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Steelers Giving All Three Running Backs First-Team Reps This Week In Practice

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night, it’s anybody’s guess as to who will get the lion’s share of the carries during the game, as it appears as though all three running backs are getting work with the first-team offense throughout the week in practice. According to Mark Kaboly of the […]

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Steelers OC Todd Haley Calls Deadspin Report A Non-Issue And Denies Using Slur

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley answered questions Thursday during his talk with the media concerning a Wednesday report published by Deadspin.com about an alleged run-in he had at a bar in the Crowne Plaza hotel late Saturday night. According to the report, Haley had a confrontation with a group of fans at a bar […]

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Todd Haley Walks Into A Bar…

According to Deadspin, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley had a minor run-in with a few individuals at the Crowne Plaza hotel bar near Upper St. Clair, PA Saturday night. Haley, who was enjoying a beer at the bar, was spotted by a group of individuals and one of them proceeded to ask for his […]

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Steelers Really Need FB Will Johnson Back For Bengals Game

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ran down his list of injured players Tuesday during his press conference, fullback Will Johnson wasn’t included. While there hasn’t been much good news concerning the Steelers over the course of the last several days, the news that Johnson might just be able to play Monday night is […]

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Steelers Re-Signing Jonathan Dwyer A Move Of Prudence, Not Penance

By Matthew Marczi There remains a large portion of not just sports fans, but also sports writers, who questioned the decision of the Pittsburgh Steelers to release Jonathan Dwyer and his $1.323 million contract. Some of those individuals have taken the re-signing of Dwyer yesterday as a mea culpa, or an acknowledgement of guilt or […]

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Championship-Caliber: The Agents Of Victory

By Matthew Marczi Every championship-caliber team needs to have certain players that they know they can count on to get the job done on a consistent basis, without whom those championship aspirations can disappear in a hurry. The Pittsburgh Steelers may have lost a number of such players in recent years, players with multiple championship […]

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Todd Haley Wants One Of His Running Backs To Collect Bull Horns Against Titans

The Pittsburgh Steelers will start Isaac Redman at running back in their Sunday season opener against the Tennessee Titans, but offensive coordinator Todd Haley said Thursday during his talk with the media that nothing is set in stone beyond that. “We’re still looking for someone to take the bull by the horns and not let […]

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Loss Of Will Johnson Could Result In More 12 Personnel Groupings Against Titans

The season is not getting off to a good start for Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson, who will more than likely sit out the Sunday season opener at Heinz Field against the Tennessee Titans with a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. With Will Johnson likely to be […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Learning How To Avoid Unnecessary Hits

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has earned a reputation over the years for extending plays beyond what the average quarterback would be willing to do, and rightfully so. Frequently, his ability to extend the play results in a big gain down the field, because a defensive back can only track a receiver […]

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Roethlisberger Could Hit 30,000 Passing Yards For His Career Against Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only needs 156 yards passing yards Sunday in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans to hit 30,000 for his career, but that number is the furthest thing from his mind right now. “You know, I’ve never been one about individual goals,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday. “It’s more about the team […]

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Steelers Game Against The Chiefs Featured Roethlisberger Going Vertical More

Following the preseason opener against the New York Giants, I posted the pass distances of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. In that game, Roethlisberger’s average pass length of the seven passes he threw was 5.57 yards as the offense was clearly working on the shorter passing game. In the game Saturday night against the Kansas […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers Versus Redskins Game Notes – Preseason Week 2

By Alex Kozora Full disclosure: This would have been up a lot sooner but NFL Rewind doesn’t archive nationally televised games until 24 hours after the game. But better now than never. My game notes from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. First Half – Opening kickoff return unit. Kion Wilson, Marshall […]

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Ramon Foster Getting Comfortable With Life On The Run

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard Ramon Foster entered the 2013 season as perhaps the biggest question mark along the offensive line—not in terms of durability or consistency of play, but in terms of the having the athleticism necessary for the Steelers to play the type of offense they would like to play under […]

