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Steelers Film Room: Missed Tackles A Troubling Trend In Pittsburgh

In Week 1 against New England, I highlighted the Pittsburgh Steelers massive tackling struggles, missing 14 stops in their season opener. While the defense played perhaps their best game of the season yesterday against St. Louis, missed tackles continued to plague the unit. In reviewing the game tape last night,…



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Tomlin Does Not Plan To Add A Third Quarterback

With Ben Roethlisberger sidelined four to six weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers are now carrying only two healthy quarterbacks on the entire roster. And Mike Tomlin does not plan to add another body to that group. When asked directly if he would add another arm, he replied he didn’t “anticipate it…


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Tomlin Will Continue To Rotate Spence and Williams At ILB

Should Ryan Shazier miss future time with his “shoulder weakness,” Mike Tomlin indicated Sean Spence and Vince Williams will continue to rotate at Mack linebacker. “We’re going to continue utilize both of those guys in replacing Ryan. Both have played for us in the past. Both are capable of playing…


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Steelers Injury Report: Tomlin Updates Long List Of Injuries On Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Monday because of the short week and during it he provided an update on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who left Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter with a left knee injury “He got an…


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Report: Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Back In Pittsburgh After Houston Counseling

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for an extended amount of time to a left knee injury but if it’s any consolation, they will likely get suspended wide receiver Martavis Bryant back for the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers. According to Ian Rapoport of…


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The Doctor Is In: When Will Big Ben Really Be Back?

Steelers Nation held its collective breath on Sunday, September 27, when Ben Roethlisberger went down and immediately grabbed his left knee.  According to one Steelers fan in attendance, the stadium in St. Louis was silent.  And for good reason — a serious knee injury like an ACL tear would mean…


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Steelers Film Room: Will Allen Interception A Result Of Good Recognition

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen has been around the league a long time and while he’s not the fastest or most athletic player, he certainly makes up for that with his smarts. Sunday, in the win over the St. Louis Rams, Allen picked off a deep pass from Rams quarterback…


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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Rams

Your weekly stats of the weird. Injuries aside, not a lot to offer in a sluggish game. – We’ll start with the score, the most eye-popping weird stat in the box score. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ won 12-6, the first game of that score they’ve ever been involved in, win or…


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Shazier’s Injury History Proving To Be Biggest NFL Hurdle

I figured I’d write on this topic during the week and it’d generate a decent discussion. Until Sunday when Ben Roethlisberger went down. Now, Ryan Shazier’s injury is a scratch on the arm to someone who just broker their femur. That’s a metaphor. Ben doesn’t have a broken femur. Or…


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Steelers Update Status Of Ben Roethlisberger, But No Timetable For Return

It was reported Sunday night that an MRI performed on the left knee of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed only a sprained MCL. Monday morning, head coach Mike Tomlin released an update on Roethlisberger’s status on the team’s website “The MRI on Sunday night revealed Ben Roethlisberger had an…



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Steelers Vs. Rams: Player Snap Counts – Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their second game of the season Sunday afternoon on the road against the St. Louis Rams and the player snap counts from the game are now available. What sticks out the most offensively is the fact that running back DeAngelo Williams only played 5 snaps Sunday…


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Turning To Vick Doesn’t End Steelers Season

Contrary to popular belief, the season is not over. Has the landscape shifted? Oh boy, yes it has. But over? Not quite. Hopefully, the “sky is falling” feeling has dissipated now that is seems certain Ben Roethlisberger will only miss 4-6 weeks, not the entire season as originally feared.  But…