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Why No Cries To Fire Dick LeBeau?

Oh my God, did I just type, Fire Dick LeBeau? Sounds silly as it looks, doesn\’t it? The Bruce Arians haters were in full force after last nights loss to Baltimore. Now I am no Bruce Arians apologist by any stretch of the imagination, but he and number 3 quarterback Dennis Dixon delivered the game […]

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2009 Week 12 Game Recap: Ravens 20 Steelers 17 OT

Steelers number 3 quarterback Dennis Dixon played above and beyond expectations, but in the end it was the Steelers vaunted defense that ended up being the Achilles heel in a 20-17 overtime loss to Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night in Baltimore. Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff made 29 yard field goal in overtime to send the […]

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Week 12 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 12 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 10-5 in week 11 & 98-60 overall. Indianapolis Colts 27 Houston Texans 23 Cincinnati Bengals 27 Cleveland Browns 13 Minnesota Vikings 20 Chicago Bears 14 Philadelphia Eagles 31 Washington Redskins 17 Buffalo Bills 20 Miami Dolphins […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 12 Preview & Prediction

Having your #3 quarterback make his 1st career start on the road versus a division rival is not usually a recipe for success. Such will be the case for the Steelers as they visit the Ravens on Sunday night. Dennis Dixon, the Steelers 2008 5th round draft pick, will start with starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 12 Versus Baltimore

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday night as the Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens. Don\’t Make Dixon Have To Win It – Dennis Dixon will make his first start as Ben Roethlisberger will be the emergency number 3 quarterback. The Steelers can not expect to put Dixon in a […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Week 12 Inactive Players Versus Ravens

This weeks tea leaves are very murky as far as game day inactives versus the Ravens on Sunday night go. The news than Ben Roethlisberger will likely be out has thrown everything out of whack. If indeed Roethlisberger is sidelined, he still likely will be designated the inactive #3 QB, but would never see the […]

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Defining Moment For Dennis Dixon

Nobody wanted the defining moment for Dennis Dixon to come this way or this soon, but on Sunday night versus the division rival Baltimore Ravens, it will happen. The Steelers organization and fans will know exactly what they do or do not have in the 2008, 5th round draft pick. Dixon will be asked to […]

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Still Not in Must Win Situation – Steelers Playoff Scenarios

While it would be advisable for the Steelers to run the table, they still could lose 1 or even 2 games and get in as a Wild Card. At worst a split with the Ravens would be advisable with the only other loss coming to the Packers. Based on the other teams in the race […]

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Colts & Patriots Are Steelers Best Friends Going Forward

The loss to the Chiefs put a damper on the Steelers chances of winning the division. The Raiders helped with beating the Bengals later in the day, but the Steelers remain 2 full games out with 6 remaining. At this point the Steelers are looking to make the playoffs as a Wild Card. Besides the […]

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly In Loss To Chiefs

The Good: Ben Roethlisberger spread the ball around to 8 different pass receivers and completed 32 of 42 passes for 398 yards. Rashard Mendenhall had 116 total yards on the day and ran hard. He also saved a touchdown on the interception return that resulted in only 3 points instead of 7. Hines Ward had […]

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2009 Week 11 Game Recap: Chiefs 27 Steelers 24

Should the Steelers miss the playoffs this season by one game, today is the game you will be able to point to as the dagger in the heart. The Steelers gave up a 61 yard completion to receiver Chris Chambers in overtime to set up a game winning 22 yard field goal by Ryan Succop […]

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Week 11 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 11 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 6-8 in week 10 & 88-55 overall. Detroit Lions, 24 Cleveland Browns 13 Buffalo Bills 27 Jacksonville Jaguars 24 Pittsburgh Steelers 38 Kansas City Chiefs 3 Indianapolis Colts 24 Baltimore Ravens 20 New York Giants 28 […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs Week 11 Preview & Prediction

If there was every a time that the Steelers needed an easy game, this is it. The Steelers are coming off of a depressing 18-12 loss to the Bengals and look to take out their frustrations versus the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Steelers will be without strong safety Troy Polamalu for the 5th […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 11 Versus Kansas City

