Category Archives: Front Office

Are the 2011 Steelers Simply Great at Home and Bad on the Road?

The Steelers have been a true Jekyll and Hyde squad this fall. Pittsburgh (3-2) looked good in shutting out the abysmal Seahawks in week No. 2 and exhibited its best all-around performance of the season in a 38-17 win Sunday … Continue reading

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This Is No Super Bowl Hangover; Sadly the 2011 Steelers Are Just Weak in the Trenches

Yes, the Steelers are 2-2 and the season is not lost, at least not yet. But most experts and fans will agree that record is misleading, because Pittsburgh was thoroughly and physically dominated by the two decent (not great) opponents … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 steelers, Analysis, Defensive Line, Free Agency, Front Office, Offensive Line, Quarterbacks | 16 Comments

Destroyed by Ravens and Colon Out for the Year; What Options Do Steelers Now Have on O-Line?

It was difficult to fathom the Steelers would not use the offseason to improve an offensive line that ranked as the worst in the NFL last season per Pro Football Focus. But after some very questionable moves, Pittsburgh entered 2011 … Continue reading

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Steelers Make Correct Calls on 53-Man Roster, But Maybe Not the Practice Squad

As usual, the Steelers’ front office and coaching staff had to make some tough decisions on the team’s final roster cuts. And as the brain trust of the best franchise in the NFL normally does, they made the right ones. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 steelers, Defensive Line, Draft, Front Office, Offensive Line, Preseason, Wide Recievers | 24 Comments

Projecting the Steelers’ 53-Man Roster and Other Goodies (V 3.0 – UPDATED)

While their training-camp roster is nowhere near as deep across the board as last year, the Steelers still have outstanding overall depth in 2011, and thus its coaching staff and front office will face difficult decisions this weekend in deciding … Continue reading

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Projecting the Steelers’ 53-Man Roster and Other Goodies (V 2.0)

There have only been two preseason games, but much has transpired since my initial 2011 Steelers’ roster projections were posted two weeks ago. The Steelers arguably now have the deepest receiving corps in the NFL after adding sure-handed veteran Jericho … Continue reading

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Extend Timmons Now, Worry About Troy Later

Troy Polamalu, perhaps the best safety of this generation, is in the last year of a four-year, $30 million contract he signed before the 2007 season. Lawrence Timmons, the Steelers’ first-round pick in ’07, has a year left on a … Continue reading

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Projecting the Steelers’ 53-Man Roster and Other Goodies (V 1.0)

This initial projection assumes that the Steelers do not sign any other free agents and do not lose any players to season-ending injuries. Obviously the projected 53-man roster could change if key players were lost for significant time. Moreover, the … Continue reading

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Steelers’ Roster Moves May be Complete, Despite Glaring Need At Tackle

It appears that after a frantic period of transactions, the Steelers’ 2011 training camp-roster is nearly set, although Pittsburgh could still bring in a veteran wide receiver due to injuries to three of their projected top six players at that … Continue reading

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How Court Rulings May Affect Free Agents: Offense

I will gladly defer to Jeremy of the Lounge Legal Department to explain what I contend was a flawed decision by the Eighth Circuit. Regardless, that decision likely greatly increased the chance of cornerback Ike Taylor re-signing with the Steelers … Continue reading

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