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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 17 Versus Miami

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Miami Dolphins. Wildcat Hunting – The Steelers struggled against the Browns offense that ran Joshua Cribbs out of the Wildcat. The Dolphins run it without many flaws. Even though running back Ronnie Brown is missing, the Dolphins offense […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Week 17 Inactive Players Versus Dolphins

This weeks tea leaves are pretty murky as far as game day inactives versus the Dolphins on Sunday. Quarterback Charlie Batch will be the number 3 again with all likelihood this week as Dennis Dixon is the clear number 2 now. Safety Troy Polamalu and guard Chris Kemoeatu in all likelihood will be inactive this […]

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Outside Chance Casey Hampton Could Be Back In 2010

There is a pretty good chance that Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton could be playing his final game in a Steelers uniform on Sunday versus the Miami Dolphins. Big Snack is an unrestricted free agent and will be 33 by the time the 2010 season starts. His return to Pittsburgh will likely decided by whether […]

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Grisham Gets First NFL Catch, Ties Sweed 2009 Output

Lost in all of the Frank Summers and Isaac Redman training camp buzz, was the buzz about undrafted wide receiver Tyler Grisham. Many Steelers beat writers and bloggers joked that they never actually saw Grisham drop a ball during training camp and nearly every catch he made was a thing of beauty. While Grisham had […]

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Steelers Fans Need To Stop Blaming The Colts

Did we all want to the Colts to beat the Jets yesterday? Absolutely! Were we all sick to our stomachs when we saw Curtis Painter take the keys to the Colts offense? Without a doubt. Were we all mad at Colts coaching staff and front office for not recognizing NFL history and greatness laid out […]

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Don\’t Count On Polamalu Playing Against Dolphins

Had the Steelers not beaten the Ravens yesterday, it would of been quite fathomable that Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu would of been placed on injured reserve for the final week of the season. While the MRI last Tuesday on Polamalu\’s knee was considered favorable by media accounts, Polamalu did not practice at all last […]

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2009 Week 16 Game Recap: Steelers 23 Ravens 20

Mike Tomlin said it best following the Steelers 23-20 win on Sunday versus the Baltimore Ravens. Not dead yet! That is pretty much the long and short of it following an afternoon of some good and bad Steelers football. The Steelers defense, who had been responsible for several 4th quarter collapses this season, did not […]

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Steelers Playoff Scenarios – Week 17 Wild Card

Here is the long and short of what the Steelers need in week 17 to get either the #5 or #6 Wild Card seeds in the AFC. Regardless, the Steelers MUST beat the Miami Dolphins and the Texans must lose or tie the New England Patriots. Both of those things must happen for starters. Below […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 16 Preview & Prediction

Would you want it any other way as a Steelers fan? A week 16 matchup that means a ton to both teams playoff wise. The Ravens are currently on the inside looking out, while the Steelers are on the outside looking in. At the end of the day on Sunday, the Steelers could have their […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 16 Versus Baltimore

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens. Silverback And The Blindside – James Harrison showed up on the Friday injury report as questionable with a bicep injury, but all signs still point to him playing. Harrison very well could be lining up against […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Week 16 Inactive Players Versus Ravens

This weeks tea leaves are pretty clear as far as game day inactives versus the Ravens on Sunday. Quarterback Charlie Batch will be the number 3 again with all likelihood this week as Dennis Dixon is the clear number 2 now. Safety Troy Polamalu is out once again. Guard Chris Kemoeatu will also be inactive […]

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Steelers Miss Polamalu Most In 4th Quarter

This is not a post that will make you jump out of your chair. All of Steeler Nation knows how much the loss of strong safety Troy Polamalu has been to the defense. Where they are really missing him most is in the 4th quarter. Another “Captain Obvious” statement I know, but the numbers in […]

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Mike Tomlin Played To Win The Game

We all remember the words of then Jets head coach, Herm Edwards. You play to win the game! Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did this very thing on Sunday by calling for an onsides kick, while ahead and with 3:58 left in the game. Unorthodox and unthinkable for sure. The main goal of the call […]

