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Have we overrated Ben Roethlisberger just a bit? In 9 seasons as a starter, he’s had a top-3 scoring defense on his side 6 times. In the 3 years he hasn’t, he’s missed the playoffs, including this year. They weren’t bad or anything this year, allowing 19.6 points per game, 6th in the NFL, including the fewest yards of any team in the NFL. The offense was more of the problem side, scoring just 21.0 points per game, 23rd in the NFL.
Things were fine for the first half of the season as they got out to a 5-3 start, but they lost Ben Roethlisberger to injury week 10 in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, an eventual overtime victory. Byron Leftwich and then eventually Charlie Batch took over and they went a combined 1-2. However, Batch led an amazing upset of the Ravens in Baltimore week 13 and handed Ben Roethlisberger a 7-5 team that looked like it had a better chance to overtake the Ravens in the AFC North than miss the playoffs, especially with winnable games against San Diego, Da...
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While four teams remain in the NFL Playoffs, I’m already interested in where the Pittsburgh Steelers are going in terms of the 2013 season. Last night, my partner-in-crime and I were very excited to be joined by Shane Hallam of www.draftcountdown.com to help us breakdown some possible directions the Steelers might go during the NFL Draft in April. Shane did an excellent job of...
Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert talked to members of the Pittsburgh media on Wednesday and below is a summation of what he said based on the tweets sent out by Ed Bouchette and Bob Labriola.
Colbert reportedly referred to the team being 8-8 in 2012 several times in his talk, meaning of course that it was unacceptable. Colbert said, "If we don't change...
"Bizarre". That is the only word I know how to describe the whole Manti Te'o alleged fake internet girlfriend hoax story right now. If you have been hiding underneath a rock, I am not even going to try to rewrite the story up until this point. If you need to be brought up to speed on it, I highly suggest you read the full story that Deadspin broke earlier on Wednesday...
In 2002 the New York Jets decided to let James Farrior walk in free agency. Farrior was drafted by the Jets in the first round of the 1997 draft, but was considered a just after five seasons with the team.
The Steelers rarely go after free agents unless the player and price is right. They signed Farrior in 2002 and he was the team’s defensive leader for 10 seasons. Farrior led...
If there is one thing that most draft experts can agree on it’s that the 2013 NFL draft is deep in terms of quality players. What can also be agreed on is that the top of the first round lacks the big time talent that is typically associated with the NFL draft. In fact, the draft is deep in second round talent more than anything.
Therefore, the Steelers best bet for the draft may...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have multiple people in the headlines right now, but LaMarr Woodley is getting more talk than anyone on the team. Woodley’s conditioning has been in question due to his injury issues and poor performance during the past two seasons. Todd Haley, the Steelers offensive coordinator, is also in the news as he is a candidate for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching...
We aren’t even there yet but I feel a pre-emptive strike is necessary for those fans who will inevitably say, “Why aren’t we signing player x or player z in free agency?” The free agency period for the 2013 season will not open up until March but already I’m seeing the comments about what the Steelers may do in free agency.
This is exactly what they will do, very little...
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback Justin King to a reserve/futures contract on Wednesday, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter.
King ended the season on the Steelers 53 man roster after being signed in the middle of December after DeMarcus Van **** suffered a shoulder injury that would end his season.
King is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Gateway High and was originally...
The Steelers are building a younger and more athletic offensive line in front of Ben Roethlisberger and the 2012 draft may account for three starters in 2013. First round pick David DeCastro is the Steelers right guard of the future and second round pick Mike Adams will start at tackle in 2013. Adams, who will be entering his second NFL season, will play left or right tackle in...
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Mike Colbert says it’s doubtful they’ll use the franchise tag on any of their players this offseason.
Colbert: “Very doubtful” they will put franchise tag on anyone because “I don’t think we have too many franchise players.”
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) January 16, 2013
This likely means wide receiver Mike Wallace will hit the...
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert told reporters that it’s “doubtful” that they’ll use their franchise tag on any their free agents this season, according to Ed Bouchette.
“I don’t think we have too many franchise players,” said Colbert of his team.
The assumption is that the general manager is talking about wide receiver Mike Wallace, whose contract is set to expire at the...
The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the 2012 season with
aspirations of at least making the playoffs if not contending for another Super
Bowl. Instead, the team finished a disappointing 8-8, missing out on a playoff
appearance. Yesterday, general manager Kevin Colbert indicated the significant
changes could be coming in Pittsburgh.
Colbert told reporters, including Bob Labriola of...
There is still no word as to who the Arizona Cardinals will decide on to be their next head coach, but it is looking more and more likely that it won't be Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who reportedly interviewed with his former employer last week.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on Monday, that according to his sources, Haley gave...
On Monday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that a source had told him that Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley told Arizona Cardinals team president Michael Bidwell what he wanted and what he needed to become their new head coach. And that Haley set the asking price very high as he really doesn't want to leave Pittsburgh unless it is really...