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Steelers Thowback Thursday: The 1998 Thanksgiving Day Coin Toss

Good morning to all of you and I hope each and every one of you have a great Thanksgiving today. Each and every Thanksgiving, I can’t help but remember back to 1998 and the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 13 game against the Detroit Lions and that dreadful overtime coin toss. Many of…


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Bye Week Rethink: Antwon Blake And Playing Hurt

Today is Sunday, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are not playing. They are not playing tomorrow, either, nor did they already play on Thursday. The 6-4 franchise is entering its long awaited and much needed bye week after 10 straight games. With not much else going on, it would figure to…


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Carnell Lake On Mike Mitchell’s Big Improvement

Some wanted him cut in the offseason. Now, he’s on track to make a Pro Bowl. You don’t have to search hard for the reason in Mike Mitchell’s stellar play in 2015. It starts foremost with health. Mitchell played with tears in each of his groins, gutting out the full…


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Stats Of The Weird: Regular Season Milestones

If you know me, you know I love obscure statistics. And so with this being the slowest weekend of the regular season due to the bye week, we’ll look at a couple achievements some Pittsburgh Steelers could reach before the end of the regular season. – Should Ben Roethlisberger go…



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Steelers Defense Enjoys Team Dinner During Bye Week

It’s been months of non-stop football. Play, prepare, repeat. The Pittsburgh Steelers finally have met their bye week and are rightfully using that time to enjoy themselves. That included the Steelers’ defense getting together for dinner last night. Several players posted photos of the night on Instagram. Next A photo posted…


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Steelers Defensive Charting: First Half Of Season

Like we do every four weeks, we visit our Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive charting and highlight any new or cool data the chart provides us. – Excluding kneeldowns and pre-snap penalties, the Steelers’ defense has been on the field for 546 snaps. That’s an average of 68.3 per game. They’re on…


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Carnell Lake Not Behind Talent Deficiency In The Secondary

Much has been made of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary recently, a statement that could accurately have been made at virtually any point over the past few years. Recently, however, there seems to have been an increase in the finger pointing over whatever issues might be ailing the unit, with many…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Panthers Breakdown

Game notes from the preseason finale between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers. This will be an abridged version since some of these players aren’t even in Pittsburgh anymore. An eye towards the players here and the New England Patriots in Week One is more important. First Half – Kick…


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Steelers Training Camp Recap: Defense

Yesterday, we walked through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense player-by-player, recapping how each player performed during training camp. Today, we’ll do the same for the defense and punters. Cam Heyward: One of the best at his position, there wasn’t a need to pay attention to Heyward in camp. But it was…


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Ian Wild Embodying Concept Of ‘The More You Can Do’

It’s likely not very often that a player, undrafted as a rookie, makes his first NFL roster three years after the fact, but that is what safety Ian Wild is attempting to do with the Pittsburgh Steelers this summer. And he’s taking every step possible to maximize his value, which…


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Steelers Training Camp Stock Report: Day 14

You would think that after two preseason games and three weeks of training camp practices, that the energy might be a bit down heading into the final five practices of camp, but not so on Sunday. Even if the players had any ideas about taking it easy, Mike Tomlin made…


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Steelers vs. Jaguars: Morning After Tape Cutups

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their second preseason game 23-21 to the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night and here are a few of the plays that instantaneously received my attention when I went back through the game a second time. Here’s the firer run by Le’Veon Bell which was a split zone…


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Quick Hits: Steelers vs Vikings Winners/Losers

Game one of the preseason is in the books. While this list of winners and losers needs to be prefaced by the fact this is all based on a live observation, and no tape, there are players that stick out in each area. Keep the perspective that this is one…


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Dteelers 2015 Training Camp Diary: Day Nine

Halfway home! Day nine of Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice is in the books. Team is back on Thursday and Friday before gearing up for their first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Let’s get into the notes. – Injury roundup: Several players returned today. Ben Roethlisberger, Steve McLendon, and Cam Heyward…