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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Shy Away From Play Action In 2013

By Matthew Marczi Earlier this season, I took notice of Pro Football Focus noting how successfully San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had been off play action during this season, despite how infrequently he actually used it. Out of 40 quarterbacks, in fact, his use of play action on just 12.6 percent of his passes […]

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Mike Tomlin Expects Titans To Use Some Read-Option In Season Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made sure everyone knew Tuesday during his first regular season press conference of the year that Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is not only mobile, but a perfect candidate to run the read-option Sunday in the season opener at Heinz Field. “He’s got great mobility, he’s got escapability, hes […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Thinks Defenses Will Figure Out Running Quarterbacks

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday, and he was asked a couple of times by the local media there to give his thoughts on the success last season of the young mobile quarterbacks in the league such as Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Wants To See If Young QB\’s Can Follow Up Their Rookie Seasons

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took the league by storm as a rookie in 2004 when he rattled off 14 straight wins as a starter after Tommy Maddox went down injured in the second game of the season. Despite losing to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game that season, Roethlisberger showed that […]

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DiMarino: 2013 Fantasy Football Series – Post Draft Look At The Quarterbacks

By Christopher DiMarino With the 2013 NFL draft now behind us, we are entering a stagnant time of waiting and over-analysis. Many are spiteful of this advanced look, but it\’s only natural given the amount of time, effort and excitement that goes into the draft. Sure players won\’t be battling for positions for a few […]

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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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Steelers Mike Tomlin Looks Forward To Eliminating The Read-Option Offense

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is a defensive minded coach at heart, so it was not too surprising to hear what he had to say Tuesday at the NFL owners\’ meetings when asked about the ever-so-trendy read-option offense that a few teams are using right now in the league. “I think it\’s the flavor […]

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Kevin Colbert Open To Drafting A Future Quarterback

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert made it known again on Thursday in his interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he is open to drafting any position in any round in the upcoming draft and that includes quarterback. Colbert was asked during the interview if he would look at drafting a quarterback in the upcoming […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Wild Card Weekend, James Harrison, Linebackers & More Episode

Season 3, Episode 65 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap the Wild Card playoffs games from the past weekend and that includes giving our thoughts on what happened with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in the loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. We also talk about […]

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Competition Analysis Week 15: Steelers Versus Cowboys

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: I guess Dr. Jekyll had a short lived appearance as Mr. Hyde reared his ugly head just one week later. After an inspirational and important win against the Baltimore Ravens without Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers followed it up by losing to the San Diego Chargers. It’s hard to call it […]

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Competition Analysis Week 14: Steelers Versus Chargers

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers can be inspirational at times. When it seemed like hope was fleeting and the light at the end of the tunnel was dimming, the Steelers played a game to be remembered. They overcame odds, executed, adapted and the best part was that there was still plenty of […]

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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 Redskins Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins 27-12 Sunday at Heinz Field and below are my second half notes from the game. Here are my first half notes if you missed them. Cortez Allen makes the tackle on the opening kickoff of the second half. Robert Griffin III hits tight end Niles Paul on a […]

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Quick Thoughts – Steelers-Redskins

By David Todd Follow @DavidMTodd All the hype coming into this one was about the Redskins sensational rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (and the Steelers 1934 throwback uniforms). Last week I wrote about Dick LeBeau and what the Steelers might do to slow him and the Redskins offense down. Mission accomplished. No doubt RGIII was hurt by […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins 27-12 Sunday at Heinz Field and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. A nice start by Jonathan Dwyer as he turns a possible stuff into positive yardage. The fake bubble screen that resulted in an explosive play […]

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James Harrison Introduced Himself To Robert Griffin III On Sunday

In case you missed it, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III got a chance to meet James Harrison on Sunday and he didn\’t even ask him for his autograph after it looked like the rookie was wanting to get meet safety Will Allen and get one from him in the 3rd quarter. On a 2nd […]

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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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Despite Threats, Steelers Manage To Rear Ugly Head Sunday On Special Teams

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin laid down the law this past week to his special team units when he said that he would take action against players that committed egregious penalties. Unfortunately that message wasn\’t loud enough as the Steelers almost let the Washington Redskins back into the game Sunday when a retuned punt […]

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RG3 No Match For BR7 As Steelers Beat Redskins 27-12 – Game Recap

There was some great quarterback play Sunday and it didn\’t come from the well talked about, and highly hyped, Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was head and shoulders better than the one that they call RG3 at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger was 24-of-33 for 222 yards with three touchdowns […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Redskins Preview & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers finally put a performance together last Sunday night worthy of praise, and one that provided a glimmer of hope that if this team gets healthy and plays mistake-free football, they can make a postseason run. This is not to say that the Cincinnati Bengals game was without flaws, but […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to begin the process of stacking several wins on Sunday at Heinz Field against the Washington Redskins and 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 of the […]

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RG3 Will Test The Dominance That LeBeau Has Had Over Rookie Quarterbacks

By now you all should be well aware of the record that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has against rookie quarterbacks since his return to Pittsburgh in 2004. If you are not, it is 14-1. When LeBeau was the Steelers defensive coordinator the first time around in 1995 and 1996, he was 2-0 against […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 8: Steelers Versus Redskins

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a big emotional win over the Cincinnati Bengals. That win might have been expected, because the season was virtually over if they lost, but it still meant a lot. The Steelers got some confidence back with that win. They also looked into the mirror […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Redskins Preview & Weekly Picks Episode

Season 3, Episode 34 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start by looking at who might not be playing Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Washington Redskins as we await the final Friday injury report. Will Rashard Mendenhall or Isaac Redman be ready to go or will Jonathan […]

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Does Dick LeBeau Still Have His Fastball?

By David Todd Follow @DavidMTodd The question has been asked often this year. The Steelers have given up fourth quarter leads in four of six games, so it comes with the territory. Everyone knows Dick LeBeau is a Hall-of-Famer, a defensive genius, but the NFL is the ultimate What-Have-You-Done-For-Me-Lately league. A HOF bust doesn’t supersede […]

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