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Steelers CB Antwon Blake Expects To Play Ahead Of Cortez Allen Sunday Night

While Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he still has confidence in cornerback Cortez Allen after benching him late in the Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts, it appears as though the struggling defensive back has lost his spot in the nickel sub package for the upcoming game Sunday night against the […]

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Mike Tomlin Thinks Antonio Brown Is The J.J. Watt Of Wide Receivers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown currently leads the NFL with 60 catches and is second with 852 receiving yards. As previously noted, if Brown somehow duplicates those numbers in the second half of the season, he’ll easily set new franchise records in several receiving statistical categories. Brown continues to be one of the league’s […]

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Roethlisberger Effectively Used Play Action In Win Over Colts

Thanks to the early success that the Pittsburgh Steelers running game had Sunday in their 51-35 win over the Indianapolis Colts, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was able to effectively mix in some play action in route to his career record performance. For the game, Roethlisberger used play action on 12 passing attempts and he completed nine […]

Steelers Have More Plans To Get RB Le’Veon Bell The Ball Out Of The Backfield

17 October 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has already caught 28 passes for 251 yards through the first six games and that puts him pass to catch 74 for the season. That pace, however, might be increased over the course of the next several weeks judging by the comments made Wednesday by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during […]

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Haley Set To Face The Man He Hired To Run His Defense In Kansas City

17 October 2014

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, there will be two coordinators going against each other that know one another very well. When Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-11, Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel held that same position with […]

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Dick LeBeau On Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt: ‘He’s Going To Be A Good Player, You Can Write That Down’

16 October 2014

With Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon currently sidelined with a shoulder injury and defensive end Brett Keisel questionable for the Monday night game against the Houston Texans because of a sprained knee, there’s a good chance that rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt will make his first career start at Heinz Field. At the very […]

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Haley says Roethlisberger Calls Roughly 27-28 Percent Of All Plays On Average

16 October 2014

If you are curious as to what percentage of plays that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger generally calls on weekly basis, offensive coordinator Todd Haley revealed that number Thursday during his weekly talk with the media. “We are somewhere in the 27-28 percent range,” said Haley. “Again, it changes game by game. There are different […]

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Texans Injury Report: Linebackers Jadeveon Clowney, Brian Cushing Both Sit Out Thursday

16 October 2014

By the looks of the Thursday injury report, the Houston Texans might not get their rookie linebacker back for the Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field Rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), who has been sidelined since the season opener, did not participate in practice Thursday and there’s already speculation that he […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel, Mike Mitchell Both Sidelined Thursday

16 October 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and their first injury report of the week shows that several players were unable to practice fully Thursday. For starters, fullback Will Johnson (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (knee), safety Mike Mitchell (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) all sat […]

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Dick LeBeau All But Says Brice McCain Will Start Over Cortez Allen Monday Night

16 October 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau didn’t come right and say it Thursday, but in a roundabout way he confirmed that cornerback Brice McCain will get the start over Cortez Allen Monday night against the Houston Texans. LeBeau confirms McCain will see time ahead of Allen, says Cortez will still be good player but week […]

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Hines Ward Thinks No-Huddle Play Calling By Ben Roethlisberger Deserves Blame

16 October 2014

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward took a measured shot at his former quarterback Wednesday, but it might not be a very factual one. During Wednesday’s edition of “Pro Football Talk” on NBC Sports, Ward blamed the Steeles current offensive struggles on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Ward said he believes Roethlisberger deserves a lot of […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Logs His Share Of Face Time During TV Broadcasts

16 October 2014

They will study anything these days and a recent story in the Wall Street Journal is proof of that as they took on the task of actually counting how frequently head coaches and quarterbacks are  shown during TV broadcasts. For their study, the WSJ watched two full games from the 2014 season for all 32 […]

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Numbers Crunch: The Jerricho Cotchery Effect

16 October 2014

By Alex Kozora It goes without saying the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has been underwhelming. Despite having top five players at three key skill positions, it’s a unit that ranks 23rd in points per game. There are a variety of issues that can be attributed. One focuses around the production out of the wide receivers. Emmanuel […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

16 October 2014

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the second half. The defense shut […]

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Steelers vs Browns II First Half Notes And Observations

16 October 2014

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. On Dri Archer’s first kick return, Vince Williams missed his block, which got Archer tackled on the 14. The ‘start’ by Lance Moore was evidently a token gesture, as he didn’t play again […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Browns Sack Breakdown

