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Potential Emergence Of Jonathan Dwyer Could Be Massive For The Steelers

By Cian Fahey During his very short career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, running back Jonathan Dwyer has accumulated 151 yards on only 25 carries. Dwyer has been a professional for two years now, but his chance to see significant time on the field hasn\’t come about until this season. Dwyer seemingly plans to take that […]

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Are Expectations Too High For The Steelers New Offensive Line?

By Cian Fahey Arguably since 2005, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been winning games in spite of their offensive line. There has been some decent combinations upfront, but never has the line really been a strength since Marvel Smith, Alan Faneca, Jeff Hartings, Kendall Simmons and Max Starks pushed the team towards a Super Bowl victory. […]

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Looking At The Steelers Main Competitors For The AFC North Crown (Part 2)

By Cian Fahey After breaking down the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, today it is the turn of the Cincinnati Bengals as I try to determine which team will be the greatest obstacle for the Pittsburgh Steelers to overcome during the 2012 Regular Season. Cincinnati Bengals: Last season: 9-7. Third in the division. Rankings: 18th in scoring […]

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Has Mike Wallace Lost His \”Creds\”?

By Christina Rivers Credentials – that which entitles one to confidence, credit or authority; Evidence or testimonials concerning one\’s right to credit, confidence or authority (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Creds – Credentials earned in life by experience. Credit given. (UrbanDictionary.com) We\’ve all been following the ongoing saga of receiver Mike Wallace\’s professional football career.  Some have been as hooked to the story […]

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How Much Production Do The Steelers Really Need From Their Running Game?

By Cian Fahey, The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2012 NFL regular season with a new offensive coordinator, starting running back and probably three new starters on the offensive line. While Willie Colon and Isaac Redman are not exactly new faces, they both started just one game for the Steelers last year. David DeCastro and Mike […]

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The Evolution Of The Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiving Corps

By Cian Fahey When Hines Ward retired this year, he brought into the twilight with him franchise records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. It really was a sad day when Ward retired. Ward\’s records were more impressive than they appear on paper, which is saying something considering they are very impressive on paper. […]

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Jason Worilds Faces Make-or-break Season Of Sorts

By Cian Fahey Earlier this off-season, there was some talk on this site about Jason Worilds possibly moving from outside linebacker into the middle of the field. Nothing appears to have developed further on that end, although it is still ridiculously early to even contemplate what the Steelers will do for the beginning of this […]

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Heath Miller Should Have A Big Season In 2012

By Cian Fahey ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley recently ranked Heath Miller as the third best tight end in the division. Hensley\’s argument was essentially based on production as a receiver. He, correctly, points out that Miller hasn\’t been an overwhelmingly good receiving tight end from a statistical perspective. You think Miller cares? I […]

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Should The Steelers Consider Adding Wallace Gilberry?

By Cian Fahey The Pittsburgh Steelers have very few needs at this point in the off-season. The draft addressed the most pivotal of those with new offensive linemen, another body to play nose tackle and an additional running back. Just because the primary needs have been filled, that does not mean that the Steelers roster […]

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Baron Batch Is The Pittsburgh Steelers\’ Very Own Tim Tebow

By Cian Fahey Over the past few years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been very fortunate with their late round draft picks and undrafted free agent pickups. Players like Antonio Brown, Ramon Foster, Doug Legurksy, Weslye Saunders and Ryan Mundy have all been success stories for Kevin Colbert. However for every Mundy there is a Mike […]

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Steelers Cornerbacks Bringing A New Dynamic To The Table

By Cian Fahey Prior to last season, I wrote that Keenan Lewis would add a new dynamic to the Steelers defense, even though he wasn\’t a full-time starter, Lewis did do that playing the outside position in the team\’s nickel defense. What I didn\’t realize at the time was that Lewis was only the first […]

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How Do The Other AFC North Teams Stack Up To The Steelers After The Off-Season

By Cian Fahey Now that the 2012 NFL draft is over, the curtain has fallen on the final major event of this year\’s off-season. Between now and the beginning of training camp very few alterations will be made to team\’s rosters save for a few free agent signings and perhaps trades. Not only is the […]

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Sean Kugler Finally Has The Talent To Do His Coaching Justice

By Cian Fahey Prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers\’ last appearance in the Super Bowl, that loss to the Green Bay Packers in Dallas two years ago, I expressed my overwhelming admiration for the work of the Steelers\’ new offensive line coach that year. Leading up to the season finale in Dallas, I wrote that Sean […]

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Could A Trade Up In Round One Be In The Cards For The Steelers?

