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The Optimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2008 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period now less than three weeks away, we are gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first eight years of Colbert’s tenure in […]

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Former Steelers Coach Kirby Wilson Claims Relationship With Todd Haley Was Not Strained

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson left a few weeks ago to take the same position on the coaching staff of the Minnesota Vikings and on Tuesday, he was asked to explain his decision to make that lateral move in an interview on 93.7 The Fan. “First of all, let me say that […]

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William Gay Happy With His Decision To Return To Family Atmosphere In Pittsburgh

When cornerback William Gay was released last offseason by the Arizona Cardinals after just one season out in the desert, he knew right away that he wanted to go back to the team that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, if at all possible. Gay recently shared his thoughts about […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Grades His Rookie Season A B-Plus

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell had 1,259 combined yards from scrimmage during his rookie season and last week in an interview with CBS Sports on radio row at the Super Bowl, he was asked to grade his 2013 performance. “My rookie year, I have a B-plus,” said Bell. “I think I had a […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Cornerbacks

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Our first look at the secondary starting with the cornerbacks. Ike Taylor: Taylor truly did not get many mentions in my game notes. Normally, like an offensive lineman, that would mean he had a good season. That he […]

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New Steelers RBs Coach James Saxon Has A Resume That Speaks For Itself

When the Pittsburgh Steelers announced this week that James Saxon would be the new running backs coach, many in the fan base probable see him as just the man that didn’t screw up Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. After all, Peterson is so good that he doesn’t even need a running backs coach, right? […]

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Steelers Hire James Saxon To Be New Running Backs Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t waste much time in replacing running backs coach Kirby Wilson as it was announced on Tuesday that former Minnesota Vikings running backs coach James Saxon will be joining the staff. Here is Saxon’s bio from the Vikings website: James Saxon is in his 3rd season coaching the Vikings RBs in 2013, […]

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Report: Kirby Wilson Didn’t Always Get Along With Todd Haley

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kirby Wilson have now parted ways and according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the long-time running backs coach was not forced out. As Dulac reports in a Monday blog post, Wilson, who is expected to be officially named the new running backs coach of the Minnesota Vikings later on […]

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Report: Steelers Defensive Assistant Jerry Olsavsky To Interview With Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers might not be done with turnover on their coaching staff this offseason as defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky is expected to interview with the Buffalo Bills to become their new linebackers coach, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Olsavksy, a former Steelers linebacker himself, was hired in 2010 to replace Lou […]

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Recapping The Steelers Coaching Changes Since Mike Tomlin Arrived In Pittsburgh

On Saturday, it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Kirby Wilson would not be back next season as he decided to take the same job with the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson now makes the 13th coach that has left or been fired since Mike Tomlin became head coach of the team in 2007. Here now […]

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Kirby Wilson Thought A Change Of Scenery Was Best For Both Parties

It was reported on Saturday that Kirby Wilson will no longer be the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach as he is expected to assume the same position with the Minnesota Vikings. Saturday evening, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network shared some of what Wilson had to say about the Steelers and his decision to leave. […]

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Some Potential Candidates To Become The Steelers Next Running Backs Coach

Now that we know that Kirby Wilson will not be back as the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach in 2014, we can all throw out some names of coaches that might possibly be considered candidates to replace him. Bobby Turner – Turner was the assistant head coach and running backs coach with the Washington Redskins […]

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Report: Kirby Wilson Expected To Leave Steelers For Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson did not get the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator position that he interviewed for but he reportedly now join the staff of the Minnesota Vikings. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wilson, who originally came to Pittsburgh in 2007, will be hired by new Vikings head coach […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – WR Markus Wheaton

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – RB Le’Veon Bell

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Tomlin Says Beachum Is In A Good Position Heading Into 2014

Over the course of the last seven games of the 2013 season, Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum played very well and during his Monday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if the SMU product showed enough to stake claim to the position moving forward into next season. “He did a very good […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Wins The Chief Award For 2013

There is never really a dull moment when veteran cornerback Ike Taylor talks to the media and on Tuesday he was named the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 recipient of the annual Pro Football Writers’ “The Chief Award”, for his cooperation with local media. Taylor, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of […]

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Steelers Rookie RB Le’Veon Bell Wins 2013 Joe Greene Great Performance Award

His season certainly didn’t get off to great start because of a foot injury suffered during the preseason, but rookie running back Le’Veon Bell progressed once he got on the field and as a result he has been named the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 recipient of the “Joe Greene Great Performance Award” that is given annually […]

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Kelvin Beachum Can Make A Huge Statement Sunday Against The Packers

When Kelvin Beachum took over the Pittsburgh Steelers starting left tackle job from Mike Adams following the loss in London to the Minnesota Vikings, I had my doubts as to whether or not he would be able to handle the position. Now, with two games remaining in the regular season, Beachum has a chance to […]

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Mike Adams’ Spot Start Offers A Glimmer Of Hope

By Matthew Marczi It’s not often that a fan base holds its breath when damned-near Mr. Irrelevant gets injured, but that’s what Pittsburgh Steelers fans found themselves doing against the Baltimore Ravens when Kelvin Beachum, the team’s starting left tackle and former seventh-round compensatory draft pick, went down with an injured knee. As it went, […]

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If Healthy, Beachum Deserves To Start At Left Tackle Over Adams

With Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum back practicing fully on Wednesday, there’s a good chance he’ll be back as the starting left tackle Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals and that means Mike Adams will likely return to the sidelines. While Adams seemed to hold his own Sunday in the snowy loss to the Miami […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Back In The Rotation Against The Dolphins

By Matthew Marczi For one reason or another, it seemed as though Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery had somewhat fallen out of the rotation in recent weeks in a move that seemed to coincide with the re-emergence of tight end Heath Miller as a receiving threat. In the two games prior to Sunday’s loss […]

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Steelers Get NT Steve McLendon Back For Dolphins Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have the services of defensive end Brett Keisel on Sunday for their home game against the Miami Dolphins, but they will get back an important member of the defensive line. Nose tackle Steve McLendon, who sat out the Thanksgiving night game against the Baltimore Ravens with a left ankle injury suffered […]

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The Manning Brothers Can Help The Steelers On Sunday

Sunday is a very important game for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a loss to the Miami Dolphins would pretty much be the final nail in their coffin when it comes to possibly making the playoffs. Assuming the Steelers win, the scoreboard watching can immediately commence following the game. Below are three games that Steelers fans […]

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What Matt Spaeth’s Return Means For Today

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers waited until the last minute to do it, but they have finally activated tight end Matt Spaeth from the short-term injured reserve list, just in time for the fourth quarter of the regular season. And just in time for Mike Adams, perhaps. Adams, of course, is set to make […]

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