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Hritz: Steelers Versus Broncos Preview & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz The season, thankfully, is finally here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are completing their preparations for their first opponent in the Denver Broncos. What better way to start the season than in prime time on Sunday Night Football against the team that bounced them from the playoffs this past year. So how will […]

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Steelers Broncos Game Preview – Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers open their 2012 season Sunday night against the Denver Broncos and below is a breakdown of the game from an offensive and defensive perspective. Steelers On Offense: Expect Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley to try to run early and often in this game. He used Will Johnson at fullback quite a bit […]

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Steelers Broncos By The Numbers

As we get ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night opener against the Denver Broncos, here are some interesting numbers that relate to the game. 1 – The number of interceptions that safety Troy Polamalu needs to become the ninth Steelers’ player to record 30 career interceptions. 2 – The number of sacks that linebacker […]

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Stephen A. Smith Blast Ike Taylor & James Harrison On ESPN First Take

Loud mouth Stephen A. Smith gave the Pittsburgh Steelers, and more specifically, cornerback Ike Taylor, some bulletin board material this morning on ESPN First Take. When  Smith and co-host Skip Bayless got to the part of the show where they broke down the Steelers opener Sunday night against the Denver Broncos, Smith went off on […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 1: Steelers Versus Broncos

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The season is underway and the excitement that\’s been culminating all summer will be quelled in only a few days. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a big opening game matchup against the Denver Broncos this Sunday night. To get a chance at redemption early will be big and the returning Steelers […]

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2012 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2012 NFL season is finally here and kicks off tonight with the New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys on NBC. As I do every year, below are my predictions for the 2012 season along with some tongue-in-cheek commentary. I will drill down the Pittsburgh Steelers season later this week in a separate post […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser & Denver Broncos With Guest Cecil Lammey Episode

Season 3, Episode 12 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I start off the Wednesday episode by reviewing the main talking points from the Tuesday press conference of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. We discuss the door being left open for running back Rashard Mendenhall to play Sunday night, but […]

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Keenan Lewis Has Earned A Starting Spot According To Mike Tomlin

The big talk heading into training camp this year for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year was whether or not Keenan Lewis would be able to hold off Cortez Allen for the starting job opposite Ike Taylor. Both corners played well in the preseason with Lewis starting opposite Taylor in all four of the exhibition games. […]

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Mike Tomlin Press Conference: Week 1 Denver Broncos

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his first regular season press conference on Tuesday in preparation for the Sunday night opener in Denver against the Denver Broncos. Below are the key talking points from the presser along with the audio. Tomlin opened by saying that they are excited about getting the 2012 season started […]

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Steelers Vs. Broncos: The Pressure Is On Peyton

By Jeremy Hritz It’s hard to believe that the 2012 Steelers season is upon us, and that in a week’s time, we will be gathered in front of televisions across the world watching the Pittsburgh Steelers square off against not only a team that bounced them from the playoffs last season, but also a quarterback […]

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Hritz: 2012 Steelers Season Preview, Analysis, & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz During the offseason, both before the draft and after organized team activities, I forecasted the Pittsburgh Steelers season. In my first analysis, I had the Steelers finishing 11-5, and post 2012 Draft, I had them finishing 12-4. Now that the preseason has concluded, and the 53-man roster has been confirmed, I have […]

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LeBeau Thinking Turnovers, Not Retirement, After Atypical 2011 Season

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has made it clear in a recent interview with 93.7 The Fan that his defense must force more turnovers in 2012, and he is confident that they will. The Steelers defense finished last in the NFL in 2011 in defensive takeaways with 15, with 1 of those 15 coming […]

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Despite What Jaworski Says, Roethlisberger Is Elite

By Jeremy Hritz Ron Jaworski recently finished his top 30 quarterback rankings in which Ben Roethlisberger was notched sixth, behind Eli Manning (5), Peyton Manning (4), Tom Brady (3), Drew Brees (2), and Aaron Rodgers. Jaworski’s comments about Roethlisberger were intriguing, especially when declared “[Ben is] on the cusp of becoming elite.” On the cusp? […]

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Lawrence Timmons Thinks Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Is The Toughest To Prepare For

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was back home in Florence, South Carolina this past weekend for a family reunion and to throw out the first pitch for the Florence minor league baseball game on Saturday. Timmons sat down with Lou Bezjak of SC Now for an interview to talk about a wide range of […]

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Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano Calls Hiring Of Bruce Arians A Homerun

Indianapolis Colts new head coach Chuck Pagano calls the hiring of former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians a home run and said more specifically, “He\’s a brilliant offensive coordinator.” Arians was not offered a contract to return to the Steelers this offseason after spending eight years in Pittsburgh, the last five of which were […]

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Who Will Be The Most Important Pittsburgh Steelers Player In 2012?

