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Steelers Defensive Rankings Under Dick LeBeau 2004-2014

Dick LeBeau had quite a run during his second stint as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator. As you can see in the year-by-year defensive rankings below, LeBeau was at or near the top in several statistical categories several times during his 11 years in Pittsburgh. LeBeau’s defenses in 2008 and…


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Saturday Divisional Playoff Games Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs last Saturday night and now we all must sit back and watch the remaining eight teams battle this weekend to see who will play in the conference championship games. On Saturday the New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens in the…



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2014 Steelers Player Reviews: Quarterbacks

As we did last year, we’ll review the Pittsburgh Steelers position-by-position, player-by-player, based on what I have recorded in my Game Rewind notes throughout the season. We’ll start with quarterback. Or more accurately, Big Ben and two other dudes. Ben Roethlisberger: Although I probably will anyway, you don’t need me…




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Pass Rush A Higher Priority Than Revamping The Secondary

For as much as we might want to talk about how badly the Pittsburgh Steelers need to fix their secondary, the more important issue has to be figuring out a way to generate more, and more consistent, pressure on the quarterback in passing situations. This past season, after finishing off…




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Divisional Playoff Round: Friday Night Five Questions

The 2014 season might be over now for the Pittsburgh Steelers but that doesn’t mean we will be taking the rest of the winter off. Just like we did during the season, we will have a new set of five questions for you to answer every Friday evening. Thank you…


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Extending Big Ben Should Be Steelers Top Offseason Priority 

What exactly makes a franchise quarterback? If there are 32 NFL franchises, does that mean there exists 32 legitimate franchise quarterbacks? If you include such names as Tampa Bay’s Josh McCown or the Houston Texans’ musical chairs grouping of Ryan Fitzpatrick/Ryan Mallett/Tom Savage, the answer is a definitive no. “If…


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AFC North Built For Trench Warfare On Offense

Over the past five drafts or so, the Pittsburgh Steelers actively began replenishing their depleted offensive line by investing high draft picks at the position, including first round picks on center Maurkice Pouncey and right guard David DeCastro. Completing the starting lineup are left guard Ramon Foster, a former undrafted…



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Steelers 2014 Final Defensive Charting Notes

As we’ve done sporadically throughout the season, we’ll go through our final master defensive chart for the final time. We’ll highlight some of the most interesting tidbits the charting told us. Sorted by position below. If you are curious about a stat/figure that you don’t see below, feel free to…