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Week 5 – 7 Things To Look For Against The Titans & Game Prediction

The Steelers return home on Sunday to play the Tennessee Titans after being on the road the last two weeks. The Steelers injury report is long with 4 starters already ruled out and a 5th one is possible depending on the status of Rashard Mendenhall. As I do each and every week, here are my […]

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Steelers Extend & Restructure Aaron Smith Contract To Free Up Cap Room

The Steelers freed up some salary cap room this past week as they restructured the contract of defensive end Aaron Smith and extended it a season in addition to do so. Smith was currently in the final year of his contract that pays him a base salary of $4.5 million. The Steelers converted $1.75 million […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday October 7th – Joe Burnett An Eskimo Edition

Cornerback Joe Burnett signed a practice roster agreement with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL on Friday. Burnett was the Steelers 5th round draft pick in 2009 and lasted just one season. Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher tossed the coin before the Virginia Destroyers UFL game tonight against Sacramento. Marty Schottenheimer is the head […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Titans Preview Episode

Season 2, Episode 27 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd is not with me today due to prior commitments so I called on Nick Richetta to sit in with me tonight as we preview the Steelers upcoming week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans. Nick is no stranger to Steelers football as […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Foundation Gives K-9 Grant To Houston Area Sheriff Office

Erik Barajas reports on KTRK in Houston that the Harris County Sheriff\’s Office received a $9,000 grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation to help them purchase a 16th police K-9 dog. As Barajas reports, the Houston highways are a hub for dug traffickers coming out of Mexico and the HCSO K-9 unit only had 15 […]

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Steelers 2011 Passing & Rushing Stats By Formation Through Week 4

Below are the formation rushing and passing stats from the week 4 game against the Houston Texans along with the year to date stats through the first 4 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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Steelers Titans Week 5 Practice Injury Report – Friday

The Steelers wrapped up their Friday practice in preparation for the week 5 game this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and released their final injury report of the week. Nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder), linebacker James Harrison (eye), guard Chris Kemoeatu (knee), defensive end Aaron Smith (foot), running back Mewelde Moore (ankle) and linebacker Jason […]

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2011 NFL Week 4 TOX Stats

Looking at the week 4 TOX stats by game you can clearly see that the plus 2 number had a field day as it was 8-1. The lone loss involved the Panthers who put up a plus 6 TOX number. That is rare. Year to date teams with a plus 2 TOX in a game […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday October 6th – Humble Cam Edition

Rookie defensive end Cameron Heyward was on 93.7 The Fan this morning to discuss his first four regular season games with the Steelers. He goes on to explain how he can improve as a player and what the defense needs to improve on as a unit. Heyward really is a good kid and always humble. […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Titans Beat Writer Jim Wyatt Episode

Season 2, Episode 26 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I spend most of the first half of the show talking about the MASH unit over at the Steelers South Side facility. The list is long and apparently getting longer as both Chris Kemoeatu and Casey Hampton have missed practice the […]

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Video: Troy Polamalu Scares Fans At Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

As part of a Head and Shoulders promotion, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu had some fun scaring some unsuspecting fans at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. Polamalu pretended to be a wax still version of himself in full Steelers uniform and came alive when visitors would stop to take a picture with what they thought was a […]

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Steelers Sign Chris Scott To Practice Squad, Release John Malecki

The merry-go-round of Steelers transactions continues today as recently released offensive lineman Chris Scott has cleared waivers and has been signed to the Steelers practice squad today according to Steelers Digest. Scott was released on Wednesday to make room for tackle Max Starks on the 53 man roster. To make room on the practice squad […]

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Steelers LG Chris Kemoeatu Could Miss A Few Weeks

Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians spoke to the media per his usual Thursday session and Ken Laird has the transcript up for you to read. Arians told the media that left guard Chris Kemoeatu is dealing with a number of injuries right now that include his balky knee and a bad hand. Arians stated in […]

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Steelers Titans Week 5 Practice Injury Report – Thursday

