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Season Of Change – Kirby Wilson Misses His Chance

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as a season of change amid […]

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Steelers Offense Finally Speaking The Rosetta Stone Language

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first brought in offensive coordinator Todd Haley to replace Bruce Arians, nobody was more antagonistic to the regime change than Arians’ good friend, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. While many teammates mentioned the changing vocabulary seemingly in passing while going on to praise the new offense, many of the quarterback’s comments that offseason […]

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James Saxon Wants Running Backs, Offensive Line In Harmony

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted with two assistant coaches on the offensive side of the ball during this offseason; one was by choice, the other the choice of the coach. A year after losing offensive line coach Sean Kugler to the college ranks, the Steelers evidently settled on a one-year layover with Jack Bicknell Jr., with […]

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Hearing From RB Coach James Saxon

Earlier this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed running backs coach Kirby Wilson to walk, ending up with the Minnesota Vikings after they released their own running backs coach, James Saxon. Saxon wound up replacing Wilson as the Steelers’ running backs coach, but we haven’t heard much from him since he joined the team. Yesterday, however, […]

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Despite Addition Of Blount, Steelers Still Might Want To Re-sign Stephens-Howling Once Healthy

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers effectively added an experienced running back to their roster to backup starter Le’Veon Bell when they signed LeGarrette Blount, but they likely will need to add another one to help on third downs between now and the start of training camp. While Blount does have 579 carries to his credit […]

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Report: Vikings Have “Checked On” Steelers Rehabbing Free Agent RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

It’s been almost seventh months since Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent running back LaRod Stephens-Howling tore his knee up in the 2013 season opener against the Tennessee Titans, but once he’s fully healthy, the Minnesota Vikings might have some interest in him. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, the Vikings have already “checked on” Stephens-Howling […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Optimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Former Steelers Coach Kirby Wilson Claims Relationship With Todd Haley Was Not Strained

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson left a few weeks ago to take the same position on the coaching staff of the Minnesota Vikings and on Tuesday, he was asked to explain his decision to make that lateral move in an interview on 93.7 The Fan. “First of all, let me say that […]

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Roethlisberger Talked About Cotchery, Sam, Munchak And Marijuana On Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was a guest Wednesday on 93.7 The Fan and after talking about the recent announcement that his foundation would replace the loss of Pittsburgh Police K-9 Officer Rocco, who was killed in the line of duty over a week ago, he was asked a few football related questions. With wide […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Grades His Rookie Season A B-Plus

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell had 1,259 combined yards from scrimmage during his rookie season and last week in an interview with CBS Sports on radio row at the Super Bowl, he was asked to grade his 2013 performance. “My rookie year, I have a B-plus,” said Bell. “I think I had a […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking James Saxon Hiring, Mock Draft, Super Bowl Predictions & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 74 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start things off by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers hiring of James Saxon to be their new running backs coach and what it might mean for running back Le’Veon Bell moving forward. We wrap up our final thoughts on […]

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Steelers Hire James Saxon To Be New Running Backs Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t waste much time in replacing running backs coach Kirby Wilson as it was announced on Tuesday that former Minnesota Vikings running backs coach James Saxon will be joining the staff. Here is Saxon’s bio from the Vikings website: James Saxon is in his 3rd season coaching the Vikings RBs in 2013, […]

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Report: Kirby Wilson Didn’t Always Get Along With Todd Haley

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kirby Wilson have now parted ways and according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the long-time running backs coach was not forced out. As Dulac reports in a Monday blog post, Wilson, who is expected to be officially named the new running backs coach of the Minnesota Vikings later on […]

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Report: Steelers Defensive Assistant Jerry Olsavsky To Interview With Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers might not be done with turnover on their coaching staff this offseason as defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky is expected to interview with the Buffalo Bills to become their new linebackers coach, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Olsavksy, a former Steelers linebacker himself, was hired in 2010 to replace Lou […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Kirby Wilson, RB Coach Candidates, Senior Bowl, Pro Bowl & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 73 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start things off by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers and running backs coach Kirby Wilson parting ways with one another. We try to speculate as to why he will need to be replaced and who we feel might be […]

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Recapping The Steelers Coaching Changes Since Mike Tomlin Arrived In Pittsburgh

On Saturday, it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby Wilson would not be back next season as he decided to take the same job with the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson now makes the 13th coach that has left or been fired since Mike Tomlin became head coach of the team in 2007. Here now […]

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Kirby Wilson Thought A Change Of Scenery Was Best For Both Parties

It was reported on Saturday that Kirby Wilson will no longer be the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach as he is expected to assume the same position with the Minnesota Vikings. Saturday evening, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network shared some of what Wilson had to say about the Steelers and his decision to leave. […]

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Some Potential Candidates To Become The Steelers Next Running Backs Coach

Now that we know that Kirby Wilson will not be back as the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach in 2014, we can all throw out some names of coaches that might possibly be considered candidates to replace him. Bobby Turner – Turner was the assistant head coach and running backs coach with the Washington Redskins […]

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Report: Kirby Wilson Expected To Leave Steelers For Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson did not get the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator position that he interviewed for but he reportedly now join the staff of the Minnesota Vikings. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wilson, who originally came to Pittsburgh in 2007, will be hired by new Vikings head coach […]

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Steelers Kirby Wilson Will Not Get Ravens Offensive Coordinator Position

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson interviewed for the open offensive coordinator position with the Baltimore Ravens but has reportedly been told that he will not get it. Wilson reportedly interviewed twice with Ravens head coach John Harbaugh over the course of the last several days but it now appears as though receivers coach […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Munchak Hiring, Hard Knocks, Woodley Training, Senior Bowl & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 72 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I kick the show off by talking about the possibility of the Pittsburgh Steelers being on Hard Knocks this year. We invite your emails on this topic as well. The Steelers hired Mike Munchak to be their new offensive line […]

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Steelers RBs Coach Kirby Wilson Has Second Interview Set With Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson interviewed with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday for their open offensive coordinator job and according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wilson now has a second interview with head coach John Harbaugh set up for Friday. It had been reported that Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler […]

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Report: Ravens To Interview Steelers RBs Coach Kirby Wilson Later This Week

Outside of firing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr., the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to keep their coaching staff in tact so far this offseason. However, Garrett Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com reports on Wednesday that Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is scheduled to interview Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson later this week for their […]

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Report: Steelers Kirby Wilson Might Be A Candidate For The Titans Offensive Coordinator Job

Now that the Tennessee Titans have hired Ken Whisenhunt to be their new head coach there is a chance he could request permission to interview Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler to be his defensive coordinator. Butler is under contract for 2014, however, so the Steelers have the right to prevent that for happening like […]

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Pound FF – Week 2: Mock Fantasy GM

By Matt Sabuda – Guest Contributor If you\’re among the Steeler fans who thinks you can predict who will make the most of their opportunities on #PittPreseasonGM at www.poundff.com, here\’s some week two analysis and predictions to help guide your fantasy front office. QB – Bruce Gradkowski – By far the safest choice as Ben […]

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