Steelers 2013 Roster Analysis, Defense: Safety and Cornerback Are Not Secondary….

Steel Curtain Rising’s analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 roster concludes with a look at the secondary. Starters:  Cortez Allen, Ike Taylor, Troy Polamalu, and Ryan ClarkBack Ups:  William Gay, Shamarko Thomas, Robert Golden, Damon Cromartie-Smith, Curtis Brown, and Antwon Blake Strengths: Cortez Allen looks to be the real thing, and Troy Polamalu is looking […]

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Steelers 2013 Roster Analysis, Defense: Linebackers

Steel Curtain Risings analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 roster continues with the unit that has traditionally been the strength of  the franchise, the linebackers. Starters: Jason Worilds, Lawrence Timmons, Larry Foote, and LaMarr WoodleyBack Ups:  Jarvis Jones, Chris Carter, Vince Williams, Kion Wilson and Terrance Martin Strengths: If Lawrence Timmons can maintain his level […]

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Steelers 2013 Roster Analysis, Defense: Defensive Line

Steel Curtain Rising’s breakdown of the Steelers 2013 roster continues with a look at the defensive line. Starters:  Brett Keisel, Steve McLendon, Ziggy HoodBack Ups:  Cameron Heyward, Al Woods and Loni Fangupo Strengths: Once a monument to the aging of the Steelers defense, this unit has seen incredible renewal at each position. Weaknesses:  The nose […]

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Steelers Roster Analysis, Offense: Quarterbacks

The position-by-position analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Roster continues with quarterbacks. Starter:  Ben RoethlisbergerBack Ups:  Bruce Gradkowski, and Landry Jones Strengths:  Ben has looked fit, healthy and sharp in preseason and should be entering his primePotential Improvements:  Gradowski brings more youth and mobility to the position, as does Jones. Most importantly, Ben Roethlisberger should be […]

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Steelers Roster Analysis, Offense: Running Backs

Steel Curtain Rising’s analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 roster continues with running backs. Starter: Isaac RedmanBack Ups: LaRod Stephens-Howling, Felix Jones, Le’Veon Bell (injured) and Will Johnson (fullback) Strengths: The Steelers have tried and largely failed “run the ball better” since 2009. This year they kept only the most consistent performer and brought in […]

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Steelers 2013 Roster Analysis, Offense: Wide Receivers

Steel Curtain Rising’s analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 offensive roster continues with wide receivers. Starters:  Antonio Brown, Emmanuel SandersBack Ups:  Jerricho Cotchery, Markus Wheaton, Derek Moye Strengths:  Richard Mann. He wont’ play a down, but this is a group the suffered from the 2012 locker room leadership void. Mann exudes a “Been There Done […]

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Steelers Roster Analysis, Offense: Tight Ends

Steel Curtain Rising continues its analysis of the Steelers 2013 roster with tight ends. Starter:  David Johnson, Heath Miller (injured)Back Ups:  David Paulson, Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth (injured reserve) Strengths: Heath Miller is one of the best tight ends in the league. When healthy. David Paulson had a great rookie year and is a […]

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Steelers 2013 Roster Analysis: Offensive Line

Steel Curtain Rising begins its analysis of the Steelers 2013 roster with the offensive line. Starters:  Mike Adams, Ramon Foster, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, Marcus GilbertBack ups: Kelvin Beachum, Guy Whimper, Cody Wallace Strengths: The Steelers have invested heavily in their offensive line via premium draft picks. On paper, these men have the pedigree to […]

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Steelers Free Agency 2013: Colbert’s Salary Cap “Loaves and The Fishes”

The debate in Steelers Nation as Pittsburgh entered the 2013 off season was whether the Steelers were in “Salary Cap Hell” or merely “Salary Cap Purgatory.” No one on the roster not named Ben Roethlisberger appeared safe. Now that the dust has settled, it is clear that while the Steelers have/had cap issues, Kevin Colbert and […]

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