Steelers Blog - 2013
To our Pittsburgh Steelers Blog for 2013.
Our Prediction for this year is 4-12
The Offensive Line is worse off this year than last
After going winless in the
preason the Steelers parted ways with running back Jonathan Dwyer
and Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester.
The Linebackers for the most
part looked quite good including first round draft pick Jarvis Jones
and the Defensive Line looked better especially Steve McLendon and
Offensive Line does not look
good. We need Max Starks back, Mike Adams is not ready to
start and Marcus Gilbert doesn't look much better.
Steelers lose to the
In one of the worst performances
in the last 50 years the Steelers were defeated by the Tennessee
The score made it look a lot
closer than it was.
The running game was completely
ineffective and Issac Redman had one of his worst games ever
including a red zone fumble.
The Steelers lost 3 players to
season ending injuries. Gone for the year are Maurkice Pouncey,
Larry Foote and LaRod Stephens Howlings.
Others injured vs Tennessee were
Cortez Allen and Shawn Suissam had a hamstring injury and Will
Johnson didn't play. Heath Miller and Leveon Bell are not
ready to return to action.
Steelers lose to the Bengals
Rookie running back Giovani
Bernard was the star of the game for the Bengals with 2 touchdowns.
Rookie tight end Tyler Eiffert
also connected with Andy Dalton on a 60 yard pass play.
Ben Roethlisberger was very
ineffective overthrowing receivers on many passes.
Turnovers continue to be problem
as Ben threw an interception and David Paulson fumbled.
Steelers lose to the Bears
The Steelers are 0-3 on the
season and things are not looking good. There are 3 areas of
the team causing a problem. Offensive Line is the biggest
problem, Fernando Velasko and Ramon Foster are doing fine, its
mainly the two takes Adams & Gilbert that are the problem.
Ben Roethlisberger is not looking good at all, many of his passes
are off the mark. The Running Backs are not doing well
enough. Issac Redman is playing himself off the teams.
Felix Jones is ok and Jonathan Dwyer is consistent enough.
Leveon Bell may be back for the Minnesota Game.
Heath Miller, David Johnson and
Antonio Brown had a good game.
The defense is playing well
enough to win but can't overcome 5 turnovers.
Steelers lose to the Vikings
Adrian Peterson along with Greg
Jennings proved to be too much for the Steelers Defense to contain
as the Steelers go 0-4 into the bye week.
Cortez Allen was terrible as was
rookie Vince Williams.
Mike Adams needs to sit the
bench the rest of the year, with the bye week here lets hope Coach
Tomlin brings in some new linemen to try out.
Lev'eon Bell looked ok and
scored two touchdowns. He is equal to Duce Staley, Walter
Abercrombie or Frenchy Fuqua. Probably won't be a Willie
Parker or Jerome Bettis.
Antonio Brown and Heath Miller
look great, Big Ben looks great at times and very poor at
others. Another fumble and interception didn't help.
Steelers Beat The Jets
This was an impressive win for
the Steelers as they had two interceptions and 3 sacks plus a 55
yard pass play for a touchdown.
Big Ben looked as he connected
to Sanders on a 55 yard touchdown and hit Heath Miller on a 31 yard
pass over the middle.
The running game was non
existent again as Bell looked bad, Felix Jones had one good run and
Dwyer ran for a first down but that was it.
Kelvin Beechum was about 15%
better than Mike Adams.
The defense was good as Ryan
Clark and Lawrence Timmons both had interceptions and Woodly,
Worlids and Hood had sacks. Kiesel went out of the game with
an injury. Cam Heyward played well.
Vince Williams played much
better and Jarvis Jones played well too as he had a big hit on Geno
Smith to cause the ball to flutter right into the arms of Lawrence
A pretty good victory for the
Steelers who must face the Ravens this Sunday.
Steelers Beat The Ravens
Another great win for the Black
& Gold as they defeat arch rival The Baltimore Ravens in the
last seconds of the game.
Le'Veon Bell showed up to play
and had over 100 yards rushing. The most impressive thing how
he waited for the hole to open then exploded through it. He
even ran the WildCat offense on 2 plays.
The offensive line played much
better after Marcus Gilbert left the game with an injury, he was
replaced by Guy Whimper who did a pretty good job in his first game
with The Steelers. David DeCastro also had a good game.
Mike Adams did see action mostly
as a blocking tight end but also saw some snaps at right tackle.
Wide receivers Brown, Sanders,
Cotchery and even Derek Moye had nice catches. Heath Miller
played well but fumbled once.
The defense played decent,
William Gay continues to impress and coach LeBeau had a great game
plan against the Ravens. Woodley had another sack.
Shaun Suisam comes through again
to win another game with a field goal with only 3 seconds to spare.
Emanuel Sanders almost went the
distance on a kickoff return but stepped out of bounds.
Troy had a pretty remarkable
play on an extra point attempt as hurdled the center as he tried to
block the extra point. On the play he was offside so it didn't
Raiders Beat The Steelers 21-18
The Steelers looked really bad
as Pryor ran for a touchdown of over 90 yards on their first
The Steelers also had a punt
blocked, our punter leaves a lot to be desired. I still can't
figure out why Drew Butler was cut. Mesko is not the greatest
holder on place kicks, that could be one of the reasons Suisam
missed two field goals.
The offensive line continues to
be the major problem on the team. 3 players went out injured
as Ramon Foster left with a concussion and Whimper & DeCastro
left with leg injuries.
