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Steelers Running Game & Lack Of Directional Balance The Last Three Seasons

One thing that has been noticeably different since Alan Faneca left the Pittsburgh Steelers is the ability of the offense to be balanced directionally as far as running plays go. With the drafting of Stanford guard David DeCastro and the move of Willie Colon from right tackle to left guard now, the Steelers offense will […]

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Elements Of Todd Haley Rosseta Stone Offense Coming Into Better Focus

Thanks to several player interviews, and great reporting by the Pittsburgh media during the first week of OTA\’s, we are starting to see certain elements of what the new Rosseta Stone offense that Todd Haley is implementing come into better focus. Along with that we have a much better grasp of what the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Rookies DeCastro & Adams Look To Buck Steelers History By Both Starting Week 1

The recent report by Ed Bouchette stating that second round tackle Mike Adams is in the plans of the Pittsburgh Steelers to get the first crack at the starting left tackle spot is not earth shattering news in nature, especially when you look at the potential candidates currently on the roster that could compete for […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Refers To New Playbook As A Rosetta Stone Book

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was on WDVE radio this morning to talk about the new presents that he received during the 2012 NFL draft this past weekend as well as a few other topics. Roethlisberger was specifically asked early on what he has heard so far about first round pick David DeCastro and how […]

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History Of Steelers Big Name Free Agent Losses Under Kevin Colbert

I posted the other day about the free agents that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed from other teams since Kevin Colbert took over in 2000 and now we will look at the notable free agent players that were signed away under the Colbert watch dating back to 2000. I use the word notable only in […]

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An Old Face Could Give The Steelers Offensive Line A New Lease Of Life

By Cian Fahey After Alan Faneca left the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008, the Steelers looked to the then 25-year-old Chris Kemoeatu to become his replacement. After a fine first year in the starting line-up, Kemoeatu received a five year deal worth $20 million. Skip ahead to the 2012 off-season and Kemoeatu\’s status as a Steelers […]

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Steelers Podcast – The Terrible Podcast – #63 Verron Haynes Comeback Episode

Episode #63 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I quickly touch on the labor situation heading into the weekend and go over the recent news of Antwaan Randle El having surgery on his knee in April and not prior to the lockout beginning. We discuss the Ike Taylor interview on Trib […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday May 17th – Crying With The Stars Edition

Sara Bauknecht recaps the week 9 Dancing with the Stars performance of Hines Ward and Kym Johnson from last night as the two continue their near perfection. Johnson was able to dance after suffering an injury in a fall this past week and Ward cried a tear or two following the couples first number. Steelers […]

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Examining The Mythical Steelers Draft Day Trade With Redskins For Pouncey

The hottest story in Steeler Nation right now outside of the retirement of Alan Faneca, the pending free agency of Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and the Hines Ward run on Dancing with the Stars is the rumored report that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said he had a draft day deal in place with the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday May 16th – Ochocinco Full Of Bull Edition

Ed Bouchette had a great read on Sunday that looked back over the career of the recently retired Alan Faneca and Ron Cook wrote that the next stop should be the Pro Football Hall of Fame. John Clayton of ESPN.com explains how the proliferation of 3-4 defenses has led to changes in philosophy at the […]

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Some Weekend Steelers Notes, Thoughts and Musings

* You have to hand it to Willie Parker and the sudden explosion of self promotion he has done in an attempt to get himself back in Pittsburgh to finish his career. I could have done without his back handed slap at the Redskins, but it sounds like he was speaking from his heart about […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday May 13th Here\’sssss Hinesssss Ward Edition

Yet another positive report on the possible re-signing of Steelers free agent cornerback Ike Taylor from Scott Brown. Taylor told Brown that he “definitely” wants to sign a long-term deal with the Steelers and that he is pretty sure both sides are on the page together. Hines Ward was on the Jay Leno Show last […]

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Steelers 2007 Free Agency Timeline Of Alan Faneca Contract Talks

There seems to be several misunderstandings out there of the timeline of events that eventually led to the Steelers not re-signing guard Alan Faneca and letting him walk following the 2007 season. I wrote a few days ago that it was a good decision based on the money wanted by Faneca and the attitude he […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday May 12th – Korky Goes to Jail Edition

Former Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart was booked into jail of Alpharetta, Georgia on Wednesday after being charged with driving with a suspended license when stopped for speeding. Stewart was out on a $3,000 bond about four hours later. What is it about Georgia and Steelers quarterbacks? I wonder what sweater he wore for the mug […]

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Steelers Podcast – The Terrible Podcast – #56 Alan, FWP, Troy, Ike & Top List Episode

Episode #56 of The Terrible Podcast is up and Dave and I bring you 36 minutes of joy and light. Okay, we bring you 36 minutes of off-season football talk. We open with a short update on the labor situation and note that Art Rooney is going to take part in the negotiations that are […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday May 11th – Ike Just Wants Market Value Edition

Jory Rand caught up with Steelers free agent cornerback Ike Taylor who is training down in Orlando with Tom Shaw and friends and got some reiterated thoughts from Taylor on his want to return to the Steelers next year. Taylor just wants whatever his market value is and you can\’t blame him. Video of the […]

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Alan Faneca Retires – Steelers Made Right Decision Letting Him Walk

Former Steelers 1998 first round draft pick, guard Alan Faneca, has announced his retirement from the NFL today after 13 seasons. During his career Faneca earned 9 trips to the Pro Bowl and is a member of the Steelers 75th Anniversary all-time team as well. He overcame epilepsy that was discovered during his teenage years […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday April 28th

Ed Bouchette\’s latest Steelers chat transcript was posted yesterday on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This week Ed goes out on a limb and speculates quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be the starter when he return from his suspension. He also says rookie running back Jonathan Dwyer will contribute quite a bit this season for a rookie. Bouchette […]

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Steelers Could Get 3rd Round Compensatory 2009 NFL Draft Pick

AdamJT13 has become a guru at figuring out compensatory NFL draft picks. Compensatory draft picks are awarded to teams that lose more or better compensatory free agents than they acquire, according to Adam. Adam gives a full explanation on his blog but in short it appears the Steelers could receive a third round compensatory 2009 […]

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Free Agents Kemoeatu & Washington Already Getting Attention

Steelers free agent guard Chris Kemoeatu and wide receiver Nate Washington are already getting looks on the market by other teams. Kemoeatu reportedly has an offer on the table from the New York Jets to reunite with former Steeler guard Alan Faneca and Washington has a visit lined up with the Detroit Lions.

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