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James Harrison Closing In On Steelers’ Career Sack Record

In what is likely his final season in the NFL, James Harrison has given himself a chance to set one more Pittsburgh Steelers’ record. With his three sack outburst Sunday night, Harrison now trails Jason Gildon by 2.5 sacks to tie the franchise record for career sacks. Three, of course,…


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Steelers Comfortable Using Three-Man Rotation At Inside Linebacker

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Ryan Shazier did miss four games earlier in the season due to a shoulder injury, the former first round draft pick hasn’t missed any games since even though he’s been on the team’s injury report quite a bit. While Shazier was knocked out the team’s…


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Bryant’s Lack Of Early Playing Time Sunday Night Not Disciplinary Related

During the first quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night win over the Indianapolis Colts, I was bombarded by people on Twitter asking why wide receiver Martavis Bryant wasn’t on the field much. Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about that on Tuesday and he told the media that the…


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Steelers Film Room: Smash Concept

Revisiting a concept we’ve talked about in the past. A core one we see in practically every team’s playbook and is the quintessential Cover 2 beater in the NFL. It’s the smash concept, and the Pittsburgh Steelers ran it early in Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts. For a refresher,…


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Decision To Not Cut Jacoby Jones On Tuesday Not Contract Related

Tuesday morning the Pittsburgh Steelers demoted veteran returner Jacoby Jones following his multi-fumble game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts. Surprisingly, Jones was not waived by the end of the day and that had several people guessing that the main reason behind that has something to do with his contract. I’m…


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Steelers Fortunate To Stumble Upon Chris Boswell

The Pittsburgh Steelers were highly unfortunate to lose steady kicker Shaun Suisham for the year with a torn ACL during the preseason. The subsequent injury to Garrett Hartley, his replacement, and the maddening inconsistency of his replacement, Josh Scobee, which got him fired, certainly did not provide a positive spin…


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Steelers Passing Offense Thriving After Overcoming Obstacles

In spite of the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers were without Ben Roethlisberger for four games, the team still ranks fifth in the league in terms of passing offense. It goes without saying that Roethlisberger has had quite a bit to do with that, as he leads all players in…


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DeAngelo Williams One Of 10 Best Free Agent Signings Per Pro Football Focus

When the Pittsburgh Steelers locked in free agent running back DeAngelo Williams to a two-year, $4 million contract, the general understanding was that it was a very shrewd and efficient signing, particularly with Le’Veon Bell set to serve a suspension of as of then undetermined length to begin the season….


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Steelers Aiming To Prolong Bengals’ Coronation On Sunday

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched their first division title in four years, and it took them all the way down to the final game. like this week’s upcoming match, that game was played against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers were able to put the division to bed on their…


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Steelers Sudden Change Defense Suddenly Good

Mike Tomlin loves phrases. “If you will.” “At this juncture.” “Unleash Hell.” Ok, maybe that last one didn’t work out so well. One of his most recent ones is a little more specific and tailored to football. The sudden change opportunities, where a turnover flips the field, either giving the…


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Tomlin Admits Hot Hands At Outside Linebacker Can Alter Rotation

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear last week that he really doesn’t enjoy answering questions related to the way he handles the rotation of his outside linebackers. Even so, that doesn’t mean the media isn’t going to keep asking him about that very topic. During his Tuesday…


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No Early Indication Jacoby Jones Will Be Waived Following Demotion

The updated depth chart that the Pittsburgh Steelers released Tuesday morning revealed that veteran return man Jacoby Jones has been demoted in favor of Markus Wheaton and Antonio Brown. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to explain Jones’ current status with the team following that…


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Tomlin Encouraged But Not Satisfied By Jesse James

By most people’s expectations, Jesse James has done reasonably well in his rookie campaign. It’s fun just to get excited about a rookie. Bud Dupree aside, there really hasn’t been anyone to watch. Senquez Golson’s season ended before it ever really began, Sammie Coates and L.T. Walton are friends with…


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Tomlin Expects Steelers Redistribution Of Cornerback Snaps To Continue

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin saw his first significant playing of the season Sunday night in the team’s big home win over the Indianapolis Colts and the former draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles responded with an interception of a tipped pass in addition to one other pass breakup. During…


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Tomlin Confirms Toussaint Promotion Due To Performance

One surprise on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ inactive list Sunday night was the inclusion of Jordan Todman. It was difficult to tell if he was a late scratch, perhaps nicked up during Saturday’s walkthrough, or a healthy scratch who had simply been usurped on the depth chart by Fitzgerald Toussaint. Mike…