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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Thanks to his career-record performance Sunday versus the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 8, the NFL announced today. Roethlisberger completed 40-of-49 passes for 522 yards with six touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Colts on his way to setting new single-game franchise records […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 5 vs. Jaguars

By Michael K. Reynolds After an underwhelming victory against the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars the Pittsburgh Steelers can now rest in the knowledge they are not the worst team in the NFL. In fact, at a healthy record of 3-2, albeit against some of the league’s patsies, the team is sitting in a pretty good spot. […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game One vs. Browns

By Michael K. Reynolds What a difference a half makes! Just when it seemed the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to put together a perfectly played season opener, they decided instead to toy with one of the greatest collapses in recent history. As always there was much to learn from the play on the field and […]

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Why The Steelers Defense Is Broken And How To Fix It

By Michael K. Reynolds Is there anyone still out there who still believes the Pittsburgh Steelers have a dominant defense? So far this preseason they looked poor against the New York Giants, fared only slightly better against the Buffalo Bills and got completely demolished by Philadelphia Eagles. Do we really believe the problem is that […]

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Panthers QB Cam Newton Might Get Extra Work Against Steelers

If you have tickets for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, you might just get a little more than you bargained for. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, the Panthers are likely going to play quarterback Cam Newton a god bit against the Steelers because he needs the […]

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Steelers Film Room: Path To Success In 2014 – Three Defensive Concepts

By Alex Kozora With training camp just hours away from beginning and games soon to follow, there will be hours of film to pour over, picking out concepts and explaining why they did or didn’t work. As a preview, we’ll pick apart three concepts from each side of the ball that could be used most […]

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Ron Jaworski Ranks Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Sixth On His 2014 Big Board

ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has now released his annual preseason quarterback rankings and this year he has Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ranked sixth overall behind Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Andrew Luck. Jaworski writes: Pittsburgh’s 8-8 record may not be what fans expect from the Steelers, but after reviewing the […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Ranked Seventh Among Clutch QBs

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s game has never been accused of being pretty, nor has it ever been overly cerebral, particularly in his early years. Although his ability to read and manipulate defenses has improved, there’s little argument that much of his success over the years can be attributed to his size helping him extend […]

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Steelers Film Room: Stunts And Sacks

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger A ‘Second-Tier’ QB, According To Recent ESPN Poll

Poll and ranking season continues on and on Wednesday, ESPN.com poll of 26 league insiders resulted in Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being ranked seventh-overall at his position and placed in the second-tier. Here is the summary for Roethlisberger per Mike Sando of ESPN Insider. One of the offensive coaches placed Rivers and Roethlisberger in the […]

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Steelers Film Room: Defeating Man Coverage

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Steelers Need 2014 Pleas In The Fifth To Both Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert recently completed his 15th draft with the organization and while several of the fifth-round selections that he’s made during that span managed to make the 53 man roster out of training camp as rookies, finding a player that can contribute heavily has been tough. This year, Colbert drafted cornerback […]

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Pro Football Focus Grades The Steelers’ Recent Drafts

Pro Football Focus is preparing for the upcoming draft by revisiting recent drafts from 2009 to 2011 on a team-by-team basis and seeing how those draft picks turned out a few years down the road, assigning a number grade based on performance and draft value. The Pittsburgh Steelers were on deck yesterday, and as one […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fifth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers have two fifth round selections in this year’s 2014 NFL Draft (including an extra compensatory pick). Should you be excited? Not if you are a student of the Steelers draft history. Not since the year 2000 have the scouts pulled a golden rabbit out of the hat in […]

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Steelers Officially Part Ways With Linebacker LaMarr Woodley

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced at 4 PM that they have released veteran outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley. The move was widely reported yesterday by various sources, but had to come today due to the fact that they released him with a post-June 1 designation, which can only take place once the new league year begins. […]

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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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Plaxico Burress Not So Sure That He Will Ever Play Again

Exactly one month ago, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress told a fan on Twitter that he will “indeed” be back in 2014, but in a radio interview last week with Jim Rome on radio row at the Super Bowl, the former first-round draft pick didn’t sound so sure that he’d ever play again. “I’m […]

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Seahawks Crush Broncos 43-8 In Super Bowl XLVIII

The Seattle Seahawks are World Champions as they crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8 Sunday evening in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks forced four turnovers in the game and that included intercepting Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning twice on their way to winning their first Lombardi Trophy. The Broncos evening got off to a rough start on […]

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Super Bowl XLVIII Preview: Seattle Seahawks Versus Denver Broncos

Per the official NFL release: Two teams. One game. It all comes down to this. On Sunday, February 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will meet in Super Bowl XLVIII (6:25 PM ET, FOX) at MetLife Stadium in the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl. For only the second time in the past 20 […]

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Steelers Super Bowl Grief Kit

By Michael K. Reynolds I am not a fan of the Super Bowl. At least not when the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t in the big game. Truth be told, I’m not much of a football fan. I am a Steelers fan. Many years ago I had a friend who swore he was the king of the diehard Steelers […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Replenishing The WR Depth Chart

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 major story […]

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Wilson Will Attempt To Accomplish What Only Brady And Roethlisberger Have Done

Now that Seattle Seahawks are going to Super Bowl XLVIII, quarterback Russell Wilson will attempt to become just the third quarterback to win a Lombardi Trophy in just his second season in the league. So far, only Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger have been able to accomplish that feat. In 2001, Brady led the New […]

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AFC Championship Preview – Patriots Versus Broncos

Below is the official NFL media release for the AFC Championship game: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-4) at DENVER BRONCOS (14-3) (Sunday, CBS, 3:00 PM ET) The Patriots and Broncos will meet for the second time this season. In Week 12, Denver jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead before New England stormed back for a […]

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Ben Roethlisberger, Succession Planning, And The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate over the past ten seasons to have a franchise quarterback that has kept them competitive, never finishing a season below 8-8, and always staying in the hunt for the playoffs. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and eventually, the magic that Ben Roethlisberger […]

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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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