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Mike Tomlin And The Distinction Between Reality And Stereotype

Before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was interviewed for a previously recorded pre-game segment, during which Fox NFL sideline reporter Laura Okmin asked him about his thoughts on being labelled a “player’s coach”. While he preceded his statement…


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Tomlin Expects Rebound From Wing After Wearing Poor Punt This Week

While it’s not the sole reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers lost Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 29-yard punt by Brad Wing with 50 seconds left in regulation certainly didn’t help matters. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he looks forward to seeing his…


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Roethlisberger To Brown Connection The Best In The League

Through the first quarter of the 2014 season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger boasts a quarterback rating of 99.7 following a three-touchdown, zero-interception performance. That figure would rank as the third-best in his career, while it currently places him seventh in the league for this season behind six quarterbacks with…


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Tomlin To Take Extreme Measures?

By Michael K. Reynolds Obviously the performance of Pittsburgh Steelers players and coaches was below the line against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Because of this, head coach Mike Tomlin, who until this week was known as a “players coach” is pulling off the gloves. During this week’s press conference Tomlin…


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Steelers Run Defense Improved Over Past Two Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was pounded on the ground for much of the first two weeks of the season, giving up 191 yards in the season opener and another 157 in the Thursday night loss four days later. In the first game against the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers allowed two…


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Steelers Special Teams Played Its Role In Sunday’s Loss

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered one of their more frustrating losses in recent years this past Sunday, allowing the go-ahead touchdown drive in the fourth quarter with just seven seconds remaining on the clock. And in more than any other game this season, the performance of the special teams units played…



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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Buccaneers

By David Todd In one of the most disappointing games in the history of Heinz Field, and the disappointing games are coming a lot more frequently the past few years, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 27-24 to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Continuing an early season trend, the Steelers committed…




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Steelers Open As Seven Point Road Favorites Over Jaguars

For a second week in a row the Pittsburgh Steelers will play a winless team as they will now travel to Florida to play the 0-4 Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at EverBank Field. The Steelers opened up as seven point road favorites over the Jaguars, who will have rookie quarterback Blake…


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Steelers Film Room: Murphy For 41 Yards In 4th Quarter

The biggest play that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had against the Pittsburgh Steelers was the 41-yard completion to Louis Murphy from quarterback Mike Glennon with 35 seconds left in the game. I thought all of you might like to see this play broken down properly. Pre snap, the Steelers show…


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No Sign Of Stopping Penalty Trend For Steelers

Through the first quarter of the 2014 regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been penalized 21 times on offense, with 17 of them being accepted. Another 23 penalties were committed by the defense, with 17 accepted. On special teams, all 10 committed infractions were accepted. That’s 56 penalties committed with…


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Dri Archer Yet To Break Out For Steelers

Todd Haley, Mike Tomlin, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were very excited when they got the opportunity to draft running back slash wide receiver Dri Archer with the first overall compensatory pick in the third round back in May. His 4.2 speed and versatility, the thinking went, would open up the…