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Lombardi Lessons For The 2014 Steelers

By Michael K Reynolds The NFL is a copycat league and for good reason. You start off a season with thirty-two teams full of aspirations and overflowing with world class football talent and you end up with only one gladiator holding the Lombardi Trophy high. There is no better laboratory of gridiron success than the […]

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Compensatory Draft Pick Prognosticator Predicts Three For Steelers This Offseason

As Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com pointed out in a Friday blog post, his good friend Craig Turner has become quite the expert at predicting compensatory draft picks that teams will receive for the net loss of their free agents. In fact, last year Turner correctly predicted the right team and round of 24 of the total […]

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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Talking To Ike Taylor

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. A very large sticking point […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Nose 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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The Salary Cap And The Decline Of The Meritorious Contract

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I utilized a quick study from the salary cap specialist website Over the Cap to discuss the nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ financial roster-building philosophy and how it was altered, understandably, following recent Super Bowl success over the past decade, which includes two championships in three appearances, with four AFC Championship […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft Version 1.0 – Post Senior Bowl

With the 2014 Senior Bowl now behind us it is time for my first 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses to inspire good draft talk about players. I usually do about 5 or 6 mocks prior to the actual NFL draft taking place and you can find […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – CB Terry Hawthorne

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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Ten Personnel Questions Heading Into The 2014 Offseason

By Jeremy Hritz While the 2013 Steelers season is over, there will be no shortage of action over the next seven to eight months as the team begins the process of crafting their roster for a new season. The Steelers have answered many personnel questions through their play in the second half of the season, […]

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All We Want For Christmas Is A Steelers Mulligan

By Michael K. Reynolds By the time the Pittsburgh Steelers play against the Green Bay Packers they will have a good chance of already being eliminated from the playoffs. Even with some help from others and a victory over the Packers it will only cause further indigestion over Christmas dinner for the Terrible Towel waiving faithful as a playoff […]

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2013 A Dud, But Emerging Youngsters A Reason For Optimism Next Year

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers suffered another defensive collapse yesterday against the Dolphins, but in the end, once again, they were in a position to pull out a close win. However, in what seemed to be a repeat from other losses this year, the Steelers could not squeeze out the win late. While this isn’t […]

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Cortez Allen Threatened With Demotion After Poor Outing

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen entered the 2013 season targeted as a player ‘on the ascent’, both within the organization and on the outside, perceived as a possible breakout player after a supposed explosion of turnovers late last season that was taken as a clear sign of the next Charles Tillman. To […]

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Checking In On The Players The Steelers Parted Ways With This Past Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to let several of their unrestricted free agents walk this past offseason and they parted ways with a few other veterans under contract in addition. Here is a quick look at how their former players have done so far this season as week five comes to a close Monday night. Rashard […]

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Sadly – The Standard Is The Standard

NOTE: I don’t normally take outside article submissions, but Michael Reynolds has asked that I post his thoughts on the start of the season. I am sure this will produce some interesting discussion in the comments. ~ DB By Michael Reynolds The familiar refrain of “Here We Go Steelers” is most aptly replaced by “Here […]

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Thank Goodness For William Gay

By Matthew Marczi When the Arizona Cardinals released cornerback William Gay and the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to re-sign him after a one-year vacation in the desert, there was much hand-wringing over the move. After all, Gay is talentless and has no idea what he is doing out there—or so I had heard. Some have suggested […]

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Cortez Allen’s Transition To Starter Not Going Smoothly

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen is scheduled to miss his second consecutive game after playing just the first half of the season opener. He injured his ankle during the waning minutes of the first half against the Tennessee Titans and was unable to return in the second half after testing it out […]

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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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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 Versus Redskins: 11 Things To Look For Monday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Washington Redskins Monday night at FedEx Field in their second preseason game of the season and below are eleven things to look for during the game. Dwyer, Dwyer, Head On Fire – It\’s possible that both rookie Le\’Veon Bell and Isaac Redman will be held out of the game against […]

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Versatile Safeties May Open Up A Roster Spot For Steelers At Another Position

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the 2013 season with untested depth at the safety position after both primary reserves—Ryan Mundy and Will Allen—departed in free agency this spring. Of the three primary candidates to apprentice behind the starters this season, only second-year player Robert Golden has in-game regular season experience on defense. Golden, […]

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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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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Really Likes Numbers

If you have ever listened to Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor over the years, you know by now that he loves to reference stats during interviews and specially his own when it comes to completion percentages on balls thrown his direction. He did it again on Wednesday when talking to Chris Bradford of the Beaver […]

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Undersized Victorian Looking To Raise His Stature On Steelers Depth Chart

By Matthew Marczi Josh Victorian entered this edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp likely still on the roster bubble; however, with the recent injuries to Cortez Allen, Curtis Brown, DeMarcus Van Dyke, and Terry Hawthorne, the young cornerback has been given the opportunity to garner some much-needed experience, playing the slot with the ones […]

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Kevin Colbert Says Team Couldn\’t Fit CB Keenan Lewis Into Their Structure

During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a big decision to make as to whether or not to re-sign cornerback Keenan Lewis, who was an unrestricted free agent following the 2012 season. They chose against doing so and Lewis wound up signing a five-year, $25.5 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. Now that the […]

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Steelers CB Curtis Brown Now Must Show He Can Turn The Proverbial Corner

I consider myself a “glass half full” kind of guy and thus not only am I not overly worried about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen not being ready for the start of the regular season following his Friday knee surgery; I also think the extra reps that third-year cornerback Curtis Brown will receive in Allen\’s […]

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Steelers Training Camp Questions – Is Curtis Brown More Than Just A Gunner

By Matthew Marczi Every summer, teams all around the league come into training camp with questions looking to be answered. The Pittsburgh Steelers are no different. The same can be said for individual players. Yesterday, we talked about Adrian Robinson looking to break free of the “one-trick pony” tag. Another young player looking to shake […]

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