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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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Steelers Smart Not To Limit What LeGarrette Blount Can Offer

New Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount was interviewed yesterday on the radio, as we’ve previously posted, but I wanted to expand on some of the comments that he made during the interview pertaining to how he views himself being used this season based on his conversations with the team. While he mentioned that they […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Signing LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Clark Legacy, Draft Prospects & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 90 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start of this show by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers signing of former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and where his best fit on offense might be. Longtime Steelers safety Ryan Clark signed with the Washington Redskins […]

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New Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount Solid On First And Ten During His Career

While it’s pretty obvious that new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is not a three down player at the NFL level, there is one down and distance in particular  that he has excelled at since coming into the league in 2010. Dating back to 2010, Blount has averaged 5.47 yards per carry on first […]

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A Closer Look, Placing The Steelers Rushing Data In Context

Earlier this morning, we did a side-by-side comparison between running back Le’Veon Bell and the newest Pittsburgh Steelers running back, LeGarrette Blount, to see how they stacked up against one another in situational football. We looked at three key areas, drawing data from last season’s numbers in order to compare how each back performed in […]

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LeGarrette Blount Still Learning How To Be A ‘Big Back’

New Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is a big back. There’s no disguising that fact behind his 6’, 250-pound frame. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that he runs like a big back, or that he’s always known how. Make no mistake: Blount thrives on making contact and using his physical running style to pile […]

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LeGarrette Blount Looking To Overcome Checkered Past

LeGarrette Blount was a bad seed coming out of college. He missed the majority of his final season due to suspension after sucker punching an opposing player on the field following a loss. His draft stock took a sharp nosedive and he went undrafted, despite significant potential, as shown by his 1000-yard season as a […]

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Blount Still Has Work To Do Despite Improvement In Short-Yardage Game

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned away from LeGarrette Blount after the 2012 season, they did so holding the belief that they were letting go of a big runner who couldn’t get the tough yards in short-yardage situations. The statistical evidence from that time period of his career generally supports those claims, as does the […]

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LeGarrette Blount Gives Steelers A Complementary Ground Attack

The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared intent to add a veteran running back to the roster to supplement second-year back Le’Veon Bell at some point this offseason, and that point came earlier today when they signed LeGarrette Blount to a two-year contract. It’s no secret that the Steelers value a veteran presence in their locker room, which […]

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League’s Attempt To Add Suspense To PAT Would Have Opposite Effect

A rule proposal introduced by the New England Patriots to push back the line of scrimmage for point after attempts to the 25-yard line did not pass yesterday, but it also was not voted down; rather, it was tabled, to be revisited at a later date. The owners did conclude, however, that they will study […]

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Report: Steelers One Of Three Teams Expected To Meet With Camp Of Maurice Jones-Drew This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers recently met with Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew and they’re not the only ones interested in him. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the New York Jets and New England Patriots also have interest in Jones-Drew, and all three teams are expected to meet with […]

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Steelers Reportedly Still Open To Signing Jaguars Free Agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew

The Pittsburgh Steelers had Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew in for a visit last week and while he left town unsigned, there still seems to be some optimism within the organization that he might ultimately be the one that backs up starter Le’Veon Bell in 2014. According to Gerry Dulac of the […]

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Report: Patriots Free Agent RB LeGarrette Blount Moves Back Steelers Visit To Friday

New England Patriots free agent running back LeGarrette Blount was slated to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the next few days, but now that visit won’t take place until Friday, according to the National Football Post. With the NFL owners meetings taking place next week in Orlando, Fla., Blount would have been unable to meet with Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert […]

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A Look At What LeGarrette Blount Could Offer The Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are still on the hunt for a complementary back behind their workhorse, Le’Veon Bell, since Jonathan Dwyer chose to join the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the offseason. This is a hole that they would clearly like to fill before the draft rolls around if their recent activity is anything to go by. […]

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Report: Patriots Free Agent RB LeGarrette Blount To Visit With Steelers

After already meeting with Jacksonville Jaguars free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew this past, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now scheduled a visit with another free agent running back. According to the National Football Post, New England Patriots free agent running back LeGarrette Blount will be in Pittsburgh Sunday night for a visit. Blount rushed for […]

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Report: Patriots Recently Looked At Free Agent WR Lance Moore

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to host former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore for a free agent visit this week, but their not the only team interested in the Toledo product. According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the New England Patriots also “checked out” Moore in the past week. Moore, 30, […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Free Agent Signings, Losses, Visitors, Draft & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers recent signing of former San Diego Chargers defensive linemen Cam Thomas. We look at what Thomas has done so far during his career and wonder if this was a reactionary move […]

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Breakdown Of New Steelers S Mike Mitchell

By Alex Kozora Using the All-22 Coaches Tape, here is an evaluation of new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Beginning with individual game breakdowns and notes. I watched five games of Mitchell in 2013. For each, I did a pre and post snap tally. Looked at the following categories. Pre-Snap Free Safety or Strong Safety […]

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Former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Expected To Sign With The Broncos

In what is perhaps the least surprising news this free agency period related to the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will sign with another team other than the Steelers, according to Adam Schefter. That team is the Denver Broncos, who lost Eric Decker to the New York Jets earlier in the past week. While […]

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By Re-signing Julian Edelman, The Patriots Look Like They’re Over Emmanuel Sanders

The New England Patriots are definitely not taking off the first Saturday of the free agent signing period as just hours after it was announced they had signed former Seattle Seahawks defensive back Brandon Browner, it’s not being reported they have re-signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Julian Edelman. While it appears as though the […]

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Patriots Sign CB Brandon Browner Just A Few Days After Signing CB Darrelle Revis

The New England Patriots are attempting to upgrade their secondary this offseason and after already signing all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis earlier this week, they have now added former Seattle Seahawks defensive back Brandon Browner. The Patriots will have Browner to work with throughout the offseason, but the former undrafted free agent out of Oregon State […]

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Patriots Quickly Sign CB Darrelle Revis Following His Release From The Buccaneers

Cornerback Darrelle Revis wasn’t unemployed very long following his release from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday as it’s now being reported that the former University of Pittsburgh product has signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the New England Patriots. Rumors had been circulating throughout the day that the Patriots would go after Revis […]

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Report: Browns Could Go After Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders

According to Jason La Canfora, one of the early suitors for the services of soon-to-be-former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be the Cleveland Browns. This is following reports that Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts, their top target, has come to a deal in principal with the Washington Redskins. With the Cardinals having […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – CB Cortez Allen

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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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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