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Observations On The Steelers’ 2014 Schedule

The NFL is continually stretching out its offseason, despite the new cycle already being 365 days a year, by turning casual news and dates into significant events. From extending the draft to three days, to turning the opening of the free agency period into a circus, to, most absurdly, making the schedule release a spectacle, […]

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Steelers Struggled To Register Unblocked Pressure On Defense

Last week, we took a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line handled pressure, and how much of it came unblocked as a result of missed reads or overloaded blitzes. Pro Football Focus catalogued the data, and it revealed that by the end of the season, the Steelers were among the best at controlling […]

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Ravens Have Come To Terms With TE Owen Daniels And RB Justin Forsett

Up until this week, the Baltimore Ravens haven’t been very active in regards to signing outside free agents, but in the last few days they have signed two players that they hope will add depth on offense. Former Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels will now be reunited with his former head coach Gary Kubiak […]

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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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McCain Signing Gives Steelers Tomlin’s Four Corners

Following a relative flurry of activity during the calendar month of March, the Pittsburgh Steelers snuck in one last signing on April 1 in order to make a fool out of myself and others who believed that they were done maneuvering for now. And Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Steelers intend […]

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Steelers Sign Former Texans CB Brice McCain

Monday evening, free agent cornerback Brice McCain posted on Twitter that he was flying to Pittsburgh and while he didn’t say specifically that he was meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was easy to speculate that was indeed his intentions. It’s now being reported on Tuesday that McCain is indeed in town for a visit […]

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Former Texans CB Brice McCain Might Be Headed To Pittsburgh To Visit With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers still might be looking to add an experienced cornerback to their roster at some point during the offseason and while we don’t know for certain, it appears as though one free agent might be coming in for a visit on Tuesday. On Monday evening, Houston Texans free agent cornerback Brice McCain posted […]

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Breakdown Of New Steelers NT Cam Thomas

By Alex Kozora Using the All-22 Coaches Tape, an evaluation of nose tackle Cam Thomas. Beginning with individual game breakdowns and notes. I watched four games of Thomas in 2013. For each, I did a pre and post snap tally. Looked at the following categories. Pre-Snap Snaps at Zero or One Tech Three Tech Five […]

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Free Agent RB James Starks Is A Prime Candidate For A Qualifying Contract

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers create more space via a restructure or extensions between now and June 2nd, they’ll have to carefully watch their free agent expenditures until $8 million in cap space opens up once the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodley hits the books. With Green Bay Packers unrestricted free agent running back James Starks […]

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Browns Sign Former Texans RB Ben Tate

There’s a new starting running back in the AFC North as of Saturday as the Cleveland Browns have reportedly now come to terms with former Houston Texans running back Ben Tate. Tate has been stuck behind Arian Foster in Houston ever since he was drafted in the second round in the 2010 NFL Draft by Texans, but […]

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Free Agency Is Now Officially Under Way

Let the games begin. The new league year is now officially under way as the 4 PM bell sounds, which also means that the free agency period is officially open. No doubt several free agents are preparing to sign contracts as you read this, even though teams are not allowed to schedule meetings with players […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – More Quarters?

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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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Salary Cap Rising, 2014 Combine Performances & Much More Episode

Season 4, Episode 81 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get started by talking about whether or not he burned his feet on the earth when he was born 49 years ago today. That’s right, it’s his birthday and he’s doing the podcast like any other day of the […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2002 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period now just a few weeks away, we are taking a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have ecapped the 200 and 2001 seasons and today we will look at what happened prior […]

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Steelers May Be Better Off With One More Year Of Clark Rather Than Taylor

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert fielded questions yesterday from the local media, during which he was asked about the secondary depth. His answer was equally candid and obvious, suggesting that the organization didn’t exactly have a level of comfort at the moment regarding the current quality of depth. He also alluded […]

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Ravens Hire Gary Kubiak To Be Their New Offensive Coordinator

Just like the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, the Baltimore Ravens are also making changes to their offensive coaching staff and on Monday they announced the hiring of former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak as their new offensive coordinator. Kubiak replaces Jim Caldwell, who left to become the head coach of the Detroit Lions just […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Kirby Wilson, RB Coach Candidates, Senior Bowl, Pro Bowl & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 73 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start things off by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers and running backs coach Kirby Wilson parting ways with one another. We try to speculate as to why he will need to be replaced and who we feel might be […]

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Some Potential Candidates To Become The Steelers Next Running Backs Coach

Now that we know that Kirby Wilson will not be back as the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach in 2014, we can all throw out some names of coaches that might possibly be considered candidates to replace him. Bobby Turner – Turner was the assistant head coach and running backs coach with the Washington Redskins […]

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Report: Mike Munchak To Be Steelers New Offensive Line Coach

According to a Wednesday report on Twitter by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak will be the Pittsburgh Steelers new offensive line coach. Munchak interviewed with the Steelers late last week and was reportedly trying to decide between them and the Houston Texans. Munchak grew up in Scranton, PA […]

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Steelers Should Consider Hal Hunter, John Benton As Offensive Line Coach Candidates

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. after just one season with the team and now we can all speculate as to who his replacement might be. Immediately after the news of Bicknell’s firing broke, the first two names that I posted on Twitter were Hal Hunter and John Benton. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Dolphins Preview And Weekly Picks Episode

Season 4, Episode 54 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I preview the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins before giving you our predictions for the game. We talk about the firing of Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak on Friday and also about a rushing streak […]

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Steelers Now Have The Longest Game Streak In The NFL Without A 100-Yard Rusher

In the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 win Thursday night over the Houston Texans, running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 103 yards on 14 carries and that broke a Jaguars streak of 25 consecutive games without having a 100-yard rusher. Why is that significant? It now means the Pittsburgh Steelers hold the longest consecutive game streak in […]

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Fourth Quarter – The Road To The Playoffs

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in pretty decent shape to make the playoffs, even if they lose to the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. No, really. Are you done laughing? Okay, hear me out. The following scenario obviously assumes that Pittsburgh is able to take care of business against its other […]

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Steelers Sign RB Ray Graham To Their Practice Squad

After working him out earlier in the day, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to sign free agent running back Ray Graham to their practice squad on Tuesday. To make room for the University of Pittsburgh product, running back George Winn was released. Graham was waived by the Houston Texans just last week. He had been on […]

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Report: Steelers Working Out Former Pitt RB Ray Graham On Tuesday

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers are working out free agent running back Ray Graham on Tuesday. #Steelers working out former #Pitt RB Ray Graham today — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) November 19, 2013 Graham, who played his college ball at the University of Pittsburgh, was waived Friday by the Houston […]

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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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