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2014 NFL Week 2 TOX Stats

Week 2 of the 2014 NFL season is now in the books and here is your weekly TOX stat update. After an 11-0 start in Week 1, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat in Week 2 went 9-2 (81.8%). The Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams are the two teams to buck […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players Cut

By Alex Kozora The initial roster cuts were announced yesterday afternoon. While there’s so many angles we could attack for this article, we’ll focus on the 2014 rookie class as a whole. As Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are way too familiar with by now, two healthy drafted rookies could not crack the 53 this year and […]

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Pat Kirwan Has Steelers Winning AFC North In 2014

Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports and SiriusXM NFL Radio likes what the Pittsburgh Steelers have done this offseason coming off of back-to-back 8-8 seasons and he believes they will win AFC North in 2014. In his 2014 NFL team-by-team record predictions and playoff picks article that was posted Wednesday, Kirwan has the Steelers going 10-6 […]

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Former Steelers RB Isaac Redman Done With Football Due To Spinal Cord Injury

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman announced Friday on Twitter that his NFL career is over after suffering a neck injury last season. Redman said that after he was released by the Steelers early last season he flew out to California to get checked by the same doctor that operated on Denver Broncos quarterback […]

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Sanders Doesn’t Regret Making Leadership Comments Aimed At Roethlisberger

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders wants everybody to know that he was super serious a few weeks ago when he called his current quarterback Peyton Manning a better leader than his former one, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. At the same time, Sanders also wants everybody to know that what he said shouldn’t be […]

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Andy Not So Dandy Against AFC North

A few days ago, the Cincinnati Bengals gave quarterback Andy Dalton a six-year extension with a base value of all seven years totaling out at $96 million. Dalton can max that deal out to $115 million if he wins the Super Bowl this upcoming season, but I’m willing to bet that he won’t. In fact, […]

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Tomlin Talks Approach To Coaching Younger Team, Treating Ike Taylor Like Old Yeller

If you look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 starting defense that they fielded for their Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos, you will see that seven of those players are no longer on the roster. In fact, of the 26 players that were on that Week 1 53 man roster, only 12 are […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Responds To Comments Made By Emmanuel Sanders

Monday, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders took to the airwaves of a Denver sports radio station and let it be know that he thinks Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is a far better leader than his former quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. “I feel like Peyton is a far better leader, in terms of staying after […]

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Former Steeler Jerome Bettis: Emmanuel Sanders’ Comments Were ‘Disrespectful’

Yesterday, Pro Football Talk seized upon a sound bite from former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders during his appearance on a Denver radio show late last week, during which he said that his new quarterback with the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, was “a far better leader” than Ben Roethlisberger. The clip has been given […]

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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Prefers Peyton Manning’s Leadership

It certainly seems as though former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders likes to make frequent appearances on Denver sports radio, during which he often discusses working with Ben Roethlisberger compared to his new quarterback with the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning. He was once again on Denver’s 104.3 The Fan on Thursday […]

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The Pre-Noll Era: Gary Glick

By Alex Kozora A Hollywood blockbuster has nothing on the NFL Draft. It’s become the main event in football’s offseason. Almost immediately as one team raises The Lombardi Trophy, the focus switches to the draft. Months of pre-draft discussion. Obsessing over the most minute of details – run a 4.71? Uh oh, your stock is […]

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Mike Tomlin Finishes Ninth In Head Coach Power Rankings

Elliot Harrison posted his annual head coach power rankings yesterday for the NFL’s website. The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off back-to-back non-winning seasons, missing the playoffs in both seasons and having failed to win their division, let alone a playoff game, since 2010. Accordingly, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is ranked ninth, immediately behind Denver […]

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Pro Football Focus Argues Jimmy Graham Is A Tight End

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham yesterday filed an appeal for the arbitration ruling earlier this month that declared him as a tight end rather than a wide receiver when his team designated him their franchise player. The appeal was merely procedural, as the two sides are expected to reach a long-term deal, perhaps […]

