Merril Hoge

Merril Hoge Shares The Lessons That He Learned From Chuck Noll

He may not have had a Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but former running back Merril Hoge, who played for the team from 1987 to 1993, finds himself as one of the most highly-regarded alumni from the Steelers these days. It doesn’t hurt that he has prominent…



Steelers Spin: Greatest Draft Hits – Ninth Round +

It was three years ago on Steelers Depot when the Spin spun the Pittsburgh Steelers greatest draft picks of the Super Bowl era in a compelling, must-see Internet, series of articles. So groundbreaking was that momentous, just shy of Pulitzer Prize winning journalistic foray, that the Steelers brass have since…


Le’Veon Bell In Sight Of Several Franchise Records Versus Patriots

When Le’Veon Bell makes the field today against the New England Patriots, he is virtually assured of making history for the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise, because he is almost there already. But he actually has a shot at a few records within the team’s vaunted postseason history, all of which can…


Ryan Clark on Antonio Brown: ‘He’s So Self Absorbed’

As you probably already know by now, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to stream live from the team locker room following the Sunday night win over the Kansas City Chiefs and that broadcast included head coach Mike Tomlin making a meant-to-be-private speech that now has the internets buzzing. On…



5 Of 42 ESPN Commentators Predict Steelers Will Be Super Bowl LI Champions

Ahead of the 2016 NFL season getting underway Thursday night, ESPN released the predictions of 42 of their commentators and you can see them all below. Of the 42 commentators, only five predicted that the Pittsburgh Steelers will go on to win Super Bowl LI and they are Michelle Beisner, Jarrett Bell, Merril Hoge, Keyshawn Johnson and Jim…



Ownership As Important As Ever In Today’s League

As one of the two major NFL gatherings during the offseason process—the other being the draft, of course—the Combine always brings together a wide variety of media personalities, which generates no shortage of discussion and content to sort through and process. When it comes to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers,…


Steelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day One

Welcome back! One practice down, 17 to go. It was a terrific day, as always, and though we can only learn so much, it was cathartic just to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers again. Many thanks to our own Jon Ledyard, Tony DelSignore Jr, and Tim Rice for hanging out with…


Training Camp Visits A Staple For Many Fans

For fans of professional football in it’s grandest form, the NFL, there is nothing like awaiting the start of training camp. After all the momentous hype that builds up to the NFL Draft and envisioning your team picking out that one missing puzzle piece to a championship, the aura wears…



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One Proud Merril Hoge

Wednesday was National Signing Day and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge had two immediate family members sign with colleges. Beau Hoge, Merril’s son, signed with BYU. He played quarterback at Highlands High School in Kentucky. Tristen Hoge, Merril’s nephew, signed with Notre Dame. He is considered one of…


2014 Steelers Player Reviews: Running Backs

As we did last year, we’ll review the Pittsburgh Steelers position-by-position, player-by-player, based on what I have recorded in my Game Rewind notes throughout the season. We’ll move forward today with a recap of the Steelers running backs. Le’Veon Bell: It’s been an offense on the hunt for a feature…


Steelers vs Bengals: Numbers Crunch

Statistical breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night. – We’ll look at the three skill positions. Ben Roethlisberger tied Drew Brees for most passing yards in 2014 with 4952. He’s the first quarterback in team history to tie or own the league lead. –…