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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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Broncos Undrafted LB Shaquil Barrett Considered Signing With Steelers

Like many of you, I was hoping that the Pittsburgh Steelers would sign Colorado State outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett as undrafted free agent, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. Barrett wound up signing with the Denver Broncos, but in a recent interview, he did say that the Steelers were interested in his services. “[The Broncos] were […]

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Steelers Fall Three Spots In ESPN’s Post Draft NFL Power Rankings

What do the ESPN.com NFL experts think about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class and offseason moves made? By the looks of their latest power rankings, they’re not too impressed. Combined, voters John Clayton, Ashley Fox, Dan Graziano, Jamison Hensley, Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert have all spoken and they have the Steelers falling three […]

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Pre Draft Buzz Machine In High Gear With Less Than 24 Hours To Go

With less than 24 hours to go now until the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway, the annual pre selection meeting buzz machine is in full gear. Here’s a look at what’s being put our there Wednesday evening. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, sources around the league are insisting that the Miami Dolphins […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Defensive End

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Could Continue Safety Inspection

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the safety position very seriously this free agency period, they none the less have continued to do their due diligence when it comes to scouting the top of the draft class at the position, bringing in Calvin Pryor for a visit yesterday. The Steelers traded their 2014 third-round […]

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Steelers Among The Best In Preventing Unblocked Pressure

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line did not get off to a good start last season. They struggled in both run blocking and pass protection, resulting in poor yards per carry totals for the backs and far too many sacks for Ben Roethlisberger. Losing All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey eight snaps into the season didn’t help matters […]

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A Look At The Six Touchdown Allowed By New Steelers CB Brice McCain In 2013

This past week, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Houston Texans cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year contract and by now, you probably already know how bad of season he had in 2013. McCain allowed six touchdowns last season and below are breakdowns of all six of them. The first touchdown allowed by McCain in 2013 […]

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Steelers Free Agent Departures Piling Up

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven free agents from outside the organization, they have now lost eight of their own free agents in the process, having come in with 22 free agents in total. Granted, few of them went on to sign contracts of any significance, or are expected to play a big role […]

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On A Roster Filled With Holes, This Position May Be The Biggest

Many followers of the Pittsburgh Steelers have voiced their concerns over the perceived lack of depth permeating the roster this offseason, particularly at positions such as defensive end, running back, and wide receiver. But there’s a far more glaring hole that still needs to be addressed at some point, and that is the role of […]

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Red Zone Abilities Of FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Can’t Be Ignored By Steelers

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is too slow. He’s too old. He drops too many passes. He’s not a great route runner. He’s overweight. Did I miss anything? Now that I have acknowledged all of his warts, it’s only fair to also talk about his positives. Kelvin Benjamin makes plays and he makes plays […]

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James Starks Re-Signing With Green Bay Puts The Steelers In A Bind

The Green Bay Packers seem to have seen fit to undercut the Pittsburgh Steelers late last night, agreeing to terms on a new two-year contract with their own free agent running back, James Starks. Starks, of course, was set to visit Pittsburgh today, with a fair likelihood of working out a deal, but that visit […]

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