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The Optimist’s Take – Maurkice Pouncey’s Return

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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CBS Sports Draftniks Release Another Round Of Mock Drafts Prior To Scouting Combine

Last week, the CBS Sports draftniks released another round of mock drafts prior to the scouting combine getting underway and combined they have the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting three different players with the 15th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. Rob Rang and Pete Prisco both have the Steelers down for drafting Notre Dame nose […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2000 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period set to begin in less than a month, I figured we would run a series that takes a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. These free agent signing recaps will be limited to only free […]

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Steelers Seem To Be One Of The ‘Teams To Watch’ This Offseason

By Matthew Marczi There seems to be somewhat of an agreement around the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be one of the more interesting teams to follow this offseason. For example, Adam Schein recently listed the Steelers at the top of a list of the nine “most intriguing” teams to watch, above teams such […]

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ESPN Draftniks Kiper And McShay Both Have Steelers Selecting Nix In Latest Mock Drafts

ESPN draftniks Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both released the second versions of their first round mock drafts on Thursday, and both predicted Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix III as the selection the Pittsburgh Steelers will make with the 15th overall selection. Per Kiper: While I project Nix here because he’s an obvious […]

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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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CBS Sports Draftniks Have Steelers Selecting Nix, Clinton-Dix In Latest Mock Drafts

CBS Sports draftniks Rob Rang and Dane Brugler both released their latest first round mock drafts following the Senior Bowl and both have the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting a defensive player with the 15th overall selection. Rang has the Steelers drafting Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix III, while Brugler has Alabama safety Hasean Clinton-Dix being […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Talking To Ike Taylor

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. A very large sticking point […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Nose Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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The Salary Cap And The Decline Of The Meritorious Contract

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I utilized a quick study from the salary cap specialist website Over the Cap to discuss the nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ financial roster-building philosophy and how it was altered, understandably, following recent Super Bowl success over the past decade, which includes two championships in three appearances, with four AFC Championship […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Defensive Linemen

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Now, the defensive line. Cameron Heyward: Starting with the best. And it’s not even debatable. Arguably the defensive MVP, he finished 2013 with better numbers than in his first two seasons combined (59 tackles and 5 sacks this […]

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Three New Years Resolutions For The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Michael K. Reynolds Not to be lost in the fanfare of the nearly miraculous entry into the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Steelers is the fact the team remains a work in progress when it comes to returning to the elite status it’s enjoyed the past decade. The good news is this is a team on the rise […]

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So You Think Steve McLendon Was Bad Against The Run In 2013?

There a lot of fans that are wanting the Pittsburgh Steelers to draft a nose tackle early in the 2014 NFL Draft because they feel like Steve McLendon isn’t doing his job against the run. I’m here to tell you, McLendon played well against the run in his first full season as a starter when […]

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John Mitchell Pleased With Where Steve McLendon Is Currently At In His Development

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon already has a career high in total tackles this season with 29. If he keeps up that pace, he will surpass his predecessor Casey Hampton‘s career high of 43. Despite his efforts, however, the Steelers run defense has allowed a 4.24 yards per rush average this season which ranks […]

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What Can They Do?

By Matthew Marczi Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally come up on the positive end once again after soundly defeating the Buffalo Bills yesterday, the team still sits at 3-6, and no doubt many, including the professional sports writers around the country, can’t get the taste out of their mouths from some of the […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora My game notes from the Week One game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans. First Half – Opening kickoff coverage unit. L1 – Cortez Allen L2 – Robert Golden L3 – Shamarko Thomas L4 – Terence Garvin L5 – Jarvis Jones K – Shaun Suisham R1 – Chris Carter R2 […]

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Steelers Could Get Creative In Replacing Foote

By Matthew Marczi With Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote being lost for the season after suffering a ruptured bicep during the team’s opening week loss to the Tennessee Titans, do not be surprised if you see the team try out some creative solutions to fill in the gap as the season goes on. Of […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi One of the first things that I took notice of early on was just how frequently Todd Haley varied his personnel from play to play. On first down, he went with the 12 personnel with Isaac Redman the lone back and David Paulson lined up to the right of Kelvin Beachum, who […]

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A Game Of Firsts

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Sunday to take on the Tennessee Titans in the season opener at Heinz Field, it will be a game of many firsts; indeed, far more than normal. With several new starters on both sides of the ball, the team will be fielding a lot […]

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Hritz: Titans At Steelers Preview & Prediction – Week 1

By Jeremy Hritz Introduction The Pittsburgh Steelers are seeking to earn their 11th consecutive home opening win, and in order to do so, they will have to show that they are up for the Music City challenge that will be presented by erratic third year quarterback Jake Locker and a running back that at one […]

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Hritz: 2013 Steelers Season Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers are seeking to avoid consecutive non-playoff seasons for the first time since 1999, when they followed up a 7-9 season with an awful 6-10 finish. Much to the dismay of Steelers Nation, the team failed again to make the playoffs in 2000, finishing 9-7. The Steelers of 2013 do […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the first half during the second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Washington Redskins. Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas looks like he could make a great pair at gunner with cornerback Curtis Brown. On the first punt, Thomas was the […]

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Bouchette Says Steelers Only Look “Okay”

By Jeremy Hritz Ed Bouchette has been covering the Pittsburgh Steelers for quite a while, and his insight into the team, much of the time, is prophetic. His coverage of the Steelers is objective, though he does have a tendency to see the glass as half empty. Every year, prior to the first game of […]

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Cameron Heyward Took Alameda Ta\’amu Under His Wing During The Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu had a good showing in the preseason opener against the New York Giants this past Saturday as he continues to try to show the organization that they didn\’t waste a fourth-round draft pick on him. Even though he showed up at training camp this year with an injured […]

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Al Woods Back Where He Belongs After Roundabout Journey Across The League

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Al Woods is being given a fair bit of attention this week, and rightfully so after his impressive start to the 2013 preseason, registering six solo tackles, including two run stops, and a sack against the New York Giants on Saturday. Woods has only been with the team […]

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Steelers Still Have A Place For NT Casey Hampton At Latrobe

With training camps around the league now in full swing, veteran nose tackle Casey Hampton still remains unemployed. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports, however, that Hampton\’s locker at Saint Vincent College remains unoccupied with his name plate still fixed above it. Whether or not it\’s just a tribute to the 12 years Hampton put […]

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