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Whimper And Beachum Helped Steelers Tackle The Ravens

If I would have told you prior to the season getting underway that the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to beat the Baltimore Ravens in week seven with Kelvin Beachum playing left tackle and Guy Whimper playing right tackle, you would have called me crazy. Ok, I am crazy, but that’s exactly what happened Sunday at […]

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Bengals Most Consistent After Six: The State of the AFC North – Week Seven

By Jeremy Hritz After six weeks of play, the Cincinnati Bengals are atop the AFC North standings with a 4-2 record after barely beating a below-average Buffalo Bills team in overtime. And with five more divisional games to go for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as bad as their overall record is, there is still a chance, […]

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Brownies In First, Steelers The Worst: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz As it stands at the week five checkpoint in the 2013 NFL season, the AFC North is substandard. The combined record of the North teams is a sub-500 7-10, lowlighted by the 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers. Strangely enough, the Cleveland Browns are holding down the 1st place spot with a 3-2 record, after […]

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Time To Tackle The Most Glaring Issue On Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers defense suffered quite an unusual lapse in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings, which was predicated upon a sudden inability to consistently bring down the ball carrier. It really is no secret, since the main culprits during the game were all featured on the highlight reels on the 24-hour […]

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Ravens Trade Future Draft Picks To Jaguars For T Eugene Monroe

Unhappy with the play so far this season of left tackle Bryant McKinnie, the Baltimore Ravens acquired left tackle Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday night via a trade. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Ravens gave the Jaguars multiple third-day draft picks in exchange for the 26 year-old Monroe, who was originally […]

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Hritz: Bears at Steelers Preview And Prediction – Week 3

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers are 0-2 for the second time since 2000, when Kordell Stewart stepped in for Kent Graham at quarterback after week four to lead the team to a 9-7 record but without a playoff berth. That season was also Plaxico Burress’ rookie year in which he infamously spiked the ball against […]

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Steelers Might Have To Promote CB Isaiah Green From The Practice Squad Sunday

With Cortez Allen already ruled out and Curtis Brown listed as doubtful for the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers might be forced to promote cornerback Isaiah Green from the practice squad on Sunday. Allen, who suffered a sprained ankle in the season opener last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, was […]

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Will Antwon Blake Show Off His Special Skills This Week?

By Matthew Marczi One of the surprise inactives for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week One loss was one of their late acquisitions, cornerback Antwon Blake. The Steelers released cornerback Isaiah Green (later re-signing him to the practice squad) in order to make room for Blake on the roster, yet he was a game day […]

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Steelers Week 1 Inactives Include Good News And A Few Surprises

The Pittsburgh Steelers inactive list for their season opener against the Tennessee Titans included a few surprises as well as some good news. Fullback Will Johnson, who has been battling a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale, is active for the game and that’s certainly great news. As far as surprises go, […]

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The Story Of Guy Whimper

By Matthew Marczi With a few days now gone by since the final 53-man roster was first tallied and the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly done making roster moves, it certainly appears that journeyman offensive lineman Guy Whimper is here to stay, at least for now. So what exactly does that mean for the 2013 season? As […]

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Antwon Blake Believes He Has Special Teams Position Flexibility

The Pittsburgh Steelers like as many of their players as possible to have position flexibility and defensive back Antwon Blake, who the team claimed off waivers Sunday from the Jacksonville Jaguars, believes that he has special teams position flexibility. “I have been told I have a knack for special teams and that is my niche […]

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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 Sign CB Isaiah Green To Practice Squad; Release CB Devin Smith

Cornerback Isaiah Green cleared waivers Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Steelers signed him to their practice squad on Wednesday. Green had originally made the Steelers 53 man roster but was waived Monday when the team claimed defensive back Antwon Blake off of waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars. To make room for Green on the practice squad, […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Expected To Be Placed On IR-Designated-To-Return List Later Today

The Pittsburgh Steelers might have yet another new player on their 53 man roster later on today as they will have a spot to fill should tight end Matt Spaeth be placed on the injured reserve list with the designated to return tag after 4 p.m. EST. Spaeth, who is still recovering from Lisfranc surgery, […]

