Raiders the team will have just three regular season games left with two of them being home games. Their other […]

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Consistency, Health Quietly Fueling Vance McDonald To Career Year

Dec 7, 2018

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This season has been an emotional roller coaster for the Pittsburgh Steelers. There have been ups, downs, and everything in between as the Steelers have done their best impression of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, playing poorly to open the year before hitting their stride with a six game win streak and now back on […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 14: Gilbert, Conner Ruled Out; Chickillo, Burnett Questionable

Dec 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what is likely to be their final injury report of Week 14 ahead of their Sunday road game against the Oakland Raiders and the Friday offering, as expected, shows that two players have been ruled out for that contest. After failing to practice again on Friday, running back James […]

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Given The Circumstances, Steelers Pleased With Terrell Edmunds’ Performance

Dec 7, 2018

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Terrell Edmunds wasn’t supposed to play 907 snaps. That wasn’t the plan for the entire season, let alone through the first three-quarters of the season. But with Morgan Burnett rarely healthy this year, the Pittsburgh Steelers were left no other choice. And so Edmunds saw his snap count balloon up. All things considered, Keith Butler […]

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2018 Week 13 Offensive Charting Notes

Dec 7, 2018

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It’s a new week, but the same circumstances, covering the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive charting date following a loss. It’s only two weeks in a row, but it’s becoming a bit too familiar, so hopefully that changes in my next column on this topic a week from now. Personnel groupings: 01: 2/68 (2.9%) 11: 51/68 (75%) […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Coordinator Comments, Injury Report, Raiders Preview, Weekly Picks & More

Dec 7, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 58 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking quickly about the Tennessee Titans Thursday night win over the Jacksonville Jaguars to kickoff week 14 of the 2018 regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report had as few new […]

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2018 Week 13 Dropped Passes Report

Dec 7, 2018

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I’ve got to be honest, I was liking these dropped passes reports better when I had nothing to cover. Last week we had five different plays to evaluate, though not all of them were drops. From Sunday’s game, I identified three passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers I felt were worth closer inspection, though I only […]

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Film Room: Derwin James Helped Keep Game In Hand In 1st Half

Dec 7, 2018

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Sometimes a player on the opposing side of the football has a big enough impact on the game that you want to take a deeper look at how he did. I only do this maybe once or twice a year, but today I’m going to be looking at Los Angeles Chargers defensive back Derwin James […]

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Randy Fichtner ‘Excited’ To See More Of Samuels, Wishes Other RBs Would Have Played More

Dec 7, 2018

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For the first time in a long time in a regular season game that actually matters, the Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into Sunday’s showdown with the Oakland Raiders without a featured running back with James Conner out. Even when Le’Veon Bell was injured, the team had DeAngelo Williams to step in, and he had a […]

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Scouting Report: Raiders Defense Struggling Everywhere

Dec 7, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re here to check out the Oakland Raiders. […]

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Big Ben On Confidence In Run Game: ‘We’ve Still Got Our Linemen’

Dec 7, 2018

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Football is not a game in which things go exactly as planned very frequently. The Pittsburgh Steelers planned to have a running attack spearheaded by Le’Veon Bell this season, but he chose not to play on a one-year contract. His backup, James Conner, was the contingency plan, but with his success came new expectations. Now […]

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Scouting Report: Raiders Offense Has Sleepers At Running Back, Wide Receiver

Dec 7, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re breaking down what you should expect from […]

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Butler Admits Steelers Assumed A Run On Late 3rd-Down Conversion Against Bostic

Dec 7, 2018

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It’s probably fair to say that things could have gone better for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. While the officials unfortunately played a much bigger role in that than they ever should, there is certainly blame to spread around elsewhere. Some of that blame goes to the coaching staff, and […]

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Gruden Calls AB ‘Hardest-Working Player I’ve Ever Seen Practice’

Dec 7, 2018

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It’s not exactly rare to find somebody praising Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown’s abilities on the field or his dedication to the game of football. After all, it comes with the territory when you are one of the best players in the game, regardless of position. People are going to take notice of you […]

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Fichtner Invokes Limas Sweed To Explain Washington’s Benching Sunday

Dec 7, 2018

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If you’re a young wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers—especially one that was drafted in the second round—you never want to be cause for one of your coaches to invoke the name of Limas Sweed. But that is what offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner did yesterday in talking about rookie James Washington, who was a healthy […]

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Don’t Be Surprised To See Mike McCarthy In Cleveland

Dec 7, 2018

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Mike McCarthy posted a 125-77-2 record during his 13 seasons as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006 through the middle of the 2018 season, but the team chose to make him available earlier. That is, they fired him. The Cleveland Browns happen to be another team that fired their head coach mid-stream […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Will Gilbert Play In Postseason?

Dec 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Jaguars Vs. Titans Week 14 Thursday Night Game Open Discussion Thread

Dec 7, 2018

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Week 14 of the 2018 NFL regular season will is now underway with a game between the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) and the Tennessee Titans (6-6) and as usual, I look forward to sitting back and watching it. The Jaguars enter this game fresh off of shutting out the Indianapolis Colts 6-0 this past Sunday at home. It was just their […]

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2018 NFL Week 13: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Nov 30, 2018

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Happy Friday to yinz and welcome to Week 13 of the 2018 NFL regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday night in what figures to be a very good test for the home team. It figures to be the first of three very tough games remaining on the Steelers schedule. […]

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Antonio Brown Not Bothered By Ben Roethlisberger’s Criticism

Nov 30, 2018

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James Washington wasn’t the only wide receiver Ben Roethlisberger critiqued this week. While that generated the biggest headlines, Roethlisberger also referred to Antonio Brown and the game-ending interception, saying AB didn’t run his route correctly. Friday, Brown told reporters he had no issue with anything Roethlisberger said. “Ben’s my guy. I love him,” he said […]

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Chargers Friday Injury Report Week 13: Gordon, Mebane Ruled Out, Two Others Questionable

Nov 30, 2018

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The Los Angeles Chargers have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 13 ahead of their Sunday night road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their Friday offering shows that two players have officially been ruled out for that contest while two others are listed as questionable. After failing to practice again on Friday, […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie S Marcus Allen Expected To Make Debut Sunday Night

Nov 30, 2018

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With Pittsburgh Steelers veteran safety Morgan Burnett now officially listed as doubtful for the team’s Sunday night game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a back injury, the team is expected to dress and play rookie safety Marcus Allen for the first time this season, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Allen, who […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 13: Gilbert Out For Chargers Game; Burnett Doubtful

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 13 ahead of their Sunday night home game against the Los Angeles Chargers and the Friday offering shows that one player has officially been ruled out for that contest while another is listed as doubtful. Not practicing again on […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Nov 30, 2018

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Special edition of the mailbag for you this afternoon. Since Disqus went down yesterday right as we started our normal Thursday Fireside Chat, we’re back again for an hour to answer anything I might have missed. As always, leave your comments below. Have a great weekend, Steelers’ Nation. To your questions! Elyas Correa Nogueira: Alex, do […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Chargers Preview, Injury Report, Week 13 NFL Picks & More

Nov 30, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 55 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, Alex Kozora and I get right to talking a little about the Thursday night game between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys that the latter won 13-10. we discuss how the saints loss all but guarantees that there […]

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Film Room: Okorafor’s 1st Start Not Without Issue

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had the unenviable task of preparing to play against Von Miller while starting their fifth option at tackle to start the season, behind Alejandro Villanueva and Marcus Gilbert, Jerald Hawkins and Matt Feiler. Rookie Chukwuma Okorafor got the nod, and they provided him with a lot of help that resulted in a […]

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Big Ben, Rivers Bring History, December Success Into Sunday Matchup

Nov 30, 2018

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Chargers Philip RiversSunday’s game at Heinz Field will see two of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history square off as Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers play host to Philip Rivers and his Los Angeles Chargers. The two 2004 first-round draft choices have led their teams to records of 7-3-1 and 8-3 to date, respectively, both […]

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Fichtner Praises JuJu’s Intelligence, But Says He’s Doing What They Expected From Him

Nov 30, 2018

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of the past couple of weeks, and understandably so as the 22-year-old has recorded 100-yard games in back-to-back weeks. He just became the first player not named Antonio Brown to record a 1000-yard season for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2011. The most notable development in that span of time is the fact that the Steelers […]

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Torn Pectoral Muscle Could Sideline Steelers OLB Bud Dupree Sunday Night

Nov 30, 2018

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A torn left pectoral muscle suffered during the team’s Sunday road loss to the Denver Broncos might prevent Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree from playing Sunday night at home against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to PennLive.com. Dupree, who was listed as a limited practice participant on Thursday after sitting out the team’s Wednesday session, […]

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Scouting Report: Chargers Defense Offers Serious Playmakers

Nov 30, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re taking a long look at the Los […]

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Butler On Terrell Edmunds: ‘You Hope He Doesn’t’ See Drop-Off From Overexposure

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Terrell Edmunds in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the intention of him becoming a starter, but it wasn’t supposed to be immediate. They brought in veteran Morgan Burnett to be the starter, but injuries complicated that leading up to the start of the season. That resulted in […]

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Scouting Report: Chargers Offense Has Threats Across The Board

Nov 30, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re checking out what the Los Angeles Chargers will […]

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Randy Fichtner: When You Have Ben And AB, ‘Why Aren’t You Going To Throw It”‘

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers throw the football more frequently than any team in the NFL, so it’s no wonder that Ben Roethlisberger leads the league in pass attempts. As I highlighted earlier this week, he is currently on-pace to record the third-most pass attempts in a season in NFL history, as well as the third-most passing […]

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Patriots Chowderhead Believes Roethlisberger, Steelers Are ‘Imploding’

Nov 30, 2018

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We don’t often talk about what other people are saying about the Pittsburgh Steelers mostly because, who cares. But this short article from WEEI’s Alex Reimer made me chuckle so I thought I’d share it. The headline? “Big Ben Roethilsberger is imploding, and that’s magnificent news for the Patriots.” Already off to a stupid start. He basically […]

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Keith Butler Talks About Using Haden To Shadow Opposing WRs

Nov 30, 2018

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers first signed Joe Haden back in August of 2017, it wasn’t immediately obvious how much the team would plan to employ him in the same ways that he saw while he was with the Cleveland Browns, where he made the Pro Bowl two times. That includes using him to shadow another […]

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JuJu On AB’s Coverage From Defenses: We’re All ‘Able To Eat Off His Plate’

Nov 30, 2018

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Antonio Brown has never had a problem rising above his peers. Since he first reached the height of his game with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team has surrounded him with capable to very good complementary wide receivers, but it hasn’t been until this season that any has ever significantly threatened to outclass him statistically. 11 […]

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Steelers-Chargers Game Should Prove To Be A Family Affair

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers already have one pair of brothers in the building with rookie safety Terrell Edmunds and his older brother, running back Trey Edmunds, the latter being on the practice squad. But Sunday will see two of their top starters reunite with their own brothers as they host the Los Angeles Chargers. Maurkice and […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Should Gilbert Be Concerned About Losing His Job?

Nov 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Emmanuel Sanders Recalls Tomlin Telling Him They Didn’t Have Money To Pay Him

Nov 23, 2018

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Few teams have put more of their eggs into the NFL Draft basket than have the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that rarely indulges in free agency and prefers to retain their own players with big-money contracts instead while supplementing their ranks with the next class of college prospects. The one area in which they have […]

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Scouting Report: Broncos Defense Bringing The Heat

Nov 23, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re going under the hood to examine the […]

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PFF Ranks Randy Fichtner Among Top Playcallers In NFL

Nov 23, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers took a bit of a risk when they made the decision to move on from Todd Haley as offensive coordinator and promote Randy Fichtner into that role this season. The team was performing pretty capably, even if not as a very top team, on the offensive side of the ball, and Fichtner […]

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Scouting Report: Explosive Offense Key To Denver’s Success

Nov 23, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, we’re checking out what the Denver Broncos offer […]

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Keith Butler On Coty Sensabaugh: ‘He’s Kept The Top On The Ball’

Nov 23, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision after the second game of the season to scale back third-year cornerback Artie Burns’ snaps as he was struggling on the field, beginning to rotate in Coty Sensabaugh in his spot. In the four games since the Steelers’ bye week, however, Sensabaugh has played every snap for which he […]

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Fichtner On Chuks: ‘It’s Not Going To Be Foreign To Him In The Huddle With Ben’

Nov 23, 2018

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Whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers line up with their third different starting right tackle this season will depend largely upon how Matt Feiler is feeling today after he returned to practice on a limited basis yesterday. It seems quite likely that Marcus Gilbert will be missing at least another week at this point, so […]

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Joe Haden: ‘Since I Got Here I Like Looking At The Standings’

Nov 23, 2018

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For damn near the entirety of his first seven seasons playing in the National Football League, there is one thing that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden never really had to worry about: the standings. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, one of the true bottom-feeders of the NFL, a team that won just won […]

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Tomlin: Broncos Are As ‘Battle Tested As Any Team’ In NFL

Nov 23, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently riding a winning streak that is a long as the number of losses their upcoming opponent has—six—but that should certainly be no reason to expect anything to be easy as they head west to face the Denver Broncos. One thing that is pretty important to note is that they are […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Will Stephon Tuitt Practice, Play?