The Steelers got their second day of practice in on Thursday in preparation for the Sunday game against the Tennessee Titans and things barely improved on the Thursday injury report. Cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder), guard Chris Kemoeatu (knee), running back Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring), running back Mewelde Moore (ankle), defensive end […]

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Maurkice Pouncey Fined $7500 For Late Hit Against Texans

Another weeek and another Steelers player has been fined as center Maurkice Pouncey has been fined $7500 for his late hit Sunday against the Houston Texans per Gerry Dulac on Twitter. The late hit happened at the end of a nice 14-yard run to the Texans 6 yard-line by running back Mewelde Moore with just […]

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James Harrison Does Not Think Duane Brown Should Be Fined For Hit

As many know by now, Steelers linebacker James Harrison suffered a fractured right orbital bone on Sunday against the Houston Texans. Texans tackle Duane Brown slammed helmet to helmet into Harrison on an attempted block and it caused the forehead pad in the helmet of Harrison to slide down and ultimately do the damage to […]

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Cat Out Of Bag? Starks To Start In First Week Back?

Ed Bouchette reported today that newly re-signed tackle Max Starks took half of the first team snaps today at left tackle in just his first day back with the team and now it seems running back Isaac Redman may have let the cat out of the bag that Starks will indeed start this Sunday against […]

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Steelers Texans Week 4 Defensive Participation Chart

Below is the defensive participation chart for the Steelers week 4 game versus the Houston Texans this past Sunday. The first noticeable thing is that the Steelers were only in the nickel for 14 non-penalty plays on defense due to the multiple 2 and 3 tight end personnel packages that the Texans used. Because of […]

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Steelers Texans Week 4 Offensive Line Breakdown Report

Week 4 has come and gone and below is the offensive line report and breakdown for the Steelers week 4 Sunday game on the road against the Houston Texans. As I always like to warn, this grading is done on a play-by-play basis and a good or bad is given on every play. I always […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday October 4th – Arggg Captain Deebo Edition

The week 5 game release is up now on steelers.com for the Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Tennessee Titans. These are great reads and loaded with facts and stats. Max Starks of course is now back in the fold and Teresa Varley has an article up on him and how he feels good […]

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Steelers Titans Week 5 Practice Injury Report – Wednesday

The Steelers got the first official day of practice in on Wednesday following the 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans this past Sunday. They now prepare to play the Tennessee Titans this Sunday at Heinz Field. As far as the injury report goes on Wednesday, the Steelers have 10 players listed on it. Cornerback Cortez […]

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How The Steelers Were Able To Afford Max Starks

I have been asked how the Steelers were able to afford Max Starks being as they were so strapped for cap room so I thought I would post the specifics in a short post. Before Starks signed his one year deal for the vet minimum the Steelers reportedly just under the salary cap by less […]

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Max Starks Contract 1 Year For $810K

Gerry Dulac reported a little while ago on Twitter that the contract for newly re-signed tackle Max Starks is for one year and the veteran minimum of $810,000. The contract is believed to have included a $50,000 signing bonus in addition. The new Starks contract is believed to only count $575,000 against the cap per […]

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Steelers Sign Tristan Davis To Practice Squad, Release Damon Cromartie-Smith

As expected the Steelers also announced a practice squad move this morning as safety Damon Cromartie-Smith was released from the 8 man practice squad and running back Tristan Davis was signed to take his spot. The Steelers signing of Davis is due to the injuries to Rashard Mendenhall and Mewelde Moore. Mendenhall has a strained […]

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Steelers Sign Max Starks, Release Chris Scott

The Steelers re-signed tackle Max Starks today to the active roster and released 2010 5th round draft pick Chris Scott to make room for him on the 53 man roster. Starks was originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft and started 68 games for the Steelers over a […]

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Steelers 2011 Rushing & Passing Directional Stats After 4 Games

It is that time again to look at the Steelers directional stats after the first 4 games of the season. Below are the rushing and passing stats for the offense and defense by direction after week 4. They include the Steelers NFL ranking in each of the stat categories. Rushing wise on offense you can […]

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