16 October 2014

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of the relatively low two allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cleveland Browns in Week Six. 1st and 10, 7:59 3rd. Steelers are in shotgun out of 11 personnel. Browns rush four against the Steelers’ five lineman. Lot going on during this play. Fake the draw and then have […]

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Anxious Shazier Still Wearing Brace On Injured Knee

16 October 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier has missed  the last three games with a knee injury and while its not yet clear whether or not he’ll play Monday night against the Houston Texans, he was back working with the first-team defense some during Wednesday’s practice. On the Wednesday edition of Steelers Live, Shazier was shown […]

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2014 NFL Week 6 TOX Stats

15 October 2014

I now have the TOX stats through Week 6 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had the plus two or better teams back on track as they went a combined TOX stat went 10-1 (90.9%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 56-8 (87.5%). Keep in […]

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Roethlisberger, Wheaton Working Hard To Get Back On Same Page With Each Other

15 October 2014

If you watched the game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, you clearly saw that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Markus Wheaton weren’t on the same page with each other on several throws. Heading into the Monday night game against the Houston Texans, the two are working hard this week to make sure […]

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Audio: Wednesday Interview With Josh Taylor On Trib Live Radio

15 October 2014

Wednesday afternoon I joined Josh Taylor for an interview on his show that can be heard on Trib Live Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they head into their Monday night game at Heinz Field against the Houston Texans. You can listed to the interview below that starts at the 22:20 mark and make sure […]

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Roethlisberger Thinks Key With Rookie Bryant Is Not To Overload Him

15 October 2014

Baring something totally unforeseen between now and Monday night, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant will dress for the first time the season for the primetime game against the Houston Texans. During a Wednesday interview with the media, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked to talk about what the 6’4″ Bryant brings to the team […]

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Steelers CB Brice McCain: ‘I Was With The First Group Today’

15 October 2014

Will Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain get the start over the struggling Cortez Allen Monday night against the Houston Texans? As it stands right now, it sounds like there’s a really good chance of that happening. “I was with the first group today,” McCain said Wednesday after practice, according to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio. […]

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Steelers Rookie WR C.J. Goodwin Survives First Major Practice Squad Shake-up Of Season

15 October 2014

On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers released wide receiver Derek Moye from their practice squad. While that’s not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, the move did signify that the team still likes the upside of the wide receiver that they chose to keep over Moye, undrafted rookie free agent C.J. Goodwin. Goodwin, […]

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Steelers Game Monday Night Against Texans Is Close To Being A Must-Win One

15 October 2014

While the upcoming Monday night game against the Houston Texans isn’t technically a must-win game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s probably pretty close to being labeled that. According to PlayoffStatus.com, a Steelers loss Monday night to the Texans would leave the then-four loss team with only a 19% chance of making the playoffs. It’s important […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Waives Right To Preliminary Hearing In Marijuana Possession, DUI Case

15 October 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was in court Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing on the drug charges and DUI that he is currently facing as a result of him being pulled over and arrested in Ross Township back in August after a motorcycle officer smelled marijuana coming from his vehicle. Bell, who could […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser, Steelers Texans Preview With Drew Dougherty & More Episode

15 October 2014

Season 5, Episode 31 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into talking about what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his weekly press conference. We discuss whether or not we will see a few new faces Monday night against the Houston Texans and that includes talk […]

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Kozora: Breaking Down Jordan Cameron’s 51 Yard Touchdown Video

15 October 2014

By Alex Kozora In this video, we’ll discuss what happened on the 51 yard touchdown catch by Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers. We’ll discuss the personnel and coverage assignments that contributed to one of several splash plays the Steelers allowed. Quick side note: Upon further review, […]

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Steelers Release WR Derek Moye From Practice Squad, Place CB Shaquille Richardson On IR

15 October 2014

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced the signings of three players to their practice squad Wednesday morning as defensive end Ethan Hemer, defensive back Jordan Sullen and guard Adam Gettis were all added to the ten man unit. In order to make room for those players, wide receiver Derek Moye was released and cornerback Shaquille […]

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Statistics Favor Steelers Over Texans More Than Reality Might

15 October 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been riding an irritating trend thus far this season, having alternated wins and losses through the first six games. Their last game ended in an embarrassing defeat, so if that pattern is to hold, they must win against the Houston Texans on Monday night. History supports that probability, according to Steelers […]

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