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Colts Release Former Steelers Lineman Trai Essex

Formers Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Trai Essex was released Tuesday by the Indianapolis Colts to make room for a new cornerback. Essex played in two games with the Colts, who suffered a rash of injuries on their offensive line to start the season. The former Steelers draft pick saw most of his playing time at […]

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Roethlisberger Clarifies Old Playbook Comments Made After Raiders Game

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-31 loss on Sunday to the Oakland Raiders, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was quoted as saying that there were some plays that he called during the game that weren\’t in the current playbook. “There were plays out there that I called that weren’t in our playbook,” Roethlisberger said. “I know it sounds […]

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Former Steelers Lineman Trai Essex Signs With Colts

If the injuries to Marcus Gilbert or Ramon Foster wind up being serious enough to cause either to miss the game next Sunday against the New York Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have the option of bringing back veteran Trai Essex as he announced today that he has signed with the Indianapolis Colts. It’s […]

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Steelers Broncos Game Preview – Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers open their 2012 season Sunday night against the Denver Broncos and below is a breakdown of the game from an offensive and defensive perspective. Steelers On Offense: Expect Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley to try to run early and often in this game. He used Will Johnson at fullback quite a bit […]

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Hritz: 2012 Steelers Season Preview, Analysis, & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz During the offseason, both before the draft and after organized team activities, I forecasted the Pittsburgh Steelers season. In my first analysis, I had the Steelers finishing 11-5, and post 2012 Draft, I had them finishing 12-4. Now that the preseason has concluded, and the 53-man roster has been confirmed, I have […]

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Steelers Colts Preview: 10 Things To Look For Sunday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Indianapolis Colts in their second preseason game Sunday night and that means we will get to see former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and his new prized pupil, quarterback Andrew Luck. As we do every week, is a list of 10 things to watch for in the game […]

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Creeping Clarity: The 2012 Steelers Beginning To Take Shape

By Jeremy Hritz Back on June 16th, I wrote an article about ten questions that were facing the Pittsburgh Steelers as they advanced towards their first game against the Denver Broncos. As the Steelers gear up for their second contest of the preseason, it is time to evaluate the Steelers in regards to these questions […]

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Feel The Rhythm: A Look at Steelers Vs. Eagles

By Jeremy Hritz Finally, Pittsburgh Steelers football is here, and the evaluation process can now begin of the new offense and players, old and new, who are expected to make contributions during the 2012 season. While the game Thursday evening against the Philadelphia Eagles may have created more questions than certainties, it is important that […]

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Isaac Redman: Routes Over Chips & Veggies Over Twinkies

By Jeremy Hritz Recently, Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back Isaac Redman was interviewed by Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley of 970 AM, ESPN Pittsburgh Sports Radio. In the interview, several items worthy of discussion were raised, but nothing was more notable than the confidence that marked Redman’s comments throughout the interview. Redman, entering his third […]

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Haley Says No-huddle Will Be Big Part Of Steelers Offense

There is one thing that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger loves to run and that\’s the no-huddle. Under former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Roethlisberger wasn\’t often given that ability, but under new offensive coordinator Todd Haley, it appears he will. Haley talked to the media Tuesday before practice to tell them his plans for not […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Training Camp Tuesday Day 7 Special Edition Episode

Tuesday signaled the start of the second week of training camp practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers and with that, we continue on with our special edition training camp episodes of The Terrible Podcast. We like to reach out to not only the media in these podcast, but the fan base as well, and tonight we […]

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Steelers Fan Asked To Remove James Harrison Jersey At Colts Practice

A Pittsburgh Steelers fan showed up Monday to watch an Indianapolis Colts training camp practice decked out in his James Harrison jersey and received plenty of attention in the process, according to Phil Wilson of the Indianapolis Star. Zach Simmons, the guilty Steelers fan, was spotted by Colts safety Tom Zbikowski, who in turn alerted […]

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Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano Calls Hiring Of Bruce Arians A Homerun

Indianapolis Colts new head coach Chuck Pagano calls the hiring of former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians a home run and said more specifically, “He\’s a brilliant offensive coordinator.” Arians was not offered a contract to return to the Steelers this offseason after spending eight years in Pittsburgh, the last five of which were […]

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PFW Sees Offensive Fireworks For Steelers In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz In the July 15, 2012 print edition of Pro Football Weekly in the article “Summer Session,” the publication made what it called a “Fearless prediction” about how each NFL team will fare during the 2012 season. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, PFW asserted: The Steelers’ point-scoring issues of a season ago don’t repeat […]

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Former Steelers RB Mewelde Moore Signs With Indianapolis Colts

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Mewelde Moore is no longer unemployed as Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced a short time ago on Twitter that the Colts had signed the free agent running back. Moore, who will turn 30 next month, will now be reunited with former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians in Indianapolis. Moore […]

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How Much Production Do The Steelers Really Need From Their Running Game?

