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Competition Analysis Week 12: Steelers Versus Browns

By Christopher DiMarino The Pittsburgh Steelers did the most they could against the Baltimore Ravens. The defense had a great day and can only be credited with 6 points against. The running game didn’t excel but Jonathan Dwyer and Rashard Mendenhall were close to 100 yards combined. The receivers did a decent job and got […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Browns Preview & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 7-3 RANKINGS Pittsburgh Cleveland Offense 17th (349.6) 28th (311.9) Rushing 18th (106.8) 27th (92.2) Passing 14th (242.8) 21st (219.7) PPG 20th (21.7) 25th (18.9) Defense 1st (259.1) 23rd (374.1) Rushing 5th (89.8) 24th (125.3) Passing 1st (169.3) 22nd (248.8) PPG 4th (19) 16th (23.4) The loss to the […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 13-10 Sunday night and below are my second half notes from the game. Here are my first half notes if you missed them. On the first run by Ray Rice of the second half, Casey Hampton, Larry Foote, and Ryan Clark all miss tackles. On 3rd and […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 13-10 Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The first pass play deep by Byron Leftwich to Mike Wallace was slightly under thrown , but still a good one. The pass […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Ravens Preview & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 7-2 Ravens at Steelers Rankings Breakdown RANKINGS Baltimore Pittsburgh Offense 15th (354.1) 15th (354.1) Rushing 19th (104.9) 20th (103.8) Passing 13th (249.2) 11th (250.3) PPG 4th (28.2) 17th (23) Defense 28th (390.2) 1st (265.7) Rushing 26th (132) 5th (94.6) Passing 26th (258.2) 1st (171.1) PPG 11th (21.8) 7th […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to stack their fifth win in a row Sunday night when they host division rival Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Below are 7 things to watch for specifically in this game along with my prediction at the end of it. In case you missed it, here is the Wednesday podcast preview […]

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Competition Analysis Week 11: Steelers Versus Ravens

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a serious blow when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left the Monday night game. Ben is both the leader and MVP of this team and he is simply irreplaceable. The timing is unfortunate because a murky start to the season was beginning to fade in the rearview mirror […]

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Ravens Injury Report: DE Pernell McPhee Doubtful, DT Terrence Cody Questionable

The Baltimore Ravens wrapped up their practices on Friday in preparation of their Sunday night game at Heinz field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Below is the final practice injury report for the week. Cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdomen) was ruled out earlier in the week after having hernia surgery. He will be replaced by Corey Graham, […]

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Ravens Injury Report: CB Jimmy Smith Ruled Out On Thursday

The Thursday injury report for the Baltimore Ravens is now out as they continue to prepare to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Heinz Field. Cornerback Jimmy Smith (abs) has been ruled out for the Sunday night game after undergoing successful surgery to repair a sports hernia in Philadelphia on Thursday. With Smith […]

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Ravens Injury Report: CB Jimmy Smith Could Be Out Sunday Night

The Wednesday injury report for the Baltimore Ravens is now out as they prepare to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Heinz Field. Not practicing for the Ravens on Wednesday were cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdomen) and guard Marshal Yanda (ankle). The Ravens signed former Oakland Raiders starting cornerback Chris Johnson on Tuesday, so […]

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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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