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Steelers’ Punter Search Won’t Include Pat McAfee

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly figure to be in the market for a new punter this offseason, given that all three punters that spent even a second on the roster last year are either not on the team or will be a free agent on Tuesday. But that search will not include Pat McAfee, who re-signed […]

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A Heath Miller Extension Could Signal Steelers Lack Of Need To Draft TE Early

News surfaced on Monday that the Pittsburgh Steelers altered the contract of tight end Heath Miller in order to free up cap space for 2014. While we don’t the entire details associated with the altering, it more than likely was an extension being as Miller was about to enter the final year of his current […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – TE Matt Spaeth

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Will The Steelers Start Playing Some Moneyball In The Near Future?

The use of analytics in football is nowhere close to that of baseball, but more and more NFL teams are starting to pay attention to it now as technology has advanced over the years. New Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was asked to give his thoughts on the use of analytics in a Tuesday […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – Markus Wheaton As A Starter

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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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Safeties

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Looking at the rest of the secondary – the safeties. Troy Polamalu: Troy silenced any naysayers with a strong 2013 season under unusual circumstances. Some expected this to be the start of his swan song; a season to […]

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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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Steelers Could Be Forced To Do Hard Knocks This Year

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers failing to make the playoffs for a second straight season, they are now one of eight teams that could be forced to be the subject matter of Hard Knocks, the HBO training camp documentary. NFL owners passed a resolution last year during their fall meetings in Washington that would give […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – Jarvis 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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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Contracts, Attendance, Salary Cap, All-Pro Team, Playoff Picks & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 66 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about why it is so hard for teams to sellout playoff games this year. Is it the weather or do teams need to improve the stadium experience? We want feedback from you on this. The Chicago Bears gave […]

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Now That Jay Cutler Has A New Mega Deal, Ben Roethlisberger Figures To Be Next

On Thursday, the Chicago Bears announced that they have signed veteran quarterback Jay Cutler to a new seven-year contract and while the financial terms and structure are still undisclosed at the time of this post, several are reporting that the average yearly value will come in at around $18 million. Cutler was set to become […]

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Matt Spaeth Rewarded With A Pass For His Blocking

By Matthew Marczi Pro Football Focus has not been very charitable in their grading of Matt Spaeth since he made his season debut three games ago. He didn’t see significant time in his first game back, but that has changed over the last two weeks. Based on their grading, this decision to give him so […]

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Packers Injury Report: QB Aaron Rodgers Ruled Out On Friday

When the Pittsburgh Steelers face off Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, quarterback Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) will be a spectator as it was announced on Friday that he has been ruled out for the game. Despite him practicing again this week on a limited basis, the Packers organization has decided not to […]

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Packers Injury Report: QB Aaron Rodgers Still Limited, Not Yet Cleared To Play

The Thursday injury report for the Green bay Packers is now in and it only has one change from the one released on Wednesday as defensive end Johnny Jolly (shoulder, neck) has now been ruled out for the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not practicing for a second straight day were tight end Brandon Bostick (foot), […]

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Steelers Add G Bryant Browning To Practice Squad

With tackle Joe Long now gone from the practice squad after being poached Wednesday by the Chicago Bears, the Pittsburgh Steelers quickly filled the vacated spot by signing free agent guard Bryant Browning. Browning was originally signed by St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in July of 2011 out of Ohio State where […]

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Packers Injury Report: QB Aaron Rodgers Limited Wednesday; Still Not Cleared To Play

The Green Bay Packers first injury report of the week is now in and shows that quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) practiced on a limited basis. Rodgers, however, who hasn’t played since injuring his collarbone against the Chicago Bears back in early November, still hasn’t been medically cleared to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He […]

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Bears Sign T Joe Long Off Steelers Practice Squad

This is the time of year when teams are likely to poach players off of the practice squads of others and it happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday. According to the official NFL transaction report, the Chicago Bears have signed tackle Joe Long to their 53 man roster off of the Steelers practice squad. […]

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Steelers Could Be Eliminated From Playoff Contention Prior To Start Of Packers Game

With the Pittsburgh Steelers playing on the road at Lambeau Field this coming Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the game won’t kickoff until 4:25 PM EST. By that time, they very well could be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs if things don’t go their way in the early games. The Miami Dolphins and the […]

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2013 NFL Week 15 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 15 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind us and here now are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats. Despite their win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a tiny step backwards as far as their differential went. A win is a win, however, and […]

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Matt Spaeth Knocks The Rust Off In First Action Of The Season

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers were quick to pounce on bringing back tight end Matt Spaeth after the Chicago Bears released him this offseason in a corresponding move that saw them being in Martellus Bennett. The idea was to give Heath Miller a truly complementary piece at tight end that could stay in and block. […]

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Heath Miller Back To Old Ways In Run Blocking

By Matthew Marczi It’s no secret that Pro Bowl tight end Heath Miller has gone through stretches this season where his play has suffered in all aspects, much of which could probably be attributed to the continual healing process from a torn ACL that he suffered less than a year ago. The odd thing was […]

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Jarvis Jones Becoming More Acclimated To The Defense

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones got his first start in a few weeks since being demoted because LaMarr Woodley was forced to sit out the game with an injury. He only played sparsely, and occasionally in specialized roles, in the interim, so it is difficult to draw conclusions about his progress from that. He played […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth To Begin Practicing Thursday

According to Burt Lauten, the Pittsburgh Steelers Communications Coordinator, tight end Matt Spaeth will begin practicing with the team on Thursday. .@steelers TE @MattSpaeth89 will practice today. The team has 21 days to activate him to 53-man roster or place him on season-ending IR. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) November 21, 2013 Spaeth, who suffered a […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Might Return To Practice This Week

The last few weeks, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t provide much in the way of an update on injured tight end Matt Spaeth, but that changed Tuesday during his weekly press conference. “He hasn’t been evaluated yet today,” said Tomlin of Spaeth, who has been on the injured reserve list with the designated […]

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Fourth-Quarter Comeback A Sign Of Things To Come?

By Matthew Marczi If you really think about it, there isn’t all that much that separates this season from many other years in Ben Roethlisberger’s career. The majority of the games end in close scores with the victor decided in the fourth quarter. Sure, the scores may on average be higher, partly due to the […]

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Roethlisberger’s Kryptonite Calls Him The Non-Mobilest Mobilest Quarterback He’s Ever Seen

During his weekly session with local media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was asked about facing a player this coming Sunday that he’s never played against in Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Instead of asking him about Suh, the beat writers should have jumped at the chance to ask the Steelers signal caller about […]

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