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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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Steelers Sign RB George Winn To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers filled the open spot on their practice squad Tuesday by signing free agent rookie running back George Winn. Winn was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati in May and released less than one week later. The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder, gained 1,334 rushing yards on 243 […]

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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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