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An Inch Away From Winning The Game, Steelers Antonio Brown Inches Closer To Records

In the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-28 loss Sunday to the Miami Dolphins, wide receiver Antonio Brown came roughly an inch away from pulling off the biggest game-winning touchdown for the franchise since the Immaculate Reception. Instead, he will have to settle for inching ever so closer towards breaking two franchise single-season receiving records. Thanks to his […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Has An Under The Radar Streak Going

The 59 yards receiving registered Thursday night by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown against the Baltimore Ravens was his third lowest output of the season, but the Central Michigan product still remains on track to break the franchise receiving records held by Hines Ward and Yancey Thigpen. According to ESPN Stats Inc., that now makes […]

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Is Kelvin Beachum The Next Hines Ward?

By Michael K. Reynolds In 1998, using the second of their two third round draft picks, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected one of the greatest receivers in their gloried history. He was part receiver, part running back, with a dash of quarterback sprinkled in for good measure. He was Hines Ward, a tough as gristle player from the University […]

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Skill Position Players Still Have Work To Do Away From The Ball

By Matthew Marczi The difference between the success and failure of a play comes down to the ability of skill position players to block more frequently than many people seem to realize. Since it tends to happen away from the ball, that’s understandable, but I think it’s time to take a look at some plays […]

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Pausing To Reflect On Antonio Brown’s 2013 Season

By Matthew Marczi This past game against the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Antonio Brown had just his second career two-touchdown game—both came this season. And anybody who watched the game knows that it should have been a three-touchdown game, but Brown dropped a ball in the end zone from the one-yard line. Still, he finished […]

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Hines Ward: “I Can’t Foresee Ben Putting On Another Uniform”

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was a guest Wednesday morning on the NFL Network morning show and you can bet he was asked about the Sunday report from Ian Rapoport that suggested quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would likely ask the team to explore trading him this coming offseason “No,” said Ward when asked if […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Continues His March Towards Franchise History In Win Over Bills

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown played a big role in the 23-10 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills as he caught another six passes for 104 yards to go along with two punt returns for 74 yards. Sunday marked Brown’s fifth career 100-yard receiving game and his second this season. Brown now has 67 […]

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Recent Events Could Signal Fundamental Paradigm Shift In NFL Locker Rooms

By Matthew Marczi The past week around the NFL as certainly opened up some eyes as to how a locker room often works. Players have some tough decisions to face on a daily basis, and we may be seeing the beginnings of a shift in the culture in locker rooms all around the league. Sure, […]

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Antonio Brown On Pace To Break Steelers Single Season Reception Record

Six games into the 2013 season, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has registered 47 catches for 548 yards and that is the most in the history of franchise during that span of time dating back to 1960. Should he stay on his current pace, Brown will shatter the Steelers all-time single season reception record […]

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30 Catches In Last Three Games Ties Antonio Brown With Hines Ward For Best Three Game Stretch

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was already off to a great start this season and in the win Sunday over the New York Jets, he recorded another nine catches for 86 yards and did so against cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Brown’s performance on Sunday now gives him with 30 catches over the course of the […]

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Former Steelers WR Hines Ward Finishes Ironman Triathlon In Just Over 13 Hours

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward completed his first triathlon Saturday in Hawaii as he finished the event with a time of 13 hours, 8 minutes and 15 seconds. According to the official race results, Ward was the 1,680th athlete to cross the finish line after swimming 2.4-miles, biking 112 miles and running a […]

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Antonio Brown – Security Blanket

By Matthew Marczi Antonio Brown is in his first season as the top receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and so far, he is making the most of it, putting up some very impressive numbers. Take, for example, Ben Roethlisberger’s completion percentage when targeting Brown thus far this season. Roethlisberger has thrown the ball in Brown’s […]

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More Prominent Role For Jerricho Cotchery Paying Dividends

By Matthew Marczi With wide reciever Mike Wallace now out of town, veteran receiver Jerricho Cotchery is finally been given the chance to really earn his keep for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the everyday slot receiver, and early returns on investment are paying dividends. Prior to this year, Cotchery has been buried on a depth […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Bears – Week 3 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger -  30 attempts, 21 completions, 253 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions. The Steelers offense needs to […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery Remains An Underrated Run Blocker