By Cian Fahey If you ask any average football team to identify its most important piece, 95 percent of them will point to their starting quarterback. In a quarterback dominated league, most teams will do almost anything to land a franchise quarterback. It\’s the reason why the Washington Redskins made that massive trade with the […]

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Ron Jaworski Overrating Arm Strength Of Joe Flacco & Underrating Accuracy

On Monday, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski revealed his ninth-ranked quarterback entering the 2012 season:  Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens. And while praising the fifth-year Ravens quarterback, Jaworski said that Flacco has the strongest arm in the league. “That\’s Flacco\’s No. 1 attribute,” said Jaworski. “I get so tired of hearing how arm strength is […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Schedule Preview: Week 1 Analysis Versus Denver Broncos

By Christopher DiMarino This is the first article in what will be a series analyzing the Pittsburgh Steelers competition on the schedule for the 2012-2013 season. As Zack de la Roacha of Rage Against the Machine sang, Know Your Enemy. I\’m very particular about knowing who the Steelers are squaring off against. It gives me […]

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10 Questions Needing Answers Come Opening Sunday Night Against The Broncos

By Jeremy Hritz It’s crazy to think that only a few short months ago, Steelers fans everywhere were licking the wounds inflicted by the dubious Bronco Tim Tebow. In less than three months, the Steelers will have an opportunity to get revenge against the now Peyton Manning-led Broncos on a Sunday Night. Within that time […]

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That’s High Praise – Big Ben = Top 3 QB?

By Christopher DiMarino For any of you that have read my work on Steelers Depot, you may know a few things about me. The one that relates to this article is how I like writing analysis pieces about articles on NFL.com. While I am a fan of football and a connoisseur of its subtle nuances, […]

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Prime Nine: Best Year For Ben Roethlisberger In 2012?

By Jeremy Hritz With the egress of Bruce Arians and the addition of Todd Haley, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be lining up opening night against the Denver Broncos with a new offense that apparently is so complex that Ben Roethlisberger labeled it the Rosetta Stone. While nobody has ever accused Ben of being a rocket […]

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2012 Steelers Season Prediction: Pre-Draft Edition

By Jeremy Hritz It is hard to believe that football fans still have a little over four months to agonize through before enjoying a regular season NFL game. And while Pittsburgh fans are finding some distraction in the Penguins (for better or worse), nothing can replace the void left behind by the end of the […]

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Analyzing The Steelers 2012-13 Schedule

By Christopher DiMarino I frequently visit NFL.com and their stories fuel many of my articles. I like the perspective of how much coverage a league website gives the Steelers. This time, I saw a quick breakdown of the schedule that was just released. I already broke down the opponents, but now we have a concept […]

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Report: Steelers Could Open Up 2012 Season Against Broncos On Sunday Night

Mike Klis, Denver Broncos beat writer from The Denver Post, reported Tuesday that the Broncos have received word there is a strong chance they will play their season opener Sept. 9 on NBC\’s “Sunday Night Football.” Klis speculates that the Broncos opponent for that game could very well be the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New Orleans […]

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Ryan Clark Says Roger Goodell Has Not Been Successful At Putting Flags On Players Yet

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark was present at his Alma mater LSU on Thursday for their annual pro day to show support for the players taking part in it. Clark managed to give a couple of interviews, as you would expect, and one of those was with 104.5 ESPN radio in Baton Rouge. Clark […]

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Steelers 2012 Competition Analysis: Overview

By Christopher DiMarino Part of knowing your team is understanding their competition (as the saying goes, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer). It is very important to see what teams the Steelers will play in the 2012 season and which may provide the biggest challenges. We all know that the Black and Gold […]

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