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The Position with the Biggest Questions was Supposed to be the Pittsburgh Steelers Biggest Strength

Following the 2008 season the Steelers didn’t have much at wide receiver behind Santonio Holmes and Hines Ward. Both of those players had won Super Bowl MVP honors, but the Steelers needed to find some depth at the receiver spot. In the 2009 NFL Draft the Steelers selected Mike Wallace in the third round to add some depth to the position. Wallace…

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Once a strength, the Steelers Wide Receivers now a question mark?

Before we dive into that question, we should look back a couple of years first, just to set the stage if you will. Going into the 2010 season there were question marks surrounding the Steelers receivers. Hines Ward was aging, Santonio Holmes was gone, and Mike Wallace; who had a solid rookie year in 2009 but still you wondered how he would respond …

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Ben Roethlisberger’s Sunday status will come down to arm strength

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was able to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday, keeping hope alive that he’ll be able to play against the Ravens in Baltimore this Sunday. Getting back to work didn’t leave Roethlisberger with any better idea of whether or not that will happen, however. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribun…

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Roethlisberger Says Still A Chance He Plays Sunday But That Strength In Arm Remains An Issue

It should not be surprising that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is trying to warm up a horse for him to ride in on this coming Sunday in Baltimore.

Roethlisberger, who has missed the last two games after suffering a right SC sprain and a dislocated rib against the Kansas City Chiefs, told the media on Thursday that the injured …

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Behind The Steel GIFs: Lawrence Timmons explosiveness teams with James Harrison’s strength

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Steelers’ Ziggy Hood shapes up, posts feats of strength on YouTube

Steelers defensive lineman Ziggy Hood says he’s gained two pounds this offseason, from 305 to 307. But through intense workouts, Hood says he has radically transformed himself from a fat 300-pounder to a muscular 300-pounder. According to Hood, his offseason workouts and an improved diet led to him losing 18 pounds of fat and gaining…

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Strength of Schedule Suggests AFC North Will Be Competitive in 2012


ESPN’s John Clayton wrote an intriguing story recently about the strength of schedules of teams across the NFL.

Most notably (to me, anyway) was the difference between the 12-4 division champion Ravens and the 12-4 also-ran Steelers. Batimore’s SoS is .523, the fourth-strongest in the NFL. It was .477 at the end of last year. Pittsburgh had .492 last season and it climbs slightly, to .500.

That difference is encapsulated between the difference in Houston and New England (for Baltimore) and Tennessee and the Jets (for Pittsburgh). Or, perhaps the real story is really in the hard-charging Bengals, who look to add two first-round picks in the upcoming draft, and have Miami and Jacksonville on their inter-conference schedule.

Strength of schedule is based on the collective win/loss record of a team’s opponents from the previous year, and could stand to be very different when viewed nine months from now. However, few could be legitimately excited about playing Houston instead of Jacksonville, and the Patriots over Miami.

What’s been lost this off-season, in all the hoopla over shanked kicks (that would have merely tied a game, not won it) and blown coverage in Denver was the fact Cincinnati is clearly the team with the most room to grow, between the three competitors in the AFC North. While they may not have played their best against Houston in a 31-10 drubbing in the playoffs, they played Baltimore very tough in two games last year, and competed well in the first of two losses to Pittsburgh. It seems more likely Cincinnati will improve on an out-of-nowhere 9-7 playoff season than an often-inconsistent Ravens offense (nine punts to 11 first downs against the Texans in the playoffs) or a shaken-up Steelers roster (new offensive coordinator, new starters on both sides of the ball).

It’s far too early to speculate on a team’s likelihood for success in the season, let alone predicting the success of the 13 opponents on your schedule. Cincinnati is a prime example of that. No one gave them a chance of any success this time last year. The Carson Palmer Soap Opera appeared to favor him, and not the team (thanks to Oakland, that couldn’t have been proven more wrong). The Bengals’ defense re-invented itself as one of the most formidable and unpredictable units in the league. They ran out of steam down the stretch last year, as younger teams often do. Playing the battle-tested Steelers and Ravens can do that to an inexperienced group.

Rebounding won’t be a challenge for them, considering their younger players are only more experienced now, and their veterans obviously played well enough to get them to the post-season.

Plus, all three teams should worry about Cleveland, who’s putting together a nice off-season of its own. With a high draft pick, the Browns could improve… Nevermind, sorry, I can’t do it with a straight face.

Cincinnati will be a tough out this year, that’s for sure.

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PFT Live: Steelers aren’t at full strength

Mike Florio talks with Steelers beat reporter Ed Bouchette. The Steelers are heading into San Francisco tied with Baltimore for first place in the AFC North. With key injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey, as well as James Harrison’s suspension, the Steelers may be going into the matchup short-handed.

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