Archive | May, 2013

Steelers LB Larry Foote Says There\’s A Whole Different Mindset To The Off-season

Like most NFL players, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote is very passionate about his alma mater and he recently gave an interview to Go Blue Wolverine to give his thoughts on Michigan and their upcoming season. Foote, who made sure to voice his hate for Ohio State during the interview, was also asked to give his […]

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Don\’t Bet On Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Opening The Season As A Starter

With Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward now entering his third season in the league, many believe that he will open the 2013 season as a starter, but I wouldn\’t be so quick to bet on that happening. Even though Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette posted this week in his online chat that he\’s […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Ranks 61st Overall On NFL Network Top 100 Players List

The annual Top 100 Players of 2013 show that airs on the NFL Network revealed their Nos. 61-70 ranked players on Thursday night and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger surprisingly wound up in the No. 61 spot this year. Last year, the 31 year-old Roethlisberger was ranked No. 30 overall in the rankings and fourth […]

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QB Brian Hoyer Back In AFC North After Signing With Browns On Thursday

Quarterback Brian Hoyer is back in the AFC North again after signing a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Hoyer, who released by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, now figures to push both Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell hard in training camp. It should be noted that Hoyer received some guaranteed money in […]

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Dolphins Mike Wallace Thinks Ryan Tannehill Can Throw Farther Than Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

There certainly is a whole lot of edification going on down in South Beach these days as new Miami Dolphins wide receiver, and former member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Wallace has recently stated that his new quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be “great.” “Ryan can really fling it,” Wallace said, via a report by Chris […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Young Steelers WR\’s, Directional Rush Stats, Penalties & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 103 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I are all over the place on Thursday as we discuss the signing of Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick Shamarko Thomas for starters. General manager Kevin Colbert updated the rehab progress of linebacker Sean Spence during his conference call with […]

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Steelers Sign Fourth-Round Draft Pick S Shamarko Thomas On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have one of their nine 2013 draft picks under contract as it was announced on Thursday morning that fourth-round safety Shamarko Thomas has come to terms. The four year contract signed by Thomas will total out at just shy of $2.7 million and will include a signing bonus of a little […]

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J.D. Woods Must Prove He\’s Not Just That Other West Virginia Wide Receiver To Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted wide receiver J.D. Woods caught 61 passes for 637 yards and four touchdowns in 2012, but being as he played his college football at West Virginia, that was only good enough to rank him third on the team in receptions behind Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, both of whom caught 114 passes […]

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Ravens WR Torrey Smith Drew More Penalties In 2012 Than All Steelers Receivers Combined

Did it seem as though that the Baltimore Ravens wide receivers drew a ton of penalty flags last season? Well, according to a recent post by Pro Football Focus, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith drew the highest number of flags in 2012 with 16 and fellow wide receiver Jacoby Jones drew an additional seven. If […]

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Can The Steelers Be More Run Balanced Directionally In 2013 With More Zone Blocking?

The Pittsburgh Steelers have predominantly been a heavy right handed running team over the course of the last several season, but in 2012 they were extremely right handed and really just a team that ran between the two guards. If you look at the table below, which runs from the left side to the right […]

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2012 NFL Stats – Team Explosive Plays Produced By Running Backs & Fullbacks

During the regular season, I write quite a bit about explosive plays of 20 yards or more as it relates to teams winning and losing games, but I have wanted to look at big plays produced by all of the teams running backs and fullbacks for some time now. The stats below reflect plays produced […]

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Lack Of Competition Could Lead To Steelers DE Al Woods Making 53 Man Roster Again In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed their depth concerns at the defensive end position in the 2013 NFL draft with their selection of Samford defensive tackle Nick Williams in the seventh round. In addition to that, they also signed undrafted free agent defensive ends Brian Arnfelt and Cordian Hagans following the draft. During the post selection press […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Anxious To See If Reggie Dunn Can Handle Punts

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert held a conference call for season ticket holders on Tuesday and during the session he was asked to give his thoughts on Reggie Dunn, the undrafted free agent kick returner extraordinaire out of Utah. “He is an exciting player. He ran in the 4.3s on his pro day,” said […]

