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By Matthew Marczi
It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense.
That pattern changed somewhat in 2013 due to a variety of circumstances, both foreseen and unforeseen, as many rookies—even undrafted players—got a good chunk of playing time on both sides of the ball. Therefore, there’s more to go on than usual when speaking about how their rookie seasons went.
Player: Nik Embernate
Draft Status: Undrafted
It may seem unusual to discuss an undrafted free agent that landed on injured reserve before even taking a snap with the team in a preseason game during a review of the previous year’s draft class.
In fact, it probably is.
It seems that many want to make a bit of a special case for Nik Embernate, an offensive guard...
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Was there a Pittsburgh Steelers player that was lobbying for Richie Incognito if the Dolphins did in fact cut him? According to Ryan Clark there was: “The only person that I know that knows Richie Incognito personally said the day after (the story broke), ‘If Richie Incognito gets cut I’m walking upstairs and telling coach […]The post Could Richie Incognito land in Pittsburgh...
Behold, Ben Raunchy Burger, of course the “Garbage Pail Kid” version of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. There is so much gross and wrong going on in this illustration it’s hard to know where to start. Although the steaming turd-burger makes a compelling case for being the nastiest, though. Yeah, that’s the one. I never […]The post Ben Roethlisberger...
When I started looking at Markus Wheaton last year (before he was drafted), I thought that he looked ready to step into the Steelers offense immediately.
Wheaton was a small-ish receiver that was dangerous in space, and was used a number of ways at Oregon State. He had a quick first step, which allowed him to get a lot of work on bubble screens, as well as track speed to get deep...
By Matthew Marczi
End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it.
Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike...
On the Thursday edition of the ESPN show "First Take", Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark said that he doesn't believe the NFL should continue testing for marijuana for a variety of reasons and added that some of his teammates smoke the banned drug as well.
"I know guys on my team who smoke," Clark said. "And it's not a situation where you think...
Another day and there's yet another national media mock draft of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft now out to pass along to you that closely resembles a few other recent ones when it comes to who the Pittsburgh Steelers are projected to select. On Thursday, Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated released his […]
Sports Illustrated Draftnik Doug Farrar Has Steelers Picking Nix...
Former Steelers QB, Charlie Batch, weighed in on whether or not he thinks Emmanuel Sanders will be wearing …
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark says some NFL players smoke marijuana to relieve pain and manage stress. “I know guys on my team who smoke,” Clark said Thursday morning on ESPN’s ‘First Take.’ “And it’s not a situation where you think, ‘Oh, these are guys trying to be cool.’ These are guys who want to do it recreationally. “A lot of it is stress relief...
By Matthew Marczi
Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs.
If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might have already had written up as the Steelers faced a seemingly unthinkable winless...
Steelers safety Ryan Clark was a guest on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday and talked about NFL players using marijuana.
“I know guys on my team who smoke,” Clark said via ESPN.com. “And it’s not a situation where you think, ‘Oh, these are guys trying to be cool.’ These are guys who want to do it recreationally.
“A lot of it is stress relief. A lot of it is pain and...
The vast majority of what I read yesterday from Pittsburgh-Tribune Review writer Joe Starkey I agreed with in regards to the decline of the Steelers’ defense.
The unit has lost speed, athleticism and is basically a shell of what it once was but Starkey let Defensive Coordinator Dick LeBeau off the hook. My question is and has continued to be “Why?”
For whatever reason, LeBeau...
The Super Bowl is now over and the 2014 free agency signing period is just a little more than a month away. Today, we will take a look back at how the players faired in 2013 that were either cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason, or were free agents that they chose not to re-sign.
Players Under Contract That Were Released
Willie Colon - Colon was released in mid March as...
Pittsburgh has hosted the World Series, AFC championship games, the NHL Winter Classic and the Stanley Cup finals, but never a Super Bowl. Steelers president Art Rooney II wants to see about changing that.
Mr. Rooney said Thursday he's interested in exploring the potential of bringing the Super Bowl to Pittsburgh -- as long as the community as a whole is prepared to rally behind...
Season 4, Episode 76 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get things started by talking about the Thursday comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark on ESPN in which he said teammates of his smoke marijuana.
We move on to wrap up our final thoughts on the Super Bowl and what we may have learned from the Seattle Seahawks defense this season.
For the second time this week, an NFL player is talking about marijuana. First New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie said that players were going to smoke pot regardless of the league’s policy, and now Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is speaking out about the NFL’s stance on marijuana.
Clark went on ESPN’s First Take today and spoke about the reasons why players...