Steelers Versus Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi If I am not mistaken, Brian Rolle did not play much of any special teams in the second half. My belief is that he did not have to, and that otherwise he would have. Chris Carter looked his most active of the entire preseason against the weaker competition offered in the final […] Steelers Versus Panthers – Second Half Notes And Observations is a post from: Steelers...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

LB Brian Rolle Might Not Be Special Enough To Make The Steelers 53 Man Roster

When Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Brian Rolle was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last October, there were reports that suggested his play on special teams was the main reason why he was jettisoned. Now, as the Steelers head into their final preseason game Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers, Rolle is on the outside of [...] LB Brian Rolle Might Not Be Special...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers on the bubble hope to impress in finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers have few questions about their starters heading into Thursday night's preseason finale against Carolina. The only goal for the starters who play against the Panthers is to make sure they don't get hurt. The only position battle left is at punter, where Brian Moorman and Drew Butler will get one last chance to impress coach Mike Tomlin. The real challenge...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Breakdown Of Steelers LB Brian Rolle Versus Redskins

By Alex Kozora A play-by-play breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Brian Rolle versus the Washington Redskins on Monday night. First Drive Snaps: 4 Run: 0 Blitz/Drop: 0/4 Play-by-Play - 1st and 10, :50 2nd. Drops into hook zone (read curl, drive on flat). No one in the area. On checkdown to the back, Rolle doesn’t […] Breakdown Of Steelers LB Brian Rolle Versus Redskins...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

What I’m Watching Tonight With the Steelers

You may be the type that hates preseason football and if that’s the case you can stop reading… The Pittsburgh Steelers finally return to the field Monday night after not playing for the last eight days. The opponent may be the Washington Redskins but the real battles will be fought by guys in the black and gold who have yet to secure a roster spot. There’s no question my eyes...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers: Defensive preseason NFL draft stock

With football season approaching it’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of practice reports, scrimmages and preseason games. The hollow, empty feeling of football-less February is mercifully long gone, so it’s with an eye toward getting a leg up next February that it’s time to take stock of the NFL draft prospects for current Wisconsin Badgers. As the first of a four...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Urgency on Teams Obvious

The Steelers stressed special teams last night, while Kelvin Beachum, Shaun Suisham, Brian Rolle, LaRod Stephens-Howling, Curtis Brown and many more showed up in print.
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign LB Brian Rolle To Reserve/Future Contract On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added yet another player to their offseason roster on Wednesday as linebacker Brian Rolle was signed on Wednesday to a reserve/future contact. Rolle was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, where he was a two-year starter at middle linebacker. During his rookie season Rolle started...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles make moves on special teams: LB Adrian Moten cut, Jason Williams signed

LB Jason WilliamsLinebacker Adrian Moten was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles last week in hopes that he would help address the coverage woes on special teams that led to the release of Brian Rolle.After just one week, the Birds are on to another plan.Moten played 16 snaps on special teams in Pittsburgh on Sunday and didn’t record a  single tackle. Accordingly, he was cut by...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles sign LB Moten among several moves

Linebacker Adrian Moten was re-signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, who released linebacker Brian Rolle and long snapper Kyle Nelson. Guard Julian Vandervelde was signed to the Eagles' practice squad. Moten was with Philadelphia during training camp, but was released during final roster cuts. Signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted rookie out of Maryland in 2011, he...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Rolle reacts to his release via Twitter

Social media has taken much of the mystery out of professional sports. While we’ve imagined what athletes must think and feel as they experience some of the unpleasantness of the business, we can witness the reaction in real time. Some display anger. Some grow silent. Brian Rolle reacted with a display of faith in himself and a higher being.   We can all imagine how having an...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Release Rolle, Add LB

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced today that they have released linebacker Brian Rolle.  Rolle had a solid rookie season last year, but has had a hard time finding the field this season.  Brian put out several tweets about the release: "Well Philly it's been real" "Words can't explain the hollow feeling I have right now. Love this city but I'm...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Just didn’t cut it: LB Brian Rolle released by Philadelphia Eagles, Adrian Moten signed

Image via Press of Atlantic City Linebacker Brian Rolle had an uphill battle heading into the 2012 season to prove his value on the team and it is one that he ultimately lost. The Eagles announced that Rolle was cut on Tuesday and in his place signed Adrian Moten. Just before the start of the season Rolle lost his job as Philadelphia’s starting weakside linebacker to Akeem Jordan...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles vs. Giants: Injuries Set Up to Take a Toll on Sunday Night

The Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Dallas Cowboys are tied in the NFC East, and, as a result, Sunday night’s game between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field will be pivotal.  If the Giants lose, they will be 0-2 in the division because they lost the season-opening Wednesday night game to the Cowboys, 24-17.  If the Eagles lose, the...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Name Akeem Jordan Starting Weakside Linebacker

Earlier this week the Philadelphia Eagles named Akeem Jordan the starting “Will” or weakside linebacker.  Jordan had not been getting much attention from the media throughout the position battle, but he must have gotten the attention of the coaching staff.  Akeem was in competition with Brian Rolle for the position.  Brian Rolle is a second year linebacker out of Ohio State...
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Name Akeem Jordan Starting Weakside Linebacker

Earlier this week the Philadelphia Eagles named Akeem Jordan the starting "Will" or weakside linebacker.  Jordan had not been getting much attention from the media throughout the position battle, but he must have gotten the attention of the coaching staff.  Akeem was in competition with Brian Rolle for the position.  Brian Rolle is a second year linebacker out of Ohio...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker Situation Still a Cause for Concern?

During the Andy Reid era, the Philadelphia Eagles have given new meaning to those common three letters you see when texting: “LOL.”  No, it’s not “laugh out loud”, the Eagles’ version stands for “lack of linebackers.” Because that’s exactly what the Eagles have suffered from for most of of Reid’s tenure here in Philly. AP Photo/Matt Rourke Other than Jeremiah...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Akeem No Dream, Or As The Weak Side Turns

So the story out of the Eagles today is how Michael Vick is healthy, wearing a thicker rib pad, and he'll be good to go on September 9 in Cleveland when the season begins. So Eagle Fan is supposed to stop worrying about this sort of thing, since it's all going to be fixed, and Vick is a veteran who doesn't need any snaps in the preseason. Um, OK, whatever.But here'...
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August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Linebackers Still Lacking Consistency

One of the biggest problems with last year’s “Dream Team” was the inconsistent play at the linebacker position. You can blame it on the personnel, the first year defensive coordinator, or the shortened Training Camp due to the lockout. At the end of the day, there was just no consistency at the position. Coming into the 2012 season, things seemed to look much better. The...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

"Hot in Bethlehem"--- Brizer's official TC notes on Eagles, circa 2012...

Like the trouper he is, our beloved GateKeeper Emeritus Brizer traveled to Lehigh University on Friday and filed his observations... And as he told us, he would comment on specific targets of concentration, and not necessarily on the entire experience...GK Brizer represented at Eagles TC on Friday in his traditional "State of The Eagles Union" garb... Somehow he stayed...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Reasons the Philadelphia Eagles defense will excel in 2012: Time, sweet time

The Philadelphia Eagles have a number of reasons to expect an impressive showing from their defense in 2012. But one of the biggest areas of assistance to the team has received this offseason is the the benefit of time. Time is a luxury that no NFL team had the opportunity to enjoy last year due to the lockout. That reality meant that new players to teams, rookies and veterans alike...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles 2011 Season Rewind: 10 Plays That Made You Say “WTG”

To help pass the time during the driest period of football news, I thought we’d take a look back at the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles season and reminisce about some good plays. This is meant to compliment my “evil twin” article titled “Philadelphia Eagles 2011 Season Rewind: 10 Plays That Made You Say “WTF”“, where we strolled down misery lane at plays that pissed us...
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June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles’ Brian Rolle to lose his starting job?

Brian Rolle was a starting linebacker for the Eagles last season, but given how poorly the Eagles’ linebackers played as a whole, that’s not necessarily a good thing. In fact, the Eagles have already added two new starters in their linebacking corps this offseason, DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks, and Rolle remains the only incumbent starter, at least for now. According to...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

How will Eagles’ linebackers line up this season?

There might not have been a more publicly shamed group than the Eagles’ linebackers last year. Poor linebacker play became the poster child for the failure of the so called “Dream Team” last year as the Eagles, widely projected to win 12-13 games, won 8 and missed the playoffs. The Eagles, who have always notoriously devalued the linebacker position, have spent a lot of focus...
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Early Look at Philadelphia Eagles LB Depth Chart

One of the most intriguing roster battles on the entire Eagles roster this offseason is the competition for the starting three linebacker positions. Last year the Eagle linebacker situation was something of a train wreck. So far the Eagles have used this offseason to trade for 7 year veteran Demeco Ryans and drafted Mychael Kendricks in the 2nd round of the NFL draft. These additions...
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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