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Ben Roethlisberger The 8th Best Quarterback In The League? Donovan McNabb Thinks So

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has won the game MVP award, the annual list making of the offseason has begun. Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was recently asked to rank the top ten quarterbacks on NFL Total Access and he ranked Flacco fifth overall and three […]

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Brett Keisel Says Steelers Need To Do A Little Rebuilding & Need More Leaders To Step Up

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is down at the Super Bowl in New Orleans again this year promoting the Head and Shoulders brand and he sat down for an interview with Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias on Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk. Keisel was asked by Florio if he thought that some rebuilding […]

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Troy Polamalu Voted NFL\’s Most Liked Player In Recent Poll Of Fans

It should come as no surprise that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is the NFL\’s most like player according to a recent fan survey. According to Forbes Magazine, Nielsen recently worked with E-Poll Market Research to conduct a survey with the goal being to find out which NFL players the fans like and don\’t like. Players’ […]

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2012 NFL Week 4 TOX Stats

Week 4 of the 2012 NFL season is in the books and here are the TOX stats for the week along with the year to date numbers for all 32 teams at the bottom. The +2 or better number was back on track this week as it finished 10-1. That brings the year to date […]

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\”Third Down Ben\” Is At It Again To Start 2012 Season

One thing that stuck out statistically Sunday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos was the play once again of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on third downs. If you have heard or seen the clips that are floating around after the Sunday night game, you likely saw the post-game exchange between Roethlisberger […]

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DiMarino: Two More Cents On Wallace Situation

By Christopher DiMarino There has been a lot of emotions and opinions swirling around the Mike Wallace holdout. News keeps coming out seemingly by the second and you can get an analyst opinion on the situation on almost any website. Ed Bouchette has written an article stating that Wallace is in charge of his actions, […]

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Despite What Jaworski Says, Roethlisberger Is Elite

By Jeremy Hritz Ron Jaworski recently finished his top 30 quarterback rankings in which Ben Roethlisberger was notched sixth, behind Eli Manning (5), Peyton Manning (4), Tom Brady (3), Drew Brees (2), and Aaron Rodgers. Jaworski’s comments about Roethlisberger were intriguing, especially when declared “[Ben is] on the cusp of becoming elite.” On the cusp? […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Interview With Steelers WR Tyler Beiler Episode

Season 2, Episode 125 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off this Friday the 13th episode talking about the return of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall to Twitter to give an update on his surgically repaired ACL. First round draft pick David DeCastro remains unsigned with less […]

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Obvious & Not So Obvious Statistical Elements Of A Good Steelers Defense

Stats and rankings certainly do not tell the whole story when it comes to football, but some of them will paint a pretty good picture for you at least. Does Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau look at the stats and rankings of his defense? Sure he does, and he has admitted to such many […]

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Ron Jaworski Overrating Arm Strength Of Joe Flacco & Underrating Accuracy

On Monday, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski revealed his ninth-ranked quarterback entering the 2012 season:  Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens. And while praising the fifth-year Ravens quarterback, Jaworski said that Flacco has the strongest arm in the league. “That\’s Flacco\’s No. 1 attribute,” said Jaworski. “I get so tired of hearing how arm strength is […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Antonio Brown Record, Mortty Ivy, Linebackers & More Episode

Season 2, Episode 121 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start with wide receiver Antonio Brown having one of his jerseys from last season put into the Pro Football Hall of Fame because he was the first players to eclipse 1,000 yards both as a receiver and a return […]

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That’s High Praise – Big Ben = Top 3 QB?

By Christopher DiMarino For any of you that have read my work on Steelers Depot, you may know a few things about me. The one that relates to this article is how I like writing analysis pieces about articles on NFL.com. While I am a fan of football and a connoisseur of its subtle nuances, […]

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Prime Nine: Best Year For Ben Roethlisberger In 2012?

