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Steelers, Podlesh Have A Common Goal In Finding Consistency

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed yet another outside free agent yesterday, bringing their season total to eight. As a street free agent, he won’t have any impact on compensatory picks, assuming he even makes the roster. They added punter Adam Podlesh, who has the distinction of having been drafted ahead of Daniel Sepulveda in the 2007 […]

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A Closer Look, Placing The Steelers Rushing Data In Context

Earlier this morning, we did a side-by-side comparison between running back Le’Veon Bell and the newest Pittsburgh Steelers running back, LeGarrette Blount, to see how they stacked up against one another in situational football. We looked at three key areas, drawing data from last season’s numbers in order to compare how each back performed in […]

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13 Steelers Free Agents Remain Unsigned Entering Second Week Of The New League Year

Today marks the beginning of the second week of free agency for 2014 league year and as of right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have 13 of their own free agents that remain unsigned. Below is a quick recap of the current status of those players. Jerricho Cotchery – Cotchery has a visit scheduled on […]

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Steelers’ Punter Search Won’t Include Pat McAfee

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly figure to be in the market for a new punter this offseason, given that all three punters that spent even a second on the roster last year are either not on the team or will be a free agent on Tuesday. But that search will not include Pat McAfee, who re-signed […]

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Brad Wing With A Prayer?

As far as punters go, it’s difficult to generate much enthusiasm, regardless of how talented a player might be. Frankly, quality punting is more of a concern for teams with bad offenses, and barring a hemorrhaging of touchdown returns, if you’re so worried about the quality of your punting game, chances are there are bigger […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Specialists

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Getting closer to the end. Due up, the specialists. Shaun Suisham: Kicker is a position fans tend to toss barbs at but it’s difficult to fault Suisham. Aside from a tough game against Oakland, and to put all […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Specialists

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 Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Tight End

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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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – P Mat McBriar – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Mat McBriar Position: Punter Experience: 10 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $293,824 2013 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to upgrade their punting position over second-year undrafted free agent Drew Butler, so when Butler beat out veteran Brian Moorman during the preseason, they looked for a replacement […]

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Special Teams Signings Could Suggest Steelers Have Diagnosed A Problem

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers may have taken a step in the right direction yesterday when they signed Bryce Davis—a long snapper—and Brad Wing—a punter. That step: diagnosing a problem. Selecting these two special teams players as their first signings from outside the organization could suggest that the Steelers see a need to improve […]

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Steelers Sign P Brad Wing, LS Bryce Davis To Future Contracts

With the 2013 season now over, the Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to expand their offseason roster by signing several players to futures contracts. After re-signing seven of their eight practice squad players earlier in the week to futures deals , the team added a punter and long snapper on Friday as Brad Wing and Bryce […]

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Bengals Sign Former Steelers Punter Zoltan Mesko

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be partaking in the playoffs this year, but as of Tuesday, their former punter will be. Zoltan Mesko, who was signed by the Steelers following his waiving by the New England Patriots just prior to the start of the season, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday and he will punt […]

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Steelers Versus Packers Winners And Losers – Week 16

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers 38-31 and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Le’Veon Bell – Bell registered the first 100-yard game of his career and snapped the Steelers streak of 22 games without […]

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Pittsburgh Not Amused After Special Teams Made The Butt Of The Joke

By Matthew Marczi In a game that saw Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker send a quintuplet of pigskins through the uprights in what was ultimately a two-point loss, the special teams performance of the Pittsburgh Steelers should probably be credited with assists on a pair of those field goals. First, there was the comical ‘cadence’ […]

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Tomlin Says Cadence Issue Led To Botched Field Goal Attempt

Midway through the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens, a 50-yard field goal attempt by kicker Shaun Suisham turned into a disaster as it appeared there was some confusion with the timing of the snap. On the play, Suisham appeared to start his approach just prior to the […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Winners And Losers Week 13

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 22-20 to the Baltimore Ravens and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Jason Worilds – Worilds has likely made himself a ton of money the last three weeks as once again he […]

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Jason Worilds Played A Complete Game Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi It’s been no secret that fourth-year outside linebacker Jason Worilds has really begun to come into his own over the course of the last two games. He registered nearly double-digit pressures this week against the Cleveland Browns despite not actually registering a sack, but he did bring down their quarterbacks—both of them—seven […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Week 12 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Much of the third quarter was owned by Will Allen. He ended the Browns’ first drive with a tackle on Greg Lloyd a yard shy of the first down. Antonio Brown may have saved Ben Roethlisberger an interception on his deep pass that fluttered toward the sideline. Brown got a hand on […]

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Steelers Versus Browns: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 12

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Get The Runs Going – Whichever team runs the ball the best in this game is most likely to win due to the expected bad weather conditions. The Steelers have not […]

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Steelers Versus Lions – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers could not have gotten off to a worse finish in the first half, giving up 27 unanswered points and shooting themselves in the foot on offense. A three-and-out to open the third quarter did not ease the tension. Unlike in the first half, however, Mat McBriar got off an excellent […]

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Steelers Versus Lions – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi I found it interesting that the Steelers opened up in the nickel, which they rarely use these days, favoring six defensive backs over five when not in base. That only lasted one play before Vince Williams was substituted for Will Allen. The Steelers moved their outside linebacker around a lot in this […]

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Steelers Versus Patriots: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 9

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. That Guy At Right Guard – The Steelers best offensive lineman, David DeCastro, will sit out this game with a right ankle injury suffered last week and he will likely […]

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Steelers Opt To Punt On Special Teams Woes

By Matthew Marczi To the surprise of exactly nobody, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected yesterday to waive punter Zoltan Mesko after seven games, replacing him with veteran free agent punter Mat McBriar, hoping to punt on their recent special teams woes. The Steelers, of course, brought in Mesko after the New England Patriots released him upon […]

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Steelers Waive P Zoltan Mesko; Sign P Mat McBriar

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move on Tuesday and as expected, punter Zoltan Mesko was released following several weeks of inconsistency. Taking over Mesko will be free agency Mat McBriar , who was brought in for a tryout on Tuesday. McBriar was signed originally by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in […]

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