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Championship Denier: The Agents Of Defeat

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a lot of moving parts over the past few years as they extradite themselves from the services of many of the now-aging players that once brought them to the promised land twice in the past decade, and in sight of it a third time. With that in […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Still Has A More Steps Left To Take Before He’s Ready To Play

Even though he was activated from the PUP list to the 53 man roster on Saturday, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is still unsure when he will be ready to play as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired knee that injured late last season. “It’s the next step in the process,” Miller told […]

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Six Positions To Be Settled In Steelers Preseason Finale

By Matthew Marczi The preseason finale may not mean a whole lot to many fans, and even to many players—particularly the starters—but for hundreds of players around the league, it is the final preseason game that determines whether or not they have a six-figure salary in their future or if they will be getting an […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Chiefs Instant Analysis

By Jeremy Hritz Sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost in overtime 26-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs, but they were much improved. I couldn’t help to have bad memories of last year’s game against KC in Pittsburgh when Ben Roethlisberger suffered his weird rib/shoulder/aorta injury. I had my fingers crossed all night, and if you ever […]

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Injury To RB Le\’Veon Bell Puts Yet Another Strain On Final 53 Man Roster

The injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le\’Veon Bell Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington Redskins will now present yet another dilemma for the team come the time to trim the roster down to 53 players in a few more weeks. If the early reports wind up being correct, […]

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Tight Situation At Tight End Could Have Serious Roster Implications

By Matthew Marczi Going into the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers were already abundantly aware of the fact that starting tight end Heath Miller would take a significant amount of time to rehab his late-season knee injury, likely into the start of the regular season, allowing them to work around, and accommodate, his circumstances. In doing […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Still Isn\’t Sure When He\’ll Be Back

The Pittsburgh Steelers situation at the tight end position went from bad to worse last week when Matt Spaeth went down with a Lisfranc injury that could sidelined for around 10 weeks following his surgery. The Steelers hope to get Heath Miller back sooner rather than later, but even he still isn\’t confident about when […]

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Steelers Keeping Four Tight Ends On 53 Man Roster Can\’t Be Ruled Out

Based on the comments made Friday by both Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert about rehabbing tight end Heath Miller, it\’s hard to come away thinking he\’ll be ready for the season opener. Should they, however, ultimately decide that he will be ready following the Week 4 bye, they might […]

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Mike Tomlin And Kevin Colbert Update Status Of TE Heath Miller

By the time the 2013 season opener rolls around for the Pittsburgh Steelers, tight end Heath Miller will be roughly eight and a half months removed from his knee surgery. While that amount of time might have been enough for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to recover and get back on the field, it\’s […]

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Subtraction Of Mendenhall Statistically A Good Thing For Steelers Pass Protection

Matthew Marczi Earlier this week, we have devoted two articles to the pass blocking prowess of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running backs last season, and how it will be a chore for Le’Veon Bell to get up to speed with the rest of the group. However, it is fair to note that the 2012 season was […]

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Le\’Veon Bell Has Stiff Competition To Live Up To As Pass Protector

By Matthew Marczi It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers were not completely satisfied with the performance of their running game in 2012. That is partly why two of the running backs from last year are now gone, and why they spent a second round draft pick this past April to bring in another […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp Battles: Jonathan Dwyer Versus Isaac Redman Versus LaRod Stephens-Howling Versus Baron Batch

Can you feel it? The Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe on Friday for the start of training camp, and we will finally have a lot of daily practice reports to talk about. With time ticking down, we will now move on to talk about the running back training camp battle that will take place […]

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10 Questions Facing The Steelers Heading Into Training Camp – 2013 Edition

By Jeremy Hritz The other day, I took a look back at the ten questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into training camp from 2012. A year later, it was interesting to reflect on the biggest issues facing the team to see which ones were still obstacles in 2013. While Mike Wallace is no longer […]

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Steelers Starting Running Back Battle Will Be Fun To Watch

