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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 Bortles under center Sunday. It […]

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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 a cover-2 look with safety […]

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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 44 accepted through the first […]

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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 offense and create matchup problems, […]

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James Harrison Active In First Game Back In Pittsburgh

After the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed James Harrison, I wrote that his conditioning, I did not believe, would play much of a role, if any, in terms of dictating his playing time. But even I did not anticipate him playing as much as he did in his first game. While Jason Worilds over at left outside […]

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Steelers Versus Buccaneers: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the coaches’ tape is released Wednesday. Key areas I’ll attempt to look at while reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. – I have a pretty good idea of what happened, the Bucs showed heavy pressure pre-snap looks (sugaring the “A” gaps), but […]

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Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert Finding His Place At Right Tackle

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert may have struggled through the first two games of the season somewhat, particularly in pass protection, where he was beaten for a pair of sacks in both of those contests. This was following a brand new long-term contract, to go along with some improved play showcased during the season, […]

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Steelers Film Room: Haley Used Packaged Play One Too Many Times Against Buccaneers

Just because a play or packaged play works once in a game doesn’t necessary mean that it will work twice and such was the case Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With 4:33 left in the first quarter, running back Le’Veon Bell Picked up 16 yards off of right […]

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Steelers Marcus Gilbert, Steve McLendon Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Buccaneers

Pro Football Focus now has there initial grades out for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 27-24 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and I am not very surprised that tackle Marcus Gilbert (3.6) graded out as the best player on offense. Gilbert has now put together two solid games after not playing well in […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers: Player Snap Counts Week 4

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 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 seeing a little […]

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Steelers Team Better, But Worse Off, Than A Year Ago

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a golden opportunity to get their year off to a 3-1 start, playing at home against a winless team. They were winning, in fact, for most of the second half—that is, until the last seven seconds, when Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon found wide receiver Vincent Jackson in the end […]

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Steelers See More Of Lance Moore In Week Four

As with last week, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore made a brief cameo appearance in yesterday afternoon’s game, only this time you didn’t have to ask yourself whether or not you really saw him out there. His first snap, in fact, was also his first reception as a Steeler, targeted by Ben Roethlisberger on […]

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Steelers Rediscovering Heath Miller’s Place In The Offense

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first brought Todd Haley into the fold as the team’s new offensive coordinator, he instantly turned to veteran tight end Heath Miller as a focal point for his offensive ideology. In 2012, Miller set career-highs in receiving yards and touchdown receptions topping 70 receptions (or 60 receptions for that matter) for […]

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Disheartening Loss Overshadows Strong Performance From Ben Roethlisberger

Somewhat lost in the aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ perplexing last-second loss to the heretofore winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the fact that the team’s franchise quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, had a strong game, despite taking five sacks and losing a fumble on one of them that resulted in seven points the other way. He finished […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Four vs. Buccaneers

By Michael K. Reynolds Even had the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to secure victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers they would have to be honestly appraised as an underwhelming 3-1 team. As it turns out, they are 2-2 following another devastating loss against a poor team, which is becoming a Mike Tomlin trademark. When considering how […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers: Winners And Losers From Week 4

There was plenty not to like Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and after rolling through the tape two full times, 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. Winners: Heath Miller […]

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Tomlin Needs To Start Trusting In His Offense To Win Games Late

As bad as the Pittsburgh Steelers defense played Sunday in their 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their offense still had a chance to put away the game. However, instead of giving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a chance to win the game on one play, the coaching staff decided they would play it safe. Backed […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Caught A Career-High 10 Passes In Sunday Loss

There are only a few positives to take away from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One of those positives was the play of tight end Heath Miller. Miller, who is in his 10th year with the Steelers, had a career-high 10 receptions Sunday in the loss. Miller had previously […]

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Buccaneers Had Just Put In Deep Pass Play To Louis Murphy This Week

Through the first three quarters of the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the defense had only surrendered one explosive play of 20 yards or more and that was the deep pass completed to rookie wide receiver Mike Evans down the left sideline against cornerback William Gay. In the fourth quarter, however, […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Sets New NFL Record In Loss To Buccaneers

While I doubt that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will be celebrating tonight, it’s worth noting that the former sixth-round draft pick did manage to set a new record Sunday in the loss to the Tampa Buccaneers. With his seven catches for 131 yards Sunday, Brown is now the first player in NFL history […]

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Steelers Embarrass Themselves In 27-24 Loss To Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon hit wide receiver Vincent Jackson with a five-yard touchdown pass with seven seconds remaining in regulation to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 at Heinz Field. After only allowing 64 total yards of net offense in the first half, the Steelers defense gave up 286 in the second half along […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers dug themselves an early 10-0 hole against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they scored 17 unanswered to close out the first half, with Ben Roethlisberger finding Antonio Brown in the end zone twice. Still, the Steelers outgained the visiting team by nearly 200 yards in the first half. Tampa Bay starts the second half with the […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

We learned pre-game that Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Ramon Foster will miss his second straight game, meaning that Cody Wallace will get his second straight start there. Brice McCain will play in the slot on defense, according to earlier reports. The Steelers are looking to improve to 3-1 over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dri Archer was back to receive the […]

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NFL Week 4 Picks & Predictions – Dave Bryan & David Todd – 2014

Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I pick all of the NFL games against the spread and we will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. Here is a link to the Friday episode. We use the spreads that we see […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers play host to the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers this afternoon, coming off a Pyrrhic victory that saw the team win by 18 points, but finish down three starters on defense. Of course, the team was well on its way to 0-4 by this time last year, so the 2-1 start is certainly […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers play host to the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers this afternoon, coming off a Pyrrhic victory that saw the team win by 18 points, but finish down three starters on defense. Of course, the team was well on its way to 0-4 by this time last year, so the 2-1 start is certainly […]

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