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Steelers CB Antwon Blake Expects To Play Ahead Of Cortez Allen Sunday Night

While Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he still has confidence in cornerback Cortez Allen after benching him late in the Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts, it appears as though the struggling defensive back has lost his spot in the nickel sub package for the upcoming game Sunday night against the […]

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Mike Tomlin Thinks Antonio Brown Is The J.J. Watt Of Wide Receivers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown currently leads the NFL with 60 catches and is second with 852 receiving yards. As previously noted, if Brown somehow duplicates those numbers in the second half of the season, he’ll easily set new franchise records in several receiving statistical categories. Brown continues to be one of the league’s […]

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Roethlisberger Effectively Used Play Action In Win Over Colts

Thanks to the early success that the Pittsburgh Steelers running game had Sunday in their 51-35 win over the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was able to effectively mix in some play action in route to his career record performance. For the game, Roethlisberger used play action on 12 passing attempts and he completed nine […]

Making Polamalu Wait Until Next Year Sends The Wrong Message

23 August 2011

After the lockout ended the Steelers had five key players that they had to sort through contract wise. Two of those five players were unrestricted free agents in the form of Ike Taylor and Willie Colon. One was LaMarr Woodley who was wearing the franchise tag and the other two were players entering the final […]

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Emmanuel Sanders Back To Light Practices

23 August 2011

The Steelers were back at practice on Tuesday after having Monday off and second-year wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was even able to get some light work in as well. Sanders reported via Twitter that he had a light practice today and that it felt good to be back out there with the fellas. Sanders has […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – August 23rd – Essex Biggest Loser Edition

23 August 2011

Bob Labriola and Mike Prisuta have a new episode of Talkin Steelers Football up on Steelers.com and they discuss the new Lawrence Timmons contract among other Steelers tidbits. The Steelers and the mayor are scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday to provide details of a new road that will be named for former […]

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Steelers Sign LB Lawrence Timmons To New 6 Year $50 Million Contract

23 August 2011

Just weeks after signing outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley to an extension, the Steelers announced today that they have signed linebacker Lawrence Timmons to a new 6 year – $50 million deal. The new Timmons deal is just a hair under the deal the 49ers gave inside linebacker Patrick Willis. Willis signed a 7 year – […]

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Steelers Continue Offensive Line Musical Chairs

22 August 2011

When it was reported this morning that Trai Essex was visiting the South Side, you had to know it wasn\’t just to pick up his AFC Championship watch. I believe that could have been easily taken care of through UPS or FedEx. By the time dinner rolled around, the Steelers announced that they had re-signed […]

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Steelers Re-sign Trai Essex & Release Nevin McCaskill

22 August 2011

Steelers Digest is reporting that the Steelers have signed Trai Essex today and have released lineman Nevin McCaskill to make room on the 90 man roster. Essex was the opening day right guard last year for the Steelers, but ended up losing the job after he returned from an early season ankle injury. Following the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Eagles Recap & Ed Bouchette Episode

22 August 2011

Season 2, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I continue with our discussion of the Steelers roster battles while talking a look back at the team\’s dominating win over the Philadelphia Eagles this past Thursday. As you might imagine, mostly glowing reviews, but concerns remain over the corner position […]

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Trai Essex Visiting With Steelers Today

22 August 2011

Mike Prisuta is reporting via Twitter that Trai Essex is visiting the South Side today. Prisuta says that Essex is there to pick up his AFC Championship watch and, perhaps, do some business. According to his tweet, Essex said, “We\’ll see.” Essex was one of the few unrestricted free agents that the Steelers chose not […]

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Could A Release Of McFadden Lead To The Return Of Starks?

22 August 2011

With a handful of weeks left before the final roster cut-downs take place, the Steelers seem to have 8 cornerbacks vying for 6 or 7 roster spots on the 53 man roster. One of those 8 players is veteran Bryant McFadden. McFadden has been sidelined the last several weeks with a hamstring/quad type injury and […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday August 22nd – Supplemental Edition

22 August 2011

Ed Bouchette blogged this morning that at best he could see the Steelers putting in a 7th round bid on Terrelle Pryor and that pretty much goes along with what I wrote yesterday. Dejan Kovacevic has a good piece this morning on the Steelers cornerback situation and how the scheme is the thing. Mike Bires […]

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Steelers Perceived Interest In Pryor Likely Just A Good Deed For League

21 August 2011

The NFL Supplemental Draft will take place on Monday and the Steelers are once again being linked as a possible suitor for former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor worked out at a high school stadium near his hometown of Jeannette, Pa on Saturday and there were reportedly 17 teams on hand to watch him. […]

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Cortez Allen Heading Down Path To Injured Reserve For Rookie Season

