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Steelers Only Playing 45 Minutes Of Defense

Dating back to the Super Bowl against the Arizona Cardinals, the Steelers defense has played a great first 45 minutes of football in each game. The problem is that there is 60 minutes in a game. The last 15 minutes of the last 4 games shows that the defense clearly has problems sealing the deal. […]

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Seven Huge Plays In The Bengals Loss

#1) 3-1-CIN 1 (7:40) 39-W.Parker left tackle to CIN 1 for no gain (31-R.Williams; 68-J.Fanene). The short yardage woes continue. If Ben is your best short yardage back, then use him. We found out after the game, Rashard Mendenhall was in the dog house. Every team we play, knows we can not run on the […]

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2009 Week 3 Game Recap: Bengals 23 Steelers 20

Sometimes stats lie and such was the case in the Sunday 23-20 loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati. The Steelers defense allowed just 283 yards of total offense, but 156 of them came in the fourth quarter. The Steelers entered the fourth quarter with a 20-9 lead, but allowed 2 long drives by the Bengals […]

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Week 3 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 3 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 9-7 in week 2 & 21-11 overall. Tennessee Titans 27 New York Jets 17 Houston Texans 30 Jacksonville Jaguars 27 Philadelphia Eagles 20 Kansas City Chiefs 17 Baltimore Ravens 24 Cleveland Browns 10 New York Giants […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Versus Cincinnati

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers travel to Cincinnati to face the Bengals. Chris Henry vs Steelers Secondary – Although he only has 2 catches for 23 yards in 2009, Henry has had some good production against the Steelers. If the Steelers get defensive backs get sucked […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Week 3 Preview & Prediction

Both the Steelers and Bengals head into the Sunday match-up at Paul Brown Stadium at 1-1 and one game back to the Baltimore Ravens. This is the first division game for either team in the 2009 season. Despite being without strong safety Troy Polamalu, the Steelers are relatively healthy. Backup strong safety Tyrone Carter, who […]

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Arians Went For Jugular Instead Of Open Cut

Before I move on to Cincinnati, I had one final thought on the Bears game. The fourth quarter drive that followed the Bears game tying touchdown was an important one in the outcome of the game. Starting at their own 29-yard line, Ben Roethlisberger and company began the march down field using the no huddle […]

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Willie Has Lost Several It\’s

Having re-watched both 2009 games 5 times each, it is clearly apparent that running back Willie Parker has lost “it”, in fact he has lost several “it\’s”. To make sure, I replayed a few games from the 2006 season and it is obvious. First, the look in Parker\’s eyes, it is a different look, a […]

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Roster Move Likely Coming Soon

Depending how serious the injury to Tyrone Carter is, the Steelers more than likely will make a roster move this week on defense. Depending on what free agent strong safeties are available, the Steelers may resort to promoting Tuff Harris from the practice squad. In order to create room, the Steelers will likely release one […]

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Six Huge Plays In The Bears Loss

Below are 6 huge plays that played a huge role in the Steelers loss to the Bears on Sunday. Sure you could easily add 12 more to this list, but there is no denying how important all 6 of these were. 1. Roethlisberger Interception – The Steelers were driving and had a 1st and 10 […]

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2009 Week 2 Game Recap: Bears 17 Steelers 14

Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould hit a 44-yard field goal with just 20 seconds left in the game to give the Bears a 17-14 win versus the Steelers on a rainy day at Soldier Field. The Bears final drive started on their own 33 yard line after Steelers kicker missed a 43-yard field goal with […]

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Week 2 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 2 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 12-4 in week 1. Oakland Raiders 31 Kansas City Chiefs 17 Tennessee Titans 23 Houston Texans 21 New England Patriots 34 New York Jets 27 Green Bay Packers 27 Cincinnati Bengals 17 Minnesota Vikings 26 Detroit […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Versus Chicago

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers travel to Chicago to face the Bears. Carter/Mundy vs Bears Receivers – Every Steeler fan in the free world knows that safety Troy Polamalu is out for a while. Enter Tyrone Carter and Ryan Mundy. Carter will get the start with […]

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Steelers Versus Bears Week 2 Preview & Prediction

