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Poor Tackling Rears Its Ugly Head Once Again For Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Sunday’s game having already tied their season total in missed tackles from last year at 82, according to Pro Football Focus. That was already a far cry from their heyday of recent years. They missed just 69 tackles in 2011, 76 in 2010. In 2009, it was again […]

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Steelers Versus Dolphins: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. No Pony Tricks – Mike Wallace makes his long-awaited return to Pittsburgh on Sunday and he’d love nothing more than to add his name to the long last of wide receivers […]

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Hritz: Dolphins Versus Steelers Preview And Prediction – Week 14

By Jeremy Hritz For as much controversy and frustration that emanated from last week’s game, there were several positives about the Pittsburgh Steelers performance to take away. Firstly, playing and winning in Baltimore is not a simple task, and doing so in prime time on a national holiday only compounds matters. Considering how competitive the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Punishment, Oline Injuries & Dolphins Preview With Jon Linder Episode

Season 4, Episode 53 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by going over the punishment that was handed down Wednesday to Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin by the league for his sideline incident in the Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens. In addition, we talk […]

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Mike Wallace Insinuates Todd Haley Misused Him Last Season

Prior to his final season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace missed all of training camp because of contract dispute and as a result, he said Wednesday during his media conference call that he thinks then-new offensive coordinator Todd Haley misused him in the offense last year.. “I think it was […]

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Mike Wallace Will Be Looking To Hit A Homerun Sunday Against His Former Team

A familiar face will return to Heinz Field this coming Sunday in the form of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace and like so many other receivers have done this season, he will be looking to hit a homerun against a Pittsburgh Steelers defense like he did so many times while wearing the black and […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Continues To Be Steelers’ Rock

By Matthew Marczi With such little positivity following a humiliating defeat, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery did help provide just a sliver of sunshine for sullen Pittsburgh Steelers fans, as he continued to expand upon his excellent third season in the organization. As expected this offseason, Cotchery has taken on a far more prominent role after […]

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Statistical Passing Quirks Reveal Symptoms Of Desperation

By Matthew Marczi An interesting statistical quirk that I have recently noticed is that thus far during the 2013 season, Ben Roethlisberger is getting more of his passing yards through the air—as opposed to after the catch—than he has in years, and perhaps more than he ever has in his career. This is not a […]

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Checking In On The Players The Steelers Parted Ways With This Past Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to let several of their unrestricted free agents walk this past offseason and they parted ways with a few other veterans under contract in addition. Here is a quick look at how their former players have done so far this season as week five comes to a close Monday night. Rashard […]

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Antonio Brown – Security Blanket

By Matthew Marczi Antonio Brown is in his first season as the top receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and so far, he is making the most of it, putting up some very impressive numbers. Take, for example, Ben Roethlisberger’s completion percentage when targeting Brown thus far this season. Roethlisberger has thrown the ball in Brown’s […]

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More Prominent Role For Jerricho Cotchery Paying Dividends

By Matthew Marczi With wide reciever Mike Wallace now out of town, veteran receiver Jerricho Cotchery is finally been given the chance to really earn his keep for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the everyday slot receiver, and early returns on investment are paying dividends. Prior to this year, Cotchery has been buried on a depth […]

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Antonio Brown Showing Signs Of Top Receiver Talent

By Matthew Marczi A week after allegedly approaching his offensive coordinator with some grievances over how he was being utilized within the offense during the first two game, wide receiver Antonio Brown had the best statistical game of his career, totaling nearly 200 yards on nine receptions and two touchdowns. All three were career highs […]

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Sadly – The Standard Is The Standard

NOTE: I don’t normally take outside article submissions, but Michael Reynolds has asked that I post his thoughts on the start of the season. I am sure this will produce some interesting discussion in the comments. ~ DB By Michael Reynolds The familiar refrain of “Here We Go Steelers” is most aptly replaced by “Here […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Shows He Is Reliable As Ever In Opening Day Loss

