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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Quarterback

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Quarterback

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Former Steelers QB Charlie Batch Wants Contract Of Ben Roethlisberger Extended Right Now

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch has now moved on with his life’s work and that includes him making various appearances on the major sports media networks as an NFL analyst. In addition, Batch is not afraid to express his opinions about the state of his former team on social media and on Thursday, he […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2002 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period now just a few weeks away, we are taking a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have ecapped the 200 and 2001 seasons and today we will look at what happened prior […]

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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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Report: Kirby Wilson Didn’t Always Get Along With Todd Haley

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kirby Wilson have now parted ways and according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the long-time running backs coach was not forced out. As Dulac reports in a Monday blog post, Wilson, who is expected to be officially named the new running backs coach of the Minnesota Vikings later on […]

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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 Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Quarterback

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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Browns To Start QB Brian Hoyer Against Vikings With Brandon Weeden Out Injured

Remember Brian Hoyer? He was the quarterback the Pittsburgh Steelers signed to back up Charlie Batch for a few weeks last season when Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich were both sidelined with injuries. On Wednesday, Hoyer was named the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns this week because starter Brandon Weeden is now sidelined with […]

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Charlie Batch Hints That Ben Roethlisberger Wasn\’t Allowed To Audiblize Last Season

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch let it be known recently that offensive coordinator Todd Haley wouldn\’t allow quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to audiblize out of plays at the line of scrimmage last season. “By not being allowed that flexibility, like Bruce Arians allowed him to have to change at the line of scrimmage to a […]

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2013 Steelers Training Camp Questions – What To Do With John Parker Wilson

By Matthew Marczi Whether or not it was a surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft depended greatly on who you asked. Equally elusive was the answer to the question of whether or not it was a good idea. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed three games […]

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Le\’Veon Bell Has Stiff Competition To Live Up To As Pass Protector

By Matthew Marczi It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers were not completely satisfied with the performance of their running game in 2012. That is partly why two of the running backs from last year are now gone, and why they spent a second round draft pick this past April to bring in another […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says OTA Practices Not Being Catered To His New Minority Club

There\’s a new club in Pittsburgh called the 08\’ers and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked Thursday on 93.7 The Fan about how it was formed and how head coach Mike Tomlin is not catering to them during the offseason practices. “Day one, coach Tomlin asked for anybody that was with the Steelers in 2008 […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says They Like Where Offense Is Going Headed Into 2013

Last year at about this time, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was referring to the new offense being installed by then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley as the “Rosetta Stone Offense.” Following the first OTA practice of the 2013 season on Tuesday, Roethlisberger was asked if he feels different about the offense now that he is […]

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Steelers Set To Open First OTA Session Of 2013 Minus 15 Players From 2012

Change is inevitable in the NFL as there is turnover on rosters each and every year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA of the 2013 off-season gets underway on Tuesday, they will be short 15 players from last season. Of those 15 players, seven of them were perceived as starters with the offense losing four […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Rookies, Draft, Sanders, Starks, Batch Comments & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 99 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I have quite a bit to talk about in our second post draft episode. We start off by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to sign punter Brian Moorman to compete with Drew Butler in training camp and both agree […]

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Charlie Batch Thinks There Is More To The Steelers Drafting Landry Jones Than Meets The Eye

In a recent article by Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch weighed in on his former team signing backup Bruce Gradkowski this offeseason and drafting Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL draft this past weekend. Batch indicated that he thinks that the Steelers drafting […]

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Offseason Roster Moves & Their Impact On The Steelers 2013 Draft

Christopher DiMarino Before I get into my thoughts on the 2013 draft, I want to review the players that were signed this offseason. Looking at the completed picture, I can see how the moves in free agency directly led to what positions were addressed in the draft. I am actually very impressed with the  job […]

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Former Steelers QB Jerrod Johnson Signed By Seattle Seahawks

Former Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson, who was with the Pittsburgh Steelers throughout the preseason last year, was signed by Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. Johnson appeared in three pre season games for the Steelers last year and was 14-of-21 passing for 236 yards with two touchdowns in very limited playing time. He was also sacked […]

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DiMarino: Steelers Mock Draft 2013 Version 2.0 – Final

By Chris DiMarino The 2013 NFL draft is so close that it\’s time for me to reveal my final mock draft. Keep in mind that this is educated guessing at best and use it for objective rather than just subjective analysis. I will do my best to address other players that I didn\’t pick that […]

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Steelers QB Coach Randy Fichtner Was Present At Redhawks Pro Day To Observe Zac Dysert

If the Pittsburgh Steelers aren\’t serious about adding a quarterback at some point during the upcoming draft, they sure are putting up a fantastic smokescreen. Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports on Monday that Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner was present this past Thursday at the Miami of Ohio pro day to observe quarterback Zac Dysert […]

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Steelers 2013 Free Agency Recap: Business As Usual

The initial crush of the 2013 free agency period is now over and the Pittsburgh Steelers followed the path that many of us expected them to take. The big free agent signing this offseason is currently quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who the Steelers signed to a three-year contract to be the backup to Ben Roethlisberger. Outside […]

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Report: Steelers Braintrust Have Dinner With Tennessee QB Tyler Bray Prior To Pro Day

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley have been spotted at the Tennessee pro day on Wednesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN also reports on Twitter that the Steelers braintrust had dinner with Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray before attending his pro day. Is there anything to get excited about here? Not really. […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Still Open To Bringing Back QB Charlie Batch In 2013

Bob Labriola reports Sunday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has said that the team still hasn\’t ruled out bringing back unrestricted free agent quarterback Charlie Batch despite the signing of unrestricted free agent quarterback Bruce Gradkowski this past week. Batch has made it known several times during the off-season that he […]

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Steelers Signing QB Bruce Gradkowski To Three Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers added another quarterback to their roster on Wednesday as Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Twitter that Bruce Gradkowski has agreed to a three-year deal. Gradkowski, a Seton-La Salle High School graduate, had been the backup quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals the last two seasons and will now likely back up Ben […]

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Report: Steelers Bringing In Bengals Free Agent QB Bruce Gradkowski For Visit

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Twitter on Tuesday that Cincinnati Bengals free agent quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is scheduled to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday. The Steelers appear to be ready to move on from either Byron Leftwich or Charlie Batch, both unrestricted free agents, this off-season. Batch reiterated recently that he hopes […]

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