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The Optimist’s Take – Extending Ramon Foster

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…


Former Steelers T Max Starks Announces He Has Officially Retired

Former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks announced Thursday that he has officially retired from the NFL. Starks, who was drafted in the third-round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Florida, played with the Steelers from 2004-12. He finished his career with stops in San Diego and St. Louis in…


Kelvin Beachum Is A Bargain For The Steelers

Six years ago, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers somehow went all the way to Super Bowl XLIII and won it with a patchwork offensive line that consisted of Max Starks, Chris Kemoeatu, Justin Hartwig, Darnell Stapleton, and Willie Colon. From 2006-2009, Big Ben was sacked an average of 47.25…


Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 15 vs. Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the roll their fans dreamed of with yet another impressive victory, this time with a 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The game had everything you want with action, adventure and vengeance well served. Now they have clinched a berth in the playoffs the…


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Midseason Player Evaluations: Marcus Gilbert

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team as…


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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Outside of some early struggles in defending the run, trying to contain Michael Vick, and one really bad pass play, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense actually had a pretty respectable game against the New York Jets. The home team only put up 20 points total, which was aided by four turnovers…


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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Daniel McCullers

If you follow this site, then you’ve no doubt heard that rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is reportedly in line to make his first career start—assuming the Pittsburgh Steelers open in their base defense—on Monday night. If he does start, then that means nose tackle Steve McLendon will be sitting…


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Steelers vs Jets First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 20-13 loss to the New York Jets. The Jets gave Percy Harvin an end around on the first play of the game. Arthur Moats played too shallow of an angle and allowed Harvin to…


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Tomlin Says Late Leap Over Jets Line By Mitchell Was ‘Not Professional’

During his Monday press conference, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called the late-game dive over the line of scrimmage by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell a “bush league” move. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin pretty much agreed with Ryan. “It was not professional, I’ll say that,” Tomlin said Tuesday…






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Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert Finding His Place At Right Tackle

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert may have struggled through the first two games of the season somewhat, particularly in pass protection, where he was beaten for a pair of sacks in both of those contests. This was following a brand new long-term contract, to go along with some improved…