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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Coaching Hires, Super Bowl, Hall Of Fame, Rainey & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by discussing the Pittsburgh Steelers hiring of Jack Bicknell Jr. as the new offensive line coach and Danny Smith as the new special teams coach after both hires were announced by the team this week. We talk about […]

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Chris Rainey Has Battery Charges Reduced To Disorderly Conduct

Florida Today is reporting Thursday that soon-to-be former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey pled no contest to disorderly conduct charges to settle his case from an early January arrest involving a dispute with his girlfriend. The report also states that Judge Walter Green withheld adjudication on Rainey, fined him $200 and imposed court costs […]

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Georgia Safety Bacarri Rambo Makes Picks But Eats Brownies

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers are in need of a safety in this year’s draft, in addition to several other positions. While it is not as much of an immediate priority as outside linebacker, wide receiver, and running back, it is a position that they will address in later rounds. A safety prospect that […]

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Latest Manti Te\’o Story Now Includes The Name Of Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu

“Bizarre”. That is the only word I know how to describe the whole Manti Te\’o alleged fake internet girlfriend hoax story right now. If you have been hiding underneath a rock, I am not even going to try to rewrite the story up until this point. If you need to be brought up to speed […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Expects Several Changes This Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert talked to members of the Pittsburgh media on Wednesday and below is a summation of what he said based on the tweets sent out by Ed Bouchette and Bob Labriola. Colbert reportedly referred to the team being 8-8 in 2012 several times in his talk, meaning of course that […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Chris Rainey Release, Playoff Games, Early Draft Talk & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 67 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get busy talking about the ongoing courtship of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley and Omar Khan, the Director of Business & Football Administration, for starters. Since our last podcast was released, running back Chris Rainey has been released […]

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Steelers Running Back Need In The Draft Doesn\’t Escalate With Release Of Rainey

The release of running back Chris Rainey following his Thursday arrest down in Florida came quickly and it now leaves the Pittsburgh Steelers without any running backs under contract for 2013 as we sit here in the middle January. The release of Rainey, however, won\’t make the running back position any higher of a priority […]

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Chris Rainey Out Of Jail Following Court Appearance; Girlfriend Claims No Crime Committed

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was in court on Friday to face the simple battery chargers that stemmed from a Thursday altercation with his girlfriend. Rainey was released from jail Friday after his first appearance before a judge on his own recognizance after it was deemed that he would not be a flight […]

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Disappointing Season Of Steelers 2012 Draft Class Ends With Chris Rainey Being Released

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with running back Chris Rainey on Thursday following his arrest for battery on his girlfriend earlier in the day. With his release it pretty much puts an exclamation point on the disappointing season had by the 2012 draft class. While not his fault, first-round draft pick David DeCastro was lost […]

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Steelers Waive Running Back Chris Rainey Following Thursday Arrest

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived running back Chris Rainey on Thursday following his arrest for a domestic battery incident in Gainesville, Fla. “Chris Rainey’s actions this morning were extremely disappointing,” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said. “Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.” Rainey, […]

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Report: Steelers RB Chris Rainey Arrested In Florida & Charged With Battery

Matt Watts of the Miami Herald is reporting Thursday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested this morning on a simple battery charge according to the Gainesville Police Department. Rainey, the Steelers fifth round draft pick from last April out of Florida, was arrested in September of 2010 and charged with […]

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In Need For A Lead: Steelers Need A Feature Runner in 2013

By Jeremy Hritz When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the running game, the names Harris, Bettis, Foster, and Parker come to mind. When you think of running backs on the current Steelers team, the names don’t exactly conjure up images of broken tackles, big runs, and streaks of 100-yard games. Consistency was a […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Needs Initial Look

I am already getting inundated with questions via Twitter and email on my thoughts about the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 2013 draft now that the season is over so I will now lay out my initial thoughts on draft needs as a starting point. I am not going to get into specific players yet as […]

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Steelers Bengals Week 16 Offensive Participation Chart

Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 week 16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Player Notes: The Steelers used their 11 personnel grouping featuring 3 wide receivers 29 times in this game out of the 63 charted plays. Chris Rainey played just 3 snaps but lined up […]

