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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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Agent: James Farrior In Talks With Steelers About Retirement

Pittsburgh agent Ralph Cindrich, who represents former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Farrior, said on Friday in an interview with 93.7 The Fan that his client is in discussions right now with the Steelers about his retirement. Farrior is currently a free agent following his release from the Steelers this off-season and he appears not to […]

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ESPN Heads Say Steelers Finish 3rd In AFC North Because Of Too Much Change

ESPN had their special 2012 AFC North preview show Tuesday and it included the division predictions of Herm Edwards, Bill Polian and Marcellus Wiley at the end of the show. Both Edwards and Wiley have the Baltimore Ravens winning the division while Polian has the Cincinnati Bengals winning it in 2012. All three had the […]

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Troy Polamalu Present For Steelers First OTA Session Of 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA (Organized Team Activity) is underway today and a few of the early reports are starting to surface. As I posted last week, safety Troy Polamalu was expected to be present this week and now we have confirmation from Steelers Digest on Twitter that he is indeed in town this week. […]

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Brett Keisel Ready To Get Back On The Field After Overcoming Groin Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel suffered a groin injury against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Wild Card game and it appears that he is now fully recovered. The injury was termed “severe” after it happened, but by many accounts the 33-year old Keisel was able to avoid offseason surgery and it appears he is […]

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Poor Linebacker Play In 2011 Likely Culprit For Inflated Tackles For Ryan Clark

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark had a great statistical season last year as far as tackles go. He was in on 100 tackles total with 71 credited to him as being of the solo variety, where he was the primary, or in some cases, the only player involved in making the stop. Both of […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Defensive Line

The 2012 NFL draft is now complete and the Pittsburgh Steelers added one defensive lineman in the form of Washington nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu as part of their nine selections. With the draft and free agency now behind us, it is time to take the yearly look at the state of the Steelers defensive line […]

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2012 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction

The 2012 NFL draft is now behind us and so too is the first rookie camp. There are several roster spots left to be decided, but now is as good of time as any to start projecting what the 53 man roster will look like for the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE (25) Quarterbacks (3) Now surprises […]

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Steelers Draft Shows They Appear To Be Comfortable With Outside Linebacker Depth

Heading into the 2012 NFL draft it looked as if the Pittsburgh Steelers might have interest in drafting not only an inside linebacker, but an outside linebacker as well. Of their 30 allowed pre draft visitors, 4 were considered 3-4 outside linebacker prospects in the form of Nick Perry, Andre Branch, Cam Johnson and Olivier […]

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A Sign? Steelers Yet To Reissue Max Starks Jersey Number 78

Before reading this post I suggest that all of you put on your Steelers Depot black and gold tin foil hats. Is everyone ready? The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 draft is now behind us and the undrafted free agents have been identified. On Monday we treated to the annual issuing of jersey numbers to all of […]

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Steelers Visited With Nevada LB James-Michael Johnson At Combine

The 2012 NFL draft is just a few more days away now, and while it happened nearly two months ago, Nevada linebacker James-Michael Johnson informed me tonight on Twitter that he met with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the combine in late February. The Steelers were allowed to meet with up to 60 players for 15 […]

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2012 Steelers Mock Draft Version 5.0 – Final Version

Here we go with my final mock draft of the 2012 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Let me start of by disclaimering that I would be floored if I have the same success that had last year, as I picked the first three players correctly, albeit I had rounds two and three flip flopped. I […]

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State Of The Steelers Linebackers – Could Worilds Really Be Slated To Move Inside?

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds is about to enter his third season since being drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft. Several in Steeler Nation are still struggling to understand why inside linebackers Sean Lee or Navarro Bowman weren\’t the pick instead of Worilds. Linebackers coach Keith Butler was asked that very […]

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