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Steelers Waive NT Anthony Rashad White From Injured Reserve List

A week ago we reported that former Michigan State nose tackle Anthony Rashad White reverted back to the Pittsburgh Steelers injured reserve list following him clearing waivers after being waived injured on May 6. On Tuesday, White was waived from the injured reserve list which means that he is fully recovered from whatever injury he […]

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Bengals LB James Harrison Motivated By Way Things Ended With Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison, who was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers back in early March after failing to agree to a reduction in salary, held his introductory press conference with the Cincinnati media on Tuesday and admitted during it that he is motivated to play his former team this season. “I understand it’s a […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says LB Sean Spence Showing Small Signs Of Progress

During his Tuesday conference call with season ticket holders, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked about the health status of inside linebacker Sean Spence, who is still recovering from tearing up his left knee last preseason in the game against the Carolina Panthers. “Sean is progressing,” said Colbert. “When you have as serious […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Says He Blows Off Workout Steam By Working Out More

The always honest and entertaining Ike Taylor was guest Tuesday on The Jim Rome Show and while several of the same topics were discussed that were discussed in his interview last week on The David Baumann Show, the Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback talked quite a bit about his offseason workout obsession and routine. Taylor, who […]

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Report: Max Starks Visiting With Cardinals On Tuesday

According to Josina Anderson of ESPN on Twitter, free agent tackle Max Starks is visiting with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday and she is told that he is already in the midst of taking his physical. Source: Free agent tackle Max Starks is visiting with the Arizona Cardinals today. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 14, […]

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Majority Of Steelers 2013 Draft Picks Likely To Remain Unsigned Until After June 1st

Thanks to the new slotting system provided in the 2011 CBA, almost 100 of the players selected last month in the 2013 NFL Draft are now under contract. The Pittsburgh Steelers, however, have yet to sign any of their nine selections, but you shouldn\’t be losing any sleep over that. Being as the Steelers will […]

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Steelers CB DeMarcus Van Dyke Has Make-Or-Break Training Camp Ahead Of Him

On Monday, we took a look at cornerback Josh Victorian, who will be battling to make the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster out of training camp this year and today we will look at cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, who figures to be competing against Victorian for that same roster spot. Van Dyke, who was drafted […]

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Steelers CB Josh Victorian One Of Several Cornerbacks Battling For A Roster Spot In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed cornerback Keenan Lewis to run off to the New Orleans Saints uncontested via free agency this offseason as they were comfortable with Cortez Allen stepping into the starting spot opposite Ike Taylor moving forward. In addition to letting Lewis walk, they signed cornerback William Gay back following his one year away […]

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Cardinals Release Former Steelers Emergency QB Brian Hoyer On Monday

On Monday, the Arizona Cardinals released quarterback Brian Hoyer just a little over two months after they tendered him at a second round level prior to the start of free agency. Hoyer, who was with Pittsburgh Steelers last season for just a short period time while quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich recovered from their […]

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Saints Waive Former Steelers Practice Squad OL Ryan Lee On Monday

The New Orleans Saints made several roster moves on Monday and it included them waiving offensive lineman Ryan Lee, who the Pittsburgh Steelers originally signed as an undrafted free agent last April. Although Lee only played late in preseason games last year, he showed enough promise that the Steelers signed him to their practice squad […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Cornerback Depth, Will Johnson, Running Back Explosive Plays & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 102 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by talking about the week that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark had on ESPN as well as the passing of Hall of Fame defensive back Jack Butler on Saturday. We have a look at explosive plays produced […]

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Steelers CB Cortez Allen Enters Jump Year As A Starter

While he only played just over 560 snaps on defense last season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen certainly made the most of them as he registered two interceptions, three forced fumbles and 10 passes defensed in 2012, his second season on the league. The Steelers thought highly enough of Allen that they allowed fellow cornerback […]

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The Age Old Steelers Mount Rushmore Discussion

Pro Football Talk is doing a 32-part series this month that features a Mount Rushmore for each of the NFL teams. This question has been beat to death over the years, but in the case of the Pittsburgh Steelers, it always produces great discussion as there are so many members of the organization that one […]

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