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I’ll be the first to tell you that the Steelers’ window is closing. 11 of the 13 players with 9 years’ experience or more are starters, including their star QB and 2-time Super Bowl winner “Big” Ben Roethlisberger. The remaining 2 on that list are both of his backup signal callers. All the starters in that elite secondary have 10 years or more in the league except for CB Keenan Lewis, who previous to 2012 started in only a single game. 2 of the top 4 LBs on the squad, Larry Foote and James Harrison, have 11 and 9 years under their belts, respectively, while 2 of the 3 D-line starters in their 3-4 scheme have logged more than 10 years on the field. Surely the WR Corp, O-line, and RBs all have plenty of years left on their football “shelf life”(difficult contract and salary cap issues notwithstanding), but the QB position and the defense have been the center of this team’s success. Yes, the future is bleak, but that doesn’t mean the present day Steelers aren’t a legitimate threat to win Super Bowl XLVII.
While new Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley will be more inclined to take advantage of their fresh identity as a more aerial offense, RB Rashard Mendenhall and Issac Redman are an excellent committee to augment this scheme with a strong ground attack. RB Jonathan Dwyer also promises to be a strong contributor should injury become an issue. The TE position was solid with Heath Miller in place, but look for Coach Haley to throw to Leonard Pope, former Arizona Cardinal mainstay, to establish a more effective two TE package.
BEST OF MAXIM
CAN'T BLAME HIM
Ben Roethlisberger emphatically stated that he would gladly skip a Steelers game rather than miss witnessing the birth of his child.
The fine folks at Bovada have passed along to me the NFL Football Player Props, Football Proposition Bets that are available for certain Pittsburgh Steelers players.
I have to admit that the under on the first four props certainly is inviting as I feel the offense will be a little more focused on the run early on in the season.
The good news is that we dont have long to wait...
You always put your kids first and that is not something that has been lost on the previously-troubled quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers leader is currently awaiting the birth of his son and has already gone on the record to state that no matter what the cost, he will be there to welcome his child into the world later this year.
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In June, Ben Roethlisberger announced that he will enter fatherhood later this year, the second AFC North quarterback to do so. Three months later, the Steelers quarterback announced nothing will stand in his way of being there when it happens — not even his job.
“I’m not missing the birth of my child,” Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “There’s no...
Ben Roethlisberger is about to become a dad, and he's not taking the life-changing event lightly. That includes being present for his son's arrival -- even if that means missing a game. "I'm not missing the birth of my child," he said, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "There's no chance. I know some fans probably don't want to hear that...
Most underrated Steelers Players
Brett Keisel – Most people outside of Pittsburgh don’t know nor realize how good Keisel is. He holds down his side of the field and is about half the reason why the team is so good against the run. He sheds blocks well, occupies blockers well, tackles very well and is almost never out of position. While not as criminally underrated as Aaron Smith...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will open the season Sunday night against the Denver Broncos, but the status of one of their best players on defense remains unclear.
All-Pro linebacker James Harrison was limited in practice Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
Harrison was officially activated by the Steelers last week after...
Baltimore and Pittsburgh have championship aspirations while Cincinnati is a team on the rise. Each team is set at quarterback, with Joe Flacco, Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton and Brandon Weeden.
Affiliate: Football fans are given a gift from schedule-makers in Week 1 as the Denver Broncos will be at home versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season’s first edition of Sunday Night Football.
The NFL odds give a good barometer of what’s expected out of these teams this season.
As it stands, the Steelers are the one-point underdogs for this Week 1 meeting in the high altitude...
FoxSports Florida's Kavita Channe makes her NFL pick of the Week. Find out who she chose to come out on top for the Sunday night football's marquee matchup between Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Ben Roethlisberger's Pittsburgh Steelers.
If you asked anyone which Steelers player has the most to prove this year you would get a lot of answers. Some of them would be ridiculous; Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu, Brett Keisel, James Harrison, Ike Taylor, Ryan Clark all have proven all they need to and are simply building their legacy. Others would make [...]
Every year, I try and throw together some "bold" predictions before the season starts. These are usually random, sometimes funny and - if I'm lucky - even a little bit accurate. Here are 20 from 2011, 89 from 2010 and 21 from 2009.
Below are 21 for the 2012 season. Enjoy.
1. Jonathan Dwyer starts at least 2 games in 2012.
2. Rashard Mendenhall ends up with twice...