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Joe Long Stating His Case With Performance Against Chiefs

By Matthew Marczi Given the departures of Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky, paired with the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not address the offensive line in the draft, a few speculated during the offseason that a couple of players from the practice squad last season stood a chance to make the roster. […]

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Guy Whimper: Serviceable Game Day Inactive?

By Matthew Marczi Many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers were chagrined when the team brought in Guy Whimper for depth along the offensive line, and not without reason. He has given up a lot of sacks in his career, and had been ranked as among the worst starting offensive linemen when he was asked to […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Chiefs

By Alex Kozora A full game breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night. First Half – Steelers on opening kickoff coverage. L1 Cortez Allen, L2 Robert Golden, L3 Shamarko Thomas, L4 Will Johnson, L5 Jarvis Jones. R1 Chris Carter (I consider the player to the immediate right of Suisham to […]

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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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Hritz: Steelers Versus Chiefs Instant Analysis

By Jeremy Hritz Sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost in overtime 26-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs, but they were much improved. I couldn’t help to have bad memories of last year’s game against KC in Pittsburgh when Ben Roethlisberger suffered his weird rib/shoulder/aorta injury. I had my fingers crossed all night, and if you ever […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs – Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers droped to 0-3 on the preseason Saturday night with their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field, but the first team offense and defense played well for the most part in the first half. Here is my weekly list of winners and losers and make sure to add yours below […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Versus Redskins

By Alex Kozora NOTE FROM DAVE: Due to my own confusion, both Alex and Matthew wound up breaking down Marcus Gilbert this week, but I think you will benefit from seeing how two different people viewed his play and overall it was encouraging. A breakdown of all 39 snaps from Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus […]

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A More Positive Take On Marcus Gilbert Against The Redskins

By Matthew Marczi It is probably safe to presume that nobody came away impressed by the starting offensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their performance against the Washington Redskins in the second preseason game. From the easy swim move used to beat center Maurkice Pouncey for a sack to the multiple penalties negating third […]

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What Can Beachum Do For You?

By Matthew Marczi More specifically, what can Kelvin Beachum do for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013? There has been some discussion, fueled by the likes of Ed Bouchette and Dale Lolley, that Beachum has possibly earned the right to start over Marcus Gilbert at right tackle, and they have used shaky reports from camp in […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 2 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now played two preseason games, so it is now time for my fifth 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first four 53 man roster predictions following the draft, OTA practices, pre training camp and first preseason game, you can view them by following the links […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers Versus Redskins Game Notes – Preseason Week 2

By Alex Kozora Full disclosure: This would have been up a lot sooner but NFL Rewind doesn’t archive nationally televised games until 24 hours after the game. But better now than never. My game notes from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. First Half – Opening kickoff return unit. Kion Wilson, Marshall […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Redskins Recap, Le\’Veon Bell Injury, Woodley Plays & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by looking at the injury report coming out the Pittsburgh Steelers game Monday night against the Washington Redskins. We discuss the mid-foot sprain suffered by rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell and speculate as to how it might shake […]

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Terry Hawthorne Looking To Make Cornerback Competition Interesting

By Matthew Marczi While I wait for the blackout rules for prime time games to subside before I can review last night’s game with Preseason Live, I might as well address some other things. There were plenty of positives and negatives to take away from the preseason loss to the Washington Redskins, but one of […]

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Plenty Of Time Left To Clean Up The Mess Of The First Two Preseason Games

By Matthew Marczi After two preseason games, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin seems to be seeing everything that he was hoping not to see from his team, even considering that we are in “August football”. From mental mistakes and “Steelers beating Steelers”, penalties, special teams woes, and an inability to stay healthy, the team […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Expects To Be Ready For Next Preseason Game

Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson left the game Monday night against the Washington Redskins with a rib injury following a big hit from safety DeJon Gomes, but according to a Tuesday morning tweet of his, Johnson expects to be ready for the third preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Thanks for all of the […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins – Winners And Losers

There really wasn\’t much to get excited about Monday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason loss to the Washington Redskins as there was a lot more bad and ugly for a second week in a row. Here is my list of winners and losers in the game and the loser list isn\’t near as long […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Washington Redskins – Second Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the second half on defense, with Baron Batch making a special teams tackle. Josh Victorian was beaten for a first down on the second play, but he came up to make the tackle after a short gain on the next play. Al Woods was in at nose tackle […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Washington Redskins – First Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Washington Redskins tonight. Here is the first half recap. The Steelers took the opening kickoff, which unsurprisingly was not returned, much to Reggie Dunn’s chagrin. Le’Veon Bell got the first work of his career, taking his first snap for four yards to the left side. A […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Leaves Redskins Game With Rib Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson has left the game against the Washington Redskins  with an apparent rib injury after taking a helmet to helmet hit from safety DeJon Gomes in the second quarter. Johnson was led into the hit by a low pass from Bruce Gradkowski. The Steelers can ill afford to lose Johnson for any […]

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Steelers Offense Could Aim For Deeper Passes Against Redskins

By Matthew Marczi Last Saturday in the preseason opener, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not see a lot of playing time, as is par for the course for most starters during the early stages of the preseason. Still, there was plenty for people to complain about, including basing the entire offensive outlook for the […]

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Kevin Colbert Says Landry Jones Needs To Learn How To Anticipate Opportunities

Judging by the various media reports during training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Landry Jones hasn\’t necessarily set the trees on fire at Saint Vincent College. In his NFL debut, last Saturday night against the New York Giants, Jones didn\’t spark any kindling either as he was 5-of-9 passing for 48 yards with a botched […]

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Pound FF – Week 2: Mock Fantasy GM

By Matt Sabuda – Guest Contributor If you\’re among the Steeler fans who thinks you can predict who will make the most of their opportunities on #PittPreseasonGM at www.poundff.com, here\’s some week two analysis and predictions to help guide your fantasy front office. QB – Bruce Gradkowski – By far the safest choice as Ben […]

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John Malecki Striving To Earn Steelers\’ Trust

By Matthew Marczi John Malecki, entering his fourth season in the league and third with the Pittsburgh Steelers, appears intent on entering the regular season as part of the 53-man roster for the first time in his career. With the departure of Doug Legursky in free agency, Malecki is the most accomplished center on the […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 1 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have their first preseason game behind them, so it is now time for my fourth 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first three 53 man roster predictions following the draft, OTA practices and pre training camp you can view them by following the links provided. […]

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Humble Steelers Rookie WR Markus Wheaton Knows He Has A Lot To Fix

Like many of you, I too believe that rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton has the potential to develop into a great receiving threat for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as his college tape alone indicated that long before he was selected in the third-round of the 2013 NFL Draft. With that being said, Wheaton\’s first preseason game […]

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Steelers Versus Giants – Recap Of The Rookie Draft Class

Six members of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 NFL Draft class were on the field Saturday night for the preseason opener against the New York Giants and three sat on the sidelines. Below is a recap of all nine players. Jarvis Jones – Jones followed starter Jason Worilds into the game at right outside linebacker and […]

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