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Stephon Tuitt Growing, But Snaps Are Limited

Despite Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau saying after the draft that Stephon Tuitt was a young player that was going to play a lot of snaps as a rookie, he is currently only on pace for 140 snaps this year. Through the first four games, the Steelers’ second-round defensive end has played just 35 […]

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Steelers Injury Report: T Marcus Gilbert, WR Markus Wheaton Both Limited Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday and the first injury report of the week has now been released. Not practicing Wednesday were wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness), linebacker James Harrison (illness), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), defensive end Brett Keisel (not […]

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Steelers Versus Buccaneers: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the coaches’ tape is released Wednesday. Key areas I’ll attempt to look at while reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. – I have a pretty good idea of what happened, the Bucs showed heavy pressure pre-snap looks (sugaring the “A” gaps), but […]

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Steelers Marcus Gilbert, Steve McLendon Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Buccaneers

Pro Football Focus now has there initial grades out for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 27-24 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and I am not very surprised that tackle Marcus Gilbert (3.6) graded out as the best player on offense. Gilbert has now put together two solid games after not playing well in […]

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Steelers vs Panthers: LeBeau’s New Wrinkles

By Alex Kozora In this week’s video series, I discussed the wrinkles Dick LeBeau added to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ gameplan in last Saturday’s victory over the Carolina Panthers. Today, we’ll expand on that and show you some specific fronts that LeBeau used. The first was one LeBeau showed multiple times. Mostly on 2nd and 3rd […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Cameron Heyward

As was the case with many Pittsburgh Steelers defenders, fourth-year defensive end Cameron Heyward got his season off to somewhat of a slow start. In fact, he also underwhelmed through much of the preseason as well. But he played easily his best game of the season, and perhaps one of the better games of his […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G Ramon Foster Questionable For Buccaneers Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have no wrapped up their Friday practice in preparation for the Sunday game against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the final injury report is now out. Status report for @Steelers: Ike Taylor, Ryan Shazier are out; Ramon Foster (ankle) questionable; everybody else is probable — Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) September 26, 2014 […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Great job by Cameron Heyward to cross the tackles’ face, keep the runner moving laterally, all while forcing a holding call against tackle Byron Bell. – Cortez Allen has not been very reliable in […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Next two were Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Wedge made up of Will Johnson and Stephon Tuitt. LeGarrette […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Dri Archer, Ramon Foster Practice Fully Again Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to prepare for their Sunday home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Thursday injury report shows that everyone practiced fully except for linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), both of whom have already been ruled out this week. After sitting out Wednesday with an illness, wide […]

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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. The Steelers opened the game in the 12 personnel, with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth lined up off the right side. That’s already different. On second down, after a penalty, the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Ramon Foster, Dri Archer Both Practice Fully Wednesday

The 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 0-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at Heinz Field and the first official injury report of the week is now out. Not practicing Wednesday were wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury […]

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Arthur Moats A Larger Threat To Playing Time For James Harrison Than Conditioning

Head coach Mike Tomlin preached caution when it comes to expecting the newly re-signed James Harrison to contribute to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ winning efforts on defense, emphasizing that little is determined at this point. While that may be true, he gave a similar speech regarding the participation of another veteran re-signing late in the process, […]

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James Harrison Signing Comes Amid Heightened Concern Over Domestic Violence

The Pittsburgh Steelers earlier today officially re-signed outside linebacker James Harrison, who was originally released by the team before the 2013 season in a salary cap maneuver, and who only earlier this month officially retired from the game. The move was prompted by the long-term injury sustained by Steelers second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who […]

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Ike Taylor Must Race The Clock To Stay A Steeler

By Melanie Friedlander, MD, FACS The Pittsburgh Steelers defense came home from North Carolina having played their part in a dominant win over the Panthers, but it came at a terrible price.  3 starters went down within 7 snaps a mere 5 minutes into the second half (sounds like a math problem, but that will come […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Panthers

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers got a chance to perform on the road in front of a national television audience for the second week in a row and it was a completely different outcome this time. After being outclassed in Baltimore last week, the Steelers dominated the Carolina Panthers 37-19, snapping Carolina’s five game […]

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Here’s To James Harrison Proving The Doubters Wrong One Last Time

Following the 2014 NFL Draft, my initial Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster prediction included linebacker James Harrison. Here is the analysis that I wrote way back in May. Yeah, I went there with Harrison for now. Where will the depth come from? Even if Zumwalt can play some outside, you really have to wonder about […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Three vs. Panthers

By Michael K. Reynolds Before the bright lights of Sunday’s nationally broadcast game against the Carolina Panthers, the young and heavily remodeled Pittsburgh Steelers might have given the league and their fans a glimpse into a fabulous future. No. The defense wasn’t perfect and Carolina’s offense isn’t exactly explosive. But this was a dominating running […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 1-1 after two weeks in an AFC North division in which nobody has gone winless. While they squeaked by the Cleveland Browns in the season opener, they were trounced last Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens. The team still has many questions to answer on both sides of the ball, so […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Throughout his career, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has been consistently used on both sides of the defensive line, depending on whichever starter needed a breather. It seemed that that was going to change in 2014, as he worked all offseason as the starting right defensive end, but plans changed when Brett Keisel was […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers, at this point, are basically starting Cam Thomas at left defensive end because they are waiting for either Stephon Tuitt to be ready mentally or for Brett Keisel to be ready physically to be a starter. That’s my working theory, anyway, because he would certainly be of better service to this unit […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Foster Questionable, Archer Doubtful

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice in preparation for their Sunday night road game against the Carolina Panthers and the final injury report of the week includes one player listed as doubtful and another listed as questionable Running back Dri Archer (ankle), who was limited most of the week in practice with […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Foster Hopes To Play Sunday Night After Sitting Out Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Carolina Panthers Sunday night and the latest injury participation report shows that one player failed to practice. Guard Ramon Foster, who had been limited in Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury, failed to practice Thursday. Foster, however, […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. – Little bit shorter, especially since the 4th quarter was pretty ho-hum considering the scoreboard. – Steve McLendon has active hands and a quality rip move. Check him out rip Jeremy Zuttah, generating pressure and drawing a hold. – Empty set out […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Moore, McLendon Practice Fully Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday night on the road and the first official injury report of the week is now out following Wednesday’s practice. DNP: Keisel, Miller, Polamalu (not injury related for all 3) LIMITED: Archer, Foster FULL: Bryant, McLendon, Moore — Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) September 17, 2014 Not practicing Wednesday were […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: The 4-6-1 Look

Last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers surrendered three red zone touchdowns in five red zone trips, including two touchdowns in both goal to go situations en route to giving up 27 points. Perhaps in response to that poor showing, the Steelers broke out a new look on Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens […]

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