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Bengals Game The Latest Entry In The Sack Versus Consistent Pressure Debate

By Matthew Marczi On the negative side, the Pittsburgh Steelers total just one sack through two games. On the positive side, they are getting to the quarterbacks and influencing throws. In Week One, the Steelers generated a total of 13 quarterback pressures, according to Pro Football Focus, one of which was a sack. This past […]

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Rookies Should See Uncommon Amount Of Work On Defense Tonight

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers appear poised to get more use out of their defensive rookies than they have in a long time tonight as they take on James Harrison and the Cincinnati Bengals. One of those young defensive players will be Harrison’s replacement, and the team’s first draft selection this year, outside linebacker […]

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Hritz: Steelers At Bengals Preview And Prediction – Week 2

By Jeremy Hritz Time to move on from the awful play of a week ago against the Tennessee Titans and to focus on the imminent matchup against the AFC North favorites, Cincinnati Bengals. While conventional wisdom says the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a difficult time competing in Cincy based on their abysmal performance in week […]

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NFL Playbook Segment Features Poor Runs By The Steelers Running Backs

One of my favorite shows to watch every week during the season is “Playbook”, which can be seen every Friday night on the NFL Network. They do great job of previewing the upcoming games and you always learn something thanks to their all-22 play break downs. In their preview of the Monday night game between […]

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Steelers Could Get Creative In Replacing Foote

By Matthew Marczi With Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote being lost for the season after suffering a ruptured bicep during the team’s opening week loss to the Tennessee Titans, do not be surprised if you see the team try out some creative solutions to fill in the gap as the season goes on. Of […]

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A Three Horse Race? The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz *Throughout the season, I will be writing a weekly article on the state of the AFC North. This is the first article in the season series. 2013 AFC North Standings Week 1 AFC North Schedule Week 2 AFC North Schedule 1. Bengals, 0-02. Browns, 0-0 3. Steelers, 0-0 4. Ravens, 0-1 Bengals […]

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Championship Denier: The Agents Of Defeat

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a lot of moving parts over the past few years as they extradite themselves from the services of many of the now-aging players that once brought them to the promised land twice in the past decade, and in sight of it a third time. With that in […]

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Championship-Caliber: The Agents Of Victory

By Matthew Marczi Every championship-caliber team needs to have certain players that they know they can count on to get the job done on a consistent basis, without whom those championship aspirations can disappear in a hurry. The Pittsburgh Steelers may have lost a number of such players in recent years, players with multiple championship […]

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A Game Of Firsts

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Sunday to take on the Tennessee Titans in the season opener at Heinz Field, it will be a game of many firsts; indeed, far more than normal. With several new starters on both sides of the ball, the team will be fielding a lot […]

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Hritz: Titans At Steelers Preview & Prediction – Week 1

By Jeremy Hritz Introduction The Pittsburgh Steelers are seeking to earn their 11th consecutive home opening win, and in order to do so, they will have to show that they are up for the Music City challenge that will be presented by erratic third year quarterback Jake Locker and a running back that at one […]

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Five Steelers Players To Watch Against The Tennessee Titans

By Matthew Marczi Coming off an 8-8 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent a lot of time moving pieces around this offseason looking for answers to right the wrongs of last year that couldn’t be fixed simply by getting healthy. Below are the five players that I am most interested in watching on opening day, […]

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Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into The 2013 Season

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made their final roster moves we have a much firmer grip on what the 2014 salary cap situation will look like. As of Sunday, the Steelers have 38 players under contract for 2014 with cap chargers totaling just over $119 million. In addition, they currently have nearly $4.5 million […]

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Rotation Gameplan At Outside Linebacker Evident In Third Preseason Game

By Matthew Marczi When Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler spoke earlier this offseason of a rotation at the outside linebacker position during this season, I was skeptical, recalling past comments from other position coaches of rotation plans that never came to fruition. See, for example, the limited playing time of Cameron Heyward from a […]

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Injury To RB Le\’Veon Bell Puts Yet Another Strain On Final 53 Man Roster

The injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington Redskins will now present yet another dilemma for the team come the time to trim the roster down to 53 players in a few more weeks. If the early reports wind up being correct, […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Redskins Preview, Van Dyke Status, Clark Comments & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by looking at the inured players for the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their Monday night preseason game against the Washington Redskins. We then move on to talk about several things on offense, defense and special teams that we […]

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Bouchette Says Steelers Only Look “Okay”

By Jeremy Hritz Ed Bouchette has been covering the Pittsburgh Steelers for quite a while, and his insight into the team, much of the time, is prophetic. His coverage of the Steelers is objective, though he does have a tendency to see the glass as half empty. Every year, prior to the first game of […]

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Former Steelers LB James Harrison Will Talk Trash With Larry Foote

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison recently sat down with Bob Pompeani for an interview to talk about his decision to not take a pay cut this past offseason which ultimately led to his release. Harrison, who of course now is with the Cincinnati Bengals, told Pompeani he has no hard feelings towards the Steelers […]

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Six Steelers Offensive Players On The Bubble To Keep Your Eyes On Against Giants

We have already reviewed six Pittsburgh Steelers defensive players to keep your eyes on Saturday night during their preseason opener against the New York Giants and now it is time to look at six offensive players on the roster bubble, that in my opinion, have the most to gain or lose. Baron Batch – Handling […]

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Video: Watch The First Episode Of Hard Knocks Featuring The Bengals & James Harrison Free Online

If you do not have HBO or if just simply missed the season premier of Hard Knocks, it can currently be viewed in it\’s entirety on the website of movie channel, according to Pro Football Talk. The NFL documentary of course features the Cincinnati Bengals and it includes quite a bit of former Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Burress And Spaeth Injuries, TE Depth, Roster Battles & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 6 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and discuss the details of the press conference that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had on Thursday. We move on to talk about the recent injuries suffered by Plaxico Burress and tight end Matt Spaeth and how they affect the […]

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Former Steelers LB James Harrison Knew Divorce Would Happen From The Start

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison made his preseason debut Thursday night with the Cincinnati Bengals as they took on the Atlanta Falcons and he talked to Lisa Salters of ESPN on the sideline about his reaction to no longer being with the team he played 11 seasons for. “I kind of knew it was […]

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Before And After – LaMarr Woodley\’s Pass Rushing As It Relates To 2011 Injury

By Matthew Marczi Much has been made of the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley has only generated four sacks over the past season and a half since he blew out a hamstring running down Tom Brady midway through the team’s Week 8 victory over the New England Patriots in 2011. With that […]

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Steelers Outside Linebackers Rush The Passer Considerably Less Often Than The Average

By Matthew Marczi Last week, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley made the point that, while his being healthy and finally being able to really push off on his oft-injured ankle is key to improving his numbers in 2013, what will also help him get to the quarterback more is simply more opportunities to get […]

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Kevin Colbert Admits Rookie Undrafted LB Alan Baxter Has His Interest

When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Northern Illinois defensive end Alan Baxter as undrafted free agent back in late April, he looked like just another name on the transaction sheet that would be lucky to make the practice squad when the final round of cuts are made. Now, after one week of training camp, he has […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Six Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now been at Latrobe for six days and Wednesday was their fourth practice of training camp. As we do everyday, here is your recap of the big events and observations from the day. During lunchtime, linebacker LaMarr Woodley talked about his health as well as his desire to rush the quarterback […]

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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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