Articles by Jeremy Hritz

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Ben Roethlisberger, Succession Planning, And The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate over the past ten seasons to have a franchise quarterback that has kept them competitive, never finishing a season below 8-8, and always staying in the hunt for the playoffs. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and eventually,…


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Hritz: Steelers Draft Needs In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz The 2014 NFL Draft is still 110 days away, yet the excitement of Steelers fans is at intense levels as they are optimistic about the prospects of a successful new season and of new draft picks propelling the team towards not just a playoff berth, but a…



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Is Kelvin Benjamin Now Out Of The Steelers Reach?

By Jeremy Hritz Kelvin Benjamin was quiet through three quarters of football in Monday Night’s National Championship game. Yet when the game was on the line in the fourth quarter, he pulled in what would be the most important reception of the night to score the game-winning touchdown to give…


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Bouchette Doesn’t See Much Improvement From Steelers Defense In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz Ed Bouchette wrote Sunday in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette that the Steelers have an exhausting to-do list to improve the defense this offseason, and he forecasts that the unit may be even more unsettled next year than they were in 2013. Bouchette addresses the sweeping changes that may…


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Post-Season Analysis Of The 2013 Steelers Draft Picks

By Jeremy Hritz The season is over, and it’s time to reflect on the performance of individual Steelers and their contributions to the team in 2013. Below is an analysis of the performance of the 2013 Steelers draft picks, in addition to a forecast of what type of contribution they…


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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…


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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…




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2014 Steelers Draft Need: Speed Back To Compliment Bell

By Jeremy Hritz While the Steelers running game has not been dominant this season, it has improved greatly with Le’Veon Bell serving as the team’s bellcow. Bell, who broke the Steelers dubious streak of 23 games without a 100-yard rusher against the Packers, has proven to be a pile-pusher and…


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2014 Steelers Schedule Is Setting Up For Success

By Jeremy Hritz It’s understood that there are two more games yet to be played in the 2013 season, and there is still a mathematical chance that the Steelers can sneak into the playoffs.  Yet more than likely, barring a miracle, the position of teams in their division standings appears…


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Hritz: Steelers Versus Packers – Preview And Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers notched their sixth victory of the season this past weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals, and probably their most impressive, as they played well in nearly all facets of the game on their way to a 30-20 win. Ben Roethlisberger, outside of an interception influenced…