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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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A QB-Neutral Look At Darrius Heyward-Bey’s History Of Drops

The Pittsburgh Steelers made it official yesterday by signing former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in a move surely aimed toward replenishing the depth and patching holes caused by free agency departures ahead of the draft in May. The contract was a one-year deal, most certainly for the veteran-minimum value for […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – More Quarters?

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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On Underclassmen And The Shifting Dynamics Of The NFL Draft

While writing about new punter Brad Wing’s chances of becoming the regular punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, and the comments regarding him made by team general manager Kevin Colbert at the NFL Combine, I also touched on the topic of underclassmen and maturity levels, and I think it’s worth further comment. While addressing the […]

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NFL’s “Pandora’s Box” Continues To Deplete The College Football Ranks

By Dave-Te Thomas, The NFL Draft Report Editor As of Friday, the league had ninety-eight underclassmen confident in their ability to play at the next level. That list does not include four other underclassmen that have already graduated ahead of schedule. Like most of the recent drafts, scouts are anticipating that a good portion of […]

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Seahawks, Patriots Advance To Conference Championship Round On Saturday

We now know two of the four teams that will play next weekend in the conference championship games as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks both took care of business at home on Saturday in their Divisional Round games. In their 43-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Patriots were led by […]

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2014 Steelers Schedule Is Setting Up For Success

By Jeremy Hritz It’s understood that there are two more games yet to be played in the 2013 season, and there is still a mathematical chance that the Steelers can sneak into the playoffs.  Yet more than likely, barring a miracle, the position of teams in their division standings appears to set as far as […]

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High Draft Picks Are For Losers

By Michael K. Reynolds Should you cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cincinnati Bengals or hope they lay down in order to get a better position in the draft? Here’s your clue: High draft picks are for losers. Sure. You might end up with the number one overall draft pick and get winners like Andrew Luck (2012) and Cam Newton (2011). But […]

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Ain’t Nothing Changed: The State of the AFC North – Week Fifteen

By Jeremy Hritz The AFC North looks to be the Cincinnati Bengals domain as it has all season, the result of the consistency that they have demonstrated in winning. For as streaky as Andy Dalton has been at times, the Bengals continue to find ways to win football games and move closer to an AFC […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Thinks Defenses Will Figure Out Running Quarterbacks

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday, and he was asked a couple of times by the local media there to give his thoughts on the success last season of the young mobile quarterbacks in the league such as Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Wants To See If Young QB\’s Can Follow Up Their Rookie Seasons

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the league by storm as a rookie in 2004 when he rattled off 14 straight wins as a starter after Tommy Maddox went down injured in the second game of the season. Despite losing to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game that season, Roethlisberger showed that […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Ranks 61st Overall On NFL Network Top 100 Players List

The annual Top 100 Players of 2013 show that airs on the NFL Network revealed their Nos. 61-70 ranked players on Thursday night and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger surprisingly wound up in the No. 61 spot this year. Last year, the 31 year-old Roethlisberger was ranked No. 30 overall in the rankings and fourth […]

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Steelers Rank Fifth In Jersey Sales In 2012, Troy Polamalu Out Of Top 15

According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey last year, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy […]

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Kevin Colbert Open To Drafting A Future Quarterback

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert made it known again on Thursday in his interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he is open to drafting any position in any round in the upcoming draft and that includes quarterback. Colbert was asked during the interview if he would look at drafting a quarterback in the upcoming […]

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Bruce Arians Named AP 2012 Coach Of The Year

The Associated Press named Arizona Cardinals new head coach Bruce Arians the 2012 Coach of the Year Saturday night for his work this past season with the Indianapolis Colts. In winning the award the Pittsburgh Steelers former offensive coordinator become the first interim to ever win the award. Arians took over as as interim head […]

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Bruce Arians Says Offense In Arizona Won\’t Be Dink & Dunk

The Arizona Cardinals introduced Bruce Arians as their new head coach on Friday and it didn\’t take long for the media to ask him about his departure from Pittsburgh Steelers following the 2011 season and his offensive philosophy. When asked about his supposed retirement from the Steelers at this same time last year, Arians didn\’t […]

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Report: Cardinals Hire Arians As Head Coach; Haley To Remain Steelers Offensive Coordinator

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting Thursday night on Twitter that the Arizona Cardinals have decided to hire Bruce Arians as their next head coach nearly one year after the Pittsburgh Steelers decided not to retain him as their offensive coordinator. Bruce Arians has accepted four-year deal, with a team option for a fifth year, […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Thinks Jay Cutler Would Like Playing For Bruce Arians

Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is out of the hospital now after missing the Saturday AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens and expected to start interviewing for several open head coaching positions over the course of the next week. The Chicago Bears are one of the teams that wants to talk to […]

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2012 NFL Week 16 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

There is just one week left now in the 2012 regular season and here now are the ANYPPAD (Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential) stats year to date. This stat is great for tracking teams success over the season and is a great measuring stick to show which teams might be headed for the […]

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Competition Analysis Week 14: Steelers Versus Chargers

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers can be inspirational at times. When it seemed like hope was fleeting and the light at the end of the tunnel was dimming, the Steelers played a game to be remembered. They overcame odds, executed, adapted and the best part was that there was still plenty of […]

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Former Steelers OC Bruce Arians To Serve As Colts Interm Head Coach

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star reports Monday morning that Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with a “serious” illness and that he will likely miss several games as a result of it. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Pagano has been diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia. The paper reports […]

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2012 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2012 NFL season is finally here and kicks off tonight with the New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys on NBC. As I do every year, below are my predictions for the 2012 season along with some tongue-in-cheek commentary. I will drill down the Pittsburgh Steelers season later this week in a separate post […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Might Face Fine For Hit On Austin Collie

According to Phil Wilson of the Indianapolis Star on Twitter, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said on Monday that it is up to league to decide whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote deserves punishment for his high hit in the head on wide receiver Austin Collie Sunday night. The play in […]

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Steelers Defensive Game Notes Versus Colts

I have already posted the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive notes for their 26-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts and below are my defensive notes from the game. Brett Keisel on the Steelers first defensive snap had great recognition of running back screen and blew it up. Great pressure by LaMarr Woodley on the second down play. […]

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Steelers Defense Records 3 Turnovers In 26-24 Win Over Indianapolis Colts

Undrafted free agent kicker Danny Hrapmann snuck through a blocked 22 yard field goal with 23 seconds left to go in the game to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 26-24 preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night at Heinz Field. The 7 play game winning drive was led by fourth string quarterback Jerrod Johnson, […]

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Steelers Colts Preview: 10 Things To Look For Sunday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Indianapolis Colts in their second preseason game Sunday night and that means we will get to see former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and his new prized pupil, quarterback Andrew Luck. As we do every week, is a list of 10 things to watch for in the game […]

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