By Matthew Marczi Of the five new starters—or starters in new positions, as is the case for Marcus Gilbert—that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be bringing to the offensive huddle in Week 1 of the 2013 season, we have already covered four. However, those positions are already all but resolved; the final position legitimately appears to […]

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Steelers Were Prepared To Withstand Offseason Exodus

By Matthew Marczi As is widely known, the Pittsburgh Steelers have faced some significant departures this past offseason through free agency and release. The Steelers are currently without seven players that would have been opening day starters last season if injuries were not a factor; perhaps eight, if you include punter Jeremy Kapinos. Such an […]

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Steelers Tight End Matt Spaeth A Bigger Signing Than Many Think

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to re-sign tight end Matt Spaeth after his release following a two-year stint with the Chicago Bears, it seemed that the general reaction to the news was, on the positive end of the spectrum, apathetic. However, the reality is that his return to the team should be […]

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A Different Feel To The 2013 Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz There’s a different feel to the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, despite the popular perception that the team is undergoing a transition and consequently, will not improve on their 8-8 performance from a season ago. While fingers are quick to point at a aged defense, an average receiving corps, and an inexperienced offensive […]

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Speculating The Steelers 2014 Compensatory Draft Picks Post June 1st

A reader emailed me on Thursday and asked what I thought the Pittsburgh Steelers might possibly receive in the form compensatory draft picks next offseason due to all the losses that they had this offseason. In order to venture a guess at this, you first have to look at the contracts signed by each and […]

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Steelers In Need Of Some Good News

By Jeremy Hritz Outside of the Steelers signing nearly all of their draft picks over the last week, there hasn’t been much great news surrounding the team. First, second year starting right tackle, Mike Adams, was stabbed early Saturday morning in Pittsburgh’s South Side when three knuckleheads decided it was a good idea to try […]

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Steelers Defense Still Oldest In NFL In 2013

Even though they chose not bring back defensive starters James Harrison, Casey Hampton and Keenan Lewis this off-season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense still ranks as the oldest in the league, according to a study done on all 32 teams by Mike Sando of ESPN.com. While Sando doesn\’t give the average age for the offensive or […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Says Locker Room Just Wasn\’t The Same Last Season

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman was a guest Monday morning on 93.7 The Fan, and he talked about his off-season; the upcoming OTA session and several other team related topics in addition. With the Steelers drafting Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell in the second round last month in addition to adding free agent […]

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Steelers Set To Open First OTA Session Of 2013 Minus 15 Players From 2012

Change is inevitable in the NFL as there is turnover on rosters each and every year. When the Pittsburgh Steelers first OTA of the 2013 off-season gets underway on Tuesday, they will be short 15 players from last season. Of those 15 players, seven of them were perceived as starters with the offense losing four […]

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2012 NFL Stats – Team Explosive Plays Produced By Running Backs & Fullbacks

During the regular season, I write quite a bit about explosive plays of 20 yards or more as it relates to teams winning and losing games, but I have wanted to look at big plays produced by all of the teams running backs and fullbacks for some time now. The stats below reflect plays produced […]

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Brian Billick Ranks Steelers 19th Overall In Post Draft Power Rankings

Former Baltimore Ravens head coach, and current Fox Sports analyst, Brian Billick released his 2013 post draft NFL power rankings on Tuesday and he ranked the Pittsburgh Steelers, 19th overall and third of the four AFC North teams. Here is what Billick wrote about the Steelers: Just like the Ravens, the Steelers have had their […]

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Steelers Fill Two More Needs On Day Two Of The 2013 NFL Draft

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert never likes to refer to drafted players as needs. Instead, he likes to call them wants. On Friday, it is quite obvious that needs is indeed the correct word to use as the Steelers drafted Michigan State running back Le\’Veon Bell in round two of the 2013 NFL draft […]

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Former Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall Enjoying The Simple Life & Waffle House In Arizona

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has taken to the Huffington Post via a blog post to share his happiness of being in Arizona. The Steelers former first-round draft pick, who signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals early in the free-agent signing period, claims that, while only being settled in his new […]

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