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2012 Record: 8-82012 DownfallRunning WoesFrom Harris and Bleier to Bettis and Parker to....whatever you'd call this.It's not that the 2012 Steelers were completely devoid of running back talent. It's just that the drop off from 2011 to last season is disconcerting, and far below Pittsburgh's norm.Two seasons ago, the Steelers ran for 4.4 YPA, which was good enough for eleventh best in the NFL.That average sunk to 3.7 YPA, good for fifth worst. Rashard Mendenhall dropped to 3.6 YPA on 51 carries. Jonathan Dwyer led all 50-carry players with 4.0 YPA, as well as 623 yards and two touchdowns.The offensive line can partially field the blame for this breakdown in quality. Mike Adams and Kelvin Beachem struggled on the right side (in pass protection as well), while touted first round pick David DeCastro blew out his knee in preseason.Second Half CollapseThe general rule for the Steelers these days is that they only miss the playoffs after they've won the Super Bowl. A y...
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In exactly 31 days the Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe for training camp, so it is now time for us to start previewing the 2013 training camp battles that will take place. First up on the list is the battle between nose tackles Alameda Ta'amu and Hebron Fangupo. Feel free to add your comments below and vote in the poll in addition.
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Over the weekend, we took a look at the stats of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as it relates to him passing deep in his own end of the field, and today we will look at just how accurate he was in 2012 compared to other the starting quarterbacks in the league.
The numbers below are courtesy of STATS, and they consist of bad passes thrown in relation to the total...
Last week I wrote that offering Ryan Clark, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ durable, 33-year old safety, a contract extension wasn’t a good idea. I based that simply on the fact that Clark is going to want a three-year deal in my opinion and that’s just not smart business for the Steelers. Now a one-year extension? That is something I could be on board with but I don’t see Clark...
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was busy this week in Ohio at the annual NFL Rookie Symposium, but he let local reporters there know that he likely would've been drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the sixth-overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft if not for his medical concerns and poor Pro Day workout back in March.
According to Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland...
In 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers "true" rookies combined to play 966 snaps on either offense or defense and in 2011, that number came in at 1,398 snaps. It's a known fact that Steelers rookies on the defensive side of the ball are lucky to see any playing time during their first season, so because of that, the expectations that both linebacker Jarvis Jones and safety...
No matter what decade or who is the team’s head coach, the one thing the Pittsburgh Steelers have been able to do better than most of the teams in the NFL is scout talent and draft players.Whether it was the famed Draft of 1974 (Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth, and Mike Webster) or the 1987 Draft the produced Rod Woodson, Pittsburgh puts a premium of building its franchise...
According to Deadspin, former NFL head coach Bill Cowher was involved in a car accident in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Bill Cowher was involved in a two-car, chain-reaction crash yesterday afternoon on Manhattan’s Upper East side. One of the vehicles—not Cowher’s—eventually slammed into scaffolding, cracking a pole and and bringing down construction debris. No one was...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher is apparently just fine after being involved in a two car crash Sunday in New York.
According to the New York Daily News, Cowher, who currently works as a football analyst for CBS Sports, was heading north on Park Ave. in a black Mercedes-Benz when he was cutoff by a woman driving a Ford Fusion. Cowher's car reportedly hit...
Bill Cowher was involved in a traffic accident Sunday that involved two cars and sent some construction debris falling to the ground, according to multiple media reports.
No one was hurt during the incident on Manhattan’s East Side, although the car hit by the former Pittsburgh Steelers coach and current CBS football analyst was seriously messed up.
“With how banged up that car...
Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is primarily known for being the player with the incredibly thick beard. Some may also recall that he once drove a tractor to training camp. You’d be forgiven for assuming he spends his time away from football living in a remote cabin in the woods and writing manifestos about the government.
And now here’s something else to feed into that...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and current analyst for CBS' "The NFL Today" Bill Cowher was in a car accident on Sunday afternoon in New York City, the New York Daily News reports.
According to the police report and witnesses, Cowher was heading north in a black Mercedes-Benz when a woman driving a Ford Fusion going in the same direction cut him off attempting...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach , and current NFL analyst Bill Cowher was involved in a car crash in Manhattan on Sunday.
The New York Daily News is reporting that the 56-year-old Cowher was driving in Park Avenue when a woman cut him off, causing Cowher to hit another vehicle that then crashed into scaffolding.
No one was seriously hurt, or needed to go to the hospital.
By Matthew Marczi
As intimated in the first part of this article, the Pittsburgh Steelers hold a strong, upstanding reputation based on high character and family values that has served the organization well for the past 80 years. And by professional sports standards, the Rooney family most certainly can hold its collective head high for the job that it has done balancing the line...
Bill Cowher took a hard hit Sunday afternoon when the Super Bowl-winning former head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers got into a car accident on Manhattan's Park Ave., hitting another vehicle that then crashed into scaffolding in the ritzy neighborhood.
Cowher, 56, was driving north on Park Ave.in his black Mercedes-Benz when a woman driving a Ford Fusion going in the...
Tim Twentyman reports Monday via Twitter that the Detroit Lions have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Chris Hope.
Hope, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft, played in 16 games the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 after spending the previous six seasons with the Tennessee Titans.
The Lions signing of Hope might mean starting safety...