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DiMarino: 2013 Fantasy Football Series – Post Draft Look At The Quarterbacks

By Christopher DiMarino With the 2013 NFL draft now behind us, we are entering a stagnant time of waiting and over-analysis. Many are spiteful of this advanced look, but it\’s only natural given the amount of time, effort and excitement that goes into the draft. Sure players won\’t be battling for positions for a few […]

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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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Steelers 2013 Draft – DiMarino Early Round Pick Discussion

By Christopher DiMarino Now that I\’ve covered which positions should be and shouldn\’t be in the conversation for the first round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, I want to expand the scope to the first few rounds. I am going to focus in on the WR, OLB and S positions for this analysis. Matching the […]

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DiMarino – Steelers First Round Draft Analysis

By Christopher DiMarino Since the NFL draft is just around the corner, I think it\’s time focus attention back on the first round pick. We\’ve discussed what the Pittsburgh Steelers need, what players are strong enough to be first round talent and which positions have interesting options in other rounds. Since I like making charts […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Analysis: Running Backs – Early Look At The Rankings

By Christopher DiMarino This article continues along with my pre combine look at key positions for the Pittsburgh Steelers. For an explanation on how the rankings are calculated please reference the link below: http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/02/steelers-2013-draft-analysis-inside-linebacker-early-look-at-the-rankings/ The Steelers had one of the worst running attacks in recent memory last season. Whether or not the blame is on […]

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DiMarino: Steelers Mock Draft 2013 Version 1.0

By Christopher DiMarino The NFL combine is coming up so I figured I might as well throw my thoughts out there now. The combine will have a drastic effect on not only the prediction of where players will fall, but also the justification for their selection. Before I get into the actual picks, I will […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Analysis: Inside Linebacker – Early Look At The Rankings

Christopher DiMarino This article continues along with my pre combine look at key positions for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I have made some changes compared to the first articles. I eliminated NFLDraftScout because it was identical to CBS, and I replaced it with DraftInsider. I want to reiterate how it works, NFL and ESPN combine to […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Analysis: Outside Linebacker – Early Look At The Rankings

Christopher DiMarino It\’s time to start looking at the positions that the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to draft in April. I like to start with a very broad scope, so if certain players surge leading up to the draft, I\’m prepared. It is also a good idea to get a feel for a player before […]

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Will The Steelers Be Too Stubborn To Draft A Nose Tackle In The First Round?

By Christopher DiMarino There has been a lot of discussion about who the Pittsburgh Steelers might draft in the first round. For mockers and speculators alike, it has seemed more like sticking your hand in a grab-bag versus using discernible logic. I want to try and simplify the process. The general consensus is that right […]

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The Prevailing Trend Linked To Playoff Success? Drive!

By Christopher DiMarino The primary concern that I\’ve had for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the past few years appears to be a key theme in this NFL Playoffs. You see, I believe that the mental component of football is much more important than many lead on. Having the drive to win is vital and can […]

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Steelers Draft Thoughts From The Couch During The Playoffs

By Christopher DiMarino I was enjoying some playoff football when I read Jeremy Hritz\’s article relating to the importance of the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting some elite talent to replace Mike Wallace,  but it ended up breeding more and more thoughts so I decided to write a speculatory article instead. The initial thought was that the […]

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DiMarino: Looking Back At The Steelers \”Regular\” Season

By Christopher DiMarino The regular season has just ended, and for the first time since 2009, the Pittsburgh Steelers aren\’t playing football in January. I think that word fits the bill perfectly, “regular”. The Steelers were very regular this season.  This fits because for every win, there was a loss, for every advantage, a disadvantage. […]

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Onward Into 2013 We Go – Thank-yous & Shout-outs

2013 is here and unfortunately there will be no playoffs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the 2012 season behind us I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for all of the great support given to my site. The traffic tripled this year over last and I greatly appreciate that. The podcast is wrapping […]

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Competition Analysis Week 15: Steelers Versus Cowboys

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: I guess Dr. Jekyll had a short lived appearance as Mr. Hyde reared his ugly head just one week later. After an inspirational and important win against the Baltimore Ravens without Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers followed it up by losing to the San Diego Chargers. It’s hard to call it […]

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Competition Analysis Week 14: Steelers Versus Chargers

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers can be inspirational at times. When it seemed like hope was fleeting and the light at the end of the tunnel was dimming, the Steelers played a game to be remembered. They overcame odds, executed, adapted and the best part was that there was still plenty of […]

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Competition Analysis Week 13: Steelers Versus Ravens

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: What a mess. The Pittsburgh Steelers showed some of the worst football I’ve seen by an offense in a few years against the Cleveland Browns. It felt like I was watching one of those old cartoons where the character keeps falling down the slope of a mountain for what seems […]

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Competition Analysis Week 12: Steelers Versus Browns

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers did the most they could against the Baltimore Ravens. The defense had a great day and can only be credited with 6 points against. The running game didn’t excel but Jonathan Dwyer and Rashard Mendenhall were close to 100 yards combined. The receivers did a decent job and got […]

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Competition Analysis Week 11: Steelers Versus Ravens

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a serious blow when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left the Monday night game. Ben is both the leader and MVP of this team and he is simply irreplaceable. The timing is unfortunate because a murky start to the season was beginning to fade in the rearview mirror […]

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Competition Analysis Week 10: Steelers Versus Chiefs

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers made a statement that was heard around the NFL last week. By defeating the Super Bowl champion New York Giants they effectively quieted the critics and garnered the regained attention of the media. The world saw a fundamentally sound football team in East Rutherford and this was […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 9: Steelers Versus Giants

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: For the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers earned a victory with conviction in a game that wasn’t a cakewalk. This game played out how I would have thought it would had you asked me before the season started. A stout run defense took away the spark that made […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 8: Steelers Versus Redskins

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a big emotional win over the Cincinnati Bengals. That win might have been expected, because the season was virtually over if they lost, but it still meant a lot. The Steelers got some confidence back with that win. They also looked into the mirror […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 7: Steelers Versus Bengals

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: After a colossal let down against the Tennessee Titans in Week 6, this game is more important than ever. A loss here would nearly erase all hope of a postseason adventure, while a win could provide the edge needed to turn the corner. With all the disappointment the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Fantasy Rewind: Week 6 Versus Tennessee Titans

By Christopher DiMarino Steelers Versus Titans Recap: It’s been a whole week now but the feeling hasn’t quite left yet. The best way to describe the feelings I experienced after Rob Bironas kicked thru the 40 yard field goal that spelt game over was frustration mixed with doubt. Frustration due to the apparent decline in […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 6: Steelers Versus Titans

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Tennessee Titans are having an awful start to the season. The issues involved in getting their once superstar running back Chris Johnson going have not been solved, and to make matters worse, their franchise quarterback has been battling injury. In a normal world, this would be an easy game […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 5: Steelers Versus Eagles

Fantasy Overview: The Philadelphia Eagles are looking good going into Week 5. They have a tough defense and their offense is proving that it can compete in tough games. A close victory over the New York Giants is the Eagles latest accomplishment and they have overcome a lot of issues to get to their 3-1 […]

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Fantasy Update: Steelers Bye Week Edition

By Christopher DiMarino How many Pittsburgh Steelers fans out there expected to be 1-2 going into the bye? Well, maybe a hard shot of clarity is exactly what this unit needs to come out of the bye week and re-establish themselves as the AFC North powerhouse that they are. The offense has definitely been stronger […]

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