1. NFL: Flagging the Officials for Rules That Need Some Work

    Everyone thinks that their team gets the short end of the stick when it comes to penalties. Being angry at the men in the zebra stripes is part of being a fan...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about almost 4 years ago 3,763 reads 9 comments

  2. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jeff Reed Gets Kicked Out and Other Pre-Raiders Thoughts

    Ten weeks and nine games into the NFL season and the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally done something that almost everyone expected to happen at some point...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about almost 4 years ago 6,859 reads 56 comments

  3. NFL Coach Hot Seat Rankings, Week 11: Childress Feels the Heat, Kubiak Warms Up

    It's been 10 weeks since the 2010 NFL season kicked off. Some coaches initially in trouble have found themselves in comfortable climates as the season slowly rolls toward its completion...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about almost 4 years ago 2,108 reads 3 comments

  4. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ouch! Replacing Max Starks No Easy Task

    Replacing any injured starter is never easy for an NFL team. Replacing a left tackle adequately isn't simply never easy; it's rarely possible...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about almost 4 years ago 1,032 reads 13 comments

  5. Pittsburgh Steelers: Earning a B+ and Other Midseason Thoughts

    Eight games are in the books and, for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it's been a very successful first half of the 2010 season. The Steelers, who sit at 6-2 and tied for first place with Baltimore atop the AFC North, can't rest on their laurels, however...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about almost 4 years ago 408 reads 56 comments

  6. NFL Coach Hot Seat Rankings, Week 10: Happy Trails Wade Phillips

    After nine weeks of NFL action, we finally have something real to talk about. We have a head coach fired, another two that are looking more and more like soon-to-be casualties, and ...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about almost 4 years ago 3,556 reads 14 comments

  7. NFL Coach Hot Seat Rankings, Week 9: Wade Phillips, Brad Childress On Way Out

    We've played eight weeks of the 2010 NFL Season. By now, you're familiar with who's contending, who's not, and most importantly, who's in some trouble...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about almost 4 years ago 2,743 reads 9 comments

  8. Pittsburgh Steelers: Beating the Saints Won't Be 'The Big Easy'

    At 5-1, the Pittsburgh Steelers look poised for another big season and perhaps a seventh title-winning run. Getting to 6-1 would certainly help that effort and put them in the pole position of the AFC North and the Conference as a whole...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 1,925 reads 10 comments

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers: 5-1 Is Nice, but Here Are Four Questions To Ponder

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have reached 5-1. For a team that spent four weeks without its starting quarterback, that's phenomenal work...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 4,265 reads 29 comments

  10. NFL Coach Hot Seat Rankings: Week 8: Oh Boys! Wade Phillips Is Sweating

    Everyone has played at least six games. Gradually, Pittsburgh, the New York Jets, the New England Patriots, and the Atlanta Falcons have distinguished themselves as the class of the league this year...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 1,380 reads 4 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Steelers: Big Gaffes, Big Ben and Other Post-Dolphins Thoughts

    Was it a fumble? Yes. Was it recovered by Miami? We may never know for sure. The Pittsburgh Steelers' sixth game of the season sure had its fair share of ups, downs, highs, lows, and interesting moments...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 2,357 reads 8 comments

  12. NFL Coach Hot Seat Rankings, Week 7: Welcoming Norv Turner to the Endangered

    With six weeks in the books, every team in the NFL has played at least five games. Past the quarter marker now, things are becoming clearer about the teams and, more importantly to us, their coaches...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 988 reads 2 comments

  13. NFL Coach Hot Seat Rankings, Week 6: Mike Singletary Can't Escape The Heat

    After five weeks of play, the hot seat is rounding into shape. So, instead of the same blurbs about the same coaches this week, it's time to start looking at what happens next if some of this list's more consistent residents get canned...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 2,715 reads 7 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Steelers: Welcome Back Ben and Four Other Bye Week Thoughts

    After four weeks and a nearly-unprecedented 3-1 start, the Pittsburgh Steelers will rest this week. That doesn't mean there isn't work to do. Mike Tomlin will hold three bye week practices before giving the players a long weekend...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 2,889 reads 5 comments

  15. NFL Coach Hot Seat Rankings, Week 5: Mike Singletary Rises To the Top

    We've reached the end of the first quarter of the NFL's 2010 season and, while some coaches who initially were on thin ice have vastly improved the temperatures of the seats they occupy, some have gone straight to the cellar along with their teams...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 5,773 reads 25 comments

  16. NFL Coach Hot Seat Rankings, Week 4: Mike Singletary, Tom Coughlin Heating Up

    Three weeks are now in the books this season. Some coaches have acquitted themselves very well, moving from initially hot seats to cool ones.Some, however, have graduated to warmer climates as the season has gone on...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 7,252 reads 31 comments

  17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Charlie Batch Can Shine and Four More Things We Learned

    Each week, the Pittsburgh Steelers find a different way to win.This week, they finally got an excellent showing from their entire offense thanks to some stellar play from former fourth-string quarterback Charlie Batch...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 5,286 reads 29 comments

  18. NFL Coach Power Rankings Week 3: Wade Phillips, John Fox Getting Warmer

    Everyone has played two weeks of football. Some trends are starting to finally emerge. Good teams are distinguishing themselves while the bad teams are also starting to show their true colors...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 4,507 reads 13 comments

  19. Pittsburgh Steelers Rewind: Defense Never Rests, Offense Never Shows

    Not many people would have predicted that any team without its starting quarterback, a sub-par offensive line, and shaky special teams would be 2-0 after meeting up with the Atlanta ...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 2,055 reads 25 comments

  20. NFL Coach Power Rankings, Week Two: Cable, Fox Do Nothing To Help Themselves

    After what can only be described as an intense first week of football, it's time to take a look at our NFL coach rankings as we get ready for some intriguing Week 2 matchups.Several of our endangered coaches helped themselves with big games on Sunday...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 1,169 reads 0 comments

  21. NFL Coach Power Rankings Week 1: Cable, Mangini On The Hot Seat Early

    As week one of NFL action looms ahead, all 32 teams are ready for the start of the season.As with every year, there will be plenty of winners and losers. Plenty of coaches are starting the year with something to prove...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 12,820 reads 20 comments

  22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Who's In and Who's Out

    After a surprisingly eventful final preseason contest and victory against the Carolina Panthers, the Pittsburgh Steelers have to get their roster down to the 53 men who will carry this team in 2010...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 4,006 reads 27 comments

  23. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers: What To Watch For Tonight

    For most teams, the fourth preseason game is a more of a walk through, and a final showcase for players on the bubble to make their case for a roster spot...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 2,502 reads 11 comments

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Isaac Redman, Dennis Dixon, Questions Still Remain

    When the Pittsburgh Steelers opened camp at the end of July, there were considerably more questions than answers...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about 4 years ago 3,285 reads 7 comments

  25. Pittsburgh Steelers: Top 10 Camp Concerns

    As July opens, NFL teams begin the long road to Training Camp, and ultimately, the 2010 football season. Each team heads to their respective training grounds with significant questions to answer...

    Nick DeWitt Written by Nick DeWitt about over 4 years ago 2,152 reads 13 comments