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Brett Keisel Says Steelers Need To Do A Little Rebuilding & Need More Leaders To Step Up

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is down at the Super Bowl in New Orleans again this year promoting the Head and Shoulders brand and he sat down for an interview with Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias on Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk. Keisel was asked by Florio if he thought that some rebuilding […]

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Steelers Defense In Trouble If A Game-Changer Does Not Emerge On Defense

By Jeremy Hritz If you had a chance the other day to listen to the Wednesday wrap-up edition of The Terrible Podcast, you had the opportunity to listen to some very insightful analysis and discussion between Dave Bryan and David Todd. Most interesting was their discussion related to the current state of the Steelers defense […]

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Ike Taylor Says \”Old Defense\” Is Tough To Beat When They All Are On The Same Page

Every time a Pittsburgh Steelers defensive player does an interview it seems that inevitably the question is asked about the defense being too old. NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp makes sure to say it whenever he talks about the Steelers defense and it seems that several others in the media try to make it a […]

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Four Steelers Players Change Jersey Numbers For 2012 Season

We noted on Monday that some jersey number changes were forthcoming for a few Pittsburgh Steelers players and we now have confirmation of those changes via the Steelers official website. Undrafted free agent safety Robert Golden will now wear No. 21 after wearing No. 30 throughout the preseason. Undrafted free agent linebacker Adrian Robinson thought […]

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Steelers Jersey Number Changes On Tap For Golden, Robinson & Johnson

Don\’t rush out and buy those new Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys of undrafted free agents Robert Golden and Adrian Robinson just yet, as they both will be changing numbers given them during the offseason this week. Golden has announced via Twitter that he will be switching from No. 30 to No. 21, while Robinson has put […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Friday Night Lights – Day Ten Recap

Friday night marked the annual Friday Night Lights practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. A huge crowd was reportedly on hand and received a treat as Aaron Smith, Willie Parker, Marvel Smith and Joey Porter and were all honored with a retirement ceremony prior to practice starting. Porter was interviewed on SiriusXM […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Retiring Steelers, Rookies, Offense & Training Camp Episode

Season 3, Episode 3 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off the show by looking at Joey Porter, Aaron Smith, Marvel Smith and Willie Parker as all four will be present at the “Friday Night Lights” practice tonight to announce their retirements. we attempt to rank all four […]

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Joey Porter, Aaron Smith, Marvel Smith & Willie Parker To Retire Tonight At Latrobe Stadium

Tonight is the annual “Friday Night Lights” practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers at Latrobe Memorial Stadium and fans that are in attendance will get a treat as Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that former Steelers Joey Porter, Aaron Smith, Marvel Smith and Willie Parker will all be present and have their retirements announced. Porter announced […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Roster Battles: Defensive Ends

We are now just over a week away from the Pittsburgh Steelers reporting to Latrobe for training camp, so today we continue on with our look at the training camp roster battles with our look at the defensive end position and the battles for roster spots within. When you look at the Steelers defensive end […]

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Ike Taylor Knows Adversity And How To Overcome It

By Jeremy Hritz Every NFL player has had a bad game. Some occur without any significant impact on the outcome, but if you are Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor in January’s Wild Card game against the Denver Broncos, your poor performance ultimately seals your team’s fate. There is no question that Taylor played one of […]

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Sports Illustrated: Steelers Taking A Step Back In 2012?

By Jeremy Hritz Recently, Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated provided a brief forecast for all 32 NFL teams in his “Audibles” column at si.com. On July 4th, he published his outlook for the Pittsburgh Steelers, mostly reiterating much of what you have read this offseason on Steelers Depot. However, the optimism for a championship run […]

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PFW Sees Offensive Fireworks For Steelers In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz In the July 15, 2012 print edition of Pro Football Weekly in the article “Summer Session,” the publication made what it called a “Fearless prediction” about how each NFL team will fare during the 2012 season. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, PFW asserted: The Steelers’ point-scoring issues of a season ago don’t repeat […]

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Is This A Make-or-Break Season For Ziggy Hood?

