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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – QB Landry Jones

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Quarterbacks

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Starting with the quarterbacks. Ben Roethlisberger: The numbers tell a lot of the story. Most yards and highest completion percentage since 2009. Most touchdowns since 2007. He was asked to carry even more of the load this season […]

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Strong Armed Jason Campbell Looking To Make Third Time The Charm Against The Steelers

Sunday will mark the third career start for Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he will be looking to make that third time a charm. Campbell, who enters the game Sunday with a 55.7% season completion ratio, hasn’t fared too well in his previous two starts against the black and gold. […]

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Roethlisberger Says They Were Going To Have To Drag Him Out Of The Game

After the New England Patriots scored their final touchdown to go up 55-31 with 2:49 left in the game, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to the field for the final offensive series instead of backup Bruce Gradkowski. After the game, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the decision to let his veteran quarterback, […]

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Comeback Story Or Tragedy: How Will The 2013 Steelers Season End?

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-4 for the first time since 1968, and the pervasive feeling is that the losing will continue. If it does, the stories that sprout from the losing squad aren’t difficult to imagine. Following the Steelers final game this year against the Cleveland Browns on December 29th, the season […]

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Marczi – Steelers 2013 Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their preseason schedule last night with a 25-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but they survived the four games seemingly without any major injuries, based on the way rookie running back Le’Veon Bell seems to be recovering from a mid-foot sprain. I am not entirely sure how […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 preseason has now come and gone and now the team must trim the roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening. The last few cuts are always the hardest and trying to figure out the last three of four roster spots is a yearly chore. Below is my best educated guess […]

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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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