21 August 2011

We have all heard the saying a thousand times before that you can\’t make the club in the tub. It stands to reason that a Steelers rookie cornerback that was forced to miss OTA sessions and mini camps due to the lockout and nearly all of training camp with a hamstring injury will have an […]

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2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction 3.0 – Week 3 Preseason Edition

20 August 2011

The second Steelers preseason game is in the books and now it is time to post my 3rd version of the 2011 Steelers Final 53 Man Roster Prediction. If you missed the pre training camp 53 man roster projection edition or the 2.0 version, you can read them by visiting the links. There will be […]

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Steelers Eagles Preseason Game 2 Offensive Participation Chart & Personnel

20 August 2011

Below are the offensive personnel packages, play counts and participation chart for the Steelers second preseason game Thursday night versus the Eagles. Not too many things stick out as far as play counts go. Tony Hills and Jonathan Dwyer received extended playing time as expected. Personnel package wise the Steelers added the 13 package this […]

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Scott & Gilbert MRI Test Show No Ligament Damage

20 August 2011

Ed Bouchette reports this morning that both Jonathan Scott and Marcus Gilbert have both had MRI tests on their respective injured knees and it revealed that neither of them have any ligament damage. Scott was injured on the first play from scrimmage against the Eagles on Thursday night as the pile rolled into his knee. […]

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Steelers Eagles Offensive Line Breakdown & Blocking Report

19 August 2011

If you were worried about the health of Willie Colon you shouldn\’t be. Thursday night marked the second game in a row where he looked fresh and dominate. He has an amazing swat to knock defensive ends wide when he needs to and his footwork is top notch. It was hard to find much wrong […]

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Steelers Eagles Preseason Game 2 Defensive Participation Chart & Personnel

19 August 2011

Below is the defensive participation chart for the Steelers second preseason game Thursday night versus the Eagles. Not much sticks out as far as the rotation with Ike Taylor, Bryant McFadden and Aaron Smith all sidelined. Donovan Warren and Curtis Brown both received extended looks as expected. Corbin Bryant followed Ziggy Hood at left defensive […]

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Steelers Defensive Coverage Stats Versus Eagles – Preseason Game 2

19 August 2011

Below are the individual coverage stats and totals from the Thursday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The top table is by play and consist of which Eagles player was targeted with the pass, the yards gained on the play and the yards after the catch the receiver had on the play. Also included […]

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Steelers Beat Eagles 24-14 – Preseason Game 2 Recap

18 August 2011

The Steelers got back on the right track Thursday night at home as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-14. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 8 for 12 on the night for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ben led the Steelers on two 14 play drives on their first two offensive possessions. The touchdown tosses were to […]

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Mike Tomlin Eagles Post Game Press Conference

18 August 2011

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in his post game press conference following the 24-14 win over the Eagles that he liked what saw tonight and that they got better in some areas. As far as injuries go, tackles Jonathan Scott (knee) and Marcus Gilbert (knee) both hyper-extended their knees and Tomlin thought Scott would […]

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Jonathan Scott Carted Off With Knee Injury

18 August 2011

Steelers starting left tackle Jonathan Scott was injured on the Steelers first play from scrimmage tonight against the Eagles. Scott suffered an apparent knee injury when the pile rolled into him. Scott was helped off the field and had a knee stability test performed on him by the training staff on the sideline. Scott was […]

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Shaun Suisham Sits After Appendectomy

18 August 2011

Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham was forced to sit tonight after undergoing an appendectomy. Kicking tonight for the Steelers will be Swayze Waters. No time table has been given on the return of Suisham, but it usually only takes a few weeks to recover from.

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Steelers Eagles Preseason Game 2 Inactives

18 August 2011

Below are the players that will not dress for tonight\’s second preseason game as the Steelers take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field. Head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out multiple players a few days ago and a few more could sit out as well. Keep checking back up until game-time as I will be […]

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Five Players You May Not Have Realized Were Steelers: Part 1

18 August 2011

By: Joseph Pucciarella #5 The year is 1995, and the “Cardiac Colts” were poised to take one last Hail Mary in efforts to take the 9-7 Colts to the Superbowl. The “Comeback Kid” Jim Harbaugh drops back, winds up, and launches Indy’s last prayer. There’s confusion, a pile of players, and a receiver by the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Eagles Pregame Episode

18 August 2011

Season 2, Episode 8 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get a full preview in of the Steelers second preseason game against the Eagles tonight at Heinz Field. We get things started by going over the players that will not play tonight and how thin the Steelers are particularly at […]

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Preseason Game 2: 7 Things To Look For Against The Eagles

18 August 2011

The Steelers take on the Eagles tonight at Heinz Field in their second preseason game of the 2011 season. The roster is sorting itself out slowly, but there are still a few battles and spots that have yet to won. The starters should get a little more playing time tonight as the entire team looks […]

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