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Stats Break Down On Rooney II Comments On Running Game

The word came down last weekend that Art Rooney II wants to run more effectively in the redzone and in games in which the Steelers have the lead. Here is what Rooney II told Scott Brown in a recent interview. “We need to be better at running the football. We were not consistently good at […]

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2010 Steelers Compensatory Draft Pick Projections

A few people have emailed me concerning how many compensatory draft picks the Steelers will be rewarded for the 2010 draft. You have to start first with what they lost free agency wise last offseason. The Steelers lost what looks to be three qualifying players in free agency and they did not sign any that […]

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Judging New Steelers Offensive Line Coach Sean Kugler By Stats Unfair

The Steelers officially named Sean Kugler as the new offensive line coach on Thursday and instantly it sent shock waves through Steeler Nation. Kugler spent the last 2 seasons as the Bills offensive line coach before being let go at the end of the season. Kugler coached a Bills offensive line in 2009 that was […]

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Could Jimmy Heggins Be The Steelers New Offensive Line Coach?

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was spotted last week at a University of Kentucky basketball game and speculation has mounted that Tomlin was not only there to do some pre draft recon, but maybe also visit with then offensive line coach Jimmy Heggins. Heggins has since been told he would not be retained by new […]

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Steelers 2010 Draft Needs

The Steelers 2009 season showed many holes that the Steelers need to address during the 2010 NFL draft. Below I will list I what I feel the draft needs are going into the draft. These are in no particular order and I will have my mock draft up pretty soon in the coming days. Nose […]

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Closer Look At The Steelers 2010 Free Agents – Who Stays, Who Goes?

It\’s that time of year again. Here is a closer look at the 2010 Steelers free agents list as we head into the offseason. I listed the probability of their return with a brief summary of the player. The 3 most high profile free agents are Casey Hampton, Jeff Reed and Willie Colon. I also […]

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Don\’t Look For The Steelers To Make A Free Agent Splash In 2010

With every offseason comes the hope that the Steelers will make a splash in the free agent market and sign a higher profile player that meets a need. Most times it ends with some cusp player signings like a Cedric Wilson or a Keiwan Ratliff. With no new CBA on the horizon, the unrestricted free […]

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Holmes & Woodley Become Steelers Offseason Signing Priorities

Two of the most pressing offseason things the Steelers will need to do, outside of the draft and free agency, is to get contract extensions done with wide receiver Santonio Holmes and linebacker LaMarr Woodley. Both players enter 2010 with it being their final years on their contracts. Both Holmes and Woodley put up career […]

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Hampton & Reed: To Tag Or Not To Tag, That Is The Question

The Steelers will have two franchise tags (teams will have use of one franchise tag and one franchise transition tags) to use should the 2010 season be an uncapped year. Right now the Steelers have 11 unrestricted free agents listed below. Their are really only 2 players that realistically could be considered for the franchise […]

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Video Of Pat White Getting Knocked Out By Ike Taylor

Below is the video of Dolphins back up quarterback getting knocked out cold by Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor in the week 17 game in Miami. White was immobilized and taken off the field on a stretcher. Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on […]

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Week 17 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 17 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 11-5 in week 16 & 151-83 overall. Buffalo Bills 20 Indianapolis Colts 17 Carolina Panthers 24 New Orleans Saints 20 Jacksonville Jaguars 28 Cleveland Browns 17 Philadelphia Eagles 30 Dallas Cowboys 24 Chicago Bears 24 Detroit […]

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Steelers Versus Dolphins Week 17 Preview & Prediction

If the Steelers want any chance of making the playoffs, it must start with a win in Miami. The defense needs to keep the Wildcat offense of the Dolphins in check and the linebackers will get a workout today. Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne is vulnerable to the sack and the Steelers defense needs to be […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 17 Versus Miami

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Miami Dolphins. Wildcat Hunting – The Steelers struggled against the Browns offense that ran Joshua Cribbs out of the Wildcat. The Dolphins run it without many flaws. Even though running back Ronnie Brown is missing, the Dolphins offense […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Week 17 Inactive Players Versus Dolphins

