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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Returns Just In Time To Face Ravens Outside Zone

Sunday night at Heinz Field the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will get a second shot at shutting down the Baltimore Ravens outside zone scheme that blistered them to the tune of 157 yards back in Week 2. While it certainly wont be an easy task, the Steelers run defense has improved over the course of the […]

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Steelers vs Colts First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. Despite facing a more potent offense, the Steelers opened in their base defense against Andrew Luck, meaning Cam Thomas in at nose tackle. He missed a tackle on Ahmad Bradshaw up the middle on […]

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Steelers vs. Colts: Player Snap Counts Week 8

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Indianapolis Colts, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. As far as the offense goes, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant played a total of […]

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Steelers vs Colts – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their seesaw season, alternating wins and losses in each of the first seven games, with the most recent result emerging victorious. That would suggest a defeat, but then again so would the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck, who commands arguably the best offense in the league right now. That defense, of […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Daniel McCullers

There was understandably a fair bit of buzz when the Pittsburgh Steelers—a franchise with a fan base known for its blue collar attitude to both football and everyday life—drafted a 6’7”, 350 pound nose tackle back in May. That walking oak goes by the name of Daniel McCullers, and he saw his first game action […]

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Steelers Versus Colts Week 8 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Heinz Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his fifth straight game Sunday as he continues […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Thomas Out, Gilbert Doubtful, Shazier Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report of the week is now out and it includes three players listed as being out. As expected, nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) will all miss the game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. This will be the third straight game that […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. Second Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Will Allen, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, B.W. Webb. – Who is this version of Cam Thomas? Crazy […]

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Steelers vs Texans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. Rookie Martavis Bryant got his first snap of his career on the second play of the game. The Steelers took off Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore to play him and Darrius Heyward-Bey. The […]

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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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No Urgency For Cortez Allen To Resume Starting Job

Even though Cortez Allen was on the field for the first snap of the game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Houston Texans, it was Brice McCain who was in actuality the ‘starter’ on Monday night. It had been talked about throughout the week, but the 5’9” free agent signing played every snap against the […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 7 vs. Texans

By Michael K. Reynolds With a season on the brink, the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful lacking faith and a storm of boos descending upon the home team, Coach Mike Tomlin’s squad pulled a giant sized rabbit out of their hat with a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. Is this just another terrible tease in a […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with identical 3-3 records. The Texans dominated early and the […]

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Steelers Versus Texans: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the Coaches Tape comes out for the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. – The first half will allow a good opportunity to watch Ben Roethlisberger handle a muddy pocket. Not just with his mobility within the pocket or ability to escape out of it […]

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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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Steelers vs Texans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to right the ship tonight against the Houston Texans. While two of their division rivals fell yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens continue to win, and now lead the division at 5-2. Should the Steelers manage to get back in the win column—which would fit their trend—they will be in second play at […]

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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 Versus Texans Week 7 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Ike Taylor – Taylor will miss his fourth straight game Monday night […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Steve McLendon

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to have to get used to life without Steve McLendon at nose tackle for tomorrow night, as he’s long been ruled out for the Monday night game against the Houston Texans. Perhaps I should say the team needs to get used to life with Cam Thomas at nose tackle, because […]

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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 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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The Mystique Of Mount McCullers

By Michael K. Reynolds Who would have thought one of the most anticipated rookie debuts for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season would be a sixth round draft choice? That’s precisely the buzz and surprising controversy surrounding nose tackle Daniel McCullers’ opportunity to be active for a game for the first time in his young career. […]

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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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Steelers Vs. Texans: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and thanks a ton for your continued patronage to the site. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night and that means I might get to watch a few extra games on Sunday. I’m excited about that as I usually have to watch most of them later […]

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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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