Both the Steelers and the Bears head into Sunday\’s match-up at Soldier Field missing a key player on defense. The Steelers are without Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu who is out with a MCL knee sprain and the Bears lost Brian Urlacher for the season to a dislocated wrist. In addition to Urlacher, the Bears […]

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Likely Inactive Players For Sunday Versus The Bears

As Sunday steadily approaches and Wednesday and Thursday practices have been completed, you can read the tea leaves to get a good idea on who might be inactive for the Steelers in week 2 versus the Bears. Lawrence Timmons is still likely a week away from returning and the play thus far by Keyaron Fox […]

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Are The Bears Who We Think They Are?

The 2009 Chicago Bears bare some resemblance to the 2008 team that ranked 21st in passing offense, 26th in total yards per game and 21st in total yards per game on defense. Sure Jay Cutler has replaced Kyle Orton at quarterback and 3 new starters on the line have been added, but realistically the offense […]

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Chicago, Chicago Not A Steelers Town

Chicago is not a Steelers type of town. All time the Pittsburgh franchise is 1-10 against the Bears in Chicago dating back to October 18, 1936, when the then Pittsburgh Pirates lost 26-7 to the Bears. The Steelers were 0-10 in the windy city until Norm Johnson kicked a game winning overtime field goal on […]

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Tony Hills On Borrowed Time

You know second year tackle Tony Hills was not happy upon seeing his name on the inactive list for Thursday night\’s game versus Tennessee. What probably was even more painful was seeing rookie undrafted free agent lineman Ramon Foster was active instead of him. Hills has yet to make a game day active player list […]

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Bears Limp Into Week 2 Game Versus Steelers

While the overall time frame on the total amount of games that safety Troy Polamalu will miss for Steelers, the one thing we know for sure is that he will miss the week 2 game on Sunday versus the Chicago Bears. The Bears too will have major injury concerns as well after their Sunday night […]

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Week 1 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 1 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. Atlanta Falcons 20 Miami Dolphins 17 Baltimore Ravens 27 Kansas City Chiefs 13 Carolina Panthers 17 Philadelphia Eagles 14 Cincinnati Bengals 31 Denver Broncos 10 Cleveland Browns 20 Minnesota Vikings 16 New York Jets 27 Houston […]

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Head & Shoulders Curse Begins

With the start of the new NFL season has come the birth of another curse. The Head and Shoulders curse took it\’s first victim on Thursday night when safety Troy Polamalu sprained his left MCL in the first half. Polamalu recently had is first shampoo commercial air on Saturday night. How many more victims will […]

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Proof That Hit On Scaife By Harrison Not Dirty

Tennessee Titans tight end Bo Scaife suffered a left knee injury in the third quarter of Thursday night\’s season opener against the Steelers. After the game Scaife accused Steelers linebacker James Harrison of a cheap shot to his leg. Here is the quote: “He dove at my leg. It was a cheap shot, I have […]

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Steelers Get More From Moore

Lost in the win and the stellar performance of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, was the play of third down running back Mewelde Moore. Moore led all Steeler running backs with 36 total yards and more importantly produced 3 of the Steelers 19 first downs and the only one the Steelers had all night rushing. Moore will […]

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Just Ben Being Ben, Yinz Better Accept It

Herm Edwards said it best; “You play to win the game!” As I sit here Friday morning coating my bleeding ulcer with coffee, I am understanding that very phrase. I have just finished watching the replay of the Titans game for the second time and found myself still yelling at Ben to get rid of […]

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2009 Week 1 Game Recap: Steelers 13 Titans 10

The Steelers are the defending Super Bowl champions, but for the first 3 quarters on Thursday night, they looked like anything but. The Steelers passing game came alive late in the game, led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and defeated the Tennessee Titans 13-10 in overtime at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger was 33 for 43 through the […]

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7 Things To Look For Tonight Versus Tennessee

Essex/Colon vs Kearse/Jones – Tonight will be a great opening test for the right side of the offensive line. Trai Essex steps in at right guard for Darnell Stapleton. Essex should be an upgrade over Stapleton, but Jevon Kearse and Jason Jones are one of the best left side combos in the league. Joystick & […]

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