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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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Two Weeks Of Steelers Training Camp And Eight Players Added Since It Started

Since the Pittsburgh Steelers opened training camp at the end of July, eight players have been added to the roster. Here is a recap of the seven that remain. D\’Anthony Batiste – Batiste was signed as a free agent after guard Nik Embernate was lost for the season with his knee injury. Last year with […]

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Steelers Claim TE Michael Palmer Off Waivers From Seahawks; Waive TE John Rabe

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made yet another roster move on Thursday as the official NFL transaction release shows they have claimed tight end Michael Palmer off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks and waived tight end John Rabe to make room for him on the 90 man roster. Palmer was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons […]

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2013 Steelers Training Camp Questions – What To Do With John Parker Wilson

By Matthew Marczi Whether or not it was a surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft depended greatly on who you asked. Equally elusive was the answer to the question of whether or not it was a good idea. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed three games […]

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Report: Steelers To Work Out Free Agent T D\’Anthony Batiste

According to Adam Caplan on Twitter, former Arizona Cardinals tackle D\’Anthony Batiste is scheduled to work out for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Former Cardinals LT/RT D'Anthony Batiste scheduled to work out for the Steelers, source confirms. He started 10 games last season for Cards. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) August 2, 2013 Batiste, 31, started 10 games […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Now The 15th Highest-Paid Player In The NFL

Despite only winning one playoff game in five attempts, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan received a five-year, $103.75 million contract extension on Thursday that makes him the second-highest paid player in the league. Ryan, who is heading into his sixth season in the league, has $59 million of his new deal guaranteed, and he will […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking JAWS QB Rankings, Sharknado Comments, Inside Linebacker Depth & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 119 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by discussing ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski ranking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as his seventh best quarterback in the league behind both Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons and Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens. This leads […]

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Athletes Would Be Well-Advised To Take Heed Of This Weekend\’s Lessons On Public Behavior

By Matthew Marczi If the events of the past two days have not been illuminating for professional athletes, particularly the young adults among them, then perhaps they should have been paying closer attention. On Saturday, a jury of six ruled that George Zimmerman was not guilty of second degree murder nor manslaughter after an altercation […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Had The 3rd Lowest Bad Throw Percentage In 2012

Over the weekend, we took a look at the stats of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as it relates to him passing deep in his own end of the field, and today we will look at just how accurate he was in 2012 compared to other the starting quarterbacks in the league. The numbers below […]

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Lions Sign Former Steelers S Chris Hope On Monday

Tim Twentyman reports Monday via Twitter that the Detroit Lions have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Chris Hope. Hope, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft, played in 16 games the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 after spending the previous six seasons with the Tennessee Titans. The […]

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Falcons RB Steven Jackson Says Steelers RB Le\’Veon Bell Reminds Him Of Himself

A week prior to the 2013 NFL draft taking place, new Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson held a conference call with the media and he answered a wide variety of questions. At one point during the interview, Jackson was asked which running back in this year\’s draft class reminded him most of himself. His […]

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Hritz: Steelers Mock Draft 2013 – Final Version

By Jeremy Hritz The 2013 NFL Draft is finally here, and so is my final mock draft. This is the fourth iteration of my mock draft, and I still have the Steelers making a trade with their first round pick, this time with Atlanta. In my previous mock, as many of you pointed out, I […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says Team Needs Quantity Of Draft Picks Due To Departures

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was a guest Tuesday morning on 105 The X Radio and clarified his reasoning as to why the organization is more open to trading down in the first round of the NFL draft than up. His answer was not surprising, but it no way signified that they are guaranteed […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers NT Steve McLendon Situation, Al Woods, Draft Prospects & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 94 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I discuss Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent nose tackle Steve McLendon and the visit that he had with the Green Bay Packers. Just as we did with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, David and I peel the onion way back and […]

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Steelers Covet RB Steven Jackson? Don\’t Believe It!

According to a Monday evening report by D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of five teams that “covet” free agent running back Steven Jackson, who recently voided the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Rams. Ledbetter uses the term “reportedly” in his story, but he doesn\’t […]

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More Free Agent Competition On The Way For Keenan Lewis?

Will the Philadelphia Eagles release or trade cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha over the course of the next few days? Asomugha, who is scheduled to earn a base salary in 2013 of $15 million, could potentially be free agent competition for Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis if he winds up being released. The 31 year-old Asomugha was […]

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Keenan Lewis, Dick LeBeau System Cornerbacks And Their Free Agency History

The start of 2013 NFL free agency signing period is quickly approaching and all of our eyes will be fixed on Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted cornerback Keenan Lewis, should he not be re-signed beforehand. If indeed Lewis is allowed to test free agency, you have to wonder how many teams will consider him a system cornerback. […]

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Steelers Claim QB John Parker Wilson Off Waivers From Jaguars

The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. Wilson originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He spent three seasons in Atlanta and was waived prior to the start of the 2012 season. Wilson was signed to the Jaguars practice […]

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TOX Stat Results Of The 2012-13 Playoffs Leading Up To Super Bowl XLVII

We still have a pretty good wait until the San Francisco 49ers will play the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII so now is as good of time as any to look back at the playoff games as it relates to the TOX stats. The TOX stat measures the difference between turnovers and explosive plays […]

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HarBowl Or Harbaugh Bowl? Whatever It Is, Get Ready For Super Bowl XLVII

Are you ready for the Harbowl? Or is it a Harbaugh Bowl? Yes, the San Francisco 49ers will play the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII two weeks from today down in New Orleans after both teams won their conference championship games on Sunday. In case you didn\’t know it by now, Jim Harbaugh and John […]

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2012 NFL Conference Championship Week Picks & Predictions – Dave Bryan & David Todd

David Todd and I have picked the games against the spread all season long and below are the links to the picks week by week. David was on vacation this past week so we did not get the opportunity to preview the games on The Terrible Podcast. Below are my picks for the Conference Championship […]

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A Harbaugh Bowl Warning Alert To All Steelers Fans

The outcome of the Divisional Playoff games on Saturday probably couldn\’t have gone any worse if you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers as both the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers won to advance to the Championship games in their respective conferences for a second straight year. That\’s right Steelers Nation, a […]

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