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Steelers Injury Report: McLendon, Gilbert Unable To Practice Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers first injury report of the week has now been released and it includes a little bit of bad news. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) wasn’t able to practice Wednesday and while it’s still early in the week, it doesn’t look like he will make it back for the game Sunday at Heinz […]

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Lawrence Timmons Finally Makes An Impact On The Season

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been nothing short of a tackling machine for the past five weeks, after overcoming a slow start plagued by missed tackles that helped expose the defense around him. Monday night was no different as he matched his Week Two total of 12 tackles, including a season-high 11 solo […]

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Steelers Defense Must Build Off Of Texans Turnovers

Last night on Twitter, I wrote that the Pittsburgh Steelers had scored 17 points off of turnovers against the Houston Texans, mockingly adding “also, the Steelers have turnovers tonight”. The truth is, however, that the team has forced at least one turnover now in five straight games, reaching a season-high three turnovers last night in […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans: Winners And Losers From Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Houston Texans 30-23 Monday night at Heinz Field to move to 4-3 on the season and after two passes back through the game rewind, here is just a good sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that […]

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Late Second Quarter Scoring Explosion Propels Steelers To 30-23 Win Over Texans

Down 13-0, the Pittsburgh Steelers scored 24 unanswered points late in the second quarter and they held on to beat the Houston Texans 30-23 Monday night at Heinz Field. The Steelers 24 point scoring explosion started with a 44 yard field goal by kicker Shaun Suisham with 3:13 left in the first half and ended […]

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Report: Steelers DE Brett Keisel To Start Over Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Monday Night

Earlier in the week it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt would likely make his first career start Monday night against the Houston Texans, but according to the team’s PR man, Burt Lauten, that won’t be the case. Defensive lineup changes confirmed for @steelers: Cam Thomas is scheduled to start at […]

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Will Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Receive Extra Nickel Package Work Monday Night?

While Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt is expected to make his first career start Monday night against the Houston Texans, it will be interesting to see how they choose to use him when their not using their base 3-4 alignment. Of the 67 snaps that Tuitt has logged so far this season on […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Stephon Tuitt

We got to see more of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt last week against the Cleveland Browns than we had in any other game this season when he logged a season-high 18 snaps. That included two snaps in a four-man front at the goal line. Admittedly, he delivered mixed results with that playing […]

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Steelers 2014 Defensive Charting Takeaways: Post Week Six

By Alex Kozora As I did back in Week Two, combing through the notables on my Pittsburgh Steelers defensive chart. Statistically, looking at the positives and negatives from the unit. –  I won’t post all the snap counts but I’ll note the snaps along the defensive line. Cam Thomas: 233/375 snaps (62.1%). On pace for: […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Out For Texans Game, LB Ryan Shazier Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report of the week is now out following Saturday’s practice and it looks like defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) and safety Mike Mitchell (knee) will both be good to go Monday night against the Houston Texans. Keisel and Mitchell both practiced again Saturday and both end the week listed as […]

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Steelers Defense Looks Different Just Six Weeks Later

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be putting a defense on the field that is radically different in appearance than the one that began last season. As a matter of fact, this is a defense that will already be markedly different from that one that they even opened this season with. If we got back to the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Sits Friday, LB Ryan Shazier Still Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers Friday injury report has now been released and it’s looking like a few of the team’s younger defensive players won’t make it back this week for the game Monday night against the Houston Texans. After being limited Thursday, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) wasn’t able to participate Friday and he is now all […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Second Half – Troy Polamalu appears to be cheating on this route, expecting a corner route. Not sure why though. Saw something on film study? It’s just odd because it’s typical for the Browns to bend their #1, as […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Robert Golden, Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, and Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth and Michael Palmer continue to be the next two up. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson the wedge 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’

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

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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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

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 Could Debut Two Rookie Draft Picks Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to get a boost out of two of their rookie draft picks on Monday, neither of whom have yet dressed for a game. Head coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday during his press conference that he was looking at 6’4” wide receiver Martavis Bryant as a possible option against the Houston […]

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Steelers Injury Report: NT Steve McLendon Ruled Out For Texans Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and they will do so without the services of nose tackle Steve McLendon. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out McLendon for the Monday night game because of the right shoulder injury that he suffered in the […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns II

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday to take on a resurgent Cleveland Browns team. After a dominating first quarter where they outgained the Browns 78 yards to -8, the Steelers got routed, losing 31-10 and looking like they didn’t even belong on the same field. In the second […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Keisel, McLendon, Mitchell All Suffer Sprains In Loss To Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost three defensive players to injuries during their 31-10 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the walking wounded. According to Tomlin, nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a right shoulder sprain in the first half. Mclendon injured that same shoulder earlier in the […]

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Steelers Keisel, Heyward, Mitchell All Injured In Second Half Against Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel suffered a left knee injury late in the second half of the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns and he will not return for the second half. The Browns lead the Steelers 31-10 late and the team was already without with nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), defensive end Cameron […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Ziggy Hood and Al Woods in free agency, and they replaced those losses with free agent Cam Thomas. Thomas continues to start at left defensive end. The reason that the previous statement is preceded with a qualifying verb, however, is because there is, and has been, speculation that that position […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas, LB Ryan Shazier Ruled Out For Browns Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Friday practice and their final injury report of the week for the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns has now been released. As expected, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) have both been ruled out for Sunday. Shazier was able to get some work […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Second Half – Cameron Heyward doing a good job of taking on this cut block, staying on his feet and helping to make the tackle. – False step by this Jacksonville linebacker. Takes a step back on the snap. […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return coverage unit. Front five. Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth continue to run as the next two up. Cody Wallace returned to his starting part on […]

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