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Head & Shoulders Curse Begins

With the start of the new NFL season has come the birth of another curse. The Head and Shoulders curse took it\’s first victim on Thursday night when safety Troy Polamalu sprained his left MCL in the first half. Polamalu recently had is first shampoo commercial air on Saturday night. How many more victims will […]

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Proof That Hit On Scaife By Harrison Not Dirty

Tennessee Titans tight end Bo Scaife suffered a left knee injury in the third quarter of Thursday night\’s season opener against the Steelers. After the game Scaife accused Steelers linebacker James Harrison of a cheap shot to his leg. Here is the quote: “He dove at my leg. It was a cheap shot, I have […]

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Steelers Get More From Moore

Lost in the win and the stellar performance of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, was the play of third down running back Mewelde Moore. Moore led all Steeler running backs with 36 total yards and more importantly produced 3 of the Steelers 19 first downs and the only one the Steelers had all night rushing. Moore will […]

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Just Ben Being Ben, Yinz Better Accept It

Herm Edwards said it best; “You play to win the game!” As I sit here Friday morning coating my bleeding ulcer with coffee, I am understanding that very phrase. I have just finished watching the replay of the Titans game for the second time and found myself still yelling at Ben to get rid of […]

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2009 Week 1 Game Recap: Steelers 13 Titans 10

The Steelers are the defending Super Bowl champions, but for the first 3 quarters on Thursday night, they looked like anything but. The Steelers passing game came alive late in the game, led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and defeated the Tennessee Titans 13-10 in overtime at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger was 33 for 43 through the […]

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7 Things To Look For Tonight Versus Tennessee

Essex/Colon vs Kearse/Jones – Tonight will be a great opening test for the right side of the offensive line. Trai Essex steps in at right guard for Darnell Stapleton. Essex should be an upgrade over Stapleton, but Jevon Kearse and Jason Jones are one of the best left side combos in the league. Joystick & […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Week 1 Preview & Prediction

Offensively the Steelers will have the same look as the 2008 team that lost to Tennessee in December with the only change being Trai Essex at right guard. The Titans defense will have the same look personnel wise as well. In the 2008 match-up the offensive line played poorly, giving up 5 sacks and allowing […]

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Dear Mr. Arians,

Dear Mr. Arians, I am writing you on Wednesday, the day before the 2009 season starts to ask a few favors of you. No, I do not want an autograph to sell on eBay and am not looking to be hooked up with a player interview. I am merely writing you as a fan. You […]

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Offensive Line & Injuries Only Two Things That Can Prevent Repeat

As the Steelers head into the 2009 season that starts at home Thursday night, the only two things that stand between back to back chamionships are the offensive line and injuries. The Steelers chose to re-sign Chris Kemoeatu, Max Starks and Trai Essex instead of addressing the needs thoroughly through free agency or the draft. […]

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Steelers Did Right By Cutting Redman & Harris

This post will not set well with most Steelers fans, but it is because most fans can not take off the black and gold glasses to look at anything the Steelers do objectively. Such is the case in the release of undrafted free agent running back Isaac Redman and rookie defensive end Ra\’Shon Harris. Let\’s […]

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2009 Steelers 53 Man Roster

Baring any trades or last minute moves of signing players cut from other teams, below is the 2009 Steelers 53 man roster. The roster includes (42) 2009 roster players, (7) 2009 draft picks, (2) undrafted rookie free agents from 2009 and (2) offseason free agents. QB Ben Roethlisberger QB Charlie Batch QB Dennis Dixon RB […]

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Stefan Logan Punt Return By Frames

This punt return alone from last night, shows why Stefan Logan has made the roster. The blocking on the return was not the best, yet Logan weaved his way through with barely being touched. This is why they call him Joystick. looks like he is in a Pacman game and gets away. Logan can really […]

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Preseason Game 4 Recap: Steelers 21 Panthers 10

The Steelers wrapped up their final preseason game of the 2009 season on Thursday night by beating the Carolina Panthers 21-10. The night was highlighted by the play of rookie free agents, Stefan Logan and Isaac Redman. Logan returned his first and only punt return 80 yards for a touchdown and his only kickoff return […]

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My Final 53 Man Roster & Cuts

The Steelers just wrapped up their final pre-season game versus the Carolina Panthers and I have agonized over the final cuts all night. The two surprises I have are the Steelers keeping Isaac Redman and Ra\’Shon Harris. I believe they will go one short at linebacker and offensive line to accommodate these two players. Without […]

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Could Mahan Be A Steeler Again?

