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Steelers Pass Defense Has Made Strides, But Run Defense Suffered Against Chiefs

The shoulder injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger certainly is the top story right now, but now that we have some clarity as to what it actually is, we can now move on to other topics. One of those topics should be the play of the Steelers pass defense in the last four […]

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Hritz: Observations From The Redskins Victory

By Jeremy Hritz What a difference two games can make? I have been critical of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense this year. The dearth of sacks and interceptions, combined with the inability to stop the run created for poor showings that resulted in losses against the Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Titans. While the turnovers and […]

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Looking At The Steelers Failures Versus Zone Blocking Scheme Last Season

Earlier today I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will need to shut down the zone blocking running scheme of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in order to win the game. As I pointed out in that post, the defense has not done a good job against that blocking scheme as recently as last […]

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New Deal With Mike Wallace Can Be Both Cap Friendly And Lucrative

After the release of Jonathan Scott on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers are approximately $6 million under the salary cap. Keep in mind that figure also includes the $2.74 restricted tender that wide receiver Mike Wallace is currently wearing as well. If you pull that tender amount out, the team has approximately $8.74 million in cap […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Starks, Scott, Wallace & Interview With John Eisenberg Episode

Season 2, Episode 127 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd tied up today, I fly solo in the first part of the show and give my thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers bringing back tackle Max Starks on Tuesday and the releasing of Jonathan Scott on Thursday. Will the Steelers add […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – July 18th – The Dark Knight Rises Edition

Greg Cosell of NFL Films posted Tuesday on the evolution of the zone blitz that has been made famous by Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. The Byham Theater in Pittsburgh hosted a private “red carpet” screening Tuesday night of “The Dark Knight Rises” and it was attended by several current and former Steelers players, many […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Ray Rice Contract Structure & Angry Mike Wallace Email Episode

Season 2, Episode 126 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by explaining how we are not playing up to the standard today after I lost the rerecording of our Tuesday morning interview with Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. We had a great talk with Nate […]

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Ravens Sign Franchised RB Ray Rice To A New Five Year Deal Just Prior To Deadline

The Pittsburgh Steelers can look forward to facing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for several more years as the Ravens reached a last minute deal today with their franchised running back just prior to the 4 p.m. deadline. Rice reportedly was given a five year deal that could total out as high as $40 […]

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Looking At The Steelers Main Competitors For The AFC North Crown (Part 1)

By Cian Fahey After active off-seasons for each of the four AFC North teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be in good position to compete for another crown to add to the collection. What is less clear however, is which team the Steelers will need to overcome, or if there will be more than two […]

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How Do The Other AFC North Teams Stack Up To The Steelers After The Off-Season

By Cian Fahey Now that the 2012 NFL draft is over, the curtain has fallen on the final major event of this year\’s off-season. Between now and the beginning of training camp very few alterations will be made to team\’s rosters save for a few free agent signings and perhaps trades. Not only is the […]

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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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Steelers To Protect Their Interest In Wallace, But Who From & How?

During the several interviews that Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has given over the course of this week, the name of wide reciver Mike Wallace continues to pop up a lot in the questioning. Wallace of course is a restricted free agent, who at worst will receive a first round tender of around $2.742 million. […]

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Four Steelers Players In ESPN Top 20 Of Any Era NFL Poll Of Pro Football Hall Of Fame Panel

ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine combined to put out list of the 20 current players who a 20-member Pro Football Hall of Fame panel and ESPN\’s very own John Clayton believe could excel in any era of the NFL. The top 20 was finalized today and four current Pittsburgh Steelers players made the top 10. […]

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The Coordinators They Are A-Changin\’

By Jeremy Hritz Bob Dylan said “the times they are a changin’.” If he is following AFC North football, he may be considering a lyrical revision. It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers are not the only AFC North team that will begin the 2012 NFL season with a new coordinator. On Wednesday, Chuck Pagano, defensive […]

