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Marcus Gilbert In Need Of A Rebound After Slow Start

Like Maurkice Pouncey, Shaun Suisham, and Cortez Allen, right tackle Marcus Gilbert was signed to a new long-term deal tying him to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the next several seasons. Gilbert’s deal came after two strong efforts in the first two preseason games. He was perhaps the team’s best lineman during the exhibition efforts. Since […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

By David Todd It was an unusual week leading into Thursday’s nationally televised Steelers-Ravens game. The build-up had nothing to do with what has been one of the NFL’s best rivalries and everything to do with Ray Rice, a video released by TMZ, the Ravens ultimate decision to release Rice and what impact that would […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Second Half – Browns’ first run. Overpursue by Lawrence Timmons. Needs to play inside out. Running back cuts the run back. Ryan Shazier missed the tackle and it turns into a big gain. – Browns have two receivers stacked. Steelers […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick return unit: The five players that made up the front line. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. The next two had Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Forming the […]

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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Marcus Gilbert Pass Protection Struggles

Fourth-year right tackle Marcus Gilbert was probably the Pittsburgh Steelers’ best lineman during the preseason, but he had serious issues working against the Cleveland Browns in pass protection, giving up at least two sacks on his own, as well as a third on a Ben Roethlisberger fumble. But that wasn’t his only issue in pass […]

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Steelers Film Room: Path To Success In 2014 – Three Offensive Concepts

By Alex Kozora With training camp just hours away from beginning and preseason games soon to follow, there will be hours of film to pour over, picking out concepts and explaining why they did or didn’t work. As a preview, we’ll pick apart three concepts from each side of the ball that could be used […]

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Steelers Still Profiting From Compensatory Formula Despite Seeming Indifference

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert spoke the other day, among other topics, about the compensatory pick process, saying that while the team tries to predict their compensation based on their understanding of the formula, it’s a “real complicated formula”, which is a statement of the obvious for anybody that follows such news. In fact, […]

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Why Jason Worilds Might Just Get A 5-Year, $45 Million Contract From The Steelers

Not long after the Pittsburgh Steelers placed the transition tag on linebacker Jason Worilds earlier this week, the former second-round draft pick accepted it and he’s now guaranteed to make $9.754 million in 2014 as a result. Both sides obviously want to get a long-term deal done at this point, but like it or not, […]

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A Look At What The Steelers Are Betting Against By Transition Tagging LB Jason Worilds

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the transition tag on linebacker Jason Worilds, they will have the right to match any offer sheet he should sign with another team. With that being said, what kind of contract structure would they potentially have a tough time matching? For starters, the Steelers use of the transition […]

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In Worilds’ World, Teams Throw Caution To The Wind

The speculation over the payday pending for Pittsburgh Steelers free agent outside linebacker Jason Worilds is blooming by the day, to the point where it seems we should all take it as a given that he is going to be unaffordable to keep. Worilds’ career is often compared to that of Paul Kruger, a fellow […]

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Would A Five-Year, $35 Million Contract Really Keep Steelers LB Jason Worilds In Pittsburgh?

The 2014 free agency signing period begins two weeks from today and the buzz surrounding Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds appears to be picking up more steam. A few days ago, Tony Pauline of draftinsider.net reported that at leased a dozen teams have expressed interest in Worilds while at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, […]

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Mixed Success For Heath Miller In Season Finale

By Matthew Marczi The 2013 season was a difficult one for Heath Miller. Not only did he miss the entire offseason, he missed the first couple games of the season before he was even fit enough to take the field on his surgically repaired knee that he tore in Week 16 of the 2012 season, […]

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Marcus Gilbert’s Up And Down Pass Protection Finished On A Down Note

By Matthew Marczi While Marcus Gilbert has made it through a season without missing a game for the first time in his three-year career, he certainly did not exit the season unscathed—nor has any of the offensive line. His performance has fluctuated from game to game. More so than the rest of the line, Gilbert […]

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Browns Injury Report: Haden, Ward, Cameron, Taylor All Fail To Practice On Thursday

