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What to Look for in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Fourth Preseason Game vs. the Buffalo Bills

By Marky Billson, 1 year 11 months ago
On this upcoming Tuesday the first cuts of the 2015 NFL season will take place, thus meaning many of the players participating in Pittsburgh's game at Buffalo Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET will be playing in their final game. Of course, if the player is playing in his final NFL game, and this game is only an exhibition, very few fans will want him to be playing in any other NFL games...

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Michael Vick — A Question of Team Character?

By Marky Billson, 1 year 11 months ago
Once upon a time, Pittsburgh Steelers fans hated their quarterback. It didn't really matter who it was. From 1983, when Terry Bradshaw could play only a quarter in his final season, to 2004, when Ben Roethlisberger became the Steelers' signal-caller, Cliff Stoudt, Mark Malone, Bubby Brister, Neil O'Donnell, Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart, and Tommy Maddox all had their day as...

Injury to Maurkice Pouncey Makes Cody Wallace the Pittsburgh Steelers' Starting Center

By Marky Billson, 1 year 11 months ago
Normally after a Pittsburgh Steelers game the five key points of the contest are reviewed here. But Sunday's 24-19 victory against the Green Bay Packers was notable not so much in that it was only Pittsburgh's second preseason victory in its last 11 exhibition games, or that it ended a four-game August losing streak. It was notable because of the injury factor, namely that center...

Five Things to Watch in Sunday's Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers Preseason Game

By Marky Billson, 1 year 11 months ago
Preseason is at midpoint! Less than three weeks until Pittsburgh helps kick off the 2015 NFL regular season on the road against defending Super Bowl champion New England. Perhaps "Opening Day" is a term reserved for baseball. Regardless, here's what to look for when the Steelers play the Green Bay Packers this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Heinz Field. The game, for those...

Impressions from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 23-21 Preseason Loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars

By Marky Billson, 1 year 11 months ago
Ah, yes, preseason football! A time when the Steelers’ first team comes in, marches down the field for a touchdown on the opening drive, and even take the 2-point conversion. Makes it look easy. And then there are the backups, who go on to lose the game 23-21. That said, here's what we took from Friday night's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. What’s this...

Three Potential Replacements for Pittsburgh Steelers Following Kicker Shaun Suisham's Season-Ending Injury

By Marky Billson, 1 year 11 months ago
The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing in three kickers on Tuesday in hopes of identifying a replacement for Shaun Suisham, who tore his left ACL on kickoff coverage in Sunday night’s preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.Related: "The News" from the Pittsburgh Steelers' 14-3 Preseason Loss to the Minnesota Vikings Though kickers are more accurate than ever...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About AFC North Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 11 months ago
In 2014, the AFC North sent three teams to the playoffs. The division is once again poised to be a battle and continues to rank among the most competitive in the NFL. The Steelers, Bengals, and Ravens all have very legitimate chances to make the playoffs again. But what about Cleveland, which hasn’t made the postseason since 2002 and has had a revolving door at both head coach...

"The News" from the Pittsburgh Steelers' 14-3 Preseason Loss to the Minnesota Vikings

By Marky Billson, 1 year 11 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been known to address his team collectively in the locker room with often-critical assessments he calls "The News." Here's "the news" following the Steelers’ performance in their first preseason game, Sunday night’s 14-3 loss to Minnesota Vikings in the Pro Football Hall of Game in Canton, Ohio. Landry...

Sunday's Hall of Fame Game is Make-or-Break Moment for Steelers' Landry Jones

By Marky Billson, 1 year 11 months ago
Twenty years ago Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football Operations Tom Donahoe had a philosophy of drafting a quarterback every year. All it really did was insure the Steelers would rotate their third-string quarterbacks or develop them for other teams. So Jim Miller, Alex Van Pelt and Anthony Wright all enjoyed success for other franchises; Mike Quinn and Pete Gonzalez got lost in a...

An Open Letter to New Pittsburgh Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams

By Marky Billson, 1 year 11 months ago
Hi Deangleo. Welcome to Pittsburgh. It's good to have you here. I think. See, I like the fact the Steelers have added you, the greatest running back in the history of the Carolina Panthers, to the roster. Le'Veon Bell won't be around for the first two games and in the season opener against New England you'll provide better name recognition for the Steelers at running...