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Steelers CB Antwon Blake Expects To Play Ahead Of Cortez Allen Sunday Night

While Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he still has confidence in cornerback Cortez Allen after benching him late in the Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts, it appears as though the struggling defensive back has lost his spot in the nickel sub package for the upcoming game Sunday night against the […]

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Mike Tomlin Thinks Antonio Brown Is The J.J. Watt Of Wide Receivers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown currently leads the NFL with 60 catches and is second with 852 receiving yards. As previously noted, if Brown somehow duplicates those numbers in the second half of the season, he’ll easily set new franchise records in several receiving statistical categories. Brown continues to be one of the league’s […]

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Roethlisberger Effectively Used Play Action In Win Over Colts

Thanks to the early success that the Pittsburgh Steelers running game had Sunday in their 51-35 win over the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was able to effectively mix in some play action in route to his career record performance. For the game, Roethlisberger used play action on 12 passing attempts and he completed nine […]

Steelers May Get An Extra $506K Worth Of Salary Cap Space In 2012

12 February 2012

Every penny helps, especially when it relates to the NFL salary cap and it looks as if the Pittsburgh Steelers might have another $506,000 worth of salary cap space to work with if the report today by Mike Florio is correct. As Florio points out, there is an important provision in the new Collective Bargaining […]

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Factors Other Than Money Likely Play Bigger Role In Steelers Decision On Hines Ward

12 February 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will remain a hot talking point until a decision is made about his 2012 status with team. It resurfaced as a hot topic Friday night after a report by Jason La Canfora stated that Ward will not be back with Steelers next season according to his sources. Since that […]

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Contract Options The Steelers Have With Hines Ward

12 February 2012

There is a lot of talk about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward right now as it relates to whether or not he will be back with the Steelers in 2012. This is far from being played out just yet but I want to use this post to look at what the least amount the […]

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Report: Bouchette Says No Decision Made On Ward Yet According To Sources

11 February 2012

The Friday night report by Jason La Canfora, stating that Hines Ward will not be back with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 has spawned a few responses it appears now. Not only are the representatives for Ward saying that they have yet to hear from the Steelers, but Ed Bouchette is reporting that sources have […]

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Report: Representatives For Hines Ward Have Yet To Hear From Steelers

11 February 2012

Friday evening Jason La Canfora reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers do not intend to bring back veteran wide receiver Hines Ward for the 2012 season, but Scott Brown from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports via Twitter today that Ward\’s representatives have yet to hear from Steelers. Ward has a clause in his contract that says he […]

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Understanding Contract Restructures & Pay Cuts In Relation To The Steelers Salary Cap

11 February 2012

This time of year I always get quite a few questions and comments about the Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap situation. Many are confused as to what a restructured contract is, and many view it as a pay cut. In light of the most recent restructures that the Steelers have done, I thought now would be […]

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Report: Steelers Do Not Plan To Bring Back Hines Ward In 2012

10 February 2012

Some interesting news tonight as NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora told NFL Total Access Friday night that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will not be back next season despite his willingness to take a pay cut. La Canfora states in his report that Ward has one year left on his contract, but my […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Haley Presser, Restructures & Seth Paladin Interview Episode

10 February 2012

Season 2, Episode 76 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd out of town traveling, Nick Richetta mans the co-host chair today and we discuss the Thursday Todd Haley introductory press conference along with the interview that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gave to Ed Bouchette prior to that. We also talk about what […]

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Steelers fans saddened by news of Sharon Ilkin\’s death

10 February 2012

On Monday, the Steelers world was moved to find out that Sharon Ilkin, wife of former Steelers offensive tackle Tunch Ilkin, had lost her battle with breast cancer at 55.  Tunch and Sharon have three children: Tanner, Natalie, and Clay. The Ilkins still reside in Upper St. Clair.  Married for 30 years, the blow was […]

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Omar Khan Unlikely To Get GM Job Until Bill Cowher Returns To Coaching

10 February 2012

There was a report this week that the St. Louis Rams wanted to interview Pittsburgh Steelers Business & Football Administration Coordinator Omar Khan on Thursday for their open General Manager position, but Mark Kaboly from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review let me know today that he knows for a fact the interview did not take place. As […]

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Report: Steelers Restructure Contract Of Ike Taylor

10 February 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue the contract restructures of several players as they continue to make progress towards getting under the salary cap by the start of the new league year in March. The latest to restructure according to Pro Football Talk is cornerback Ike Taylor, who just signed a new 4-year contract last offseason. The […]

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Big Ben vs. Eli: Who Has Your Vote?

