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What If Worilds Succeeds In 2013?

By Jeremy Hritz James Harrison is gone and is now in the land of the Bungles, apparently motivated by the Pittsburgh Steelers cutting ties with him. In week two of the approaching NFL season, Harrison will get his first opportunity to make his former team still wish they had his services, while Jason Worilds will […]

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Hritz: Pre OTAs 2013 Steelers Season Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Last year, I took the time to work through the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule to make an early prediction of the success of the team. I worked through multiple iterations of this before finishing my final season prediction in which I forecasted that the Steelers would end up 11-5, beating the Baltimore […]

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Don’t Sleep On Steelers Second-Year LB Adrian Robinson

By Jeremy Hritz Back on March 4th, Dave Bryan wrote this about second year outside linebacker, Adrian Robinson: “When you watched rookie Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Adrian Robinson play last preseason you could see a good deal of expected flaws, but you could also see a young player that could get after the quarterback.” Many […]

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Thirtysomething: A Look At The Steeler Defenders Nearing The End

By Jeremy Hritz One of the most overused arguments regarding the decline of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last couple of seasons, including the approaching one, is the age of many of their defensive stars. True, several of the players on defense are well into their thirties, but how much can we expect that to […]

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Offensive Line: The Greatest Strength Of The Steelers In 2013?

By Jeremy Hritz Sure, it’s early, and there are still three months to go until training camp kicks off, but that won’t stop us from discussing what position will be the greatest strength of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 season. While it is easy to say that quarterback is the best position on the […]

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Production From Jones, Bell, & Wheaton in 2013 = Successful Steelers Draft

By Jeremy Hritz The optimism following the 2013 NFL Draft is always electric. In a perfect 2013 NFL season, Jarvis Jones would lead the league in sacks, Le’Veon Bell would rush for 1500 yards, and Markus Wheaton would make Steelers fans even happier that Mike Wallace left for Miami. The reality is, however, nobody knows […]

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Hritz: Steelers Mock Draft 2013 – Final Version

By Jeremy Hritz The 2013 NFL Draft is finally here, and so is my final mock draft. This is the fourth iteration of my mock draft, and I still have the Steelers making a trade with their first round pick, this time with Atlanta. In my previous mock, as many of you pointed out, I […]

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Hritz: Steelers Mock Draft 2013 Version 3.0

By Jeremy Hritz When I initially completed my third mock draft, I had fully accepted that the Pittsburgh Steelers would not match the offer sheet from New England for Emmanuel Sanders and that they would have acquired an additional third round pick. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Retaining Sanders changed the entire complexion of […]

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Steelers Not Flinching With Youth Emerging

By Jeremy Hritz We are getting closer and closer to a new NFL season. The scouting combine is a distant memory, the 2013 schedule has been released, and within a matter of days, the NFL Draft will be here, and a new crop of Pittsburgh Steelers will generate a newfound enthusiasm and optimism for the […]

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Don’t Take Ben Roethlisberger For Granted As He Heads Into 10th Season

By Jeremy Hritz It is hard to believe that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 31 years old and is entering his tenth season in the National Football League. In his nine years, he has delivered two Super Bowl Championships and countless highlights that have resulted in exciting last second victories. Sadly, the inevitable is […]

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Eddie Lacy To The Steelers In The Second Round?

By Jeremy Hritz In fourth edition of his 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Todd McShay has Eddie Lacy out of Alabama being selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round, two picks before the Steelers. While the likelihood of Lacy dropping that far is slim, if the Steelers were presented with an opportunity to […]

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Buck Linebacker Spot Continues To Be Big Question Mark On Steelers Defense

By Jeremy Hritz Only 20 some days away from the 2013 NFL Draft, and still the biggest question facing the Steelers defense is who will line up alongside Lawrence Timmons at middle linebacker. Based on the current roster and due to the injury of Sean Spence, it would appear that Larry Foote will start inside […]

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Steelers 2013 Schedule Serves Up The Elite

By Jeremy Hritz The NFL schedule is on the verge of being released, and it is being reported to be unveiled to the public on Tuesday, April 16th. The schedule release is an indicator that the season is getting closer, and that the NFL draft is just a mere ten days away after that. Surprisingly, […]

