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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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A Look At The Six Touchdown Allowed By New Steelers CB Brice McCain In 2013

This past week, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Houston Texans cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year contract and by now, you probably already know how bad of season he had in 2013. McCain allowed six touchdowns last season and below are breakdowns of all six of them. The first touchdown allowed by McCain in 2013 […]

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Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of […]

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Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders Says Playing With QB Peyton Manning Is Like Being In Wide Receiver Heaven

During his introductory press conference after signing a three-year contract with the Denver Broncos, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said there was no handshake with the Kansas City Chiefs, when asked to respond to Sunday night reports suggesting his new agent verbally agreed to deal with them and then shopped it around. In addition to answering […]

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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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The Pessimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

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’ Bold Play Sends A Message To Worilds: ‘We Want You’

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to utilize the oft-forgotten transition tag on former free-agent-to-be outside linebacker Jason Worilds was a bold move that I believe is a demonstration that the team has the ability to afford to keep him under reasonable circumstances. The team has already begun the process of renegotiating, restructuring, and terminating contracts in […]

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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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Plaxico Burress Not So Sure That He Will Ever Play Again

Exactly one month ago, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress told a fan on Twitter that he will “indeed” be back in 2014, but in a radio interview last week with Jim Rome on radio row at the Super Bowl, the former first-round draft pick didn’t sound so sure that he’d ever play again. “I’m […]

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Seahawks Championship Defense Built Mainly With Mid To Late Round Draft Picks

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 Sunday evening in Super Bowl XLVIII and they did so with stellar play by their defense that included forcing four turnovers and pressuring quarterback Peyton Manning in the pocket most of the game. You might be surprised to know, however, that only two of the Seahawks defensive […]

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Seahawks Crush Broncos 43-8 In Super Bowl XLVIII

The Seattle Seahawks are World Champions as they crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8 Sunday evening in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks forced four turnovers in the game and that included intercepting Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning twice on their way to winning their first Lombardi Trophy. The Broncos evening got off to a rough start on […]

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Super Bowl XLVIII Preview: Seattle Seahawks Versus Denver Broncos

Per the official NFL release: Two teams. One game. It all comes down to this. On Sunday, February 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will meet in Super Bowl XLVIII (6:25 PM ET, FOX) at MetLife Stadium in the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl. For only the second time in the past 20 […]

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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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Ben Roethlisberger, Succession Planning, And The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate over the past ten seasons to have a franchise quarterback that has kept them competitive, never finishing a season below 8-8, and always staying in the hunt for the playoffs. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and eventually, the magic that Ben Roethlisberger […]

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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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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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Despite Pardon, Steelers Season Remains On Death Row

By Matthew Marczi If trends mean anything, the Pittsburgh Steelers will close out the season at 8-8 with a victory over the Cleveland Browns in the season finale. Throughout the year, the Steelers have exchanged series of wins and losses of varying length to get where they are now, which is at 7-8 through 15 […]

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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Shy Away From Play Action In 2013

By Matthew Marczi Earlier this season, I took notice of Pro Football Focus noting how successfully San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had been off play action during this season, despite how infrequently he actually used it. Out of 40 quarterbacks, in fact, his use of play action on just 12.6 percent of his passes […]

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2013 NFL Week 14 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 14 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind and it’s time again to look at the adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats heading into Week 15. Despite losing to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers actually had a nice jump of .29 as far as their differential went this […]

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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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The Battle for #2 in Baltimore: The State of the AFC North – Week Thirteen

By Jeremy Hritz Week 13 of the NFL season is here, and Americans everywhere are ready to assault their stomachs with an arsenal of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and let’s not forget, three football games spaced out nicely to make for one hell of a holiday. For Pittsburgh Steelers fans and for fans of the […]

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Dink And Dunk? Not So Fast

By Matthew Marczi When the Steelers first brought in Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator, some criticized the decision to install what they pejoratively refer to as a ‘dink and dunk’ offense. As the season progressed and the team started losing games, many more joined in to the chorus. This season has been no […]

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A Look At What Rapoport, Silver And Tomlinson Said About The Steelers Thursday Night

During halftime of the Thursday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans, NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport, Michael Silver and LaDainian Tomlinson devoted a whole segment to news about the Pittsburgh Steelers. They not only talked about the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but also head coach Mike Tomlin, the offensive coaching […]

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Steelers Versus Jets: Bad Momentum Versus Good Momentum

By Jeremy Hritz Dick LeBeau’s defense has had much success against rookie quarterbacks, losing only two games against Troy Smith and the Baltimore Ravens in 2007, and in 2012 against Brandon Weedon and the Cleveland Browns. Heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, LeBeau and his boys will line up across from former […]

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