1. Pittsburgh Pirates: Greg Smith and Company Have To Get It Right

    (For complete Pirates coverage, see Piratesreport.com .) For what they hope is the last time ever—which is to say many, many years—the Pirates will have the first pick in the annual draft this evening...

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  2. Pittsburgh Pirates: Vastly Improved Rotation Provides Ray of Hope

    (For complete Pirates coverage, see Piratesreport.com .) PITTSBURGH – The drastic improvement of the Pirates rotation isn't the story of the first third of the season...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about 3 years ago 288 reads 0 comments

  3. Pittsburgh Pirates: Two Weeks 'til D-Day, Bucs Are on the Clock

    (For complete Pirates coverage, see Piratesreport.com .) In exactly two weeks, when the annual draft is set to begin, the Pirates will make what quite possibly will be their most important personnel decision of the year...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 3 years ago 302 reads 2 comments

  4. Pittsburgh Pirates: Huntington Denies Bundy Wants out of Top Spot

    (For complete Pirates coverage, see Piratesreport.com .) PITTSBURGH – According to a recent Yahoo! Sports report, which cited an unnamed source, Oklahoma boy wonder Dylan ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 3 years ago 583 reads 0 comments

  5. Pittsburgh Pirates: Hurdle Pulls Switch on Order, Spares Team

    (For complete Pirates coverage, see Piratesreport.com .) MILWAUKEE -- Another day, another Pirates lineup. This afternoon Neil Walker will move from fourth to third in the batting order, while Ryan Doumit will occupy the clean-up position...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 3 years ago 244 reads 0 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Pirates: Benched McCutchen Discovers Price of a Loaf

    (For complete Pirates coverage, see Piratesreport.com .) One popular reason for the inability of the Pirates to win at home consistently is that they try too hard ...

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  7. Steelers Final Report Card/2009: For Defense, Glass Was One-Quarter Empty

    While not as super as the season before, the Steelers defense was more than respectable, according to the NFL statistics. It ranked second in sacks (47.0), fifth in total yards allowed (305.3 per game), and 12th in points allowed (20...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 934 reads 12 comments

  8. Steelers Final Report Card/2009: Offense Was Good, Shoulda Been Better

    Almost across the board, the conventional numbers say the Steelers offense was among the most productive in the league, and for the better part of 80 yards, it was all of that...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 602 reads 22 comments

  9. Steelers/Week 17: End of Season, End of Era?

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 30-24 victory against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon: 1. Rejoice, Steelers World, you can tell your grandkids that you survived the biggest letdown season in franchise history! Well, name a bigger one then...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 1,740 reads 110 comments

  10. QBER/Week 16: The Curious Case of Ben Roethlisberger

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 955 reads 100 comments

  11. Steelers Report Card/Week 16: Humble Pie Is Needed Here, Not Playoffs

    Here's my take on the Steelers' 23-20 victory against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon: 1. The Steelers are still in the playoff hunt, but don't count on it...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 981 reads 32 comments

  12. QBER/Week 15: Manning Sets Pace, but Race Is Too Close to Call

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback ...

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  13. Steelers Report Card/Week 15: Team MVP? Ben There, Done That

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 37-36 victory against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon: 1. OK, now can we stop the silly talk about the Steelers' most valuable player this season? ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 762 reads 44 comments

  14. QBER/Week 14: Unbeaten Colts Beware—Dangerous Rivers Ahead

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 701 reads 0 comments

  15. QBER/Week 13: Gen. Cutler Gets What He Wanted, but It's All Slings and Arrows

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback to ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 358 reads 12 comments

  16. Steelers Report Card/Week 14: Same (Very) Old Steelers Face Tenuous Future

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 13-6 defeat against the Cleveland Browns (the Cleveland friggin' Browns?!) on Thursday evening: 1...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 795 reads 18 comments

  17. Steelers Report Card/Week 13: Paging Shanahan! Paging Mike Shanahan!

    Here's my take on the Steelers' 27-24 defeat against the Oakland Raiders (the Oakland friggin' Raiders?!) on Sunday afternoon:   1. So the Steelers embarrassed themselves once again...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 3,188 reads 205 comments

  18. QBER/Week 12: For Brees, Nothing Succeeds Like Six-cess

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback to ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  19. Steelers Report Card/Week 12: Headaches Extend Beyond Final Score

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 20-17 overtime defeat against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night: 1. In terms of chemistry and leadership, this team isn’t in the same zip code as the one of a year ago...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about over 4 years ago 648 reads 26 comments

  20. QBER/Week 11: Numbers Say MVP Award Is Favre-Fetched Idea

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—on the ability of a quarterback ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 473 reads 0 comments

  21. Steelers Report Card/Week 11: Champs to Chumps in A Few Short Months

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 27-24 overtime defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs (the Kansas City friggin' Chiefs?!) on Sunday afternoon: 1...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 312 reads 24 comments

  22. QBER/Week 10: Quinn, Anderson or LeBron? Doesn't Matter in Browns Town

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 234 reads 2 comments

  23. Steelers Report Card/Week 10: Lame Effort Has Stupor Steelers at Loss

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 18-12 defeat against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon: 1. Let’s get real here. The Steelers season is over and done with for all intents and purposes...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 795 reads 82 comments

  24. QBER/Week 9: Wheeze Kids Refuse To Act Their Age, Raise Bar

    (QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongs—the ability of a quarterback ...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 79 reads 2 comments

  25. Steelers Report Card/Week 9: Glass Is Half Full in Denver Boot

    Here’s my take on the Steelers’ 28-10 victory against the Denver Broncos on Monday night. 1. The defending champs showed flashes of their Super Bowl form in recent weeks, but they came at home...

    Paul Ladewski Written by Paul Ladewski about almost 5 years ago 1,093 reads 4 comments