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Neck Injury, Not Foot Forced Aaron Smith To Injured Reserve

Ed Bouchette reported this morning via Twitter that it was a neck injury and not the sprained foot that led to the decision by the Steelers to place defensive end Aaron Smith on injured reserve. Smith suffered the mid foot sprain during the week 4 game against the Texans and this is the first we […]

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Kevin Colbert Gambled & Lost This Year With Aaron Smith

It pains me to see Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith limp off into the sunset now as he likely will do now after being placed on injured reserve yesterday with a bad foot, but there are not many of us who did not see this coming based on his recent injury history and inability to […]

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Week 7 NFL Picks 2011

Finally a winning week last week against the spread, but that is not saying much. 7-6 ATS last week and now 33-57 year to date ATS. 9-4 SU last week and 55-35 straight up through 6 weeks. Here we go with the week 7 picks and all lines courtesy of Bodog.com. Bills, Bengals, Patriots, Giants, […]

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Prediction Of Week 7 Steelers Inactives Against The Cardinals

Last week there was no real guessing who the inactives would be with 7 players ruled out on the injury report. Against the Arizona Cardinals this week there is only a tad bit of guessing that needs to be done with 3 players ruled out on the Friday injury report and 1 being doubtful. Let\’s […]

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Week 7 – 7 Things To Look For Against The Cardinals & Game Prediction

The Steelers head out west this week to take on the Arizona Cardinals after skating past the lowly Jaguars last week at home. Several key players remain out in Casey Hampton and James Harrison. Doug Legursky is also now sidelined in addition with a dislocated toe. The offense needs to keep their foot on the […]

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Steelers Place Aaron Smith On Injured Reserve

We now know the second half of the transaction of Corbin Bryant being promoted to the active roster as veteran defensive end Aaron Smith has been placed on injured reserve with his foot injury thus ending his season and perhaps career. 2011 was slated to be the final year under contract for Smith, but he […]

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Breaking Down The NFL Fine Deals & Best Bang For Your Buck – Goodell Math

It is Friday so I wanted to take time out to breakdown the math of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as it relates to fines so everyone is on the same page as to what cost what and where the best bargains are going forward. To make it easy on everyone, I will use pictures and […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Cardinals Preview Episode

Season 2, Episode 33 of The Terrible Podcast is up and being as my co-host David Todd is still out in Las Vegas doing things that grown people do when they go out there, I am joined once again by Nick Richetta. Make sure to follow Nick on Twitter at @SteelCityKid117 and thank him for […]

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Troy Polamalu Fined 10K For Using Cell Phone On Sideline

No real surprises here, but the NFL has fined Steelers safety Troy Polamalu 10K for using a cell phone on the sideline last weekend after leaving the game against the Jaguars with concussion-like symptoms. Polamalu was handed the phone by a team trainer reportedly so he could call his wife to let her know he […]

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Steeleres Promote DL Corbin Bryant From Practice Squad

With nose tackle Chris Hoke likely out Sunday, the Steelers have promoted defensive lineman Corbin Bryant from the practice squad today, according to Mark Kaboly, before traveling west to face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Hoke is listed as doubtful on the Friday injury report and the Steelers were faced with only having four healthy […]

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Steelers Cardinals Week 7 Practice Injury Report – Friday

The Steelers wrapped up their practice preparations on Friday and will now travel out west to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The week ending injury report from Friday is out and as expected, defensive end Aaron Smith (foot), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder), linebacker James Harrison (eye) and guard Doug Legursky (toe) did […]

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2011 NFL Week 6 TOX Stats

OK, here we go with the TOX stats from week 6 around the NFL along with the year to date totals. If you are just finding this, make sure to look back at the links below to get a better understanding of what the TOX stat is. The plus 2 teams went 8-3 this week. […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday October 21st – Long Ball Edition

Yesterday I had a look at the long ball stats of Ben Roethlisberger from 21+ yards and Pro Football Focus has a look this morning at all quarterbacks in the league from 20+ yards. The 1 extra yard does not change the fact that Roethlisberger has had accuracy issues this year with his deep passes. […]