Nov 23, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Broncos Thursday Injury Report Week 12: Marshall Still Sidelined, Roby Limited

Nov 22, 2018

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The Denver Broncos have now released their second injury report of Week 12 ahead of their Sunday home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Thanksgiving Thursday offering shows a few minor changes from the one the team released on Wednesday. Not practicing for the Broncos on Thursday were linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee), safety Dymonte […]

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Steelers Thursday Injury Report Week 12: Tuitt, Gilbert Remain Sidelined; Feiler Limited

Nov 22, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their second injury report of Week 12 ahead of their Sunday road game against the Denver Broncos and the Thanksgiving Thursday offering shows that two key players remain sidelined with lingering ailments. Not practicing again on Thursday for the Steelers were tackle Marcus Gilbert (knee) and defensive end Stephon […]

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2018 Thanksgiving Day Open Thread – Week 12 Thursday Games

Nov 22, 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of yinz and I hope your schedule today allows for some football watching time. As usual, there are three games being played on this holiday Thursday and a few them figure to be pretty good ones. Additionally, none of the three games have any impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers as all […]

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Okorafor Prepped For Bigger Role Thanks To Tackle-Eligible Tasks

Nov 22, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are just coming off a game in which they faced a team starting their fourth different tackle on the left side, that being the Jacksonville Jaguars. On Sunday, they could be a team starting their third different tackle on the right side. But the difference is that I have confidence they won’t […]

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Report: Steelers Worked Out Former Eagles TE Billy Brown

Nov 22, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers worked out one player on Tuesday and it was former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Billy Brown, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Former Eagles TE Billy Brown worked out for the Steelers today, according to a source — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 21, 2018 Brown, who was originally signed in […]

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PFF Sees Javon Hargrave Becoming One Of NFL’s Top Interior Defenders

Nov 22, 2018

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If there is anybody on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense that played a great game on Sunday, it would be third-year ‘nose tackle’ Javon Hargrave, who recorded the first multi-sack game of his career, bringing down Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles twice. He narrowly allowed Bortles to escape a third sack as well, but it was […]

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Film Room: JuJu Thrown To The Jaguars And Feasts

Nov 22, 2018

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One of the things that attracted the Pittsburgh Steelers to wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in the 2017 NFL Draft was because they believed he possessed the versatility to excel anywhere on the field, either in the slot or on the outside. While he has emerged as one of the top threats out of the slot […]

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Steelers’ Strategy On How To Block Von Miller Is Simple: ‘Multiple People’

Nov 22, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a potential minor crisis on their hands at the moment at the right tackle spot with both their starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert, and their primary backup tackle, Matt Feiler, sidelined with injuries. In the event that neither of them are able to return by the end of the week, rookie […]

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Watch: One Adjustment The Steelers Run Defense Made (That Saved The Game)

Nov 22, 2018

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Back at it talking to the tape this Thanksgiving Day (and a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Steelers’ Nation). We’re breaking down one small adjustment the Pittsburgh Steelers made in the run game that honestly, probably saved the game. A great play, though calculated risk, by Bud Dupree on the 3rd and 5 […]

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Is The 3-4 Defense Extinct? Not So Fast, My Friend

Nov 22, 2018

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You’ve probably heard the saying a hundred times over the last three years. Your sub-package is your new “base” defense. And I get it. Trust me, we do the math. I’m not writing to debate that statement because when you face the Rams, or Chiefs, or any explosive offense, you’re going to be in nickel most […]

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Mike Tomlin: ‘You Better Be Versatile In The National Football League’

Nov 22, 2018

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This has truly been one of the more interesting seasons from a schematic point of view for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Mike Prisuta covered a list of the many different things the unit has done so far this season, which has included rotations, substitutions, and some more exotic combinations based on the opposing offense. The […]

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Nov 15, 2018

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Welcome back to your usual Thursday mailbag. As always, we’re here for the next hour to answer whatever is on your mind. To your questions! AB:  Alex, Who would you rather have opposite of Joe Haden: Artie Burns or Cortez Allen? Alex: Ehhhh, don’t make me choose. Cortez, I guess? At least there were stretches of […]

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Analysis Of James Conner’s Workload Through 9 Games Played

Nov 15, 2018

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With Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell now ineligible to play the remainder of the 2018 season, fellow running back James Conner will obviously continue to be the team’s starter and primary ball carrier moving forward. With that, it will be interesting to see the kind of workload the University of Pittsburgh product receives in […]

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Keith Butler Explains How To Stop The Jaguars’ Run Game This Time Around

Nov 15, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ run defense looked like a Thanksgiving backyard game when facing Jacksonville last year, where your uncle plays free safety and has the range of someone who just ate three pounds of turkey. They were run on early, often, for big plays and short touchdowns, as the Jaguars kicked the Steelers’ butt. Twice. […]

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Film Room: Javon Hargrave Gets To Play, Stops The Run

Nov 15, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t always found a way to consistently get nose tackle Javon Hargrave on the field. Even though he is a good athlete for the position, defense is played so much with five or more defensive backs on the field that it’s hard to play the nose tackle. But their defensive game plan […]

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Stats Study: Steelers Per Play Averages Entering Week 11

Nov 15, 2018

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Adam Schefter of ESPN posted an interesting infographic on his Twitter account Thursday morning that depicts the top average yards per play posted by offenses since the 1970 NFL merger. That information shows how just how prolific the offenses of the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers have been so far […]

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FIlm Room: Big Ben’s Incompletions In Almost Perfect Game

Nov 15, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week yesterday in what was no surprise. Against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, he completed 22 of 25 passes for over 300 yards and five touchdown passes without turning the ball over, for a perfect passer rating. It was the second time […]

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Watch: Steelers’ Tomlin, Roethlisberger Mic’d Up Against Panthers

Nov 15, 2018

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In case you missed it, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger were both mic’d up by NFL Films for the team’s Thursday night win over the Carolina Panthers. That segment was first released on Showtime’s ‘Inside the NFL’ program and now it’s available to watch on YouTube and I have linked […]

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David DeCastro Named Steelers’ Nominee For Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Nov 15, 2018

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One of the most frequent complaints that football fans have when it comes to off-field coverage of the game is that it so heavily focuses on the negative stories. That is why I always feel obliged to cover the good stories when they come up as well, such as Ryan Shazier’s acceptance of the Ed […]

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Ben Roethlisberger The Least Pressured QB In The NFL

Nov 15, 2018

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It’s no shock to know Ben Roethlisberger has been well protected this year. But it’s nice to be able to put the number on it. That’s what NFL Matchup did for us, sending out this tweet of the most and least pressured quarterbacks of 2018. I bet you can guess which category Roethlisberger fell into. […]

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David DeCastro Wishes Steelers Were More Humble, Less Talkative Against Jaguars Last Year

Nov 15, 2018

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It’s only natural that within any collection of people you are going to find a diversity of opinions, even regarding a shared experience. That is something that we have seen over the course of the past 10 months with respect to the build-up toward the Pittsburgh Steelers’ postseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. One consistency […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Talks Respect For Jaguars’ D, Not Looking At Their Record

Nov 15, 2018

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The Jacksonville Jaguars came into Pittsburgh last year and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on their home grass twice in the same season. The last team to do that was all the way back in 2007 when…the Jaguars did it. But the Steelers won the three contests between the two teams in the middle of that […]

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Tomlin Cites Consistency For Improved Run Defense

Nov 15, 2018

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While the Pittsburgh Steelers’ run defense has not necessarily been on a historical tear—even this season, they rank fourth in rushing yards per game and tied for seventh in rushing touchdowns allowed, but only 10th in yards per rush, 12th in explosive runs, and 13th in percentage of runs for first downs—the fact is that […]

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Ryan Switzer ‘Lucky’ Steelers Came And Scooped Him Out Of Black Hole Of Oakland

Nov 15, 2018

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Not only is Ryan Switzer happy to be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he also made it pretty clear that he’s seemingly equally happy to not be where he could have been. The Oakland Raiders acquired him early this offseason in exchange for Jihad Ward (whom the Dallas Cowboys subsequently released), but then the […]

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Both RGIII And Lamar Jackson Tout Starting Ability As Joe Flacco Misses Practice

Nov 15, 2018

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At the moment, nobody appears to know who the Baltimore Ravens’ starting quarterback is going to be on Sunday in their pivotal divisional matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. It could be any  of the three on the roster, entering a game that could draw them even for second place in the division and keep their […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Should Switzer See More Active Role In Offense?

Nov 15, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Roethlisberger Fine With Steelers RB Depth Behind Conner Moving Forward

Nov 15, 2018

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Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers know for sure that they won’t have running back Le’Veon Bell for the remainder of the season, they’re likely to continue with veteran Stevan Ridley and rookie Jaylen Samuels backing up starter James Conner. During his Wednesday locker room session with the media, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked to […]

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Steelers Week 13 And 14 Games Flexed To Sunday Night, Sunday Afternoon

Nov 14, 2018

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The NFL has announced two Pittsburgh Steelers games have been flexed this year. Week 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers has been moved from Sunday at 1:00 PM/ET to Sunday Night. Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders has been flipped from Sunday Night to Sunday at 4:25 PM/ET. Kickoff for our Week 13 game vs. […]

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Jaguars Wednesday Injury Report Week 11: Three Players Sidelined; Bouye, Flowers Both Limited

Nov 14, 2018

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have now released their first injury report of Week 11 ahead of their Sunday home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Wednesday offering shows that three players failed to practice earlier in the day. Sitting out Wednesday’s practice for the Jaguars were cornerback Quenton Meeks (knee), defensive tackle Eli Ankou (calf), […]

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Watch: Steelers Plunder Le’Veon Bell’s Locker, Take His Shoes

Nov 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room is taking advantage of Le’Veon Bell’s absence. With the knowledge his season – and career – in Pittsburgh is over, they’re acting more like the Pittsburgh Pirates. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler posted this video of the locker room raiding Bell’s locker, removing his nameplate and stealing his Jordans. Steelers players went […]

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Steelers Wednesday Injury Report Week 11: Conner Practices; Tuitt, Gilbert Sidelined

Nov 14, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their first injury report of Week 11 ahead of their Sunday afternoon road game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Wednesday offering reveals some great news when it comes to the team’s staring running back. Steelers running back James Conner (concussion) practiced fully on Wednesday, according to the team’s […]

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Steelers Defense Rounding Into Form And Just In Time

Nov 7, 2018

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There were times earlier this season in which it looked like the Pittsburgh Steelers defense would struggle to stop a nose bleed. The defense struggled out of the gate, surrendering 42 points at home to the Kansas City Chiefs, 27 on the road to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and another 26 at home at home […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers: Week 10 Projected Inactive List

Nov 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Carolina Panthers Thursday night at home and if you’re like me, you’re counting down the hours until the game begins. As usual, I will attempt to project the seven inactives for every Steelers game of the 2018 season and below is my best guess as to which seven players won’t be given […]

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Panthers Wednesday Injury Report Week 10: Two Ruled Out, C Ryan Kalil Questionable

Nov 7, 2018

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The Carolina Panthers have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 10 ahead of their Thursday night road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Wednesday afternoon offering shows that two players have now officially been ruled out for that contest After not practicing on Tuesday, the Panthers officially ruled […]

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Steelers Wednesday Injury Report Week 10: Gilbert, McCullers Ruled Out For Panthers Game

Nov 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their final injury report for Week 10 ahead of their Thursday night home game against the Carolina Panthers and the Wednesday offering shows that two players have officially been ruled out for that contest. After not practicing again on Wednesday, the Steelers officially ruled out tackle Marcus Gilbert (knee) […]

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Tomlin, Steelers Look To Continue Second Half Success

Nov 7, 2018

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Cool sunglasses. A steady stream of cliches. People confusing him for Omar Epps. Those are the things you’ve come to expect from Mike Tomlin. Add strong finishes of the season to that list. It’s incredible how much success the Pittsburgh Steelers have enjoyed over their final eight games of the regular season. Since 2013, here’s […]

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Smith-Schuster Says Preparation For This Week Will Be Mental, Not Physical

Nov 7, 2018

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The old cliche is that football is 90% mental, 10% physical. Swing those numbers even heavier in favor of the mental aspect this week. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a short turnaround to get ready for the Carolina Panthers. Kickoff is less than 36 hours away. That’s hardly enough time to recover from bumps and bruises, […]

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Steelers Vs Panthers X Factor: Jon Bostic

Nov 7, 2018

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As we will do every Saturday to get you ready for the week’s game, our X Factor of the week. Sometimes it’s a player, unit, concept, or scheme. What will make or break the Pittsburgh Steelers during tomorrow’s showdown against the Carolina Panthers. X Factor: Jon Bostic Bostic has played well enough this year. Far from a […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Panthers Game Preview, Tomlin Monday Recap & More