For several years, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was considered one of, if not the best blocking wide receivers in the league. Luckily, Ward was around when Emmanuel Sanders came into the league as the fourth-year wide receiver was able to learn from him the importance of Steelers wide receivers being able to […]

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Jerricho Cotchery\’s Value For Young Steelers Receivers Not Easy To Quantify

By Matthew Marczi Earlier this week, we talked about the ever-insightful Jason La Canfora and his analysis that the existence of Jerricho Cotchery as the third receiver on the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers amounts to a ‘surplus’ at the position, which would afford the team the luxury of trading away that surplus in […]

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New Role, Health Could Produce A New Emmanuel Sanders In 2013

By Matthew Marczi Given the recent revelation that fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is—surprise, surprise—pretty fast in his own right, following the departure of noted speedster Mike Wallace, Sanders had an awfully good reason to account for the wonder that some people experienced as they watched him beat corners down the field in […]

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Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Says He\’ll Play The \”Z\” And Not The \”X\” In 2013

As soon as former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins at the start of free agency this past offseason, the speculation was that if Emmanuel Sanders was back in Pittsburgh for a fourth season that he would be the one that would play the “X” position that Wallace played. According […]

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Steelers Training Camp Questions – Can New Receivers Coach Get Young Wideouts To Mann Up

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers selected both Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown in the 2010 NFL Draft, they quickly formed a bond with then-second year wideout Mike Wallace, now with the Miami Dolphins. They dubbed themselves at one point the Bugatti Boys, but truly seized upon the moniker the Young Money Crew. The […]

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Hines Ward Names His Choices For Steelers Mount Rushmore

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was a guest Friday evening on Pro Football Talk and was asked to name the four people that he would put on the organizations\’ version of Mount Rushmore. The first name out of Ward\’s mouth was Art Rooney Sr., and he followed it up by naming Chuck Noll, […]

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Character Counts – Misbehavior Is Relative In The World Of Professional Sports – Part IV

By Matthew Marczi Despite the organization’s strong reputation, the Pittsburgh Steelers have come across their fair share of public relations hiccups through the years thanks to the behavior of their players. They once stood behind a player who shot at a police helicopter. Then, years later, they unceremoniously dumped one player who sucker punched a […]

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Tolerance And Hypocrisy – Misbehavior Is Relative In The World Of Professional Sports – Part III

By Matthew Marczi As with any professional sports organization that has been around for more than a few years, the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers is not without its shadowy figures from time to time. Of course, with the advent of 24-hour sports networks, social media, and amateur paparazzi, it is all the more difficult […]

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\”Time to Die\” – Misbehavior Is Relative In The World Of Professional Sports – Part I

By Matthew Marczi “Time to die” is the text that got former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey in trouble back in 2010. It was a text message to his girlfriend that led to a felony stalking charge that was later knocked down to a misdemeanor after Rainey agreed to take an anger management course […]

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Second-Term Steelers Offer Unique Perspective On Unique Organization

By Matthew Marczi With the Pittsburgh Steelers’recent reunions with old faces once again this season—courtesy of the returns of cornerback William Gay, tight end Matt Spaeth, and wide receiver Plaxico Burress—it is quite evident that a recent trend is emerging of former Steelers returning to greener pastures after exploring the landscapes of other teams. Beginning […]

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Maurkice Pouncey\’s Emergence As A Leader Evident This Offseason

Matthew Marczi As discussed here previously, it is safe to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have a dearth of leadership on offense that stems from championship success. Aside from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, only tight ends Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth can boast a Super Bowl ring in the offensive huddle. A champion’s leadership had […]

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Will Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Outdo Mike Wallace’s Rookie Season?

By Jeremy Hritz Excitement has been generated by the Pittsburgh Steelers selection of wide receiver Markus Wheaton in the third round. The 22-year-old rookie from Oregon State has been compared to both Mike Wallace and Hines Ward, though he has yet to get a rep in OTAs as he is still attending college classes. In […]

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