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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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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Says Locker Room Just Wasn\’t The Same Last Season

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman was a guest Monday morning on 93.7 The Fan, and he talked about his off-season; the upcoming OTA session and several other team related topics in addition. With the Steelers drafting Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell in the second round last month in addition to adding free agent […]

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Steelers S Ryan Clark Scheduled For Numerous Appearances On ESPN This Coming Week

Are you ready for an overload of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark on ESPN this coming week? If not, you better get yourself ready, because Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated is reporting Sunday evening that Clark will be on SportsCenter, NFL Live, NFL32, and ESPN Radio starting on Monday. According to Deitsch, Clark, who is […]

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Don’t Take Ben Roethlisberger For Granted As He Heads Into 10th Season

By Jeremy Hritz It is hard to believe that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 31 years old and is entering his tenth season in the National Football League. In his nine years, he has delivered two Super Bowl Championships and countless highlights that have resulted in exciting last second victories. Sadly, the inevitable is […]

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WVU WR Stedman Bailey Would Be An Asset To The Steelers Inside The Red Zone

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost wide receiver Mike Wallace to free agency, and until April 19th gets here, there is still a slight chance that they could lose wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders as well. When you factor in the chance that tight end Heath Miller could very well miss a few games or more at […]

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Steelers Changes In 2013 A Good Thing: Don’t Bet On A 6-10 Season

By Jeremy Hritz Across the world for many Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the sky is falling, and optimism for the 2013 season has all but dissipated and has been replaced by a pessimism that is forecasting a 6-10 season or worse. While the first week of free agency has not provided many reasons to celebrate with […]

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Former Steelers WR Hines Ward Says Pittsburgh Locker Room Is In Disarray

Ever since the report by Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette surfaced last week in which an anonymous player was quoted calling out Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley for being awful and out of shape last season, several players have chimed in with their thoughts on the subject On Friday a former Steelers player made […]

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Time Will Tell If \”Old Mann\” Will Be Good For Steelers \”Young Money Crew\”

It was announced on Wednesday that long-time NFL assistant Richard Mann will be the new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach. This means that that two-thirds of the “Young Money Crew” will get an “Old Mann” as their second position coach since coming into the league as Mann is 65 years of age. A lot of […]

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Antonio Brown Intent On Teaching Younger Players About The Steelers History & Tradition

The 2012 season that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had wasn\’t a smashing follow-up to the breakout year that he had in 2011, but the fourth year Central Michigan product certainly is saying and doing all of the right things to ensure that he, and the team, move forward. Brown was recently interviewed by […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Scottie Montgomery Exit, Cash Over Cap, Steve McLendon & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 75 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap the latest Pittsburgh Steelers news which includes wide receiver coach Scottie Montgomery leaving to take a job with Duke University, his alma mater. Was Montgomery forced out or was it just a chance for him to help his […]

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Roethlisberger Motivated By Flacco MVP?

By Jeremy Hritz Ben Roethlisberger is preparing for his 10th season in the NFL, and it is hard to believe that the young quarterback that took the league by storm in 2004 is now in the backend of his career. With three Super Bowl appearances on his resume along with two trophies, there is no […]

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