The defense is giving up too
many big plays early in the game. Woodley & Ike Taylor had
poor games and Vince Williams should have just stayed on the
sideline. Maybe its time to get Kion Wilson back into the
Well its off to New England, who
knows maybe we'll beat them.
Patriots Destroy The Steelers
Who would have ever thought that
the Steelers Defense would get this bad.
No one from the secondary had a
good game. What is wrong with Troy and Ryan Clark, I guess its
This looks like the end of the
line for Dick LeBeau, he just doesn't have the players to execute
Our receivers are playing well
enough to win and the running backs all played decent.
Big game for Jericho Cotchery as
he had three touchdowns.
Offensive line was ok but still
game up 5 sacks.
Ike Taylor, Vince Williams and
Marcus Gilbert left with injuries. Mike Adams played decent at
Don't be surprised if Ryan Clark
sits this coming week.
The Steelers Defeat The
This was a good victory from the
entire team as they were balanced on offense and on defense had
turnovers and sacks.
Jericho Cotchery continues to
impress as he had another touchdown in the victory against the
Bills. The running game looked good too with all 3 backs
having a good game.
Even Mike Adams playing tight
end escorted Lev'eon Bell into the End Zone with a terrific block.
On Defense Jarvis Jones got his
first sack of the year and Cam Heyward continues to improve each
week. Ryan Clark had an interception and the defense overall
Woodley, Shamarko Thomas and
Ramon Foster all left with injuries.
The Steelers Beat Detroit
The Steelers defeated a good
Detroit Lions team 37-27.
The Steelers dominated the first
quarter with 2 Antonio Brown touchdowns and then things were pretty
bad in the second quarter where the Lions took the lead.
Dick LeBeau must have made some
great adjustments in the second half as Detroit had no scoring in
the second half. Calvin Johnson was limited too after a big
Ike Taylor had a bad game in the
second quarter but improved in the second half.
Cameron Heyward continues to
Ben Roethlisberger had his best
game of the season.
Offensive line did well compared
to previous games.
The Steelers Beat
The Steelers looked good on both
sides of the ball as they beat Cleveland 27-11.
The no huddle offense is real
successful at this point and look for them to continue to use it.
Antonio Brown continues to be a
real threat and Sanders & Heath Miller are having good seasons.
Bell had a decent game running
the ball but Jonathan Dwyer had a bad game.
Offensive line is improving and
Velasko could end up being the team Mvp.
On defense Jason Worilds is
looking like a young James Harrison. Cam Heyward is having a
fine season and Jarvis Jones looks like Rookie of the Year.
William Gay had one of his best
game with a QB sack/strip and a pick 6. Ike Taylor is having a
bad year, this will probably be his last. Same thing for Ryan
Clark who has also lost a step. The defense is playing way
better since Will Allen returned to the team.
Steve McLendon and Curtis Brown
will most likely miss the game. Al Woods did ok at Nose
The Ravens Beat The
In a typical
Baltimore-Pittsburgh game the Ravens edged the Steelers 22-20 on
Thanksgiving Day. Neither team was great but Baltimore came up
with more big plays than the Steelers.
Big Ben was effective with
throws to Antonio Brown, Emanuel Sanders, Heath Miller & Jericho
Cotchery. Even Le'veon Bell caught some balls. Bell had
his best game yet but still didn't hit the 100 yards rushing.
Offensive line played well not
giving up a sack.
Ike Taylor again was weak giving
up some big plays. Jason Worilds continues to impress, Jarvis
Jones was fair at best.
A lot of injuries happened as
the Steelers Le'veon Bell sustained a concusion and Center Fernando
Velasko was lost for the year with a leg injury. Kiesel, Mike
Adams, Beechum and Decastro all left with injuries.
The playoffs are looking bleak
at this point.
The Steelers Lose to Miami
The Steelers Defense looked bad
as they gave up big runs which lead to touchdowns.
The only players on Defense that
are doing any good are Jason Worilds, Cameron Heyward & Lawrence
Timmons. Despite having a pick 6 Troy missed two tackles tht
cost them the game.
The offense played well enough
to win but poor play calling on 3rd down forced them into many
On the last play Antonio Brown
almost scored on a lateral from Big Ben but he stepped out of
Forget the playoffs for another
year. The best we can do now is 8-8.
The Steelers Beat the
The Steelers dominated the
Bengals most of the game as they went up 21-0 early.
Antonio Brown had a punt return
for a touchdown and on that play Terrence Garvin had a crushing
block on the punter that sent him out of the game with a broken jaw.
The Steelers Edge the
Another terrific win for the
Black & Gold.
The Steelers had a big third
quarter with 3 scores.
The Steelers blocked a field
goal but the refs really blew the call when Ryan Clark recovered the
ball but Ziggy Hood illegally punched the ball out of bounds.
The Steelers executed a fake
punt for a long gain and Le'veon Ball finally got his 100 yard+ day
running the football.
The Steelers still have a very
slight chance at making the playoffs.
The Steelers Beat the
The Steelers took care of
business in their final game of the year beating Cleveland
20-7. Le'Veon Bell looked good as well as Jericho Cotchery
& Antonio Brown.
Jason Worlids was injured but
Jarvis Jones had a good game.
The Steelers missed the playoffs
after the Kansas City Chiefs lost to San Diego in Overtime.
The Steelers finished the second
half of the season 6-2 and looked like a playoff team.