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CBS Sports Draftniks Have Steelers Selecting Nix, Clinton-Dix In Latest Mock Drafts

CBS Sports draftniks Rob Rang and Dane Brugler both released their latest first round mock drafts following the Senior Bowl and both have the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting a defensive player with the 15th overall selection. Rang has the Steelers drafting Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix III, while Brugler has Alabama safety Hasean Clinton-Dix being […]

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The Salary Cap And The Decline Of The Meritorious Contract

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I utilized a quick study from the salary cap specialist website Over the Cap to discuss the nature of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ financial roster-building philosophy and how it was altered, understandably, following recent Super Bowl success over the past decade, which includes two championships in three appearances, with four AFC Championship […]

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The Salary Cap And The Fear Of Letting Go

By Matthew Marczi Anybody who follows the Pittsburgh Steelers with any degree of depth is well aware of the fact that they have had salary cap issues for several seasons now, which is generally the territory every team with a franchise quarterback will eventually face. This is not necessarily a major obstacle for a team […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Extending Ben Roethlisberger

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. Some priorities require a bit […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Has Decided Not To Play In The Pro Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has decided not to play in the 2014 Pro Bowl this year and Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward has replaced him on the roster, according to Tom Withers of the Associated Press. Withers states that Polamalu backed out of the annual All-Star game in Hawaii with an injury, but it […]

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Hritz: Steelers Draft Needs In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz The 2014 NFL Draft is still 110 days away, yet the excitement of Steelers fans is at intense levels as they are optimistic about the prospects of a successful new season and of new draft picks propelling the team towards not just a playoff berth, but a realistic chance of contending for […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Rooney Call Comments, Polamalu, Foote, Championship Games & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 70 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into things and we start off by mocking more changes to the Pro Bowl. Don’t worry, we don’t spend too much time on that. A few more head coach vacancies have been filled around the league and […]

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Art Rooney II Wants Polamalu To Retire A Steeler; Says Team Will Try To Re-Sign Worilds

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II held an interactive Q&A conference call on Wednesday with all season ticket holders and several various topics were discussed with some focused somewhat on individual players. As far as their 21 free agents go this offseason, Rooney said that a plan is in place to re-sign some of […]

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AR2 Says Steelers Will Be “Opportunistic” In Free Agency

By Jeremy Hritz Earlier this week, Art Rooney II made his annual offseason media tour to discuss the state of the Steelers and to provide some insight into the direction they steer in between now and the start of the 2014 regular season. While he was deliberate in his speech, he did provide certain nuggets […]

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Bouchette Doesn’t See Much Improvement From Steelers Defense In 2014

By Jeremy Hritz Ed Bouchette wrote Sunday in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette that the Steelers have an exhausting to-do list to improve the defense this offseason, and he forecasts that the unit may be even more unsettled next year than they were in 2013. Bouchette addresses the sweeping changes that may be coming in the secondary, […]

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Post-Season Analysis Of The 2013 Steelers Draft Picks

By Jeremy Hritz The season is over, and it’s time to reflect on the performance of individual Steelers and their contributions to the team in 2013. Below is an analysis of the performance of the 2013 Steelers draft picks, in addition to a forecast of what type of contribution they can make in their second […]

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Possible Last Game In Pittsburgh A Good One For The Beard

By Matthew Marczi Brett Keisel, the longest-tenured remaining Pittsburgh Steeler, may well have played his last game in the black and gold in a win over the Cleveland Browns. Though that’s not yet certain, it is certain that he capped off the 2013 season on a high note, registering a strip sack and playing well […]

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Ten Personnel Questions Heading Into The 2014 Offseason

By Jeremy Hritz While the 2013 Steelers season is over, there will be no shortage of action over the next seven to eight months as the team begins the process of crafting their roster for a new season. The Steelers have answered many personnel questions through their play in the second half of the season, […]

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Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into The Offseason

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers so it is now time to look ahead to the 2014 salary cap situation as we head into the offseason. I will be breaking this down even more in future writings, but I will outline a few things here for you that I expect to […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Hints That A Move To Safety In 2014 Is Possible

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns in the 2013 regular season finale, cornerback Ike Taylor hinted during his post game talk with the media that there’s already been a little bit of talk about him moving to safety next season. Ike Taylor says there's been talk about him moving to safety down […]

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Vince Williams Living Up To Scouting Report

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted rookie inside linebacker Vince Williams in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they most certainly didn’t envision him starting most of the season next to Lawrence Timmons. Of course, plans can change on the fly, as it did when veteran Larry Foote was lost for […]

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Steelers Pro Bowlers Deserving, But So Were Others

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers will be sending two constituents this year to the Pro Bowl to represent their team. Considering they’re currently 7-8, that might sound about right, though when one considers that the 2-14 Kansas City Chiefs sent more than that to the Pro Bowl last year, questions might be raised. Certainly, […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu, WR Antonio Brown Voted To 2014 Pro Bowl

The NFL announced the rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl on Friday and they include two Pittsburgh Steelers players as wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Troy Polamalu were selected by fans, coaches and players. For Polamalu, this is his eighth Pro Bowl selection. The veteran safety has registered 65 combined tackles this season to […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Garvin Ruled Out; Sanders, Worilds Both Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their final injury report of the regular season as they prepare to take on the Cleveland Browns this Sunday at Heinz Field and only one player has been ruled out for the game. Rookie linebacker Terence Garvin (knee) failed to practice again on Friday and as a result, he’s […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Packers

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Green Bay Packers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kickoff coverage to start the game. L-R. Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Chris Carter, Stevenson Sylvester, Shaun Suisham, Antwon Blake, Terence Garvin, Will Allen, Will Johnson, and Markus Wheaton. – […]

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Steelers Versus Packers – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The fake punt was such a huge momentum shift that it’s hard to quantify. It may have been an even greater momentum shift than the blocked fumble that led to a touchdown on the next play due to the way the Steelers were able to come back quickly from it and then […]

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Ike Taylor Says League Should Expect A ‘Headache’ Next Season

Prior to him suffering an ankle injury in the Week 10 game against the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas had played 193 snaps on defense. Since returning from that injury, however, the Syracuse product hasn’t played a snap on defense, but veteran cornerback Ike Taylor has seen enough him to think he’ll […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Worilds, DeCastro, Sanders, Garvin Remain Sidelined On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field on Thursday after having Wednesday off for Christmas and latest injury report shows us that a few key players have yet to work this week. Not practicing on Thursday were linebacker Jason Worilds (abdomen), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee), linebacker Terence Garvin (knee) and guard David […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Sanders, Keisel, Worilds, Garvin Head Estimated Listings

The Pittsburgh Steelers practiced on Tuesday this week so that they could have Christmas off and as a result of that, the first injury report of the week that was provided to the league on Wednesday is only an estimated report. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), defensive end Brett […]

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Cody Wallace, Ike Taylor Receive Top Grades From PFF For Win Over Packers

Pro Football Focus now has their grades up for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 38-31 win over the Green Bay Packers and the top two players are sure to surprise you. On offense, center Cody Wallace leads the way with a 2.5 grade. It was his third straight start and easily his best performance of […]

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Steelers Versus Packers Winners And Losers – Week 16

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers 38-31 and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Le’Veon Bell – Bell registered the first 100-yard game of his career and snapped the Steelers streak of 22 games without […]

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