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Steelers Offense Is Very Foreign To New RB Ben Tate

With Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back Le’Veon Bell currently nursing a right knee injury that could potentially prevent him from playing Saturday night in the AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens, the team decided Tuesday to sign veteran free agent running back Ben Tate as insurance. Tate talked…


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Ben Tate Signing Merely An Insurance Policy

Despite the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been reporting getting along better yesterday on that hyperextended knee, to the point of working out exuberantly on an exercise bike, the team has nonetheless taken the precaution of signing a veteran running back to the roster ahead of…


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Steelers Sign RB Ben Tate, Waive WR Justin Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now signed free agent running back Ben Tate after having him in for visit Tuesday. In order to make room for Tate on the 53 man roster, second-year wide receiver Justin Brown was waived. Tate, who was originally drafted by the Houston Texans in the second…



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Steelers Bringing In Free Agent RB Ben Tate For A Visit

With running back Le’Veon Bell currently nursing a hyperextended knee, the Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly bringing in free agent running back Ben Tate for a visit Tuesday. Tate started the season with the Cleveland Browns after signing with them as an unrestricted free agent during the offseason. Tate was waived…


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The Value Of Will Allen

With safety Troy Polamalu listed as doubtful for Sunday’s tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs, Will Allen is likely to start at strong safety. The clamoring to give second year safety Shamarko Thomas a shot has continued to escalate but starting Allen makes the most sense. Last Sunday showed the…


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The Steelers Playoffs Crystal Ball: Game 14

By Michael K. Reynolds Prescriptions for anti-depressants dipped dramatically in Pittsburgh this week following the Pittsburgh Steelers impressive victory against the Cincinnati Bengals last weekend. Equally important for Steelers Nation, many of the AFC’s top Wildcard contenders followed the dream script by losing their key matches including the Cleveland Browns,…


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Steelers To Wear 40th Anniversary Patch Against Saints

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first of six championships in Super Bowl IX with a 16-6 win over the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans and they will commemorate that event this coming Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers will wear a  patch on their jerseys Sunday in the game against…


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No Waiver Claims Put In For Former Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

On Tuesday the Pittsburgh Steelers waived disgruntled running back LeGarrette Blount less than 24 hours after he decided to walk off of the field prior to the game ending Monday night against the Tennessee Titans and according to reports, no team decided he was worth claiming off of waivers. Former…


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Steelers Vs. Titans: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and I hope you all had a solid week. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a Monday night game this week against the Tennessee Titans and it’s a game the black and gold better win if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. The bye…


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Steelers Film Room: Indianapolis Colts Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora A brief scouting report on the Indianapolis Colts for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – The offense runs through Andrew Luck. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has wisely let go of the reigns and let his best player control the offense. Averaging 43 attempts per game,…


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Le’Veon Bell Leads League With 461 Yards From Scrimmage

Correct me if I’m wrong, but my research tells me that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell leads all skill position players through the first three games of the season with 461 total yards from scrimmage. He and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray are the only two running backs…



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Ravens To Reveal The Real 2014 Steelers

By Michael K. Reynolds Who are you 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers? Will the REAL team please stand up? Are you behind door number one, where in the first half of the Cleveland Browns game you appeared ready to go directly to the Super Bowl without passing Go? Or are you behind…


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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my…


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2014 NFL Draft Class: Analyzing The Numbers Of Players Cut

By Alex Kozora The initial roster cuts were announced yesterday afternoon. While there’s so many angles we could attack for this article, we’ll focus on the 2014 rookie class as a whole. As Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are way too familiar with by now, two healthy drafted rookies could not crack…


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Tomlin Respects Analytics, But Is Not Married To Them

Over the course of this past week, football analytics has again been a main topic of discussion after Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer downplayed the usefulness of the popular grading website Pro Football Focus. “The last thing that I want to talk about before I let you guys go…




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Season Of Change – Kirby Wilson Misses His Chance

After two straight seasons of equivalent wins and losses, it’s certainly no surprise that the front office of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been busier and more active than usual in their efforts to reshape a middling roster into a true competitor. The past few months could be fairly described as…



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Steelers WR Markus Wheaton Still Focused On Earning Starting Spot

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton has been functioning most of the offseason as the starter opposite Antonio Brown, but the former third-round draft pick is not taking that spot for granted. “Oh yeah. I am pretty sure if you ask anybody else they will say the same thing….


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Don’t Hold Your Breath For Defensive Scheme Shift

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin came from a 4-3 defensive background before joining this franchise. He was the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings—a 4-3 team—for one season immediately preceding his current employment. Prior to that, he spent five seasons coaching the defensive backs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,…


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Steelers Second-Year WR Markus Wheaton Looking ‘Fast And Sure-Handed’ Early On

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton might have a disfigured pinkie finger on his right hand, but it sounds like there’s nothing wrong with his legs. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Wheaton is “looking fast and sure-handed” in OTA practices thus far as the offense spending a good deal…


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James Saxon Wants Running Backs, Offensive Line In Harmony

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted with two assistant coaches on the offensive side of the ball during this offseason; one was by choice, the other the choice of the coach. A year after losing offensive line coach Sean Kugler to the college ranks, the Steelers evidently settled on a one-year layover…