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Will The Steelers Use More Dime Or Big Nickel In 2013?

With more and more NFL teams drafting athletic tight ends these days, combined with more teams trying to incorporate spread style offenses, defenses are forced to combat this with more athletic players that can defend against it. The Pittsburgh Steelers over the last several years have primarily used just two types of personnel groupings on […]

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Ryan Clarks Talks About Tom Brady Seeing Ghost & Danny Amendola Being Fragile

I previously posted that Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was a guest analyst Monday on NFL Live, and during one segment dedicated to the New England Patriots, Clark was asked to comment on them losing wide receiver Wes Welker via free agency this offseason, and how vulnerable it now makes them offensively as a result. […]

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Steelers Rank Fifth In Jersey Sales In 2012, Troy Polamalu Out Of Top 15

According to recent sales figures from NFLShop.com, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had the top selling jersey last year, while the San Francisco 49ers had the highest teams sales. In fact, Griffin’s jersey sales set an all-time record. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they finished fifth in team sales and safety Troy […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Ta\’amu Twitter Picture, Monday Visits, Flacco Unitas, Rolando McClain & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 91 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signing linebacker Stevenson Sylvester late last week before moving on to talk about the lack of judgment used on Twitter Sunday night by nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu. The Steelers had a […]

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Heath Miller Came Awfully Close To Having To Take A Snap At Quarterback Monday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers almost found themselves in a precarious situation at quarterback for at least one play Monday night in their 16-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. After quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had left the game in the third quarter with his shoulder injury, backup Byron Leftwich landed awkwardly on his back and head after […]

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Dick LeBeau Stops Bengals On A Dime

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau had a little unexpected surprise for the Cincinnati Bengals and their quarterback Andy Dalton Sunday night as the dime defense made its first appearance of the season in the 24-17 win. I had suggested in one of my game previews that I would not be totally surprised if second-year […]

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Expanding On The Hurry Up Offense And Position Flexibility

By Christopher DiMarino Like many Pittsburgh Steelers fans out there, I\’ve been taking in a lot of the training camp news. While I was catching up on the podcasts this past weekend, I found a topic that I think warrants some digging in to. In a recent episode, David Todd explains the difference between the […]

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Thin Certainly Seems To Be \”In\” At Inside Linebacker

The trend to be thin is in. That is of course if you are an inside linebacker. Maybe thin is a bad adjective to use, but lighter certainly isn\’t. The further we get away from 2012 NFL, the more the selection of Miami linebacker Sean Spence by the Pittsburgh Steelers makes sense. Linebackers coach Keith […]

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Looking At The Steelers Main Competitors For The AFC North Crown (Part 2)

By Cian Fahey After breaking down the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, today it is the turn of the Cincinnati Bengals as I try to determine which team will be the greatest obstacle for the Pittsburgh Steelers to overcome during the 2012 Regular Season. Cincinnati Bengals: Last season: 9-7. Third in the division. Rankings: 18th in scoring […]

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Dick LeBeau Has Both A Big Nickel & Dime To Spare In 2012

With more and more offenses starting to use the hybrid tight ends like the New England Patriots use Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, defenses will be eaten alive if they do not match up with hybrid type defenses. The buzz words you will hear more and more this year, as far as defenses go, is […]

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Steelers Cornerbacks Bringing A New Dynamic To The Table

By Cian Fahey Prior to last season, I wrote that Keenan Lewis would add a new dynamic to the Steelers defense, even though he wasn\’t a full-time starter, Lewis did do that playing the outside position in the team\’s nickel defense. What I didn\’t realize at the time was that Lewis was only the first […]

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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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The Importance Of Pre-Draft Visits

By Christopher DiMarino In my first mock draft attempt, I wasn\’t sure how much stock to put into the fact that certain players have made (or are planning to make) pre-draft visits. I figured it was a pretty good indicator that the Steelers were showing interest in that player. It could also mean that a […]

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Addressing The Coby Fleener Induced Mass Hysteria

