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The Injuries Are Piling Up

In the first half, Antonio Brown has once again made it pretty clear that we can no long appoint Manny Sanders as Hines Ward’s eventual replacement without acknowledging that Brown may have something to say about it. Brown caught a … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Offensive Line: So Many Injuries, So Few Options

When Jonathan Scott and Marcus Gilbert both suffered minor knee injuries in last week’s game against the Eagles, the Steelers looked around, apparently realized their lack of depth at tackle and decided to bring back veteran Trai Essex. It’s good … Continue reading

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Steelers Extend Timmons For Six Years

No one should say the Steelers are cheap. A couple of weeks after working out a deal to keep LaMarr Woodley in Pittsburgh for six more years with a $61.5 million deal, Pittsburgh has re-upped Lawrence Timmons for five six … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Offensive Line: A Bad Week for Chris Scott But Don’t Give Up On Him Yet

Welcome back for another year of in-depth looks at the Steelers’ offensive line. As I do most years, I’m looking at tweaking how I do the line breakdowns, but for now, I’m going to focus much more on the players … Continue reading

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Steelers’ Left Tackle Needs Aren’t Filled Yet

Max Starks and Flozell Adams have been sent packing and Jonathan Scott is the Steelers’ new starting left tackle. It’s understandable that a lot of fans are nervous about the idea of Scott protecting Ben Roethlisberger’s blind side for 16 … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ones Who Hit the Hardest

When “The Ones Who Hit the Hardest” came out last year in hardback, it was on my must-read list, but somehow I never got around to actually checking it out. The book, written by ESPN editor Chad Millman and Shawn … Continue reading

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2010 Steelers Offensive Line Grades

With training camp starting up, here’s a review of how the Steelers’ offensive lineman did in 2010. It’s all pulled from the weekly offensive line reviews during the season. Sorry, but thanks to Christmas, there is no writeup of the … Continue reading

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Offensive Line Isn’t a Steelers Priority

There understandably is a lot of head scratching among Steelers fans in the past 24 hours. On Thursday night, Max Starks was cut and Jonathan Scott and Willie Colon were signed. On Friday morning, Flozell Adams was jettisoned as well. … Continue reading

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Picking a Wideout Would Be Nice, But Not Necessary

It happens every year and the weeks and months leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft is no different; there has been a lot of discussion about where the Steelers’ needs are the greatest. It may be cornerback (especially with … Continue reading

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Steelers Still Have To Worry About Kickoffs

As Gretz has pointed out, the NFL’s recent decision to move kickoffs back to the 35-yard line should help the life expectancy of Steelers’ fans. Less kickoff returns equals less heartburn when opposing teams take those kickoffs to the house. … Continue reading

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