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James Starks Would Be A Fitting Candidate To Replace Jonathan Dwyer

After it was announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer signed with the Arizona Cardinals, we speculated that, based on the contract numbers, it seemed likely the Steelers didn’t have much interest in retaining him. Dwyer contradicted that speculation yesterday, saying that he had an opportunity to return to Pittsburgh, but preferred the […]

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Former Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall Set To Retire At 26

In perhaps the most unusual item to come out late last night, Adam Schefter reports that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is retiring at the ripe old age of 26. Though unusual, the news is actually not surprising, as Mendenhall himself prefaced it just a few weeks ago in a column that he […]

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A Heath Miller Extension Could Signal Steelers Lack Of Need To Draft TE Early

News surfaced on Monday that the Pittsburgh Steelers altered the contract of tight end Heath Miller in order to free up cap space for 2014. While we don’t the entire details associated with the altering, it more than likely was an extension being as Miller was about to enter the final year of his current […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

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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The Optimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

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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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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Steelers Kirby Wilson Will Not Get Ravens Offensive Coordinator Position

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson interviewed for the open offensive coordinator position with the Baltimore Ravens but has reportedly been told that he will not get it. Wilson reportedly interviewed twice with Ravens head coach John Harbaugh over the course of the last several days but it now appears as though receivers coach […]

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Report: Ravens To Interview Steelers RBs Coach Kirby Wilson Later This Week

Outside of firing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr., the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to keep their coaching staff in tact so far this offseason. However, Garrett Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com reports on Wednesday that Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is scheduled to interview Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson later this week for their […]

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Mike Wallace Insinuates Todd Haley Misused Him Last Season

Prior to his final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace missed all of training camp because of contract dispute and as a result, he said Wednesday during his media conference call that he thinks then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley misused him in the offense last year.. “I think it was […]

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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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Report: Roethlisberger Expected To Ask Steelers To Explore Trading Him

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to ask the team to explore trading him after the 2013 season. According to Rapoport, the team fielded offers for him last offseason. #Steelers sources expect Big Ben to ask them to explore trade options after 2013. They fielded offers […]

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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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Checking In On The Players The Steelers Parted Ways With This Past Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to let several of their unrestricted free agents walk this past offseason and they parted ways with a few other veterans under contract in addition. Here is a quick look at how their former players have done so far this season as week five comes to a close Monday night. Rashard […]

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Now That The Facts Are In, Steelers Decision To Trade For Levi Brown Was A Good One

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert took an undeserved beating Wednesday from a large chunk of the fan base for his decision to trade for Arizona Cardinals tackle Levi Brown. Now that all of the facts of the deal are in, I will give you my thoughts. First, the Steelers only have a conditional draft […]

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Roethlisberger Could Hit 30,000 Passing Yards For His Career Against Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only needs 156 yards passing yards Sunday in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans to hit 30,000 for his career, but that number is the furthest thing from his mind right now. “You know, I’ve never been one about individual goals,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday. “It’s more about the team […]

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Steelers Game Against The Chiefs Featured Roethlisberger Going Vertical More

Following the preseason opener against the New York Giants, I posted the pass distances of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. In that game, Roethlisberger’s average pass length of the seven passes he threw was 5.57 yards as the offense was clearly working on the shorter passing game. In the game Saturday night against the Kansas […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the second half during the third preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunate for Maurkice Pouncey to rack up a couple of penalties to start the second half. He looked much better in the first half in […]

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Steelers Training Camp Questions – Can New Receivers Coach Get Young Wideouts To Mann Up

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers selected both Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown in the 2010 NFL Draft, they quickly formed a bond with then-second year wideout Mike Wallace, now with the Miami Dolphins. They dubbed themselves at one point the Bugatti Boys, but truly seized upon the moniker the Young Money Crew. The […]

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Roethlisberger More Confident, Focused in 2013

By Jeremy Hritz It’s the start of a new season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and there is optimism abound, especially from the player that the team expects it from most: their franchise quarterback. Ironically enough, just a year ago in interviews with Ben Roethlisberger during training camp, his demeanor seemed distracted and unfocused because of […]

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NFL Network Analyst Concerned More About Steelers Health And Offense Than Defense

NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp is well known for his jabs at the Pittsburgh Steelers defense being too old and too slow, but fellow analyst Shaun O\’Hara and Donovan McNabb both said that they don\’t buy into that on Thursday. O\’Hara said that age isn\’t a good indicator of success with the Steelers, but instead, […]

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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger And Todd Haley Named Most Combustible In 2013

If you have ever listened to Adam Schein over the years, you probably know by now that he has never been overly complementary of the Pittsburgh Steelers, so it should come as no surprise that he listed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley as his top combustible relationship to watch in 2013. Didn\’t […]

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Steelers Drop In Explosive Receiving Plays Has To Be Made Up By Running Game

Wide receiver Mike Wallace is long gone and gone with him is the 67 explosive plays of 20 yards or more that he accumulated during his four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In an effort to fill the void that was created when Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins early in the free agent signing […]

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Breaking Down The Language Barrier Is Key To Steelers Offensive Success

By Matthew Marczi Whether merited or not, there was quite a bit handwringing in the media last offseason over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to hire Todd Haley as the team’s offensive coordinator, and subsequently how quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would respond to a coach known for a fiery disposition after seeing his good friend Bruce Arians […]

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Todd Haley Says Wide Receivers Don\’t Need Speed To Suceed In Steelers Offense

When wide receiver Mike Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins this past offseason a lot has been made of the loss of his speed in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense as it relates to the deep passing game. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was asked about that loss of speed on Tuesday following the first mandatory mini […]

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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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Report: Max Starks Visiting With Cardinals On Tuesday

According to Josina Anderson of ESPN on Twitter, free agent tackle Max Starks is visiting with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday and she is told that he is already in the midst of taking his physical. Source: Free agent tackle Max Starks is visiting with the Arizona Cardinals today. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 14, […]

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