By Christopher DiMarino There has been a lot of back and forth debate about Coby Fleener. There are people who agree that he could go in the first round. Some are skeptical that the Pittsburgh Steelers would draft a position of lesser need. Finally, there are those who don’t think he’s a possibility going at […]

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First Overall Drafted Tight End Success Dating Back To 1990

Chris DiMarino and Cian Fahey have done a great job recently in justifying the notion that the Pittsburgh Steelers could possibly draft Stanford tight end Coby Fleener in the first round of the upcoming draft. While it is anything but a lock right now to take place, it certainly is a possibility when you factor […]

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Coby Fleener: A Dark Horse Option In The First Round For The Pittsburgh Steelers?

By Cian Fahey Will Brinson, of CBS Sports, recently wrote a mock draft which featured the most intriguing selection I had seen so far for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brinson mocked Stanford Tight End Coby Fleener to the Steelers with the 24th overall selection: “This is a bit of a surprise pick, and the Steelers don\’t […]

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A Quick Look At The Tape On Cortez Allen: The Steelers Next Nickel Cornerback?

By Cian Fahey William Gay is officially no longer a Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, there is a gulf that needs filling in the team\’s secondary. Gay may not have been a fan-favorite in Pittsburgh, but he did have an impressive season last year while playing a versatile role. Gay started outside in the team\’s base defense, […]

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Steelers Tight End Draft Prospects First Glance

Christopher DiMarino I’ve been following the 2012 NFL draft and have analyzed the Offensive Guard and Defensive Tackle positions. Two other large needs for the Pittsburgh Steelers are Inside Linebacker and Tight End. With such a small class of quality Tight Ends, I was able to take the time to analyze the few out there […]

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How Would Mike Wallace’s Departure Impact the Offense?

By Jeremy Hritz The Mike Wallace debate continues to heat up. The question of whether or not he will be signed by another team has earned national attention, with speculation of New England, Cincinnati, San Francisco, and Baltimore gearing up for a run at the speedy wide receiver. While it seems unlikely that Wallace will […]

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Super Bowl XLVI: Giants Versus Patriots Preview & Score Prediction

The New York Giants and the New England Patriots square off tonight in Super Bowl XLVI as both teams look to capture their 4th Super Bowl championship. The game is also a rematch of the week 9 game earlier this season that the Giants won 24-20. It also is a rematch of Super Bowl XLII […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Super Bowl Preview & Myron Rolle Interview Episode

Season 2, Episode 74 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and get the Super Bowl preview show started by addressing a few reader emails to start off with. Next David and I run down the list of finalist again for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and give our final predictions on […]

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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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Pouncey & Polamalu Voted To Pro Football Writers All-NFL Team

The Pro Football Writers All-NFL Team was announced today and Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and safety Troy Polamalu both made the team. Pouncey and Polamalu also earned Pro Bowl selections for their play in 2011 as well as first-team All-Pro honors. Below is the PFW/PFWA 2011 All-NFL team OFFENSE QB Aaron Rodgers – Packers […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Remains In Top 10 Of Latest Pro Bowl Voting Results

There are just 5 days left in the 2011 Pro Bowl voting and the latest update of votes shows that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has fallen out of the top 10 since we last updated on December 1st. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains in the top 10, but has slipped down to 10th place […]

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Mike Wallace & Ben Roethlisberger In Top 10 Of Latest Pro Bowl Voting Results

There are 3 weeks of Pro Bowl voting left now and Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is 8th overall in total overall votes with 575,821. He is second in the AFC receiver race behind Wes Welker of the Patriots. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is right behind Wallace in overall votes in 9th place with 565,378 votes […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Tells Union Head DeMaurice Smith To Stand Up For Players

Following the news that Steelers safety Ryan Clark had been $40K for his hit on Ravens tight end Ed Dickson Sunday night, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a message for NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. According to a tweet by Scott Brown, Roethlisberger said that that Smith should “stand up and do something to protect players.” […]

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