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The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers have not even played their final game yet and already the discussions in the media and in the blogosphere have begun on the speculation about 2013. Who takes a pay cut? Who gets cut? Who is re-signed? Who are they targeting in the draft? I can’t recall the last time we discussed such things in December that’s for sure. I’m going to take a look at both sides of the ball and please remember this is a very preliminary group of thoughts or a ‘rough draft’ if you will. I’ll get more in depth as the spring unfolds in what is now a year-round NFL season. On defense… The biggest issue I see right now is whether or not the Steelers will or will be able to bring back Keenan Lewis. The young cornerback finally got his chance and came through with flying colors for the most part this season. The problem is what will his salary demands be? Throw in the fact that Cortez Allen played extremely well too and I can see a situation where Lewis walks for more money. Casey H...
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The 2012 season isn’t officially over for the Steelers until this Sunday when the clock hits zeros in their final contest against the Browns. By then they’ll either by a .500 team or finish with a losing record for the first time in Mike Tomlin’s career. The coaching staff in Pittsburgh has taken a lot of heat this season, mainly on the offensive side of the ball. Tomlin will...
The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final practice of the 2012 season on Friday in preparation for the season finale Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns and the final injury report of the season is now out.
Not practicing again on Friday were wide receiver Mike Wallace (hip), cornerback Curtis Brown (ankle) and tackle Mike Adams (ankle) All three players have...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace will not play in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and that should not come as a big surprise.
Wallace, who has failed to practice all week because of a hip injury, will miss his first game since coming...
Don't you just love the smell of hypocrisy on a Friday, especially when it comes from the NFL?
All of you certainly remember last Sunday when Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel was flagged early in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Keisel was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for performing his signature sack celebration, in which he pretends to be...
The Steelers are out of the playoffs, what motivation will they have to play the Browns this week?
Entering the last week of the season I'm sitting at 153-87. That's ok but not great. I'd like to be over 170 for the season, but it is what it is at this point. Let's finish strong.
With teams resting players and teams out, I'll also take a look at the...
It was almost a staple in Pittsburgh. Being down in the fourth quarter pushed the Steelers offense into overdrive, with Big Ben manufacturing late rallies to win close games.
This season, not so much, and QB Ben Roethlisberger can’t quite put his finger on it. He’s 2 for 7 in 8 games that were decided by 3 points.
"In the past, I've prided myself and our team in...
There has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will return next year for what would be his 10th consecutive season with the team. On Thursday the 75-year-old defensive guru let it be known that he has every intention of returning in 2013 as long as head coach Mike Tomlin wants him back.
''Let's just say...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers center and coach Chuck Cherundolo has died in Florida at the age of 96.
His daughter, Pat Cherundolo, said Saturday that the former player died of heart failure on Dec. 22 in Lakeland.
Cherundolo played for the Steelers in the 1940s, taking a break to serve in the Navy during World War II. In 2007, the Steelers named him to their legends team, representing...
Mike Wallace’s four-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers may have come to a close as the wide receiver was one of three players the team placed on injured reserve. Offensive tackle Mike Adams and cornerback Curtis Brown also were shut down a day before Sunday’s season finale at home against the Cleveland Browns. Wallace sat out practice this week with a hip injury after...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their 2012 season Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. Depending on how the flow of the game goes we could see several young players get some much needed playing time, especially if this game becomes a blowout.
Below are nine Steelers players to look for Sunday.
Steve McLendon - McLendon has played just over 125 snaps this season...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in unfamiliar territory under coach Mike Tomlin: eliminated from postseason contention. The Cleveland Browns have become too accustomed to missing out on the playoffs, and mass changes in the organization could be on the way as a result.
On Sunday the Steelers will host the Browns, with Cleveland turning to inexperienced quarterback Thad Lewis as it looks...
Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Wallace (hip, hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve. SOURCE: Bob Labriola, Steelers DigestFantasy Spin:No surprise here. With Wallace already ruled out for Sunday's game against Cleveland, the team needed to make a move to clear up a roster spot.
Last week: 12 (-4)
Net points per drive: 0.11 (14th)
DVOA: -3.2% (18th)
Weighted DVOA: -1.5% (17th)
WR Antonio Brown: Caught 5 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown on 6 attempts on 33 pass snaps, 5.4 YAC per catch
CB Cortez Allen: Allowed 7 catches for 79 yards on 14 attempts, 2 interceptions, 1 pass deflection, 6 solo tackles, 2 stops, 1 missed tackle, 1 penalty...
The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their disappointing seasons playing against each other in Week 17. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 pm EST from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. CBS will carry the game.
Cleveland will be starting Thad Lewis in his first NFL start. Worst for the Browns is the absence of Trent Richardson who will be spelled by Montario Hardesty....