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Steelers Dick LeBeau Looks To Improve On 18-2 Record Against Rookie Quarterbacks Monday Night

UPDATE: I have changed this post to reflect the way Ryan Scarpino is reporting the stat. He is taking into account multiple games in the same season along with the one playoff game against Joe Flacco. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau enters the game Monday night against the Tennessee Titans with an 18-2 record […]

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Steelers Versus Jets: Bad Momentum Versus Good Momentum

By Jeremy Hritz Dick LeBeau’s defense has had much success against rookie quarterbacks, losing only two games against Troy Smith and the Baltimore Ravens in 2007, and in 2012 against Brandon Weedon and the Cleveland Browns. Heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, LeBeau and his boys will line up across from former […]

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RG3 Will Test The Dominance That LeBeau Has Had Over Rookie Quarterbacks

By now you all should be well aware of the record that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has against rookie quarterbacks since his return to Pittsburgh in 2004. If you are not, it is 14-1. When LeBeau was the Steelers defensive coordinator the first time around in 1995 and 1996, he was 2-0 against […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Roster Battles: Quarterbacks

Only 14 more days to go until the Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for training camp, so today we continue on with our look at the training camp roster battles with our look at the quarterback position. Quarterback roster battles? Really? The Steelers, as expected, resigned unrestricted veterans Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch to one-year […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – July 5th – Troy Smith Early Courtesy Release Edition

Bill Lubinger of The Plain Dealer reports that former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Troy Smith was released early so that he\’d have an opportunity to catch on elsewhere before training camps get started. Lubinger reports Mike Tomlin was the one to inform Smith of his release. Zac Jackson of FOX Sports Ohio has a piece up […]

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Steelers Waive LB Brandon Lindsey, Sign LB Ryan Baker

Now we know why the Pittsburgh Steelers signed former LSU linebacker Ryan Baker today as Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports via Twitter that the Steelers have waived former University of Pittsburgh linebacker Brandon Lindsey. This means that the roster remains at 89 players right now following the release of Troy Smith earlier this […]

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Steelers Working Out Free Agent Linebackers Markell Carter & Ryan Baker, Baker Signed

The Pittsburgh Steelers are working out former New England Patriots outside linebacker Markell Carter and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Ryan Baker today, according to Mike Reiss on Twitter. Carter, who measures in at 6-foot-4, 252 pounds, originally was drafted by the Patriots with the 194th overall pick in the 6th round of the 2011 […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 28th – Antonio Brown In The Hall Of Fame Edition

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown now has a game jersey from last season on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton as he was the first player in NFL history to have 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 total return yards in the same season. The Top 100 Players of 2012 rankings finished […]

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Which Position Will The Steelers Add To With One Roster Spot Now Open?

The Pittsburgh Steelers released quarterback Troy Smith on Monday and thus opened up a spot on the 90 man roster. Five quarterbacks was one too many to take to training camp, so it is pretty safe to say that another quarterback will not be signed to fill that spot. With two long snappers, two kickers […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Johnson, Suisham, Beachum, Hood & Flat Cap Episode

Season 2, Episode 120 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right to talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to release quarterback Troy Smith on Monday and move forward with Jerrod Johnson as their fourth string quarterback heading into training camp. Does Johnson have a prayer at making the […]

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Steelers Move Forward With Former Texas A&M Quarterback Jerrod Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers appear set to take former Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson with them to training camp as their fourth string signal caller after former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith was released on Monday. Johnson, who was signed to the expanded roster following the 2011 season, now will try to show the Steelers that […]

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Steelers Release QB Troy Smith

Last week I speculated that the Pittsburgh Steelers would likely be releasing one of their five quarterbacks soon and Monday we got word that former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith has been released. The move now means that the Steelers have decided to take Jerrod Johnson to training camp with them as their fourth quarterback. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Tomlinson, Mendenhall, Camp QB\’s, OLine & More Episode

