Found January 15, 2012 on Post-Gazette:
Ben Roethlisberger passed for more than 4,000 yards and made the Pro Bowl, but his season was punctuated by turnovers (18), sacks (40) and, most especially, injuries. Once he sustained a high-ankle sprain Dec. 8, the offense was never really the same. He had his moments such as outdueling Tom Brady and throwing five TDs against the Titans.

Steelers Sign LB Marshall McFadden & DT Mike Blanc To Future Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason roster continues to expand as they have signed former South Carolina State linebacker Marshall McFadden and former Auburn defensive tackle Mike Blanc to a reserve/future contracts. McFadden is a 6 foot, 237 pound inside linebacker who was a four-year starter at South Carolina State. McFadden finished with 47/5/2 as a senior, but missed the 2009...

Steelers Likely To Be Awarded Two 7th Round Compensatory 2012 Draft Picks

While the 2012 compensatory draft picks will not be announced until the league meetings in March, it is pretty easy to guess that the Steelers at worst will receive two 7th round compensatory draft picks for the loss of unrestricted free agents, tight end Matt Spaeth and defensive tackle Nick Eason, last offseason. Compensatory picks are awarded based on a formula that takes into...

Troy Polamalu and Maurkice Pouncey Receive More Recognition

The Steelers announced today that Troy Polamalu and Maurkice Pouncey have received another honor for their play this year.  Polamalu and Pouncey have been named to The Pro Football Writers All NFL Team.  This goes along with their Pro Bowl and All Pro recognition.  Polamlau made that squad last season, while Pouncey made the Rookie Team last year.  Just another in a long line...

Keith Butler: Still Playing the Waiting Game with the Steelers

Butler will be returning for his 9th season as the Steelers' LB Coach, Image Courtesy of As I discussed in my last post, legendary Defensive Coordinator Dick LeBeau will be returning to the Steel City in 2012.  In the spirit of continuity and the yearly reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas” (kudos Dave), the move itself makes sense. Nevertheless...

Steelers up to 8 Future Contract Players

The Steelers have added 4 more players to the list of future contract players for the offseason.  That brings the total to 8. Trevis Turner- OL John Malecki- OL Jamie McCoy- TE Corbin Bryant- DE Jerrod Johnson- QB Anthony Smith- DB Jimmy Young- WR Kade Weston- DT

A Hobbled Roethlisberger Made Postseason Success Impossible for Steelers

The records will say that the 2011 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers ended on the first play of overtime in a wild-card game in Denver, at the hand of Tim Tebow and the Broncos.   But for all intents and purposes, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended on a Thursday night in December.  To be exact, it was midway through the second quarter, against the Cleveland Browns, at Heinz...

Steelers 2012 Team Needs: Left Tackle

The Steelers go into the offseason with no Left Tackle.  The most important position on the line is vacant at the moment.  Max Starks is having ACL surgery so he is out of the picture for the moment.  He is also a Free Agent so he was not a given anyways.  Jonathan Scott is on the roster for one more season but no one wants that.  He was awful over there at the beginning of...

QB Connection: Does Packers’ Loss to Giants Justify Steelers Playing Roethlisberger?

One thing Roethlisberger and Rodgers have in common: Wearing silly hats during your press conference post defeat. Courtesy I am neither a Packers fan nor a Giants fan.  But, with the Pack beating the Steelers last year in the Super Bowl my thought was if the Steelers can’t rematch them in the Super Bowl this year than they shouldn’t go either – Go Giants.  Plus there’s...

On the Steelers: Who needs defense anymore?

The playoffs resumed this weekend with the possibility of a historic matchup in the Super Bowl pitting the NFL's worst two defenses. Yes, No. 32 Green Bay vs. No. 31 New England. And where is the No. 1 defense? Home, after losing for the first time in the playoffs to a team without a winning record, a team with the No. 23 offense and No. 20 defense. The Steelers had the No.
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