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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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Prime Nine: Best Year For Ben Roethlisberger In 2012?

By Jeremy Hritz With the egress of Bruce Arians and the addition of Todd Haley, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be lining up opening night against the Denver Broncos with a new offense that apparently is so complex that Ben Roethlisberger labeled it the Rosetta Stone. While nobody has ever accused Ben of being a rocket […]

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Roethlisberger & Rest Of Offense Must Now Graduate From Todd Haley University

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger graduated from Miami (Ohio) University this past week and now he and the rest of the Steelers offense will go to summer school in attempt to graduate from Todd Haley University. Roethlisberger has not been shy about telling the media types in recent interviews that the offense that new offensive […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Career No-huddle Passing Stats

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hinted on Wednesday in his interview with Rich Eisen that he expects to use more no-huddle now that Todd Haley has taken over as offensive coordinator. I have had quite a few request to pull the stats of Roethlisberger over the course of his career when running the no-huddle offense […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Hints That The Todd Haley Offense Could Feature More No-huddle

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined Rich Eisen on his podcast Tuesday for a lengthy interview and told Eisen that he came away from his early meetings with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley with the notion that the offense might be able to run more no-huddle than it has in previous years under former offensive […]

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Todd Haley Likes Using Running Backs In The Passing Game

Since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Florida running back Chris Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft, one really can\’t help but to think that new offensive coordinator Todd Haley plans to use him the same way that he used Dexter McCluster when he was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. […]

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Report: Steelers Bring Back QB Byron Leftwich

The Pittsburgh Steelers are already making news on draft day as Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter that unrestricted free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich has been re-signed. Leftwich missed all of the 2011 season after breaking his left arm in a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. He was placed on injured reserve at the start […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Doesn\’t Think The Steelers Need A Fullback

One of the biggest criticisms that former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians received from the fan base during his time in Pittsburgh was that he didn\’t use a true fullback and instead opted to use h-back David Johnson at times in a fullback type role as well as two and three tight end sets. […]

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Coby Fleener: A Dark Horse Option In The First Round For The Pittsburgh Steelers?

By Cian Fahey Will Brinson, of CBS Sports, recently wrote a mock draft which featured the most intriguing selection I had seen so far for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brinson mocked Stanford Tight End Coby Fleener to the Steelers with the 24th overall selection: “This is a bit of a surprise pick, and the Steelers don\’t […]

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2012 Steelers Preseason Schedule Announced – Bruce Arians To Face Former Team

The NFL announced the 2012 preseason schedules today for all 32 teams and the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills and the Carolina Panthers in their four preseason games. The most interesting game as far as subplots goes on the preseason schedule is the one against the Colts that will […]

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Report: Colts Could Have Interest In Signing Byron Leftwich

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported today that sources have informed him that the Indianapolis Colts may have interest in signing Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich. Kaboly reports that new Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who was let go by the Steelers after the 2011 season, is leading the charge to […]

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Make the Backfield \”Blount\”?

By Jeremy Hritz It was great to hear Mike Tomlin talk this week at the owner’s meetings about all things black and gold. Steelers’ fans were finally able to achieve clarity regarding the release of Bruce Arians and the hiring of Todd Haley, both of which Tomlin accepted full responsibility. Tomlin also commented on other […]

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Hines Ward: A Unique Receiver Who The NFL, Not Just The Steelers, Will Struggle To Replace

By Cian Fahey If you have previously read my work throughout my writing career, you will understand that I rarely state the obvious for the fear of patronizing my readers as well as not wanting to run the risk of boring them. Generally, I go against the grain from what the majority think. I\’m not […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Najeh Staley & Duce Davenport Episode

Season 2, Episode 88 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and I are back for our third and final podcast this week. We open up talking about the pay cut that Casey Hampton took and what it means to his 2012 status and also what it means to the Steelers salary […]

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2012 Steelers Roster Position Highlight: Tight End

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a bit of a precarious situation regarding the tight end position. The 2012 season was big year for tight ends around the league. New records were set and the position saw heavy involvement in effective passing attacks. For the Steelers, it was a very average year for […]

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Steelers Have Some Level Of Leadership Concerns To Overcome On The Field

By Cian Fahey Leadership is a vital part of sports which does not appear on the game film or statistics sheet. Leadership is something which transcends through a whole club or franchise from the top to the bottom. However, leadership is also something that is needed at every level for teams to be successful. The […]

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Why Isaac Redman Cannot Completely Replace Rashard Mendenhall

By Cian Fahey When Reggie Bush left New Orleans, the Saints made sure to bring in a player who matched his similar skill set despite already having some level of depth at the position. The Saints entered free agency last year, because of the lockout, with Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory as their […]

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An Old Face Could Give The Steelers Offensive Line A New Lease Of Life

By Cian Fahey After Alan Faneca left the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008, the Steelers looked to the then 25-year-old Chris Kemoeatu to become his replacement. After a fine first year in the starting line-up, Kemoeatu received a five year deal worth $20 million. Skip ahead to the 2012 off-season and Kemoeatu\’s status as a Steelers […]

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