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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 16 Versus Packers

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. There are roughly a million candidates […]

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Running Backs, Jermichael Finley & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 120 of The Terrible Podcast is up and Alex Kozora and I open up this show by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly having enough interest in free agent tight end Jermichael Finley to offer him a contract over the course of the last few months. We discuss Finley’s current situation and whether or not he might […]

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Quarterbacks, Roethlisberger Hall Of Fame Worthiness & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 118 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open up this show by talking about the 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft that takes place on Thursday and how the players eligible for it might all go undrafted. In part two of […]

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Cornerbacks, Browns Offseason With Craig Lyndall & More Episode

26 June 2014

Season 4, Episode 114 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open the show by answering a few emails that we received following our Monday talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker position heading into 2014. This leads us briefly talking about rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier and whether […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Up For ‘Biggest Cannon’ Award

26 June 2014

A reader passed along word to me that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in the running to win a 2014 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Sports Award. No, seriously. I thought that this was some sort of joke, but apparently it’s not as a quick search reveals that Roethlisberger is up for the “Biggest Cannon” award. […]

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Steelers Film Room: Technique In Tight Coverage

26 June 2014

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Todd Haley Not Simply Paying Lip Service To His Wide Receivers

26 June 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley recently said that the group of wide receivers the team currently has is “as deep a group” as he has been around in his career, adding that he believes there will be good football players at wide receiver in camp who do not make the roster. It’s important to […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Tackle

26 June 2014

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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Settlement Revision Agreement Removes Cap On NFL Funds For Concussion-Related Compensation

26 June 2014

Yesterday, the NFL reached a revised settlement agreement with the counsel for retired players on pending concussion litigation. The agreement uncaps league funding for the financing and compensation of retired players suffering the aftereffects of their playing career. The initial agreement put forth last year included a cap of $765 million, an actuarial estimate that […]

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Steelers Run Game Improved Late Last Year When TE Matt Spaeth Returned

26 June 2014

Thanks to a Lisfranc injury suffered during training camp last year, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth spent most of the 2013 season on the injured reserve list as the designated to return player. However, while he was only able to play in the final four games of the season, Spaeth’s presence certainly helped the […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Ranked No. 23 On NFL Network’s Top 100 Players Of 2014

25 June 2014

A third Pittsburgh Steelers player has made the 2014 NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2014 and it’s wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown, who is ranked 23rd overall on the annual list that is supposedly voted on by his peers, caught 110 passes for 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. Not only did Brown […]

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Steelers Heath Miller Still Considered A Second Tier Tight End

25 June 2014

It’s the dead time of year so we are due to have our share of player rankings by position over the course of the next month. On Wednesday, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com got the ball rolling with his look at the tight end position and chose to go with the tier approach. After placing Jimmy […]

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Not A Lot Of Negatives Associated With Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

25 June 2014

In addition to penalties, negative plays can absolutely kill drives for an offense. Just so you know, last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a total of 35 rushing plays that went for negative yards. During the offseason, the Steelers signed free agent running back LeGarrette Blount to compliment starter Le’Veon Bell. We’ve already looked quite […]

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2012, 2013 NFL Game Opening Drive Study

25 June 2014

By Alex Kozora This past weekend, Dave Bryan posted an article containing Ben Roethlisberger’s career numbers on opening drives.  And as he wrote and a reader posted, a more full-fledged idea came out of it. Statistics are all relative. On the surface, it’s difficult to gauge how impressive Roethlisberger’s performance (37 touchdowns in 142 drives) […]

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Steelers Pre-Camp Depth Chart Update – Quarterbacks

25 June 2014

With minicamp in the rearview mirror and training camp on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Steelers should already have all of the main components of their offseason roster in place, with all draft picks signed and no more free agents projected to be added until further evaluation. It’s possible that a need should arise for further […]

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Steelers Not In The Market For Rent-A-Corner

