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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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Broncos Versus Seahawks In Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl XLVIII is now set as the Denver Broncos will play the Seattle Seahawks two weeks from today in New Jersey. The Broncos handled the New England Patriots 26-16 in the early AFC Championship game as quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns. The Broncos also out-rushed the Patriots 107-64 in […]

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NFC Championship Preview – 49ers Versus Seahawks

Below is the official NFL media release for the NFC Championship game: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (14-4) at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (14-3) (Sunday, FOX, 6:30 PM ET) For the third time this season, the 49ers and Seahawks will meet. The teams split the regular-season series with each club winning at home. “I think it’s the best rivalry […]

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Steelers Worked Out Two Pitt Products On Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be working out several players during the offseason before signing them to futures contracts. On Friday, they worked out linebacker Scott McKillop and cornerback Kennard Cox, according to Adam Caplan on Twitter. McKillop, a University of Pittsburgh product, was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft […]

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49ers, Broncos Advance To Conference Championship Round On Sunday

The Conference Championship games are now set as the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos both advanced on Sunday with wins. Peyton Manning and the Broncos will host the Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game next weekend as they beat the San Diego Chargers 24-17 in the late game. […]

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Seahawks, Patriots Advance To Conference Championship Round On Saturday

We now know two of the four teams that will play next weekend in the conference championship games as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks both took care of business at home on Saturday in their Divisional Round games. In their 43-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Patriots were led by […]

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Cody Wallace Likely To Dress Against Ravens With Kelvin Beachum Now Starting At Left Tackle

As of right now, Kelvin Beachum is the starting left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers moving forward following his performance Sunday in the win over the New York Jets. With that now known, offensive coordinator Todd Haley was asked Thursday during his weekly media session if Beachum will continue to be the primary backup at […]

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2013 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

As usual, I will once again be tracking the TOX stats throughout the 2013 NFL season. This is simple stat, but its 80% win track record is hard to ignore. In case you need a refresher, the TOX stat is a measure of how many explosive plays (20-plus yards) teams create minus how many they […]

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Could John Malecki Be The Week Two Starting Center?

By Matthew Marczi If Maurkice Pouncey is able to play again this year—which seems highly unlikely at this point—the Pittsburgh Steelers will be forced to carry him on the roster, and will have to cut at another position in order to bring in another offensive lineman. The likely cut would have been inside linebacker Terence […]

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Ravens WR Jacoby Jones To Have MRI On Injured Knee

The Baltimore Ravens suffered a few key injuries in their season opening loss to the Denver Broncos Thursday night as both wide receiver Jacoby Jones and tackle Michael Oher left the game in the first half and did not return. On Friday, The Baltimore Sun reports that Jones will undergo an MRI on his knee […]

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2013 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2013 NFL season is finally here and it kicks off tonight with the Denver Broncos hosting the Baltimore Ravens on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2013 season. As you can see, I give the Dallas Cowboys a lot more respect this season than most. […]

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Steelers Decision To Sign Wallace Means They Didn’t Consider Malecki A Capable Backup Center

Like many of you, I was pretty shocked when the Pittsburgh Steelers signed offensive lineman Cody Wallace and waived John Malecki on Sunday. However, after going back through some of the preseason games of both players and doing some research, I feel that I now have better understanding of why the move was made. While […]

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Steelers Sign OG/C Cody Wallace; Waive John Malecki

By Matthew Marczi After submitting their first ‘final’ 53-man roster yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that they have claimed interior offensive lineman Cody Wallace after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In order to make room for him on the roster, the Steelers released John Malecki. Wallace, a former 2008 draft pick of […]

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2013 Steelers Training Camp Questions – What To Do With John Parker Wilson

By Matthew Marczi Whether or not it was a surprise that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a quarterback in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft depended greatly on who you asked. Equally elusive was the answer to the question of whether or not it was a good idea. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed three games […]

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Before And After – LaMarr Woodley\’s Pass Rushing As It Relates To 2011 Injury

By Matthew Marczi Much has been made of the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley has only generated four sacks over the past season and a half since he blew out a hamstring running down Tom Brady midway through the team’s Week 8 victory over the New England Patriots in 2011. With that […]

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Report: Steelers To Participate In 2013 Sideline Medical Records Pilot Program

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of eight NFL teams that have agreed to take part in a pilot program during the 2013 season which would put a player’s entire medical record at a doctor’s fingertips on the sideline. The initial plan seems to call for the participating teams […]

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Steelers G Ramon Foster Says A Few Players Aren\’t Looking Forward To London Trip

Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ramon Foster is over in London, England this week promoting the 2013 game at Wembley Stadium against the Minnesota Vikings and he met with the media at the stadium on Tuesday. Below is a video that includes a few of his answers from the session. Foster says that the stadium is bigger […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Strives To Be As Athletic As 49ers TE Vernon Davis

The latest video on steelers.com features a day in the life of Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson and in it, the undrafted player out of West Virginia talks about how he is always striving to be as good athletically as San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. “I figured I would write everyone\’s names – […]

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Steelers G Ramon Foster Going To London Next Week

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was in London, England last week to promote the September game against the Minnesota Vikings that will be played at Wembley Stadium, and it appears as though guard Ramon Foster will travel overseas next week in an effort to promote the game as well. Steelers PR man Burt Lauten reports […]

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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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Big Ben\’s Knee Surgery No Big Deal – Right?

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went under the knife on Wednesday, having an arthroscopic procedure performed on his right knee to clean up some meniscus damage that had been causing him slight discomfort during the offseason. In a statement issued by head coach Mike Tomlin, Roethlisberger was advised by the team to […]

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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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Steelers 2013 Over/Under Win Total Opens At Nine At Bovada

The online betting website Bovada released their over/under win total odds on Wednesday for all 32 teams and the Pittsburgh Steelers lead all of the AFC North teams with an over/under win total in 2013 of nine with an equal -115 line for over and under. The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and the […]

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QB Brian Hoyer Back In AFC North After Signing With Browns On Thursday

Quarterback Brian Hoyer is back in the AFC North again after signing a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Hoyer, who released by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, now figures to push both Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell hard in training camp. It should be noted that Hoyer received some guaranteed money in […]

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Cardinals Release Former Steelers Emergency QB Brian Hoyer On Monday

On Monday, the Arizona Cardinals released quarterback Brian Hoyer just a little over two months after they tendered him at a second round level prior to the start of free agency. Hoyer, who was with Pittsburgh Steelers last season for just a short period time while quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich recovered from their […]

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Steelers Have 25/1 Odds To Win Super Bowl XLVIII Per Bovada

Now that big moves in free agency have been made and the 2013 NFL draft is behind us, the sports betting website Bovada has updated their odds to win Super Bowl XLVIII. The San Francisco 49ers are currently the favorites with 6/1 odds and behind them are the Denver Broncos at 15/2. A far as […]

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