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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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Cutting James Harrison Was the Wrong Move for the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers got worse on Saturday, and they weren’t that good to begin with. The Steelers released James Harrison, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and that was a mistake. NFL games are not won or lost in March, but right now it’s hard to feel good about the Steelers’ chances of improving on their …

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Should The Steelers Consider Manti Te’o After The First Round?

Manti Te’o was once considered a sure fire top ten pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and now people question whether or not he would even be worth selecting in the first round. Te’o’s “catfish” situation has been well documented, he struggled in the National Championship game and to top everything off, he failed to …

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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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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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The Pittsburgh Steelers Need James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley To Show Up The Rest Of The Season

Through the first 13 weeks of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the NFL’s number one ranked defense and are number one against the pass and five against the run. You would think that the team with the league’s number one ranked defense would have one of the top records or at least be leading …

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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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Ben Injured in Uninspiring Overtime Win Against Chiefs

The Steelers opened up their Monday Night game with Kansas City looking like they were sleep-walking as they fell behind 10-0 on a cool, rainy night in the ‘burgh. Was it a hangover from the win in New York? Was it looking ahead to a date with the rival Ravens next Sunday night? Either way, the …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast: Week 9 Wrapup, Steelers vs Giants

Matt and Marc are back online and talking all things Steelers vs Giants and the huge win for the Black n Gold, 24-20. Now sitting at 5-3 the Steelers are in prime position for a showdown in 2 weeks against the Ravens but there’s much to talk about before then including a big Monday nighter …

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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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