Merril Hoge


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. –…


Steelers vs Falcons: Numbers Crunch

Statistical analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. – We have to start with all the records that were set. And there were a lot. – Le’Veon Bell surpassed Barry Foster for the most yards from scrimmage in a single season in franchise history. Bell now…


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Bryant McFadden Just The Latest Former Steeler Entering The Media

According to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ website, former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden, now retired, seems to have found his life’s work. It seems as though McFadden has found his new calling as a sports broadcaster, having found employment as co-host for Chicago-based 120 Sports, which offers breaking news via the internet…



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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Ninth Round +

By Michael K. Reynolds Who should the Pittsburgh Steelers take with their first round draft pick this year? Third round? Fifth? Should they emphasize offense or defense? With what positions should they take a risk? When should they play it safe? The correct answers to these questions may not lie…