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The Pessimist’s Take – More Quarters?

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Optimist’s Take – More Quarters?

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2010 Season

With the 2014 free agency signing period quickly approaching, we are gearing up for it by taking a look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first ten years of Colbert’s tenure in Pittsburgh as it relates […]

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A Closer Look At The Steelers Decision To Bring In Delmas For A Visit

As if we didn’t know it already, the decision made Monday by the Pittsburgh Steelers to bring recently released safety Louis Delmas in for a tire kicking visit shows that the team is more than willing to move on from Ryan Clark. In addition, it could be a sign that the team is not fully […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Safety

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might […]

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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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A Look Back At The Players Cut Or Not Re-signed By The Steelers Last Offseason

The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to […]

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Steelers Offseason Priorities – Putting Safety First

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 top priorities […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Inside Linebackers

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. A review of the squad’s inside linebackers. Lawrence Timmons: Timmons was the rock of the defense in 2013. It didn’t come in spectacular fashion but his consistency was sorely needed for a defense that overall, struggled. He led […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – S Shamarko Thomas

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – Season Overview

Every draft class for every team in the National Football League is important. Just about every year feels to some as though it’s the most important draft for their favorite team in recent memory. We hear that already about the 2014 draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers…we also heard that about 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – S Will Allen – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Will Allen Position: Safety Experience: 10 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $592,941 2013 Season Breakdown: The only reason Will Allen left the Pittsburgh Steelers is because, like quarterback Byron Leftwich years before, another team was willing to give him an opportunity to be a starter. As with […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft Needs – Defense

Last week, we had a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft needs as it relates to the offensive side of the football so this week, we will shift our focus to the defensive side, where I fully expect most of the picks to be used on in May. Cornerback – Regardless of what ultimately […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Chris Carter Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora For the final breakdown of the season, a recap of outside linebacker Chris Carter‘s performance against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run: 0 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 3rd and 7, 13:49 1st. LOLB, where he lined up nearly the entire game. Tries to get […]

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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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Three New Years Resolutions For The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Michael K. Reynolds Not to be lost in the fanfare of the nearly miraculous entry into the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Steelers is the fact the team remains a work in progress when it comes to returning to the elite status it’s enjoyed the past decade. The good news is this is a team on the rise […]

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First Look At The Steelers 2014 Free Agents

NOTE: Bumping this back up for New Years Day banter. ~ DB With the final week of the regular season now upon us, it’s time to take a quick and dirty look at the 2014 free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers will have during the offseason. I have included a small note on each player and […]

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Meaningful Season Finale Means Sidelines For Youngsters

By Matthew Marczi As is often the case with most teams thanks to an assortment of injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have a plethora of young, inexperienced players on the roster that they don’t know much about. They are heading into their last opportunity of the regular season to show what they can do…the only […]

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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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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 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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Steelers Likely To Renew Quarters Defense Against Packers

By Matthew Marczi Even without the services of Aaron Rodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers must still be cautious of the big play when they face the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Matt Flynn tomorrow evening. Despite lacking arguably the best quarterback in the game, the Packers continue to employ a pass-heavy attack nearly two-thirds of the […]

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Troy Polamalu, David DeCastro Earn Top Grades From PFF For Play Against Bengals

Pro Football Focus has their initial grades up from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals and this time a defensive player has the top grade. Safety Troy Polamalu, who was allowed to play more safety as opposed to linebacker against the Bengals, graded out as the top Steelers player (4.2). Polamalu […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 15 – Bengals

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-20 Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals along with some observations. As far as the offensive snaps go, the only thing that jumps out is the fact that two tight end sets were used at least on 79% of the plays run as Matt Spaeth […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Winners And Losers – Week 15

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 30-20 and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Antonio Brown – Brown’s five catches for 66 yards didn’t set the stat sheet on fire, but he scored two of the […]

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Breaking Down The Back Breaking Run By Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas

The play that really did the Pittsburgh Steelers in on Sunday in their loss to the Miami Dolphins was the 55 yard run by running back Daniel Thomas on 2nd and 1 with 3:59 remaining in regulation. The blame for the big run goes squarely on the shoulders of linebacker LaMarr Woodley and safety Troy […]

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