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Mythbusters: Do The Steelers Need To Score 30 Points Against The Saints?

By Alex Kozora We’ll take a crack at a new series for the remaining few weeks of the 2014 season. One we’ll call Mythbusters. As the name implies, I will dispelling popular Pittsburgh Steelers related myths. Similar to the TV show, but with more football and less impressive mustaches. We’ll start by testing a common […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Gets Green Light To Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have veteran cornerback Ike Taylor back for their Sunday home game against the New Orleans Saints as he was given the green light by the doctors after visiting with them on Monday. Ike Taylor says he's got the green light to practice but he "doesn't want to do anything stupid" and […]

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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Cleared To Resume Practicing Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started the process of getting injured linebacker Jarvis Jones back on the field again as the former first-round draft pick has been cleared to resume practicing again. According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, Jones, who has been sidelined since Week 3 with a wrist injury, will practice with the team […]

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Blount Not Guaranteed Extensive Playing Time With Patriots

The New England Patriots signed running back LeGarrette Blount on Thursday following him being waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday. During his Friday talk with the media, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick indicated that Blount’s playing time moving forward into the final third of the season with the team is not set in stone. […]

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Value Of Lance Moore Not Limited To Playing Time

Lance Moore was supposed to be a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense this season after the team signed him to a two-year, $3 million contract. Lance Moore has 11 catches in the nine games he’s played, although he is in a four-way tie for third on the team with two touchdown receptions. It […]

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Steelers Holding Out Hope That Injured LB Jarvis Jones Will Play Again This Season

Even though he’s eligible to do so, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones still hasn’t been cleared to begin practicing again as he continues to rehab the wrist injury that he suffered way back in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers. With only five games now remaining in the regular season, Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler […]

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LeGarrette Blount Failed Steelers Both On And Off The Field

Back in the early stages of the offseason, after former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer chose to sign with the Arizona Cardinals instead of re-signing with the Steelers, the front office began turning their focus to other options. One of those options turned out to be LeGarrette Blount, who came in for a visit […]

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Splash Plays Have Been Even Tougher To Come By On The Road

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover in either of their first two games. Over the course of the next seven, however, they turned things around and nearly averaged two per game, with a total of 13 interceptions and fumbles recovered. Over the last two games, there’s been just one turnover, while the […]

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Steelers Look To Break Seven Game Streak Without A Rushing TD Against Titans

Do you remember the last time the Pittsburgh Steelers had a rushing touchdown? It was way back in Week 3 against Carolina Panthers and it was an eight-yard run by running back LeGarrette Blount with 5:38 left in the game. Blount surely remembers that touchdown as he was later fined for throwing the football into […]

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‘On The Road Again’ Not A Good Theme For Steelers Offense

For the fourth time this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have scored under 20 points—and under 15 points on offense. In each of those instances, the settings of these sad performances have all been away from Heinz Field. In the second game of the season, the Steelers accumulated a season-low six points against the Baltimore Ravens. […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Ramon Foster

Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Ramon Foster missed two games earlier this season with an injury. He suddenly got healthy after the offensive line paved the way for a massive 250+ rushing yard day against the Carolina Panthers, and he has played pretty well since then over the next four games. That wasn’t quite the case […]

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Steelers Successful When Ringing The Bell On Third Downs This Season

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is certainly having a great 2014 season as he already has 1144 yards from scrimmage through the first nine games. 433 of those yards have come on 47 receptions and you might be surprised to learn that 10 of his catches have come on third down and produced either […]

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Steelers Remember The Value Of Turnovers, Now That They’re Getting Them

After failing to record a single turnover in the first two games of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now gone seven consecutive games with recording at least one turnover. In fact, they have even scored three touchdowns directly off of turnovers, twice on the interception and once on a fumble recovery on a punt. […]

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Steelers Vs. Colts Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora More game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ thrilling 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Second Half – Poor pass protection from LeGarette Blount early in the second half. Fails to stay square to the blitzer, gets turned, and doesn’t hold up well. – As shown in the broadcast, the two Colts’ defenders […]

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Steelers LB James Harrison Starting To Make His Presence Felt

It’s taken a few weeks, but Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison seems to be about where he needs to be from a football conditioning standpoint and that’s great news for a defense that has had problems getting consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks during the first half of the season. Following the Steelers Sunday win at […]

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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Colts

By Alex Kozora A statistical breakdown from the Pittsburgh Steelers zany 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. – Let’s start with the points. 51 points is the most scored by the Steelers since putting up 52 in a 52-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers on November 25th, 1984. Since 1940, it’s tied for the […]

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Steelers Needing A Home Run

By Michael K. Reynolds Starting with the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday and followed by the Baltimore Ravens next week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in need of a run of back-to-back home victories to vault them into serious contention. But the only way they are going to get this home run is by swinging for the […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Allowed To Take Part In Individual Drills Wednesday

While he’s not going to play this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, veteran Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is back practicing once again on a limited basis. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Taylor did individual drills Wednesday. It was his first practice of any kind since breaking his forearm in the Week […]

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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 Fantasy Football Stat Projections Versus Texans – Week 7 – 2014

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Week 7 – October 20, 2014 Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Opponent: Houston Texans The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Houston Texans in primetime this Monday night and they will put their league best 7-0 record at Heinz Field since 2001, on the line. There is not much to be excited […]

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Steelers LB James Harrison Believes Defensive Scheme Is Not Outdated

If you’re in the group of people that believes the defense run by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is outdated and no longer effective, linebacker James Harrison vehemently disagrees with you. “That’s bull. The defense works,” Harrison said recently, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Players have to play the defense. Period. […]

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Anxious Shazier Still Wearing Brace On Injured Knee

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier has missed  the last three games with a knee injury and while its not yet clear whether or not he’ll play Monday night against the Houston Texans, he was back working with the first-team defense some during Wednesday’s practice. On the Wednesday edition of Steelers Live, Shazier was shown […]

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Wesley Johnson Waiver Loss Unfortunate, But Negligible

While the Pittsburgh Steelers look to get some possible first-opportunity contributions from two of their rookie draft picks next week, one May selection is unlikely to do so again in a black and gold uniform. Former fifth-round offensive lineman Wesley Johnson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets in order to replace Brian […]

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Bengals Could Be Without WR A.J. Green For A While

The Cincinnati Bengals could be without their top wide receiver for the next few weeks as it was reported Thursday that A.J. Green is currently dealing with a toe injury that forced him to be carted off the practice field Wednesday. Green is not expected to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers and early speculation […]

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Steelers Rookie WR Martavis Bryant Might Get His First Helmet Sunday Against Browns

With it looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without the services of linebacker Ryan Shazier and safety Shamarko Thomas Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant might very well get a helmet for the first time this season. In reality, the Steelers will likely have to choose who gets a helmet […]

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Steelers Need To Prove That Run Defense Is Truly Fixed Against Browns

In their first two games of the 2014 season the Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up 348 yards rushing. While they’ve only given up a total of 161 yards on the ground in their last three games, it’s way still too early to label the run defense as being fixed. While their defense should be commended […]

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