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2009 Week 15 Game Recap: Steelers 37 Packers 36

Coming off of a five game losing streak, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin decided to do something about it himself, with a little help from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as well. After kicker Jeff Reed kicked a 43 yard field goal to put the Steelers up 30-28 with 3:58 left in the game, Tomlin did the […]

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Steelers Playoff Scenarios – Wild Card

Here is the long and short of what the Steelers need in the Wild Card Playoff Scenarios following the week 15 win versus the Packers. First, the Steelers must win out versus Baltimore and Miami. Next, the Jets and Jaguars must lose or tie at least one of their remaining games. Lastly, the Broncos must […]

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Steelers Versus Packers Week 15 Preview & Prediction

Losing 5 straight games and falling almost completely out of playoff contention has put head coach Mike Tomlin a position to see exactly what type of coach he is. The Steelers need a ton of help to make the playoffs and they must start by helping themselves. On offense it would be advisable to run […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Week 15 Versus Green Bay

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers. 4th Quarter Interception/Any Interception – The Steelers are 3-0 in games that they have intercepted a pass in the 4th quarter of a game. The cornerbacks have still yet to intercept a pass all season. […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Week 15 Inactive Players Versus Packers

This weeks tea leaves are a little murky as far as game day inactives versus the Packers on Sunday, because of the injuries. Quarterback Charlie Batch will in all likelihood be the number 3 again this week. Safety Troy Polamalu, guard Chris Kemoeatu and wide receiver Limas Sweed have all be ruled out. Tackle Tony […]

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Steelers 4th Quarter Defensive Stats Versus Rest Of NFL

Although the Steelers defense ranks well overall in statistical categories, they are deceiving rankings as we all know. All you need to do is look at the Steelers defensive 4th quarter stats to see why after 13 games, we are 6-7. These stats are total, not net. Sacks have not bee figured in. These stats […]

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NFL QB Leaders – Big Play Passes – Through Week 14

A reader asked me if I could compile a list of rankings for pass plays greater than 25 yards. Below is a table of rankings and the number of big pass plays each quarterback has had over 25 yards. Ben Roethlisberger is in 11th on this list about where you would expect him to be. […]

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Steelers 3rd Down Stats Woes

The article by John Harris and the Steelers 2009 3rd downs woes got me thinking about what the Steelers offensive stats on 3rd and short this year. I classify 3rd and short to be 3 yards or less. This should be a high conversion rate to play winning football. Converting these 3rd and shorts ought […]

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Roethlisberger 3rd Down Stats – Why Ben Is A Better Run First Quarterback

The Bruce Arians haters will absolutely love this post. It is proof that Ben Roethlisberger is better suited in a run first type offense. Arians did this initially in 2007, but has since drifted off into his pass first offense. The most noticeable difference is what happens on 3rd down with Ben and a pass […]

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Rashard Mendenhall Stats At 200 Carry Mark

Second year running back has now carried the ball 213 times in his young NFL career. I thought I would compile his stats for his first 200 carries and compare them to the some other running backs currently in the NFL at the same point in their careers at the 200 carry mark. You can […]

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Arians Revealed Steelers True Offensive Identity In Cleveland

It may seem like an insignificant play as it was only the 3rd play on offense, but the the 3rd and 1 play call Thursday night against Cleveland revealed the Steelers true identity on offense once and for all. Sure this is not a mind blowing revelation to anyone who has watched every Steelers game […]

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Video Of Cleveland Browns Sacks Against Steelers

WARNING: The video you are about to see is not suitable for all audiences. Please ask all women, children and pets to leave the room before playing. Rob Ryan does a great job of using a walking around defensive front and disguised blitzes to get to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Pretty much beating the offensive line […]

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Cracks In The Defensive Armor Started Showing In The Super Bowl

Armchair quarterbacking in the NFL is the easiest job in the world. It let\’s all of us present the obvious as if it is earth shattering news and foresight. Such is the case with the 2009 Steelers. The incredible high of winning our 6th Super Bowl after an improbable playoff run, made it easy to […]

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