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Jarvis Jones Becoming More Acclimated To The Defense

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones got his first start in a few weeks since being demoted because LaMarr Woodley was forced to sit out the game with an injury. He only played sparsely, and occasionally in specialized roles, in the interim, so it is difficult to draw conclusions about his progress from that. He played […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth To Begin Practicing Thursday

According to Burt Lauten, the Pittsburgh Steelers Communications Coordinator, tight end Matt Spaeth will begin practicing with the team on Thursday. .@steelers TE @MattSpaeth89 will practice today. The team has 21 days to activate him to 53-man roster or place him on season-ending IR. — Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) November 21, 2013 Spaeth, who suffered a […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Might Return To Practice This Week

The last few weeks, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t provide much in the way of an update on injured tight end Matt Spaeth, but that changed Tuesday during his weekly press conference. “He hasn’t been evaluated yet today,” said Tomlin of Spaeth, who has been on the injured reserve list with the designated […]

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Fourth-Quarter Comeback A Sign Of Things To Come?

By Matthew Marczi If you really think about it, there isn’t all that much that separates this season from many other years in Ben Roethlisberger’s career. The majority of the games end in close scores with the victor decided in the fourth quarter. Sure, the scores may on average be higher, partly due to the […]

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Roethlisberger’s Kryptonite Calls Him The Non-Mobilest Mobilest Quarterback He’s Ever Seen

During his weekly session with local media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was asked about facing a player this coming Sunday that he’s never played against in Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Instead of asking him about Suh, the beat writers should have jumped at the chance to ask the Steelers signal caller about […]

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Situation With CB Curtis Brown Starting To Look Similar To That Of Limas Sweed

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report included third-year cornerback Curtis Brown as not practicing and it was not because of an injury. Being as he has been inactive for the last two games, you have to wonder now how much longer he will remain on the roster or if there is something else going on […]

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Heath Miller Wins Steelers Ed Block Courage Award For 2013

On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that tight end Heath Miller was voted by his teammates as the winner of the 2013 Ed Block Courage Award, an award presented annually to a player who has fought back from an injury or tough circumstance. Miller will be presented the award at the 21st annual Arthur J. […]

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Coming Off Big Game, Jerricho Cotchery Left Hanging In New York

By Matthew Marczi Jerricho Cotchery was coming off his best statistical performance yet in his three years with the Pittsburgh Steelers entering Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Two weeks earlier, he recorded five receptions for 103 yards for a 20.3 yards per catch average while also bringing in a touchdown, his second of […]

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Pro Football Focus Grades Antonio Brown Above All Wide Receivers

By Matthew Marczi Through six weeks of the 2013 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the best wide receiver in the game, and it really is not all that close, according to the advanced metrics of Pro Football Focus. The website gives Antonio Brown an overall grade of 14.0, which is 2.5 grade points higher […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G Ramon Foster Practiced Fully On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers first injury report for their upcoming game Sunday against the New York Jets is now in and it includes some good news. Guard Ramon Foster (pectoral) practiced fully Wednesday and as of right now appears to be on track to play against the Jets. Foster re-aggravated the injury that he suffered initially […]

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David Johnson Looking Good As He Regains His Health

By Matthew Marczi Following the loss to the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media the following Tuesday, as he always does, to address a range of topics. One of the topics that he discussed was tight end David Johnson. Tomlin noted that he liked what Johnson was doing in […]

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Report: Steelers DL Al Woods Fined For Facemask Penalty On Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

Another week another fine for a Pittsburgh Steelers player as defensive lineman Al Woods has reportedly been fined $7,875 for his first-quarter face mask on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The play in question happened during the Vikings opening offensive possession of the game during a […]

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Will The Steelers Consider T DeMarcus Love A Stone Worth Turning Over?

