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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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New England Patriots Conquer Pittsburgh Steelers, End Rivalry

It’s over. The Pittsburgh Steelers season? Well, we knew that was over. We knew that before Sunday’s pitiful 55-31 loss to the New England Patriots. There will be plenty of time to write a eulogy for the 2013 Steelers. For now, it’s time to wave the white Terrible Towel and surrender to the Patriots. They …

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Steelers Primer – Week 8 – At Oakland Raiders

Two wins in a row, and win against a hated foe. That’s better. Moreover, the running game actually looked good against the ravens. I’m not saying the Steelers’s problems are solved and they are on the way to a seventh Super Bowl, but at least it looks like they are not on their way to …

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William Gay Proving Critics Wrong In 2013

When William Gay signed with the Arizona Cardinals following the 2011 season, there wasn’t a happier fan than me. I don’t disagree that Gay had a decent final season with the Steelers, I could never get image of him being repeatedly burned against the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. That entire 2010 season …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Defeat Baltimore Ravens, But Still Have Some Work to Do on Defense

Did anyone else expect to see Ben Roethlisberger go all Jim Valvano and run across the Heinz Field turf desperately looking for Charlie Batch after Sunday’s game? Aren’t Batch and Roethlisberger supposed to engage in a minute-long bro hug whenever Shaun Suisham kicks a last-second field goal in a Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Baltimore …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Sean Spence’s Return Would Be a Different Kind of Victory

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t make the playoffs in 2012, Charlie Batch did lead them to a dramatic upset of the eventual Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens in early December. When Shaun Suisham’s field goal sailed through the uprights as time ran out in Baltimore, Batch and Ben Roethlisberger embraced for at least 30 seconds. …

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Steelers Primer – Week 7 – vs. Baltimore ravens

(Author’s note: I never capitalize “ravens” unless it appears at the beginning of a sentence. Get over it, ravens fans.) The dark cloud that has hung over the Steel city, and the entirety of Steeler Nation, since Dec. 30, 2012 has been lifted. In case you didn’t know, that was the last time the Steelers …

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Let’s Not Get Too Excited About the Pittsburgh Steelers’ First Win of the 2013 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers finally won a game Sunday, defeating the New York Jets 19-6 at MetLife Stadium. Next week, the Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens, who are 3-3 after a loss at home Sunday to the Green Bay Packers. Seven of the last nine games played between the Ravens and Steelers have been decided by …

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Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down on Pittsburgh Steelers Moves During the Bye Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t play a game last week, but that doesn’t mean nothing happened. Multiple lineup changes were made during the bye week in an effort to turn the Steelers’ 2013 season around. The Steelers (0-4) seek their first win of the season Sunday when they play the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. …

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The Steelers Need Jarvis Jones To Start Wreaking Havoc

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted OLB Jarvis Jones in the first round of the 2013 to pair with LaMarr Woodley mostly because of one thing. Jones was known in college for getting to the quarterback and tallied 28.5 sacks in only two seasons at Georgia. That being said, the Steelers are notorious for allowing their rookies …

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