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Report: Playoffs Very Well Could Expand By Two Teams As Early As 2015 Season

Like it or not, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before the NFL expands the number of teams that make the playoffs. In fact, it could probably happen as soon as 2015. According to a Thursday report by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, a person “familiar with the deliberations” on playoff […]

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On Steve McLendon: Right Man For The Job Versus Right Job For The Man

It would be hard to argue that there’s a better candidate on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster right now to play nose tackle than Steve McLendon. After all, that is why the team signed him to a three-year contract last offseason. And when all was said and done, the run statistics suggest that by and large, […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – TE Matt Spaeth

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2009 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period less than three weeks away, we are gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first nine years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2007 Season

The 2014 free agency signing period is getting ever nearer and in preparation for it, we will continue on with our look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first seven years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2006 Season

The 2014 free agency signing period is less than a month away and in preparation for it, we will continue on with our look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first six years of Colbert’s tenure […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Year Two For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi 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 […]

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William Gay Happy With His Decision To Return To Family Atmosphere In Pittsburgh

When cornerback William Gay was released last offseason by the Arizona Cardinals after just one season out in the desert, he knew right away that he wanted to go back to the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, if at all possible. Gay recently shared his thoughts about […]

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Steelers Seem To Be One Of The ‘Teams To Watch’ This Offseason

By Matthew Marczi There seems to be somewhat of an agreement around the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be one of the more interesting teams to follow this offseason. For example, Adam Schein recently listed the Steelers at the top of a list of the nine “most intriguing” teams to watch, above teams such […]

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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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Former Steelers Guard Alan Faneca Finished His First Marathon On Sunday

For 13 seasons, Alan Faneca provided lanes for backs to run through as a left guard, but this past Sunday, it was the former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman doing the running as he completed his first marathon. Faneca, who as you can see in the picture below that was tweeted out on Sunday, has lost […]

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Titans Hire Former Steelers DL Nick Eason As Assistant Defensive Line Coach

A former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman is now a coach for the Tennessee Titans as Nick Eason was hired Thursday as a defensive line assistant by new head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Eason was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Clemson, but his rookie season was cut short by […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Offensive Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers Sign LB Vic So’oto, RB Tauren Poole To Reserve/Futures Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers added two more players to their offseason roster on Monday as linebacker Vic So’oto and running back Tauren Poole both signed reserve/futures contracts. So’oto, a 3-4 outside linebacker, was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Brigham Young in July of 2011. He has […]

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Recapping The Steelers Coaching Changes Since Mike Tomlin Arrived In Pittsburgh

On Saturday, it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby Wilson would not be back next season as he decided to take the same job with the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson now makes the 13th coach that has left or been fired since Mike Tomlin became head coach of the team in 2007. Here now […]

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Some Potential Candidates To Become The Steelers Next Running Backs Coach

Now that we know that Kirby Wilson will not be back as the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach in 2014, we can all throw out some names of coaches that might possibly be considered candidates to replace him. Bobby Turner – Turner was the assistant head coach and running backs coach with the Washington Redskins […]

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Steelers Could Be Forced To Do Hard Knocks This Year

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers failing to make the playoffs for a second straight season, they are now one of eight teams that could be forced to be the subject matter of Hard Knocks, the HBO training camp documentary. NFL owners passed a resolution last year during their fall meetings in Washington that would give […]

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Updated: Keith Butler Will Stay With Steelers

We still don’t know for sure whether or not the Tennessee Titans have asked the Pittsburgh Steelers for permission of the last 24 hours to interview linebackers coach Keith Butler for their defensive coordinator position, but if they do, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that permission will be granted. Jim Wyatt of The […]

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Report: Titans Have Yet To Ask Permission To Speak To Keith Butler

For those worried that Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler might be the target to become the new defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Wednesday that as of noon, Ken Whisenhunt asked permission to interview him. https://twitter.com/EdBouchette/status/423504331540013056 Butler is of course under contract for the 2014 season […]

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Report: Steelers Kirby Wilson Might Be A Candidate For The Titans Offensive Coordinator Job

Now that the Tennessee Titans have hired Ken Whisenhunt to be their new head coach there is a chance he could request permission to interview Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler to be his defensive coordinator. Butler is under contract for 2014, however, so the Steelers have the right to prevent that for happening like […]

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Titans Hire Ken Whisenhunt To Be Their New Head Coach

The Tennessee Titans announced on Monday that Ken Whisenhunt will be there new head coach. Whisenhunt, who was the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers in 2013, will replace Mike Munchak, who was fired by the Titans less than two weeks ago. As the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2007-2012, Whisenhunt compiled a […]

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Will Whisenhunt Come Calling Again For Butler If He Lands A Head Coaching Job?

There are still a handful of teams looking for a new head coach right now and it appears as though San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt could wind up being hired by either the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans or Cleveland Browns as he will have had interviewed with all three teams come Saturday, according […]

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Report: Dolphins Want To Interview Steelers Omar Khan

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football and Business Administration Omar Khan is among several people that the Miami Dolphins have requested permission to interview for their vacant general manager job. Dolphins also requested permission to interview Arizona's Jason Licht, Pittsburgh's Omar Khan, Miami's Brian Gaine, Cleveland's Ray Farmer. […]

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Report: Steelers Apparently Settled For Jack Bicknell Jr. Last Year

When the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. last offseason to be their new offensive line coach, it really was a bit of a surprise. Come to find out, he reportedly wasn’t the first choice of head coach Mike Tomlin. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in his Monday online chat, several other […]

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Steelers Turn To Jamaal Westerman To Provide Experienced Depth At OLB

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent outside linebacker Jamaal Westerman to the roster to fill the spot that was vacated when LaMarr Woodley was placed on injured reserve. So what should we make of this late season move. For starters, Westerman isn’t likely to see any playing time in the Steelers final two […]

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Fourth Quarter – The Road To The Playoffs

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in pretty decent shape to make the playoffs, even if they lose to the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. No, really. Are you done laughing? Okay, hear me out. The following scenario obviously assumes that Pittsburgh is able to take care of business against its other […]

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