By Cian Fahey Since being drafted in 2009, Ziggy Hood has played substantial snaps for the Pittsburgh Steelers and been a starter at defensive end for the majority of the past two seasons. During the three seasons that Hood has been with the Steelers, the defense has ranked first in the league in points allowed […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 20th – The Beard & Deebo Going To Mexico Edition

Brett Keisel joined DVE Radio on Wednesday to talk about his beard and his upcoming trip to Mexico with James Harrison and Charlie Batch. In addition, Keisel also gave his thoughts on how the young players on the defensive line will need to step it up this year with Aaron Smith and Chris Hoke now […]

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Two Roster Spots Could Be Up For Grabs On Defensive Line If Hampton Starts On PUP

It is no real surprise that Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton could possibly start the 2012 regular season on the reserve PUP list. Hampton, who just this past week said that his goal is to be ready by week one, is still not five full months removed from surgery to repair the torn ACL […]

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Cameron Heyward Could Be Steelers Biggest Role Player On Defense In 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward might be entering his second season, but the last few weeks of OTA sessions have been his first thanks to the lockout last year. Heyward, the Steelers first round draft pick out of Ohio State last year, saw just 246 snaps last season as a rookie with 49 of […]

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Steelers Depot Partners With Total Sports Enterprises To Offer Great Deals On Steelers Memorabilia & Collectibles

Steeler Nation: I’m pleased to announce our new partnership with Total Sports Enterprises (TSE) for the upcoming Steelers season. TSE is a Steeler-fan-owned company that represents Hines Ward, Mike Wallace, Lawrence Timmons and Rocky Bleier for all of their memorabilia & autograph appearances, and also works with them on social media marketing, licensed products, and […]

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Agent: James Farrior In Talks With Steelers About Retirement

Pittsburgh agent Ralph Cindrich, who represents former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Farrior, said on Friday in an interview with 93.7 The Fan that his client is in discussions right now with the Steelers about his retirement. Farrior is currently a free agent following his release from the Steelers this off-season and he appears not to […]

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ESPN Heads Say Steelers Finish 3rd In AFC North Because Of Too Much Change

ESPN had their special 2012 AFC North preview show Tuesday and it included the division predictions of Herm Edwards, Bill Polian and Marcellus Wiley at the end of the show. Both Edwards and Wiley have the Baltimore Ravens winning the division while Polian has the Cincinnati Bengals winning it in 2012. All three had the […]

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Explaining Why Mike Wallace Is An \”Unreliable Receiver\” In 2012

By Cian Fahey Many comments on a few of my articles for this site, and on Twitter, so far have questioned why I constantly call Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace “unreliable” when I refer to him for the upcoming season. The argument which is generally sent my way is that Wallace cannot holdout and […]

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With Farrior Now Gone, Defensive Leadership Can Be Shared By Many

When linebacker James Farrior was released early in May by the Pittsburgh Steelers, so too was the leader of the defense. Farrior, along with wide receiver Hines Ward, who was also released along with Farrior, were the grandfathers of the team both on and off the field. Their exits means new leaders must now pick […]

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Why The Steelers Don\’t Need A March Madness To Impress Me

By Christina Rivers While 31 teams in the NFL turn free agency into haberdashery, selling and buying up players like they\’re playing the stock market, the Pittsburgh Steelers use March to reflect, inspect and quietly make their moves. The Steelers organization has always appeared to play chess during the period instead of following the \’trend\’. […]

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All Quiet On The Western Pennsylvanian Front

By Jeremy Hritz This past week in Steelers Nation was eerily quiet in comparison to the weeks that preceded it. Outside of Plaxico Burress calling Ben Roethlisberger his favorite NFL quarterback, Rod Woodson questioning the hiring of Todd Haley much after the fact, and Aaron Smith saying thank-you to fans with an advertisement in the […]

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Aaron Smith Takes Out Ad In Post Gazette To Say Thank You

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith was officially released last Friday and he took to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Sunday to thank everyone for his time with the Steelers in an ad that he purchased. Ed Bouchette points out that the ad is on Page D-7 and it reads: Dear Steelers Fans, As of […]

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Steelers Have Some Level Of Leadership Concerns To Overcome On The Field

By Cian Fahey Leadership is a vital part of sports which does not appear on the game film or statistics sheet. Leadership is something which transcends through a whole club or franchise from the top to the bottom. However, leadership is also something that is needed at every level for teams to be successful. The […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Peyton Manning, Free Agency & Pro Days Episode

Season 2, Episode 85 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and with not a lot of Steelers news to discuss since the Tuesday podcast, we touch one last time on the Mike Wallace situation quickly as we turn our attention more to free agency around the league in general. Of course […]

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