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The Optimist’s Take – Running Back Depth

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Offensive Output Overshadowing Antonio Brown’s Special Teams Success

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is certainly having a Pro Bowl season, having eclipsed not only the century mark in receptions—just the second Steeler to do that—but also breaking the franchise record in receiving yards in a season with a game in hand. But he’s also having a Pro Bowl-worthy season […]

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Kick Return Job Or Bust For Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

If running back LaRod Stephens-Howling is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers roster in 2013, he will have to prove to both offensive coordinator Todd Haley and special teams coach Danny Smith that he can be a third down back and a kick returner respectively. “When I came in for my visit, they let me […]

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Is Chris Rainey Just Another Stefan Logan?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Chris Rainey in the 5th round this past April I must admit that I was pretty excited. The comparisons to Dexter McCluster of the Kansas City Chiefs were obvious considering offensive coordinator Todd Haley drafted him as well. Rainey, however, has been a huge disappointment so far this […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 Monday night and below are my second half notes from the game. Here are my first half notes if you missed them. The Steelers get the second half kickoff and Ben Roethlisberger gets away with a forced first down pass to the left sideline to Mike […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 16-13 Monday night at Heinz Field and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. Kicker Shaun Suisham made the tackle on the opening kickoff. That\’s not exactly the way you want a game to start. Ziggy Hood […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to stack their fourth win in a row Monday night when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field. Below are 7 things to watch for specifically in this game along with my prediction at the end of it. In case you missed it, here is the Wednesday podcast […]

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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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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Roster Battles: Running Backs

Today we continue on with our look at the training camp roster battles for the Pittsburgh Steelers by looking at the running back position. The two things we know for sure right now is that Isaac Redman is the starter and that Rashard Mendenhall is all but guaranteed to open the 2012 season on the […]

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Chris Rainey Considered A \’Special\’ Player By Special Teams Coach Al Everest

So much has been made about what Chris Rainey, the Pittsburgh Steelers fifth round draft pick, can add on offense in his rookie season. It is not hard to see new offensive coordinator Todd Haley using him much like he used Dexter McCluster in Kansas City. Rainey can be used as a pass catching running […]

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Report: Todd Haley Did Not Lobby Steelers To Draft Chris Rainey

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Florida running back Chris Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 draft this past April, it seemed as if the selection had the finger prints of new offensive coordinator Todd Haley all over it. Many have pondered that Rainey would be the Steelers 2012 version of Kansas City Chiefs […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Running Backs

The 2012 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers is a few weeks behind us now. I have already posted about the state of the offensive and defensive line positions following the draft and today we will look at the state of the running back depth chart following the draft. Rashard Mendenhall – Mendenhall is entering the […]

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The Chris Rainey Dynamic Part 2: The Big League

By Christopher DiMarino Chris Rainey. What an addition. How many teams added a guy in the 5th round that had everyone talking? There is no doubt that Rainey is a high level talent, but is he a high risk high reward type of player? This is the big question on his shoulders. Eternally positive Pittsburgh […]

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Todd Haley Likes Using Running Backs In The Passing Game

Since the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Florida running back Chris Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft, one really can\’t help but to think that new offensive coordinator Todd Haley plans to use him the same way that he used Dexter McCluster when he was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. […]

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Steelers Hope To \”Make It Rainey\” With Their 5th Round Draft Pick Out Of Florida

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not tell a lie when he was interviewed at the NFL owner\’s meetings that took place in late March. Tomlin said at that time that the team would likely add a running back this offseason, either via free agency or the draft. The Steelers had in a few […]

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Week 12 – 7 Things To Look For Against The Chiefs & Game Prediction

The bye week has come and gone and so begins the Steelers final stretch of 6 games that starts Sunday night on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. With the Ravens winning Thursday night against 49ers, it is looking more and more likely that the black and gold will have to run the table […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday June 1st – Rooney Myth Buster Edition

Teresa Varley writes about how the Steelers offensive line is looking at consistency as being a major goal for the 2010 season. Varley caught up with Trai Essex and Willie Colon for their thoughts. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to practice Tuesday for the first time this Summer since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him […]

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