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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – S Shamarko Thomas

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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Browns Name Mike Pettine As Their New Head Coach

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Browns have named former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their new head coach. Pettine replaces Rob Chudzinski, who was fired one day after the 2013 season after just one season in Cleveland. Pettine was with the Bills for only one season, […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Has Decided Not To Play In The Pro Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has decided not to play in the 2014 Pro Bowl this year and Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward has replaced him on the roster, according to Tom Withers of the Associated Press. Withers states that Polamalu backed out of the annual All-Star game in Hawaii with an injury, but it […]

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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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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Finding An Offensive Line Coach

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. The top priority for the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Rooney Call Comments, Polamalu, Foote, Championship Games & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 70 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into things and we start off by mocking more changes to the Pro Bowl. Don’t worry, we don’t spend too much time on that. A few more head coach vacancies have been filled around the league and […]

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Report: Titans Have Yet To Ask Permission To Speak To Keith Butler

For those worried that Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler might be the target to become the new defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Wednesday that as of noon, Ken Whisenhunt asked permission to interview him. https://twitter.com/EdBouchette/status/423504331540013056 Butler is of course under contract for the 2014 season […]

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Titans Hire Ken Whisenhunt To Be Their New Head Coach

The Tennessee Titans announced on Monday that Ken Whisenhunt will be there new head coach. Whisenhunt, who was the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers in 2013, will replace Mike Munchak, who was fired by the Titans less than two weeks ago. As the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2007-2012, Whisenhunt compiled a […]

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AR2 Says Steelers Will Be “Opportunistic” In Free Agency

By Jeremy Hritz Earlier this week, Art Rooney II made his annual offseason media tour to discuss the state of the Steelers and to provide some insight into the direction they steer in between now and the start of the 2014 regular season. While he was deliberate in his speech, he did provide certain nuggets […]

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Steelers Sign WR Jasper Collins To A Futures Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added another free agent wide receiver to their offseason roster as former Mount Union wide receiver Jasper Collins has signed a reserve/futures contract. Former WR Jasper Collins @JuNiOrC315 has been signed by the Pittsburgh @steelers #gomountgo #d3fb — MountUnionRaiders (@purpleraiders) January 10, 2014 Collins was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins […]

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Steelers Rookie LB Vince Williams Had Bright Spots In Finale Against Browns

By Matthew Marczi It’s still hard to say exactly what the Pittsburgh Steelers have in inside linebacker Vince Williams. The fact that his playing time, despite technically being in the starting lineup, no doubt has a lot to do with it, as his snaps in any given game can be quite sporadic. While there are […]

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Will Whisenhunt Come Calling Again For Butler If He Lands A Head Coaching Job?

There are still a handful of teams looking for a new head coach right now and it appears as though San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt could wind up being hired by either the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans or Cleveland Browns as he will have had interviewed with all three teams come Saturday, according […]

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A Look At Matt Spaeth Versus The Browns

By Matthew Marczi Matt Spaeth shored up a critical deficiency as a second true tight end when he returned from injury following the first three months of the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers already started the year without Heath Miller, and it wasn’t too much longer that they also lost David Johnson, who was at the […]

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Report: Dolphins Want To Interview Steelers Omar Khan

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football and Business Administration Omar Khan is among several people that the Miami Dolphins have requested permission to interview for their vacant general manager job. Dolphins also requested permission to interview Arizona's Jason Licht, Pittsburgh's Omar Khan, Miami's Brian Gaine, Cleveland's Ray Farmer. […]

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Marcus Gilbert In The Running Game Versus The Browns

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert had his struggles in pass protection in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns, but he had a better day run blocking. He was far from perfect, of course—he was lost on Le’Veon Bell’s touchdown run and allowed Billy Winn penetration as a result—but overall he […]

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Patriots Sign Former Steelers WR Reggie Dunn To Their Practice Squad

As long as former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and return man Reggie Dunn has his blazing speed, teams around the league will more than likely be willing to kick his tires as a scout team player. On Tuesday, the Utah product joined his fifth different team this season as the New England Patriots added him […]

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Le’Veon Bell Impressive On The Ground Against Cleveland

By Matthew Marczi Running back Le’Veon Bell finished off his rookie season surpassing Franco Harris’ rookie record for yards from scrimmage in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns. He did so with another impressive rushing performance, coming off his first career 100-yard rushing game the week before. As has been the case for much […]

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Kelvin Beachum Better On The Move In Run Blocking

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum has consistently surprised since the team drafted him in the compensatory portion of the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The surprise early on was just how poorly he played in his first preseason, and then the surprise was that he made the team. Since […]

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Attitude On Display For Cody Wallace In Season Finale

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace has been a nice surprise since an injury to Fernando Velasco thrust him into the starting lineup during the final stretch of the regular season. Nobody really seemed to entirely understand why the team had brought him in after final roster cuts were made, but he’s answered […]

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Lawrence Timmons Active In Coverage Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi While Lawrence Timmons has seen his performance become somewhat erratic this season for a variety of reasons, his coverage ability was perhaps the closest aspect of his game that saw some consistency throughout the year. Outside of one significant exception, that theme continued in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns. Timmons […]

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Sound FX Segment On Cameron Heyward Offers A Glimpse Of An Emerging Leader

By Matthew Marczi So much of the breakout year by Cameron Heyward during the 2013 season has already been exhaustively documented, both by us and by others. His emergence into the starting lineup injected some life into a stagnating defense that had already lost its bearings with Larry Foote being lost in the first week […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Chris Carter Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora For the final breakdown of the season, a recap of outside linebacker Chris Carter’s performance against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run: 0 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 3rd and 7, 13:49 1st. LOLB, where he lined up nearly the entire game. Tries to get […]

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Ramon Foster Ended The Year With One Of His Best Games

By Matthew Marczi As others have mentioned, Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Ramon Foster quietly had a very solid year in his first full season having entered the process as a starter. As it currently stands, in fact, it would be fair to say that Foster has emerged as the team’s best pass protector, a fact […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Named 2013 Second Team All-Pro

The Associated Press has now announced their 2013 NFL All-Pro team and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown earned second-team honors for his 110 catch, 1,499 yard season. Brown, who set a new franchise single-season receiving yardage record in 2013, was the only Steelers player to earn All-Pro honors which is based on the voting […]

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Mixed Success For Heath Miller In Season Finale

By Matthew Marczi The 2013 season was a difficult one for Heath Miller. Not only did he miss the entire offseason, he missed the first couple games of the season before he was even fit enough to take the field on his surgically repaired knee that he tore in Week 16 of the 2012 season, […]

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David DeCastro Solid Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers were on the clock for the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, they may as well have jogged their card up to the podium to select guard David DeCastro, such was their excitement over his availability at their draft spot. Because of a preseason injury, however, […]

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