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James Harrison – History Says 35 Is Not A Great Age For Linebackers

The big talk on Tuesday is of course revolves around the report from John Harris of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that stated Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and his agent Bill Parise were not interested in taking a pay cut in 2013. Parise, however, did say that they are willing to do a restructure to help […]

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The Steelers 2005 March Massacre Worked Out Just Fine

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote Thursday on his blog about the impending “March Massacre” that could take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bouchette added in his post that it could resemble the “bloodletting” of last offseason. Bloodletting is an interesting description for what when on last offseason as the Steelers really didn\’t lose […]

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Brett Keisel Says Steelers Need To Do A Little Rebuilding & Need More Leaders To Step Up

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is down at the Super Bowl in New Orleans again this year promoting the Head and Shoulders brand and he sat down for an interview with Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias on Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk. Keisel was asked by Florio if he thought that some rebuilding […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Free Agents Analysis: LB Larry Foote – Unrestricted

Today we will continue on with our offseason look at Pittsburgh Steelers free agents. We will continue to knock these breakdowns out over the course of the next few weeks as we move closer towards the start of free agency in March. Our analysis has already covered three of the Steelers veteran unrestricted free agents […]

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Competition Analysis Week 16: Steelers Versus Bengals

By Chris DiMarino Overview: Well ladies and gentlemen, what a pinnacle game we have coming ahead. After another loss, spirits are down and the hope of a playoff berth is beginning to diminish. But there is still hope. Jeremy Hritz wrote an insightful article about the Pittsburgh Steelers downtrodden season that was brutal, but appropriate. […]

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Willie Colon Settling In Now At Left Guard

Sevens games into the season Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Willie Colon appears to finally be settling into his new position and today I was asked via email if I believed a rumor floating around that he would be a salary cap casualty next year. Being as so many would rather base their speculation on whims, […]

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Looking At The Steelers Failures Versus Zone Blocking Scheme Last Season

Earlier today I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will need to shut down the zone blocking running scheme of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in order to win the game. As I pointed out in that post, the defense has not done a good job against that blocking scheme as recently as last […]

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Ike Taylor Says \”Old Defense\” Is Tough To Beat When They All Are On The Same Page

Every time a Pittsburgh Steelers defensive player does an interview it seems that inevitably the question is asked about the defense being too old. NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp makes sure to say it whenever he talks about the Steelers defense and it seems that several others in the media try to make it a […]

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Steelers Name Roethlisberger & Keisel As Team Captains

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced their team captains for the upcoming 2012 season on Monday and as expected they are quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the offense, and defensive end Brett Keisel for defense. No special teams captain was named. Roethlisberger is entering his 9th season in Pittsburgh and is now one of the elder statesmen on […]

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Report: James Harrison & Jason Worilds Will Be Ready To Play Against Denver

It is hard to find some sort of silver lining following the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-16 preseason win Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers as the game was marred by the potential season ending left knee injury by rookie inside linebacker Sean Spence late in the third quarter. The only real positive news after the game […]

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Expanding On The Hurry Up Offense And Position Flexibility

By Christopher DiMarino Like many Pittsburgh Steelers fans out there, I\’ve been taking in a lot of the training camp news. While I was catching up on the podcasts this past weekend, I found a topic that I think warrants some digging in to. In a recent episode, David Todd explains the difference between the […]

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Roethlisberger Has Done All That He Can Do To Get Wallace Into Camp

While all of the talk this past week concerning Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been about his ankle and small rotator cuff tear in his throwing arm, not enough credit has been given to him for his attempts to help out in getting restricted free agent Mike Wallace into camp. Columnist Ron Cook of […]

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Adam Schein: Ravens Defense Better Than Steelers, Even Without Suggs

By Jeremy Hritz Add NFL.com columnist and Sirius XM Radio host Adam Schein to the list of members of the national media who are not buying the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012. Schein joined Sports Illustrated writer Chris Burke, when he stated what he believes is a myth about this year’s Steelers: “Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh, and […]

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Steelers To Use Veteran Cap Credits Again In 2012