By Cian Fahey There are two players the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider trading up for in the upcoming draft, both on offense. Back in 2008, one year into the Mike Tomlin-era in Pittsburgh, the Steelers entered the NFL draft expected to make moves to improve their porous offensive line. Instead of spending a first round […]

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Explaining Why Mike Wallace Is An \”Unreliable Receiver\” In 2012

By Cian Fahey Many comments on a few of my articles for this site, and on Twitter, so far have questioned why I constantly call Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace “unreliable” when I refer to him for the upcoming season. The argument which is generally sent my way is that Wallace cannot holdout and […]

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Analyzing The 24th Picks Of The Past Decade In The NFL Draft

By Cian Fahey While it may have absolutely no bearing on this year\’s draft class, or reflect the Steelers\’ ability to evaluate and draft talent, it is always interesting to try to gauge the quality of this year\’s draft by comparing it to previous ones. The Pittsburgh Steelers are picking 24th in this year\’s draft, […]

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Recapping The Pittsburgh Steelers\’ Trades During The Mike Tomlin-Era

By Cian Fahey The Pittsburgh Steelers biggest off-season priority may be the upcoming NFL draft, while their levels of activity in free agency this year have remained consistently non-existent until very recently, however the Steelers have never been adverse to making a trade or two during the Mike Tomlin era around this time. Since Tomlin\’s […]

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Would Aubrayo Franklin Be A Good Replacement For Chris Hoke?

By Cian Fahey There is a lot of speculation that the Pittsburgh Steelers will pick up a nose tackle for the future in an early round of the upcoming draft. However, the Steelers have lost a veteran contributor at the position since last season and may be looking to add experience and depth instead, or […]

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Stephen Hill: How Big A Need Is Wide Receiver For The Steelers?

By Cian Fahey With the news that Jerricho Cotchery is in St Louis visiting the Rams, Mike Tomlin\’s noteworthy comment on Emmanuel Sanders\’ health and Mike Wallace\’s continued lack of a long-term contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers could value the wide receiver position in this draft more than many anticipate. The most likely receiver to be […]

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Stevenson Sylvester Could Provide Steelers With More Draft Flexibility

By Cian Fahey Reading too much into the words of Kevin Colbert or Mike Tomlin is most definitely a rookie mistake for anyone who\’s listening. However there was one notable excerpt from the comments of Tomlin and Colbert at the recent NFL meetings this past week which I can\’t help but put some credence in. […]

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A Quick Look At The Tape On Cortez Allen: The Steelers Next Nickel Cornerback?

By Cian Fahey William Gay is officially no longer a Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, there is a gulf that needs filling in the team\’s secondary. Gay may not have been a fan-favorite in Pittsburgh, but he did have an impressive season last year while playing a versatile role. Gay started outside in the team\’s base defense, […]

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Panthers Add Mike Tolbert To Large Stable Of Running Backs

Unrestricted free agent running back Mike Tolbert is off the market as of Monday morning as he has signed a 4-year deal with the Carolina Panthers according to his agent Joel Turner. There had been speculation over the weekend by San Diego Chargers beat writer Kevin Acee that Tolbert would land with either the Panthers […]

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Steelers Could Be Winners No Matter What In The Mike Tolbert Chase

By Cian Fahey This time of year is generally pretty quiet in Pittsburgh for football fans, as the Pittsburgh Steelers generally don\’t make too many waves in free agency. They do make waves however, it\’s just, they tend to be tiny ripples opposed to major tsunamis. While the team is adverse to signing big name free […]

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Steelers Have Some Level Of Leadership Concerns To Overcome On The Field

By Cian Fahey Leadership is a vital part of sports which does not appear on the game film or statistics sheet. Leadership is something which transcends through a whole club or franchise from the top to the bottom. However, leadership is also something that is needed at every level for teams to be successful. The […]

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Why Isaac Redman Cannot Completely Replace Rashard Mendenhall

By Cian Fahey When Reggie Bush left New Orleans, the Saints made sure to bring in a player who matched his similar skill set despite already having some level of depth at the position. The Saints entered free agency last year, because of the lockout, with Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory as their […]

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An Old Face Could Give The Steelers Offensive Line A New Lease Of Life

By Cian Fahey After Alan Faneca left the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008, the Steelers looked to the then 25-year-old Chris Kemoeatu to become his replacement. After a fine first year in the starting line-up, Kemoeatu received a five year deal worth $20 million. Skip ahead to the 2012 off-season and Kemoeatu\’s status as a Steelers […]

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