Nov 7, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 45 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night home game against the Carolina Panthers. David and I spend a lot of time early in this show discussing the season that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has […]

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Film Room: Matt Feiler Fitting In With Performance, Personality

Nov 7, 2018

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Matt Feiler has been in the starting lineup for the past two weeks now and looks like he is going to start his third and a row, it also being his fourth of the season, so it’s probably about time that we actually spend a bit of time putting the Pittsburgh Steelers’ second-year offensive lineman’s […]

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Film Room: Mike Hilton Comes Up Big Inside Red Zone

Nov 7, 2018

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Though he may not have recorded any interceptions or sacks or forced or recovered any turnovers—and I believe he only totaled something like four or five tackles overall—Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens might have been the most impactful of the season for Pittsburgh Steelers second-year cornerback Mike Hilton, who made his plays count. That […]

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Film Room: Alejandro Villanueva’s Chop Will Wreck Your Day

Nov 7, 2018

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Alejandro Villanueva has had a great year. It doesn’t much matter to me where you want to place him among top offensive tackles in the league. Top eight, top ten, it’s all arbitrary anyway. The fact is, he’s been excellent, changing the tide by getting off to a quick start and playing steady ever since. […]

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New Falcons Edge-Rusher Bruce Irvin Says Steelers Tried To Sign Him

Nov 7, 2018

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The Oakland Raiders released edge-rusher Bruce Irvin earlier this week and after he cleared waivers he had several teams interested in signing him. The Pittsburgh Steelers were reportedly one off those teams but the 31-year-old decided to sign a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons instead. Irvin told Falcons beat writer Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com that […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Ranks 21st Among QBs In PFF Grading In 2018

Nov 7, 2018

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A few weeks ago, an NFL Network writer listed Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as something like the 15th-best player at his position in the NFL right now. Pro Football Focus took the “hold my beer” approach recently, publishing a quarterback rankings list that sees the 15-year veteran just 21st. In a dead-heat tie with […]

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Randy Fichtner Explains Why No-Huddle Will Be Leaned On In Short Week

Nov 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have just one more day before they host the Carolina Panthers tomorrow night at Heinz Field, during which they will be featuring their Color Rush uniforms in which they won big against the Tennessee Titans during last year’s Thursday night game. Hopefully it will bring them the same fortunes this time around. […]

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Tomlin Praises Joshua Dobbs’ Mentality, Notes ‘Unique Opportunity’ In Wed Practices

Nov 7, 2018

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Much has been made over the course of the past few days about the first and only pass that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs has thrown in his career, completing a 22-yard pass on second and 20 from the team’s five-yard line after Ben Roethlisberger had the wind knocked out of him on a scramble […]

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Keith Butler Stresses Discipline Against Panthers’ ‘Gadget Offense’

Nov 7, 2018

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When you have to play a game on a short week, you want to be the home team, which has historically often been a big advantage in Thursday night games. Still, that doesn’t make it any easier to stop an offensive unit such as the Carolina Panthers that features a number of skill players that […]

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Mike Tomlin Praises Panthers’ Kuechly, Davis As Best Duo Since Urlacher And Briggs

Nov 7, 2018

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There was a time at with the Pittsburgh Steelers were regarded as the gold standard for the linebacker position, whether it was on the inside or on the outside, in a 3-4 scheme or a 4-3. Right now, they are just hoping that second-year T.J. Watt can really develop into their next great player at […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Will Gilbert Injury Linger Into Next Week?

Nov 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Allegedly Spotted Back In Pittsburgh

Nov 7, 2018

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It appears as though Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is now back in town. Bell was allegedly spotted on Tuesday playing some basketball with several locals at a LA Fitness in or around Pittsburgh, and a picture of him doing so was posted on Twitter by user @Two_Jameszz. There have been other photos to […]

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Roethlisberger Looks To Extend Thursday Night Home Record To 7-0 Against Panthers

Nov 7, 2018

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Luckily for the Pittsburgh Steelers their Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers will be played at Heinz Field and thus they should have the advantage in that contest and especially on a short week. As far as the Steelers history on Thursday night home games goes, its mostly filled with positive results. The Steelers […]

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Post-Trade Deadline Tweet Offers Some Context On 2015 First-Round Draft Picks

Oct 30, 2018

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Are you over the Pittsburgh Steelers not trading for a cornerback by the Tuesday afternoon deadline? Hopefully most of you are and so I thought now would be a great time to discuss some things related to the first-round of the 2015 NFL Draft as a result of one player from that list being dealt […]

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Undrafted Tackles Villanueva, Feiler Receive Well-Deserved Tuesday Praise For Sunday Play

Oct 30, 2018

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In case you missed it on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers started two former undrafted free agents at their two tackle positions against the Cleveland Browns and both players, Alejandro Villanueva and Matt Fieler, represented themselves well in that contest. During his Tuesday weekly radio interview on 93.7 The Fan, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked […]

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Steelers Don’t Make Any Deals At Trade Deadline

Oct 30, 2018

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In what I’m sure is the least surprising sentence you’ll read today, the Pittsburgh Steelers were quiet at today’s trade deadline. Staying in-line with Kevin Colbert’s history, they failed to make any moves. Janoris Jenkins and Gareon Conley, two cornerbacks floated in connection with Pittsburgh, were not dealt. It was unlikely either player was coming […]

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Ben Roethlisberger ‘Kind Of Surprised’ By Haley Firing, Calls Him ‘Passionate’ Coach

Oct 30, 2018

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There is probably nobody in the NFL who has had a more intimate relationship from a player-coach perspective with Todd Haley than Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Haley served as offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh for the past six seasons, which is the longest he has ever held one position in his decades-long coaching career. In […]

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Mike Tomlin: ‘Sub-Package Defenders Don’t Get Enough Credit’

Oct 30, 2018

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Perhaps no coach in football has been more vocal in recent years about the rise of sub-package play in today’s game than Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin. We have seen him address the topic on a number of occasions in a variety of settings, whether it’s in a press conference, an interview, or an […]

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Steelers Success With Two Minute Offense Not A Surprise To Tomlin

Oct 30, 2018

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You get in what you put out. That’s the old saying, at least. The Pittsburgh Steelers spent plenty of time at training camp this year working on their two minute offense. Heck, it was the very last series they ran in Latrobe, a touchdown pass from Mason Rudolph to JuJu Smith-Schuster. All that work seems […]

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Tomlin Hasn’t ‘Thought A Lot About’ Trade Options, Which Tells You All You Need To Know

Oct 30, 2018

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The NFL’s trade deadline is set to be reached in just a couple of hours from now. This has pretty much always been meaningless to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and though it shouldn’t come to you as any sort of surprise, Head Coach Mike Tomlin in so many words just told everybody not to get their […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Big Ben Fractured Index Finger Not An Issue; Sensabaugh, Gilbert Day-To-Day

Oct 30, 2018

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While we won’t know for sure until the Pittsburgh Steelers release their first injury report of Week 9 on Wednesday, early signs point to the team being very healthy ahead of their upcoming Sunday road game against the Baltimore Ravens. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the team’s injury situation during his weekly […]

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Mike Tomlin Confirms Artie Burns’ Lack Of Playing Time Was Disciplinary

Oct 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers played Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns without the services of third-year cornerback Artie Burns on defense, and there was a very clear reason, which Head Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed earlier today during his pre-game press conference: discipline. A report surfaced yesterday that the reason the former first-round pick did not play […]

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Mike Tomlin Challenges Defense To Produce More Turnovers

Oct 30, 2018

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Mike Tomlin is all about splash. Make a couple of those plays defensively and your odds of winning go way up. But the Pittsburgh Steelers have been far too quiet in that area and was one of the first aspects of his team Tomlin mentioned during his weekly Tuesday press conference. “We gotta get the […]

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Five Plays That Changed The Game: Steelers Vs Browns

Oct 30, 2018

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A lot happened on Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 33-18 win over the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. There were explosive plays on the ground and through the air by the Steelers, as well as a number of sacks and turnovers forced. Fortunately for the Steelers, the plays that needed to go Pittsburgh’s way did, […]

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Steelers Need To Get Ground Game Up And Running Earlier In Games

Oct 30, 2018

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Not to be a party pooper, but as much as James Conner has been something of a revelation so far this season for the Pittsburgh Steelers—he is third in the league in rushing yards and second in rushing touchdowns, and his work as a receiver has been impressive as well—there is one area in particular […]

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Steelers OL Coach Mike Munchak Already Being Mentioned As Possible Browns HC Candidate

Oct 30, 2018

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Will Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak ever become an NFL head coach again? It’s a fair question to ask and already he’s once again being suggested as a possible candidate to become the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2019 by at least one major media analysts. “I think Mike Munchak […]

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Steelers’ Scoring Heavily Concentrated In Just Two Players

Oct 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a top-five offense this year, a goal that they have long sought but failed to obtain. While the goalpost for being a top-five unit changes every season based on what the other teams are doing, Pittsburgh is currently averaging over 29 points per game, which would be hard to push out […]

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Watch: Steelers Offense Benefited From Poor Spot At End Of First Half Against Browns

Oct 30, 2018

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Thanks to the officiating crew on Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers received a small gift of yardage at the end of the first half of their game against the Cleveland Browns and if you watched the game, you know exactly when that present was given to the home team and the significance of the crew who […]

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Ravens Have Owned Steelers Rivalry In Baltimore

Oct 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost four consecutive games to the Baltimore Ravens, beginning with a postseason loss at the end of the 2014 season through to the first meeting in the 2016 season, but they turned the tide in spectacular fashion on Christmas Day of that year with the Immaculate Extension play by Antonio Brown that […]

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Film Room: How Randy Fichtner Is Wearing Defenses Down

Oct 30, 2018

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Randy Fichtner has had an interesting approach for his first quarter script the last two weeks. He’s come out in heavy packages with multiple tight ends or backs in the backfield. In the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, Fichtner has run 12, 22 or 13 personnel 73.3% of the time. And […]

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Stephon Tuitt ‘Played Very Dominantly’ Against Browns According To Heyward

Oct 30, 2018

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While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been playing better as a whole over the course of the past three games—a would-be game-winning drive allowed against the Cincinnati Bengals from a couple of weeks ago notwithstanding—it goes without saying that there is still a lot of work to be done. The good news is that some […]

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Kozora: Golden Tate Sure Would Look Good In A Steelers’ Uniform

Oct 30, 2018

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Look, I know the odds of the Pittsburgh Steelers making a trade deadline deal are slim. That’s how the league works, the sport with the fewest such deals, and how this organization operates. If it isn’t draft day or the dead of summer, don’t count on Kevin Colbert making any moves. The only October trade […]

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Steelers Feeling ‘Blessed’ To Be In Pittsburgh Watching Annual Cleveland Shuffle

Oct 30, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers usually don’t have to wait very long before witnessing a major turnover in Cleveland, and typically, they have had a hand in causing it. As you’ve certainly heard by now, the last six times the Cleveland Browns have fired a head coach, it has come after a loss to the Steelers. The […]

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Losing To Pittsburgh May Cost Hue Jackson His Job

Oct 22, 2018

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It’s spooky season with Halloween right around the corner. And perhaps no head coach should be as scared as Hue Jackson. Following a dreadful 26-23 overtime loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a game where neither team seemed particularly interested in winning, the Cleveland Browns have fallen to 2-4-1. The early season hype that […]

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Steelers Open Monday As 7.5-Point Consensus Home Favorites Over Browns In Week 8

Oct 22, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers exited their bye week on Monday as the new leaders of the AFC North division and now they’ll get ready to host the 2-4-1 Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers opened Week 8 as 7.5-point home favorites over the Browns, according to vegasinsider.com and that remains the consensus line at […]

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2018 Midseason Evaluations: OLB Bud Dupree

Oct 22, 2018

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With the Pittsburgh Steelers having completed the first portion of their season, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this year and give out some midseason player evaluations. The team has had a rocky but ultimately successful season to date, coming out of the first […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Atop AFC North, Post Bye Outlook, Week 7 Recap, Defensive Player Grades & More

Oct 22, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 38 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I start things out by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers exiting their bye week as the AFC North leaders thanks to losses on Sunday by the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. We discuss the state of […]

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Patience Proven Right Approach For Vance McDonald Injury

Oct 22, 2018

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As it turns out, a healthy Vance McDonald is a happy Vance McDonald. The sixth-year tight end has got to be ecstatic about the fact that he has been able to be a significant contributor to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ success so far this year. And his ability to do that must be credited to the […]

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2018 Midseason Evaluations: TE Jesse James

Oct 22, 2018

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With the Pittsburgh Steelers having completed the first portion of their season, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this year and give out some midseason player evaluations. The team has had a rocky but ultimately successful season to date, coming out of the first […]

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Film Room: Defense Getting Closer To Ball In Air

Oct 22, 2018

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One thing that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has struggled to do with consistency this season has been playing the man rather than looking back for the ball while in coverage. Or even more generally, simply making plays on the ball. While they have had intermittent success doing this in one game or another, it has […]

