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Category Archive: 2012 Regular Season

Steelers Mid-Season Analysis (Or, Holy Crap, We Still Have Eight More Games of This?!)

Gen. Colin Powell likes to say that things are usually not as bad as they seem, and that things always look better in the morning. It was with this thought in mind that I didn’t write last night when my frustration was at a level I had seldom known concerning our beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. Respectfully, General, …

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Steelers Primer – Week 3 – vs. Chicago Bears

If you go back to last year, and count this year’s preseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now won two of their last 13 games after Monday night’s pitiable performance against the Cincinnati Bengals. The offense showed a few signs of life late in the first half and late in the game, but too many mistakes …

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Steelers Primer -Week 1 – vs. Tennessee Titans

The beginning of the season is always the hardest time to predict games. Generally, you haven’t seen much of the starting squad, players have changed during the off-season that make it hard to predict how teams will play. Coming into this season, and off what can only be called a mediocre season, the Steelers have …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Defense

When it’s all said and done, exactly how well did the defense play this last season? How well did DC Dick Le Beau and his staff handle the ups and downs, the pressure of stopping NFL offenses. The strict statistician in me wants to point to the numbers and say, “They did just fine.” But, …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Linebackers

For the Steelers’ defense, the rubber has always met the road with the play of the linebackers. There is a great, grand tradition of linebacker play in the Steel City, dating back to Jack Lambert and Jack Ham; through Levon Kirkland, Greg Lloyd, and Kevin Greene; to Joey Porter and James Harrison. Linebacker play has …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Offensive Line

So, we arrive to arguably the hardest position to grade in the entire game. There are a multitude of stats for every position on the field except for offensive lineman. The reason for that is that you only notice these guys when they do something bad or mess up. The good news is, we can …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Receivers and Tight Ends

So far, we have not seen very good grades out of the Steelers’ offense. The quarterbacks got average marks, while the running backs came in below average. Wide receiver is the trickiest position to evaluate of the skill positions. There are so many factors that go into a solid passing game that it is hard …

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2012 Grades, Position by Position, Running Backs

If the quarterbacks had a bipolar year, the running backs were busy redefining the term “inconsistent.” The Steelers finished the year 20th in rushing attempts (412), and 26th in rushing yards (1537). That hardly qualifies as “Steelers football.” You know, the game we are all familiar with, when the Steelers run the ball down the opponent’s throats?

2012 Grades, Position by Position – QB

I’ve decided as my first series of articles for SteelerAddicts.com, I will review the season that just was, focusing on a particular position or set of positions. This week, I will look at the quarterback position.

Pittsburgh Steelers Save Best for Last, Beat Browns 24-10 in 2012 Season Finale

To find the most fitting soundtrack for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 season finale, you’d have to go back to a song released in 1991, Chuck Noll’s final season as coach. “Here we are now. Entertain us.” Those lyrics from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” summed up my feeling about Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns …

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