Archive | February, 2013

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Scottie Montgomery Exit, Cash Over Cap, Steve McLendon & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 75 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap the latest Pittsburgh Steelers news which includes wide receiver coach Scottie Montgomery leaving to take a job with Duke University, his alma mater. Was Montgomery forced out or was it just a chance for him to help his […]

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Is Steve McLendon An Attractive Restricted Free Agent For Teams Switching To A 3-4?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be assigning their restricted tenders offers in a few more weeks and restricted free agent nose tackle Steven McLendon certainly will be receiving one of them. While the former undrafted free agent out of Troy is most likely to receive the lowly right of first refusal tender in the amount of […]

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Hybrid Outside Linebackers In Even Higher Demand As More Teams Switch To 3-4

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been a 3-4 defensive team for ages and that front relies heavily on the play of its outside linebackers to not only be able to rush the passer, but set the edge against the run and drop into coverage as well. More teams will be switching to a 3-4 in 2013 […]

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Yearly History Lesson – So You Want The Steelers To Make A Splash In Free Agency?

As we get closer to the start of the free agency signing period, more and more names of free agent players are being suggested as potential targets for the Pittsburgh Steelers on social media sites and the blogosphere. Every year it is my job to play the bad cop and remind everyone how the Steelers […]

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Ben Roethlisberger The 8th Best Quarterback In The League? Donovan McNabb Thinks So

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has won the game MVP award, the annual list making of the offseason has begun. Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was recently asked to rank the top ten quarterbacks on NFL Total Access and he ranked Flacco fifth overall and three […]

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Big Problems At Running Back And Wide Receiver For The Steelers In 2013?

By Jeremy Hritz It seems a foregone conclusion that Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall are as good as gone. And the reasoning for letting both of them walk from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization isn’t completely connected to money: both are also responsible for creating distractions that were not conducive to team success. Wallace’s unresolved contract […]

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Mike Miller A Candidate To Become The Steelers Next Wide Receivers Coach?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently looking for a new wide receivers coach after it was announced on Friday that Scottie Montgomery was leaving to become the new offensive coordinator at Duke University, his alma mater. Although we don\’t know who head coach Mike Tomlin will be interviewing for the open position on his staff, you […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Inducted Into The Miami University Athletics Hall Of Fame

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was one of six individuals to be inducted into the Miami University of Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday. Roethlisberger\’s former coach, the late Terry Hoeppner, was also one of the other five inductees. The six members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2012-13 were honored during the […]

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Roethlisberger Motivated By Flacco MVP?

By Jeremy Hritz Ben Roethlisberger is preparing for his 10th season in the NFL, and it is hard to believe that the young quarterback that took the league by storm in 2004 is now in the backend of his career. With three Super Bowl appearances on his resume along with two trophies, there is no […]

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Steelers Offseason Business Transactions Will Likely Start Ramping Up Next Week

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us we can expect that the Pittsburgh Steelers will begin ramping up their offseason business transactions. Currently the team has 51 players under contract for 2013. That number will need to grow to 90 by the time training camp rolls around. 7 or 8 of those players will […]

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Understanding The 2013 Minimum Team Cash Spending Salary Cap Floor

I have received a few questions about the new salary cap floor, or minimum team cash spending, that kicks in 2013 so I will try to explain it to you the best that I can. I will also show you how it might impact the Pittsburgh Steelers in addition. Let\’s first see what the CBA […]

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Hines Ward The Next Steelers Wide Receivers Coach? – Nope, Not Happening

It was reported early on Friday that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver coach Scottie Montgomery has decided to return to Duke University to become their new offensive coordinator and immediately a good portion of the black and gold fanbase started suggesting that former wide receiver Hines Ward should be hired to replace him. Yeah, that\’s not […]

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Shears The Beard A Third Time For Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel hosted his third annual “Shear Da Beard” event Thursday night at Jergel\’s Rhythm Grille. The annual event once again benefited the cancer programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC and was sold out way in advance. As always, several family members, Steelers players, coaches, and even Dan Rooney, […]