This weeks tea leaves are pretty murky as far as game day inactives versus the Dolphins on Sunday. Quarterback Charlie Batch will be the number 3 again with all likelihood this week as Dennis Dixon is the clear number 2 now. Safety Troy Polamalu and guard Chris Kemoeatu in all likelihood will be inactive this […]

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Outside Chance Casey Hampton Could Be Back In 2010

There is a pretty good chance that Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton could be playing his final game in a Steelers uniform on Sunday versus the Miami Dolphins. Big Snack is an unrestricted free agent and will be 33 by the time the 2010 season starts. His return to Pittsburgh will likely decided by whether […]

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Grisham Gets First NFL Catch, Ties Sweed 2009 Output

Lost in all of the Frank Summers and Isaac Redman training camp buzz, was the buzz about undrafted wide receiver Tyler Grisham. Many Steelers beat writers and bloggers joked that they never actually saw Grisham drop a ball during training camp and nearly every catch he made was a thing of beauty. While Grisham had […]

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Steelers Fans Need To Stop Blaming The Colts

Did we all want to the Colts to beat the Jets yesterday? Absolutely! Were we all sick to our stomachs when we saw Curtis Painter take the keys to the Colts offense? Without a doubt. Were we all mad at Colts coaching staff and front office for not recognizing NFL history and greatness laid out […]

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Don\’t Count On Polamalu Playing Against Dolphins

Had the Steelers not beaten the Ravens yesterday, it would of been quite fathomable that Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu would of been placed on injured reserve for the final week of the season. While the MRI last Tuesday on Polamalu\’s knee was considered favorable by media accounts, Polamalu did not practice at all last […]

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2009 Week 16 Game Recap: Steelers 23 Ravens 20

Mike Tomlin said it best following the Steelers 23-20 win on Sunday versus the Baltimore Ravens. Not dead yet! That is pretty much the long and short of it following an afternoon of some good and bad Steelers football. The Steelers defense, who had been responsible for several 4th quarter collapses this season, did not […]

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Steelers Playoff Scenarios – Week 17 Wild Card

Here is the long and short of what the Steelers need in week 17 to get either the #5 or #6 Wild Card seeds in the AFC. Regardless, the Steelers MUST beat the Miami Dolphins and the Texans must lose or tie the New England Patriots. Both of those things must happen for starters. Below […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 16 Preview & Prediction

Would you want it any other way as a Steelers fan? A week 16 matchup that means a ton to both teams playoff wise. The Ravens are currently on the inside looking out, while the Steelers are on the outside looking in. At the end of the day on Sunday, the Steelers could have their […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 16 Versus Baltimore

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens. Silverback And The Blindside – James Harrison showed up on the Friday injury report as questionable with a bicep injury, but all signs still point to him playing. Harrison very well could be lining up against […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Week 16 Inactive Players Versus Ravens

This weeks tea leaves are pretty clear as far as game day inactives versus the Ravens on Sunday. Quarterback Charlie Batch will be the number 3 again with all likelihood this week as Dennis Dixon is the clear number 2 now. Safety Troy Polamalu is out once again. Guard Chris Kemoeatu will also be inactive […]

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Steelers Miss Polamalu Most In 4th Quarter

This is not a post that will make you jump out of your chair. All of Steeler Nation knows how much the loss of strong safety Troy Polamalu has been to the defense. Where they are really missing him most is in the 4th quarter. Another “Captain Obvious” statement I know, but the numbers in […]

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Mike Tomlin Played To Win The Game

We all remember the words of then Jets head coach, Herm Edwards. You play to win the game! Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did this very thing on Sunday by calling for an onsides kick, while ahead and with 3:58 left in the game. Unorthodox and unthinkable for sure. The main goal of the call […]

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2009 Week 15 Game Recap: Steelers 37 Packers 36

Coming off of a five game losing streak, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin decided to do something about it himself, with a little help from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as well. After kicker Jeff Reed kicked a 43 yard field goal to put the Steelers up 30-28 with 3:58 left in the game, Tomlin did the […]

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