On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released center/guard Sean Mahan. Mahan was traded by the Steelers to the Bucs exactly one year ago today for a seventh round draft pick. Mahan started all 16 games for the Steelers in 2007 but lost his starting job to Justin Hartwig going into 2008. The Steelers however are […]

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10 Players On The Bubble For 7 Spots

Below is the list of 10 players I have vying for 7 spots on the roster. This assumes that Stefan Logan is kept as a return specialist. I currently have 46 players locked in as surely to make the roster. Bubble Players: WR McDonald, Shaun – Would of been a safe bet if Logan had […]

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Isaac Redman Losing The Numbers Game

As the clock ticks closer to the date when the rosters must be paired down to 53, the closer the Steelers get to the decision of whether or not to keep free agent running back, Isaac Redman. Without a doubt, Redman has turned some heads in training camp, but with the rise of fellow rookie, […]

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First 53 Man Roster Guess

Below is my first official stab at the Steelers final 53 man roster through 3 preseason games. About 6 players could go either way as the final six were tough decisions. Quarterbacks Roethlisberger, Ben QB Batch, Charlie QB Dixon, Dennis QB Running Backs Parker, Willie RB Mendenhall, Rashard RB Moore, Mewelde RB Davis, Carey FB […]

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Best Guess At The First 5 Players Cut

The Steelers need to cut 5 players on September 1st to get down to 75 players. Below is my best guess at the five players that will be released on Tuesday. All 5 players were free agent signings after the 2009 draft. WR Steven Black DT Steve McLendon LB Andrew Schantz LB Tom Korte S […]

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Preseason Game 3 Recap: Steelers 17 Bills 0

What a difference a week makes. The Steelers looked like the defending Super Bowl champions on Saturday night as they shut out the Buffalo Bills 17-0. Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger showed no ill effects of the bruised ACL that kept him out of last Saturday\’s game versus the Washington Redskins. Roethlisberger was 15 for 19 […]

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10 Things To Look For Tonight Versus Buffalo

Here are 10 things to look for tonight in the third preseason game versus the Buffalo Bills: Joystick Part II – Stefan Logan will likely get the second half return duties of punts and kickoffs. Another strong performance should cement a spot on the final 53 man roster. Limas In The X Spot – With […]

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Stefan Logan Ain\’t Going Back To The CFL

After the return performance CFL free agent return man Stefan Logan put on Saturday night versus the Washington Redskins, he is no longer a secret to the rest of the NFL. Sure Logan is pretty much one dimensional from a special teams point and would likely only see time at wide receiver or running back […]

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Was Frank Summers Just All Fan Hype?

I admit, I love rooting for the late round draft picks, who doesn\’t? Steeler Nation is notorious for it. The two most talked about 2009 draft picks by Steeler fans have been Frank Summers and A.Q. Shipley. Steelers fans have visions of Jerome Bettis or Chris Fuamatu-Ma\’afala running through their heads when they think about […]

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Could Stefan Logan Still Make The Roster?

As I mentioned in my top 10 things to watch pre game analysis of the Washington Redskins game, Stefan Logan needed to impress last night to have any shot of making the roster. The human joystick did just that. Logan was blistering on kickoff returns and showed good hands and vision on the punt returns. […]

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Preseason Game 2 Recap: Redskins 17 Steelers 13

There were not too many highlights for the highlight reel on a rainy Saturday night in Washington as the Steelers lost to the Redskins 17-13. The Steeler defense looked lethargic giving up 167 yards rushing, while only allowing 137 yards through the air. The Steelers used mostly the third stringers past halftime to get a […]

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10 Things To Look For Saturday Versus Washington

The Steelers kick off their second pre-season game Saturday night versus the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Below are 10 things to I believe Steeler fans should look for in the second game. Essex/Colon vs Haynesworth – Right guard Trai Essex graded out well in the first preseason game versus the Arizona Cardinals according to […]

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