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Steelers Allowing 4 In 10 Drives Against To Score

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may overall still hold a fairly solid ranking with respect to their red-zone defense, having only allowed three touchdowns thus far through three games when opponents breach the end zone, there is another statistic that is much more worrying, and one that is growing. At the…





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Steelers’ Offense Set To Run Loose With Return Of ‘The Juice’

The Juice is Loose. Following a three-game suspension, Juice, otherwise known as Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, is set to rejoin his teammates this Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs and his return could not be better timed.  Coming off an ugly road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles,…


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Steelers Sign Jacob Hagen To Practice Squad

Round and round we go. The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have signed safety Jacob Hagen to their practice squad. We have signed DB Jacob Hagen to our practice squad. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 27, 2016 Hagen has been playing a dance with Brandon Brown-Dukes for the last 10…


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Shamarko Thomas Possible Beneficiary From Secondary Injuries

Shamarko Thomas saw one snap in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But he could be in store for a lot more playing time against Kansas City. The Steelers have a slew of injuries, including two at safety. Robert Golden sounds 50/50, at best, with a hamstring injury while Sean…


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Too Many Penalties, Fewer First Downs Doom Steelers In Loss

With one of the worst losses in recent memory, it’s hard to find many areas that the team excelled in during Sunday’s contest against the Eagles. And while, yes, it’s only one game in the large scheme of things, there is still plenty to pick apart from the team’s performance….


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Tomlin Defends Leaving Starters In For Entire Game

It certainly shouldn’t be the main takeaway from Sunday’s loss, or even the tenth, but by the end of the game, Steelers’ fans were left wondering why Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and company were still on the field. Mike Tomlin was asked about that decision during his weekly press conference….


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Tight End Usage Starkly Declines As Steelers Trail Against Eagles

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened with a 12 personnel look to being their first offensive series. With Jesse James lined up offset to the right of the offensive line and first-year tight end Xavier Grimble serving as the in-line blocker on the left side, though both ran a route…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 3: Steelers Versus Eagles

After opening the season with wins over two 2015 division champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on the road in week three to take on the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles. It was a disaster. The Steelers were completely dominated in every facet of the game and left as a battered football team,…


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Steelers Vs Eagles Positional Grades

Sunday’s trip to Philadelphia was nothing short of a disaster for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-3, marking the worst loss in the Mike Tomlin era. Not only was the score ugly, so too was the game itself in almost every facet of the game for…



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Remedying Pass Rush Starts With Increasing James Harrison’s Snaps

At this point of the season, there is no magic wand, no Excalibur’s sword, no secret potion to completely fix the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass rush. You roll with what you have, tweak the system and scheme a bit, and cross your fingers. That doesn’t mean changes can’t be made. They could,…


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Study: Why Keith Butler Needs To Start Sending Five

The sample size is small and the result maybe a little obvious but the Pittsburgh Steelers five man rush has produced the best results this season. Not burying the lede here. That’s the conclusion. Let’s show why. After three weeks, I sifted through the weekly charting we conduct to get…