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Arthur Moats A Larger Threat To Playing Time For James Harrison Than Conditioning

Head coach Mike Tomlin preached caution when it comes to expecting the newly re-signed James Harrison to contribute to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ winning efforts on defense, emphasizing that little is determined at this point. While that may be true, he gave a similar speech regarding the participation of another veteran re-signing late in the process, […]

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2014 NFL Week 3 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With Week 3 now behind us, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. While it’s still a bit early to give any hard analysis on these numbers, you can really see the haves and the have nots when it comes to both the passing offenses […]

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Steelers Marcus Gilbert, Lawrence Timmons Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Panthers

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert didn’t play very well in the first two games of the 2014 season, but he had a nice bounce-back game Sunday night in the win over the Carolina Panthers. Gilbert’s excellent run blocking was way above the line Sunday night and combined with him only giving up one quarterback […]

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James Harrison Signing Comes Amid Heightened Concern Over Domestic Violence

The Pittsburgh Steelers earlier today officially re-signed outside linebacker James Harrison, who was originally released by the team before the 2013 season in a salary cap maneuver, and who only earlier this month officially retired from the game. The move was prompted by the long-term injury sustained by Steelers second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who […]

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Lance Moore Currently Riding On Caboose Of Steelers Fast Moving Train

Despite being healthy and active Sunday night for the first time since he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, veteran wide receiver Lance Moore only played one snap in the win over the Carolina Panthers. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if second-year wide receiver Justin Brown has moved ahead of […]

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Steelers Defensive Assistant Joey Porter Caught Hell For Chest Bump Fail

Following a fourth quarter get-off on third down Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward gave defensive assistant Joey Porter an unforgettable chest bump as he came off of the field. It’s been nearly 48 hours since Porter was sent flying off of his feet, yet several Steelers players and […]

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Tomlin Looking At All Options When It Comes To Nickel Sub-Package

With veteran cornerback Ike Taylor now sidelined for several weeks with a broken right forearm, William Gay will start opposite Cortez Allen in the Pittsburgh Steelers base defense. When it comes to the Steelers nickel sub-package, however, there appears to be some uncertainty as to who the third cornerback will be. After Taylor left the […]

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Steelers LB James Harrison Gets His No. 92 From Daniel McCullers

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will wear his old No. 92 after being signed back to the team on Tuesday. Rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers has been keeping guard over Harrison’s jersey since the start of the season, but being as he’s been inactive for the first three games of the 2014 season, […]

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Gradkowski, Hubbard Make Their Debuts In Blowout Steelers Victory

It’s rarely a good thing to see your team’s backup quarterback in the game, especially for Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that doesn’t blow a lot of teams away on the scoreboard with a veteran quarterback that almost always misses at least a start or two every season. That’s why the Steelers […]

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Steelers Backs Turning Tomlin’s Vision Into Reality

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave free agent running back LeGarrette Blount the hard sell during the offseason, essentially telling him that he envisioned Blount and starter Le’Veon Bell as a one-two punch of sorts. That tandem hit it off quite well on a personal level, establishing a friendship early on, as well as […]

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Ike Taylor Must Race The Clock To Stay A Steeler

By Melanie Friedlander, MD, FACS The Pittsburgh Steelers defense came home from North Carolina having played their part in a dominant win over the Panthers, but it came at a terrible price.  3 starters went down within 7 snaps a mere 5 minutes into the second half (sounds like a math problem, but that will come […]

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Steelers Finally Use Will Johnson As Run Game Explodes

During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers, I joked early on that fullback Will Johnson had bought himself a season-long exile on the bench after he dropped a pass early in the game. I was joking, of course, but there tends to be a lining of truth in all humor. After all, […]

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Improved Tackling Leads To Improved Defense For Steelers

There was a time when any more than a modest handful of missed tackles was a sloppy game for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense under Dick LeBeau. But that’s now considered a good day at the office, and Sunday night’s victory over the Carolina Panthers was just such a day. Missed tackles have been plaguing this […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer in anticipation of the all-22 tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Carolina Panthers. – The Steelers had one of their best games on the ground in a long time. The offensive line dominated but the end zone angle will give us a great look at Le’Veon Bell’s […]

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2014 NFL Week 3 TOX Stats

I know that all of you got up early in anticipation of the Week 3 TOX Stats being released and I have them complied for you below. In Week 3, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat went 7-2 (77.8%). The Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans were the two teams not to win […]

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James Harrison Has A Score To Settle

By Michael K. Reynolds Does returning linebacker James Harrison have anything left in the tank? Will he dominate in the NFL again? Probably not. And it won’t matter. The premature ending of his retirement is an absolutely no risk proposition for both the wonderfully ill mannered linebacker and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison can’t cover? Then […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Panthers

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers got a chance to perform on the road in front of a national television audience for the second week in a row and it was a completely different outcome this time. After being outclassed in Baltimore last week, the Steelers dominated the Carolina Panthers 37-19, snapping Carolina’s five game […]

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Here’s To James Harrison Proving The Doubters Wrong One Last Time

Following the 2014 NFL Draft, my initial Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster prediction included linebacker James Harrison. Here is the analysis that I wrote way back in May. Yeah, I went there with Harrison for now. Where will the depth come from? Even if Zumwalt can play some outside, you really have to wonder about […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Winners And Losers From Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked much better in their Sunday night road win over the Carolina Panthers and after two passes back through the game rewind, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed. […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Three vs. Panthers

By Michael K. Reynolds Before the bright lights of Sunday’s nationally broadcast game against the Carolina Panthers, the young and heavily remodeled Pittsburgh Steelers might have given the league and their fans a glimpse into a fabulous future. No. The defense wasn’t perfect and Carolina’s offense isn’t exactly explosive. But this was a dominating running […]

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Steelers Unlikely To Reach Out To Recently Retired LB James Harrison With Jarvis Jones Sidelined

With Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones likely be sidelined for an extended amount of time following the wrist injury that he suffered Sunday night in the 37-19 win over the Carolina Panthers, speculation is already running rampant that the team will approach former linebacker James Harrison about coming out of his recent retirement. As […]

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Steelers Defense Far From Being Fixed Despite Big Win Over Panthers

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did manage to register a big road win Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, it’s way too early to deem their defense that allowed 736 yards of offense in the first two games of the season as being fixed. Fortunately for the Steelers, the Panthers didn’t have the ability to run […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Passes Santonio Holmes On Franchise Receiving Yards List

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t the only player to move up an all-time list Sunday night as wide receiver Antonio Brown managed to climb higher in the Steelers record books in the win over the Carolina Panthers. With his 90 yards receiving on 10 catches Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, Brown passed Santonio Holmes for […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Player Snap Counts Week 3

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night win over the Carolina Panthers, according to the official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. As far as the offense goes, there are no big surprises outside of wide receiver Lance Moore only seeing the field […]

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Steelers Finally Get A Takeway Without A Giveway On Offense

It only took, by my count, 157 plays, but the Pittsburgh Steelers defense finally recorded its first turnover of the season last night against the Carolina Panthers. It happened on the opening drive of the third quarter when outside linebacker Jarvis Jones beat left tackle Byron Bell for a sack, cutting inside and jamming his […]

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Steelers Play Justin Brown Over Lance Moore Despite Veteran’s Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers gained the services of free agent wide receiver Lance Moore last night for the first time in four weeks after the veteran missed the first two games of the regular season, in addition to the final two games of the preseason. Yet they certainly didn’t make liberal use of him against the […]

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