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2013 Salary Cap Situations Of All 32 Teams As Of Early February

According to NFL.com, below is the list of available salary cap space by team as of 2/8/13. Of course these numbers will move quickly, but at least you will know where each team currently sits as we inch closer towards the start of the new league year. The teams are ranked from least available to […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Analysis: Outside Linebacker – Early Look At The Rankings

Christopher DiMarino It\’s time to start looking at the positions that the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to draft in April. I like to start with a very broad scope, so if certain players surge leading up to the draft, I\’m prepared. It is also a good idea to get a feel for a player before […]

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Steelers Wide Receivers Coach Scottie Montgomery Leaves For Duke Offensive Coordinator Job

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have yet another new assistant coach on their staff in 2013 as it was reported Friday morning by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that wide receiver coach Scottie Montgomery is taking the offensive coordinator at Duke University, his Alma mater. Montgomery, who coached the wide receivers at Duke from 2006-09, […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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2014 Salary Cap Number Expected To Be $122 Million Despite New TV Deals

So you thought that the salary cap in 2014 would sky rocket thanks to the new television deals? Wrong. Baltimore Ravens team president Dick Cass said Thursday during the teams\’ end of the year press conference that not only will the cap remain flat in 2013, but 2014 as well. “By the way, the cap […]

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Is Ezekiel Ansah Too Old For The Steelers To Draft?

BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is a player that several people have the Pittsburgh Steelers taking in the first round of the 2013 draft in their mock drafts. In fact, ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper even has him as the Steelers first round selection in his latest 2.0 mock draft. Ansah, who only started playing […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Salary Cap, Rule Of 51, Player News & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 74 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get busy talking about the current salary cap situation of the Pittsburgh Steelers as they inch closer towards the start of the new league year. We talk about the Rule of 51, the cap credits due the Steelers in […]

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Report: Steelers Receive An Additional 2013 Salary Cap Credit Of $642,000

We have already passed on the news that the Pittsburgh Steelers will have $758,000 worth of leftover salary cap space from 2012 that they can rollover to 2013 and now Pro Football Talk reports on Wednesday that they are also due an additional cap credit in 2013 of $642,000. I am not sure where this […]

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Steelers LB Chris Carter & His Trainer Talk About Offseason Training

Erin Sharoni, co-host of the “Jim Rome on Showtime” recently interviewed Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Chris Carter and his trainer, Matthew Uohara, via Spreecast about his offseason training regimen. Being as we have had quite a few post lately about which Steelers player is training where this offseason, I thought that several of you might enjoy […]

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Report: Teams Being Told 2013 Cap Number Will Be $121.1 Million

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, teams are being told that the 2013 salary cap will be $121.1 million. If indeed that report is correct, the $121.1 million number would be $200,000 more than John Clayton of ESPN reported in early January. Clayton reported at that time the number was expected to be […]

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Report: Steelers Showed Interest In Signing Top CFL Offensive Lineman Jovan Olafioye

According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with several other NFL teams, recently showed interest in B.C. Lions right tackle Jovan Olafioye, who was named the best offensive lineman in the CFL last season. The 6 feet 5½ inch, 320 pound Olafioye started every game the last three seasons […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Prospect Profiles: RB Giovani Bernard – North Carolina

Last month we started our look at potential early round draft prospects for the Pittsburgh Steelers by breaking down a few of the early round outside linebacker prospects. Today we will shift our focus to the running back position and start a discussion on Giovani Bernard out of North Carolina, who you have probably seen […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Back Training Full-time In Florida With Tom Shaw As Of Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor said Tuesday on Trib Live Radio that he is back on the field training down at the Wide World of Sports complex with renowned trainer Tom Shaw. Taylor, who fractured his right ankle early in Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens this past season, said that he is a […]

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