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\”Third Down Ben\” Is At It Again To Start 2012 Season

One thing that stuck out statistically Sunday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos was the play once again of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on third downs. If you have heard or seen the clips that are floating around after the Sunday night game, you likely saw the post-game exchange between 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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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Regular Season Play Direction Report – Week 1

Several have emailed and asked if I would be doing the directional reports again this year, so below is the rushing and passing offense and defense play direction report from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night opener against the Denver Broncos. I have included the league ranks in these as well. This report will be part […]

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Mike Tomlin Says New CB DeMarcus Van Dyke Has Big-time Upside

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Oakland Raiders cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke last week and head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about the newest Steelers Sunday prior to the Sunday night opener against the Denver Broncos. “We were interested in this young man when he came out in the draft in 2011, said Tomlin. […]

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Steelers Offensive Personnel Groupings Versus Broncos Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Denver Broncos 31-19 in the season opener and now we have our first look at the new offense of Todd Halley, and more specifically, the personnel groupings that he used down and distance wise. Haley, who chose to use a lot of 12 personnel during the preseason, meaning one […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Denver Broncos Game Recap Episode

Season 3, Episode 14 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd I recap the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 opening game loss Sunday night to the Denver Broncos. We start of by going over the injuries before getting into what went right, and mostly wrong, against the Broncos and their quarterback Peyton Manning. While […]

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Steelers Defense Failed To Keep Peyton Manning Behind The Chains Sunday Night

We have already talked about the lack of success that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense had on first downs against the Denver Broncos earlier today. Now we will flip it over to see the job that the defense did against Peyton Mannning Sunday night on first downs. One of the key areas needed to beat Manning […]

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Breakdown Of The Long Touchdown By Demaryius Thomas Against The Steelers

The 71 yard touchdown by Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas against the Pittsburgh Steelers was a huge turning point in the game and it started with an excellent hot read by quarterback Peyton Manning, who saw linebacker Chris Carter coming on the blitz. Safety Troy Polamalu admitted after the game that he made a […]

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Larry Foote The Lone Bright Spot On Defense In Loss To Broncos

The lone bright spot on defense last night in the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos was veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote, who registered 8 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 1 pass defensed in the week 1 loss. Foote, who had sat out the Steelers Wednesday practice with a dinged […]

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More Injuries To The Offensive Line For The Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin noted just two injured players during his post game press conference following the 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos and they were right guard Ramon Foster and right tackle Marcus Gilbert. Tomlin said that Foster suffered an eye injury of some sorts and that Gilbert suffered a hyperextended knee […]

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Steelers Offense Atrocious On First Downs Against Broncos

If an offense can\’t move the ball on first down in a football game, it sets the stage for a long night offensively, and it puts more pressure on the quarterback to convert 3rd and long situations. That is exactly what happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers last night in their 31-19 loss to the Denver […]

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Steelers Defense Must Improve Tackling The Catch

We will not get to hear from defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau until Thursday to get his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 loss Sunday night to the Denver Broncos, but he will probably point to tackling the catch as one area that his unit needs to improve at moving forward. You have undoubtedly heard LeBeau […]

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Steelers Drop Season Opener To Broncos 31-19

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to keep Denver Broncos quarterback  Peyton Manning off the field for long stretches Sunday night, but they failed to stop him when he was on the field in their 31-19 opening week loss. The Steelers offense was able to possess the ball 35:05 minutes in total, but scoring only two […]

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Mike Tomlin Post Game Press Conference Week 1 – Denver Broncos

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media for his post game press conference following the 31-19 opening week loss to the Denver Broncos Sunday night. Below is the recap of the presser along with the audio. Tomlin said that it was a tough defeat, but that in a nutshell the Broncos made the […]

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Steelers Broncos Inactives – Week 1

Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers opener against the Denver Broncos. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Steelers Inactives LB Stevenson Sylvester S Ryan Clark QB Charlie Batch RB Rashard Mendenhall LB James Harrison NT Alameda Ta\’amu G/T Kelvin Beachum Broncos Inactives G Chris Kuper WR Andre Caldwell […]

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NFL Week 1 Picks & Predictions – Dave Bryan & David Todd

Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I pick all of the NFL games against the spread and we will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. The Friday episode that includes our preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night opener against […]

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Steelers Versus Broncos Projected Inactive List

The first game of the 2012 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers is here as they take on the Denver Broncos Sunday night on NBC. Below is a look at what could be the inactive players for this game. Two of the seven players have been ruled out for the game, while two others were on […]

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Steelers Versus Broncos: Prediction & 7 Keys To The Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 season opener against the Denver Broncos is finally here and below are 7 things to watch for specifically in this game along with my prediction at the end of it. In case you missed it, here is my full preview of the game that was posted on Saturday. Carter Debut – […]

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Report: Isaac Redman Will Start Sunday Night Against Broncos

According to ESPN, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (ankle) will get the start Sunday night in the season opener against the Denver Broncos. Redman is listed as probable on the injury report, but he was able to practice fully all week. This is not shocking news, but you can still expect fellow running back […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Broncos Preview & Prediction

By Jeremy Hritz The season, thankfully, is finally here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are completing their preparations for their first opponent in the Denver Broncos. What better way to start the season than in prime time on Sunday Night Football against the team that bounced them from the playoffs this past year. So how will […]

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Report: Team Official Says In Regard To Mike Wallace, \”We\’ll Try Again Next Year\”

The Pittsburgh Steelers have landed in Denver and Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio reports via Twitter that no contract extensions are anticipated pre-kickoff. Unless you have been hiding underneath a rock, you know that is regarding wide receiver Mike Wallace. Prisuta reports in his tweet that one team official said, “We\’ll try again next year.” […]

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Steelers 2012 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into Denver

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have left for Denver for their season opener, and no new contract for wide receiver Mike Wallace was reported to be on board, we can now take a firmer look at where the team sits from a salary cap standpoint headed into week 1 of the season. PFT reports on […]

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Steelers Head Into 2012 Season With Questionable Linebacker Group

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into the 2012 season with huge question marks at one of their most important position groups on defense, and I am of course talking about the linebacker group. Starting right outside linebacker James Harrison is all but ruled out for the Sunday night opener in Denver and that means that second […]

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Steelers Broncos Game Preview – Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers open their 2012 season Sunday night against the Denver Broncos and below is a breakdown of the game from an offensive and defensive perspective. Steelers On Offense: Expect Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley to try to run early and often in this game. He used Will Johnson at fullback quite a bit […]

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Only Hours Left To Get New Deal Done With Wallace

In about 5 hours from now the Pittsburgh Steelers will be on a plane headed to Denver to take on the Denver Broncos in Sunday night in the opener. That\’s roughly now how many hours are left before a new long-term deal needs to done with wide receiver Mike Wallace. The Steelers certainly don\’t like […]

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Steelers Broncos By The Numbers

As we get ready for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night opener against the Denver Broncos, here are some interesting numbers that relate to the game. 1 – The number of interceptions that safety Troy Polamalu needs to become the ninth Steelers’ player to record 30 career interceptions. 2 – The number of sacks that linebacker […]

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