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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 4 Versus Vikings

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today, the 34-27 Week Four loss […]

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Hearing From RB Coach James Saxon

Earlier this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed running backs coach Kirby Wilson to walk, ending up with the Minnesota Vikings after they released their own running backs coach, James Saxon. Saxon wound up replacing Wilson as the Steelers’ running backs coach, but we haven’t heard much from him since he joined the team. Yesterday, however, […]

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Report: Vikings Have “Checked On” Steelers Rehabbing Free Agent RB LaRod Stephens-Howling

It’s been almost seventh months since Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent running back LaRod Stephens-Howling tore his knee up in the 2013 season opener against the Tennessee Titans, but once he’s fully healthy, the Minnesota Vikings might have some interest in him. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, the Vikings have already “checked on” Stephens-Howling […]

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Report: Steelers Met With Arizona RB Ka’Deem Carey At The Combine

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Le’Veon Bell last year in the second-round to be their primary ball carrier for the foreseeable future, there’s a decent chance they could select another running back this year in the later rounds to serve as his backup. According to Roster Watch on Twitter, Arizona running back […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Optimist’s Take – James Saxon’s Influence

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Former Steelers Coach Kirby Wilson Claims Relationship With Todd Haley Was Not Strained

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson left a few weeks ago to take the same position on the coaching staff of the Minnesota Vikings and on Tuesday, he was asked to explain his decision to make that lateral move in an interview on 93.7 The Fan. “First of all, let me say that […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – ILB Vince Williams

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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New Steelers RBs Coach James Saxon Has A Resume That Speaks For Itself

When the Pittsburgh Steelers announced this week that James Saxon would be the new running backs coach, many in the fan base probable see him as just the man that didn’t screw up Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. After all, Peterson is so good that he doesn’t even need a running backs coach, right? […]

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Some Potential Candidates To Become The Steelers Next Running Backs Coach

Now that we know that Kirby Wilson will not be back as the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach in 2014, we can all throw out some names of coaches that might possibly be considered candidates to replace him. Bobby Turner – Turner was the assistant head coach and running backs coach with the Washington Redskins […]

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The Manning Brothers Can Help The Steelers On Sunday

Sunday is a very important game for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a loss to the Miami Dolphins would pretty much be the final nail in their coffin when it comes to possibly making the playoffs. Assuming the Steelers win, the scoreboard watching can immediately commence following the game. Below are three games that Steelers fans […]

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Four To Go, Four In A Row: The State Of The AFC North – Week Fourteen

By Jeremy Hritz So much for second place. While there was a barrel full of hope heading into last week’s contest against the Baltimore Ravens that the Pittsburgh Steelers could take a step towards locking up a Wild Card, that barrel was disappointingly tipped over and spilled out on the sidelines of M&T Bank Stadium. […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Raiders Preview And Prediction- Week 8

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers played their best game of the season this past week against the Baltimore Ravens, winning a game of the close variety by three points, and salvaging a glimmer of hope that the season can somehow be saved. Riding a two-game win streak, that glimmer has a chance to intensify […]

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Steelers Defense Limits Explosive Plays In Win Over Jets

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense held the New York Jets to just six points Sunday to help the team notch their first win of the season and they recorded their first two turnovers of the year in the process. More importantly, perhaps, they limited the killer explosive plays that killed them in the London loss to […]

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Troy Polamalu And Calculated Risks

By Matthew Marczi The clearest sign that Troy Polamalu is back to being Troy Polamalu is to watch where he lines up on short-yardage plays. When he is healthy, he is typically up against the line or bursting through a hole off the snap on critical, drive-changing snaps. The last game for the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Taking A Look At Vince Williams’ First Career Start

By Matthew Marczi Although Vince Williams had somewhat of a rocky game against the Minnesota Vikings, it is fair to point out that it was, of course, his first career start, and just the third game of his career (he was inactive in the season opener). Since that last game, Williams has been officially upgraded […]

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Cameron Heyward Shows Off Motor Against The Vikings

By Matthew Marczi Some Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been vocal in their disappointment that former 2011 first-round draft pick Cameron Heyward has yet to crack the starting lineup in his third season, even though he is playing behind another former first-round draft pick in Ziggy Hood and a former Pro Bowler in Brett Keisel. Well, […]

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Ten Plays That Played A Big Part In The Steelers 0-4 Start

Often times there is a fine line between winning and losing games in the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly been on the wrong side of that line in their first four games. Each and every play has the potential of turning a game around and below are ten plays in animated gif form […]

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Steelers 2013 Regular Season Play Direction Report

Below are the offensive and defensive directional stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers through the first four games of the season and it’s not hard to see where both units have come up short so far. The rushing offense is just now finding in its legs now that Le’Veon Bell is finally healthy and that in […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut. David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio  Brown that drew a pass […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers were off to a strong start on their kick return coverage this season, and it continued into this game, with Shamarko Thomas making Cordarrelle Patterson pay for taking back the opening kickoff from nine yards deep, short of the 20. Likewise, the running defense got off to a fine start […]

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Report: Steelers DL Al Woods Fined For Facemask Penalty On Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

Another week another fine for a Pittsburgh Steelers player as defensive lineman Al Woods has reportedly been fined $7,875 for his first-quarter face mask on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The play in question happened during the Vikings opening offensive possession of the game during a […]

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Time To Tackle The Most Glaring Issue On Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers defense suffered quite an unusual lapse in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings, which was predicated upon a sudden inability to consistently bring down the ball carrier. It really is no secret, since the main culprits during the game were all featured on the highlight reels on the 24-hour […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Spent His Time In London Inside A Box

As usual, one of the main goals that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense had going into the Sunday game against the Minnesota Vikings was to stop the run and to do so they were forced to use safety Troy Polamalu either inside the box or within 5-7 yards from the line of scrimmage on 48 of […]

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Poor Tackling And Explosive Plays Hurt The Steelers The Most In Loss To Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau always preaches to his defense that they must stop the run, tackle the catch and not give up the big play in order to be successful. Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, his unit failed in all three of those areas and as a result the team now heads into […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Vikings Preview and Prediction – Week 4

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers were pitiful in the preseason, finishing 0-4. This Sunday against the Vikings, if the Steelers don’t play mistake free football and establish consistency, they will match their record from the preseason with an 0-4 start to the 2013 season. The last time that happened was in 1968, and the […]

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