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Steelers Offense Could Aim For Deeper Passes Against Redskins

By Matthew Marczi Last Saturday in the preseason opener, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not see a lot of playing time, as is par for the course for most starters during the early stages of the preseason. Still, there was plenty for people to complain about, including basing the entire offensive outlook for the […]

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Steelers Will Use Johnson

When Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert talked to the media during the 2013 NFL Combine, my ears perked up when he talked about fullback Will Johnson, who made the team last year as an undrafted free agent. “We signed Will out of the West Virginia pro day last year as a free agent, a […]

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Was Ben Roethlisberger On Pace For An MVP-Caliber Season In 2012

By Matthew Marczi In light of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s injury a year ago, many commenters have suggested that the veteran signal caller was having perhaps the best year of his career, and an MVP-caliber one at that. It is no secret that he struggled upon his return in the last four games of […]

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Report: Roethlisberger And Haley Drinking Beers And Watching Shark Week Together

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp on Wednesday and while there he sat down for an interview with 93.7 The Fan, during which he talked about how the relationship between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley is totally different than it was last year. La Canfora said, […]

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Steelers FB Will Johnson Could Play An Even Bigger Role Now On Offense

Now that it looks like Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth will be lost for a while with a Lisfranc injury, the tight end position really got a lot thinner than it already was. There\’s still some hope in my eyes, however. I wrote recently about how I expect offensive coordinator Todd Haley to use […]

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Steelers Offense Should Establish A Role For Plaxico Burress

By Matthew Marczi In the weeks leading up to the start of the free agency period earlier this year, there was growing concern with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver depth, given the imminent departure of speedster Mike Wallace and the fact that just two wideouts were under contract. The Steelers attempted to remedy that by […]

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Report: Todd Haley Wanted To Commit To Outside Zone Last Season

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley wanted to use more zone blocking in 2012, but the team never could commit to it. Haley told Bouchette they worked on the blocking scheme during the offseason, but for undisclosed reasons it pretty much ended there. While they did try […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Depth Chart, Personnel Usage, Left Handed Tackles & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 5 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I start off by talking about the most recent depth chart that was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday as well as the most recent transaction that took place Wednesday morning while we recording. Also in this episode we […]

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Expect Todd Haley To Adjust Personnel Groupings In An Effort To Improve Run Game

One of the things that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said about new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr. following his hiring earlier this year, is that he noticed how well the Kansas City Chiefs ran against the teams in the AFC North last season. “They played the AFC North, and they ran the […]

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Report: Free Agent WR Steve Breaston Signs One-Year Deal With Saints On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to have an interest in free agent wide receiver Steve Breaston early in the offseason following his early release from the Kansas City Chiefs, but the report made by John Clayton of ESPN stating he would likely sign after June 1st never came to fruition. On Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN […]

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Steelers 2013 Training Camp – Day Nine Recap

It\’s hard to believe that nine days of training camp have already passed for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their first preseason game takes place next Saturday and their next day off won\’t be until Tuesday. Here is a recap of the few tidbits floating around the interwebs from day nine. Perhaps the biggest news on Saturday […]

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Todd Haley Knows You Can\’t Script Improvisation

By Matthew Marczi The fire and bluster that incoming offensive coordinator Todd Haley was supposed to be bringing to the Pittsburgh Steelers was a major storyline within the national media a season ago. Haley was supposed to be yelling at Ben Roethlisberger on the sidelines every time he broke the pocket, regardless of whether or […]

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Dan Rooney Jr. Is Excited About Steelers Rookie RB Le\’Veon Bell And The Outside Zone

It\’s not often that Dan Rooney Jr. , the Pittsburgh Steelers Player Personnel Coordinator, gives a radio interview, but when he does, they usually are a good listen. Rooney joined Bob Labriola and Mike Prisuta Wednesday evening on 970 ESPN Radio and he was asked right off the bat about offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who […]

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