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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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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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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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Pittsburgh Steelers: 6 Worst-Case Scenarios for 2013 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers, like 31 other NFL teams, are optimistic about the 2013 season with training camp less than a month away. However, their 8-8 season in 2012 left a lot of questions. The Steelers can’t just print up 2013 playoff tickets, because there’s a good chance they’d be wasting paper. A lot has to …

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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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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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Prediction Markets Indicate Steelers As Significant Underdog Against Ravens

With Big Ben’s injury, the game on the road, and Baltimore performing well lately, there is not too much confidence in prediction markets that the Steelers can produce an upset. The SportsTradex.com prediction market is currently indicating that the Steelers have a 27% chance of winning the game on Sunday. The market had the Steelers …

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Polamalu, Brown Can Make Up for Roethlisberger’s Absence in Steelers’ Rematch against Ravens

As Meatloaf would say: “Don’t be sad, ’cause two out of three ain’t bad.” The Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have Antonio Brown and Troy Polamalu back for Sunday’s game in Baltimore, but probably not Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers are just going to have to win a game without Roethlisberger, hanging their hat on the …

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Steelers’ Loss to Browns Doesn’t Mean This Is 2009 Redux

Let’s see, the Pittsburgh Steelers are without Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu. They showed some promise earlier this season with a four-game winning streak that got them to six wins. Then they lost two straight, including a 20-14 defeat in Cleveland to a woeful Browns team. Now they’re 6-5 and losing their grip on a …

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