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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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Colbert Says Roethlisberger Must Understand That He Doesn\’t Have To Make Every Play, Every Play

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert sat down with SiriusXM NFL Radio for an interview following his media session at the 2012 NFL combine and he was asked about several things concerning the Steelers by host Adam Schein and Rich Gannon. A few of the questions centered around the style of play of quarterback Ben […]

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Mike Wallace Says He Has To Do What He Has To Do, But Says Both Sides Are Talking

Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Mike Wallace was interviewed by Adam Schein and Jim Miller on SiriusXM NFL Radio and was asked about several topics that included the change of offensive coordinators as well as his pending free agency situation. Wallace was asked if his mind wonders to thinking about the possibility of leaving the […]

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Roethlisberger Meets With Haley As Steel City Stare Down Comes To An End

EXTRA, EXTRA!!! Pittsburgh Post Gazette beart writer Ed Bouchette reported on Tuesday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has finally sat down and talked to new offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Haley was introduced as the replacement for Bruce Arians back on February 9th. The Steel City Stare Down lasted a total of 12 […]

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Art Rooney II Answers To Charges Of Being A Meddlesome Owner

Ever since it was announced that Bruce Arians had retired as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator, team president Art Rooney II has been accused of being a meddlesome owner as it relates to not letting head coach Mike Tomlin make his own decisions in regards to his own coaching staff.. Although the Arians exit was […]

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Roethlisberger Motivated By Eli Manning & Looking To Come To Camp Lighter Than Ever

New Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley will not be the only one pushing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to step up his game in 2012, as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Wednesday morning that Roethlisberger told him that he has a little extra motivation now because New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has now […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Worried New Offense Of Todd Haley Will Be Difficult For Young Players To Learn

Ed Bouchette had a sit down interview with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger prior to the introduction press conference of new offensive coordinator Todd Haley and shared several of his concerns about Haley being hired they mostly centered around the young players on the offense having to learn a new system. Haley said in his […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Back From Hawaii & At Steelers Facility Today

The Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to hold a noon eastern press conference today to officially introduce Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator and Rob Rossi reports via Twitter that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been seen this morning at the Steelers facility, as he is now back from his trip to Hawaii where he played […]

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Let Wallace Walk? Not Such A Crazy Idea

By Jeremy Hritz In 2005, the Pittsburgh Steelers won a Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks with receivers Hines Ward, Antwaan Randle El, and Cedrick Wilson. Again in 2008, the Steelers captured their sixth Lombardi against another NFC West opponent in the Arizona Cardinals with Ward, Santonio Holmes, and Nate Washington. Wilson, Randle El, and […]

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Steelers Officially Name Todd Haley New Offensive Coordinator

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially named former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator on Tuesday in an announcement on steelers.com. The Steelers have had an opening at the offensive coordinator position ever since it was announced back on January 20th that Bruce Arians would not return in 2012. Haley, the […]

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