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Steelers’ Punter Search Won’t Include Pat McAfee

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly figure to be in the market for a new punter this offseason, given that all three punters that spent even a second on the roster last year are either not on the team or will be a free agent on Tuesday. But that search will not include Pat McAfee, who re-signed […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – G/T Guy Whimper

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […]

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Report: Playoffs Very Well Could Expand By Two Teams As Early As 2015 Season

Like it or not, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before the NFL expands the number of teams that make the playoffs. In fact, it could probably happen as soon as 2015. According to a Thursday report by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, a person “familiar with the deliberations” on playoff […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Cornerback Depth

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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Steelers Are Prepared For WR Emmanuel Sanders To Test Free Agency

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to match the one-year, $2.5 million restricted offer sheet that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the New England Patriots. On Thursday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, general manager Kevin Colbert was asked to reflect on that decision. “I think any decision you look back on, you start […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2006 Season

The 2014 free agency signing period is less than a month away and in preparation for it, we will continue on with our 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 six years of Colbert’s tenure […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2004 Season

With the scouting combine up next and the 2014 free agency signing period to follow, we are busy 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 four years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh and […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Markus Wheaton As A Starter

By Matthew Marczi 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 […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2000 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period set to begin in less than a month, I figured we would run a series that takes a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. These free agent signing recaps will be limited to only free […]

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Soon-To-Be Free Agent WR Emmanuel Sanders Has Parted Ways With Agent Jordan Woy

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year and his preparation for the momentous occasion as already begun as he has reportedly fired his original agent. According to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal, Sanders has parted ways with Jordan Woy, who […]

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Lombardi Lessons For The 2014 Steelers

By Michael K Reynolds The NFL is a copycat league and for good reason. You start off a season with thirty-two teams full of aspirations and overflowing with world class football talent and you end up with only one gladiator holding the Lombardi Trophy high. There is no better laboratory of gridiron success than the […]

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Report: Jets Expected To Have Interest In Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders During Free Agency

The New York Jets are looking to upgrade their wide receiver positions during the offseason and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders appears to be a free agent on their radar. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets covet the services of not only Sanders, but Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – CB Terry Hawthorne

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 Offseason Priorities – Replenishing The WR Depth Chart

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. One of the major story […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – S Shamarko Thomas

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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Wilson Will Attempt To Accomplish What Only Brady And Roethlisberger Have Done

Now that Seattle Seahawks are going to Super Bowl XLVIII, quarterback Russell Wilson will attempt to become just the third quarterback to win a Lombardi Trophy in just his second season in the league. So far, only Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger have been able to accomplish that feat. In 2001, Brady led the New […]

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Broncos Versus Seahawks In Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl XLVIII is now set as the Denver Broncos will play the Seattle Seahawks two weeks from today in New Jersey. The Broncos handled the New England Patriots 26-16 in the early AFC Championship game as quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns. The Broncos also out-rushed the Patriots 107-64 in […]

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AFC Championship Preview – Patriots Versus Broncos

Below is the official NFL media release for the AFC Championship game: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-4) at DENVER BRONCOS (14-3) (Sunday, CBS, 3:00 PM ET) The Patriots and Broncos will meet for the second time this season. In Week 12, Denver jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead before New England stormed back for a […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Playoff Games, Steelers News, Kelvin Benjamin & Reader Emails Episode

Season 4, Episode 69 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap the playoff games from the past weekend and tell you a few things that stuck out to us. We unfortunately are forced to praise New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in this episode, so consider yourself warned. […]

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49ers, Broncos Advance To Conference Championship Round On Sunday

The Conference Championship games are now set as the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos both advanced on Sunday with wins. Peyton Manning and the Broncos will host the Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game next weekend as they beat the San Diego Chargers 24-17 in the late game. […]

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Seahawks, Patriots Advance To Conference Championship Round On Saturday

We now know two of the four teams that will play next weekend in the conference championship games as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks both took care of business at home on Saturday in their Divisional Round games. In their 43-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Patriots were led by […]

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Bengals Sign Former Steelers Punter Zoltan Mesko

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be partaking in the playoffs this year, but as of Tuesday, their former punter will be. Zoltan Mesko, who was signed by the Steelers following his waiving by the New England Patriots just prior to the start of the season, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday and he will punt […]

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Chargers Left Last Box Unchecked For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Miami Dolphins in Week 14 and fell to 5-8, even optimists such as myself began shoveling the dirt on a team that clearly wasn’t ready for a playoff run. Even after the pleasant surprise of a 30-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Steelers still […]

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Steelers Still Mathematically Alive For The Playoffs Heading Into Week 17

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers 38-31 Sunday at Lambeau Field and thanks to several other games going their way, they are still mathematically alive for the final AFC Wild Card spot. Prior to the Steelers game getting underway, the Buffalo Bills beat the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets beat the […]

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Steelers Still Alive For Playoffs After Early Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon game against the Green Bay Packers will still have meaning at kickoff as the Miami Dolphins have lost to the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets have beaten the Cleveland Browns in early game action. In order for the Steelers to still have shot at the playoffs in Week […]

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Eddie Lacy Could Have Something In Common With Curtis Martin After Steelers Game

Green Bay Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy enters the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 1,028 yard rushing on 248 carries. Against the Steelers he will look to do something that no other rookie running back has done since 1995. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Lacy, who has four 100-yard rushing performances […]

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