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Report: Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt To Make First Career Start Monday Night

Monday night will be a night that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Stephon Tuitt will never forget, as according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team’s second-round draft pick will make his first career start against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. Tuitt, according to Dulac, will be the first Steelers defensive end to start […]

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Report: Steelers Place LB Jarvis Jones On Injured Reserve/Designated For Return List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without starting outside linebacker Jarvis Jones for at least the next eight weeks as the former first round draft pick has been placed on the injured reserve/designated for return list following surgery on his wrist. Jones, who had 14 tackles and two sacks in three starts so far this season, […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Moved Into 20th Place On All-Time Passing Yardage List In Win Over Panthers

With his 196 yards passing Sunday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers 37-19 over the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger moved into 20th place on the NFL’s career passing yards leaders list. Roethlisberger, who entered the game 150 passing yards behind former NFL quarterback Jim Everett, completed 22 of the 30 passes that he attempted Sunday […]

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2014 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

As usual, I will once again be tracking the TOX stats throughout the 2014 NFL season. This is simple stat, but its 80% win track record is certainly hard to ignore. In case you need a refresher, the TOX stat is a measure of how many explosive plays (20-plus yards) teams create minus how many […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Game Circumstances Could Dictate Playing Time Backup OLB Arthur Moats Receives

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to enter the 2014 season with only three true outside linebackers on their 53 man roster and as a result, Arthur Moats will be asked to back up both Jason Worlds and Jarvis Jones. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked in Moats, who spent his first […]

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Steelers Blanked By Panthers In Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers closed out their 2014 preseason by getting shut-out at home by the Carolina Panthers 10-0 in a game that featured a lot of sloppy play by both teams. The Panthers got on the scoreboard early as they drove 62 yards on 14 plays against the Steelers starting defense on the opening possession […]

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Report: Steelers LS Greg Warren Cleared To Play In Season Opener Against Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 10-0 to the Carolina Panthers Thursday night in their preseason finale, but some good news surfaced after the game. According to Adam Crowley of Steelers Nation Radio, long snapper Greg Warren told him after the game that he’s been cleared to play after suffering a meniscus injury a few weeks ago […]

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Steelers Film Room: T Kelvin Beachum Against The Eagles

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Kelvin Beachum against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday night. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 6, 11:51 1st. Beachum’s punch is too poor and too high, closer to the helmet of defensive end Brandon Graham. It looks like Graham is going to be able to slip past and hit the edge. But […]

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CB Devin Smith On Steelers Reserve/Injured List After Clearing Waivers

Cornerback Devin Smith cleared waivers Wednesday after being waived/injured Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers and has reverted back to their Reserve/Injured list, according to the daily NFL transaction release. Smith, who injured his hamstring prior to the third preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, bounced on and off the Steelers practice squad last season. He […]

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Steelers 2014 Rookie Watch 3.0

By Michael K. Reynolds Who was most upset about the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles? Probably the rookies, drafted and otherwise, who were battling for a position on the team. Because when their “big brother” in the form of the starters played poorly, the whole family suffered. When the coaches played […]

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Tomlin Wants ‘Consistent, Above-The-Line Play’ Out Landry Jones Against Panthers

Unless things go horribly wrong during the 2014 season, Thursday night more than likely will be the last time we see Pittsburgh Steelers third-string quarterback Landry Jones play until next year. While it’s not yet known if Jones will start against the Carolina Panthers in the preseason finale at Heinz Field, head coach Mike Tomlin […]

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Analysis Of The Steelers Six Afternoon Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived an additional six players Tuesday afternoon and here is a look at each of them. Hebron Fangupo – If you followed the training camp reports filed by our very own Alex Kozora, the early waiving of Fangupo probably isn’t a huge surprise to you. Fangupo almost instantly was running behind rookie […]

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Instant Analysis Of Steelers First Nine Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived nine players Tuesday and here is a look at each of them. Vic So’oto – So’oto likely needed an injury to make the final 53 man roster this year. While he could have easily been kept around another week, his release appears to be a courtesy one in order to give […]

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Cardinals To Release T Max Starks, Lions Waive P Drew Butler

It’s not a good day for former Pittsburgh Steelers players as several are showing up on the early lists of cut-downs throughout the league. The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly release tackle Max Starks Monday just three weeks after signing him. Starks played a total of 86 snaps with the Cardinals over the course of three preseason games […]

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Bills Give Former Steelers QB Dennis Dixon The Early Ax

It might finally be the end of the line for former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon as the Oregon product was included in the first round of cuts made Monday morning by the Buffalo Bills. Dixon, who was selected by the Steelers in the fifth-round (156th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, wasn’t given much […]

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Why The Steelers Defense Is Broken And How To Fix It

By Michael K. Reynolds Is there anyone still out there who still believes the Pittsburgh Steelers have a dominant defense? So far this preseason they looked poor against the New York Giants, fared only slightly better against the Buffalo Bills and got completely demolished by Philadelphia Eagles. Do we really believe the problem is that […]

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Steelers Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Not Expected To See Suspensions This Season

Unless the Pittsburgh Steelers take it upon themselves to suspend running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount for the season opener against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field following them being caught in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in Ross Township, both will likely suit up and play in that game. […]

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Steelers Film Room: T Mike Adams Against The Bills

By Alex Kozora Film breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams versus the Buffalo Bills. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 20, 7:46 3rd. No picture or GIF really worth showing but Adams does a nice job setting his hips and sealing the defensive end on a run off Adams’ outside hip. Opened up a […]

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Steelers Film Room: LB Dan Molls Against The Bills

By Alex Kozora A brief breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers’ inside linebacker Dan Molls against the Buffalo Bills last Saturday night. THE GOOD 1. 2nd and 10, 14:24 4th. Does a great job of meeting the running back in the hole and sticks him. The back doesn’t fall forward and it turns into just a two […]

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Bills LB Stevenson Sylvester Out For Season With Torn Patella Tendon

The Buffalo Bills are having bad luck at the linebacker position this offseason and it looks like they’ve now lost another for the season as well. According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Stevenson Sylvester has been placed on injured reserve with a torn patella tendon. Bills have placed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester […]

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Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Steve McLendon

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon was once a fan favorite—back when he was a longshot undrafted free agent reserve. Now that he’s in the starting lineup, he’s quickly lost favor with many. Granted, much of that has to do with the belief that he doesn’t have the size to play effectively as a nose […]

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Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Daniel McCullers

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers had a strong debut performance against the Giants two weeks ago, which got many excited for the young man’s future, quite frankly getting a bit ahead of ourselves. It’s clear that he’s made progress since his college tape was the only thing to go by, but it’s also […]

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Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Stephon Tuitt

Rookie Stephon Tuitt started his first preseason game at left defensive end due to injury, but he was back with the second-team defensive line last week when the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Buffalo Bills. Of course, he also played with the first-team defense when they went to their sub-packages, lining up alongside Cameron Heyward in […]

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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones To Get Good Test Against Eagles T Jason Peters

If all goes as planned, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones will play Thursday night in the third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The game also figures to be a measuring stick of sorts for Jones, who missed the second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills due to a groin injury. In the preseason […]

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Steelers Film Room: Preseason Debut Of LB Ryan Shazier

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the play of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier against the Buffalo Bills. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 2, 13:41 1at. Reading his pass key (high hat), he drops into zone coverage. Like the explosion here. As you can see in this still, driving on the ball before it’s […]

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