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Steelers Hope Pair Of Roster Transactions Will Help Bolster Sluggish Special Teams Unit

By Matthew Marczi It was an unlikely Labor Day for the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, who rarely see fit to do much tinkering with their roster. This year, however, is different, as they added two players that they presumably believe will help bolster their special teams performance in 2013, which has been an area of concern […]

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Steelers 2013 Roster Now Includes 19 Players That Weren’t On The Team Last Year

You can officially color me surprised as not only did the Pittsburgh Steelers add offensive lineman Cody Wallace to the roster on Sunday, they also added punter Zoltan Mesko and defensive back Antwon Blake on Monday. While the jury is still out on Wallace being an upgrade over John Malecki, the addition of both Mesko […]

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Steelers Claim CB Antwon Blake Off Waivers From Jaguars; Waive CB Isaiah Green

The Pittsburgh Steelers were busy on Labor Day as not only was punter Zoltan Mesko signed to the roster, but free agent cornerback Antwon Blake was claimed off waivers as well. Blake, who was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars, led the Jaguars special teams units in 2012 with 12 tackles. In order to make room […]

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As Of Last Friday, Roethlisberger Will Likely Have To Face His Kryptonite In 2013

Thanks to a transaction made late last week by a team the Pittsburgh Steelers will face in 2013, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will likely have to deal with a player who has been his kryptonite since he came into the league. On Friday, the Detroit Lions signed cornerback Rashean Mathis, and according to Kyle Meinke of […]

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Mike Tomlin Thinks Guy Whimper Has Done Some Good Things

The Pittsburgh Steelers added veteran tackle Guy Whimper to the roster back in early May with the hopes that he could become the swing tackle behind starters Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert. Over the course of the last week, Whimper has also been worked at guard and head coach Mike Tomlin is apparently pleased with […]

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Move Of Guy Whimper To Left Guard Will Be Interesting To Watch Against Redskins

It appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers might be without guard Justin Cheadle, who needed to be carted off the field Monday with a knee or leg injury, as the latest depth chart now has Guy Whimper as the backup right guard behind Ramon Foster. Whimper, who was signed as a free agent earlier in […]

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Packers Head Coach Still Considers Former Steelers Running Back His Starter

Due to all the injuries the Pittsburgh Steelers had last year at the running back position during training camp they wound up claming DuJuan Harris off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars in late August to play in the final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. Harris, who rushed for 45 yards on 12 carries in […]

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Steelers Could Play Two Road Games In Los Angeles In 2015

Over the course of the last year, there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of the NFL once again having a team in Los Angeles. Several owners have weighed in with their thoughts on when that might actually occur and this past Friday Pittsburgh Steelers team President Art Rooney II was asked […]

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2013 Steelers Training Camp Questions – What To Do With John Parker Wilson

By Matthew Marczi Whether or not it was a surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft depended greatly on who you asked. Equally elusive was the answer to the question of whether or not it was a good idea. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed three games […]

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Former Steelers LS Luke Ingram Claimed Off Waivers By Jaguars

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived rookie long snapper Luke Ingram on Thursday as they needed a roster spot for cornerback Buddy Jackson, who they claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs. Ingram, the only long snapper to be invited to the NFL combine this year, didn\’t stay unemployed long as he was claimed off waivers […]

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Where Did The Year Go? Looking Back At The Questions Facing The Steelers Prior To Training Camp In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I wrote an article on June 16th that examined ten questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their season opener against the Denver Broncos, and for the sake of reflection, I decided to revisit those questions to see what answers worked themselves out. This article will be the first installment […]

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Steelers G Ramon Foster Says A Few Players Aren\’t Looking Forward To London Trip

Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster is over in London, England this week promoting the 2013 game at Wembley Stadium against the Minnesota Vikings and he met with the media at the stadium on Tuesday. Below is a video that includes a few of his answers from the session. Foster says that the stadium is bigger […]

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