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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – G Chris Hubbard – Undrafted

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Offensive Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers Add G Bryant Browning To Practice Squad

With tackle Joe Long now gone from the practice squad after being poached Wednesday by the Chicago Bears, the Pittsburgh Steelers quickly filled the vacated spot by signing free agent guard Bryant Browning. Browning was originally signed by St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in July of 2011 out of Ohio State where […]

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Bears Sign T Joe Long Off Steelers Practice Squad

This is the time of year when teams are likely to poach players off of the practice squads of others and it happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday. According to the official NFL transaction report, the Chicago Bears have signed tackle Joe Long to their 53 man roster off of the Steelers practice squad. […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro, “I’ll Do My Best To Get Back As Soon As Possible”

The right ankle injury suffered Sunday by Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders will more than likely prevent him from playing this coming Sunday against the New England Patriots. DeCastro, who was rolled up on from behind in the third quarter Sunday as a result of a block […]

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Help, Health Wanted Along The Offensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Ever since the inexplicable scene two weeks ago in which the newly-acquired tackle Levi Brown injured himself during pre-game warmups, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has gone against his own grain and dressed eight offensive linemen on game day. Did the shock of having just Guy Whimper as a reserve lineman […]

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Steelers Post Game Injury Report: David DeCastro And Guy Whimper Will Likely Need MRI’s

Following the 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media and went over the injuries suffered in the game. “Ramon Foster sustained a concussion there early on and was unable to return,” started Tomlin. “Guy Whimper had a left knee injury that needs to be and will be […]

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Steelers Preseason Depth Chart Offered Clues Regarding Final Roster And Practice Squad

By Matthew Marczi Who would have thought that preseason depth chart moves actually meant something? The Pittsburgh Steelers discretely made a couple of depth chart moves throughout training camp, and it turns out that a lot of them stuck, two of which I previously noted. First, it was cornerback Isaiah Green moving ahead of Josh […]

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Steelers Sign Eight Players To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now set their initial eight man practice squad for the 2013 season as guard Chris Hubbard, tackle Joe Long, defensive end Brian Arnfelt, linebacker Alan Baxter, linebacker Terence Garvin, running back Alvester Alexander, cornerback Devin Smith and wide receiver Justin Brown were all signed Sunday after clearing waivers. The Steelers surprisingly […]

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Internal Options To Fill Matt Spaeth’s Roster Spot For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi With the decision to carry five tight ends, the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly expressed their intent to place tight end Matt Spaeth on the Reserve/Injured List with Designation to Return. In order to place the return designation on a player being moved to injured reserve, that player must be on the final 53-man […]

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Steelers 2013 Practice Squad Prediction

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their roster cuts and the next course of action will be the signing of eight players to the practice squad. Below is my educated guess as to who those eight players will be. Terry Hawthorne – Hawthorne is now healthy after missing the offseason practices and a good portion […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi If I am not mistaken, Brian Rolle did not play much of any special teams in the second half. My belief is that he did not have to, and that otherwise he would have. Chris Carter looked his most active of the entire preseason against the weaker competition offered in the final […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi I found it interesting how long both Jason Worilds and Cortez Allen remained in the game. The only other starters on defense were Ziggy Hood and Steve McLendon, but both exited earlier. Allen, of course, has missed a lot of the preseason due to injuries, but he, Worilds, and McLendon are all […]

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Marczi – Steelers 2013 Final 53 Man Roster Prediction

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their preseason schedule last night with a 25-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but they survived the four games seemingly without any major injuries, based on the way rookie running back Le’Veon Bell seems to be recovering from a mid-foot sprain. I am not entirely sure how […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 preseason has now come and gone and now the team must trim the roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening. The last few cuts are always the hardest and trying to figure out the last three of four roster spots is a yearly chore. Below is my best educated guess […]

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Six Positions To Be Settled In Steelers Preseason Finale

By Matthew Marczi The preseason finale may not mean a whole lot to many fans, and even to many players—particularly the starters—but for hundreds of players around the league, it is the final preseason game that determines whether or not they have a six-figure salary in their future or if they will be getting an […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Injury Report, Tomlin Presser, Roethlisberger Play-Action & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 13 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by recapping the Tuesday Mike Tomlin press conference as the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to take on the Carolina Panthers Thursday night in the preseason finale. We go over the injury report and talk specifically about Isaac Redman sitting […]

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Joe Long Stating His Case With Performance Against Chiefs

By Matthew Marczi Given the departures of Max Starks, Willie Colon, and Doug Legursky, paired with the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not address the offensive line in the draft, a few speculated during the offseason that a couple of players from the practice squad last season stood a chance to make the roster. […]

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Guy Whimper: Serviceable Game Day Inactive?

By Matthew Marczi Many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers were chagrined when the team brought in Guy Whimper for depth along the offensive line, and not without reason. He has given up a lot of sacks in his career, and had been ranked as among the worst starting offensive linemen when he was asked to […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Chiefs

By Alex Kozora A full game breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night. First Half – Steelers on opening kickoff coverage. L1 Cortez Allen, L2 Robert Golden, L3 Shamarko Thomas, L4 Will Johnson, L5 Jarvis Jones. R1 Chris Carter (I consider the player to the immediate right of Suisham to […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the second half during the third preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunate for Maurkice Pouncey to rack up a couple of penalties to start the second half. He looked much better in the first half in […]

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17 Offensive Players Left Fighting For Roster Spots

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their first round of cuts following their third preseason game and with a little more than one week to go until the roster must be set at 53 players, there are several offensive players left on the roster that are fighting for just a few available spots. Here now […]

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Instant Analysis Of Steelers Roster Cuts

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers did not waste much time cutting their roster down to the requisite 75 a day after their third preseason game, and there were certainly some very notable, albeit not very surprising moves, including one move to injured reserve. The Steelers announced that they have placed rookie seventh-round defensive end […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers QB Landry Jones Versus Redskins

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of every pass Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones attempted against the New York Giants. First Drive Completions/Attempts: 4/6 Attempts Under Center/From Shotgun: 3/3 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 3:42 3rd. Shotgun, 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE). Trips Bunch Left. Throws crosser behind Derek Moye and the pass falls incomplete. […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 2 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now played two preseason games, so it is now time for my fifth 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first four 53 man roster predictions following the draft, OTA practices, pre training camp and first preseason game, you can view them by following the links […]

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No Center Action For Beachum Against The Redskins

Leading up to Monday night preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum would finally get to play some center. So how many snaps did the 2012 seventh-round draft pick play over the ball in the game? Try none. While we don\’t know the real […]

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