Found October 03, 2013 on NFL Draft Diamonds:
The Pittsburgh Steelers need a boost, and Ike Taylor feels that the 17th overall pick in 2013 Jarvis Jones will provide it. “He has to find himself, meaning he’s got to trust his ability, he’s got to trust why he’s a first-round [pick] over there,” veteran cornerback Ike Taylor said of Jones. “He’s got to understand the […]

Mike Tomlin has a few small options to shuffle lineup

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.

Ben Roethlisberger clarifies ‘worst team’ comment: ‘I was talking record-wise’

Ben Roethlisberger says the Pittsburgh Steelers are the worst team in the league only because they’re 0-4. “I was talking record-wise,” said Roethlisberger to the team’s website when asked about the comment he made after Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. “If you look record-

Why The Steelers Offense Has Used 11 Personnel 65.63% Of The Time Through Four Games

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...

CBA Mandates Players Have Four Consecutive Days Off During Bye Weeks

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final practice of the week on Wednesday and will not practice again until Monday. When I posted that earlier this morning, several wanted to know why an 0-4 team wouldn't be practicing again this week. It's called a CBA, folks and below are the rules related to bye weeks. Section 2. Bye Weeks: During any regular season bye week period...

Antonio Brown – Security Blanket

By Matthew Marczi Antonio Brown is in his first season as the top receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and so far, he is making the most of it, putting up some very impressive numbers. Take, for example, Ben Roethlisberger’s completion percentage when targeting Brown thus far this season. Roethlisberger has thrown the ball in Brown’s direction 39 times so far this season—just...

Shaun Suisham Turned His Career Around In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi Jeff Reed was once regarded as nearly automatic for the Pittsburgh Steelers—at least for a couple seasons—until he completely fell apart during the 2010 season and was released during the year following a loss to the New England Patriots, which is typically an uncharacteristic move for the team. He was replaced with a journeyman kicker by the name of Shaun Suisham...

Kelvin Beachum Still The Next Man Up At Left Tackle?

Now that all of the contract numbers are in for new Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Levi Brown following the Wednesday trade, it wouldn't be a shocking to see Kelvin Beachum make his first start at left tackle a week from Sunday against the New York Jets. Tuesday evening, Josina Anderson of ESPN reported that Beachum was scheduled to start a week from this coming Sunday and Bob Labriola...

The Current Dilemma of the Pttsburgh Steelers

By Brandon Fleming in Corona, CA This all started on January 7, 2007 when Coach Bill Cowher decided to retire to "spend more time with his family." The Steelers interviewed former offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, offensive line coach Russ Grimm, offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, (both of them were assistant coaches with the Steelers), the Vikings...

Todd Haley Says Sunday Was A ‘Real Good Start’ For Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell made is NFL debut Sunday in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings and offensive coordinator Todd Haley said Wednesday following practice he was pleased with what he saw out of the Michigan State product in the game. "I thought Le'Veon, for the time that he's been out, that that was a real good start," Haley said...

Steelers Versus Vikings Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of all five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Minnesota Vikings. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE FULL SIZE 1. 2nd and 10, 11:47 2nd. 12 personnel. Five blocking vs a four man rush. Simple breakdown here. Bad first punch from Mike Adams working against Jared Allen. Not strong enough and Allen, who isn’t square and doesn’t let the left...

Big Ben Clarifies 'Worst Team in Football' Statement

After the loss to the Vikings last Sunday, Ben Roethlisberger made some comments that swept the league that he was aware that people would think the Steelers are the "worst team in the league". Yesterday, Ed Bouchette reported an update on Big Ben's dislocated finger he suffered throwing a touchdown pass to Jerricho Cotchery late in the Viking game. In it, Ben...

The Better It Sounds, The Worse It Feels

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...

Will Coach Tomlin Continue to Make Lineup Changes?

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...

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger injures right index finger in Sunday’s loss

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, went to London, England and did not come back to the Burgh with a win.  He did, however, come home with a partial dislocation of his right index finger, reports Darin Gantt of NBCSports.  If you stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night, the medical term for Big Ben's injury is a subluxation.  Whatever phrase one wants...

Levi Brown Will Only Cost The Steelers $840K In 2013

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Arizona Cardinals agreed to pay all but $840,000 of the $3.632 million salary that tackle Levi Brown was scheduled to earn prior to trading him Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Steelers. And PIT gets Levi Brown at $840K (vet min), while the Cards pay $2.8M of the remainder of his $$ due in '13. full story ahead @CBSSports — Jason...
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