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Steelers vs. Ravens: Battle Of The Bone?

By Michael K. Reynolds Two dogs. One bone. When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens under the scalding heat of prime time lights this Sunday there is much more than bragging rights and a bitter rivalry at stake. Yes. There are birds on the menu as the Black…


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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Brett Keisel

For a Pittsburgh Steelers defense looking to turn over a new leaf after one too many seasons of being chastised with criticisms of being old and slow, the traditional franchise decided to turn to two of its old veterans to help smooth out that transition. One of them was defensive…


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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Kelvin Beachum

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum made his 19th career start at left tackle against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, having also started five games at right tackle to close out his rookie season. He has started 24 games (at tackle—once as a tight end) in 30 career games,…


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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Vince Williams

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers regained the services of rookie starting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier earlier this week against the Indianapolis Colts, the team chose to be cautious in reintegrating him back into the game, and into the lineup. His snaps were divided fairly evenly between himself and Vince Williams,…


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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers have platooned over the course of the past four and a half weeks at the inside linebacker position with rookie starter Ryan Shazier sidelined with a knee injury. The primary replacement through that period was Sean Spence, who started all four games missed, but Vince Williams also…



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Audio: Week 9 Thursday Interview With David Todd On ESPN 970 Radio

Thursday afternoon I joined David Todd for an interview on his show that can be heard on ESPN 970 Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they head into their Sunday night game at Heinz Field against the Baltimore Ravens. We talk about Vince Williams seeing extended…


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Ravens Injury Report: TE Owen Daniels Fails To Practice Thursday

The Baltimore Ravens have now released their Thursday injury report and it doesn’t look like they’ll be getting back one of their tight ends this week for the Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After being limited Wednesday, tight end Owen Daniels (knee) failed to practice Thursday and it’s…


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Steelers Injury Report: TE Matt Spaeth Back Practicing Fully On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report is now out and very little has changed since Wednesday. Remaining sidelined Wednesday was safety Ross Ventrone (hamstring), who is expected to miss the game Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. Limited once again was cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), who is continuing to slowly…


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Steelers Might Not Need Their Third Cornerback Very Much Against Ravens

There’s a lot of discussion about which Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback may or may not be the first one off the bench Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens, but if that game goes similar to the way the first meeting between the two teams went back in Week 2, there’s a…


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Roethlisberger Ball Now On Display In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 40 of 49 passes for 522 yards and 6 touchdowns Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts and now one of the balls used in that game is on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A ball from @steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s historic 522-yard…


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2014 NFL Week 8 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had the plus two or better teams go a combined TOX stat went 8-1 (88.9%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 73-11 (86.9%). Keep…



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Kozora Video: Breaking Down The Cortez Allen Breakdowns

By Alex Kozora Although there were countless exciting moments to cover from the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, we’ll try and tackle one of the most glaring negatives. The plays that led to Cortez Allen’s benching. We’ll break down some technique and mental issues that contributed to…


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Future Snap Counts Up To Ryan Shazier To Dictate

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier began his first practice in the team’s starting lineup, so it’s no surprise that the coaching staff put him back into the lineup right away despite the fact that he missed four weeks of practices with a knee injury. Not that they just…