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Film Room: How Karl Dunbar’s Teachings Have Influenced The Steelers’ D-Line

Oct 22, 2018

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Karl Dunbar has had the difficult task of taking over for John Mitchell, the longest tenured coach on the Pittsburgh Steelers and man responsible for churning out top talent after top talent. That ranged from first round picks like Casey Hampton and Cam Heyward to mid and late round gems like Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel. […]

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To Stay In Pittsburgh, Le’Veon Bell Is Choosing To Sit Out

Oct 22, 2018

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I know it sounds totally counter intuitive and on the surface, doesn’t make much sense. You can rightly say that about the entire Le’Veon Bell saga this year. But it appears in Bell’s mind, sitting out guarantees he’ll remain in Pittsburgh. For the rest of this year, anyway. Bell was reportedly to show up during […]

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Film Room: Big Ben Burns Bengals’ Blitz

Oct 22, 2018

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One of the criticisms that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has received over the course of the past few seasons is that he is not nearly as mobile as he used to be, which means that he cannot make the same sort of plays with his legs after an initial play breaks down while he […]

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NFL Writer Thinks Joe Flacco And 13 Other QBs Are Better Than Big Ben

Oct 22, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of only a relative handful of teams who have a quarterback who can win a Super Bowl in today’s NFL. While other teams with less qualified quarterbacks might also be capable of winning the Super Bowl with said quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger is among those who can legitimately win it for […]

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Joe Haden Says Game Has Slowed Down Even More In 9th Season

Oct 22, 2018

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It’s probably not too often that you hear your top cornerback, a veteran of some years, talk about continuing to get better late into his career, but that is where Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden believes he is during his second year with the team, after spending his first seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns. […]

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Daryl Drake: ‘I’m Never Happy’ With Where WRs Are

Oct 22, 2018

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The start of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2018 regular season has been far from free of worries, but one thing that they have been able to rely upon pretty consistently was that they would see plays being made by their wide receivers. While the team knew that they have talent there, the retirement of beloved wide […]

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Ravens Losing Thanks To Missed XP By Justin Tucker As Unlikely As It Gets

Oct 22, 2018

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If you were tasked with coming up with a list of all the ways that the Baltimore Ravens can realistically be expected to lose a game, the manner in which they met defeat yesterday evening would probably come out pretty far down the list. Their Pro Bowl kicker, Justin Tucker, pretty much indisputably the best […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Can Steelers Kick Their Rivals While They’re Down?

Oct 22, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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AFC North Week 7 Recap: Steelers Exit Bye Week As Division Leaders

Oct 22, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers opened Week 7 of the 2018 regular season as the third-place team in the AFC North and even though they were on a bye this week they’ll now enter Week 8 as division leaders. While the Steelers rested on Sunday, the other three teams in the AFC North division, the Cleveland Browns, […]

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2018 NFL Week 7 Open Discussion Thread

Oct 21, 2018

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Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers being on a bye this week we all can sit back and enjoy several of the key games that will take place on this Week 7 Sunday. The two key games in the AFC North this Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens and hosting the New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City […]

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2018 Midseason Evaluations: RB James Conner

Oct 21, 2018

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With the Pittsburgh Steelers having completed the first portion of their season, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this year and give out some midseason player evaluations. The team has had a rocky but ultimately successful season to date, coming out of the first […]

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2018 Midseason Evaluations: OLB T.J. Watt

Oct 21, 2018

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With the Pittsburgh Steelers having completed the first portion of their season, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this year and give out some midseason player evaluations. The team has had a rocky but ultimately successful season to date, coming out of the first […]

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2018 NFL Week 7 Picks & Predictions: Dave Bryan & David Todd

Oct 21, 2018

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Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I will once again pick all of the NFL games against the spread. I will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. Here is a link to the Friday episode. We use the spreads that […]

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Steelers Vs. Bengals 2018 Week 6: Game Time, Line, Weather, Injuries, TV, & Radio Schedule

Oct 14, 2018

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2018 Week 6 Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2-1) vs. Cincinnati Bengals(4-1) Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET Site: Paul Brown Stadium (65,535) • Cincinnati, Ohio Playing Surface: FieldTurf TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2) Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst), Evan Washburn (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch […]

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Steelers Spin: Redemption Road

Oct 13, 2018

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Steelers win 41-17! It is barely one game removed from a disastrous start to the Pittsburgh Steelers season and immediately there is a call for the heads…of those who called for the heads of the team’s coaching staff. But wait. Let’s keep this real. The Steelers just defeated a team in the Atlanta Falcons with […]

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Falcons LB Oluokun Only Fined $10K For Slamming Steelers RB Conner To Ground

Oct 13, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt wasn’t the only player to be issued a fine for a deemed illegal action in Sunday’s games against the Atlanta Falcons. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Falcons rookie linebacker Foye Oluokun was also fined $10,026 this past week for his unnecessary roughness penalty on Steelers running back James […]

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2018 NFL Week 6 Picks & Predictions: Dave Bryan & David Todd

Oct 13, 2018

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Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I will once again pick all of the NFL games against the spread. I will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. Here is a link to the Friday episode. We use the spreads that […]

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Steelers Vs. Bengals: 5 Keys To Victory In Week 6

Oct 13, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their sixth game of the 2018 regular season Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals in what figures to be another exciting AFC North division game for both teams with quite a bit of physical and emotional play on both sides. Below are five key things that I believe the Steelers will need to do in […]

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Week 6 By The Numbers: Steelers At Bengals

Oct 13, 2018

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Perhaps the most intense rivalry in the NFL will resume this weekend as the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Ohio to take on the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals. While the Steelers have been a longtime bully of the Bengals, this Cincinnati team comes in with a game and a half lead on the Steelers. While […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals: Week 6 Projected Inactive List

Oct 13, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon on the road and if you’re like me, you’re counting down the hours until the game begins. As usual, I will attempt to project the seven inactives for every Steelers game of the 2018 season and below is my best guess as to which seven players […]

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Steelers Vs Bengals X Factor: JuJu Smith-Schuster

Oct 13, 2018

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As we will do every Saturday to get you ready for the week’s game, our X Factor of the week. Sometimes it’s a player, unit, concept, or scheme. What will make or break the Pittsburgh Steelers during Sunday’s AFC North showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals. X Factor: JuJu Smith-Schuster For the first five weeks of the season, […]

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2018 1st Quarter Turnover-Worthy Throws

Oct 13, 2018

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It’s time—in fact, pact time—for the first installment of our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ turnover-worthy throws so far through the first quarter of the season. While we’ve played five games, I’m going to take a look at the throws from the first four. Given that Ben Roethlisberger has been the only one throwing passes, […]

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Film Room: Despite Not Catching Many Passes, Jesse James And Vance McDonald Make An Impact

Oct 13, 2018

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Last week was the quietest for Vance McDonald and Jesse James, a legitimately dangerous duo for most of the season. But while they didn’t make much of an impact on the box score, three catches for 26 yards in a 34 point offensive output, both guys still played a key role in the run game. […]

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Film Room: Burns Relegated To Kick Coverage, DHB’s Absence Leads To Scheme Change

Oct 13, 2018

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You may have recently seen me mention that the Pittsburgh Steelers, while he has been out of his primary duty as a full-time defensive starter, have stuck cornerback Artie Burns back on kick coverage duty, at least on a temporary basis. Burns has not seen work on kick coverage since his rookie season, though he […]

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Pressure Is On To Put Pressure On Bengals’ O-Line

Oct 13, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the best teams in the league so far this season in generating pressure. The Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive line has been among the worst in preventing it from happening. According to Pro Football Focus, right tackle Bobby Hart alone is responsible for giving up three sacks. Guard Alex Redmond […]

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2018 South Side Questions: How Will AB Fare Against WJIII?

Oct 13, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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2018 NFL Week 6: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Oct 12, 2018

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Happy Friday to yinz and welcome to the weekend. Week 6 of the 2018 NFL regular season is now upon us as it got underway Thursday night with the Philadelphia Eagles beating the New York Giants, On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will play their first of two games this season against the Cincinnati Bengals and […]

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Bengals Beat Writer Expects Burfict To Try To Exact Revenge On JuJu On Sunday

Oct 12, 2018

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To hear Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster talk on Friday, he’s not overly worried about Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict attempting to pay him back for the vicious block and subsequent taunting he received last December from the then-rookie when the two teams met in Cincinnati. “I’m just worried about the game and just […]

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NFL Officiating Happy To See Mike Tomlin Fined For Criticism

Oct 12, 2018

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I’m guessing most Pittsburgh Steelers fans were thrilled to see Mike Tomlin unload on the NFL and its officiating after more ridiculous calls coming out of the Atlanta Falcons game, one that resulted in T.J. Watt receiving the lamest fine ever. But those in the league office were none too happy about what Tomlin said […]

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Bengals Friday Injury Report Week 6: Three Ruled Out For Sunday, Three Questionable

Oct 12, 2018

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The Cincinnati Bengals have now released what will more than likely be their final injury report of Week 6 ahead of their Sunday afternoon home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Friday offering shows that three offensive players have now officially been ruled out for that contest. After failing to practice again on Friday, […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 6: Burnett, Heyward-Bey Out For Bengals Game, Fort Doubtful

Oct 12, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 6 ahead of their Sunday afternoon road game against the Cincinnati Bengals and as expected, two players are listed as out for that contest after failing to practice all week and another is listed doubtful. After not practicing again […]

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Keith Butler Says L.J. Fort’s Performance Could Lead To More Playing Time

Oct 12, 2018

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L.J. Fort was everywhere last Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Six tackles. Three QB hits. A fumble recovery for a touchdown. All while playing only about 33% of the snaps. While he seems unlikely to play this week due to an ankle injury suffered during that game, making the performance even more impressive, Keith Butler […]

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Fichtner Talks Big Ben’s Elbow Issue, Bye Week Plans For Steelers QBs

Oct 12, 2018

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On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said during his weekly interview on 93.7 The Fan that the elbow on his throwing arm that he injured late in the team’s regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns has probably since played a role in him sailing a few passes in the last several games.  A […]

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Falcons Friday Injury Report Week 5: Three Players Listed As Out For Sunday

Oct 5, 2018

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The Atlanta Falcons have now released what will more than likely be their final injury report of Week 5 ahead of their Sunday afternoon game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field and the Friday offering shows that three players have officially been ruled out for that contest. After not practicing again on Friday the […]

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Danny Smith Says Small Tweaks Have Put Chris Boswell Back On Track

Oct 5, 2018

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Chris Boswell is a good kicker. He just had a couple bad games. That’s how Danny Smith summed up the start to Boswell’s season. And with last Sunday’s solid performance against the Baltimore Ravens, hopefully a sign of a much better rest of the season than the beginning. Speaking with Bob Labriola’s on this week’s Coordinator’s […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 5: Williams, Heyward-Bey, Burnett End Week As Doubtful

Oct 5, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 5 and the Friday offering shows that three players are unlikely to suit out for the team’s Sunday home game against the Atlanta Falcons. After not practicing again on Friday, the Steelers have listed safety Morgan Burnett (groin), inside […]

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Butler On Fort Playing Against Falcons: ‘He’s Going To Get His Chance This Week, Probably’

Oct 5, 2018

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There’s a good chance that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without staring inside linebacker Vince Williams this coming Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons due to a hamstring injury he suffered late in the team’s Sunday night home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. If that’s ultimately the case, we could see backup inside linebacker L.J. Fort […]

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2018 First Quarter Offensive Charting Notes

Oct 5, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are through one quarter of the season now, meaning that we can start to see some trends form as to how they choose to go about running their offense. While a larger sample size is still necessary to sort out some finer details, and in-game factors that bias the numbers, there are […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Injury Report, Falcons Game Preview, ILBs, Weekly Picks & More

Oct 5, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 31 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report and look ahead to what the final one of Week 5 might look like on Friday afternoon as the team prepares to host the Atlanta […]

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Film Room: James Conner With Nowhere To Go

Oct 5, 2018

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As with Antonio Brown in the passing game, running back James Conner has not been given a lot to work with in terms of running lanes over the course of the past three weeks, and that was none different on Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. The running back had a season-low 19 rushing yards […]

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Steelers Attempted To Claim DT Jordan Phillips Off Waivers From Dolphins

Oct 5, 2018

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While unsuccessful, the Pittsburgh Steelers recently attempted to add another defensive lineman to their roster and one formerly selected in the second-round at that. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Steelers were one of four teams that put in a waiver claim on recently waived defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, who was originally selected by […]

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Film Room: Vance McDonald Becoming A Favored Target

Oct 5, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been increasingly depending more and more on Vance McDonald to run their offense, the sixth-year tight end seeing his largest share of offensive snaps of the season on Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. While he didn’t get many opportunities to contribute in the run-blocking department, he was a relatively frequent […]

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Scouting Report: Speed Defensively Falcons Best Asset

Oct 5, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re checking out Sunday’s opponent, the Atlanta Falcons. […]

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Ground Game Has Gone From First To Worst Since Season Opener