Season 2, Episode 118 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start off with a hat tip to LaDainian Tomlinson, who announced his retirement on Monday. Is LT a first ballot Hall of Famer? We think so, easily. He was a hell of a fantasy football back to have as well. […]

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Decision On Which 4th Quarterback Stays Should Come Prior To Training Camp

When the Pittsburgh Steelers broke mini-camp last week, they did so with five quarterbacks on their 90 man roster. When the team reports to Latrobe in late July, you have to think there will only be four on the roster. There are hardly enough reps to go around in training camp for three quarterbacks, and […]

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Steelers Wrap Up 2012 Offseason Program Without Any Serious Injuries

It has been a busy last four weeks in Pittsburgh, but it all came to an end today as the Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their final mandatory mini-camp practice of the 2012 off-season with Funny Hat Day. Several players took to the field for a short special teams session while wearing everything from […]

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Post Draft State Of The Steelers Quarterbacks

It is time to wrap up the offense today by taking a look at the quarterback position post draft. There are not any surprises to be found here on the Steelers depth chart, so let this serve as more of a recap of where the main three are as they head toward training camp. If […]

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Steelers Sign Back QB Charlie Batch To One-Year Deal

Another Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent has been re-signed as it was announced on Monday that veteran quarterback Charlie Batch will return on a one-year contract. The financial details have not been released but the contract is believed to be a veteran qualifying contract with a base salary of $925,000. The signing bonus is likely […]

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Looking At The Steelers 2012 Offense Roster Locks & The Spots Up For Grabs

The 2012 NFL draft is almost here and every year about this time I like to go back through the Pittsburgh Steelers roster and identify the stone cold locks for the 53 man roster on both sides of the ball. This gives clarity to obvious draft needs as well as upcoming roster battles to start […]

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Colbert Says Both Byron Leftwich & Charlie Batch Could Be Back In 2012

Gerry Dulac from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported on Twitter today that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said today that it\’s possible both Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch could be back in 2012 to back up starter Ben Roethlisberger. Dulac quotes Colbert as saying, “I hope so. I think they\’re open to that.” Colbert […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: QB Charlie Batch

Onward we go with our with our player by player look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents as we get ever closer to the beginning of the 2012 free agency period. We are a few players into our analysis of the Steelers unrestricted free agents and now move forward with the unrestricted group by […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: QB Byron Leftwich

Continuing on with our with our player by player look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents as we get closer to the beginning of the 2012 free agency period. We have started our analysis of the Steelers unrestricted free agents and we now move forward with the unrestricted group by taking a look at […]

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Steelers Announce 6 More Players Signed To Future Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially made several future contract signings official today that I had previously reported along with a few players that had not yet surfaced. Officially signed now to future contracts are quarterback Troy Smith, cornerback Walter McFadden, wide receiver Tyler Beiler, wide receiver David Gilreath, wide receiver Derrick Williams and wide receiver Jimmy […]

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Steelers Sign Former Heisman Trophy QB Troy Smith To Future Contract

Ed Bouchette has confirmed a rumor circulating last night that the Pittsburgh Steelers have indeed signed former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith to a future contract. Smith won the Heisman Trophy in 2006, his senior year with the Buckeyes, and was subsequently drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – November 10th – Worldly Terrible Towels Edition

We had Bengals beat writer Joe Reedy on The Terrible Podcast yesterday and his latest article focuses on the preparation of rookie quarterback Andy Dalton as he gets ready to face Dick LeBeau and the Steelers defense for his first time. The only rookie quarterback to beat LeBeau was the Ravens Troy Smith in the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday June 3rd

Steelers.com has a health update on long snapper Greg Warren, who is on the road back from a torn ACL suffered last season. Ed Bouchette reported in his chat on Tuesday that the Steelers are “working hard” on an extension with franchised tackle Max Starks. The Miami Dolphins put a limited number of four-game season […]

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