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Steelers LB Larry Foote Thinks He Will Be Back In 2014

There’s a lot of speculation that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote will be a cap causality during the offseason, but during a Tuesday morning interview on 93.7 The Fan, the 33 year-old Michigan product said he thinks he will be back in 2014. “I talked to my agent, they said they want me back, but […]

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Post-Season Analysis Of The 2013 Steelers Draft Picks

By Jeremy Hritz The season is over, and it’s time to reflect on the performance of individual Steelers and their contributions to the team in 2013. Below is an analysis of the performance of the 2013 Steelers draft picks, in addition to a forecast of what type of contribution they can make in their second […]

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Sound FX Segment On Cameron Heyward Offers A Glimpse Of An Emerging Leader

By Matthew Marczi So much of the breakout year by Cameron Heyward during the 2013 season has already been exhaustively documented, both by us and by others. His emergence into the starting lineup injected some life into a stagnating defense that had already lost its bearings with Larry Foote being lost in the first week […]

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Three New Years Resolutions For The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Michael K. Reynolds Not to be lost in the fanfare of the nearly miraculous entry into the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Steelers is the fact the team remains a work in progress when it comes to returning to the elite status it’s enjoyed the past decade. The good news is this is a team on the rise […]

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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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Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into The Offseason

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers so it is now time to look ahead to the 2014 salary cap situation as we head into the offseason. I will be breaking this down even more in future writings, but I will outline a few things here for you that I expect to […]

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Steelers End 2013 Season Without Suffering Any Serious Injuries

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers but it appears as though they will enter the offseason without any serious injuries to overcome. “On the injury front, a few minor ones,” said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Jerricho Cotchery hurt his ribs. I don’t know the status […]

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Vince Williams Living Up To Scouting Report

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted rookie inside linebacker Vince Williams in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they most certainly didn’t envision him starting most of the season next to Lawrence Timmons. Of course, plans can change on the fly, as it did when veteran Larry Foote was lost for […]

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Jarvis Jones Not To Blame For Long Run By Ryan Tannehill

The Pittsburgh Steelers gave up three more plays of 40 yards or more Sunday in their loss to the Miami Dolphins and on one of them, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones is being unfairly blamed for a missed assignment. On the 48 yard run by quarterback Ryan Tannehill off of the read-option in the first quarter, […]

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Free Agent Market Value Of Jason Worilds And Why The Steelers Aren’t Likely To Retain Him

With three games now left in the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season, a lot of fans are wondering what it might take in order to retain outside linebacker Jason Worilds, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason. In order to determine that, below are a few things to think about. First […]

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Lawrence Timmons Was A Force Against The Run Versus The Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Amidst a relatively disappointing individual season, Lawrence Timmons played one of his better and more consistent games last week against the Baltimore Ravens. He was a force especially against the run, taking on and shedding blockers as though James Farrior were still here and in his prime. On this late second quarter […]

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Tomlin Open To Moving Worilds And Woodley Around To Maximize Pass Rush

Ever since he was drafted, it’s been obvious that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds plays much better on the left side than he does the right. With starter LaMarr Woodley sidelined by a calf injury this past Sunday in the win over the Detroit Lions, Worilds took full advantage of his extra playing time on […]

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Addressing The Mike Florio Fear Mongering Regarding A New Contract For Ben Roethlisberger

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk evidently just found the contract of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and as a result, he thought it would be fun to do a little fear mongering now that Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network hasn’t done any in the last couple of days. Florio is just now realizing […]

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What Have They Done?

By Matthew Marczi Following last week’s 24-point trouncing by the New England Patriots, a lot of reporters covering the Pittsburgh Steelers suddenly hit the contemplative switch and brainstormed to come up with this most amazing of questions: why hasn’t Mike Tomlin made any changes to make the team better? The most amazing feature of this […]

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Steve McLendon Not The Issue In Run Defense

By Matthew Marczi Despite the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers have given up a wealth of yardage on the ground over the course of the past two weeks—nearly 400, in fact—it is my belief that the primary culprit behind this issue is not Steve McLendon and the defensive line. The inside linebackers this season have […]

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Spare Change Sub-Packages Continue To Gain Prominence

By Matthew Marczi Partially ignited by the injury to inside linebacker Larry Foote, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has acquiesced to the wishes of his free safety, Ryan Clark, by re-introducing the quarter sub-package into the defensive game plan, beginning with Robert Golden and Shamarko Thomas as the extra defensive backs. Now that Cortez […]

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Steelers Like The Continued Evolution Of Rookie LB Vince Williams

A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were hoping rookie linebacker Vince Williams would start to separate himself from Kion Wilson at the buck inside linebacker position and according to head coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday, that separation has now taken place. “He’s been solid not only in performance, but in communication,” said Tomlin about […]

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Competition At Inside Linebacker Still Going?

By Matthew Marczi Is there any clarity yet at the inside linebacker spot? After the events of the past three weeks, I do not believe so. Even though Kion Wilson had been listed as the starter replacing the injured Larry Foote, he only played a quarter of the team’s snaps during the second and third […]

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Is The Quarter Sub-Package Limiting Lawrence Timmons?

By Matthew Marczi There is no question that, since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 207 NFL Draft, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has slowly become an integral piece in Dick LeBeau’s defensive arsenal. He has arguably been the team’s best defensive player over the course of the past […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Once again, Kion Wilson started at inside linebacker in place of Larry Foote. Will this be the last time? The Steelers also started the game in the nickel despite being down a starting cornerback. That’s a lot of trust in the young Shamarko Thomas. The Steelers failed to stop second and one […]

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The More, The Better For Vince Williams In Adjusting To Pro Speed

By Matthew Marczi The signs all seem to be pointing toward rookie linebacker Vince Williams edging ever closer to being anointed the starter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, which could happen as early as this Sunday in London against the Minnesota Vikings. He is certainly not worrying himself over it, however. Even though he has played […]

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William Gay Could Be A Different Kind Of Safety Net With Cortez Allen Back

By Matthew Marczi With Cortez Allen being a full participant in practice yesterday and showing all signs of being able to resume play after missing the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers face a somewhat interesting personnel situation. After the Steelers lost inside linebacker Larry Foote for the season, Dick LeBeau had to improvise and […]

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Time Is Now To Give Vince Williams The Starter Title To Go Along With Starter Snaps

By Matthew Marczi The writing has been on the wall for the past two weeks, and perhaps this week will be the one that converts words into action. Since the Week One season-ending injury to inside linebacker Larry Foote, the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent the past two weeks deploying their shiny new backup linebackers—Kion Wilson […]

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Hritz: Bears at Steelers Preview And Prediction – Week 3

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers are 0-2 for the second time since 2000, when Kordell Stewart stepped in for Kent Graham at quarterback after week four to lead the team to a 9-7 record but without a playoff berth. That season was also Plaxico Burress’ rookie year in which he infamously spiked the ball against […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening KR coverage. Front five: Kion Wilson, Terence Garvin, Chris Carter, Shamarko Thomas, and Jarvis Jones. David Paulson and Michael Palmer the next two with Al Woods and Cam Heyward forming […]

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Defensive Rookies Taking Advantage Of Job Openings

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to get any production out of their young offensive draft picks this year. Yet they have a rookie starting at right outside linebacker, a rookie manning the slot corner position, and yet another rookie in a heavy rotation at inside linebacker that saw him play half the […]

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