Oct 5, 2018

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In the first week of the 2018 NFL season, James Conner led all players in the league with 31 rushing attempts, picking up 135 yards on the ground to go along with a pair of touchdowns. It seemed to be a statement opening game signaling that the Pittsburgh Steelers could run the ball with him, […]

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Scouting Report: Falcons Offense Offers Bevy Of Weapons

Oct 5, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, taking a long look at the Atlanta Falcons. […]

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PFF Proposes Trades To Dish Bell, Bring In Pass Rusher

Oct 5, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are sitting at the bottom of the division through the first quarter pole of the 2018 season, tied with a 1-2-1 record that they share with the Cleveland Browns, a team that only just recently won its first game in over a year. That is far from the optimal place to be, […]

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Danny Smith Is Wrong (Very, Very Wrong)

Oct 5, 2018

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Look, you guys know I’m Danny Smith’s #1 fan. I have the tattoos to prove it. There’s no better part of camp than seeing Smith chomp gum and get after guys during the couple special teams sessions he’s granted each practice. Special teams is so much more than just making field goals, pinning punts, and […]

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Fichtner: Washington Has ‘Actually Improved’ Despite Limited Contributions

Oct 5, 2018

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When a team drafts wide receivers in the second round two years in a row, and the second wide receiver essentially takes over as the number three position after the first held that role the previous season, it’s only natural that comparisons will be made between the two of them. And from that perspective, rookie […]

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Ryan Switzer Explains How He’s Building Ben Roethlisberger’s Trust

Oct 5, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to know that they would be getting in Ryan Switzer a player who would be able to add more than just return ability. The second-year wide receiver played just 91 snaps over 16 games during his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys, but he is already halfway there in four with […]

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Brandon Carr Will Continue To Start Despite Jimmy Smith’s Return From Suspension

Oct 5, 2018

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The Baltimore Ravens brought in a number of veterans in their secondary over the past three years, starting with Eric Weddle in 2016, to bolster the group. Tony Jefferson and Brandon Carr followed a year later. Carr’s defining quality had been the consistent reliability of his availability. He had started every game since he was […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Will Burnett Play Before The Bye Week?

Oct 5, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are already into the regular season, where everything is magnified and, you know, actually counts. The team is working through the highs and lows and dramas that go through a typical […]

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Colts Vs. Patriots Week 5 Thursday Night Game Open Discussion Thread

Oct 5, 2018

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Week 5 of the 2018 NFL regular season will get underway shortly with a game between the Indianapolis Colts (1-3) and the New England Patriots (2-2) and as usual, I look forward to sitting back and watching it. The Colts are coming off of back-to-back losses while the Patriots beat the previously undefeated Miami Dolphins […]

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Falcons Thursday Injury Report Week 5: Julio Jones, Vic Beasley Limited

Oct 4, 2018

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The Atlanta Falcons Thursday injury report was released earlier this afternoon and includes a few players moving in the right direction ahead of the team’s Sunday afternoon game at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sitting out again on Thursday for the Falcons were cornerback Justin Bethel (knee) and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (ankle, knee) […]

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After Outproducing Bell’s First 3 2017 Games, Conner Must Shine Against Ravens To Keep Pace

Sep 26, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their fourth game of the 2018 regular season without running back Le’Veon Bell Sunday night at Heinz Field and that means James Conner will once again start in his place. While it’s easy to say that Conner isn’t on the same level as Bell is when it comes to how […]

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Ravens Wednesday Injury Report Week 4: Eight Players Sit Out Practice, Four Others Limited

Sep 26, 2018

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The Baltimore Ravens have now released their first injury report of Week 4 ahead their Sunday night road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Wednesday afternoon offering includes the names of 12 players on it. Not practicing for the Ravens on Wednesday were cornerback Anthony Averett (hamstring), wide receiver John Brown (not injury related), […]

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Steelers Wednesday Injury Report Week 4: Hilton, Smith-Schuster Sit; DeCastro, Gilbert, Burnett Return

Sep 26, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their first injury report of Week 4 ahead of their Sunday night home game against the Baltimore Ravens and the Wednesday offering shows that the team’s starting slot cornerback did not practice earlier in the day. Cornerback Mike Hilton (elbow), who suffered an elbow injury during the first play […]

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Film Room: Steelers Defense Starting To Clean Things Up

Sep 26, 2018

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Last week, I criticized Keith Butler pretty hard for the miscommunication and schematic breakdowns that led to the Kansas City Chiefs throw at will against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary. But I said if things got cleaned up, we’d talk about that. By no means does this one play means things are perfect, clearly, there’s still […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers: Player Snap Counts And Analysis – Week 3

Sep 26, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers third regular season game of 2018 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers resulted in the team’s first win of 2018 and now their record is 1-0-1. The initial snap counts from the Week 3 game in Pittsburgh against the Buccaneers have now been released and below is a quick recap of the notable numbers. […]

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Steelers Vs Buccaneers Sack Breakdown

Sep 26, 2018

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Back to review the three sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Monday night’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 1. 1st and 10, 5:45 2nd. 11 personnel. Five block vs four man rush. Simply put, this is a coverage sack. Randy Fichtner keeping one of Todd Haley’s popular plays, faking the bubble screen to […]

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Ravens S Eric Weddle On 2016 Free Agency: ‘I Thought I Was A Perfect Fit For Pittsburgh’

Sep 26, 2018

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The Baltimore Ravens will once again play the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night in a well anticipated AFC North primetime matchup and the visiting team’s defense will once again feature veteran safety Eric Weddle, who is now in his third season with Baltimore after signing a four year, $26 million contract with them in March of 2016. Weddle, […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster The 4th Player In Team History With 4 Straight 100-Yard Games

Sep 26, 2018

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Given that the Pittsburgh Steelers actually won their last game, I’m hoping that I will be permitted to actually indulge in some random stat-churning that would ordinarily be met with a chorus of “who cares, we lost”. Either way, I think it should be acknowledged what second-year wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been doing. In […]

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James Harrison Suggests Le’Veon Bell Should Fake Injury When He Reports To Team

Sep 26, 2018

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If Le’Veon Bell decides to take advice from James Harrison, expect a lot of “sudden” pulled hamstrings this season. Appearing on FS1’s Undisputed Tuesday, Harrison suggested that when Bell decides to report to the team, he should fake injury to avoid playing in games. Here’s what Harrison said, as transcribed by Pro Football Talk. “I think the […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week For Week 3

Sep 26, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger once again threw for more than 300 yards in the teams Monday night win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and even more importantly, he threw three touchdown passes in that road win. Roethlisberger’s Monday performance was also good enough to earn him the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Ravens Preview, Week 3 Final Thoughts, Tomlin Tuesday & More

Sep 26, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 27 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Tuesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 Monday road win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As usual, David and I start with our overall thoughts coming out of the Steelers game and then proceed […]

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Anthony Chickillo Makes Playing Time Count In FL Homecoming

Sep 26, 2018

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I’m not entirely sure why, but the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to give fourth-year outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo a considerable workload on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and I’m guessing that it was for reasons beyond the fact that he is from the area. In all, he saw 24 snaps on defense, which translated […]

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Big Ben, Fitzpatrick Join Short List Of 1100-Yard Passers Through 3 Games Of A Season

Sep 26, 2018

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Prior to the 2018 regular season, only five players from 1950 to the present day managed to record 1100 passing yards through the first three games of the year. Two players managed to join that group, and both of them played on Monday Night Football, as both Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and Pittsburgh […]

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Film Room: Burns, Sensabaugh Struggle When (And Where) It Counts

Sep 26, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are searching long and hard for a starting cornerback opposite Joe Haden. Monday night definitely didn’t provide any clear answers and in reality, made the situation more of a mess. It doesn’t take a football junkie to know Artie Burns and Coty Sensabaugh struggled versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Based off the […]

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Adrian Peterson: Steelers Showed Interest In Me In 2017

Sep 26, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers knew heading into the 2017 season that they were going to be in the market for a new backup running back with DeAngelo Williams seeming to be at the end of his rope. For the most part, the team has preferred to have a veteran as the backup to running back Le’Veon […]

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Perspective Of An Average Steelers Fan: A Win In Tampa But…

Sep 26, 2018

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I woke up with a Pittsburgh Steelers hangover today. Steelers fans were elated at the end of the first half. The offense was scoring points. The defense was forcing turnovers and scoring points too. Special teams captain Chris Boswell kicked a field goal and was making extra points after an early doink. The Steelers needed […]

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Competition Committee To Discuss Roughing The Passer Penalties

Sep 26, 2018

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Over the course of the first three weeks of the 2018 regular season, there have been 33 roughing the passer penalties called, excluding one additional call that was offset. The Green Bay Packers have been flagged for five penalties, while the Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, and Cincinnati Bengals also have more than two. 17 […]

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Florio Suggests Steelers Could Still Get Comp Pick By Rescinding Tag

Sep 26, 2018

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I don’t know how this makes sense, but provided that it’s properly sourced, I think it’s worth passing along anyway. According to Pro Football Talk, the Pittsburgh Steelers would still be entitled to have running back Le’Veon Bell fit into their 2019 compensatory pick formula if they were to rescind the franchise tag. This is […]

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JuJu On Big Ben: ‘He Makes Throws That Still Shock Me’

Sep 26, 2018

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When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger first entered the league, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster just a small boy, barely on his way to attending school. He is the youngest player that the 36-year-old has ever thrown to in the NFL, either currently or all-time. Still just 21 years old and in his second season in […]

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Baker Mayfield: ‘I Didn’t Come Here Just To Win One Game’

Sep 26, 2018

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The current Cleveland Browns have been in the NFL since 1999, meaning that the 2018 season is their 20th since returning to the league. With rookie Baker Mayfield having been named their starter going forward, he will become the 30th different quarterback during that span of time to start a game for the team. From […]

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Steelers Open Monday As 2.5-Point Consensus Road Favorites Over Buccaneers In Week 3

Sep 17, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers enter Week 3 of the 2018 regular season with a record of 0-1-1 following their Week 2 Sunday home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. A week from Monday the Steelers will play their second road game of 2018 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they open the week as 2.5-point consensus favorites, […]

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Breaking: Browns Trade WR Josh Gordon To Patriots

Sep 17, 2018

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The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a trade that will send WR Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots, per numerous reports. Because of course they are. The trade is for a conditional 5th round pick, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The #Patriots have agreed to trade for #Browns WR Josh Gordon, I’m told. Done […]

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Steelers Offense Wasted Too Much Time They Had On Their Hands Late Against Chiefs

Sep 17, 2018

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Instead of the Pittsburgh Steelers playing the song “Renegade” from STYX late in games, perhaps they might be better served to play one of the band’s other hits, “Too Much Time On My Hands,” until further notice. Late in the Steelers 42-37 Sunday home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the team’s offense displayed some […]

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Steelers Offense Believes Slow Start Did Their Defense No Favors

Sep 17, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense wasn’t their biggest problem yesterday. You’ll get no argument from me. But it’s fair to point out they, along with special teams, haven’t always put the defense in the best spot. Six turnovers in Week One, which to the defense’s credit, they responded really well. And yesterday, the offense went three […]

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Steelers Put Up 400 Yards Of Offense And Come Up Winless… Again

Sep 17, 2018

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This is an offense that many expected to set the league on fire, the Pittsburgh Steelers simply have too many weapons to be stopped, pundits said. They were not wrong. Dating back to last season’s post season loss, the offense has put up nearly 1500 yards of offense combined (1492 yards) and are averaging 33.3 […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Staying Lit Through 2 Games In Sophomore Season

Sep 17, 2018

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It certainly appears at least for the moment that fears of a sophomore slump for JuJu Smith-Schuster can be put to bed, as the second-year Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has gotten off to a great start on the season. Through two games, he already has 18 receptions for 240 yards and a touchdown. He posted […]

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Antonio Brown Suggest He Be Traded In Response To Criticism From Former Steelers Employee

Sep 17, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown remains a very unhappy camper Monday morning and not fully 24 hours after the team’s home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Browns current unhappiness with how he was used during Sunday’s game and likely combined with how he’s currently being treated by fans and the media boiled over […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Chiefs Game Recap, A.B.’s Sunday Attitude & More

Sep 17, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 23 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, David Todd and I get right to recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday Week 2 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. There certainly is a lot to get to in this show and most of it unfortunately revolves around […]

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James Washington Following JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Rookie Path With 1st-Touch Score

Sep 17, 2018

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With no opportune way to dress all six wide receivers yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to dress only five, and among the actives was rookie second-round pick James Washington. Despite being outsnapped by Justin Hunter by a 5-to-1 margin in the season opener, it was Washington who served as the Steelers’ number three receiver in […]

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Listen: Steelers Vs Chiefs Initial Analysis

Sep 17, 2018

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As we do weekly, my initial thoughts and analysis on the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-37 shootout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday afternoon. How things on offense went right. And everything else wet wrong. As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Outlaw Suddenly Becoming ‘Big Play’ Jesse James

