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Bengals Sit Alone Atop AFC North After Two Weeks

Thanks to a convincing home win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons, the Cincinnati Bengals now sit atop the AFC North after two weeks of action with a 2-0 record. The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-10 despite losing wide receiver A.J. Green early in the game to toe injury and kicker Mike Nugent missing three field […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Season Game Predictions

The 2014 NFL season will get underway Thursday night and before I release my predictions for what I believe will happen around the league this year, here is my game by game prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (home) – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has owned the Browns over the years and […]

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2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players Cut

By Alex Kozora The initial roster cuts were announced yesterday afternoon. While there’s so many angles we could attack for this article, we’ll focus on the 2014 rookie class as a whole. As Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are way too familiar with by now, two healthy drafted rookies could not crack the 53 this year and […]

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Future HOF TE Tony Gonzalez Believes Position-Based Pay Is Backward

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is widely credited with helping to revolutionize the position, incorporating it more into the production of the offensive machine, rather than as an extension of the offensive line. Consequently, he holds, or has held, just about every conceivable tight end record of meaning. One […]

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In Need Of Cornerback Depth, Ravens Sign Veterans Aaron Ross, Dominique Franks

In an effort to strengthen their depth at the cornerback position, the Baltimore Ravens signed two veteran free agents on Friday. Signed to the Ravens roster were cornerbacks Aaron Ross and Dominique Franks and the two are expected to push Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson for the No. 3 and No. 4 spots on the […]

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2014 Season Of Hard Knocks To Feature Falcons

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin no longer has to worry about the HBO cameras hovering around training camp this year as the Atlanta Falcons have been chosen to be the subject matter of “Hard Knocks” in 2014. Thanks to back-to-back 8-8 seasons and them failing to make the playoffs for two consecutive seasons, the […]

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Attendance Of Steelers Rookie RB Dri Archer At NFLPA Rookie Premiere Was Mandatory

We have a little more clarification now on the situation with Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer, who has been accused of blowing off the first week of OTA practices in order to attend the NFLPA Rookie Premiere out in Los Angeles. According to several other reports around the internet, the rookie event must […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New WR Lance Moore

By Alex Kozora Continuing with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ free agency breakdown, we’ll evaluate former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore. To evaluate Moore, we broke plays down into two categories. Where he lined up on the field and the route he ran. There are three pre-snap designations for him based on where he lined […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New LB Arthur Moats

By Alex Kozora Due to the NFL Draft, we took some time off from breaking down the players signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers during free agency. After exhausting nearly every angle of the draft, we’ll throw our focus back to that. If you missed it last time, my reports on Mike Mitchell and Cam Thomas. http://www.steelersdepot.com/2014/03/breakdown-of-new-steelers-s-mike-mitchell/ […]

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Steelers Open As Five Point Favorites Over Browns In 2014 Season Opener

The 2013 NFL schedule was released on Wednesday and it didn’t take long for the Week 1 betting lines to follow. According to Covers.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened up as five point favorites over the Cleveland Browns for the season opening game that will be played September 7th at Heinz Field. The last time the […]

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Michael Palmer Signing Could Put The Pressure On David Paulson

The Pittsburgh Steelers inked two players to contracts yesterday, the far less interesting of the two being tight end Michael Palmer. Palmer was the blocking complement to Tony Gonzalez with the Atlanta Falcons before being released last offseason, ultimately finding his way to Pittsburgh late in the offseason. With both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth […]

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Report: Steelers Have Visited With Dolphins Free Agent CB Chris Owens

It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers snuck a free agent visitor in this past week that went unreported. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, Miami Dolphins free agent cornerback Chris Owens was in Pittsburgh this week for a visit. Owens, who was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft out […]

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DT Paul Soliai Signs With The Atlanta Falcons

Former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai has quickly gone off the market, signing a five-year, $33 million contract to join the Atlanta Falcons. The contract includes $14.5 million guaranteed and $11 million in total value in the first year of the contract, averaging out to just under $7 million per season. The Falcons also […]

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Rashard Mendenhall’s Retirement Article Is A Wake Up Call About Sports Culture

Reports circulated late Saturday night that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was planning to retire. The former first-round draft selection confirmed as much yesterday in an article published on the Huffington Post entitled, unambiguously, “Why I Retired at 26”. I took it as a refreshing reminder that athletes are more than just athletes, […]

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Kozora: Free Agency Wish List

Free agency begins tomorrow. Although the Pittsburgh Steelers will never be big players, made especially likely with little cap space to work with, they still won’t stand completely still on the sidelines during this time. There aren’t any Eric Decker-caliber players below, but here’s a short wish list of free agents the Steelers should consider […]

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Free Agent S Louis Delmas Expected To Draw Interest From Falcons And Broncos

As expected, recently released safety Louis Delmas did not sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday as the visit was likely more geared towards checking out that balky knee of his. Being as he was released prior to the start of free agency by the Detroit Lions, the former second-round draft pick at least has […]

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Tight End Reps Keeping Mike Adams In The Loop

By Matthew Marczi Mike Adams should be thanking Levi Brown for being so fragile as to suffer a season-ending injury during pre-game warm ups. Had that not occurred, perhaps Adams would still be spending his Sundays in sweat clothes as he ‘hones his craft’ in practice. That is hyperbole, of course. Given the carousel of […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Jets Preview And Prediction – Week 6

By Jeremy Hritz Like the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Atlanta Falcons were 0-4 this preseason. Currently, they are 1-4 in regular season play and in a horrific predicament similar to the one the Steelers have found themselves in. And with Julio Jones out for the year in addition to a poor offensive line, relief does not […]

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Report: Injured Jets CB Antonio Cromartie Expects To Play Against Steelers

According to a Saturday report by Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie is expected to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering a hyperextend-knee Thursday during practice. Cromartie was listed as questionable by the Jets on the Friday injury report after failing to practice earlier that day, but has reportedly […]

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Steelers Versus Jets: Bad Momentum Versus Good Momentum

By Jeremy Hritz Dick LeBeau’s defense has had much success against rookie quarterbacks, losing only two games against Troy Smith and the Baltimore Ravens in 2007, and in 2012 against Brandon Weedon and the Cleveland Browns. Heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, LeBeau and his boys will line up across from former […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi One of the first things that I took notice of early on was just how frequently Todd Haley varied his personnel from play to play. On first down, he went with the 12 personnel with Isaac Redman the lone back and David Paulson lined up to the right of Kelvin Beachum, who […]

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2013 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2013 NFL season is finally here and it kicks off tonight with the Denver Broncos hosting the Baltimore Ravens on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2013 season. As you can see, I give the Dallas Cowboys a lot more respect this season than most. […]

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Healthy Tight Ends Auditioning For Inevitable Cuts Later In Season

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers obviously feel as though they have three healthy tight ends right now that they can feel good about to some degree. Otherwise they surely could have found a better way to utilize their roster spots than to carry five of them on the initial 53-man roster. Yes, the team […]

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Tomlin Confirms Tight End By Committee Until Return Of Heath Miller

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media Tuesday in preparation for the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. He was asked to address a myriad of topics, from anointing Isaac Redman the opening day starter at running back to confirming that the “chief reason” for the acquisition […]

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Focus On The Titans, Not 0-4

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the preseason 0-4 for the fourth time in the last 48 years, and each previous time that they did, they failed to make the playoffs. But despite the historical record, this year’s preseason finish does not have to be indicative of what is to come. The Atlanta Falcons, […]

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