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Closer Look At The Ben Roethlisberger Deep Passing Stats

Below are the long passing stats of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his career through week 6 of this season and they are broken down by year and by distance thrown. The top table is the grand total of all passes 21 yards or more. The headings should be pretty straight forward and I included […]

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Steelers Cardinals Week 7 Practice Injury Report – Thursday

The Steelers Thursday injury report is out following practice and unfortunantly there are a few new names on it. Center Maurkice Pouncey (elbow), linebacker Jason Worilds (quad) and running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) were all added today as being limited. Worilds is trying to fight back from the quad injury and apparently had a setback […]

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Pouncey, Worilds & Mendenhall All Added To Thursday Injury Report

The Steelers reportedly suffered yet another injury to the offensive line today as center Maurkice Pouncey injured his elbow today during practice according to a tweet by Ed Bouchette. Bouchette reports that Pouncey did not want to talk about the injury and he will likely be added to the injury report today which will be […]

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Steelers 2011 Passing & Rushing Stats By Formation Through Week 6

Below are the formation rushing and passing stats from the week 5 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars along with the year to date stats through the first 6 games of the 2011 season. One word of caution. The formations are different from the actual personnel on the field as my game charters will list an […]

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James Harrison Says Eye & Back Are Doing Better – Hopes To Return Soon

Steelers right outside linebacker James Harrison will miss his third straight game this week against the Arizona Cardinals, but he said tonight on Twitter that his eye is healing up fine and that he hopefully will be back soon. Harrison fractured the orbital bone in his right eye against the Texans in week 4 when […]

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Jaguars Took Away The Short Passing Game Against Steelers

Gerry Dulac stated in his chat today that the Jacksonville Jaguars were consistently lining up 10 defensive players within 8 yards of the line of scrimmage this past Sunday. The theory behind that game plan was likely to take away the short quick passes that the Steelers used the week before against the Titans and […]

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Steelers Jaguars Week 6 Defensive Participation Chart

Below is the defensive participation chart for the Steelers week 6 game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars this past Sunday. Both Ziggy Hood and Brett Keisel were forced to play 58 non-penalty snaps each this week thanks to Chris Hoke going down early with a stinger. Hood is young enough to play that many snaps, but […]

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2011 Ben Roethlisberger No-huddle Stats Through Week 6

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked earlier today about wanting to run the no-huddle offense more moving forward and the stats tweet by Mark Kaboly got me curious to the Steelers stats running the no-huddle this year. As Kaboly states, Roethlisberger is 6 of 13 for 86 yards this year in the no-huddle with 1 interception […]

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Steelers Cardinals Week 7 Practice Injury Report – Wednesday

It\’s Wednesday and that means the Steelers got their first official practice in today for the upcoming road game this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals The first injury report of the week is out and it shows that defensive end Aaron Smith (foot), linebacker James Harrison (eye), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder), guard Doug Legursky […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Cardinals Beat Writer Kent Somers Episode

Season 2, Episode 32 of The Terrible Podcast is up and since David Todd is still out in Las Vegas so Nick Richetta once again gets a helmet on the show. Nick and I start off this episode by looking at the injury report that Mike Tomlin gave on Tuesday and how it could affect […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Wants To Run More No-Huddle Offense

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met with the media today before practice per his usual and told reporters that he thinks the offense needs to run more no huddle. He went on to say that he likes to run no-huddle because he\’s calling the plays and working off what he sees and claims he lobbied to […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday October 19th – Building Better Young Money Chemistry Edition

Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was on 93.7 The Fan yesterday morning to talk about the win over the Jaguars and the adjustments that offensive coordinator Bruce Arians made to the gameplan after the Jaguars started to role more coverage to Mike Wallace. Sanders says that he and Antonio Brown are working hard this week […]

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Rashard Mendenhall Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Another week and another Player of the Week award for a Steelers player as running back Rashard Mendenhall has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Mendenhall rushed for 146 yards on 23 carries against the Jaguars and it included a nice 8-yard touchdown […]

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