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Steelers Texans Week 4 Practice Injury Report – Friday

The Steelers finished their final on-field practice preparations today for the week 4 Sunday game on the road against the Houston Texans. The Friday injury report is out and as expected, guard Doug Legursky (shoulder), tackle Jonathan Scott (ankle) and defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) did not practice again and all three have been ruled […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Texans Preview Episode

Season 2, Episode 24 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd is back with me today to do our normal preview of the upcoming Sunday game against the Houston Texans. We lead off with the Steelers injury report and the speculation that practice squad tackle Trevis Turner could be promoted to the active […]

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Steelers LB James Farrior Fined $15K For Late Hit On Kerry Collins

Mike Bires is reporting via Twitter today that Steelers linebacker James Farrior has been fined $15,000 this week for his late hit on Colts quarterback Kerry Collins Sunday night. The hit by Farrior was likely responsible for knocking Collins out of the game with a concussion. Farrior was not penalized on the play. Farrior makes […]

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2011 NFL Week 3 TOX Stats

It is time again to check in on the TOX stats from week 3 and the plus 2 stat took a little beating this past week as 4 of the 13 teams with a plus 2 TOX, lost. The Steelers were 1 of the 9 teams with a plus 2 to win this week. Through […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday September 29th – Steelers Texans On A TV Near You Edition

The NFL TV distribution map for week 4 is up and it looks like most of the country will get the Steelers Texans game this week courtesy of CBS. Ken Laird has the transcript up from his Thursday Q & A with Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Arians talks about how many big plays he […]

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Candidates To Be Waived If Turner Is Signed From The Practice Squad

The hot news this afternoon after practice is that practice squad tackle Trevis Turner could be promoted to the active roster for the Sunday game against the Houston Texans due to injuries to Jonathan Scott and Doug Legursky. If indeed that does happen, the Steelers will need to either release a player or place one […]

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Steelers Texans Week 4 Practice Injury Report – Thursday

The Steelers were in pads on Thursday as they get ready to take on the Houston Texans this Sunday down in Houston. The Thursday injury report is out and it shows that wide receiver Arnaz Battle (knee), tackle Jonathan Scott (ankle), guard Doug Legursky and defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) did not practice again today. […]

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Steelers Might Promote Practice Squad Tackle Trevis Turner For Sunday

Steelers beat writers Mike Bires and Mark Kaboly reported via Twitter this afternoon that practice squad tackle Trevis Turner has a good chance of being promoted to the active roster this week due to the injuries on the offensive line. Both left tackle Jonathan Scott and right guard Doug Legursky both seem doubtful this week […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Nick Scurfield HoustonTexans.com Episode

Season 2, Episode 23 of The Terrible Podcast is up and while David Todd is headed out of town today, I get a chance to interview Nick Scurfield, the beat writer for the Houston Texans official website. Nick and I chat for 20 plus minutes about the upcoming week 4 game as the Steelers travel […]

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William Gay To Start Again Against Texans

Mark Kaboly is reporting via Twitter this afternoon that Steelers cornerback William Gay will once again get the start this Sunday at left cornerback against the Houston Texans in place of Bryant McFadden. Keenan Lewis will come in at the outside spot in nickel packages and Gay will slide inside to the nickel cornerback spot […]

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Steelers 2011 Formation Passing & Rushing Stats Through Week 3

The Steelers now have 3 games in the books and there is now enough data to start tracking the formation stats. The formations should not be confused with personnel packages. Personnel packages are packages by position, not formation. All of these formations listed were at the snap of the ball and after all motions. In […]

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Jonathan Scott Ass Block Animated Gif

Perhaps the funniest play from the Steelers 23-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night was the ass block on Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney by Steelers left tackle Jonathan Scott. The play best illustrates the type of night that Scott had trying to handle Freeney. On this play Freeney spins and Scott spins […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Texans Week Begins Episode

Season 2, Episode 22 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I try to put the Steelers 23-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts in perspective. The Patriots lost to the Bills, the Jets lost to the Raiders and the Chargers beat the Chiefs by four at home. While things weren\’t perfect in […]

