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Mike Tomlin Likes Upside Of New Practice Squad T Alejandro Villanueva

Thanks to the NFL deciding to expand practice squads from eight to ten players this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have the luxury of using those two extra spots to develop a few extra players. One of the players they decided to sign after all the final cut downs were made was former Philadelphia Eagles […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Jarvis Jones

There seems to be no shortage of criticism for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ other recent linebacker drafted in the first round, Jarvis Jones. The second-year edge rusher is coming off a frustrating rookie season that he’s understandably sick of talking about, hoping that experience and strength training would lead to a more productive year two. Jones […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. First Half – I usually start with the special teams’ groupings here but check out my article yesterday on who ran well for the full, and more detailed, breakdown. – Cam Thomas against started at LDE in the […]

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Eagles Offense A Tough Task For Ill-Prepared Steelers Defense

Even though the Philadelphia Eagles may have lost their first two preseason games, that hardly means that they were not a significant challenge for the Pittsburgh Steelers, particularly when it comes to trying to stop their up-tempo offense. And even though the third preseason game is supposed to be, by tradition, the ‘dress rehearsal’ for […]

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Steelers Film Room: LeSean McCoy Touchdown Part Of Eagles Packaged Plays

When Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has his offense firing on all cylinders, it really is fun to watch. Kelly is a master of doing a lot out of one formation with very interchangeable personnel. Packaged plays. Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Eagles first touchdown to running back LeSean McCoy was not […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers receive the ball to start the second half after the Philadelphia Eagles dominated the second half, both on  the field and on the scoreboard, as Pittsburgh trails 17-0. Ben Roethlisberger has not been sharp, even if the running game has shown some promise behind Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. The defense, however, has had little […]

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Kozora – 2014 First Round Mock Draft

By Alex Kozora This will be my final article before the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. It’s a first round mock based on what I believe will happen as opposed to what should happen and no trades are predicted. Keep that in mind when reading it. Also, keep in mind this is all […]

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Steelers Backs And Expected Yards Per Carry

When it comes to running the football, there’s a pretty simple concept, supported by data, that says that the more big bodies there are on the field, the more difficult it is to run the ball. We explored this concept yesterday utilizing Pro Football Focus’s compilation of all 73,000 or so qualified carries over the […]

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Former Steelers CB Bryant McFadden Weighs In On Recent Release Of Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

By Josh Svetz While “The Ike Taylor Show” may primarily be a Pittsburgh Steelers discussion show, host Ike Taylor likes to touch on all sports topics, including controversies. On Tuesday’s edition of the show, Taylor and fill-in co-host, former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden, did just that as they discussed the recent release of former Philadelphia […]

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Tomlin’s Extra Point Rule Change Makes More Sense Than The Ones Proposed

Many rule change proposals were bandied about yesterday ahead of the scheduled NFL Competition Committee meeting, but perhaps one of the more interesting suggestions I’ve heard will not be among those brought up in said meeting. According to Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II, head coach Mike Tomlin has an idea of his own to […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Is The Most Valuable Receiver In The NFL

By Matthew Marczi Would you believe me if I told you that Jerricho Cotchery is the most valuable wide receiver in the league on a per-play basis? That’s what Football Outsiders thinks. According to their statistics, the veteran slot receiver ranks first in the league among wide receivers in their own Defense-adjusted Value Over Average […]

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Pro Football Focus Ranks David DeCastro Third Overall Among Guards

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro has reportedly been getting around this week on an ankle sprain without so much as a limp, according to various beat reporters’ accounts on Twitter. That could certainly lead to good news for a Pittsburgh team in dire need of quality offensive line play if he […]

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Former Steelers & Ravens QB Dennis Dixon Signs Two Year Contract With Eagles

It has long been rumored that the Philadelphia Eagles would sign former Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Dennis Dixon as soon as Chip Kelly was announced as their new head coach, and on Thursday it finally happened as Dixon agreed to a two-year contract. Dixon spent most of the 2012 season on the Ravens […]

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Report: Browns Interested In Bruce Arians

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports on Twitter, the Cleveland Browns will include Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman in their head-coaching search after pulling out of the pursuit for Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. Arians, who missed the Sunday AFC Wild Card game against the […]

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