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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Riding The The Defensive End Carousel

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. One of the big storylines […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Wide Receiver

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 Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Running Back

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 Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Quarterback

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 2013 Draft Class Review – Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Rooney Call Comments, Polamalu, Foote, Championship Games & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 70 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into things and we start off by mocking more changes to the Pro Bowl. Don’t worry, we don’t spend too much time on that. A few more head coach vacancies have been filled around the league and […]

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Art Rooney II Wants Polamalu To Retire A Steeler; Says Team Will Try To Re-Sign Worilds

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II held an interactive Q&A conference call on Wednesday with all season ticket holders and several various topics were discussed with some focused somewhat on individual players. As far as their 21 free agents go this offseason, Rooney said that a plan is in place to re-sign some of […]

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AR2 Says Steelers Will Be “Opportunistic” In Free Agency

By Jeremy Hritz Earlier this week, Art Rooney II made his annual offseason media tour to discuss the state of the Steelers and to provide some insight into the direction they steer in between now and the start of the 2014 regular season. While he was deliberate in his speech, he did provide certain nuggets […]

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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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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Rooney Comments, Oline Coach Search, Draft Prospects & Playoff Picks Episode

Season 4, Episode 68 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I go over some of the main talking points stemming from the several interviews that Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II has done over the course of this week to kick things off. The Steelers are of course still […]

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Art Rooney II Says People Who Think Dick LeBeau Has Forgotten How To Coach Are Funny

There still has been no definite word as to whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will be back in 2014, but during a Thursday morning interview on DVE Radio, team president Art Rooney II said he believes that he will and doesn’t think that the 76 year-old defensive mastermind has lost his […]

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Art Rooney II Expects A Few Contracts To Be Restructured This Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers really aren’t in too bad of shape from a salary cap standpoint heading into the offseason, but there is still a lot of work to be done nonetheless. Team president Art Rooney II was a guest Thursday morning on DVE Radio and he talked a little bit about what needs to be […]

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Art Rooney II: “We Gave Up Too Many Big Plays”

During his talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II made it clear that the defense did not play well this past season and that’s one area that the team will surely need to focus on during the offseason. “Obviously, we want to get better,” Rooney said, according to Ed […]

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Art Rooney II Says Steelers Will Appeal If Team Incurs More Discipline From Mike Tomlin Sideline Incident

The NFL has yet to say whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers will incur the loss or modification of a 2014 draft pick as a result of the Mike Tomlin sideline incident in the game against the Baltimore Ravens earlier this season, but on Wednesday, team president Art Rooney II told the media what his […]

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Art Rooney II Expects Ben Roethlisberger To Be With Team Long After Contract Expires

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II met with a few members of the local media on Wednesday and several of the talking points are now being posted on Twitter. During his interview, Rooney addressed the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rooney stated that Roethlisberger will be […]

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Dick LeBeau Wants To Coach Next Season

If defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is not back with the Pittsburgh Steelers next season, it will be because they don’t want him back as the 76 year-old Hall of Famer made it known on Thursday that he has no plans to retire. “I’ve been blessed to be able to coach this long, and I want […]

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Roethlisberger: “I’ll Do Whatever It Takes To Stay Here And To Be A Part Of This Team”

Another day and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues to be asked about his future with team even though he’s currently under contract through the 2015 season. On Wednesday, Roethlisberger was indirectly asked about a Tuesday evening report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that suggested the quarterback will need to make concessions this […]

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Some Unsolicited PR Advice For Ben Roethlisberger

By Michael K Reynolds Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger requesting a trade away from the Pittsburgh Steelers? Like most fans in Steelers Nation, this Sunday news flash by reporter Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network struck through the heart as a dagger. But for me, as a longtime professional in marketing and communications, it also drew another […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says Ian Rapoport Report Is BS

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked about the report earlier in the day by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com in which he stated the quarterback was going to ask to be traded after the season. “When it comes to wanting to go somewhere else or anything […]

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Art Rooney II Says Steelers Have No Plans To Trade Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II has now responded via a statement to the early Sunday report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network in which he stated quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would likely ask the team to trade him after the season. Contrary to erroneous reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers have not explored trading quarterback Ben […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Is On A Record Pace Through Seven Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to a 2-5 start through seven games played and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on both a career and franchise record pace. Those records, however, are ones that the Steelers don’t want him breaking as it involves the amount of times he’s been sacked in a single season. Heading into the […]

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Steelers Todd Haley Now Being Sued For Unpaid $10K Dog Watching Bill

Because I know you can’t get enough news about Todd Haley right now, a Thursday evening report by WPXI has now surfaced and it seems that the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator and his wife Christine are currently being sued by a man who claims he is still owed $10,090 for dog sitting. The Haley’s reportedly […]

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Art Rooney II Thinks Good Things Will Come If Hard Work Continues

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II issued a short statement Tuesday to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette following the team’s 0-4 start. In a football season you can’t worry about your last game, or your last four games. The team has to focus on the next opponent and do what is necessary to improve each week of the season. If we […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Learning How To Avoid Unnecessary Hits

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has earned a reputation over the years for extending plays beyond what the average quarterback would be willing to do, and rightfully so. Frequently, his ability to extend the play results in a big gain down the field, because a defensive back can only track a receiver […]

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Steelers Could Play Two Road Games In Los Angeles In 2015

Over the course of the last year, there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of the NFL once again having a team in Los Angeles. Several owners have weighed in with their thoughts on when that might actually occur and this past Friday Pittsburgh Steelers team President Art Rooney II was asked […]

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Steelers To Wear 1934 Bumblebee Throwbacks Against Lions

Back in June, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II told Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest the team would again wear their 1934 throwback uniforms during the 2013 season, but that he wasn\’t sure for what game. Now we know. On Saturday, the team announced the November 17 home game against the Detroit Lions as […]

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