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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week One

The 2015 edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers are off and running like a herd of turtles as the opening season match against the integrity-challenged New England Patriots provided as predictable an outcome as it was disappointing. Even the casual follower of their 1-4 preseason would know the Black and Gold…


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Jordan Todman Should Have Coaches’ Trust By Week Two

After failing to identify an appropriate backup running back for the first two games of the regular season to work behind DeAngelo Williams, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ initial 53-man roster included just two running backs—the aforementioned Williams, and second-year Dri Archer, who is as much wide receiver as he is a…


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Todd Haley Finds New Tackle-Eligible In Alejandro Villanueva

26-year-old Alejandro Villanueva officially completed his transition from Army Ranger to NFL player on Thursday night, not simply getting a helmet on opening night for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but also getting the call for five snaps as a tackle-eligible extra blocker along the goal line. Villanueva’s five snaps were split…


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Steelers Penalties Along O-Line Unfortunate, But Not Concerning

While the Pittsburgh Steelers offense was largely successful moving the ball between the 20s, as they long have been through the length of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s career, the team once again struggled inside the red zone, or within opponent territory in general. And one of the more understated, but significant,…


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Veteran Heath Miller Quietly Productive To Start The Season

Seemingly lost amidst the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers were unable to capitalize on their offensive opportunities during Thursday’s loss against the New England Patriots is the fact that veteran tight end Heath Miller quietly had a very productive game as a pass catcher, among the better efforts, statistically, in…


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Bengals Exit Week 1 In Sole Possession Of First Place In AFC North

There’s still three games left to be played before Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season comes to an end, but we already know that Week 2 will start with the Cincinnati Bengals being in sole possession of first place in the AFC North division. Fueled by the 269 yard,…


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Ravens Terrell Suggs Out For Season With Torn Achilles

The injury bug was rampant during the NFL’s opening weekend. The Baltimore Ravens may have been hit the hardest, losing outside linebacker Terrell Suggs for the season due to a torn Achilles, the team announced. Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles and is done for the year. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens)…


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2015 NFL Season Week 1 Discussion Thread

The first Sunday of the 2015 NFL season is now upon us and even though the Pittsburgh Steelers game is already in the books, there’s still quite a few interesting games on tap for today. We will all be keeping close tabs on the three other AFC North teams today…


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Steelers Film Room: Bud Dupree Against Patriots

Got a lot of questions about rookie outside linebacker Bud Dupree’s first ever NFL game, so I went back to the tape to break it down for you guys. A couple flashes here and there, but overall Dupree suffered plenty of typical rookie struggles against the New England Patriots, some…


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Steelers Say TE Coach James Daniel Not Involved In Altercation With Patriots Fans

Pittsburgh Steelers tight ends coach James Daniel has been cleared of having any involvement in an alleged incident between he and a fan during halftime of the Thursday night regular season opener following an internal investigation conducted by the organization. Steelers president Art Rooney II released the following statement on…


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2015 NFL Week 1 Picks & Predictions: Dave Bryan & David Todd

Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I will once again be picking all of the weekly NFL games against the spread. We will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. While they didn’t make them on…


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Steelers Film Room: Patriots’ Pick Routes

Get your hands on ‘em. That was the plea from the fans. The message from the players. And largely, the Pittsburgh Steelers attempted that Thursday night. After opening up in a Cover Three shell, the Steelers adjusted and played the New England Patriots close at the line the rest of…


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James Harrison Topped Steelers OLBs In Snap Count Against Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers tried to make clear during the offseason that, despite the fact that he may have played his way into a starting role amidst adverse circumstances the team was dealing with, James Harrison will not be a full-time player during the 2015 season. And he won’t be. But…


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Will Allen Debuts As Starter With Mixed Results

When all was said and done, veteran defensive back Will Allen was called upon to start the season opener for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a role that he often found himself in spelling strong safety Troy Polamalu over the course of the past several years. While it was a move…


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Sammie Coates Seems Unlikely To Play Soon After Week One Inactive Status

Leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ regular season opener against the New England Patriots, Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette relayed in one of his chats that he was given the impression that it was rookie undrafted free agent Tyler Murphy, and not Sammie Coates, the third-round draft pick, who would…