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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Talks Manning, Roethlisberger

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was interviewed on Sirius XM NFL Radio yesterday, and he had a lot to say about what it’s like to play with Peyton Manning at quarterback with the Denver Broncos, in comparison to his four seasons in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense with Ben Roethlisberger. He was highly complimentary […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger 50-to-1 Odds To Win 2014 NFL MVP Award

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has already won the NFL MVP award five times during his career and current odds have him as the favorite to win it a sixth time in 2014. According to the recently updated odds on the online sports betting website bovada.lv, Manning is now listed as 3/1 to win the […]

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Newcomer Lance Moore Has A Clutchness Level That Emmanuel Sanders Lacked

The Pittsburgh Steelers allowed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to run off to the Denver Broncos uncontested during the offseason and in all likelihood he won’t be missed one bit. While Sanders is regarded by many as being an above average route runner that managed to catch 67 passes in 2013, it’s his […]

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2012, 2013 NFL Game Opening Drive Study

By Alex Kozora This past weekend, Dave Bryan posted an article containing Ben Roethlisberger’s career numbers on opening drives.  And as he wrote and a reader posted, a more full-fledged idea came out of it. Statistics are all relative. On the surface, it’s difficult to gauge how impressive Roethlisberger’s performance (37 touchdowns in 142 drives) […]

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Sanders Says Preparation Biggest Difference Between Manning, Roethlisberger

During a Monday evening Q & A session with his Twitter followers, former Pittsburgh Steelers and current Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was asked to state the biggest difference between his new quarterback, Peyton Manning and his former quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Sanders answer? Preparation. “@SubmarineMike88 what is the biggest difference between Peyton and Ben […]

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John Fox Reflects On Years Spent With Chuck Noll

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox broke into the league in 1989 with the Pittsburgh Steelers when Chuck Noll hired him to be his defensive backs coach. On Monday, Fox commented on the Friday passing of Noll at the age of 82. “The guy’s in the Hall of Fame. His accomplishments were outstanding,” Fox said of […]

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A Look Back At The Injury History Of Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey

You knew as soon as Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey was signed to a contract extension that there would be people wanting to throw the injury prone tag out as a reason why the team shouldn’t have locked him up. It is true that during his first four seasons in the league that Pouncey has […]

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Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Backfield Spotted Wednesday

While it’s not likely to happen a lot in 2014, it’s worth noting that Pittsburgh Steelers had running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both lined up together in the backfield for one play during Wednesday’s practice. There’s no report as to what other personnel was on the field for that one play, or the […]

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Cowboys Finish Ahead Of Steelers In ESPN Favorite Team Poll

Despite them not being in the playoffs since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys are still America’s favorite professional sports team, according to an ESPN Sports Poll. Coming in second? The Pittsburgh Steelers, who have beaten the Cowboys two out of three times in the Super Bowl. According to the Friday report, the poll was run for […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Stands To Gain Most From Mike Munchak Hiring

If there’s one Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman that should be ecstatic that Mike Munchak was hired during the offseason, it’s likely tackle Marcus Gilbert. While he’s nowhere close to being considered a bust since being drafted in the second-round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers, Gilbert certainly hasn’t lived up to expectations just […]

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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Should Benefit Greatly From OTA Practices

Just when it looked like Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton was starting to see increased playing time during his 2013 rookie season, a busted finger in the Week 4 game in London against the Minnesota Vikings set back his development. Now that he’s back healthy again, the hope is that the Oregon State product […]

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Steelers Thankful For A Quiet Holiday Weekend

The Indianapolis Colts learned yesterday that their owner, Jim Irsay would be charged with multiple misdemeanors following his arrest earlier this offseason. He himself said that he was fortunate not to be charged with a felony. Later in the day, the Denver Broncos director of player personnel, Matt Russell, received his sentencing, which includes a […]

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