Found January 05, 2014 on
By Matthew Marczi
While Lawrence Timmons has seen his performance become somewhat erratic this season for a variety of reasons, his coverage ability was perhaps the closest aspect of his game that saw some consistency throughout the year. Outside of one significant exception, that theme continued in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns.
Timmons did an excellent job for most of the day staying disciplined and keeping an eye on the backs coming out of the backfield during passing situations. Such was the case on this early second quarter play.
Edwin Baker had just carried for four yards on successive plays to set up third and two, and looked to convert the first down off a check down pass from Jason Campbell, but Timmons had his eye on him and hunted him down, using his excellent quickness to wrap him up before crossing the line of scrimmage.
The Browns’ last drive of the first half was also plagued by the skill of Timmons in coverage. After a couple of first downs, Joe Th...
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With the roster purge that many are expecting, the Steelers will probably need to fill more roster spots than usual this off-season.
Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette has mentioned a few times recently he thinks that the Steelers could get more active than usual in free agency to fill starting spots.
Keep in mind “more active” basically means a small amount of activity.
By Jeremy Hritz
The season is over, and it’s time to reflect on the performance of individual Steelers and their contributions to the team in 2013. Below is an analysis of the performance of the 2013 Steelers draft picks, in addition to a forecast of what type of contribution they can make in their second year.
1. Jarvis Jones, OLB (24 years old)
According the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, both Brett Keisel and Ryan Clark are going to be hitting the free agent wire. The most painful part for them and their fans will be saying goodbye to veterans who helped them win Super Bowls, such as Brett Keisel and Ryan Clark. Those two are not likely to return […]
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel, who just finished his 12th NFL season, plans to spend more time pursuing his musical interests if the 2013 season turns out to be his last. Keisel says he’s a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Symphony and attends “a bunch of shows there throughout the year.” “That’s one of the things we love about Pittsburgh, is that there always...
On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. after just one season with the team and now we can all speculate as to who his replacement might be.
Immediately after the news of Bicknell's firing broke, the first two names that I posted on Twitter were Hal Hunter and John Benton.
If you read this site prior to Bicknell being hired, you probably...
First week in a long time without Scott Raab. First pinch hitter out of the gate was Andrew. We spent some time talking about the Browns and all their maneuvers along with how quiet it has generally been about Davone Bess.
Scott’s post on Davone Bess is an interesting place to start.
- why is this topic going so under the radar? on the one hand we’ve...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Cleveland Browns and Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops have a mutual interest in one another. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Friday on NFL Network’s “Around The League Live” that the Oklahoma Sooners coach could be a potential target as the team seeks to fill it head coach vacancy. The interest might be mutual. Rapoport...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops are currently the top two candidates for the Browns head coaching gig right now. #Browns top 2 candidates: #Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and #Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops. … We’ll talk about this later on @nflnetwork — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January...
One of my daughter’s favorite games to play in the car is ‘This or That’. You know the premise. Would you rather have a super power or a million dollars? Those kinds of questions.
The Cleveland Browns are playing that game right now. Or perhaps they should have earlier. The question for Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner is this-
Is there really a coaching staff combination AVAILABLE...
Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday when Art Rooney II announced that offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was “retiring” and Todd Haley was the new OC?
We are now already two years past that as of this week and what has resulted is nothing short of a soap opera wrapped in a really bad horror movie.
In the last two years the Pittsburgh Steelers have a won-loss record of 16-16...
The 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season ended last weekend when San Diego beat Kansas City’s B-squad 27-24.
It capped off a miracle run by the Chargers to the playoffs and ended Pittsburgh’s own strong finish.
Now that we’ve had a little time to calm down and reflect (Seriously Ryan Succop? 41 yards to win the game!? It’s no wonder your team lost to a mountain man in the playoffs...
The Cleveland Browns are a struggling franchise…and that is putting it lightly. After giving up on former first-rounder Brandon Weeden and firing Rob Chudzinski after one season, this franchise is completely lost.
But don’t worry Cleveland, help has arrived in the form of three ten-year old girls.
These three young fans ruthlessly attack their favorite team’s strategy and...
10-year-olds want Jim Tressel to coach the Cleveland Browns. And Obamacare sucks.**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Well it’s that time of the year where we are out of game balls and those that deserved them have gotten their fare share and those that didn’t (there were many) will have to settle with a nerf ball or something of the sort. Now it’s time to pass out instead of game balls our “year” balls.
It’s been well documented and well know that the Browns season could have been better...
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Despite some early season controversy in Pittsburgh between offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterback Ben Rothlisberger, reports from NFL Insider Ian Rapoport indicate that Haley will remain a Steeler for 2014.
“When you talk to people familiar with that situation, what they say is that some of the other coaches — Kirby Wilson the running backs...