By Cian Fahey, The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2012 NFL regular season with a new offensive coordinator, starting running back and probably three new starters on the offensive line. While Willie Colon and Isaac Redman are not exactly new faces, they both started just one game for the Steelers last year. David DeCastro and Mike […]

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Steelers Rewind: Looking Back In Steelers History (This Week In June – Tight Ends)

By Christina Rivers It\’s another week in June, and in this edition of \’Steelers Rewind\’ we\’re going all out on tight ends.  Happy Father\’s Day! Tight ends \’tall\’ in Arians\’ new offense, but what happened to Jon Dekker and Cody Boyd?   It was June, 2007, and Bruce Arians had replaced Ken Whisenhunt as the […]

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Roethlisberger Needs His Underdog Mentallity To Get Through Feelings Of Lack Of Confidence In Him

One of the biggest topics of discussion amongst Pittsburgh Steelers fans this off-season, outside of the ongoing status of restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, is the change of offensive coordinators and how quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has handled it. Roethlisberger is perceived by many as one, and the only one, bucking the change so […]

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Past Dominance Of Heath Miller Inside Red-zone Won\’t Be Ignored By Todd Haley

When Todd Haley was introduced as the new offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers back in early February, one of the first Steelers players that he mentioned by name during his introductory press conference was tight end Heath Miller. Haley said at that time that Miller is one of his favorite players that he has […]

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Rebel In The NFL: Run The Ball

By Jeremy Hritz Western Pennsylvania is a hard-nosed area, and its beloved football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, embody that description. Traditionally, the Steelers have been known as three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust team. Since Ben Roethlisberger has joined the team, the Steelers have slowly evolved into a pass-first offense, for better or for worse. After the 2009 season when […]

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10 Observations From The Pittsburgh Steelers First OTA Practices Of 2012

It might have been just Pittsburgh Steelers football in shorts, but it was football nonetheless as the Black and Gold hit the field for their first OTA session of the 2012 season this past week. While these OTA sessions are not filled with huge earth shattering revelations, there were a 10 things that came out […]

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Elements Of Todd Haley Rosseta Stone Offense Coming Into Better Focus

Thanks to several player interviews, and great reporting by the Pittsburgh media during the first week of OTA\’s, we are starting to see certain elements of what the new Rosseta Stone offense that Todd Haley is implementing come into better focus. Along with that we have a much better grasp of what the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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ESPN Heads Say Steelers Finish 3rd In AFC North Because Of Too Much Change

ESPN had their special 2012 AFC North preview show Tuesday and it included the division predictions of Herm Edwards, Bill Polian and Marcellus Wiley at the end of the show. Both Edwards and Wiley have the Baltimore Ravens winning the division while Polian has the Cincinnati Bengals winning it in 2012. All three had the […]

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Roethlisberger Says He\’s Lost Weight, Thinks Wallace Needs To Get His Fair Market Value

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took part in the Hoge Starks Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, put on by former Steelers Merril Hoge and Max Starks, and he talked to the media for a little while prior to the event. Roethlisberger was asked if the OTA sessions that get underway on Tuesday are the most […]

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Man Who Gave Mike Tomlin His First Coaching Job, Bill Stewart, Has Passed Away

Former West Virginia head coach Bill Stewart has passed away at the age of 59 today after apparently suffering a heart attack on a golf course. Stewart was the man responsible for giving Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin his first college coaching job in 1995 at Virginia Military Institute. Stewart ultimately resigned the head […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Quarterbacks

It is time to wrap up the offense today by taking a look at the quarterback position post draft. There are not any surprises to be found here on the Steelers depth chart, so let this serve as more of a recap of where the main three are as they head toward training camp. If […]

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