Sep 17, 2018

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With a number of departures in the secondary this offseason, there was a chain reaction of jersey switches that took place in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. Mike Mitchell getting cut freed up the no. 23 jersey previously worn by Joe Haden, who took the number 21 when he signs with Pittsburgh. That allowed the […]

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Five Plays That Changed The Game: Steelers Vs Chiefs

Sep 17, 2018

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As I did in the preseason, I’ll continue to take a look at the 5 biggest plays that changed the game from my perspective. Sunday afternoon’s debacle at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh was filled with plays that changed the game, but I’ll narrow it down to 5. Let’s take a look. Play 5 — 3rd […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Surpasses John Elway For 7th All-Time In Career Passing Yards

Sep 17, 2018

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Another article, another housekeeping record to talk about in the wake of a negative result. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger moved up another all-time list yesterday, passing Hall of Famer John Elway for the seventh-most passing yardage in NFL history. Elway is the player that Roethlisberger most modeled himself after in his professional career, so […]

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Film Room: Steelers Defense Gets Gashed Over The Middle

Sep 17, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers defense, to their credit, have done a nice job containing Travis Kelce over the years. Before Sunday, in five games against Pittsburgh, Kelce picked up only 50+ yards twice and had only one touchdown. For his talent, more than respectable outcomes. Of course, then there was Sunday. Kelce finally broke through yesterday […]

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Antonio Brown Becomes Fastest Player To 750 Receptions In NFL History

Sep 17, 2018

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Nobody wants to hear about history or records after a loss. They don’t even want to hear about it after a tie. I learned that last week. But they still need to be talked about. A Pittsburgh Steelers website that glances over Steelers players making NFL history would simply not be a very good one. […]

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Steelers Miscommunication Frustrates…Again

Sep 17, 2018

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It’s unmistakable. You know it the second you see it. Like as a kid, the sound of the ice cream truck. Or Don LaFontaine’s voice over any movie trailer. And to steal the nearly iconinc opening line he bellowed out so many times: In a world where the Steelers give up more explosive plays… It can mean […]

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Chris Boswell: ‘I’ve Just Got To Kick My Way Through This’

Sep 17, 2018

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While there was plenty to complain about on the offense and defense in yesterday’s game—even if the offense eventually was able to put up 35 points of their own, with the benefit of only one turnover—the special teams was another major issue in the game as well. The steadiest part of the special teams unit […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Takes Blame For Deep Passing Game’s Slow Start

Sep 17, 2018

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One of the staples of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense under Ben Roethlisberger is the deep ball. While they can still move the ball around when the franchise quarterback is not on point in that phase, it’s clear that the offense runs the best and most efficient when they are able to feature that element of […]

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Good News For Steelers Is AFC North Still Doesn’t Look Great

Sep 17, 2018

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While the Pittsburgh Steelers may be sulking in the corner at the moment after posting a 0-1-1 record in their first two games, the good news is that this was a bad week for the AFC North as a whole, with the Cleveland Browns also losing their contest yesterday to the New Orleans Saints. The […]

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2018 South Side Questions: How Will Defense Rebound In Time For Bucs?

Sep 17, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are in a critical portion of the offseason in which the preseason takes center stage, where some of the biggest and most important questions get answered, especially in terms of personnel. […]

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Steelers Waive WR Damoun Patterson From Reserve/Injured List With Settlement

Sep 8, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made one transaction on Friday and it included a player being waived from the team’s Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement. Waived with a settlement on Friday by the Steelers was wide receiver Damoun Patterson, who was signed originally this year as an undrafted free agent out of Youngstown State after first […]

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2018 NFL Week 1: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Sep 7, 2018

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Happy Friday to yinz and welcome to the first weekend of the 2018 NFL regular season. The Philadelphia Eagles squeaked by the Atlanta Falcons at home Thursday night to open the 2018 regular season and that’s was a game that quarterback Matt Ryan should have won. While the game was sloppily played and filled with […]

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Browns Friday Injury Report Week 1: CB E.J. Gaines Officially Ruled Out

Sep 7, 2018

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The Cleveland Browns have now released their Friday injury report ahead of their Week 1 home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and it shows one player officially ruled out for that contest and another as entering the weekend listed as doubtful. After failing to practice again on Friday, Browns linebacker James Burgess (concussion) was listed […]

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Steelers Friday Injury Report Week 1: TE Vance McDonald Officially Ruled Out

Sep 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their Friday injury report ahead of their week 1 road game against the Cleveland Browns and it shows that one player is now officially ruled out for that contest. Not practicing again on Friday was tight end Vance McDonald (foot) and he was listed as out for Sunday’s road […]

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Browns Will Start Rookie UDFA At Left Tackle Against Steelers

Sep 7, 2018

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The Cleveland Browns have decided to let a rookie undrafted free agent start their 2018 regular season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his Friday afternoon press conference, Browns head coach Hue Jackson announced that tackle Desmond Harrison, a rookie undrafted free agent this year out of West Georgia College, will start on the left […]

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Steelers Cautious Approach To Injuries Paying Off To Start Regular Season

Sep 7, 2018

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I’ll admit it. On the surface, the injury report looked ugly. It was August 1st, day six of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, and the injury list was as long as a CVS receipt. No Ramon Foster. Or Vance McDonald. Artie Burns, Antonio Brown, T.J. Watt all sat out. Morgan Burnett was still limited and […]

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Film Room: Lavon Hooks Inches Nearer To Playing Time

Sep 7, 2018

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He’s not on the roster, but maybe he should be. And if an injury occurs, there’s a good chance he gets called up. Lavon Hooks has been around for a few years now, but put together his best summer yet for the Pittsburgh Steelers and is once again sitting on their practice squad as the […]

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Film Room: Late Surge Pushes Marcus Allen Onto Roster

Sep 7, 2018

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Arguably one of the more surprising personnel decisions that the Pittsburgh Steelers made over the 48 hour beginning on cutdown day was to leave the 53-man roster with six safeties on it, among them rookie fifth-round pick Marcus Allen. He missed the majority of the offseason with soft-tissue injuries, but came back to play the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Week 1 Game, Bell AWOL, Corry Interview, Season Predictions, Picks & More

Sep 7, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 19 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to updating the latest of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell as he remains away from the team ahead of their Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns. We address what several Steelers […]

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Pump The Brakes On Terrell Edmunds Assuming Full-Time Starting Role

Sep 7, 2018

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According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, rookie first-round draft choice Terrell Edmunds is expected to start at strong safety on Sunday rather than free agent acquisition Morgan Burnett, a 10th-year safety from the Green Bay Packers who was signed in March with the intention of replacing Mike Mitchell. While Edmunds may start on […]

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Scouting Report: Browns Defense Aggressive As Always

Sep 7, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Dan Vasko and I will cover the opposing team’s defense. I will focus on scheme, Dan on the players. Today, we’re checking out the Cleveland Browns’ defense. […]

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Tomlin Rebuffs Bell’s Middle-Man Agent, Says Absence Can Positively Affect Team

Sep 7, 2018

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It certainly seemed as though, to a man, the Pittsburgh Steelers truly expected that Le’Veon Bell would show up on Wednesday and be a fully committed part of the team’s 2018 Super Bowl run. He appears to have other plans, and while a number of hindsight fans have claimed that they knew all along this […]

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Scouting Report: Browns Offense Showing Stability And Potency

Sep 7, 2018

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As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Let’s start things off with the Cleveland Browns. Alex’s […]

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Antonio Brown Has Sights Set On 10,000 Career Yards In Season Opener

Sep 7, 2018

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As Le’Veon Bell chases a history-making contract in 2019, Antonio Brown is on the precipice of making NFL history on the field. Before the 2018 season is over, he has the opportunity to take over the lead position as the most prolific wide receiver in the game from a production standpoint. He enters Sunday’s game […]

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A Year Later, Joe Haden Returns To Cleveland Having Found Where He Belong In Pittsburgh

Sep 7, 2018

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When cornerback Joe Haden faced the Cleveland Browns with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season opener, it was a surreal experience. He had been released by the Browns after seven seasons just 12 days prior to that in a move that was not anticipated, and certainly not necessary. He was scooped up by Cleveland’s division […]

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David DeCastro Will ‘Enjoy’ Challenge Of Proving Team Can Play Without Bell

Sep 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers understand at this point that running back Le’Veon Bell is not going to be joining them on the field on Sunday for the team’s season opener against the Cleveland Browns on the road. In fact, they seem to be resigned to the notion that they won’t be seeing him for a couple […]

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Chris Hubbard Has Thought About Facing Steelers ‘A Lot’ Since Joining Browns

Sep 7, 2018

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Chris Hubbard signed a long-term contract with the Cleveland Browns to take over the right tackle position, at a salary that actually pays him like a starter. The money, and the opportunity to play, drove him to make the decision to leave, but he said that Todd Haley being the […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Will Vance McDonald Play Sunday?

Sep 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are in a critical portion of the offseason in which the preseason takes center stage, where some of the biggest and most important questions get answered, especially in terms of personnel. […]

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Falcons Vs. Eagles Week 1 Thursday Night Game Open Discussion Thread

Sep 7, 2018

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Football is officially back starting tonight. The 2018 NFL regular season gets underway Thursday night as the Philadelphia Eagles will host the Atlanta Falcons in a rematch of last year’s Divisional Round playoff game between the two teams. Below is the official league capsule preview for tonight’s game between the Falcons and Eagles and feel […]

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Report: Guess Now Is That Le’Veon Bell Will Report To Steelers On Saturday

Sep 6, 2018

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Will Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell report to the team and sign his franchise tag tender by the weekend. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the latest scuttlebutt on Bell is that he will report to the Steelers on Saturday and not play in the team’s Week 1 Sunday road game against […]

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Brian Allen’s Slow Progress Strengthens Sensabaugh’s Grip On Roster Spot

Aug 29, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers took a chance on very raw cornerback prospect Brian Allen with a fifth-round pick last season during the NFL Draft. He had a promising rookie season, including in the preseason, where he flashed the potential to function as an NFL cornerback with some time to develop, but more importantly, he looked like […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Panthers Game Preview, Switzer Trade, Final Roster Spot Battles & More

Aug 29, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 15 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd is back, and we start things off by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers trading for wide receiver Ryan Switzer on Monday and what his addition means to the team. We talk about what kind of wide receiver […]

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Rapoport: QB Josh Dobbs Available For Trade

Aug 29, 2018

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Don’t think this will come as a huge shock to any of you but Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs is expected to be available in trade talks as the roster cutdown date approaches. That comes from a report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who tweeted out the following earlier Wednesday morning. The trade of #Packers […]

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Steelers’ Cap-Saving Move Could Hint At Plans For Another Trade

Aug 29, 2018

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On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a move to acquire wide receiver Ryan Switzer and a sixth-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft for their future fifth-round pick. Switzer, who is the seventh player that the team has acquired via trade in the past four seasons, seems a shoe-in to make the team as […]

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2018 UDFA Class Looking Strong Heading Down Stretch Run

Aug 29, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a lot of success over the years with undrafted rookie free agents. You can go all the way back to Donnie Shell if you want, or talk about James Harrison, but you don’t even need to invoke such names in order to prove the point that they have historically done […]

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New Contract Details For Steelers K Chris Boswell

Aug 29, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers signed kicker Chris Boswell to a new five-year contract this past Thursday and the details associated with that deal have now been filed with the NFLPA. The total amount of that new deal is $19.72 million, according to the initial report by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Boswell, who was previously scheduled […]

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Steelers Vs Titans Sack Breakdown

Aug 29, 2018

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Finishing up the third week of the preseason by breaking down the lone sack allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their win over the Tennessee Titans. 1. 2nd and 7, 9:56 4th. 12 personnel. 5 block vs 4 rush.  This one is pretty simple. Not the best game for rookie right guard R.J. Prince. Gets […]

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Ryan Switzer: ‘I’m Here For A Reason. I Believe That’

Aug 29, 2018

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It must be very confusing for a player to be involved in two trades in the same season, especially for a younger athlete. Talk about mixed signals. One the one hand, there were two teams that were prepared to get rid of you. On the other, there were two teams who were looking to bring […]

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Steelers, Colbert Among Most Active Teams At Preseason Trades

Aug 29, 2018

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The news of trading for Ryan Switzer got me to thinking: is Kevin Colbert the most active GM in the league when it comes to preseason trades? It at least felt that way. This time of year is always busy in Pittsburgh and I wanted to put it in context. Since 2015, Colbert and the […]

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Film Room: Matthew Thomas Stars In ‘Seminole’ Defensive Role

Aug 29, 2018

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In a move that I would imagine surprised the vast majority of people watching, the Pittsburgh Steelers introduced the ‘Seminole’ package to the defense last Thursday when they hosted the Tennessee Titans in the third preseason game. The featured player of that package is the rookie ‘Seminole’, Florida State’s Matthew Thomas, whom the Steelers signed […]

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Steelers Vs Titans Missed Tackles Report

Aug 29, 2018

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Saturday’s game against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field was one of the cleanest games for the Pittsburgh Steelers in quite some time, namely in the tackling department. In the first half, Pittsburgh missed just one tackle, a special teams gaffe, meaning the first team defense didn’t miss a single stop in a half in […]

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Marczi: Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction – Post-Titans Game Edition

Aug 29, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have just one preseason game left to play, which likely means that there should only be a couple of spots left in play for the coaching staff. Of course, they know what they’re thinking better than we know what they’re thinking, but at this stage, this is my best guess of replicating […]

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Figuring Out Le’Veon Bell’s Workload For Opener A ‘Hard Question’ For Fichtner

Aug 29, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell is going to be reporting soon…ish…we think. Most likely, he will be here within the next week, practicing with the team in preparation for the Steelers’ first regular season game a week from Sunday. One of the questions that the team, and in particular first-year offensive coordinator Randy […]

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Bengals Back The Money Truck Up For Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap

Aug 29, 2018

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I talked yesterday about how the Cincinnati Bengals are looking like they are going to start getting greater contributions from some of their recent draft picks that they have been waiting on. But the team hasn’t forgotten about their foundation players either. As we head toward the start of the regular season, owner Mike Brown […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Who Will Be Most Affected By Switzer Trade?