By Jeremy Hritz With the egress of Bruce Arians and the addition of Todd Haley, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be lining up opening night against the Denver Broncos with a new offense that apparently is so complex that Ben Roethlisberger labeled it the Rosetta Stone. While nobody has ever accused Ben of being a rocket […]

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Four Saints Players Suspended For Participation In Pay For Performance Bounty Program

The punishments and suspensions were handed down to the New Orleans Saints players that were involved in the pay for performance bounty program by the league. As you can see they are pretty hefty according the official press release passed out today. Below is the a copy of the release and you will surely be […]

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Ryan Clark Says Roger Goodell Has Not Been Successful At Putting Flags On Players Yet

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark was present at his Alma mater LSU on Thursday for their annual pro day to show support for the players taking part in it. Clark managed to give a couple of interviews, as you would expect, and one of those was with 104.5 ESPN radio in Baton Rouge. Clark […]

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Steelers 2012 Competition Analysis: Overview

By Christopher DiMarino Part of knowing your team is understanding their competition (as the saying goes, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer). It is very important to see what teams the Steelers will play in the 2012 season and which may provide the biggest challenges. We all know that the Black and Gold […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Bounty Gate, Wallace, Plaxico, Swann & More Episode

Season 2, Episode 84 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd and I jump right into talking about the franchise tags handed out around the league on Monday and talk briefly about the New Orleans Saints placing the tag on quarterback Drew Brees in light of the recent Bounty Gate investigation surfacing. […]

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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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Roethlisberger: Look The Part To Play The Part

By Jeremy Hritz Pittsburgh Steelers fans across the world are grateful for the last eight seasons of football that Ben Roethlisberger has made possible. From his unprecedented winning streak during his rookie season, to three Super Bowl starts, Big Ben is one of the primary reasons that the Steelers are always in the running for […]

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Big Ben vs. Eli: Who Has Your Vote?

By Jeremy Hritz Prior to the 2011 season, there was no doubt of who was the premier quarterback from the 2004 NFL Draft. Ben Roethlisberger, selected 11th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers, sported a resume jeweled by three Super Bowl appearances, two Super Bowl victories, and an aptitude for last minute victories. The success he […]

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NFL Honors Rodgers, Brees, Newton, Miller, Suggs, Harbaugh & Stafford With AP Awards

The NFL saluted its best players and plays from the 2011 season the night before Super Bowl XLVI with the first annual “NFL Honors” show. The star-studded football and entertainment event was held at Murat Theatre in Indianapolis and it made for a great two-hour primetime awards special that aired on NBC. Alec Baldwin hosted […]

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Revamping The Pro Bowl By Taking A Cue From The Old Superstars & Superteams Competitions

I am a football junkie and have been since about the age of 4 according to my parents. I am also a Pittsburgh Steelers fan that grew up in the deep south during the 1970\’s and 1980\’s as well and was always starved for any and all Steelers football that I could get my eyes […]

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NFL Divisional Round Week Picks 2011

Last week in the Wild Card Round I was 3-1 straight up and 2-2 against the spread. Here we go with the Divisional Round Picks for this weekend. Week 1 Picks Week 2 Picks Week 3 Picks Week 4 Picks Week 5 Picks Week 6 Picks Week 7 Picks Week 8 Picks Week 9 Picks […]

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Battle Tested and Ready to Go

By Jeremy Hritz Sure, the ankle of Ben Roethlisberger is hurt. Probably even more so than it was last week. Yes, Rashard Mendenhall is done for the year, and possibly until October. Correct. The up-and-coming corner Cortez Allen is out, and Keenan Lewis, though he will play, is dealing with a hamstring. Combine all of […]

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Steeler Nation Rooting Interest Guide For Sunday – Steelers Playoff Scenarios

The Pittsburgh Steelers can clinch a playoff spot today following their 14-3 win Thursday night over the Cleveland Browns with some help from a few other teams today. Below are the 3 scenarios that need to happen that I posted last week. Scenario 1: The Bengals, the Jets and the Titans all must lose. Scenario […]

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6 Steelers Players In Top 20 Of Top Selling NFL Jerseys

It did not take Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to recover as a fan favorite as he is ranked 5th overall in jersey sales according to new data released by NFLShop.com from the period running from April 1-Aug. 30. Troy Polamalu is the top rated Steelers player in jersey sales as he finished 3rd overall behind […]

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