Just like the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cleveland Browns were also back practicing on Thursday after having Christmas off and their latest injury report includes several key players that have yet to work this week. Not practicing on Thursday were tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion), cornerback Joe Haden (hip), defensive end John Hughes (knee, elbow), guard […]

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Free Agent Market Value Of Jason Worilds And Why The Steelers Aren’t Likely To Retain Him

With three games now left in the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season, a lot of fans are wondering what it might take in order to retain outside linebacker Jason Worilds, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason. In order to determine that, below are a few things to think about. First […]

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Browns Injury Report: LB Craig Robertson Still Sidelined On Thursday

The Thursday injury report for the Cleveland Browns is now in and it includes several changes from the one released on Wednesday. Not practicing for a second straight day were tight end MarQueis Gray (hamstring) and linebacker Craig Robertson (knee). Robertson is a starter, so Friday will certainly be a big day for him. Limited […]

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Browns Injury Report: Starting LB Craig Robertson Sidelined With Knee Injury

The Cleveland Browns have now released their first injury report of the week as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers this coming Sunday. Not practicing on Wednesday were defensive end Armonty Bryant (back), tight end MarQueis Gray (hamstring) and linebacker Craig Robertson (knee). Robertson has started every game at inside linebacker for the Browns […]

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A Three Horse Race? The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz *Throughout the season, I will be writing a weekly article on the state of the AFC North. This is the first article in the season series. 2013 AFC North Standings Week 1 AFC North Schedule Week 2 AFC North Schedule 1. Bengals, 0-02. Browns, 0-0 3. Steelers, 0-0 4. Ravens, 0-1 Bengals […]

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Steelers Hope T Mike Adams Gets It \”Right\” In 2013

By Matthew Marczi As with the other two new starters along the offensive line for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Adams already has playing experience. Unlike Marcus Gilbert, however, he will not have to move to a new position—that is, unless, he somehow wins the left tackle job, which seems rather unlikely. The skill set that […]

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2013 Steelers Mock Draft Version 5.0 – Final Edition

The 2013 NFL draft will get underway in New York City Thursday evening, so it is now time for my final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft of the year. Mock drafts are never satisfying to me as the odds of getting all of the picks correct really doesn\’t exist. The process, however, is satisfying, as I […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Elvis Dumervil To Ravens, James Harrison, Will Allen, Quarterbacks & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 87 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about Baltimore Ravens signing of outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil to help ease the loss of Paul Kruger. Was this a solid move? In addition to that, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison no longer appears to be on […]

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Ravens Hope To Overcome Loss Of LB Paul Kruger By Signing Former Broncos LB Elvis Dumervil

The Baltimore Ravens have suffered quite a few losses on the defensive side of the ball so far this offseason, but on Sunday, they filled one of their holes when they came to terms with former Denver Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil on a five-year contract. Dumervil, who had initially agreed to take a pay cut […]

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Longtime Ravens Safety Ed Reed Headed To The Texans

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not have to face safety Ed Reed in 2013 unless they play the Houston Texans in the playoffs as the longtime Baltimore Ravens defensive back is on the verge of signing a two-year deal to end his career in Houston. Reed told Albert Breer of the NFL Network on Wednesday, that […]

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Agent For Former Steelers LB James Harrison Says Not In Negotiations With Ravens Yet

Updating our report last night about former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, the Baltimore Sun reports on Wednesday that Harrison\’s agent, Bill Parise, said that he has spoken to Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome regarding his client, but that no negotiations had taken place as of yet. “I\’ve talked to Ozzie, sure have, had […]

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AFC North 2013 Free Agency Day One Recap

Day one of the 2013 NFL league year brought quite a bit of change to the AFC North division as the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns saw their rosters change quite a bit. Here is a recap of what happened Tuesday in the division. Pittsburgh Steelers: It was business as usual for the Steelers, […]

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Report: Ravens Have Reached Out To Former Steelers LB James Harrison

WNST Radio in Baltimore reported via Twitter on Tuesday that the Baltimore Ravens have reached out to former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and they appear to be interested in him. The station also goes on to report that sources have told them Harrison has to fit in with the Ravens and their cap/budget and has to […]

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