According to Pro Football Talk, the Minnesota Vikings plan on waiving tackle DeMarcus Love on Tuesday now that his four game suspension is over. Since that news surfaced, several have asked me if I think the Pittsburgh Steelers will have interest in claiming the former sixth-round draft pick and I suppose it could really go […]

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Report: Steelers G Ramon Foster Only Suffered A Minor Pectoral Sprain Sunday Against Vikings

The Pittsburgh Steelers received some good news on the injury front Monday as Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting left guard Ramon Foster only suffered a minor sprain of the right pectoral muscle Sunday during the 34-27 loss to Minnesota Vikings. According to Kaboly, Foster originally suffered the injury a week before in […]

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Emmanuel Sanders Needs To Stop Showing His Frustration Before Plays Are Over

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is second on the team in receptions with 20 but has only caught 52.6% of the passes thrown his way. While he has only dropped one pass that he should have caught, it’s easy to suggest that he might not be on the same page with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger […]

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Mike Tomlin Needs To Become A Geology Expert During The Bye Week

Following the loss to the Chicago Bears, head coach Mike Tomlin said that he would turn over stones in an effort to fix the tackle situation. Judging by the play of left tackle Mike Adams Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, he better become a geology expert during the bye week. Through the first four games […]

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Steelers Offense Is Slowly Starting To Run Through Heath Miller Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers 0-4 start to the 2013 season has included very few bright spots, but tight end Heath Miller certainly has to be considered one of them even though he’s only played in two games. Miller, who made his season debut in week three in the Sunday night loss to the Chicago Bears, caught […]

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Is The Quarter Sub-Package Limiting Lawrence Timmons?

By Matthew Marczi There is no question that, since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 207 NFL Draft, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has slowly become an integral piece in Dick LeBeau’s defensive arsenal. He has arguably been the team’s best defensive player over the course of the past […]

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William Gay Represents Himself Well As Spot Starter

By Matthew Marczi When a cornerback has a nice, yet quiet game, rarely is he ever praised for his fine work. If, however, he should get burned deep once out of 50 snaps in coverage, he is sure to hear it the next day. Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay seems to be particularly prone to […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Jason Worilds Versus Bears

By Alex Kozora Play-by-play breakdown for Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker Jason Worilds against the Chicago Bears. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 5 Run: 3 Rush/Drop: 2/0 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and Goal, 3:16 1st. ROLB. Bull rushes LG Matt Slauson with Shamarko Thomas on nickel blitz. Slant from Jay Cutler so the […]

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Vince Williams Displays Veteran ”See-To-Do” Skill

By Matthew Marczi Given all that has happened over the past few weeks with the inside linebackers, I was feeling somewhat confident that I would be seeing Vince Williams announced with the starting lineup tomorrow, getting the nod over Kion Wilson, over whom he has been seeing twice as many snaps anyway. And after all, […]

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Jarvis Jones Dominant, Disruptive Against The Run Against Chicago

By Matthew Marczi It turns out Jarvis Jones really has a favorite move that he likes to make to defend inside runs, particularly when the opposition puts a tight end on him. They may regret it if they continue to do that, because Jones had an exceptional game defending the run. In fact, he did […]

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David DeCastro Shows Improvement On The Move

By Matthew Marczi Since the moment that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted David DeCastro in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, the offensive guard has been given the highest of expectations to live up to from its fanbase. He was off to a fine start after winning the right guard position from Ramon Foster […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bears

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 loss to the Chicago Bears. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Started the game in nickel. No Steve McClendon or Ziggy Hood. Shamarko Thomas as the nickel back and Cameron Heyward replacing Hood, as he usually does in nickel. – The […]

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Jason Worilds Makes The Most Of His Opportunities

By Matthew Marczi Jason Worilds may not have gotten a ton of playing time in the last game, but he did make the most of his opportunities, particularly during one drive with about five minutes to play in the third quarter. The Pittsburgh Steelers had just scored a field goal, and the subsequent kickoff was […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Another Steelers running back fumbles, and another Steelers running back finds himself on the bench. Felix Jones puts the ball on the ground on the second play of the half, and the team rides Jonathan Dwyer the rest of the game. It was interesting at the time that, unlike the week before, […]

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