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Titans Whisenhunt Refuses To Compare Mettenberger To Roethlisberger

When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger entered the league way back in 2004, current Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was his first offensive coordinator. Currently, Whisenhunt has another rookie quarterback in the form of Zach Mettenberger starting for him in Tennessee and while the LSU product has been compared to a young version of […]

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Gradkowski, Hubbard Make Their Debuts In Blowout Steelers Victory

It’s rarely a good thing to see your team’s backup quarterback in the game, especially for Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that doesn’t blow a lot of teams away on the scoreboard with a veteran quarterback that almost always misses at least a start or two every season. That’s why the Steelers […]

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The Road To The Division Title Is On The Ground

Yesterday, Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewwriter Joe Starkey took it to the Pittsburgh Steelers and their anemic running game over recent years, making note that ‘getting the running game going’ has been a recurring topic of conversation every offseason for years, yet there remains little in the way of improvement. Starkey glimpsed back at a blog from last […]

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Free Agents Signed By Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Usually Make Final 53 Man Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers were very busy this offseason when it came to signing free agents as eight have already been added. Three of those eight players added are considered street free agents as they were released outright by their previous teams earlier in the offseason. How many of these eight players will fail to ultimately […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Quarterback

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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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2001 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period set to begin in less than a month, I figured we would run a series that takes a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. We have already recapped the 2000 season and today we will […]

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Roethlisberger Sets Franchise Records In Pass Attempts And Completions In Win Over Bengals

Thanks to his 20 completions Sunday night in the 30-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger set a new single-season franchise record for completions that he originally set in 2009. Roethlisberger now has 340 completions with two games remaining in the regular season. In 2009, Roethlisberger completed 337 passes for 4,328 […]

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Will The Steelers Use The Backs In The Passing Game Even More In 2013?

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman was asked in a recent Q & A session with fans on steelers.com if he thinks the offense will use the backs more in the passing game in 2013 and here is what he had to say. “I can’t say what we should do as far as the offense, […]

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Steelers Were Prepared To Withstand Offseason Exodus

By Matthew Marczi As is widely known, the Pittsburgh Steelers have faced some significant departures this past offseason through free agency and release. The Steelers are currently without seven players that would have been opening day starters last season if injuries were not a factor; perhaps eight, if you include punter Jeremy Kapinos. Such an […]

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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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No More Ben Roethlisberger Kryptonite In Jacksonville

Ryan O\’Halloran, the Jacksonville Jaguars beat writer for the Florida Times-Union, reported Tuesday evening on Twitter that cornerback Rashean Mathis was told by the team today that he would not be offered a new contract for next season. Mathis, who played 10 season in Jacksonville after being drafted by the Jaguars in the second round […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – January 5th – Happy Anniversary Cleveland & Chuck Noll Turns 81

10 years ago today the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field as quarterback Tommy Maddox led an amazing comeback late in the fourth quarter for the win. NFL.com has a great video recap of that came that is filled with the highlights. I could never write […]

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Dink & Dunk Steelers Offense? Why Not Call It The Upright Offense Instead?

Many like to call the new offense of the Pittsburgh Steelers a “dink and dunk” one, but perhaps a better name for it would be an “upright” offense. Upright because that is exactly what quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been for a good part of this season. Through the first 7 games of the season Roethlisberger […]

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The Agony Of A Losing Season: Steelers Solid Since 2003

By Jeremy Hritz It’s been a long, long time. Eight seasons to be exact. The year was 2003, and it was the last time the Pittsburgh Steelers finished a regular season with a losing record. That season, with the fragile Tommy Maddox at the helm, the Steelers limped into the offseason with a 6-10 record. […]

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Steelers Rewind: Looking Back In Steelers History (Late June Edition)

By Christina Rivers June 15, 2004 – No “big” deal for Tommy Maddox On June 7th, 2004, Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox signed a new contract that could have earned him $14 million, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Maddox\’s contract extended him past the 2007 season, but there were conditions. One, Maddox would have to remain […]

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Kordell Stewart Gets Closure Wednesday By Officially Retiring With The Pittsburgh Steelers

Quarterback Kordell Stewart was in Pittsburgh today and officially announced his retirement from football. Stewart took his last snap under center for the Baltimore Ravens back in 2005 and his retirement today, seven years after his last snap in the NFL, seems to have been an effort by him to get some kind of closure. […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Career No-huddle Passing Stats

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hinted on Wednesday in his interview with Rich Eisen that he expects to use more no-huddle now that Todd Haley has taken over as offensive coordinator. I have had quite a few request to pull the stats of Roethlisberger over the course of his career when running the no-huddle offense […]

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Steelers Rewind – Looking Back In Steelers History (March 17-23)

By Christina Rivers History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.  ~Winston Churchill As you may have noticed, we\’ve begun a weekly series that takes a step back into Pittsburgh Steelers history.  […]

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History Of Steelers Free Agency Signings Under Kevin Colbert

The 2012 NFL free agency signing period is in full swing now and a lot of the major signings are now behind us. The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to lose any of their own unrestricted free agents up until this point and as usual they have yet to sign any unrestricted free agents to no […]

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The Moral of Manning: Don’t Take Ben Roethlisberger For Granted

By Jeremy Hritz Though all football fans had time to prepare for it, the exit of Peyton Manning from his team of 14 years was saddening. As Colts fans across the United States reminisce about the insane statistics and abundant wins that Manning brought to the team, Jim Irsay and Chuck Pagano are preparing to […]

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Looking At The Steelers Top Offensive Coordinator Candidates To Replace Bruce Arians

The news officially broke this morning that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will not be back in 2012 according to a statement by head coach Mike Tomlin. With the offensive coordinator position now open I have put together a list below of the likeliest candidates to be the Steelers next offensive coordinator. Tomlin will […]

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