Aug 29, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are in a critical portion of the offseason in which the preseason takes center stage, where some of the biggest and most important questions get answered, especially in terms of personnel. […]

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Contextualization Of 89 Of Ryan Switzer’s 2016 North Carolina Pass Targets

Aug 29, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers traded for wide receiver Ryan Switzer on Monday and initially the former fourth-round draft pick out of North Carolina will be primarily used as a punt and kickoff returner. Switzer, however, will also be the Steelers backup slot wide receiver at some point and I’m sure efforts are already underway to get […]

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Report: Steelers Restructure Contract Of TE Vance McDonald To Create Cap Space

Aug 28, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly freeing up a little salary cap space for the 2018 season via a contract restructure. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Steelers are converting almost $3 million of the 2018 base salary that tight end Vance McDonald is scheduled to make into a signing bonus to free up a […]

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Le’Veon Bell Tells Teammates He Will Begin His Labor On Labor Day (Update)

Aug 28, 2018

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This is not exactly surprising, but it is ‘news’: according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has informed teammates that he intends to report to the team on Labor Day, which is on Monday. In other words, he intends to do exactly the same thing that he did last year. Bell […]

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Steelers Intend To Get Switzer On A Familiar Field, Doing Familiar Things Thursday Night

Aug 28, 2018

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If things go as many expect they will, new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer will make his black and gold debut Thursday night in the team’s preseason finale at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers. “It’s our intention is to get him on the field on Thursday,” Tomlin said during his Tuesday press conference […]

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Ola Adeniyi Working On Going Backwards As He Moves Up The Roster

Aug 28, 2018

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There are plenty of players who can get after the quarterback. There’s a lot fewer who can drop into coverage. To find someone who can do both? That’s someone you hang onto. Consider that the mission of rookie Ola Adeniyi, who has proven the former and working on the latter. If he does, the Pittsburgh […]

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Tomlin Laments Steelers’ Struggles On ‘Possession Downs’

Aug 19, 2018

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It’s really not such a big deal to lose a preseason game. It doesn’t count against your record, after all. But while the result itself might not matter, the manner in which you gain that result does. On Saturday, Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin was still stewing about the manner in which his team […]

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Defensive Veterans Explain Key To Tackling: ‘A Lot Of It Is Want-To’

Aug 19, 2018

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You can talk and talk and talk all you want until your throat becomes hoarse, but no amount of vocalization is going to get you to bring another human being to the ground any easier than before. The Pittsburgh Steelers have done a lot of talking about the necessity of improving their performance in the […]

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Mason Rudolph Knows He Must Be More Decisive

Aug 19, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expecting Mason Rudolph to be their starting quarterback any time soon, which is probably a good thing. The rookie third-round pick has been rough around the edges to say the least through his first two preseason games, turning the ball over or putting it on the ground on more than […]

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A.J. Green Plans To Play Til 36, Aiming For Canton

Aug 19, 2018

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There is no love lost between Pittsburgh Steelers fans and the Cincinnati Bengals, but that doesn’t mean that every player on their roster has to be demonized. Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green has been one of the ‘good guys’ especially in relation to the rest of his team. He’s a quiet, unassuming, talented, productive, […]

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2018 South Side Questions: Should Sensabaugh Make It Over 5th Safety?

Aug 19, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are out of Latrobe and back at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, also referred to as the South Side Facility. We are in a critical portion of the offseason in which the preseason takes center stage, where some of the biggest and most important questions get answered, especially in terms of personnel. […]

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Tomlin On McCullers: ‘I Thought He’s Had A Good Camp’

Aug 18, 2018

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Has Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Daniel McCullers been one of the biggest surprises this year during the team’s training camp and first two preseason games? It certainly seems like that might be the case. After initially heading into this year’s training camp as a player seemingly outside the proverbial roster bubble, McCullers, the Steelers sixth-round selection […]

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Steelers OLB T.J. Watt Reiterates He Hopes To Return From Hamstring Injury ‘Soon’

Aug 18, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their third preseason of 2018 a week from tonight and at home against the Tennessee Titans. Whether or not Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt will make his 2018 preseason debut in that contest is still unknown, however, but it certainly sounds like there’s a possibility of that happening just the […]

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Fowler: Xavier Grimble Underwent Hand Surgery, Hopes To Play Week 1

Aug 18, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers tight ends have been a walking wounded to round out training camp. Already without Vance McDonald, missing nearly three weeks with a foot injury, TE Xavier Grimble didn’t finish camp due to a right hand injury. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler sheds a little more light on the situation, reporting Grimble recently underwent surgery […]

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2018 Steelers Training Camp Recap: Running Backs

Aug 18, 2018

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For the rest of the preseason, we’ll give a recap, position-by-position, player-by-player of what I saw during the 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp and preseason games. Moving onto the running backs. James Conner: Certainly one of the stars of training camp. Conner showed up a slimmer version of his rookie self and became a much more […]

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Steelers Rookie RB JaySam Got YACo, PPro Against Packers At Lambeau

Aug 18, 2018

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We got to see quite a bit of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Jaylen Samuels during the team’s second preseason game this past Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers as this year’s fifth-round selection out of North Carolina State not only played 41 offensive snaps, he also touched the football 12 times for a […]

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Perspective Of An Average Steelers Fan: A (Belated) Merry Xmas To Deebo

Aug 18, 2018

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It’s hard for me to believe that less than eight months ago, James Harrison was on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster as they were gearing up to end the regular and make a push for the playoffs. His best playing days behind him, there was still an air of expectancy whenever he appeared in the tunnel […]

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WR Josh Gordon Reports To Browns

Aug 18, 2018

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After a lengthy absence to handle his own personal matters, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has returned to the team, the club announced moments ago. Josh Gordon returns to Browns following leave of absence Details » https://t.co/xTPoY6epJd pic.twitter.com/3QL5fbHxdO — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 18, 2018 Gordon posted his own statement to Twitter, thanking the organization […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Looks, Sounds Ready For Sophomore Season

Aug 18, 2018

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JuJu Smith-Schuster has barely played for the Pittsburgh Steelers so far this preseason. According to Pro Football Focus, his total snap count through two games matches his jersey number: 19. That ranks him as tied for logging the 25th-most snaps on the offensive side of the ball for the Steelers so far this year. But […]

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Contextualization Of Joshua Dobbs’ Pass Attempts Against Packers

Aug 18, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers second-year quarterback Joshua Dobbs had his best performance of his fledgling NFL career Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers as the former fourth-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Tennessee completed 12 of his 18 total pass attempts for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception during the second […]

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Tomlin On Washington Working With Starters Next Week: ‘We’ll See How It Goes’

Aug 18, 2018

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James Washington exploded in the second half of his second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, reeling off big catch after big catch and finishing the contest with five receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Three of those catches went for explosive plays and another came a yard shy of it, though it did […]

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Morgan Burnett One Of Top Values At Safety According To PFF

Aug 18, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers fans haven’t exactly had the opportunity to grow to love him yet, but as far as Pro Football Focus is concerned, new strong safety Morgan Burnett is one of the best values the position in the league. In a list published yesterday, Burnett’s contract that he signed with the Steelers back in May […]

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Run, Quadree, Run! Henderson Misses Chance Versus Packers

Aug 18, 2018

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Ok, I know I went on a rant yesterday of how Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers screwed up handling Cam Sutton and the punt return situation. And I stand by that, 100%. But the man who did get the chance in the 2nd half Thursday night, Quadree Henderson, disappointed. I want to start with […]

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Terrell Edmunds Not Getting Down On Himself After Giving Up 2 TDs

Aug 18, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round safety Terrell Edmunds was made to look bad on two passes inside the red zone on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers, surrendering touchdowns on both plays, first to established Pro Bowlers and then to a pair of relative no-name novices. In reality, however, in neither case was there much […]

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Film Room: Fitzgerald Toussaint Puts In Another Solid Performance Vs Green Bay

Aug 18, 2018

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I like Fitzgerald Toussaint. I swear, I do. He’s proven to be a dependable player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a back who isn’t great in any one area but good enough in several. He can run, catch, block, return, cover. In short, a great #3 back, who you know you’ll need but hope you never […]

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Steelers Seemingly Extend Mike Hilton Veteran Treatment

Aug 18, 2018

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So I haven’t really seen this talked about, but I couldn’t help but notice that Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin held second-year cornerback Mike Hilton out of the game on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers, which I thought was an interesting decision. Unlike with what he did at the nose tackle position, […]

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Mason Rudolph Excited To Play Against New Faces Thursday

Aug 8, 2018

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Here’s the thing they don’t tell you about training camp. The defense cheats. It’s hard not to. They know the offense’s playbook inside and out. Watch the offense go through its warmups at the very start of practice and they’re installing whatever plays they will run during the day. The reverse to a wide receiver […]

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10 Things To Watch For In Steelers 2018 Preseason Opener Against Eagles

Aug 8, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will open their 2018 preseason Thursday night on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles and while the team’s first practice game certainly won’t include several starters playing much, if any, there are certainly quite a few things to be on the lookout for throughout the contest. Below, I have cobbled together for […]

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Looking At The Success Of Past Steelers Preseason Standouts

Aug 8, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will officially open their 2018 season Thursday with their first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. While wins or losses hardly matter in the preseason, there is still many reasons to tune in. It is the first opportunity to see all your favorite names since January, it is the first glimpse at […]

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9 Steelers Players Who Need To Be “Special” During The 2018 Preseason

Aug 8, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of 2018 will take place Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and it will mark the first opportunity for several young or new players to impress the coaches in an NFL stadium. While several of these young players will be watched closely Thursday night when it comes to the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Vs. Eagles Preview, Quadree Henderson, Kickoff Strategy & More

Aug 8, 2018

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Season 9, Episode 6 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get things started by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming preseason game Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, their first exhibition contest of 2018. We go over what Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to […]

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Kozora: The Good And Bad Of Steelers Training Camp

Aug 8, 2018

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With the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game on the horizon, let’s reflect on the first 11 days of training camp. Because honestly, understandably, once we hit kickoff, most people don’t care about camp anymore. There’s a whole lot of game action to work through. Understand these are just impressions from practice and plenty can – […]

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I Need A Dollar (Defense), Dollar Is What I Need

Aug 8, 2018

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You can guarantee seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers run their dime defense on 3rd and long, peppering six defensive backs on the field. How about they take it to the next level? Seven defensive backs. You’re going to see that too. For several reps in recent training camp practices, the team has busted out a 2-2-7 look. I’m […]

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The Terrible Podcast – 2018 Steelers Training Camp – Eleventh Practice 8/7 – Special Edition Episode

Aug 8, 2018

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Welcome back. This is the tenth of several special edition episodes of The Terrible Podcast that are being posted nightly after the Pittsburgh Steelers wrap up their 2018 training camp practices. It’s Tuesday night and Alex Kozora joins me to discuss what he observed at Saint Vincent College earlier in the day. As per usual, […]

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2018 Steelers Training Camp Diary: Day 11

Aug 8, 2018

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A low-key Day 11, to be expected with the Pittsburgh Steelers first game only two (!!) days away. With all the rain in the area, the team practiced solely on the far, turf field. Makes sense with them in shorts and shells and a non-tackling session. Let’s talk about what all went down at SVC. […]

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Rookie Quadree Henderson Will Be Steelers Starting Returner In Preseason Opener

Aug 7, 2018

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Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Quadree Henderson is a Wilmington, DE native and that means his NFL debut Thursday night in the team’s preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles will take place roughly a half an hour from where he grew up. Henderson, who was signed this offseason as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh, […]

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Steelers 2018 Training Camp: 11th Practice Live Blog And Highlights – Tuesday 8/7

Aug 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will be back on the fields of Saint Vincent College Tuesday for their eleventh training camp practice of the 2018 season and our very own Alex Kozora, as usual, will be in attendance. Throughout the day, I will live blog his tweets along with all of the other great tweets and social media posts from […]

