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In Need For A Lead: Steelers Need A Feature Runner in 2013

By Jeremy Hritz When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the running game, the names Harris, Bettis, Foster, and Parker come to mind. When you think of running backs on the current Steelers team, the names don’t exactly conjure up images of broken tackles, big runs, and streaks of 100-yard games. Consistency was a […]

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Which Positions Will The Steelers Look To Draft in 2013?

By Jeremy Hritz The NFL Draft is slowly becoming the focus for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 2012 season nears completion and soon, end of the year evaluations of players will begin. The Steelers are a team that build through the draft, and in the 2013 season, the team will be counting on several of […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Needs Initial Look

I am already getting inundated with questions via Twitter and email on my thoughts about the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 2013 draft now that the season is over so I will now lay out my initial thoughts on draft needs as a starting point. I am not going to get into specific players yet as […]

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2013 Steelers Free Agency: 17 Unrestricted, 5 Restricted & 2 Exclusive Rights Free Agents

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into the offseason with several big decisions ahead of them as far as free agency and personnel goes. In total they will have 17 unrestricted free agents , 5 restricted free agents and 2 exclusive rights free agents. Cornerback Keenan Lewis and guard Ramon Foster will likely be considered the Steelers […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Projected Inactive List – Week 17

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday and here is what the inactive list could look like when it is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff. This meaningless game makes guessing the seven inactive players a real chore, but we will attempt it anyways just to see how close we can come. Marshall […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Browns Preview & Prediction – Week 17

By Jeremy Hritz Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 8-7 RANKINGS Cleveland Pittsburgh Offense 27th (313.9) 21st (340.8) Rushing 25th (97) 26th (96.4) Passing 20th (216.9) 11th (244.4) PPG 23rd (19.5) 22nd (20.8) Defense 24th (373.9) 1st (272.9) Rushing 19th (120.5) 2nd (87.5) Passing 27th (253.5) 1st (185.4) PPG 19th (22.9) 10th (20.3) It’s the end of […]

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Steelers Bengals Week 16 Offensive Participation Chart

Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 week 16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Player Notes: The Steelers used their 11 personnel grouping featuring 3 wide receivers 29 times in this game out of the 63 charted plays. Chris Rainey played just 3 snaps but lined up […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Final Week Of Season & Reader Emails Episode

Season 3, Episode 60 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about who might be in and who might be out this week in the Pittsburgh Steelers final game of the season against the Cleveland Browns. How much will players like Troy Polamalu, Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall play […]

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Steelers Offensive & Defensive Snap Counts: Week 16 Bengals

Below are the initial week 16 offensive and defensive snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals. On offense the running backs were all rotated into the game quite a bit outside of Chris Rainey. Jonathan Dwyer led the way with 23 snaps and was followed closely by Isaac Redman […]

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21 Players That Might Be Playing Their Last Game As Steelers Next Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 season will officially come to an end next Sunday and with that comes the reality that several players might be playing their final game in the black and gold. We will dive into free agency deeper once the season is officially over but here is a quick synopsis of those players. […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Projected Inactive List – Week 16

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cincinatti Bengals Sunday and here is what the inactive list could look like when it is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his third straight game with a fractured right ankle that he suffered back in the Week 13 game against the Baltimore […]

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Report: Rashard Mendenhall Not Expected To Be Inactive, Role Yet To Be Determined

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports via Twitter Sunday morning that sources have told her Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall will be active today against the Cincinnati Bengals. Sources: Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall will be active today. Mendenhall has been told his participation will depend on the flow of the game — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) […]

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Competition Analysis Week 16: Steelers Versus Bengals

By Chris DiMarino Overview: Well ladies and gentlemen, what a pinnacle game we have coming ahead. After another loss, spirits are down and the hope of a playoff berth is beginning to diminish. But there is still hope. Jeremy Hritz wrote an insightful article about the Pittsburgh Steelers downtrodden season that was brutal, but appropriate. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Bengals Game Preview & Weekly Picks Episode

Season 3, Episode 58 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right after at as we look at the health of the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals. We speculate who\’s in and who\’s out for both teams in this very […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser, O-Line, Mendenhall & Joe Reedy Interview Episode

Season 3, Episode 57 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into talking about the Tuesday press conference of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin as it relates to injuries, Rashard Mendenhall, Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Haley and who might start at right tackle. This actually turns into pretty […]

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Plaxico Burress Currently Trapped In The Helmet Numbers Game

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been with the team for four games now and this past Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys he was one of the seven inactive players for the first since he was signed. Depending on how injuries shake out this week, Burress could once again find himself without a helmet […]

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Steelers Place G Willie Colon On Injured Reserve

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that guard Willie Colon has been put on injured reserve with a knee injury to make room for running back Rashard Mendenhall, who was reinstated by the team on Monday following his one week suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. This marks the third season in […]

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Mike Tomlin Happy With Steelers Running Back Rotation Right Now

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was reinstated by the team on Monday following his one week suspension for conduct detrimental to the team for not showing up at Heinz Field for the game against the San Diego Chargers after being told that he would not dress for the game. With Mendenhall now back in […]

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Suspended Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall Reinstated To Team On Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been reinstated to the team on Monday following his one week suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. Upon his reinstatement the team asked for and received a 24 hour roster exemption which means that they now have until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to make a corresponding roster move […]

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Is Chris Rainey Just Another Stefan Logan?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Chris Rainey in the 5th round this past April I must admit that I was pretty excited. The comparisons to Dexter McCluster of the Kansas City Chiefs were obvious considering offensive coordinator Todd Haley drafted him as well. Rainey, however, has been a huge disappointment so far this […]

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Steelers Versus Cowboys Projected Inactive List – Week 15

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Dallas Cowboys Sunday and here is what the inactive list will most likely look like when it is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff. 3 of the 7 names on the list this week will be inactive this week because those players were ruled out for the game due […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Injury Report, Mendenhall, DeCastro & Calvin Watkins Interview Episode

Season 3, Episode 54 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get into the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report as they prepare for the Sunday road game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers will have changes on the offensive line this week and we talk about the move of Ramon […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LaMarr Woodley Works Fully; Cortez Allen, Keenan Lewis Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers started their practice preparations on Wednesday for their Sunday road game against the Dallas Cowboys and the first injury report is now out. As expected, cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle), tackle Mike Adams (ankle), and guard Willie Colon (knee) did not practice and all three have already been ruled out for the game. […]

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Report: Mendenhall Didn\’t Think He Had To Show Up On Sunday

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Wednesday that suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall told head coach Mike Tomlin that he did not show up at Heinz Field on Sunday for the game after being told he would not play because he thought that he didn\’t have to. Mendenhall was one of the 7 […]

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Spilled Milk Of Steelers 2008 Draft Class Resurfaces With Mendenhall Suspension

With Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall being suspended on Tuesday by the team for conduct detrimental to the team the talk about the Steelers 2008 draft class immediately jumped up as a topic of discussion right after it. The writing has been on the wall for sometime now that Mendenhall, who is in the […]

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Reasons Why The Steelers Are Unlikely To Release Rashard Mendenhall

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that they have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for one game for conduct detrimental to the team. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported a short time after that he was told the detrimental conduct was Mendenhall failing to show up at Heinz Field on Sunday for the game […]

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