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Steelers Injury Report: Beachum Practices; Gilbert, Keisel, Hood, McLendon, Polamalu All Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field and the first practice report for the week is now out. Not practicing on Wednesday were tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder). Video from […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Beachum, Keisel Might Be Back For Bengals Game

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury status of the team on Tuesday during his weekly press conference as they prepare to play the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field. According to Tomlin, tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) has an opportunity to play this week, but he will probably be limited in practice […]

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2013 A Dud, But Emerging Youngsters A Reason For Optimism Next Year

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers suffered another defensive collapse yesterday against the Dolphins, but in the end, once again, they were in a position to pull out a close win. However, in what seemed to be a repeat from other losses this year, the Steelers could not squeeze out the win late. While this isn’t […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Woodley, DeCastro, Bell And Adams All Probable For Dolphins Game

The Friday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in for the Sunday afternoon game against the Miami Dolphins and it includes a little bit of good news. Tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) ends the week as doubtful after not practicing on Wednesday and Thursday. He is expected to miss the game with a knee […]

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Le’Veon Bell’s Heart Was On Display In Baltimore

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell has now had arguably his two best games thus far against the team’s biggest rival, the Baltimore Ravens. This past game was even bigger than the first, as he combined for 136 yards on the ground and in the air. His 4.6 yards per carry […]

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The Kids Are Alright

By Michael K. Reynolds Lost in the shuffle of the Tomlin Two-Step, the heart breaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens and the analysis and counter analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers fading playoffs hopes, there is one startling…and encouraging reality. The kids are alright. Slowly, a new generation of Steelers players are pushing their way to the forefront, establishing themselves […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Beachum Still Sidelined: DeCastro Limited Thursday

The Thursday injury report for Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and it includes a little bit of good news. First for the bad news. Tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) both failed to practice again on Thursday and the general consensus seems to be that both won’t play Sunday against the […]

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Steelers Had T Dennis Roland Lined Up For A Tryout Prior To Him Signing Back With Bengals

According to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Pittsburgh Steelers had reserve free agent tackle Dennis Roland all lined up to come to Pittsburgh for a tryout on Tuesday, but instead he re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals after they lost starting left guard Clint Boling for the season in their Sunday win over […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Beachum, DeCastro And McLendon Sit On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Wednesday practice as they prepare to host the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Heinz Field and the first injury report of the week has now been released. Missing practice on Wednesday were defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee), guard David DeCastro (foot) and nose tackle […]

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Fernando Velasco’s Rough Send-Off Due To More Than Injury

By Matthew Marczi There’s no doubt that the Steelers owe a great deal of thanks to Fernando Velasco and the job that he was able to do coming in cold and starting in Week Two, providing stability to a key unit that was threatening to unravel after just eight snaps. That said, I have been […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Le’Veon Bell Progressing; Kelvin Beachum Questionable; Brett Keisel Out

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday and during it he went over the injury report as the team prepares to host the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Heinz Field. Tomlin said tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) won’t be practicing in the early portion of the week because of a right […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi The decision to run on third and 12 in the beginning of the game seemed stupid at first, until you noticed the way the Ravens were lined up on defense. It was tempting to run through that hole. And it was probably closer to working than you’d think. Mat McBriar had his […]

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Injuries Threaten To Disrupt Offensive Line’s Recent Growth

By Matthew Marczi There is really little question that the Steelers’ offensive line has found its stride in pass protection over the course of the last few weeks, although that also goes hand in hand with the incorporation of more no-huddle and quick-release passes. That naturally makes it easier on the line to pass protect, […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Four Offensive Linemen Injured In Loss To Ravens

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 22-20 Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens, head coach Mike Tomlin went over the long list of players injured in the game. “Brett Keisel hurt his foot,” started Tomlin. “Kelvin Beachum hurt his knee, Mike Adams hurt his ankle, [David] DeCastro hurt his foot, [Fernando] Velasco hurt his ankle. Don’t […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 13

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Taylor Made? – Ike Taylor is coming off of his worst two games of the season. In the last two weeks he has given up 14 catches for 328 […]

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Fernando Velasco May Have Played His Best Game Of The Year Against Cleveland

By Matthew Marczi Perhaps nobody on the Steelers has benefited more from the newly-administered quick passing game that has dominated the past two games than center Fernando Velasco. While he was a good pick-up during the season as a plug-and-play center, the reality is that he has not been anything more than competent for the […]

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David DeCastro Earned Some Redemption After Recent Struggles

By Matthew Marczi Second-year guard David DeCastro was hitting his stride entering the Oakland Raiders game earlier this season when he suffered an ankle injury, forcing him to miss the following game against the New England Patriots. When he returned to play against the Buffalo Bills, he did not quite look the same, and if […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Week 12 – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Those bubble screen passes never work—except when they do. It’s so easy to complain about a particular play call when you simply ignore when they work—or don’t realize that it is what it is when it actually works. The Steelers start off the game with an effective screen to Emmanuel Sanders for […]

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Success Came Only In Glimpses For Healing DeCastro

By Matthew Marczi As I pointed out yesterday, second-year starting offensive guard David DeCastro had a rough game against the front four of the Detroit Lions in what was probably his worst game of the season. He suffered an ankle injury four games ago that caused him to miss the Steelers’ match-up against the New […]

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David DeCastro Had His Hands Full With Ndamukong Suh

By Matthew Marczi Following the last game, some were quick to glance at the official stats sheet and draw hasty conclusions about the game based purely on what was reflected in the numbers, and not the tape itself. The main narrative promoted immediately after the game was the lack of impact of Ndamukong Suh due […]

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A Look At The Pressures Surrendered By Marcus Gilbert Against The Lions

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers changed protocol in their game plan last week more than usual in order to combat the Detroit Lions. In part, they used the no huddle and quick-release passes as a way to counteract Detroit’s defensive front of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. As a result, the Steelers’ offensive line […]

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Steelers Versus Lions – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers could not have gotten off to a worse finish in the first half, giving up 27 unanswered points and shooting themselves in the foot on offense. A three-and-out to open the third quarter did not ease the tension. Unlike in the first half, however, Mat McBriar got off an excellent […]

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Steelers Versus Lions – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi I found it interesting that the Steelers opened up in the nickel, which they rarely use these days, favoring six defensive backs over five when not in base. That only lasted one play before Vince Williams was substituted for Will Allen. The Steelers moved their outside linebacker around a lot in this […]

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Cameron Heyward And Kelvin Beachum Earn Top Grades From PFF In Steelers Win Over Lions

The game grades from Pro Football Focus are in and leading the way on defense this week for the Pittsburgh Steelers are defensive end Cameron Heyward (3.3), cornerback Cortez Allen (2.9) and linebacker Jason Worilds (2.2) for their play Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Worilds good score is a result of him providing pressure on […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers G Guy Whimper Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the snaps played by Pittsburgh Steelers reserve offensive lineman Guy Whimper versus the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 12 Run/Pass: 10/2 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, :33 1st. In at RT for Marcus Gilbert. Helps double end in pass protection. 2. 2nd and […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Woodley Doubtful; Keisel And Foster Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now submitted their final injury report for the week as they prepare to take on the Detroit Lions Sunday at Heinz Field and it looks like they could possibly be without the services of at least two key starters. Not practicing for a third straight day were linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf), […]

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