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Week 13 Missed Tackles Breakdown

It was a definite improvement in the tackling department by the Pittsburgh Steelers defense after a pitiful effort against Seattle last week, with only three first half whiffs versus the Indianapolis Colts. The Pittsburgh defense did finish with 12 in the game, and while most came after the game was…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Twelve

The Pittsburgh Steelers at 6-5 are far from their prime as they head into a prime time showdown on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. At stake is nothing short of their playoff aspirations for the 2015 season. As it is, following their 39-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the team…


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Steelers Fans Have Plenty To Be Thankful For In 2015

The idea that Pittsburgh Steelers fans have plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving may seem erroneous to many of you given the injuries to Le’Veon Bell, Maurkice Pouncey, Kelvin Beachum, and even Ben Roethlisberger for a few games, but I’m here to suggest the opposite. Sure, there have certainly been several…


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Ranking The Steelers: Defense

We’re having a little bit of fun here on the bye week. From best to worst, I’ll rank every Pittsburgh Steelers who has played at least 10% of the offense’s snaps in 2015. That means you won’t see names like Brandon Boykin, Anthony Chickillo, or L.T. Walton on this list. This…


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Week 10 Steelers Vs Browns First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers notched their first division win of the season thanks to the performance of backup quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. Of course, it was Landry Jones who started the game at…


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Steelers’ DL Buying Into The John Mitchell Motto

You don’t often hear from John Mitchell. About the only time the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive line coach makes a media appearance is during the draft when the team selects a player Mitchell will be responsible for. And almost on cue, Mitchell talks about one trait he looks for. Run to…



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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Browns

For the third straight Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers played a 1:00 home game at sun-splashed Heinz Field, and while this one lacked the drama of last week’s last-second win over the Oakland Raiders, the storyline was almost as compelling. In an unusual move Mike Tomlin decided to dress Ben Roethlisberger…


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Week Ten Steelers Missed Tackles Report

For the second straight week, tackling was not an issue for Pittsburgh, as they kept their missed tackles in the single digits for consecutive weeks for the first time this season. No defensive player missed more than one stop, and only two tackles were whiffed in the entire first half,…



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Butler Explains McLendon’s Lack Of Playing Time Against Raiders

This past Sunday in the Pittsburgh Steelers home win over the Oakland Raiders, nose tackle Steve McLendon played a season-low 12 snaps as the team’s nickel package was on the field for most of the game. During his weekly talk with the media on Thursday, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler…


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Tomlin Challenges Defensive Line Depth To Step Up

Typically, Mike Tomlin has nothing but positive things to say during his weekly Tuesday presser. Compliment the job of specific players, make the opposing team sound like Super Bowl champions, you get the idea. But Tomlin seemed to take a little jab, and perhaps offer a challenge, to the backup…


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Steelers Week 9 Missed Tackles Breakdown

Sunday’s 38-35 victory over the Oakland Raiders truly had a little bit of everything, which unfortunately included more missed tackles by the Steelers defense. The good news is that the total for the game was just eight whiffs, the team’s second best mark of the season. The bad news is…


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Steelers Vs. Raiders: Player Snap Counts – Week 9

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to notch their fifth win of the season Sunday at Heinz Field over the Oakland Raiders and they now currently sit in sixth place in the AFC as a result. The snap counts from Sunday’s game have now been compiled and outside of a few…


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Week Nine Steelers Vs Raiders: What To Watch For

Entering the second game in a three-week home stand, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in dire need of a return to the win column after two straight losses have knocked them down to 4-4 and virtually already out of the division race, losing their pole position for a Wildcard spot in…