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Pro Football Focus Grades Antonio Brown Above All Wide Receivers

By Matthew Marczi Through six weeks of the 2013 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the best wide receiver in the game, and it really is not all that close, according to the advanced metrics of Pro Football Focus. The website gives Antonio Brown an overall grade of 14.0, which is 2.5 grade points higher […]

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Bengals And Ravens Have Tough Tests On Sunday: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz The AFC North has not exactly been impressive after two weeks, and though the Cincinnati Bengals seem to possess a formidable arsenal, they didn’t exactly put on a powerful display against a reeling Pittsburgh Steelers bunch this past Monday Night. This is still a division that is wide open, and after play […]

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Ravens Whack Weedon, Move to 1-1: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz 2013 AFC North Standings Week 2 AFC North Schedule Week 3 AFC North Schedule Ravens, 1-1 Ravens 14, Browns 6 Texans @ Ravens, 1 PM Bengals, 0-1 Steelers @ Bengals, MNF, 8:40 PM Packers @ Bengals, 1 PM Steelers, 0-1   Browns @ Vikings, 1 PM Browns, 0-2   Bears @ Steelers, […]

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Steelers Sign K Shayne Graham

The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms Monday with free agent kicker Shayne Graham. Graham is expected to temporarily replace Shaun Suisham, who injured a hamstring Sunday in pre-game warm-ups. Graham, who last kicked for the Cleveland Browns during the preseason, has 12 years of experience in the league and has kicked for the Buffalo Bills, […]

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2013 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2013 NFL season is finally here and it kicks off tonight with the Denver Broncos hosting the Baltimore Ravens on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2013 season. As you can see, I give the Dallas Cowboys a lot more respect this season than most. […]

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Steelers Defensive Ends To Rush The Edge More In 2013

Since Dick LeBeau returned in 2004 to be the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator, the effectiveness of the defensive ends in his 3-4 defense have never measured by sacks. Instead, their ability to push the pocket was what mattered most as it clogged up the middle and forced quarterbacks trying to evacuate the pocket into the […]

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Steelers Hope To Reap The Benefits Of Live Contact Drills

By Matthew Marczi Entering his seventh training camp as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Tomlin decided to do things a little differently this year, something even veterans such as Larry Foote have said that they’ve never experienced before during a Steelers training camp: live tackling in 11-on-11 drills. Foote, of course, also played […]

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Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley Hopes To Rush More And Drop Less In 2013

Prior to suffering a bad hamstring injury in 2011 in the game against the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley had 9 sacks to his credit. 7.5 of those sacks came during the four game span that fellow outside linebacker James Harrison was sidelined with a fractured orbital bone suffered in the […]

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Report: Steelers To Participate In 2013 Sideline Medical Records Pilot Program

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of eight NFL teams that have agreed to take part in a pilot program during the 2013 season which would put a player’s entire medical record at a doctor’s fingertips on the sideline. The initial plan seems to call for the participating teams […]

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Gil Brandt Says Steelers Facing Downward Spiral In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz On July 9th, Gil Brandt posted an article on NFL.com titled “Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants head now-or-never teams.” In his article, Brandt took his turn pounding the drum that so many in the national media have done over the last few seasons about the demise of the Steelers. His article is […]

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ESPN Analyst Mark Schlereth Has Steelers Back In The Playoffs In 2013

Just this past week, Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports surprisingly predicted that the Pittsburgh Steelers would face the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game in 2013. On Saturday, Mark Schlereth of ESPN was asked to predict the six teams in the AFC that he thinks will make the playoffs and his choices included a […]

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Steelers Announce More Changes To Player Personnel Department

On Monday, it was announced that Joe Greene was retiring from the player personnel department of the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Thursday, the team announced a few more changes to the department. According to the release on the official team website, Phil Kreidler has been named the team’s college scouting coordinator, replacing Ron Hughes, who will be staying […]

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Lack Of Depth On The Steelers Offensive Line Still Exists Following The Draft