If you have been reading this site for a while now, and listening to the podcast, you have heard me mention the veteran cap credits the Pittsburgh Steelers once again have that their discretion to use towards the salary cap this season. In short, these cap credits are in the new CBA to help teams […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Claims He Was Defrauded Out Of $400,000

According to a report by the Associated Press, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote claims that he is the victim of a scheme to defraud him out of more than $400,000. Foote\’s lawyer reportedly filed a lawsuit on Thursday in a Wayne County Circuit Court claiming that he was duped into investing money with the two […]

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Ike Taylor Knows Adversity And How To Overcome It

By Jeremy Hritz Every NFL player has had a bad game. Some occur without any significant impact on the outcome, but if you are Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor in January’s Wild Card game against the Denver Broncos, your poor performance ultimately seals your team’s fate. There is no question that Taylor played one of […]

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Sports Illustrated: Steelers Taking A Step Back In 2012?

By Jeremy Hritz Recently, Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated provided a brief forecast for all 32 NFL teams in his “Audibles” column at si.com. On July 4th, he published his outlook for the Pittsburgh Steelers, mostly reiterating much of what you have read this offseason on Steelers Depot. However, the optimism for a championship run […]

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PFW Sees Offensive Fireworks For Steelers In 2012

By Jeremy Hritz In the July 15, 2012 print edition of Pro Football Weekly in the article “Summer Session,” the publication made what it called a “Fearless prediction” about how each NFL team will fare during the 2012 season. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, PFW asserted: The Steelers’ point-scoring issues of a season ago don’t repeat […]

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Steelers 2012 Training Camp Is Do Or Die Time For Linebacker Mortty Ivy

One player that I will be watching closely this preseason is Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Mortty Ivy. Ivy, who was originally signed in 2009 as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia by the Carolina Panthers, is believed to be out of practice squad eligibility now after stints on the practice squads of the […]

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Lawrence Timmons Drop-off Last Season Merely An Aberration Due To Circumstances

The post on Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons by Jeremy Hritz from earlier this morning warrants an even deeper look at the drop-off the former first round draft pick had last season. Timmons finished tied for 50th in the league in 2011 with 93 combined tackles after finishing 8th in 2010 with 135. The obvious […]

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Lawrence Timmons, Expectations, & \”12-14 Sacks\”

By Jeremy Hritz Last year provided Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons with not only a new six year, 50 million dollar contract, but an opportunity to expand his understanding of the Dick LeBeau 3-4 defense when he stepped in for four games at outside linebacker for James Harrison, who suffered a fractured orbital bone […]

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Looking At The Steelers Main Competitors For The AFC North Crown (Part 2)

By Cian Fahey After breaking down the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, today it is the turn of the Cincinnati Bengals as I try to determine which team will be the greatest obstacle for the Pittsburgh Steelers to overcome during the 2012 Regular Season. Cincinnati Bengals: Last season: 9-7. Third in the division. Rankings: 18th in scoring […]

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What New Faces For The Steelers Need To Contribute The Most This Year?

By Cian Fahey New faces tend to go unnoticed for the Pittsburgh Steelers until they have been around long enough to no longer be new faces. Players like LaMarr Woodley, Lawrence Timmons and Keenan Lewis in their early years played reserved roles before stepping into prominence. With some important veterans moving on, such as Hines […]

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Just How Safe Is Steelers Inside Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester?

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran inside linebacker Brandon Johnson to the roster on Wednesday and immediately the status of 2010 fifth round draft pick Stevenson Sylvester is called into question. The first thing that you have to keep in mind is that the Steelers are apparently down three linebacker bodies at mini-camp as James Harrison, […]

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Dick LeBeau Has Both A Big Nickel & Dime To Spare In 2012

With more and more offenses starting to use the hybrid tight ends like the New England Patriots use Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, defenses will be eaten alive if they do not match up with hybrid type defenses. The buzz words you will hear more and more this year, as far as defenses go, is […]

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10 Observations From The Pittsburgh Steelers First OTA Practices Of 2012

It might have been just Pittsburgh Steelers football in shorts, but it was football nonetheless as the Black and Gold hit the field for their first OTA session of the 2012 season this past week. While these OTA sessions are not filled with huge earth shattering revelations, there were a 10 things that came out […]

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