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Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios and Predictions for 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers

Spoiler alert. The Pittsburgh Steelers will not start the 2014 season with an 0-4 record. Even in the worst-case scenario, the Steelers will win at least one game in September, something they couldn’t do last season. Of course that still leaves plenty of room for doom and gloom for those who look at two straight …

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How Much Would Expanded NFL Playoffs Help the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Most fans don’t want expanded NFL playoffs. And Roger Goodell doesn’t care. Principal Goodell tried to ram expanded playoffs down everyone’s throat for 2014, but the matter wasn’t voted upon at the owners meetings in Atlanta. Expanded playoffs are coming, though, probably by 2015. So enjoy one last year of the NFL as we know …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Can Re-Sign Jason Worilds Without Any Painful Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ salary-cap noose, which had been tight enough to choke even the most pencil-thin neck, is a whole lot more comfortable now that the NFL has increased the cap to $133 million. That’s $10 million more than last season and nearly $7 million more than the projection. This is the Steelers’ biggest stroke …

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Ranking the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Top 7 Drafts Since 2000

The football world has descended upon Indianapolis this week for the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. When all the bench presses, vertical leaps and 40-yard dash times for the 335 combine participants are recorded, the buildup to the 2014 NFL draft will kick into high gear. Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, who began his scouting …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Report Card for Defense, Special Teams and Coaching

No more pencils, no more books for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers did get some dirty looks from their fans during their second consecutive non-playoff season, and most of them came when they were on defense. These grades for the defensive line, linebackers, defensive backs, special teams, defensive coordinator and head coach won’t be …

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Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins Might Again Meet in Bad Weather

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers stop Mike Wallace Sunday when he returns to Heinz Field as a Miami Dolphin? If Ike Taylor continues to struggle, the speed that burned Steelers opponents from 2009 to 2012 could burn the Steelers in a game they must win to have any realistic chance of making the playoffs. Taylor might …

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Lions vs. Steelers: Unlikely Heroes Emerge in Pittsburgh’s 37-27 Win over Detroit

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Two Wills who had been doing a lot of grunt work for the Pittsburgh Steelers thrived in the spotlight Sunday in a character-building 37-27 win over the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field. Fullback Will Johnson caught the game-winning touchdown pass and safety Will Allen’s interception set up the …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Midseason Report Card Grades for Defense, Special Teams

You thought the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and coaches had bad midseason grades? Wait ’til you see these. If the first half of the 2013 season was a term paper, the one written by the Steelers’ defense would be laced with red ink. DEFENSIVE LINE The Steelers have yielded 131.2 rushing yards per game, 31st in …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin’s Drafts Aren’t as Bad as They Seem

Amid the rubble of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 0-4 start, there’s plenty of blame to go around. Mike Tomlin’s drafts have been among the targets of that finger-pointing. That’s certainly part of the problem. We’re fresh off ripping the Steelers 2012 draft class. While there’s still time for some of those 2012 selections to blossom, the …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Keep the Ball in Their Hands, Use Shaun Suisham’s Foot to Beat Ravens, 23-20

Did anyone really trust Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman to hold on to the football? Emmanuel Sanders couldn’t do it Sunday in Baltimore. He lost a fumble and dropped a pass. Mike Wallace also dropped a pass. That’s not what the Pittsburgh Steelers needed a week after turning the ball over eight times in Cleveland. …

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