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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Finding An Offensive Line Coach

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. The top priority for the […]

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Report: Steelers Kirby Wilson Might Be A Candidate For The Titans Offensive Coordinator Job

Now that the Tennessee Titans have hired Ken Whisenhunt to be their new head coach there is a chance he could request permission to interview Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler to be his defensive coordinator. Butler is under contract for 2014, however, so the Steelers have the right to prevent that for happening like […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Wide Receivers

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Today, a look at the Steelers’ wide receiver group. Antonio Brown: It’s safe to say nobody is regretting the Santonio Holmes trade anymore. Brown, the team’s 2013 MVP, became a legitimate #1 wide receiver. He hauled in 110 […]

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Report: Steelers Apparently Settled For Jack Bicknell Jr. Last Year

When the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. last offseason to be their new offensive line coach, it really was a bit of a surprise. Come to find out, he reportedly wasn’t the first choice of head coach Mike Tomlin. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in his Monday online chat, several other […]

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Hritz: Browns Versus Steelers – Preview And Prediction – Week 17

By Jeremy Hritz This is it, the final game of the 2013 Steelers season. Or is it? Heading into week 17, the Pittsburgh Steelers still have a chance to sneak into the postseason, if by chance the stars happen to align. Everything was in order this past week, as not only did the Steelers win […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Not His Normal Self This Season On Third Downs

Since coming into the league in 2004, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has always been regarded as a clutch third down quarterback. In fact, heading into this season, he had the 5th highest third down completion ratio dating back to 2004 when compared to other quarterbacks that have had 600 or more attempts over the […]

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Return Of Matt Spaeth Helping Offense Find Identity

By Matthew Marczi For much of the season, the Steelers have by and large stayed away from heavily using multiple tight end sets, especially after losing David Johnson for the season and before Heath Miller was back from his knee injury. That wasn’t exactly the plan entering the season. The Steelers brought back Matt Spaeth […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Dolphins

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Miami Dolphins. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE – Kick return unit. No order. Antwon Blake, Terence Garvin, Stevenson Sylvester, Chris Carter, and Vince Williams as the front five. Michael Palmer/David Paulson the next two, Al Woods/Cam Heyward forming the wedge, and Jonathan […]

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Roethlisberger Says He Loves Where The Offense Is Right Now

During his weekly radio show Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took issue with people thinking that his post game comments about the offense getting away from running the football in the second half in the Sunday loss to the Miami Dolphins was some sort of jab at offensive coordinator Todd […]

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2013 A Dud, But Emerging Youngsters A Reason For Optimism Next Year

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers suffered another defensive collapse yesterday against the Dolphins, but in the end, once again, they were in a position to pull out a close win. However, in what seemed to be a repeat from other losses this year, the Steelers could not squeeze out the win late. While this isn’t […]

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Roethlisberger Says Ask Haley About Not Running In The Second Half Following Loss To Dolphins

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-28 loss Sunday to the Miami Dolphins, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked if he knew why the offense didn’t run as much in the second half. While I do not know what tone was used in his answer, Roethlisberger’s reply will surely make a few waves. “No idea. Coach [Todd] Haley’s […]

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Steelers Barely Used The No-Huddle In The First Half Against The Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their use of the no-huddle Thursday night in the 22-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but it was predominantly used in the second half. In total, the Steelers ran 29 no-huddle plays, but only five were run in the first half, or more specifically, the second drive of the first quarter. […]

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Dink And Dunk? Not So Fast

By Matthew Marczi When the Steelers first brought in Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator, some criticized the decision to install what they pejoratively refer to as a ‘dink and dunk’ offense. As the season progressed and the team started losing games, many more joined in to the chorus. This season has been no […]

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Video: Baby Ben Roethlisberger Takes A Jab At Ian Rapoport During Press Conference

The guys from Benstonium.com have another great video out this week and this time it centers around little Ben Roethlisberger. During his press conference, Junior addresses his relationship with Toddler Haley and he also manages to get in a dig at Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. This is gold and very well done. I […]

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Heath Miller Says Ben Roethlisberger Called A Great Game In Win Over The Lions

After going 29-of-45 for 367 yards with four touchdowns in the Sunday win over the Detroit Lions, there is a good chance that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will win the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award this week. The Steelers quarterback played well in the no-huddle and after the game, tight end Heath […]

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A Look At What Rapoport, Silver And Tomlinson Said About The Steelers Thursday Night

During halftime of the Thursday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans, NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport, Michael Silver and LaDainian Tomlinson devoted a whole segment to news about the Pittsburgh Steelers. They not only talked about the future of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but also head coach Mike Tomlin, the offensive coaching […]

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Todd Haley Continuing To Shake Up The Wildcat

By Matthew Marczi As the season goes on, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley continues to tinker with his sparsely-used Wildcat packages. While I am undecided as to the efficacy of even running such plays, they have not as yet been a detriment to the offense. Furthermore, the continued variety of looks that they present […]

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Roethlisberger Not Big On Using An Extra Offensive Lineman Inside The Red Zone

Earlier this week, I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has struggled inside the red zone this season and on Wednesday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked to give his thoughts on the subject. “We scored twice down there but we kicked field goals,” started Roethlisberger. “That’s why I think I was so disappointed after […]

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Steelers Versus Bills – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones sure got an ear-full after the special teams penalty. The Steelers really hurt themselves on special teams with stupid mistakes. In the first half, they were offsides on a kickoff. In the second half, Shaun Suisham sent one out of bounds before the end zone. Will Allen played 32 snaps […]

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Steelers Versus Bills – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers really made it a point to significantly feature Mike Adams throughout the game, and since he’s been used at tight end. In the four games since his demotion, he’s played 117 snaps, including 28 this week. They broke out the Wildcat early this week, but they did so with a […]

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Breakdown Of The “Fall-Asleep Fade” Touchdown Pass To Jerricho Cotchery

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery caught his sixth touchdown pass of the season Sunday in the win over the Buffalo Bills and he talked after the game about the play that he called a “fall-asleep fade”. “That’s what it is,” Cotchery said. “We just try to lull the guy [Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore] to […]

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Some Unsolicited PR Advice For Ben Roethlisberger

By Michael K Reynolds Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger requesting a trade away from the Pittsburgh Steelers? Like most fans in Steelers Nation, this Sunday news flash by reporter Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network struck through the heart as a dagger. But for me, as a longtime professional in marketing and communications, it also drew another […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Bills Preview & Weekly Picks Episode

Season 4, Episode 42 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I preview the upcoming game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills as the Pittsburgh Steelers look to start the second half of the season 1-0. The injury report is discussed as well as the comments made Thursday by Dick LeBeau and […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora The weekly breakdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Starting kick coverage in no particular order. Terence Garvin, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Will Johnson, Stevenson Sylvester, Jarvis Jones, Will Allen, Antwon Blake, Cortez Allen, and William Gay. – On kick returns. Garvin, […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Is On A Record Pace Through Seven Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to a 2-5 start through seven games played and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on both a career and franchise record pace. Those records, however, are ones that the Steelers don’t want him breaking as it involves the amount of times he’s been sacked in a single season. Heading into the […]

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Wasted Timeout Aside, Where Was The Urgency Earlier In The Drive?

While it is easy to point to the wasted timeout by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger late in the loss to the Oakland Raiders as a bad time management situation, the offense also wasted another 44 seconds a few plays earlier in that same drive that nobody seems to be talking about. Following the nine […]

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