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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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Grading the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Round-by-Round Value in the 2011 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need some help from their 2011 NFL Draft class if they want to avoid a second straight season that ends in December. It will be a few years before the value grade for this draft is set in stone. Six of the seven players chosen are still with the Steelers. If …

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Six Pittsburgh Steelers Players to Watch in 2012 Season Finale

Wouldn’t taking down the Christmas tree be a better way to spend Sunday afternoon than watching the Steelers? Steelers fans did not get all they wanted for Christmas, because the Steelers won’t be in the playoffs this season. The Steelers’ season finale Sunday against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field will be the first game …

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Ravens-Steelers Will Boil Down to the Defenses

By now you know that Ben Roethlisberger is not going to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens or anytime in the near future for that matter. Antonio Brown is still on the shelf as is Marcus Gilbert. Amazingly, their absences might actually place more emphasis on the defenses for Sunday Night’s match-up. The Ravens and …

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Can We Get Excited About These Steelers? Why the Giants are the Measuring Stick

Anytime you feel you have a good ball club, as a head coach, you are looking for teams on the schedule that you feel will give your team their greatest challenge. I’ve learned with the National Football League that while it’s fun to look at the 16-game schedule before the season starts, it really doesn’t …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast – Week 8 Wrapup

Matt and Marc are back on Blitzburgh Radio as we break down all things related to the Steelers big win over the Redskins this past Sunday, 27-12. There is a multitude of topics to dissect in this one so we jump right into it with the unique fan perspective that you’ve come to expect from …

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Steelers defense vs Bengals, concentrate on the pass or rush?

Normally this would be a no brainer question, the Steelers under Dick Lebeau have always taken the mentality that you stop the run first and make the team one dimensional. This allows you make them more predictable and in theory easier to defend. This year the Steelers defense is ranked 4th overall, allowing 295 yds …

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Steelers and Eagles Prove Their Are Many Ways to Run an Organization

This week, the Philadelphia Eagles fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo after six games. Castillo was never really seen as a true defensive coordinator to be honest due to his time as an offensive line coach, but nevertheless was made the scapegoat as the Eagles continue to slide. Never mind the fact that Michael Vick has …

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Steelers’ Ta’amu can consider himself fortunate to only get a 2 week suspension

If there’s one thing that the Rooney’s do not tolerate above all else, it’s dumb decisions that tarnish the reputation of their team in Pittsburgh. As rookie NT Alameda Ta’amu found out today, there is no substitute for good, sound, judgment and the penalties for a lack thereof are not to be taken lightly. Many …

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Are Defensive Woes in Football Unique to Just the Steelers?

The Cincinnati Bengals gave up a bunch of points Sunday and the Cleveland Browns gave up a bunch too but still earned their first victory of the season. The Baltimore Ravens continue to prove they can win all types of games yet gave up over 400 yards of offense including over 200 on the ground. …

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