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Steelers Bye Week Yet Again Comes At Perfect Moment

Week 8 of the NFL season is upon us. The Steelers are 4-3; they remain loosely gripped on the division lead, and are now heading to the bye week. We seemingly say this every year, but it appears that this week off could not have come at a better time….


Steelers Point Differential Shows Most Inconsistent Start Since 1996

To the viewers eyes at home it is obvious that the 4-3 Pittsburgh Steelers are an inconsistent bunch as the Mike Tomlin-led team has brutally dominated some opponents while looking hopeless against others. With no middle ground between winning big and losing ugly, the Steelers find themselves off to their…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 7: Steelers Versus Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 27-16 on Sunday at Heinz Field to the New England Patriots. It was an expected and fair result, but one that was less than satisfying for a Steelers team that rallied back from an early deficit and was right where it wanted to be, down only…




Don’t Buy Into Tomlin’s Explanation For Run Defense Woes

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ run defense is a problem. That much is obvious to everyone. The why is a lot more interesting. In his post game press conference yesterday, Mike Tomlin sought an explanation.  “We acknowledge schematically we were willing to bleed a little bit in the run game in an effort to…


Steelers Secondary Lacking Splash On Historic Level

I know we’ve talked about this a ton and Dave Bryan wrote a scathing but accurate portrayal of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense yesterday. So forgive me for twisting the knife a little further. But one of the most astounding stats of the season is this secondary’s inability to create turnovers….


Le’Veon Bell More Integral To Passing Game Than Ever

I’m not sure if you have noticed, or really paid much attention, given everything that has been going on with the Pittsburgh Steelers over the course of the past few weeks, but the reception rate that running back Le’Veon Bell is at is actually kind of ridiculous for his position….


A Healthy Heyward The Best Answer Steelers Can Hope For

Did you catch some of the remarks of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end and defensive co-captain Cameron Heyward yesterday? They were pointed, and they weren’t pretty. We brought them to you yesterday as he more or less laid into his teammates after they gave up over 350 yards on the ground…


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Joe Flacco Plans To Spend Bye Week Rehabbing Injured Shoulder

While the Baltimore Ravens have had a truly awful October—and late September—having dropped four straight games, things could be worse. Their franchise quarterback, Joe Flacco, who missed the last several games of last season after tearing his ACL, suffered a shoulder injury in the Ravens’ Week Six loss to the…


2016 South Side Questions: How Bad Is Wheaton’s Shoulder?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…



Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Patriots Week 7

7 gut reactions from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 7 loss to the New England Patriots: 1 – The Steelers’ offense left too many points on the field to come away with a win. The Patriots had two turnovers that gave the Steelers offensive unit great field position. The results? Landry Jones…


Chris Hubbard: Refs Said They Shouldn’t Have Thrown Flag On Hold

It wasn’t the defining play of the game but it sure could’ve changed the final outcome. Chris Hubbard was flagged for a holding call on Jamie Collins late in the second quarter, negating a touchdown to Darrius Heyward-Bey. With it, the Pittsburgh Steelers would’ve roared back, tying the game at 14. Instead,…