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Steelers Film Room: Stephon Tuitt Vs 49ers

In a game where several Pittsburgh Steelers stood out for remarkable performances, perhaps only Ryan Shazier was more impressive than defensive end Stephon Tuitt on Sunday. The second-year defensive end was relentless in dominating the 49ers offensive front in a variety of ways, both as a pass rusher and as…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Two

Before a record-breaking crowd, the Pittsburgh Steelers made Heinz Field a field of dreams for their fans by crushing the San Francisco 49ers by a margin of 43-18. With offensive coordinator Todd Haley doing his best impression of Bruce Arians, it was bombs away for the Black and Gold in…


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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Still Away From Team Heading Into Week 3

While serving his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been given permission to be away from the team in order to train. Tuesday, during his weekly press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if the former fourth-round draft pick…



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Tomlin Prefers “Feel” Over Analytics

It’s infusing in sports’ culture. For some, it’s embraced. For others, it’s shied away from. For Mike Patrick, it’s made fun of. The play of analytics in football is growing but for Mike Tomlin, he still prefers to go with his gut. The topic was approached during his press conference…



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Tomlin Outlines Rams’ Pass Rush As Prime Concern

Ben Roethlisberger stayed clean in Sunday’s win against the San Francisco 49ers. He can only hope to be so lucky again this week. Aaron Donald and company might have other plans. Mike Tomlin immediately spoke to the St. Louis Rams’ pass rush in his Tuesday press conference. “That’s where it…


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Steelers Film Room: Shazier Goes Shazam Against 49ers

If you weren’t talking about Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier at your workplace Monday morning, you probably missed Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Shazier, the Steelers former first-round draft out of Ohio State, had the best game of his young career against the 49ers and it included him…


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Steelers Film Room: Sprint 138 Sell It Z Poker

The Week 2 Coaches Tape has been released and we’ll cover players and plays throughout the week. Quickly combing through the game, there was one play that stuck out and reminded me of a play from Todd Haley’s 2006 Dallas Cowboys playbook. We covered his playbook right before the season…


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Darrius Heyward-Bey Earning Keep With Explosive Plays

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense has had to make do without wide receiver Martavis Bryant for the first two games of the season thus far, with two more to go before he returns. Veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey has been taking his reps, logging 89 of a possible 130 offensive snaps, or just…


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Will Johnson Losing Snaps At Fullback To Roosevelt Nix Raises Questions

The Pittsburgh Steelers have played two games this season, totaling 130 offensive snaps. Fourth-year fullback/tight end Will Johnson has been on the field for 15 of them, including only five snaps on Sunday against the 49ers, of which four came on the last possession of the game, consisting of three…


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Ross Cockrell Shows Promise In Steelers Debut

While the Pittsburgh Steelers retained their two starting cornerbacks from the season opener, their nickel corner, Cortez Allen, sat out with a knee injury. It was expected that Brandon Boykin, acquired via trade during training camp, would serve as the nickel back in this game, but a groin injury sidetracked…


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Undermanned Offense Still Hitting 30 Points Per Game Goal

Though there had been talk for years of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and its high potential to be not only prolific, but proficient at scoring. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had driven a yards-gaining offense for some time now, but it seems only last year that they have begun to stake a…


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Steelers Receive Temporary Roster Exemption For RB Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has now finished serving his two-game suspension and he figures to be added back to the active roster in the next 48 hours. The Steelers currently have a roster exemption for Bell and that will expire at 4 pm ET on Wednesday. By then,…


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Steelers Defense Rises To Critical Challenge

After watching the Pittsburgh defense struggle to control any aspect of their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots’ potent offense, and seeing how easily the San Francisco 49ers bullied a Mike Zimmer-led Minnesota Vikings defense this past Monday night, I was more than a little concerned with how…