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2014-2015 National Football League Important Dates

On Wednesday the NFL released their important dates and calender for 2014-2015 and I have formatted it up for you below. 2014 Dec. 29 Clubs may begin signing free agent players for the 2015 season. Dec. 29 Clubs may renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was…


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2014 NFL Playoff Scenarios For Week 16

Week 16 of the 2014 NFL season is now almost upon us and the playoff scenarios for this week were released a few days ago. By now, you should be well aware that the Pittsburgh Steelers can clinch a playoff spot on Sunday by beating the Kansas City Chiefs at…


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While Not His Speciality, Chiefs QB Alex Smith Can Still Go Deep

Against the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed quarterback Matt Ryan to complete 4-of-6 passes thrown more than 15 yards past the line of scrimmage. While allowing 66.7% of all deep passes to completed against you is never a good thing, at least only one of…


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Steelers Right Side Running Game Suffering Without T Marcus Gilbert

Even though he practiced all last week, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert did not dress for the Sunday game against the Atlanta Falcons. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that while Gilbert didn’t suffer any sort of a setback with his ankle injury last week, he…


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Le’Veon Bell Reaching Rare Air As Dual Threat

In just his second season in the league, Le’Veon Bell has already established himself as one of the premiere players at his position, and now he’s even doing so without even getting a breather. The Pittsburgh Steelers have taken to making Dri Archer inactive, and the only snaps given to…


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Shamarko Thomas Not Playing On Defense No Cause For Concern

In case you haven’t noticed, there are many who follow the Pittsburgh Steelers who are finding themselves disappointed with the lack of ‘progress’, and/or playing time, of second-year strong safety Shamarko Thomas. The Steelers traded away a 2014 third-round draft pick to select him in the fourth round in 2013….



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Ryan Shazier May Be An Asset Against Chiefs’ Passing Attack

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier finally returned to the field on defense for the first time in five games against the Atlanta Falcons, playing four snaps and registering two tackles in the process. The first-rounder, who began the season as a starter, has battled injuries during his freshman…


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There May Be No Good Option At Right Tackle Against Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert has missed the team’s last three games since the bye week after suffering a knee injury during practice. There was optimism that he would be able to return to the field for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, but that obviously did not…



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Steelers To Face Chiefs Top-Rated Red Zone Defense This Sunday

When the Kansas City Chiefs visit Heinz Field this Sunday to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, they’ll bring with them the leagues’ top-rated red zone defense. So far this season, the Chiefs defense has only allowed 18 scores out of 47 trips (38.3%) inside their red zone. On top of…



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Steelers Film Room: William Gay’s Pick Six

Cornerback William Gay set a Pittsburgh Steelers’ record with his third pick six of the season with his 52 yard return Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. We’ll break down the interception below. DOWN/DISTANCE: 1st and 10 PERSONNEL: Ace (1 RB 2 TE) DEFENSE: Base 3-4 COVERAGE: Cover 1 The Falcons…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 14 vs. Falcons

The Pittsburgh Steelers thrilled their fans with a critical 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons with an impressive and daring offensive closeout of the game. With only two games left in the playoffs pursuit and Steelers Nation starting to get that super feeling again here are your Rapid Fire Conclusions:…


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Steelers Get Plenty Of Use Out Of Depth On Defense In Atlanta

On Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense cycled through most of its roster, with 19 different players playing at least three snaps in the game. That included cornerback B.W. Webb seeing his first time on defense all year for the Steelers. The team rotated all five…