10 February 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Prior to the 2011 season, there was no doubt of who was the premier quarterback from the 2004 NFL Draft. Ben Roethlisberger, selected 11th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers, sported a resume jeweled by three Super Bowl appearances, two Super Bowl victories, and an aptitude for last minute victories. The success he […]

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The Beard Is Sheared – Brett Keisel Cuts His Beard Again For Charity

10 February 2012

The second annual “Shear Da Beard” charity event took place on Thursday night at Diesel Club Lounge as Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel and his father, Lane Keisel, both had their beards sheared. The event packed in friends and fans that paid $25.00 a ticket to view the beard cutting and partake in food, […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Bone Still Has A Lot Of Meat Left On It

09 February 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already made a solid dent in the 2012 salary cap problems that they faced heading into the offseason, but there is still a lot of meat left on the bone that needs to be chewed off. The release of Bryant McFadden and Arnaz Battle on Wednesday, combined with the expected contract […]

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Could \”Good Cop, Bad Cop\” Routine Work With Coaches Tomlin & Haley?

09 February 2012

By Christina L. Rivers Rarely do I write outside the bounds of a strictly news-based article filled with facts, stats or interviews. However, with the addition of Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator for the Steelers, a lot of talk has been spreading around the sports world as to whether Haley was the best […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Worried New Offense Of Todd Haley Will Be Difficult For Young Players To Learn

09 February 2012

Ed Bouchette had a sit down interview with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger prior to the introduction press conference of new offensive coordinator Todd Haley and shared several of his concerns about Haley being hired they mostly centered around the young players on the offense having to learn a new system. Haley said in his […]

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Todd Haley Press Conference Recap – Steelers New Offensive Coordinator

09 February 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers introduced Todd Haley as their new offensive coordinator on Thursday and here are a few of talking points from the noon presser. Mike Tomlin introduced Haley and said during the introduction that Haley brings some intangibles that he desires. He went on to say that he was impressed with Haley for his […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Back From Hawaii & At Steelers Facility Today

09 February 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to hold a noon eastern press conference today to officially introduce Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator and Rob Rossi reports via Twitter that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been seen this morning at the Steelers facility, as he is now back from his trip to Hawaii where he played […]

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Report: Steelers Restructure Contract Of Lawrence Timmons

09 February 2012

Not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers restructure the contract of linebacker LaMarr Woodley recently, but they also restructured the contract of linebacker Lawrence Timmons as well according to Ed Bouchette. The numbers of the restructure are not yet available, but as I mentioned in a previous post it likely involved turning a good portion of […]

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08 February 2012

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Report: Fire Marshal Rules Grease Fire Caused Burns To Kirby Wilson

08 February 2012

Jessica Sinichak from the Plum-Oakmont Patch reports tonight that investigators have determined the early morning fire that severely burned Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson was caused by a grease fire. Sinichak points to a State Police report that said Wilson had been cooking chicken in his kitchen at about 2:45 a.m. on January […]

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Source: Weslye Saunders Used Adderall For ADD

08 February 2012

I wrote earlier today how the signs were pointing to Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders testing positive for the prescription drug Adderall, and tonight a source informed me that Saunders did test positive for the drug that he was apparently using to treat ADD, better known as attention deficit disorder. The source thinks that […]

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Report: Rams To Interview Steelers Salary Cap Guru Omar Khan For GM Position

08 February 2012

All of this warm and fuzzy feelings we have over the recent work done by Pittsburgh Steelers salary cap guru Omar Khan is dampened a bit tonight as St. Louis Rams beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jim Thomas tweets tonight that the Rams will interview Khan on Thursday for their general manager position. […]

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Weslye Saunders Suspension Likely Because Of A Careless Mistake

08 February 2012

It was announced late Monday night that Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season by the NFL for reportedly violating the league\’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Since that time the speculation of course has been rampant as to what the substance was. The initial […]

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Steelers Release CB Bryant McFadden & WR Arnaz Battle

08 February 2012

In some not so surprising news today, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have released cornerback Bryant McFadden and wide receiver Arnaz Battle and officially announced that they have signed safety Myron Rolle, wide receiver Juamorris Stewart and linebacker Brandon Hicks to future contracts. The release of McFadden and Battle were expected as the Steelers […]

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Patriots Linebacker Thinks James Harrison & Ryan Clark Should Grow Up

08 February 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and safety Ryan Clark did not hold back their thoughts after the New England Patriots lost to the New York Giants this past Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI, as both took to Twitter to pile on the Patriots after their loss. Harrison first let loose with a tweet that said, […]

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