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Steelers Changes In 2013 A Good Thing: Don’t Bet On A 6-10 Season

By Jeremy Hritz Across the world for many Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the sky is falling, and optimism for the 2013 season has all but dissipated and has been replaced by a pessimism that is forecasting a 6-10 season or worse. While the first week of free agency has not provided many reasons to celebrate with […]

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Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin To Be Tested in 2013

By Jeremy Hritz We will see if Mike Tomlin is just a good coach or an outstanding coach in 2013. This past week, many Pittsburgh Steelers starters departed for fat contracts with other teams, while the team reclaimed some old baggage by resigning the likes of Larry Foote, Ramon Foster, Matt Spaeth, David Johnson and […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft: Georgia LB Alec Ogletree: Good Pick Or Bad Apple?

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers have a significant need at inside linebacker. Based on recent reports about the severity of Sean Spence’s knee injury, the likelihood of him returning this season, or returning at all, are greatly in question. The thinking is that Larry Foote will be resigned to man the interior position alongside […]

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Hritz: Steelers Mock Draft 2013 Version 2.0

By Jeremy Hritz Free agency will arrive this coming week, and the muddy waters that are 2013 NFL rosters will begin to clear. The moves made in free agency will provide a better indication of which direction teams will go in the draft, though it seems that the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to keep their […]

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Offense Should Drive Steelers First Round Pick

By Jeremy Hritz The 2013 NFL Combine is complete, and now, the Pro Days will begin, finalizing draft boards in team war rooms throughout the league. Yet as of the first weekend of March, it is still unclear as to whom the Pittsburgh Steelers will select with the 17th overall pick in the NFL Draft. […]

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Should The Steelers Give James Harrison One More Year?

By Jeremy Hritz The discussion regarding the future of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison is escalating. This past week, Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, made it known to the media that his client was not interested in taking a pay cut in order to stay with the Steelers, igniting much discussion of whether or not […]

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2013 NFL Draft: Why The Steelers Should Take A Chance On Warmack

By Jeremy Hritz Dave Bryan wrote an interesting article the other day about the availability of Alabama guard Chance Warmack at number 17 when the Pittsburgh Steelers make their pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. While the Steelers have invested heavily in the offensive line over the last several years, including […]

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Big Problems At Running Back And Wide Receiver For The Steelers In 2013?

By Jeremy Hritz It seems a foregone conclusion that Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall are as good as gone. And the reasoning for letting both of them walk from the Pittsburgh Steelers organization isn’t completely connected to money: both are also responsible for creating distractions that were not conducive to team success. Wallace’s unresolved contract […]

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Roethlisberger Motivated By Flacco MVP?

By Jeremy Hritz Ben Roethlisberger is preparing for his 10th season in the NFL, and it is hard to believe that the young quarterback that took the league by storm in 2004 is now in the backend of his career. With three Super Bowl appearances on his resume along with two trophies, there is no […]

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Hritz: Steelers Mock Draft 2013 Version 1.0

By Jeremy Hritz The 2013 NFL Draft is still a ways off, but it is never too early to begin prognosticating the players the Pittsburgh Steelers will select. Below is the first edition of my mock draft, and you can expect it to evolve multiple times as we advance through the offseason. Player availability and […]

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Gerry Dulac Of The PPG Has Been Lovin’ On The Ravens

By Jeremy Hritz Is it me, or does Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers writer Gerry Dulac have a new-found infatuation with the Baltimore Ravens? Each week, Dulac publishes his NFL Forecast where he selects the winners for every NFL game. Prior to the AFC Championship Game, Dulac had selected the Broncos to defeat the Ravens 28-17 and […]

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Georgia Safety Bacarri Rambo Makes Picks But Eats Brownies

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers are in need of a safety in this year’s draft, in addition to several other positions. While it is not as much of an immediate priority as outside linebacker, wide receiver, and running back, it is a position that they will address in later rounds. A safety prospect that […]

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Five Positions That The Steelers Will Address In 2013 Draft

By Jeremy Hritz It’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers have several areas of need heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, and while need normally does not dictate who they draft early on, they will more than likely use their later picks to address lack of depth at certain positions. If when the Steelers select […]

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