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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Inactive Players Versus Lions

Baring any late changes, it now appears Limas Sweed will be back active this week and veteran Shaun McDonald will go back to the inactive list. Both Willie Parker and Troy Polamalu remain out injured. Offensive lineman Tony Hills and Kraig Urbik should assume their normal spots on the game day scratches as should defensive […]

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Another Shot For Limas Sweed, McDonald To Sit Sunday

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been busy sending messages to his second year 2008 draft picks the last few weeks. It started with running back Rashard Mendenhall, who was held to only special teams work after against Cincinnati, after a bad week of preparations during the week leading up to the game. Mendenhall responded […]

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Steelers Versus Lions Week 5 Preview & Prediction

The Steelers look to take out their previous 4 weeks frustrations against the detroit Lions on Sunday. At 2-2, no win has been easy up to this point. Even a 28-0 lead against the Chargers on Sunday night ended up turning into a nail biter. This Sunday second year running back Rashard Mendenhall will get […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Versus Detroit

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers visit the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Face Me Ike vs Megatron – Ike Taylor has done a stellar job versus opponents number one receiver this season. Last week it was Vincent Jackson, this week Calvin Johnson. If Johnson is shut down, […]

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Mendenhall Showing Trust & Vision

The play below against the San Diego Chargers, gives a great view of running back Rashard Mendenhall showing great trust, vision and tackle breaking ability all in one play. Now the blocking is crazy good here, but regardless, Mendenhall still knows that his responsibility will be the free safety. This is great power inside running.

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Don\’t Even Suggest Trading Willie Parker

I have read various message board post this week about how the Steelers should trade away running back Willie Parker before the season ends now that Rashard Mendenhall had one break out game as a starter. The truth is, while Mendenhall certainly looked great against a banged up 3-4 Chargers defense, it was only one […]

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Be On The Lookout For Phil Luckett In Detroit

The last time the Steelers played the Lions in Detroit is a memory most Steelers fans can not get out of their head. It was the infamous Thanksgiving Day game in 1998 that featured the coin-toss where Steelers running back Jerome Bettis calls tails but referee Phil Luckett says he called heads. Detroit won the […]

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Steelers Pass Target Report Through Week 4 2009

Below is the target report from the first 4 games of the season. The numbers that jump out the most is the completion percentage to Santonio Holmes along with the drops Holmes has had. It could be a number of things including the wrist injury that Holmes had early on that may be affecting him. […]

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Sound FX: Ben Roethlisberger Wired During Chargers Game Video

One thing is for certain, this team belongs to Ben Roethlisberger. His leadership in the video below, especially with running back Rashard Mendenhall is absolutely fantastic. He continues to remind him to hold on to the football and also to trust what he sees and go. The game really seems to be moving very slow […]

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Rashard Mendenhall – The First 50 Carries

The 29 carries running back Rashard Mendenhall had on Sunday night against the Chargers, put him over the 50 carry mark finally. I have compiled a list of most of the current starting running backs in the league and compiled their stats of each ones first 50 carries for a quick comparison of where Mendenhall […]

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Carey Davis Wins Game For Steelers

OK, Carey Davis really did not win the game for the Steelers, but his heads up play recovering the fumble of tight end Heath Miller resulted in 7 points just one play later. I mentioned earlier last week that I thought Davis would pay dividends some how and he already has. Below is some pictures […]

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Coming To An Endzone Near You: THE BIG LEGURSKY

Mike Tomlin and Bruce Arians unveiled a new goalline package on Sunday night versus the San Diego Chargers, in which big backup center Doug Legursky was lined up at fullback ahead of running back Rashard Mendenhall. The offensive line really did not need the help as you can see in the video below, but Legursky […]

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Steelers Should Hold Polamalu & Parker Out Until Bye

2-2 has never looked so good for Steelers fans, especially considering the injuries they have suffered to key players. While the Steelers have not had an extensive injury report in 2009, the ones on it have been key players. The loss of strong safety Troy Polamalu is an obvious huge loss. The Steelers defense is […]

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Tomlin Don\’t Give A Damn What You Think

Mike Tomlin put his balls on display for the whole world to see last night, but he could care less what you think about them. He just wanted to show them to you and prove they exist. Boy, do they! Faced with a 4th and 1 with 6:23 left in the first half and the […]

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2009 Week 4 Game Recap: Steelers 38 Chargers 28

What started out as a blowout, ended up as a nail biter, as the Steelers almost suffered another 4th quarter collapse. Steelers kicker Jeff Reed nailed a 46 yard field goal with 3:48 left in the game to lead the Steelers to a 38-28 win at Heinz Field. If the Steelers would of lost, it […]

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Steelers Versus Chargers Week 4 Preview & Prediction

The Steelers will be trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak since weeks the 2006 season when they host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night. The Chargers have never won in 13 regular-season matchups in Pittsburgh, and they lost 35-24 at Heinz Field in the divisional round of last season\’s playoffs. On offense, […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Versus San Diego

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night. 2nd Chance For Mendenhall – This is the time for Rashard Mendenhall to show us exactly what he is or isn\’t. This could be the game to establish he belongs not only in […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves For Sunday Night Steelers Inactive Players

Now that Isaac Redman has been activated to the active roster and Nick Eason has been released, it surely means Willie Parker will sit this week. Limas Sweed is almost certain to be inactive as Shaun McDonald will start at the #4 receiver spot. Offensive lineman Tony Hills and Kraig Urbik have yet to be […]

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1-3 Not A Playoff Death Sentence

Let us hope the Steelers rebound this Sunday night and take down the San Diego Chargers to move to 2-2. God forbid we don\’t win, 1-3 is not the death sentence for the Steelers. Since 1969, 9 Steelers teams have started the season 1-3. Of those 9 teams, 2 actually made the playoffs and a […]

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Willie Iffy, Troy No Way

When running back Willie Parker showed up as not participating in the Thursday practice report, it became a little fuzzier on whether or not he will indeed be ready to suit up Sunday night against the Chargers. The turf toe on the right foot seems to still be hurting FWP pretty good. If Parker can […]

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Chargers 3-4 Defense Just What The Doctor Ordered

Sunday night will mark the first team the Steelers face this season that plays a 3-4 defense. In 2008 the Steelers went 9-0 against teams that played the 3-4 front. This also included playoffs. Over those 9 games the Steelers averaged 113.89 rushing yards per game and 215.11 passing yards per game. Even throwing out […]

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Mike Mayock\’s Draft Day Comment On Limas Sweed

I was going through some old videos of Limas Sweed and came across the draft day remarks by NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock. His last statement in the video is chilling and right on the money. “My issue with this guy is he has got to be more consistent.” Mayock does not get a […]

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Carey Davis Was The Right Choice

Another punch in the stomach was suffered by all of the Isaac Redman and Frank Summers supporters today when “Frank the Tank” was placed on IR with a back injury and fullback Carey Davis was signed to take his place. Like it or not, Davis was the right choice. Keep in mind that tight end/fullback […]

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Old McDonald Needs A Hat – EE I EE I O

There are only so many times you can help a person back on to the horse that he has fallen off of numerous times. The horse starts getting concerned as does the guy helping the person back on the horse. Such is the case with second year receiver Limas Sweed. Sweed has only 7 catches […]

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All About The W\’s & The L\’s

I, like the rest of Steeler Nation am in mourning still after the loss to the Bengals. I have read many a blog post and forum postings over the last several hours and fingers are pointed in every direction. The Steelers very easily could be 3-0 at this point and just as easily 0-3. Regardless, […]

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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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