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Steelers Texans Week 4 Practice Injury Report – Wednesday

The Steelers got their first official practice of the week in on Wednesday in preparation for their week 4 game against the Houston Texans this coming Sunday in Houston. The injury report shows that right guard Doug Legursky (shoulder), wide receiver Arnaz Battle (knee), left tackle Jonathan Scott (ankle) and defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) […]

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Cowher, Dawson & Bettis Nominees For 2012 Hall Of Fame Class

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced this afternoon that former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher, center Dermontti Dawson and running back Jerome Bettis are among the 103 modern-day nominees for the 2012 Hall of Fame class. This is the first year that Cowher is eligible after leaving coaching following the 2006 season. The selection […]

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Steelers Colts Week 3 Defensive Participation Chart

Below is the defensive participation chart for the Steelers week 3 night game versus the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday. Not too many things stick out this week. As I mentioned on a previous podcast I did not think that rookie Cameron Heyward would see an increase in snaps this week and he didn\’t. Heyward […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday September 28th – Soft Texans Edition

The newest PDF gameday release for the Sunday game against the Houston Texans is up now and these always make great pre-game reading. The latest offering from Dejan Kovacevic is about the slow start to the season by linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons. I wrote after the Willie Colon injury that the Steelers were […]

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Steelers Colts Week 3 Offensive Line Breakdown Report

Below is the offensive line report and breakdown for the Steelers week 3 Sunday night game against the Indianapolis Colts. As I always this grading is done on a play-by-play basis and a good or bad is given on every play. I always caution that it is impossible to know what the assignment on every […]

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Steelers Colts Week 3 Offensive Participation Chart & Personnel

Below are the offensive personnel packages, play counts and participation chart for the Steelers week 3 win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. The first thing of note this week is that the Steelers used two tight ends or more on 27 of the 68 non-penalty plays this past week. We also saw the […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Press Conference – Texans Week 4 – 2011

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his regular weekly press conference on Tuesday to talk about the win this past Sunday night against the Colts and give a preview of the upcoming Sunday game against the Houston Texans. Tomlin also updated the injury condition of several injured Steelers players. Below is the audio from the […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday September 27th – 2000 Man Edition

Dejan Kovacevic looks at the hot start that Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is off to and the 2000 yard pace he is on. Wallace recorded his sixth straight 100-yard game against the Colts, a regular season Steelers record streak. Ed Bouchette joined 93.7 The Fan to talk about the win over the Colts and […]

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More Steelers Colts Observations

I posted a few thoughts in my post game recap of the Steelers 23-20 win last night against the Indianapolis Colts and after going back through the game a few times now, here are several more observations of the game. Antonio Brown is a special player that continues to make plays not only in the […]

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Offensive Line Hot Mess Gets Hotter And Messier

The 2011 state of the offensive line was never one that any of us felt totally good about heading into the season outside of center Maurkice Pouncey and right tackle Willie Colon, but after 3 games now, the best way to describe it is by saying it is a hot mess. Something Steeler Nation has […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Colts Recap Episode

Season 2, Episode 21 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I recap the Sunday night game. A win is a win is a win, but not always in the eyes of Steelers Nation. We get right to the Steelers 23-20 Sunday night win over the Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts. We open […]

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Steelers Week 3 Coverage Stats Versus Colts

Below are the Steelers coverage stats for the week 3 Sunday night game against the Indianapolis Colts. They are broken down by play and include down and distance, line of scrimmage, direction, yards gained, yards after catch, personnel the offense used, defensive package, number of pass rushers and whether or not the defense blitzed on […]

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Source: Max Starks Could Sign With Vikings On Monday

A source has informed me that former Steelers left tackle Max Starks is flying to Minnesota on Monday to possibly sign with the Vikings. Starks has reportedly lost weight and is back healthy following his release from the Steelers prior to training camp beginning. The Steelers might have lost left tackle Jonathan Scott Sunday night […]

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