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How Much Will It Cost The Steelers To Keep Al Woods In Pittsburgh?

In less than a month, Pittsburgh Steelers backup defensive lineman Al Woods will be an unrestricted free agent and while you don’t hear much talk about him, you would have to think the organization would like to keep him around a few more years. The Steelers have a lot of time invested in Woods, who […]

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Pro Football Focus Offers Analysis Of Steelers’ Projected Lineup

By Matthew Marczi The statistics website Pro Football Focus has been running a series early this offseason projecting the starting lineups of each team—sans pending free agents—and grading each player on a sliding scale from “Poor Starter/Gamble” to “Elite Starter”, with “Unknown” also factored into the equation. Yesterday was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ turn to receive […]

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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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Seahawks Championship Defense Built Mainly With Mid To Late Round Draft Picks

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 Sunday evening in Super Bowl XLVIII and they did so with stellar play by their defense that included forcing four turnovers and pressuring quarterback Peyton Manning in the pocket most of the game. You might be surprised to know, however, that only two of the Seahawks defensive […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Cornerbacks

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Our first look at the secondary starting with the cornerbacks. Ike Taylor: Taylor truly did not get many mentions in my game notes. Normally, like an offensive lineman, that would mean he had a good season. That he […]

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Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Defensive End

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 DE Brett Keisel Feels Good, Thinks He Can Play A Couple More Years

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is once again taking part in the Super Bowl festivities leading up to the game as a spokesmen for Head and Shoulders, and as result of that he is making the media rounds. On Tuesday, the bearded one was a guest on the SVP and Russillo Show on ESPN […]

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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 Offseason Priorities – Riding The The Defensive End Carousel

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 big storylines […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Defensive Linemen

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Now, the defensive line. Cameron Heyward: Starting with the best. And it’s not even debatable. Arguably the defensive MVP, he finished 2013 with better numbers than in his first two seasons combined (59 tackles and 5 sacks this […]

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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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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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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis: DE Ziggy Hood – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: Ziggy Hood Position: Defensive End Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $2,990,860 2013 Season Breakdown: Defensive end Ziggy Hood began his fifth season starting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but ended it as a backup. In fact, he ended his fifth game of the season as a […]

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Art Rooney II Expects A Few Contracts To Be Restructured This Offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers really aren’t in too bad of shape from a salary cap standpoint heading into the offseason, but there is still a lot of work to be done nonetheless. Team president Art Rooney II was a guest Thursday morning on DVE Radio and he talked a little bit about what needs to be […]

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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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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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Al Woods States His Case To Return To Steelers Line Rotation

By Matthew Marczi It has been interesting watching Al Woods as the season progressed and his snap count increased from game to game, in part due to injury to either Steve McLendon or Brett Keisel and in part due to the earned trust of the coaching staff. While his performance has at times been a […]

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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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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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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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Steelers Versus Browns Week 17 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Landry Jones – As expected, Jones should make it a full season on […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers DE Ziggy Hood Versus Packers

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of the snaps played by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood versus the Green Bay Packers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 8 Run: 3 Rush: 5 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 9:21 1st. At left DE, where he’ll be the entire game. Pass rush, solo against the […]

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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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Karmic Justice Prevailed After Chaos Of Blocked Field Goal

By Matthew Marczi When it comes to the blocked field goal from the victory over the Green Bay Packers, the story has already been covered from just about every angle. That the defense was able to hold the Packers to a field goal attempt in the first place from the five-yard line after Le’Veon Bell’s […]

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Tomlin Thinks Referees Screwed Up Batted Ball Call Following Blocked Field Goal

There is no doubt the Green Bay Packers received a gift on Sunday following the blocked field goal attempt by kicker Mason Crosby with 5:32 left in the third quarter and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is pretty sure the officials got the call wrong. “They screwed it up in my opinion but I […]

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