By Matthew Marczi Jerricho Cotchery is an offensive tool for the Pittsburgh Steelers that has gone somewhat under the radar over the past two years, at least as perceived by the fans. After all, he totaled just 33 catches for 442 yards and two touchdowns in 27 games during his two seasons in Pittsburgh. With […]

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Emmanuel Sanders Begins His Free Agency Audition Sunday Against The Titans

A few weeks prior to the 2013 NFL Draft, it looked as if Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders might be playing for the New England Patriots this season, but an 11th hour match of his offer sheet now means the former third-round draft pick is entering a contract year baring an 11th hour extension. […]

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A Game Of Firsts

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Sunday to take on the Tennessee Titans in the season opener at Heinz Field, it will be a game of many firsts; indeed, far more than normal. With several new starters on both sides of the ball, the team will be fielding a lot […]

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Hritz: 2013 Steelers Season Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers are seeking to avoid consecutive non-playoff seasons for the first time since 1999, when they followed up a 7-9 season with an awful 6-10 finish. Much to the dismay of Steelers Nation, the team failed again to make the playoffs in 2000, finishing 9-7. The Steelers of 2013 do […]

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Roethlisberger Says Wheaton Doesn\’t Make The Same Mistake Twice

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already knows what he has in wide receivers Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery and on Thursday, he said he\’s liked what he\’s seen so far out of his newest wide receiver, rookie Markus Wheaton. “He\’s a hard worker,” Roethlisberger said. “You don\’t see him make the same mistake […]

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Hritz: Steelers At Redskins Instant Analysis

By Jeremy Hritz Man, maybe Ed Bouchette was right. Maybe the 2013 edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers is just “okay.” There wasn’t much to celebrate on Monday night against the Washington Redskins, but there were some highlights worthy of recognition. With that said, here are my notes from last night’s game: A completion given up […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Redskins Preview, Van Dyke Status, Clark Comments & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by looking at the inured players for the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their Monday night preseason game against the Washington Redskins. We then move on to talk about several things on offense, defense and special teams that we […]

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Tomlin Says Still Very Early in Team Development Process

By Jeremy Hritz In Mike Tomlin’s press conference about the upcoming preseason match-up against the Washington Redskins, he spoke to the still nascent stage of this year’s Pittsburgh Steelers: “I want to continue to reiterate this point. Because camp is coming to a close, it’s really just about the midway point in the team development […]

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Clark Thinks Wheaton Is Already Better Than Wallace At Everything But Speed

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark has never been shy about speaking his mind and in a recent interview with Bob Pompeani of KDKA-TV, Clark let his thoughts be known about the loss wide receiver Mike Wallace during the offseason and the addition of third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton. “Markus Wheaton is better than Michael Wallace […]

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Bouchette Says Steelers Only Look “Okay”

By Jeremy Hritz Ed Bouchette has been covering the Pittsburgh Steelers for quite a while, and his insight into the team, much of the time, is prophetic. His coverage of the Steelers is objective, though he does have a tendency to see the glass as half empty. Every year, prior to the first game of […]

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Steelers Should Rethink Decision To Use Rookie WR Markus Wheaton On Special Teams

If Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton isn\’t going to be a legitimate candidate to return punts in 2013, it really doesn\’t make much sense to have him playing on special teams. At least, that\’s my opinion. Wheaton has said recently that he didn\’t play much on special teams during his time at Oregon […]

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A Look At The Steelers Wide Receiver Battle After One Preseason Game

By Matthew Marczi Following the season-ending shoulder injury to veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress, the door to the fifth receiver spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster busted wide open, and several of the candidates made their presence felt during the team’s preseason opener against the New York Giants on Saturday, both positively and negatively. […]

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Steelers Offense Should Establish A Role For Plaxico Burress

By Matthew Marczi In the weeks leading up to the start of the free agency period earlier this year, there was growing concern with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver depth, given the imminent departure of speedster Mike Wallace and the fact that just two wideouts were under contract. The Steelers attempted to remedy that by […]

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