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Video: Kemoeatu Brothers Talk About Kidney Transplant On The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Chris Kemoeatu and his brother, former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu, made an appearance Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about their recent kidney transplant surgeries. Ma’ake, the oldest of the two, donated one of his kidneys to Chris, who had been battling kidney disease. The surgery took […]

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Steelers Film Room: Would-Have, Could-Have, Should-Have Play Against Buccaneers

Two plays prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers failed run on third down and five with 1:35 left in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the offense faced a second down and eight with 1:40 left on the clock. Had they picked up a first down on the play, the Buccaneers would’ve had to burn […]

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2014 NFL Week 4 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With Week 4 now behind us and Week 5 about to get underway later this evening, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. It’s still a bit early to give any hard analysis on these numbers, but we are starting to get a real good […]

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Shamarko Thomas Still Contributing To Steelers

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers refuse to put him on the field, they have never tried to hide just how much they like second-year strong safety Shamarko Thomas. In fact, the fact that they like him as much as they do perhaps contributes to his lack of playing time this year on the defensive side […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Second Half Notes And Observations

hgerBelow are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It only took the Buccaneers two and a half minutes to get into the end zone. The big strike came from Mike Glennon to Mike Evans in front of William Gay for 40 yards […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Steelers opened in a three-tight end set, if you include Will Johnson, who was lined up far right to receive a screen pass on first down. David DeCastro failed to cut his man […]

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Stephon Tuitt Growing, But Snaps Are Limited

Despite Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau saying after the draft that Stephon Tuitt was a young player that was going to play a lot of snaps as a rookie, he is currently only on pace for 140 snaps this year. Through the first four games, the Steelers’ second-round defensive end has played just 35 […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Buccaneers Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Below is a breakdown of the five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2nd and 10, 14:27 1st. Shotgun, 11 personnel. Steelers have five blocking versus a four man rush. Ben Roethlisberger is sacked in 2.2 seconds. Hardly any time for the route to develop. […]

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Roethlisberger Talks Run-Pass Options In Late Third Down Play Against Buccaneers

There’s been a lot of discussion about the run-pass option play the Pittsburgh Steelers ran on third down with five yards to go with less than two minutes to go that could have won the game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During his Wednesday session with the media, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked if […]

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Steelers TE Heath Miller Off To A Great Start In 2014

Thanks in part to his career-high 10 catches Sunday in the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller now has 21 catches through the first four games of the season. Only once in his career has Miller had more catches than that through the first four games played and that […]

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2014 NFL Week 4 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 4 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week the teams with a plus two or better TOX stat went a perfect 12-0 (100%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 39-4 (90.7%). Keep in mind that the expected […]

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Mike Florio Says Steelers Mike Tomlin Is Behaving Like He’s On The Hot Seat

During the recent episode of PFT Live, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk examined which coaches or front office people should be on the hot seat after Week 4 of the season and he has Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin listed at No. 5. While Florio doesn’t believe that the Steelers will fire Tomlin […]

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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 by saying that the label […]

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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 young punter bounce back from […]

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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 a rating of 100 or […]

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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 announced his strategies for fixing […]

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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 rookie backs to run over […]

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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 a role in that loss. […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Plans To Continue Celebrating After Big Plays, Touchdowns

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell took to Twitter Tuesday to say that he won’t stop celebrating after big plays and touchdowns anytime soon. Bell, who was flagged Sunday in the first quarter for taunting following a 16-yard run, informed fans Tuesday evening on his Twitter account that he grew up watching former San Diego […]

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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 13 penalties for 125 yards, […]

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Tomlin Says He Called Run-Pass Option Play On 3rd Down Late In Loss To Buccaneers

With the Pittsburgh Steelers needing just five yards on third down and five to put away the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 1:35 left in the game, the offense ran a run-pass packaged play that they had already run several other times during the game. The play resulted in a two-yard loss by running back Le’Veon […]

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Tomlin Says Lack Of Depth, Poor Angles Led To Buccaneers Big Play Late In Sunday’s Loss

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to describe what went wrong on the 41-yard catch and run by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss. “We were in a zone defense, we had a four man rush that was encompassed […]

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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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