Steelers Bye Week: Friday Night Five Questions

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off this week, but that doesn’t mean that I am going to let you have the week off. As usual, I have five questions for you that I would like you to answer concerning the Steelers. If you will, please answer each as thoroughly as possible….

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Blount Not Guaranteed Extensive Playing Time With Patriots

The New England Patriots signed running back LeGarrette Blount on Thursday following him being waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday. During his Friday talk with the media, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick indicated that Blount’s playing time moving forward into the final third of the season with the team…

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Value Of Lance Moore Not Limited To Playing Time

Lance Moore was supposed to be a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense this season after the team signed him to a two-year, $3 million contract. Lance Moore has 11 catches in the nine games he’s played, although he is in a four-way tie for third on the team…

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James Harrison Seems Poised To Finish As A Starter

Although nobody seems to care (neither Pro Football Focus nor the league’s official statistics list it), James Harrison made his first career start for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2012 on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, dropping in coverage as he watched William Gay return an interception for a touchdown….

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Steelers vs Titans Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The Steelers got the second half off to a positive start after the jarring momentum swing of the last minute of the second quarter, forcing a three…

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Steelers vs Titans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The first observation is obvious: the Steelers may have finally found a return man in Markus Wheaton. I don’t think any other Steelers returner has even been…

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2014 NFL Week 11 TOX Stats

I have now compiled the TOX stats through Week 11 of the 2014 NFL season and this week we had the plus two or better teams go a combined 6-3 (66.7%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 98-17 (85.2%). Keep in mind that…

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Titans Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of the five given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Tennessee Titans in Week 11. 3rd and 11, 10:17 2nd. Shotgun, 11. Dri Archer motioned from the backfield out wide to a trips look. Steelers blocking with six, including Heath Miller on a block/release….

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Le’Veon Bell Has Had Lighter Workload As A Runner Than Last Year

After the expulsion of free agent signing LeGarrette Blount, and the promotion of running back Josh Harris from the practice squad, the Steelers now have a grand total of 12 carries’ worth of experience at the position behind starter Le’Veon Bell. Rookie Dri Archer has carried the ball eight times…

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Ross Ventrone Getting Back Up To Speed On Special Teams

Safety Ross Ventrone was a fringe roster hopeful last year when he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, hoping to earn his keep on special teams. A missed play or two during the preseason quashed any hopes of making the team in 2013, however, not to mention the fact that the…

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Steelers Will Benefit From Further AFC North Cannibalism

The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being in arguably the toughest—and certainly the closest—division in football right now, with the AFC North being the only division in the league in which no team has a losing record. In fact, all four teams in the division have…