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Pro Football Focus Offers Analysis Of Steelers’ Projected Lineup

By Matthew Marczi The statistics website Pro Football Focus has been running a series early this offseason projecting the starting lineups of each team—sans pending free agents—and grading each player on a sliding scale from “Poor Starter/Gamble” to “Elite Starter”, with “Unknown” also factored into the equation. Yesterday was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ turn to receive […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Larry Foote’s Future In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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CBS Sports Draftniks Release Another Round Of Mock Drafts Prior To Scouting Combine

Last week, the CBS Sports draftniks released another round of mock drafts prior to the scouting combine getting underway and combined they have the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting three different players with the 15th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. Rob Rang and Pete Prisco both have the Steelers down for drafting Notre Dame nose […]

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Steelers May Be Better Off With One More Year Of Clark Rather Than Taylor

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert fielded questions yesterday from the local media, during which he was asked about the secondary depth. His answer was equally candid and obvious, suggesting that the organization didn’t exactly have a level of comfort at the moment regarding the current quality of depth. He also alluded […]

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Roethlisberger Talked About Cotchery, Sam, Munchak And Marijuana On Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was a guest Wednesday on 93.7 The Fan and after talking about the recent announcement that his foundation would replace the loss of Pittsburgh Police K-9 Officer Rocco, who was killed in the line of duty over a week ago, he was asked a few football related questions. With wide […]

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Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – S Ryan Clark

By Matthew Marczi End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally […]

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On Michael Sam – Buyer Beware, There’s Media Afoot

By Matthew Marczi Please excuse the media as they turn yet another issue into a self-reflective narrative about themselves. With a few notable exceptions, the overwhelming majority of the response to college defensive end Michael Sam stating that he is homosexual has been one of support and admiration, and tacit acknowledgement that his future success […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Michael Sam Coming Out, Comp Pick Guesses, Foote Comments & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 77 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get things started by talking about Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam and his decision to announce that he is gay with less than two weeks to the NFL Combine taking place. We discuss how teams may or may not […]

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Steelers Seem To Be One Of The ‘Teams To Watch’ This Offseason

By Matthew Marczi There seems to be somewhat of an agreement around the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be one of the more interesting teams to follow this offseason. For example, Adam Schein recently listed the Steelers at the top of a list of the nine “most intriguing” teams to watch, above teams such […]

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Larry Foote Would Rather Teammates Smoke Marijuana All Night Instead Of Drinking

This past week, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark said on the ESPN show, “First Take”, that he knows of teammates that smoke marijuana. On Saturday, linebacker Larry Foote was asked by Bob Pompeani in a radio interview to give his thoughts on what Clark had to say. “I don’t know if he knows it, he’s […]

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Art Rooney II Responds To Ryan Clark Comments On Marijuana Use In The League

On Thursday, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark found himself back in the spotlight when he said some of his teammates smoke marijuana and that players around the league know how to avoid testing positive for the drug. On Friday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II was asked by Channel 4 Action News to comment on what […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Ryan Clark Marijuana Comments, Steelers News & Listeners Top 10 Draft Prospects Emails Episode

Season 4, Episode 76 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get things started by talking about the Thursday comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark on ESPN in which he said teammates of his smoke marijuana. We move on to wrap up our final thoughts on the Super […]

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Ryan Clark Off To A Running Start On His Life’s Work

By Matthew Marczi Ryan Clark said nothing wrong yesterday when he spoke on ESPN’s First Take about marijuana use within the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. But if it’s his intention to return to that locker room in 2014, it would have been more beneficial to him if that opening sentence had simply read “Ryan Clark […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Safety

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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Steelers S Ryan Clark Says He Knows Teammates Who Smoke Marijuana

On the Thursday edition of the ESPN show “First Take”, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark said that he doesn’t believe the NFL should continue testing for marijuana for a variety of reasons and added that some of his teammates smoke the banned drug as well. “I know guys on my team who smoke,” Clark said. […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Safeties

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Looking at the rest of the secondary – the safeties. Troy Polamalu: Troy silenced any naysayers with a strong 2013 season under unusual circumstances. Some expected this to be the start of his swan song; a season to […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Putting Safety First

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have their work cut out for them coming off consecutive non-winning seasons. It takes elbow grease to get from 8-8 to a contender, as everybody knows, of course, but this offseason, the issue is more complicated than simply improving, due to some uncommon circumstances. One of the top priorities […]

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Should The Steelers Bring Former Packers S Nick Collins In For A Look?

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t a team that goes after high-priced free agents during the offseason as they choose instead to shop in the bargain bin. With it looking like veteran free safety Ryan Clark might not be back in 2014, the Steelers could use a low-priced veteran with experience to fill his void for one […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Cornerbacks

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Our first look at the secondary starting with the cornerbacks. Ike Taylor: Taylor truly did not get many mentions in my game notes. Normally, like an offensive lineman, that would mean he had a good season. That he […]

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CBS Sports Draftniks Have Steelers Selecting Nix, Clinton-Dix In Latest Mock Drafts

CBS Sports draftniks Rob Rang and Dane Brugler both released their latest first round mock drafts following the Senior Bowl and both have the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting a defensive player with the 15th overall selection. Rang has the Steelers drafting Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix III, while Brugler has Alabama safety Hasean Clinton-Dix being […]

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The Salary Cap And The Decline Of The Meritorious Contract

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I utilized a quick study from the salary cap specialist website Over the Cap to discuss the nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ financial roster-building philosophy and how it was altered, understandably, following recent Super Bowl success over the past decade, which includes two championships in three appearances, with four AFC Championship […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft Version 1.0 – Post Senior Bowl

With the 2014 Senior Bowl now behind us it is time for my first 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses to inspire good draft talk about players. I usually do about 5 or 6 mocks prior to the actual NFL draft taking place and you can find […]

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Hritz: Steelers Draft Needs In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz The 2014 NFL Draft is still 110 days away, yet the excitement of Steelers fans is at intense levels as they are optimistic about the prospects of a successful new season and of new draft picks propelling the team towards not just a playoff berth, but a realistic chance of contending for […]

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AR2 Says Steelers Will Be “Opportunistic” In Free Agency

By Jeremy Hritz Earlier this week, Art Rooney II made his annual offseason media tour to discuss the state of the Steelers and to provide some insight into the direction they steer in between now and the start of the 2014 regular season. While he was deliberate in his speech, he did provide certain nuggets […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: S Ryan Clark – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Ryan Clark Position: Free Safety Experience: 12 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $4,750,000 2013 Season Breakdown: I doubt many would dispute the fact that free safety Ryan Clark had his worst season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013. But it’s important to remind that that perception is […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft Needs – Defense

Last week, we had a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft needs as it relates to the offensive side of the football so this week, we will shift our focus to the defensive side, where I fully expect most of the picks to be used on in May. Cornerback – Regardless of what ultimately […]

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