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Steelers Offensive & Defensive Snap Counts: Week 16 Bengals

Below are the initial week 16 offensive and defensive snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals. On offense the running backs were all rotated into the game quite a bit outside of Chris Rainey. Jonathan Dwyer led the way with 23 snaps and was followed closely by Isaac Redman […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Bengals Preview & Prediction – Week 16

By Jeremy Hritz Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 8-6 RANKINGS Cincinnati Pittsburgh Offense 18th (347.6) 19th (345.1) Rushing 11th (120.3) 26th (96.5) Passing 17th (227.4) 10th (248.6) PPG 9th (25.4) 20th (21.6) Defense 12th (219.2) 1st (273.3) Rushing 9th (101) 4th (92.7) Passing 12th (219.2) 1st (180.6) PPG 10th (20.9) 8th (20.8) The Pittsburgh Steelers always […]

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Competition Analysis Week 16: Steelers Versus Bengals

By Chris DiMarino Overview: Well ladies and gentlemen, what a pinnacle game we have coming ahead. After another loss, spirits are down and the hope of a playoff berth is beginning to diminish. But there is still hope. Jeremy Hritz wrote an insightful article about the Pittsburgh Steelers downtrodden season that was brutal, but appropriate. […]

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Breaking Down The Ben Roethlisberger Incomplete Passes Against The Cowboys

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has taken a lot of heat for his performance in the 27-24 loss Sunday in overtime to the Dallas Cowboys. Nobody is arguing that the interception he threw on the second play in overtime was a horrible throw and it most certainly cost the Steelers the game. Several, however, are […]

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Is Chris Rainey Just Another Stefan Logan?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Chris Rainey in the 5th round this past April I must admit that I was pretty excited. The comparisons to Dexter McCluster of the Kansas City Chiefs were obvious considering offensive coordinator Todd Haley drafted him as well. Rainey, however, has been a huge disappointment so far this […]

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Steelers Chargers Week 14 Offensive Participation Chart

Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 14 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field. Player Notes: The Steelers used their 11 personnel grouping featuring 3 wide receivers quite a bit in this game and it was obviously due to being way behind. Plaxico Burress […]

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Steelers Versus Chargers Game Rewind – First Half Notes – Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the San Diego Chargers Sunday 34-24 and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The quick screen to Mike Wallace on the first play was an excellent call to get Ben Roethlisberger an easy first throw and Wallace involved in […]

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Steelers Offensive & Defensive Snap Counts: Week 14 Chargers

Below are the initial week 14 non-penalty offensive and defensive snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 loss Sunday at Heinz Field to the San Diego Chargers. Wide receiver Plaxico Burress saw the field for 7 snaps in this game and even started as the Steelers opened up with a 4 wide receiver personnel grouping. […]

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Steelers Winners And Losers – Week 14 – Chargers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the San Diego Chargers 34-24 Sunday at Heinz Field to drop their record to 7-6 on the season. Below are the players, or group of players, that I thought had winning and losing performances in the game and it sure was tough to come up with any winners this week. […]

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Steelers Ravens Week 13 Offensive Participation Chart

Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 13 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Player Notes: The Steelers only used their 11 personnel grouping featuring 3 wide receivers 24 times against the Ravens with 6 of those times coming on the final drive of the game. They used […]

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Wallace Remains Listed as Co-starter On Week 14 Depth Chart; Mendenhall The 3rd Running Back

The newest media release for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out for the upcoming Week 14 game against the San Diego Chargers and the included depth chart shows no changes from last week as both Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders are still listed as co-starters opposite Antonio Brown and Rashard Mendenhall remains listed as the […]

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Quick Thoughts: Steelers – Ravens II – David Todd

By David Todd Last week I led off with, “It doesn’t get much worse than that.” This week: It doesn’t get much better than that. Last week I finished with, “The Steelers playoff situation really hasn’t changed.” This week: while the win over Baltimore certainly helps, the Steelers playoff situation really hasn’t changed with wins […]

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