Found September 06, 2013 on
By Matthew Marczi
Coming off an 8-8 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent a lot of time moving pieces around this offseason looking for answers to right the wrongs of last year that couldn’t be fixed simply by getting healthy. Below are the five players that I am most interested in watching on opening day, as they enter the year with question marks attached to their resumes or are taking on a bigger role this year.
Mike Adams: Perhaps more than anybody else, I am anxious to see how newly-minted left tackle Mike Adams handles his first regular season snaps at the position. Adams spent his rookie year playing exclusively at right tackle in eight games, including six starts, although he was a left tackle in college. The coaching staff switched him over to the left side early in training camp and the move stuck throughout the preseason. No doubt there will be some growing pains as the second-year pro masters the nuances of his pass protection responsibilities at the NFL level.
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Mike Tomlin is a no nonsense head coach and likes to keep things simple.
Tomlin finally joined Twitter nation earlier this summer, and The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes that Tomlin follows a strict 53-man roster on Twitter.
When the Steelers trimmed down their roster down from 75 players to 53 over the weekend, Tomlin also cut those players from his Twitter follow list.
The Pittsburgh Steelers like as many of their players as possible to have position flexibility and defensive back Antwon Blake, who the team claimed off waivers Sunday from the Jacksonville Jaguars, believes that he has special teams position flexibility.
"I have been told I have a knack for special teams and that is my niche in my career," Blake told Teresa Varley of Steelers...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Friday practice as they prepare to take on the Tennessee Titans in their Sunday season opener at Heinz Field and the final injury report for the week has now been released.
Rookie running back Le'Veon Bell (foot) did not practice again on Friday and has long been ruled out for the game Sunday. Isaac Redman will get the start at...
By Matthew Marczi
With a few days now gone by since the final 53-man roster was first tallied and the Pittsburgh Steelers seemingly done making roster moves, it certainly appears that journeyman offensive lineman Guy Whimper is here to stay, at least for now.
So what exactly does that mean for the 2013 season?
As it currently stands, it should mean virtually nothing, barring injury...
According to research performed by TeamMarketing.com, the average ticket price for a Pittsburgh Steelers game is just below the league wide average.
Surprisingly, the average ticket price for a Steelers game is $81.13 which is 41¢ less than the league average. When you consider what a big draw the Steelers are and that Heinz Field has one of the lowest seating capacities in the...
By Matthew Marczi
When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field on Sunday to take on the Tennessee Titans in the season opener at Heinz Field, it will be a game of many firsts; indeed, far more than normal. With several new starters on both sides of the ball, the team will be fielding a lot of combinations that have never worked together in a regular season game before.
The season is not getting off to a good start for Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson, who will more than likely sit out the Sunday season opener at Heinz Field against the Tennessee Titans with a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers.
With Will Johnson likely to be sidelined, the Steelers might very well use a fullback by committee...
Chris Johnson looks around the Tennessee Titans and sees an untapped run threat. Not Shonn Greene, though he expects the running back to be a big help too.
Try quarterback Jake Locker.
Johnson said Thursday athletic quarterbacks have made teams like Carolina with Cam Newton, Washington with Robert Griffin III and Seattle with Russell Wilson difficult to defend. Colin Kaepernick...
Bud Adams opened his wallet. Now he wants the Titans in the playoffs.
“I didn’t spend that money for nothing” he said with a chuckle on Thursday.
The 90-year-old founder and owner of the franchise didn’t make any “playoffs or pink slips” ultimatums as he did before the 1999 season which ended with the Titans in the Super Bowl.
But eight months after electing to keep...
The Pittsburgh Steelers inactive list for their season opener against the Tennessee Titans included a few surprises as well as some good news.
Fullback Will Johnson, who has been battling a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale, is active for the game and that's certainly great news.
As far as surprises go, Cody Wallace, who the Steelers signed following their...