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Audio: Friday Interview With Josh Taylor On Trib Live Radio

Friday afternoon I again joined Josh Taylor for an interview on his show that can be heard on Trib Live Radio and we covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare to play the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at Heinz Field. We discuss the Friday injury report in addition…


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Steelers Film Room: Near Sacks Result in Splash Plays

Splash plays and a lack of sacks. Two components that have made this version of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense difficult to watch and certainly uncharacteristic of seasons past. Those two areas can be separated by inches and fractions of a second. And after combing through some of the recent big…


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Chiefs Defense Susceptible To Runs Between The 20s

While the Kansas City Chiefs defense is impressive when it comes to not giving up deep passes and keeping opponents out of their own end zone, they have shown this season that they can be run on between the 20s. Entering Week 16, the Chiefs defense has allowed an average…


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The End Of Troy Polamalu’s Illustrious Career Might Be Very Near

The Pittsburgh Steelers have two games remaining in their 2014 regular season and should they fail to make the playoffs, there’s a chance that those final two contests could be the last ones played by safety Troy Polamalu. During a Thursday interview on 93.7 The Fan, Ed Bouchette of the…


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2014 NFL Week 15 TOX Stats

Week 15 of the NFL season got underway Thursday night and here are you updated TOX stats from Week 15. In Week 15 the teams with a plus two or better TOX number went 7-1 (87.5%). The only team to buck the stat in Week 15 were the New York…



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Steelers Vs. Falcons Game Rewind – Second Half

Breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15. Second Half – 46 yard completion to Devin Hester to begin the second half. Eight in the box for the Steelers with a safety blitz. Only two defenders to the screen side on the catch. Schematic…


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Steelers Vs. Falcons Game Rewind – First Half

Breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Robert Golden, Sean Spence, Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth/Michael Palmer, Cody Wallace/Will Johnson form the wedge, and Josh Harris served as the upback for Markus…


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Steelers Showing Versatility In Offensive Personnel, Usage

The Pittsburgh Steelers may still pass more than they run the ball, the offense still feels as though it has been more balanced than it has in recent years. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley has done of good job of varying personnel packages and being multiple from those packages, in addition…


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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Expects To Play Sunday Against Chiefs

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it sound like there was no guarantee that right tackle Marcus Gilbert would return to the starting lineup this week against the Kansas City Chiefs after missing the last three games with an ankle injury. On Wednesday, however,…


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Steelers Will Have Decision To Make If James Harrison Is Healthy

Ever since suffering a knee injury at some point during the course of the game three weeks ago against the New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison has been slow to return to the field. This was in spite of the fact that he had just recently taken…


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Steelers Must Prevent Chiefs QB Alex Smith From Making Plays With His Legs

This coming Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will have their hands full trying to contain the Kansas City Chiefs two-headed rushing attack of running backs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis. If that’s not enough, they’ll also have to make sure that they contain Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who’s not afraid…


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Steelers vs Falcons Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Steelers opened in their base package, and were immediately victimized on the screen game. Troy Polamalu appeared to at least nearly tip the ball, but Sean Spence, the nearest…


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Steelers vs Falcons First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Steelers opened the game in a running set, with three tight ends on the field, and threw a completion for nine yards. The same formation stayed on the field…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Falcons

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their December playoff push with a 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the Georgia Dome. The win raised their record to 9-5 and means the team could clinch their first playoff berth in three seasons with a home win over Kansas City this…