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Mike Tomlin Disappointed In Lack Of Competitiveness In Fringe Players

At a time during the year in which there will soon be over 1000 unemployed professional football players, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin came away from his team’s last performance profoundly disappointed in the level of tenacity shown by many of the fringe players on his roster. Following the…


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Steelers Film Room: Shoddy Tackling Major Issue Vs Buffalo

Just about every aspect of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was pretty pathetic against the Buffalo Bills, but one of the most egregious parts of their poor performance was the shoddy tackling that took place throughout the game. The reality of preseason is that players aren’t always used to tackling again,…


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Steelers Projected First Round Of Cuts – 2015

With four preseason games now in the books, the Pittsburgh Steelers must trim their roster down to 75 players by Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST. This means that 15 players must be waived or released and below is my projection as to who those players will be. WR Jarrod West…


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Steelers Vs. Bills: Player Snap Counts – Preseason Week 4

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday afternoon preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills, according to the NFL official gamebook. As usual, we will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. Being as this was a preseason…


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L.T. Walton Gets Surprise Start Over Cam Thomas Against Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers knew that they would be without second-year starting defensive end Stephon Tuitt for this game after he suffered an ankle injury during the previous preseason game in a friendly fire collision with a teammate. It’s unlikely that the line defensive lineman sees time before the regular season…


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Michael Vick Debut Shows Promise On Short Turnaround

The Pittsburgh Steelers did not use this third week of the preseason as their regular season dress rehearsal, as is the norm around the league. That much is clear. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played just two drives, one of which was a three-and-out, and his day was done less than five…


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Steelers Set Up To Begin Second Search For Placekicker

It seemed that, after a couple of preseason games, the Pittsburgh Steelers were growing comfortable with their new kicker, former Saint Garrett Hartley, who had made all of his field goals and extra point attempts, and performed reasonably well on kickoffs. Hartley’s signing became necessary when Shaun Suisham, of course,…


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Mike Tomlin, Steelers, Turn Down In ‘Tune Up’ Game

The third week of the preseason schedule has been traditionally reserved by coaches as a sort of dress rehearsal for the regular season, where teams do their most extensive gam planning and utilize their starting players for the majority of the team. The Buffalo Bills certainly did not get that…


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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Didn’t Know Suspension Was Coming

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is currently facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and after the team’s preseason loss Saturday to the Buffalo Bills, the former fourth-round selection was asked if he knew the suspension was coming. “Honestly, no,” said Bryant. “I don’t really…


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Steelers May Have Found A Cherry In Punter Jordan Berry

It’s been a while since the Pittsburgh Steelers have had a legitimate weapon at the punting position and based on the way their defense has played so far during the preseason, they sure could use one in 2015. In their blowout loss Saturday to the Buffalo Bills, the Steelers may…


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Tomlin Not Ready To Comment On Bryant’s Four-Game Suspension

It was announced on Thursday that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is now facing a four-game suspension after testing positive for marijuana several times and after the team’s 43-19 Saturday preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to comment on the status of his…


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Steelers Defense Shredded, Fall to Bills 43-19

When opposing quarterbacks combine to go 30-33 for 386 yards, three touchdowns and zero turnovers, you know it has been a bad day for your defense. When those four signal callers all play for the Buffalo Bills, you start to question the legitimacy of the unit as a whole. The…


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Steelers Injury Report: K Garrett Hartley To Have MRI On Hamstring

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t look good at all Saturday afternoon in their 43-19 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills and in addition to that, it looks like the team has now lost another kicker as Garrett Hartley injured a hamstring while kicking off in the first half. After the game,…


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Quick Hits: Steelers vs Bills Winners/Losers

If you can stomach it, my picks from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-19 loss to the Buffalo Bills today. WINNERS:  Martavis Bryant: Bryant won but it only makes his looming four game suspension sting that much worse. He racked up 138 yards on three catches for gains of 63, 39, and 36…


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Steelers LB Bud Dupree Leaves Bills Game With Foot Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Bud Dupree has left Saturday’s preseason game against the Buffalo Bills with a right foot injury and he will not return. Dupree, who was drafted in the first round this year by the Steelers, saw very little playing time in the first and it appears as…