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Friday, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was on ESPN First Take and tried to explain to Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless why the team is off to an 0-4 start. In addition, Clark also gave his reasons as to why he thinks the Steelers will still make the playoffs.
"I think we will," said Clark. "We will make the playoffs and the reason I believe we'll make the playoffs, we're in a division where right now the Cleveland Browns are leading at 3-2 and they're extremely good team, but they do have cracks. Brandon Weeden is now the quarterback. I think it's a team that we can definitely compete with and beat.
"And we get to play everybody we need to beat still this season. We have five games against division opponents, we go to the New York Jets, we also go to Oakland, so these are all AFC games and if you win those games, nine wins or ten wins can win the AFC North and put you in the playoffs."
Clark didn't stop there with his disrespectin...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers recently made a trade for tackle Levi Brown of the Arizona Cardinals. The offensive line for the Steelers this season is a disaster and is playing a key roll in the Steelers 0-4 start to the season. Is Levi Brown someone who’ll bring some improvement to this horrendous offensive line?
In the Steelers most recent loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Ben Roethlisberger...
The Pittsburgh Steelers get back to work following their bye week as they will prepare to face the New York Jets next Monday. Below are three questions that need to be answered over the course of this next week.
Who is going to play left tackle?
The Steelers traded for Levi Brown last week, but he will not practice with the team until Monday. Being as the team has Tuesday off, that...
Back in May, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Famer ‘Mean’ Joe Greene officially retired from his duties in the team’s front office. Greene did not leave quietly and had some parting comments as he left the organization he had been with since 1969.
I went back and re-visited some of what I wrote the day after his announcement and I can’t help but wonder if his words shouldn’t...
The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to let several of their unrestricted free agents walk this past offseason and they parted ways with a few other veterans under contract in addition. Here is a quick look at how their former players have done so far this season as week five comes to a close Monday night.
Rashard Mendenhall - In five games with the Arizona Cardinals, Mendenhall has 69...
Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon knows the defense has not performed up to its usual standards this season. But seeing the Steelers with a 29 next to their name in one notable category in the NFL's weekly statistics nearly left McLendon speechless.
The category is run defense and that would be 29th out of 32 teams.
"Man that's bad" said McLendon a five-year...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie receiver Markus Wheaton will not play Sunday against the New York Jets as he works to recover from a broken pinky suffered in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
WR Markus Wheaton says he will miss game vs. #Jets with broken right pinky. Won't get stitches out until next Monday.
— Ed Bouchette...
Everyone is asking questions right now, if the team is just in transition or things are just plain unlucky. If the offense is getting better as far as points on the board, can the defense stop anyone? If our left tackle can't block anybody, can another overrated guy come in and improve the position? How much is coaching, how much is execution? The only answer, in our experience...
A few strategies the Steelers could use on defense to help prevent the big gains that have pushed them from a high-end defensive unit into the lower portion of the league.
Keep doing what you're doing and you'll keep getting the results you're getting.
The Steelers defense has simply allowed too many big plays to be considered an outstanding overall unit. They've...
The Steelers defense is 10th overall so far in the 2013 season. Their numbers against the pass are excellent on paper, giving up just under 200 yards a game (5th in the league with no INTs). But their rushing defense, the pride of Steelers football going back as far as any of us can remember, is 26th right now. Seventh-worse in football.
This article by Ray Fittipaldo of the...
Bad news for Markus Wheaton, as the speedy Pittsburgh wide receiver will miss this week's upcoming game against the New York Jets due to a broken pinkie finger.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted that Wheaton himself said that he's not playing this week and that he won't get stitches for his pinkie until next Monday.
The Steelers will luckily...
By Matthew Marczi
Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut.
David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio Brown that drew a pass interference call in the end zone.
The tight ends once again did a nice job...
The Cleveland Browns won their third in a row last night. I covered the recap already, but I had some more random thoughts coming out of the game.
Are we jerks? Cleveland Browns fans needed Brandon Weeden after Brian Hoyer got hurt and yet booed him onto the field last night. I can’t blame anyone for having that opinion of Weeden and his slower than slow decision-making ability...
By Alex Kozora
Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers/Minnesota Vikings Week Four matchup.
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- Opening kickoff coverage.
L1 – Robert Golden
L2 – Shamarko Thomas
L3 – William Gay
L4 – Terence Garvin
L5 – Jarvis Jones
R1 – Chris Carter
R2 – Kion Wilson
R3 – Markus Wheaton
R4 – Curtis Brown
R5 – Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith...
Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is expected to start Week 6 against Detroit, according to Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot.Fantasy Spin:The quarterback questions in Cleveland ended when Brian Hoyer's knee injury ended his season. Weeden isn't likely to get a challenge from Jason Campbell.
The Browns are, once again, in trouble. At least that’s the feeling I get after their comeback win over the Buffalo Bills last night. Yes, they won the game, but they lost their starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer, for the rest of the season. Now, the Browns must turn back to Brandon Weeden.
Hoyer provided a spark for the Browns that resulted in consecutive wins in weeks three...