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In the recent past, the secondary was the weak link of the Steelers’ defense. It was widely known that while teams may not have been able to run the ball on Pittsburgh, you could have success throwing it.
That has changed in more recent years, and 2012 was no exception.
The Steelers led the NFL in yards allowed passing, and were 7th in the league in opposing completion percentage. In 2011, the Steelers also led the league in passing yards allowed, and were fifth in the league in opposing completion percentage.
So, as you can see, the secondary have played very well recently. This is especially true when you consider that the Steelers were only 14th in sacks per game in 2012 (12th in 2011).
Leading the way for the Steelers backfield were Ryan Clark (Two interceptions, seven passes defended, and two forced fumbles to go along with 74 tackles and a fumble recovery), Keenan Lewis (23 passes defended and 54 tackles), and Cortez Allen (Two picks, 10 passes defensed, a fumble recovery, and...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has to be feeling pretty good Monday evening thanks to some of the things that transpired around the NFL since Friday.
For starters, the Steelers were unable to place the franchise tag on Wallace, as expected, and now he is assured to hit the free agent market next Tuesday evening. In addition to that, the Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will need some help from their 2011 NFL Draft class if they want to avoid a second straight season that ends in December.
It will be a few years before the value grade for this draft is set in stone. Six of the seven players chosen are still with the Steelers.
If some of these players tap their upside, this draft could help the Steelers regain their status...
The 2013 NFL combine is now behind us and we are getting a little better handle now on which players are first round prospects. We have also had more time to look even closer at the needs for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Below is a breakdown by position of how likely it will be that the Steelers first round draft pick in April comes from each certain position from least likely to likely...
The 2013 NFL combine is now behind us and the pro days have already started to take place. It is now time for my second 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses. I usually do about 5 or 6 mocks prior to the actual NFL draft and you can find my first mock draft that was released after the Senior Bowl by following the link.
I have already posted...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay is going to sign a deal with the Steelers when free agency opens up next week according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Gay played in Arizona last year after signing a two-year deal with the Cards this time last year. He was released by them just this past week.
Speculation ramped up immediately after Gay tweeted that he was “glad...
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2012 season with an unimpressive 8-8 record. For the Steelers that’s an uncharacteristically bad season based on recent performances. It’s tied for their worst record since 2003 and has sparked plenty of talk about what went wrong with the 2012 Steelers. Just the other day I wrote about what the Steelers need to do to fix their run game because...
By Clarence Tunstall There was the usual assortment of surprises, disappointments, risers, and fallers at the combine. The best grade goes to the big guys and not too soon for the Steelers. How can we blow this one? Well, we could believe T’eo’s poor workout was as insignificant as they say and eye him. You could allow the bias of the talking heads of Pittsburgh to influence...
By Jeremy Hritz
The 2013 NFL Combine is complete, and now, the Pro Days will begin, finalizing draft boards in team war rooms throughout the league. Yet as of the first weekend of March, it is still unclear as to whom the Pittsburgh Steelers will select with the 17th overall pick in the NFL Draft. The primary positions speculated in the first round for the Steelers have run the gamut...
Hines Ward has conquered the NFL and Dancing with the Stars and the now the retired NFL star is looking to conquer the Ironman Triathlon.
Ward stars in a new documentary, “Become One,” that follows him and three other athletes on their journey as they train for the 2013 Ironman World Championship. The cameras will chronicle their journey for seven months as they prepare to compete...
Many draftniks, including myself, consider Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro to be the top safety in the upcoming 2013 NFL draft. I will save my full breakdown of Vaccaro for a later post, but should the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up selecting him, or any other top safety for that matter, in the first round, it would be only the second time in the Super Bowl era, and maybe in the entire history...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was asked if he believes the Miami Dolphins have a chance at landing Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace in free agency.
RT @cmre24: You thinks Miami has a chance of getting Mike Wallace? … Yup. Dolphins know they need to add weapons. Wallace on their radar.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2013
I think the Dolphins are the front-runners to sign...