25 June 2014

Despite reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers had legitimate interest in obtaining the services of former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers, it never seemed very likely that anything would actually come of it, and yesterday he signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers, making the discussion wholly irrelevant. ESPN reporter Field Yates reports that […]

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Steelers Safeties Troy Polamalu, Shamarko Thomas Training Together In California

25 June 2014

While he might not ever start a game in 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas is expected to make a ton of progress this season. The Syracuse product knows it and he’s trying to absorb as much as he can from starter Troy Polamalu, the player he will likely succeed as early as 2015. […]

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Free Agent CB Brandon Flowers Signs With Chargers

24 June 2014

As expected, free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers has found a new team to play for and it’s not the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to several Twitter reports, Flowers has agreed on a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers after visiting with them last week. Flowers was released a few weeks ago by the Kansas City […]

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Steelers Hope Rookie LB Ryan Shazier Can Make An ‘Impact’ With His Run Tackles

24 June 2014

With Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier already pegged to be a starter in 2014, the team hopes that he will make an immediate impact when it comes to helping stopping the run. Part of stopping the run includes making “impact tackles” and those are defined by NFL Network researcher Matt Hamilton as being […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Has Some Advice For Johnny Manziel

24 June 2014

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is a kid that likes to have fun off of the football field and pictures of that fun are usually broadcasted out over social media by not only him, but TMZ and others. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can somewhat sympathize with Manziel, but believes the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner […]

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Contract Extension Talks Status Quo For Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

24 June 2014

There are 74 days left until the Pittsburgh Steelers open the 2014 season at home against the Cleveland Browns and 74 days left to get a contract extension worked out with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. During his charity golf tournament on Monday, Roethlisberger was asked to update his contract situation once again during an interview on […]

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Ryan Shazier Can Do Something In 2014 That Kendrell Bell Couldn’t Do In 2001

24 June 2014

Barring something totally unforeseen, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier will start alongside Lawrence Timmons in the 2014 season opener against the Cleveland Browns. When and if that happens, he will be the first Steelers defensive rookie to accomplish that feat since Kendrell Bell last did way back in 2001. Shazier, however, has a […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Thinks Steelers Should Bring Back Brett Keisel

24 June 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was never spotted wearing a No. 99 jersey during any of the OTA and minicamp practices this offseason, but that doesn’t mean that he’s given up hope that the team will re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel prior to the start of the 2014 season. During his Roethlisberger Foundation Invitational golf […]

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The No Huddle And The Difference Between Tools And Skills

24 June 2014

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that old proverb could certainly apply to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense last season. With Ben Roethlisberger struggling to find the end zone, the running backs struggling to find holes, and the offensive line struggling to find themselves, the offense was in dire straits and desperately […]

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Justin Brown Taking Nothing For Granted This Season

24 June 2014

Justin Brown was a sixth-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers, a somewhat forgotten, unheralded second fiddle to a more promising receiver that the team also added that year in the third round of the NFL Draft. So was Antonio Brown. But unlike Antonio, Justin didn’t make it onto the 53-man roster on his first […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Dimes, Quarters, And Assorted Change

24 June 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Sanders Says Preparation Biggest Difference Between Manning, Roethlisberger

24 June 2014

During a Monday evening Q & A session with his Twitter followers, former Pittsburgh Steelers and current Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was asked to state the biggest difference between his new quarterback, Peyton Manning and his former quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Sanders answer? Preparation. “@SubmarineMike88 what is the biggest difference between Peyton and Ben […]

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The Other Pouncey Underwent Hip Surgery Monday

23 June 2014

A Pouncey twin had surgery Monday and thankfully it wasn’t the one that plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey underwent hip surgery Monday and is expected to miss at least three months. Dolphins Pro-Bowl C Mike Pouncey Underwent Hip surgeryunderwent hip surgery today and is […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Outside Linebackers For 2014 & More Episode

23 June 2014

Season 4, Episode 113 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open the show by talking about a few news and notes related to the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns before diving into some talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the offseason practices now over, Alex and I will […]

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