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Steelers K Chris Boswell Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Sundays win over the Arizona Cardinals. Boswell, who was only signed just a few weeks ago by the Steelers, kicked four field goals in the team’s 25-13 win. The Rice product connected…


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Steelers Likely To Use Combination Of Players At LDE If Tuitt Can’t Go

With starting defensive end Stephon Tuitt currently dealing with a knee sprain, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Tuesday during his press conference if Daniel McCullers would start at nose tackle on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs so that Steve McLendon can start at left defensive end should Tuitt…


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Steelers Film Room: Landry Jones And RPOs

Yesterday, we examined how limited Mike Vick was in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense. I don’t want to bash him again – I think everyone has thoroughly gotten their anger out in the comments – but want to highlight one of the biggest differences between he and Jones. Jones familiarty, comfort,…



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Health Status Of Cortez Allen Perplexing, Concerning

Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-year cornerback Cortez Allen is just a year removed from signing a five-year, $30-million that was to have locked him up in the starting lineup for at least the next half-decade or so. Things have not exactly gone as planned since then, having been demoted after starting five…


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Return Of Ryan Shazier Welcome News After Missing A Month

The Pittsburgh Steelers have invested heavily in the linebacker position over the course of the previous three drafts, but on Sunday night, they were forced to make do with two of their three most recent first-round picks. Head coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday that he expects both Jarvis Jones and…


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Steelers Defense Stepping Up In Most Important Metric: Points Allowed

There are some metrics by which the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has not been performing particularly well this season. As I highlighted yesterday, they rank toward the bottom third of the league in terms of red zone defense, in spite of coming off its most impressive such performance of the season….


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2015 Yet Another Lesson Against Prognosticating Based On Schedules

The making of an NFL schedule is a combination of an exact and an inexact science. When it comes to determining a specific team’s opponents for the upcoming season, the method is simple, easy, and fool-proof. Any given team will know its opponents for the next year by the end…


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Cam Heyward Announces He Will Stop Wearing “Iron Head” Eyeblack

Taking to Twitter, Cam Heyward has announced after meeting with league officials today, he will no longer wear the “Iron Head” eyeblack he’s been sporting dating back to last season. Here is his full message. Here's an update on my EyeBlack pic.twitter.com/miFUzcO8Cj — Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) October 21, 2015 As…


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Chiefs Leading WR Jeremy Maclin Currently Dealing With A Concussion

The Pittsburgh Steelers will go back on the road this coming Sunday to play the Kansas City Chiefs and it’s worth noting that their leading pass catcher is currently dealing with an injury that forced him out of the Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin…


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Mike Tomlin Reverses Ban On Jersey Swapping

For a brief period in time last season, it made headlines. Now, it appears Mike Tomlin’s decision to ban players swapping jerseys has lifted. No official word has been passed along but yesterday, William Gay posted a picture on Instagram of him trading uniforms with fellow cornerback Patrick Peterson. 22…


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Jaguars Release Former Steeler Ziggy Hood

The Jacksonville Jaguars released former Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick Ziggy Hood from their injured reserve list, the team announced. Hood was the Steelers first round pick, 32nd overall, in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played five seasons in Pittsburgh before leaving via free agency and signing with the Jaguars,…


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Mike Tomlin Ready To See What New Steelers T Byron Stingily Is Capable Of

After losing starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum for the remainder of the season to a torn ACL on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers wasted no time adding another experienced tackle to their roster in the form of Byron Stingily, who had previously played for the Tennessee Titans. During his Tuesday press…


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Steelers Film Room: Cardinals Sack Breakdown

We’ll take a quick look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sack breakdown. A quick look because the team only gave up one. Let’s get to the film. 1. 1st and 10, 8:11 1st. Seven block, plus the running back check/releasing against a three man rush. The Steelers’ woes of giving up…


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Tomlin Respects Heyward’s Decision To Wear “Illegal” Eye Black

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about the league’s decision to fine Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward for him choosing to honor his late father Craig “Iron Head” Heyward by writing the words “Iron” and “Head” on his eye black during games and those discussions aren’t going to…