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NFC Championship Preview – 49ers Versus Seahawks

Below is the official NFL media release for the NFC Championship game: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (14-4) at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (14-3) (Sunday, FOX, 6:30 PM ET) For the third time this season, the 49ers and Seahawks will meet. The teams split the regular-season series with each club winning at home. “I…


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AFC Championship Preview – Patriots Versus Broncos

Below is the official NFL media release for the AFC Championship game: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-4) at DENVER BRONCOS (14-3) (Sunday, CBS, 3:00 PM ET) The Patriots and Broncos will meet for the second time this season. In Week 12, Denver jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead before New…



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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Finding An Offensive Line Coach

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances….


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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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East-West Shrine Game – Players To Watch

By Alex Kozora The East/West Shrine Game kicks off today at 4PM EST on the NFL Network under the sunny St. Petersburg skies. The rosters don’t hold many first round picks but plenty of mid to late round selections to make the game worth watching. Some of the notables for…


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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – Season Overview

Every draft class for every team in the National Football League is important. Just about every year feels to some as though it’s the most important draft for their favorite team in recent memory. We hear that already about the 2014 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers…we also heard that about…


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Steelers Offseason Priorities – A Primer

By Matthew Marczi When a team is coming off a season that ended in a .500 record, one would naturally expect that said team has a lot of work ahead of it in the following offseason in order to field a winning team the next time around. That is exactly…


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2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Auburn LB Dee Ford

By Alex Kozora With the regular season over, our focus has shifted to the offseason. For the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on prospects. Some the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at. Other top players that will be off the board before the Steelers select. All to make…


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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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Obviously, Mike Munchak Would Be A Perfect Hire By Mike Tomlin

Former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak was reportedly in Pittsburgh on Friday to interview for the Steelers offensive line coach position and you aren’t likely to find many people that are disappointed to hear that. Munchak, who was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001 for…




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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – C-G Eric Olsen – Exclusive Rights

By Matthew Marczi Player: Eric Olsen Position: Center/Guard Experience: 3 Years Free Agent Status: Exclusive Rights 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $163,235 2013 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering the 2014 offseason with what is perhaps an unprecedented 21 unrestricted free agents through which to sort—relative to team history—partially due…


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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – P Mat McBriar – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Mat McBriar Position: Punter Experience: 10 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $293,824 2013 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to upgrade their punting position over second-year undrafted free agent Drew Butler, so when Butler beat out veteran Brian Moorman during the preseason,…