Archive | December, 2013

Steelers Sign Seven Practice Squad Players To Futures Contracts

The 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now over and on Tuesday, the team announced that seven of the eight players that ended the season on their practice squad have been signed to futures contracts. Those seven players are: running back Alvester Alexander, wide receiver Justin Brown, guard/tackle Bryant Browning, guard Chris Hubbard, wide […]

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Ten Personnel Questions Heading Into The 2014 Offseason

By Jeremy Hritz While the 2013 Steelers season is over, there will be no shortage of action over the next seven to eight months as the team begins the process of crafting their roster for a new season. The Steelers have answered many personnel questions through their play in the second half of the season, […]

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So You Think Steve McLendon Was Bad Against The Run In 2013?

There a lot of fans that are wanting the Pittsburgh Steelers to draft a nose tackle early in the 2014 NFL Draft because they feel like Steve McLendon isn’t doing his job against the run. I’m here to tell you, McLendon played well against the run in his first full season as a starter when […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Second Half Notes And Observations – Week 17

By Matthew Marczi Those plays where Ben Roethlisberger makes eye-catching moves to evade a tackler never seem as impressive when he doesn’t follow it up with a big completion. While he may have lost his spot on defense, Shamarko Thomas has remained consistent as a gunner on special teams this season. He forced two fair […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 17

By Matthew Marczi In the last game of the year, Jarvis Jones—somewhat quietly—played perhaps his best game of the year. On the first drive alone, he sniffed out a screen pass to drop the receiver for a two-yard loss and then bailed out of coverage to force Jason Campbell to throw the ball away on […]

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Video: Mike Pereira Breaks Down Controversial Plays From Chargers-Chiefs Game

Not that you needed any more confirmation, but Mike Pereira, the former Vice President of Officiating for the NFL, was on Fox Sports Daily on Monday and after breaking down the two controversial plays at the end of the Sunday game between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs, he basically said that […]

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Focus On Strong Finish, Not 0-4 Start

By Jeremy Hritz The day after a KC kick went wide right, the Pittsburgh beat writers are making certain they don’t let anyone forget that the Steelers dropped their first four games, resulting in their role as observers, not participants in the upcoming postseason. And while this is factual, it diminishes the performance of this […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Browns Recap, Officiating, Tomlin Presser, Offseason Talk & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I really pack a lot into this show and it starts with us talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns in addition to what happened in the late game between the San Diego Chargers and the […]

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Horseshoes And Hand Grenades

By Michael K. Reynolds When the 2013 season of the Pittsburgh Steelers came to an inglorious end with one miserable Chase Daniel two-hopper it instantly got stamped as the greatest playoff qualification tease in team history. Close. Very, very close. Never before have so many miracles weaved themselves together in such tantalizing fashion only to crash to […]

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LaMarr Woodley Won’t Need A Procedure; Curtis Brown To Have Surgery On Friday

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley was placed on injured reserve a few weeks ago because of a calf injury suffered early in the Week 15 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but according to head coach Mike Tomlin during his Monday press conference, he will not require any surgical procedure “It’s a rehabilitation thing,” said Tomlin. […]

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Tomlin Says Beachum Is In A Good Position Heading Into 2014

Over the course of the last seven games of the 2013 season, Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum played very well and during his Monday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if the SMU product showed enough to stake claim to the position moving forward into next season. “He did a very good […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 17 – Browns

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-7 Sunday win over the Cleveland Browns along with some observations. Offensively, about the only thing that sticks out is that Derek Moye played three more snaps than Markus Wheaton did. Maybe this had to do with Wheaton’s fractured finger more than anything else. Defensively, Stevenson […]

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Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into The Offseason

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers so it is now time to look ahead to the 2014 salary cap situation as we head into the offseason. I will be breaking this down even more in future writings, but I will outline a few things here for you that I expect to […]

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Steelers Free Agent S Ryan Clark Doesn’t See Himself As Minimum Salary Player In 2014

With 2013 season now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there’s a good chance that several of the veteran unrestricted free agents have played their last game in the black and gold. One of those players is free safety Ryan Clark and he talked about the uncertainty that lies ahead of him following the Sunday win […]

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Steelers End 2013 Season Without Suffering Any Serious Injuries

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers but it appears as though they will enter the offseason without any serious injuries to overcome. “On the injury front, a few minor ones,” said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Jerricho Cotchery hurt his ribs. I don’t know the status […]

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Browns Fire Rob Chudzinski After Just One Season

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Cleveland Browns next season, they will have yet another head coach as the team announced Sunday night that Rob Chudzinski has been fired after just one season. The Browns issued the following statement on their website: “We appreciate Chud’s passion for the Browns, and we have great respect for […]

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Chargers Left Last Box Unchecked For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Miami Dolphins in Week 14 and fell to 5-8, even optimists such as myself began shoveling the dirt on a team that clearly wasn’t ready for a playoff run. Even after the pleasant surprise of a 30-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Steelers still […]

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Chargers Should’ve Been Flagged On Missed Field Goal By Chiefs Ryan Succop

Not only has former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira already taken issue with the call made by the officials on the fake punt forward progress in the Sunday afternoon game between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs, it also appears that the officiating crew missed a call on the field goal […]

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Mike Pereira Takes Issue With Fake Punt Forward Progress Ruling In Chiefs-Chargers Game

Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira has now made his thoughts known on the overtime call made by the officials during the late game fake punt between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. On the play, the officials declared that the forward progress of safety Eric Weddle had been stopped prior […]

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Steelers To Pick 15th In 2014 NFL Draft

According to several early reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have the 15th overall selection in 2014 NFL Draft. The draft order tie breakers goes by strength of schedule. 1 Houston Texans 2 14 0.559 2 St. Louis Rams (WAS) 3 13 0.516 3 Jacksonville Jaguars 4 12 0.504 4 Cleveland Browns 4 12 0.520 5 […]

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Steelers 2013 Season Is Over

Thanks to the San Diego Chargers beating the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime, there will be no playoffs for the 8-8 Pittsburgh Steelers. Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop missed a 41 yard kick with less than 10 seconds left in regulation that would have sent the Steelers to the playoffs. In overtime, the officials called Chargers safety […]

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Antonio Brown Becomes First Player Ever With 5 Receptions, 50 Yards In Every Game

By Matthew Marczi With his nine-reception, 87-yard effort today against the Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Antonio Brown became the first player in NFL history to finish a regular season with at least five catches and 50 receiving yards in every game. Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith finished the 2001 season with at least […]

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Le’Veon Bell Sets Franchise Rookie Record For Yards From Scrimmage

By Matthew Marczi With his 96-yard total haul on the final regular season game of the year, Le’Veon Bell finished his rookie campaign with 1259 yards rushing and passing—the most ever in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise, besting the mark set by Franco Harris in 1972 when he gained 1235 yards in 14 […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Hints That A Move To Safety In 2014 Is Possible

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns in the 2013 regular season finale, cornerback Ike Taylor hinted during his post game talk with the media that there’s already been a little bit of talk about him moving to safety next season. Ike Taylor says there's been talk about him moving to safety down […]

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Steelers 2014 Opponents Now Set

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers finishing the regular season as the second place team in the AFC North, their 2014 opponents are now set. The Steelers will play the AFC South and the NFC South in addition to playing the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets. As usual, the Steelers will play the […]

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Miracle Needed: Steelers Playoff Hopes Rest On Chiefs Beating Chargers

The Pittsburgh Steelers still have life following their 20-7 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and now we await the outcome of the Kansas City Chiefs game against the San Diego Chargers. Thanks to the New York Jets beating the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals beating the Baltimore Ravens in the early games, […]

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