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Find The Rhythm – It was quite obvious that the Steelers offense seemed out of sync last Sunday versus the Bengals. This week is the perfect week to get everyone back in rhythm to get […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Week 11 Inactive Players Versus Chiefs

This weeks tea leaves are a little clearer as far as game day inactives versus the Chiefs on Sunday. The first 5 on the list are for sure: Dennis Dixon, Kraig Urbik, Tony Hills, Troy Polamalu and Travis Kirschke. Polamalu and Kirschke have been ruled out with injuries. Ra\’Shon Harris seems to becoming a weekly […]

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2009 Week 11 Steelers Offense & Defense Rankings

Below are the stats and rankings for both the Steelers offense and defense through week 10 of the 2009 season. 2009 Week 11 Steelers Offense & Defense Rankings Steelers Offense Stat Rank Yards / Game 364.7 9 Yards / Play 5.84 5 Rushing Yards / Game 111.3 17 Rushing Yards / Play 4.32 15 Passing […]

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Tomlin Learning The Ways Of Parcells & Noll

The further along Mike Tomlin gets in his coaching career, the better he gets with coaching outside of the lines. While he certainly has no love for media, he certainly knows how to use them to his advantage. Two former head coaches were effective in successfully using the media to their advantage, those two coaches […]

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No Time To Panic Steeler Nation

Many of Steeler Nation has climbed back out onto to the proverbial ledge today after the 18-12 loss to the Bengals yesterday. It is typical over reaction by Steelers fans. Would we be in a better place were we to win yesterday? Absolutely. Every time you win it is a good thing. The fact remains […]

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2009 Week 10 Game Recap: Bengals 18 Steelers 12

The Steelers defense did their job for the most part, the Steelers offense didn\’t. The Steelers had to settle for 4 red zone field goals and gave up yet another kickoff return for a touchdown in a 18-12 loss to Cincinnati. The Bengals defense did a great job blitzing at the right times and keeping […]

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The Days Of Stefan Logan May Be Numbered

It was fun while it lasted, but the days of Stefan Logan being on the Steelers roster may be numbered. The Steelers gave up their 3rd kickoff return for a touchdown in 4 games today versus Cincinnati. Bernard Scott is not one that strikes fear in many teams either. While Logan has not really done […]

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Week 10 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 10 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 7-6 in week 9 & 82-47 overall. New York Jets 24 Jacksonville Jaguars 20 Denver Broncos 27 Washington Redskins 10 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Cincinnati Bengals 13 Buffalo Bills 17 Tennessee Titans 13 Minnesota Vikings 31 Detroit […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Week 10 Preview & Prediction

While it technically should not be called a must win game for the Steelers, it is one they can not afford to lose. The Bengals are currently 4-0 in the division and a Steelers loss will mean the Bengals will need 2 more losses than the Steelers the rest of the way. Both teams bring […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 10 Versus Cincinnati

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Polamalu Effect – The Steelers were without Troy Polamalu the first time these two teams met this season. You would have to wonder what the outcome would of been had Polamalu played. He showed his speed […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Week 10 Inactive Players Versus Bengals

This weeks tea leaves are a little cloudy as far as game day inactives versus the Bengals on Sunday. The first 5 on the list are for sure: Dennis Dixon, Kraig Urbik, Tony Hills, Carey Davis and Travis Kirschke. Davis and Kirschke have been ruled out with injuries. Ra\’Shon Harris was surprising sat last week […]

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Steelers 2009 Offense Compared To 2008 Offense At Half Way Point

We looked at the defense comparison yesterday, today we look at the offense comparison, or in this case non-comparison. a few things that noticeable stick out is a nearly 10% increase in 3rd down conversions, nearly 100 net yards more per game, over a half yard more per carry in the running game and the […]

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Steelers 2009 Defense Compared To 2008 Defense At Half Way Point

Just as they were a year ago, the Steelers go into their 9th game of the season with a 6-2 record. The 2009 defense will not yet be confused with the 2008 unit, but things are getting better. Below are the stats after 8 games for both the 2008 and 2009 defenses. The most glaring […]

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