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Steel City Blitz:
The personnel side of changes will take care of themselves as the off-season begins about 4pm on Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Decisions of who will be cut and who will be scouted in the draft are already underway but there are two specific changes I’m looking forward to the Steelers making on the coaching staff.
The first thing that needs to be addressed is somewhat taking care of itself in that offensive line coach Sean Kugler is leaving to take the head coaching job at UTEP as soon as the season finishes. I have always liked Kugler and his ability to make linemen into versatile, productive players, but I also feel that coaches can reach a threshold and I believe he has reached his in Pittsburgh, new job in Texas or not.
The one thing a position coach cannot control is injuries and Kugler certainly had to deal with his share from Maurkice Pouncey to Willie Colon to Marcus Gilbert, but every team deals with this to one extreme or another and Kugler did what he could but I saw...
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For the 12th year in a row the Steelers will send multiple players to represent the team in the annual Pro Bowl game. Now, multiple normally implies more than 2, at least in my mind but considering how this season as gone there really weren’t many deserving on the team unfortunately so we’ll take what we can get right? This is the fewest number the team has sent since 2000 when...
The Pittsburgh Steelers continued on with their practice preparations on Thursday as they ready for their season finale Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns.
The Thursday injury report is out and it shows that tackle Mike Adams (ankle), cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee), cornerback Curtis Brown (ankle), wide receiver Mike Wallace (hip) and safety Troy Polamalu (not...
Steelers NT Casey Hampton has been a staple of Pittsburgh’s defense for the past 12 seasons, but the 35-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and there has been plenty of attention paid to the overall age of the team’s defense unit.
Hampton appears to be more than aware of the situation that he’ll be faced with in March, but believes...
Ben Roethlisberger's passing rating and passing yards per game are up from his career average, while his completion rate is the same it's been over his eight year NFL career.
But Roethlisberger says its how he's played which has put the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) out of the playoffs.
"A lot of it just has to do with me not playing well enough down the stretch...
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...
Armed with a promise from his beloved defensive coordinator that he wouldn't retire without first informing his players, Ryan Clark threatened to avoid Dick LeBeau.
''I didn't want to hear it, so I've told him, `If you try to leave, well, you didn't see me and tell me, so you can't,''' said Clark, the Steelers' free safety. ''...
The Pittsburgh Steelers placed three players on injured
reserve this week, including cornerback Ike Taylor, tight end Heath Miller and
running back Baron Batch, reports Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk.
The Steelers did just that, placing cornerback Ike Taylor on
injured reserve, along with tight end Heath Miller and running back Baron
Taylor has missed the last three...
Below are the coverage stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 13-10 loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The completion percentage of 60% is a bit higher than what you would like to see as is the yards per attempt of 6.95. The 5.29 yards after the catch is also a bit higher than what you would like to see, but as a whole the tackling was much better this week as opposed...
Heath Miller was voted team MVP and Mike Adams is the Steelers' Rookie of the Year, but the award that may signify a departure went to Casey Hampton, who won The Chief Award.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter was released from jail in Bakersfield, Calif., three days after he was charged with writing bad checks in Las Vegas. According to reports, Porter paid a $70,000 debt to Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas and was released Monday. Porter, 35, retired in July after a 13-year NFL career that also included stops with Miami and Arizona.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Monday to talk about the loss on Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals as well as the upcoming season finale against the Cleveland Browns.
Tomlin gave an update of the injuries suffered in the game sand said running back Baron Batch (arm) suffered an arm fracture and that he had surgery to repair it Monday morning. He will be...
We’re a week away from Black Monday and this means one thing: NFL coaching jobs will be opening up. So be sure to keep an eye on Craigslist. This is the time of year where we famously pit college coaches and rumor them to be leaving. Pretending we know about the next Mike Tomlin … Continue reading »
Season 3, Episode 59 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right after it as we talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 loss at Heinz Field Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals that effectively ended their season. There is a lot to talk about and we cover the offense, the defense, Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Haley, the play of the young cornerbacks plus much more...