One of the two main arguments that I made for the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, should have fallen, was the fact that there is no solid depth on the teams offensive line. Cooper of course didn\’t fall, nor did Chance Warmack for […]

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2013 Steelers Mock Draft Version 5.0 – Final Edition

The 2013 NFL draft will get underway in New York City Thursday evening, so it is now time for my final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft of the year. Mock drafts are never satisfying to me as the odds of getting all of the picks correct really doesn\’t exist. The process, however, is satisfying, as I […]

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Steelers Rank Fifth In Jersey Sales In 2012, Troy Polamalu Out Of Top 15

According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey last year, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy […]

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Steelers Bring In Free Agent OL Antoine Caldwell & LB Tavares Gooden For Free Agent Visits

In addition to meeting with former Arizona Cardinals running back Larod-Stephens Howling on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will also meet with Houston Texans free agent offensive lineman Antoine Caldwell and former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Tavares Gooden. Gooden was originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third-round of the 2008 draft. In his last […]

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Report: Steelers Meeting With Texans Free Agent OL Antoine Caldwell

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports on Tuesday via Twitter that Houston Texans free agent offensive lineman Antoine Caldwell will be meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers need depth on their offensive line behind their five starters as tackle Max Starks and guard Doug Legursky are both unrestricted free agents and might not […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking NFL Rules Changes, Ed Reed To Texans, O-Line, Pro Days & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed leaving for the Houston Texans for starters and then get into talking about the new rule changes that were passed on Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings. We move on to talk […]

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Longtime Ravens Safety Ed Reed Headed To The Texans

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not have to face safety Ed Reed in 2013 unless they play the Houston Texans in the playoffs as the longtime Baltimore Ravens defensive back is on the verge of signing a two-year deal to end his career in Houston. Reed told Albert Breer of the NFL Network on Wednesday, that […]

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AFC North 2013 Free Agency Day Four Recap

Below is your free agency recap of free agency in the AFC North on Friday. Most of the news centered around the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Baltimore Ravens did have a few signings of their own. Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers had in a slew of visitors in on Friday, but tight end Kellen Davis, […]

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Cleveland Or Bust For James Harrison? Where Will The Former Steelers Linebacker Land?

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison understands that the game of football is a business. On Saturday he was released after nine seasons in the Steel City and he is ready to get on with his career. Harrison was a guest on NFL Network following his release and stated that he thinks he has three […]

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Steelers Release LB James Harrison

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran linebacker James Harrison on Saturday. Harrison, who had two years left on his contract, was scheduled to make $6.57 million in 2013 and $7.575 million in 2014. His release will clear $5.105 million in cap prior to displacement in the top 51 salaries on the team. Harrison was originally […]

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Steelers Might Have To Wait Until The Later Rounds To Draft An Inside Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly could use an inside linebacker in the upcoming 2013 draft as position is mighty thin and likely to get thinner depending on the ability of Sean Spence being able to come back from the knee injury that he suffered last preseason. Should Larry Foote ultimately end up being re-signed, and it […]

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Could Vikings LB Erin Henderson Be A Cheap Free Agent Prospect For The Steelers?

Let me start of this post by saying that I will be very surprised if the Pittsburgh Steelers add a big name via free agency this offseason. It just isn\’t something that they normally do and being up against the salary cap this offseason won\’t help change that this offseason. Even experienced smaller name free […]

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Steelers Or Patriots Most Likely To Face The Ravens In 2013 Season Opener

The Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII Sunday over the San Francisco 49ers and will in all likelihood be the team that host the 2013 season opening game. Should that indeed be the case, the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots would be considered the front runners to be their opponent. The Ravens 2013 home […]

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Steelers Sign WR Kashif Moore To A Reserve/Future Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers added another player to their offseason roster on Monday as it was announced that wide receiver Kashif Moore has been signed to a reserve/future contract for the 2013 season. Moore was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals out of University of Connecticut following the 2012 draft. The […]

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