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AFC & NFC Championship Game Previews & Picks

Championship Sunday is here as the Baltimore Ravens take on the New England Patriots in the early AFC Championship game and the New York Giants take on the San Francisco 49ers in the late NFL Championship game. Here are my previews of both games and predictions for each. AFC Championship Game: Ravens at Patriots Preview: […]

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NFL Divisional Round Week Picks 2011

Last week in the Wild Card Round I was 3-1 straight up and 2-2 against the spread. Here we go with the Divisional Round Picks for this weekend. Week 1 Picks Week 2 Picks Week 3 Picks Week 4 Picks Week 5 Picks Week 6 Picks Week 7 Picks Week 8 Picks Week 9 Picks […]

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Steelers Need Bengals Help For First Round Bye – AFC Playoff Picture Week 17 Scenarios

The Pittsburgh Steelers took care of the St. Louis Rams today at Heinz Field, but only received some possible future help in week 16 from the Indianapolis Colts Thursday night as they knocked off the Houston Texans with a last second touchdown. Heading into today, the Steelers needed to beat the Rams and hope that […]

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Ravens To Be Without Anquan Boldin Next Two Weeks

Word came out this morning that Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin will be sidelined the next two weeks after having surgery today to repair a torn meniscus. He is expected to miss the games against the Cleveland Browns, and more importantly, the week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This injury is pretty big […]

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Week 14 NFL Lines And Odds: Browns Vs. Steelers

The first line is out for the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 14 Thursday night game against the Cleveland Browns and the Steelers are favored by 15.5 points at home. The over/under point total for the game opened at 39.5. Both teams played Sunday as the Steelers took care of the Cincinnati Bengals 35-7 and the Browns […]

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Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis Fined $20K For Helmet To Helmet Hit On Hines Ward

The fines continue to roll in from the Steelers Ravens game Sunday night as just after it was announced that Steelers free safety Ryan Clark had been fined $40K for his hit on Ravens tight end Ed Dickson, WNST radio in Baltimore reported that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has also been fined for his early […]

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Ryan Clark Fined $40K For Hit In Ravens Game

Mark Kaboly is reporting via Twitter that Steelers free safety Ryan Clark has been fine $40K this week for a hit or perhaps even two in the game this past Sunday night against the Ravens. This makes the second consecutive game that Clark has been fined for as he was docked $15K for an out […]

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Report: James Harrison Likely To Be Fined For Helmet To Helmet Hit On Ray Rice

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported tonight during halftime of the Eagles Bears Monday night football game that Steelers linebacker James Harrison will likely join teammate Ryan Clark and Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis as players that might be fined for hits during the Steelers Ravens Sunday night game. I detailed the hits by both Clark […]

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More Steelers Ravens Observations

As I do every week, here are more of my observations from the Steelers loss to the Baltimore Ravens last night after going back through the game now. I will have much, more content from this game later on today. I mentioned it before and certainly understand the reasoning why Mike Tomlin defers when he […]

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Steelers Lose 23-20 To Ravens – Game Recap

The Steelers suffered a regular season sweep to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night at Heinz Field as quarterback Joe Flacco hit wide receiver Torrey Smith in the deep right corner of the endzone for a game winning 26-yard touchdown with 8 seconds left in the game to give the Ravens a 23-20 win. Smith got […]

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Week 9 – 7 Things To Look For Against The Ravens & Game Prediction

Here we go again! Steelers Ravens re-match and I do not think this game will let down the prime-time viewership. The Ravens really took it to the Steelers back in week as they ran away with a 35-7 win. The Steelers did not help their own cause in the game by turning the ball over […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Ravens Beat Writer John Eisenberg Episode

Season 2, Episode 38 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I jump right into the show by going over the Mike Tomlin press conference from yesterday and talk about who we think is in and out this week. We both do not have have any reason to believe LaMarr Woodley, James […]

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