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Steelers Defense Stepping Up In Most Important Metric: Points Allowed

There are some metrics by which the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has not been performing particularly well this season. As I highlighted yesterday, they rank toward the bottom third of the league in terms of red zone defense, in spite of coming off its most impressive such performance of the season….


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2015 Yet Another Lesson Against Prognosticating Based On Schedules

The making of an NFL schedule is a combination of an exact and an inexact science. When it comes to determining a specific team’s opponents for the upcoming season, the method is simple, easy, and fool-proof. Any given team will know its opponents for the next year by the end…


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Cam Heyward Announces He Will Stop Wearing “Iron Head” Eyeblack

Taking to Twitter, Cam Heyward has announced after meeting with league officials today, he will no longer wear the “Iron Head” eyeblack he’s been sporting dating back to last season. Here is his full message. Here's an update on my EyeBlack pic.twitter.com/miFUzcO8Cj — Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) October 21, 2015 As…


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Chiefs Leading WR Jeremy Maclin Currently Dealing With A Concussion

The Pittsburgh Steelers will go back on the road this coming Sunday to play the Kansas City Chiefs and it’s worth noting that their leading pass catcher is currently dealing with an injury that forced him out of the Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin…


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Mike Tomlin Reverses Ban On Jersey Swapping

For a brief period in time last season, it made headlines. Now, it appears Mike Tomlin’s decision to ban players swapping jerseys has lifted. No official word has been passed along but yesterday, William Gay posted a picture on Instagram of him trading uniforms with fellow cornerback Patrick Peterson. 22…


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Jaguars Release Former Steeler Ziggy Hood

The Jacksonville Jaguars released former Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick Ziggy Hood from their injured reserve list, the team announced. Hood was the Steelers first round pick, 32nd overall, in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played five seasons in Pittsburgh before leaving via free agency and signing with the Jaguars,…


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Mike Tomlin Ready To See What New Steelers T Byron Stingily Is Capable Of

After losing starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum for the remainder of the season to a torn ACL on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers wasted no time adding another experienced tackle to their roster in the form of Byron Stingily, who had previously played for the Tennessee Titans. During his Tuesday press…


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Steelers Film Room: Cardinals Sack Breakdown

We’ll take a quick look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sack breakdown. A quick look because the team only gave up one. Let’s get to the film. 1. 1st and 10, 8:11 1st. Seven block, plus the running back check/releasing against a three man rush. The Steelers’ woes of giving up…


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Tomlin Respects Heyward’s Decision To Wear “Illegal” Eye Black

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about the league’s decision to fine Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward for him choosing to honor his late father Craig “Iron Head” Heyward by writing the words “Iron” and “Head” on his eye black during games and those discussions aren’t going to…



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Villanueva’s Size, Performance Catching Tomlin’s Attention

He’s six foot nine, 340 pounds. Mike Tomlin once noticed Alejandro Villanueva for that. Now, it’s business as usual. During his Tuesday press conference, Tomlin recounted the first time he saw Villanueva in a football uniform. “We were playing Philadelphia last year in the preseason and I looked across the…


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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Has Not Had A Second Surgery On Injured Ankle

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin informed the media that center Maurkice Pouncey hasn’t had a second surgery performed on his injured left ankle. Last week, there were reports that Pouncey might need another surgery on his ankle due to setback that was related to…


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Tomlin Explains Decision To Keep Vick In Sunday’s Game

Mike Tomlin chose to play Mike Vick for the entire first half of Sunday’s win, resorting to Landry Jones only when Vick went down with a hamstring injury on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first possession of the third quarter. No one expected Jones to play that well but there was certainly…



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For Now, Mike Tomlin Assumes Landry Jones Will Start Against Chiefs

It’s really looking like Landry Jones will be the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, judging by the comments made Tuesday by head coach Mike Tomlin during his weekly press conference. “We’re just going to simply play it by ear,” said Tomlin. “I think that it’s…