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Mike Tomlin’s mantra for years now has been ‘the standard is the standard.’ The standard he speaks is of is about winning, players stepping up in huge situations and guys filling in for starters without missing a beat.
Based on what I’ve seen over the last calendar year, the standard will continue to be the standard in Pittsburgh. Whether or not my definition of ‘standard’ fits will require you to do some more reading. What follows are my thoughts on the coming season and the prediction.
OFFENSE – After last season’s 8-8 record the organization set out to do two things offensively. One was to improve the running game and the other was to eliminate the ‘backfield by committee’ approach. Running the ball effectively means staying healthy and the NFL’s youngest offensive line has struggled to do that.
The two men charged with being the future at tackle Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert, both failed to finish the season in 2012 as injuries did them in. Can they stay healthy this year? Even ...
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Steeler Nation did not take the dismissal of Jonathan Dwyer very well this holiday weekend. Dwyer himself did not take it very well either and in some ways, who could blame him? He returned as the leading rusher from last season and came into camp this summer in the best shape of his life but it wasn’t enough to save him.
I wrote earlier this week that Dwyer’s cutting was more...
Preseason football is more for the athletes and coaches than the casual fan, it is a live-action game-time situation that extends beyond training camp and is a bridge to the regular season. Preseason exposes weakness, holes, and strengths, and helps to determine how the roster gets widdled down to 53 men in hats.
2013 preseason saw the Steelers go 0 – 4 for the first time...
By David Todd QUARTERBACKS (3) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski, Landry Jones Analysis: The Steelers aren’t going to cut their fourth round draft pick. Jones was drafted for 2015, not 2013. RUNNING BACKS (6) – Le’Veon Bell, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Larod Stephens-Howling, Felix Jones, Will Johnson Analysis: Jon Dwyer put the ball on the […]
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Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made their final roster moves we have a much firmer grip on what the 2014 salary cap situation will look like. As of Sunday, the Steelers have 38 players under contract for 2014 with cap chargers totaling just over $119 million. In addition, they currently have nearly $4.5 million […]
Steelers 2014 Salary Cap Situation Heading Into The 2013...
By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers made their final roster cuts today, and they made me and many others look foolish with their predictions. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that they kept just eight linebackers on the roster. It will probably be simplest to go position by position and take a look at who is […]
Instant Analysis Of Steelers Final 53 Roster Cuts is a post from...
During a pregame interview Thursday night on KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the organization still hasn't opened up contract extension talks with any of their key players who are entering their final year under contract. Colbert, however, didn't rule out the possibility of a few getting done between now and the start […]
Jonathan Dwyer’s release from the Pittsburgh Steelers was one of the surprising moves in the NFL in teams’ attempts to get down to a 53-man roster. Dwyer was expected to be a utility back in the Steelers ground game, which looks stouter now than it has in some time.
Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports was able to give us some insight as to why the Steelers may have made the move:
By Matthew Marczi According to a Tweet today from Dale Lolley, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman said that he could have suited up and played in the last two preseason games, but “was held out by coaches”. Considering the fact that he was a surprise scratch for both of the two final preseason games […]
Isaac Redman Says He Could Have Played Last Two Preseason Games...
The Blitz – Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Podcast is back on the air with Matt and Marc as we talk about the Steelers final 53 man roster, practice squad additions, latest roster moves, team captains, injuries, and much more.
The preseason is finally over and you’re 2013 Steelers are set to take on the Tennessee Titans at 1pm EST on Sunday, Sept. 8th at Heinz Field.
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Wow what a difference two weeks makes. Not too long ago Felix Jones was on the Philadelphia Eagles roster bubble, likely to be cut when they were trimmed down. Somehow the Eagles found a trade partner in the Pittsburgh Steelers and now there are reports that he’s got a chance to start the teams season opener.
Jones is expected to start the season opener against Tennessee next...
The Steelers have waived running back Jonathan Dwyer.Fantasy Spin:Dwyer showed up overweight to training camp and according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers grew tired of his "lack of dedication to his job." Felix Jones made the team and will back up Isaac Redman until Le'Veon Bell returns to action.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the NFL’s most dominant franchises in recent history, have been on the decline over the past few seasons. After losing Super Bowl XLV to the Green Bay Packers in 2010, the Steelers have struggled to find success and their last two seasons have yielded just one playoff appearance – a loss to the Denver Broncos. In 2012, Pittsburgh finished third...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made it official on Tuesday that Isaac Redman would start against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. “We know what Isaac is capable of,” said Tomlin, via the team’s website. “He
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Le’Veon Bell has been ruled out of Sundays season opener but head coach Mike Tomlin says that he could participate in practice this week. That’s pretty impressive as just a few weeks ago it was thought he’d miss significant time with a Lisfranc injury, which turned out to be just a sprained ankle. If Bell does indeed practice this week I’d say...
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed today that running back Isaac Redman will start in this week’s opener against the Titans.
#Steelers Tomlin: Redman will start. "We know what Isaac is capable of"
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 3, 2013
Even with Redman starting, Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling will get a share of the load.
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