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Back in May, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Famer ‘Mean’ Joe Greene officially retired from his duties in the team’s front office. Greene did not leave quietly and had some parting comments as he left the organization he had been with since 1969.
I went back and re-visited some of what I wrote the day after his announcement and I can’t help but wonder if his words shouldn’t have been taken more seriously in light of the Steelers’ 0-4 preseason followed by their current 0-4 start.
Greene said he became ‘frustrated’ with Steelers who made an issue of how much they were earning instead of focusing on uniting as a team to win. Green also said “In all my years of being with Pittsburgh, I never encountered a player taking a contract dispute into the season and letting that dispute affect the way he played. That’s a bad thing.”
That comment could be aimed any number of Steelers’ players in recent years who have had contract situations come up. Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders are recent exam
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, as many coaches have done before, is sending a message to the team that no one's starting job is safe when you go 0-4 to start the season. Mike Adams recently found that out, as he'll be sitting and either Kelvin Beachum or the newly acquired Levi Brown will be taking his spot.
Pro Football Focus has posted the personnel grouping percentages used by all 32 NFL teams through the first four games of the season and the numbers posted for the Pittsburgh Steelers offense are not surprising at all considering what has transpired.
The Steelers have used their 11 personnel grouping (1RB, 1TE, 3WR) 65.63% of the time thus far. The 12 personnel grouping (1RB, 2TE...
Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon knows the defense has not performed up to its usual standards this season. But seeing the Steelers with a 29 next to their name in one notable category in the NFL's weekly statistics nearly left McLendon speechless.
The category is run defense and that would be 29th out of 32 teams.
"Man that's bad" said McLendon a five-year...
Everyone is asking questions right now, if the team is just in transition or things are just plain unlucky. If the offense is getting better as far as points on the board, can the defense stop anyone? If our left tackle can't block anybody, can another overrated guy come in and improve the position? How much is coaching, how much is execution? The only answer, in our experience...
The Steelers defense is 10th overall so far in the 2013 season. Their numbers against the pass are excellent on paper, giving up just under 200 yards a game (5th in the league with no INTs). But their rushing defense, the pride of Steelers football going back as far as any of us can remember, is 26th right now. Seventh-worse in football.
This article by Ray Fittipaldo of the...
Friday, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was on ESPN First Take and tried to explain to Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless why the team is off to an 0-4 start. In addition, Clark also gave his reasons as to why he thinks the Steelers will still make the playoffs.
"I think we will," said Clark. "We will make the playoffs and the reason I believe we'll make the...
After an abysmal showing this year by punter Shawn Powell, the Bills released him this past Friday. Who’s to take over over for him? None other than Buffalo’s all-time leading punter, Brian Moorman, according to buffalobills.com.
Moorman was released just a month into the 2012 season after apparently losing the job to Powell. Moorman spent his first 12 seasons in...
A few strategies the Steelers could use on defense to help prevent the big gains that have pushed them from a high-end defensive unit into the lower portion of the league.
Keep doing what you're doing and you'll keep getting the results you're getting.
The Steelers defense has simply allowed too many big plays to be considered an outstanding overall unit. They've...
The Steelers traded a conditional draft pick and gave up a young defensive back to bring in Cardinals tackle Levi Brown earlier this week, a former first-round pick. This was done largely because of Mike Adams' failure to offer any protection at all to Ben Roethlisberger's blind side through four games. The last straw came in the Vikings game last Sunday, when Ben fumbled...
It's a been a rough go so far, but giving honors to this team is just good practice, highlighting the good parts of a team trying to get their first win on the other side of this bye week. Let's get right into it.
Steelers Offensive MVP Through Four Weeks: Antonio Brown
Brown has delivered repeatedly so far this season, even after he put himself on the...
By Matthew Marczi
The better it sounds, the less optimistic I am that this deal will make much of a difference.
When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded with the Arizona Cardinals for the services of left tackle Levi Brown, I was not entirely sure what to think. Was this a move to acquire a new left tackle? Was Mike Adams doing such a poor job that the team felt he...
By Jeremy Hritz
As it stands at the week five checkpoint in the 2013 NFL season, the AFC North is substandard. The combined record of the North teams is a sub-500 7-10, lowlighted by the 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers. Strangely enough, the Cleveland Browns are holding down the 1st place spot with a 3-2 record, after their win on Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills, 37-24.
By Alex Kozora
Snap-by-snap breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steeler left tackle Levi Brown (#75) in his last game with the Arizona Cardinals versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Run Block/Pass Block: 0/3
1. 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Pass. RB chips to his side. Looks a bit stiff but play ends quickly with DT on right side...
After the Steelers Vikings loss that made this team 0-4, Coach Tomlin was aggressive in his promise that he would change the lineup to bring in better players or at least turn guys away who were not winning. Well so far, that is true. Bringing in Levi Brown from the Cardinals to replace Mike Adams at left tackle is definitely an attempt at an upgrade. How much of an upgrade is yet...
By Matthew Marczi
Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut.
David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio Brown that drew a pass interference call in the end zone.
The tight ends once again did a nice job...