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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Still Waiting For Green Light From Doctor

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor returned to practice on a limited basis a few weeks ago as he continues to work himself back from the broken forearm that he suffered way back in Week 3. Taylor had a visit with the doctors on Tuesday and he talked about how…


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Steelers Could Be Tied For AFC North Lead By End Of The Night

The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Cleveland Browns Thursday night and the game figures to be an entertaining one. Should the Browns wind up winning the game, they will be tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for first place in the AFC North at 6-3. The Browns, however, have lost 17…


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Bruce Arians Happy To See Ben Roethlisberger Finally Getting Credit He Deserves

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians knows Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger very well as the two became good friends during their eight years together in the Steel City. Thanks to his 12 touchdown passes and over 862 yards passing in the last two games, Roethlisberger is finally getting the…


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Jerry Rice Thinks Antonio Brown Is Best Of Young Receivers In The Game

Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice played 21 years in the NFL and caught 1,549 regular season passes for 22,895. In other words, he should know a thing or two about wide receivers. In a sit down with Clark Judge for the Talk of Fame Network, Rice named Pittsburgh…


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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Ravens Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora After a week off last week, breaking down the trio of sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Baltimore Ravens. 1st and 20, 13:48 2nd. Steelers in shotgun out of 11 personnel. Keep five into block versus a five man rush. Ravens overload the Steelers’ left…


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Kozora Video: Technique Differences Between Antwon Blake And Brice McCain

By Alex Kozora A bonus Chalk Talk video this week. Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake was impressive Sunday so we’ll break down one of the incompletions he forced against Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. We’ll examine his sound technique that made the incompletion possible. We’ll also compare that with…


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Steelers Must Answer One Question: Can They Score On The Road?

These past three games have been nothing short of an offensive revelation for the Pittsburgh Steelers, accumulating 15 touchdown drives behind Ben Roethlisberger, all through the air, though one of those 15 touchdown passes was thrown by the man who has eight of them himself, Antonio Brown. In that span,…


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Steelers So Far Getting Away With Playing Nickel Corners Outside

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially unveiled the Munchkin Bunch of cornerbacks in earnest earlier this week in a victory over the rival Baltimore Ravens, in which each of the team’s three corners on the field stood at 5’10 or shorter. How did this come to be, when the Steelers’ two starting…


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Kozora Video: Breaking Down The Martavis Bryant 19 Yard Touchdown

By Alex Kozora In this week’s Chalk Talk video, we’ll break down the 19 yard touchdown grab by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night. We’ll examine how the Steelers used a “smash” concept to get him open. Enjoy the video and leave any feedback…


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Steelers vs Ravens II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers opened the second half in a three tight end look, something that they turn to more frequently with the lead. Will Johnson caught the ball on first down,…


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Steelers vs Ravens II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. On the first play of the game, Cameron Heyward smashed through a double team to make a tackle for loss. A pair of receptions to tight end Owen Daniels, fresh…


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2014 NFL Week 9 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 9 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had the plus two or better teams go a combined TOX stat went 7-3 (70.0%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 80-14 (85.1%). Keep…



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Jets Injury Report: CB Darrin Walls Unlikely To Play Against Steelers

The New York Jets have released their first injury report of the week as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at MetLife stadium and it shows four players failing to practice Wednesday. Tackle Breno Giacomini (illness), defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (illness), cornerback Darrin Walls (calf) and defensive end…


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Steelers OC Todd Haley Likely To Be Hatless For Jets Game

In the last two games, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 862 yards and 12 touchdowns. Also in the last two games, offensive coordinator Todd Haley hasn’t worn a hat on the sideline. Is that just a coincidence? Roethlisberger probably isn’t totally sure, but just in case is…