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Tomlin Will Be Tuned In To See If Rudolph Can Take Hits, Show Ball Security In NFL Debut

Aug 7, 2018

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Are you ready to see Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph make his NFL debut Thursday night in the team’s 2018 preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles? After watching every college pass attempt of his this offseason and hearing the early reports out of training camp on the Oklahoma State product, I know I am. […]

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Tomlin Intends To Play Jones, Dobbs, Rudolph In Steelers 2018 Preseason Opener

Aug 7, 2018

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In all likelihood, three of the Pittsburgh Steelers four quarterbacks will play Thursday night in the team’s preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. The one who we know right now will definitely sit out the Thursday night road game is starter Ben Roethlisberger, as head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that obvious move during his Tuesday […]

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Ben, AB, Watt, Dupree, McDonald To Sit Out Steelers 2018 Preseason Opener

Aug 7, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will play their first preseason game of 2018 Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles and Tuesday morning head coach Mike Tomlin named a few players that will sit that contest out because of injuries. Sitting out Thursday night for the Steelers will be wide receiver Antonio Brown (quad), tight end Vance McDonald […]

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College Position Coach On ‘Blue-Collar’ Washington: ‘He’s About The Team’

Aug 7, 2018

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If things go like many think they will Thursday night, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver James Washington will make his NFL debut against the Philadelphia Eagles in the team’s 2018 preseason opener and see extensive playing time to boot. As you’ve all likely heard ever since he was drafted by the Steelers, Washington appears to […]

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The Arrow Is Pointing Up For Mason Rudolph

Aug 7, 2018

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Yesterday, we went through the stats of the first ten practices at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. One thing stuck out above the rest: Mason Rudolph’s improvement. Compare the first five practices to the second five. It’s night and day. Practices 1-5: 49% 1 TD, 3 INTs Practices 6-10: 63% 6 TDs, 1 INT Numbers only […]

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AB Has Reportedly Been Found Recovering From Hip Flexor Injury

Aug 7, 2018

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The silence on social media has been deafening, and Pittsburgh Steelers fans were start to whisper about the dreaded Madden Curse.  Ever since Antonio Brown was held out of practice last week, HC Mike Tomlin has described the player as being “day-to-day” but gave no indication as to what the injury was.  Rumors on twitter […]

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Chris Boswell 6th Ranked ‘Valuable’ Kicker In 2017

Aug 7, 2018

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Here’s an interesting way to look at a kicker. Instead of basing it solely off of field goal percentage, why not look at it from points expected? That’s what Optimum Scouting did in a recent article. In their mind, and I tend to agree, it avoids penalizing kickers who are asked to make more difficult kicks, inherently […]

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Bill Cowher To Be Featured On ‘A Football Life’

Aug 6, 2018

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The NFL Networks’ A Football Life is one of their best productions the channel produces. Now, Bill Cowher will have the chance to share his story. Two days ago, Ed Bouchette announced the ex-Steelers head coach will have an episode centered around him. Ex Steelers coach Bill Cowher the subject of NFL Network’s A Football Life in […]

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Colbert Admits Rudolph Is Further Along In His Development Than Expected

Aug 6, 2018

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According to our very own Alex Kozora, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph has put together a nice string of training camp practices over the course of the last several days or so after having a seemingly challenging few of them upon arriving at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and that certainly is encouraging news. […]

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Antonio Brown Part Of ’99 Club’ In Madden 19

Jun 28, 2018

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Not only is Antonio Brown the best wide receiver in real life, he’ll be the best receiver in this year’s edition of Madden. Brown is part of what EA refers to as the “99 Club,” the group of seven players given the games highest rating. He even got a cool plaque to commemorate it. 🆎9️⃣9️⃣@EAMaddenNFL […] The post Antonio Brown Part Of ’99 Club’ In Madden 19 appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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AB On Bell Contract Negotiations: ‘They Got To Pay Him’

Jun 27, 2018

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In a little less than three weeks from today we’ll find out if the Pittsburgh Steelers have reached a long-term contract extension agreement with running back Le’Veon Bell. Monday night, Bell sounded optimistic about his chances of ultimately signing a new deal by the July 16 deadline. Additionally, the Steelers other offensive playmaker, wide receiver […] The post AB On Bell Contract Negotiations: ‘They Got To Pay Him’ appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Roethlisberger Listed At 25/1 Odds To Win 2018 NFL MVP Award

Jun 27, 2018

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Which NFL player will ultimately win the annual MVP award in 2018? We won’t know the answer to that question until early in 2019 but according to the recent odds released by Bovada, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the early favorite at 13/2. As for the current odds for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger […] The post Roethlisberger Listed At 25/1 Odds To Win 2018 NFL MVP Award appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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One Hit Wonders: Steve Avery’s Lone Trip To Paydirt

Jun 27, 2018

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Welcome to a new series we’ll sprinkle in throughout the offseason. Writing about Dallas Baker’s lone career catch recently got me to thinking about others in that “solo” club. Players who did one thing only one time in their entire career. One rush, one pass, one interception, one touchdown, you get the idea. Truly, a blip on […] The post One Hit Wonders: Steve Avery’s Lone Trip To Paydirt appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Ranking The Rooms: AFC North DL

Jun 27, 2018

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For the third straight year, we’re continuing the Ranking the Rooms: AFC North series here at Steelers Depot. You can find the latest rankings here. Today, we’ll stay in the trenches, taking a look at the AFC North DL rooms. I’ll personally run down each position, starting with the quarterbacks in the division, and ending […] The post Ranking The Rooms: AFC North DL appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Contextualizing Landry Jones’ 2012 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 12 – West Virginia)

Jun 27, 2018

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I am now starting to wind down by ongoing series of the contextualization of every pass attempt that new Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph made during his 2017 season Oklahoma State. With just a few games remaining to be contextualized, I thought those of you who have been following the series closely would like to […] The post Contextualizing Landry Jones’ 2012 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 12 – West Virginia) appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Le’Veon Bell: We Have To Work On Not ‘Looking Past People’

Jun 27, 2018

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Hey, want to complain about something from last season? Well I guess that’s probably a rhetorical question. Of course you do. I’ve been here long enough to know that. so I’ve got something for you today. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell spoke to the NFL Network after the revealing of the top of their […] The post Le’Veon Bell: We Have To Work On Not ‘Looking Past People’ appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 12 – Kansas State)

Jun 27, 2018

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We have plenty of slow time to fill before the Pittsburgh Steelers start their 2018 training camp in Latrobe and in order to attempt to do so, I am putting together a series of posts dedicated to contextualizing all of the pass attempts made during the 2017 season at Oklahoma State by rookie quarterback Mason […] The post Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 12 – Kansas State) appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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2018 Stock Watch: RB Stevan Ridley – Stock Down

Jun 27, 2018

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Now that the 2018 NFL Draft is in the books, and the roster heading into the offseason is close to finalized—though always fluid—it’s time to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand. Specifically where Steelers players stand individually based on what we have seen happen over the course of the past few months. A […] The post 2018 Stock Watch: RB Stevan Ridley – Stock Down appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Speed Kills: The Fastest Steelers Of All-Time (9-10)

Jun 27, 2018

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With offseason news at a crawl, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the history of the team. From obscure players to defining moments, I’ve spent a ton of time watching old highlights and footage. Because it’s Youtube and you can end up anywhere, I watched NFL Films’ list of the top 10 fastest […] The post Speed Kills: The Fastest Steelers Of All-Time (9-10) appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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T.J. Watt Thinks He Has ‘More Pitches’ To Throw Playing From Left Side

Jun 27, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers spent all spring sounding pretty serious about their plans of flipping their outside linebackers, putting Bud Dupree on the right side after spending his first three seasons on the left, and taking T.J. Watt off of his right-side post where he had success as a rookie, placing him back on the left […] The post T.J. Watt Thinks He Has ‘More Pitches’ To Throw Playing From Left Side appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Bucky Brooks Thinks Steelers Should Prioritize New Deal WIth Big Ben Over Bell

Jun 27, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers only have a few weeks left if they intend to sign running back Le’Veon Bell to a long-term contract. If it doesn’t come about by the middle of July, then it is literally not going to happen this year, and the odds of the two sides working out a long-term contract before […] The post Bucky Brooks Thinks Steelers Should Prioritize New Deal WIth Big Ben Over Bell appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Buy Or Sell: Cameron Heyward Will Hit 10 Sacks Again This Year

Jun 27, 2018

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I have over the course of the past several seasons turned to a series of articles around this time of year in which I looked to explore the issues and questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers during the upcoming season and trying to identify the range of possibilities in which any given scenario can end. I […] The post Buy Or Sell: Cameron Heyward Will Hit 10 Sacks Again This Year appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Mason Rudolph: I Want To ‘Get To My Ceiling As Quick As I Can’

Jun 27, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers went out of their way to spend a lot of time evaluating quarterback Mason Rudolph when he was coming out of Oklahoma State. They had been watching his tape for a couple of years already. They wanted to get to know who he is as a person, if he has the mentality […] The post Mason Rudolph: I Want To ‘Get To My Ceiling As Quick As I Can’ appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Gregg Williams Trying To Teach Myles Garrett Not To Overwork Himself

Jun 27, 2018

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I think most people agree that the Cleveland Browns made the best decision available to them last year when they chose to draft edge rusher Myles Garrett with the first-overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the consensus top player in the draft, and they were in need of a star defensive piece […] The post Gregg Williams Trying To Teach Myles Garrett Not To Overwork Himself appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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2018 Offseason Questions: Which Of The Killer Bs Pulls The Most Weight?

Jun 27, 2018

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The journey toward Super Bowl LII ended far too prematurely for the Pittsburgh Steelers, sending them into offseason mode before we were ready for it. But we are in it now, and are ready to move on, through the Combine, through free agency, through the draft, into OTAs, and beyond. We have asked and answered […] The post 2018 Offseason Questions: Which Of The Killer Bs Pulls The Most Weight? appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Antonio Brown Spending Offseason Training With Cam Newton

Jun 27, 2018

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The NFL is certainly a fraternity and for Antonio Brown, we’ve seen him spend chunks of his offseason with some of the biggest names in football. This year, he seems to be spending some time with Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton, according to some of the videos he’s posted to his Instagram account. 11:11 💧🙏🏾 […] The post Antonio Brown Spending Offseason Training With Cam Newton appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Steelers 2018 Training Camp Preview: 6 Buzzworthy Defensive Players To Watch Closely

Jun 26, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 training camp will get underway in Latrobe in a little more than four weeks from now and while a lot of eyes will be on the team’s seven draft picks this year, there are several other younger players that will be worth paying close attention to during the remainder of the […] The post Steelers 2018 Training Camp Preview: 6 Buzzworthy Defensive Players To Watch Closely appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Jun 26, 2018

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Welcome back to the mailbag. For the offseason, and maybe into the season, we’ll do our Steelers mailbag twice a week. Starting next week, we’ll do our mailbag on Mondays in addition to our usual Thursday spot. Like always, we’ll be here for the next hour to answer whatever is on your mind. To your […] The post Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 11 – Iowa State)

Jun 26, 2018

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We have plenty of slow time to fill before the Pittsburgh Steelers start their 2018 training camp in Latrobe and in order to attempt to do so, I am putting together a series of posts dedicated to contextualizing all of the pass attempts made during the 2017 season at Oklahoma State by rookie quarterback Mason […] The post Contextualizing Mason Rudolph’s 2017 Pass Attempts By Game (Week 11 – Iowa State) appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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2018 Offseason Questions: What 1 Thing From Spring Drills Concerns You About 2018?

Jun 17, 2018

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The journey toward Super Bowl LII ended far too prematurely for the Pittsburgh Steelers, sending them into offseason mode before we were ready for it. But we are in it now, and are ready to move on, through the Combine, through free agency, through the draft, into OTAs, and beyond. We have asked and answered […] The post 2018 Offseason Questions: What 1 Thing From Spring Drills Concerns You About 2018? appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Despite Criticism, Steelers View Tyler Matakevich As A Playmaker

Jun 16, 2018

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It’s certainly fair to say the Pittsburgh Steelers are internally bigger fans of Tyler Matakevich than most fans are. The concern from the fanbase, which to be fair, isn’t entirely wrong, of Matakevich starting or playing extended reps if he winds up as Jon Bostic’s backup Week One. That he’s too small, too slow, to […] The post Despite Criticism, Steelers View Tyler Matakevich As A Playmaker appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Rod Woodson Says Steelers Defense Needs New Playmaker To Emerge With Shazier Out

Jun 16, 2018

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During his 17 years in the NFL, Hall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson made several big plays and that included him registering 71 regular season interceptions, forcing 20 fumbles and recovering 32 fumbles. On Thursday, Woodson was a guest on NFL Total Access and the former first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers told […] The post Rod Woodson Says Steelers Defense Needs New Playmaker To Emerge With Shazier Out appeared first on Steelers Depot.

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Stephon Tuitt Ready To Unleash ‘Revenge Tour