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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Friday Night Five Questions

It’s finally Friday and there’s a big weekend of football ahead of us. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Carolina Panthers Sunday night on the road and a win combined with a Cincinnati Bengals loss could result in a lot more optimism from the fan base with the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming to town […]

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Panthers To Place DE Greg Hardy On Commissioner’s Exempt List

The Carolina Panthers will be without their best pass rusher Sunday night when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers as defensive end Greg Hardy will be placed on the Commissioner’s exempt list, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Hardy, who has filed an appeal after being convicted on two counts of domestic violence stemming from an incident that […]

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Undefeated Panthers Open As Three Point Home Favorites Over Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will next play the Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday night and they’ve already been installed has three point underdogs to start the week. The Panthers have started the 2014 season 2-0 and they have averaged 22 points in their wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions. In their Sunday […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Season Game Predictions

The 2014 NFL season will get underway Thursday night and before I release my predictions for what I believe will happen around the league this year, here is my game by game prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (home) – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has owned the Browns over the years and […]

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Panthers QB Cam Newton Expected To Miss Steelers Game With Rib Injury

It doesn’t look like the Pittsburgh Steelers will facing Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the preseason finale Thursday night at Heinz Field after all. According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs and thus won’t be playing against the Steelers this week. Panthers head coach Ron […]

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Value Of Veteran Steelers S Will Allen Will Be Known In A Few More Weeks

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like they were ready to finally move on from veteran safety Will Allen as he signed in March as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Allen’s time in Dallas wound up being short, however, and following his release in early October, he found himself back in Pittsburgh […]

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Tomlin, Steelers Respect Value Of S Will Allen

When the Pittsburgh Steelers began the regular season last a year ago, they did so with five safeties on the roster—but not the five safeties that they wanted to have. At the time, Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith, whose practice squad eligibility was up, made the 53-man roster as a special teams player, although he did see a […]

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ESPN Analyst Herm Edwards Remains Bullish On Steelers

Back in late May, ESPN analyst and former NFL head coach Herm Edwards predicted that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this upcoming season in the Super Bowl. While it’s unclear whether or not Edwards will stick with that prediction come the start of the regular season, he’s still bullish on the […]

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Steelers Ranked 13th Overall In AP Preseason Power Rankings

On Tuesday, the Associated Press released their preseason NFL power rankings for the upcoming 2014 season and the Pittsburgh Steelers are ranked 13th overall and behind both the Cincinnati Bengals (9th) and Baltimore Ravens (12th). While there aren’t any blurbs listed for each team, the AP does reveal the methodology used to determine their rankings. […]

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Don’t Hold Your Breath For Defensive Scheme Shift

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin came from a 4-3 defensive background before joining this franchise. He was the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings—a 4-3 team—for one season immediately preceding his current employment. Prior to that, he spent five seasons coaching the defensive backs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who at the time boasted […]

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Digging Deeper Into A Fair Contract Extension For Steelers CB Cortez Allen

With the contract extension for Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey now out of the way, the team can now turn their attention to a few other players that are entering the final year of their rookie contracts. One of those players could be cornerback Cortez Allen, but it’s tough to find comparisons to the former […]

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Bills LB Brandon Spikes Looks Forward To Facing Steelers In Joint Training Camp Practices

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Buffalo Bills for two joint practices this year during training camp and there’s already one player on the opposing team that’s looking forward to it. “We’re beating up on each other all time, now we get an opportunity to see another team,” Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes said. “You get […]

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ESPN Analyst Herm Edwards Predicts Steelers, Buccaneers Super Bowl

It’s only May, but former NFL head coach Herm Edwards has already made his Super Bowl prediction and it might just surprise you. The charismatic ESPN analysts said Tuesday that he predicts that the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XLIX, which will be played Feb.1 in Glendale, AZ. Herm […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New RB LeGarrette Blount

By Alex Kozora We’ll continue our free agency series with former New England Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount, who was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 28th. In the four games I looked at, Blount always lined up in the backfield so there isn’t much to chart pre-snap. Post-snap charting is as follows. The number […]

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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New WR Lance Moore

By Alex Kozora Continuing with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ free agency breakdown, we’ll evaluate former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore. To evaluate Moore, we broke plays down into two categories. Where he lined up on the field and the route he ran. There are three pre-snap designations for him based on where he lined […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Defensive End

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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LeGarrette Blount Sounds At Home In Pittsburgh, AFC North

When LeGarrette Blount first came out of the college ranks and went undrafted, I, and I’m sure many other Pittsburgh Steelers fans, saw his size and running style and wanted to see the team take a chance on him and bring him in as a free agent. This despite his character concerns typically being something […]

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NFL Still Considering Keeping Draft In May And Making It Last For Four Days

If your hoping that the 2015 NFL Draft will be moved back to its normally time in April, you will likely have a while to wait until the league makes a final decision on the matter as they’re noncommittal as of right now. Commissioner Roger Goodell, recently told Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network that’s […]

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Steelers Are Middle Of The Road In Terms Of Roster Turnover

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs was in 2011. The current Steelers roster, whom have gone 16-16 since then, contains just 16 players left from that last playoff appearance, coming after a 12-4 regular season. And that seemingly substantial roster turnover is actually just middle-of-the-road turnover in today’s NFL, according to an […]

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Steelers Draft Needs – Running Back

Earlier in the offseason, we took a position-by-position look at where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with their roster before the free agency process both ravaged and replenished the talent pool. The Steelers entered the process with 22 free agents. They re-signed six of them, while losing eight more to other teams, with eight remaining unsigned. […]

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Steelers Smart Not To Limit What LeGarrette Blount Can Offer

New Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount was interviewed yesterday on the radio, as we’ve previously posted, but I wanted to expand on some of the comments that he made during the interview pertaining to how he views himself being used this season based on his conversations with the team. While he mentioned that they […]

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Buccaneers Trading Mike Williams To Bills Still Might Not Be Enough To Drop Mike Evans To Steelers

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded wide receiver Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a sixth-round draft pick and as a result, it could wind up shaking things up a little bit in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Now that Williams is out of Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers very well […]

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New Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount Solid On First And Ten During His Career

While it’s pretty obvious that new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is not a three down player at the NFL level, there is one down and distance in particular  that he has excelled at since coming into the league in 2010. Dating back to 2010, Blount has averaged 5.47 yards per carry on first […]

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LeGarrette Blount Looking To Overcome Checkered Past

LeGarrette Blount was a bad seed coming out of college. He missed the majority of his final season due to suspension after sucker punching an opposing player on the field following a loss. His draft stock took a sharp nosedive and he went undrafted, despite significant potential, as shown by his 1000-yard season as a […]

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Blount Still Has Work To Do Despite Improvement In Short-Yardage Game

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned away from LeGarrette Blount after the 2012 season, they did so holding the belief that they were letting go of a big runner who couldn’t get the tough yards in short-yardage situations. The statistical evidence from that time period of his career generally supports those claims, as does the […]

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