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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Great job by Cameron Heyward to cross the tackles’ face, keep the runner moving laterally, all while forcing a holding call against tackle Byron Bell. – Cortez Allen has not been very reliable in […]

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Steelers Panthers Preview: Carolina Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora A short scouting report of the Carolina Panthers based on what I saw from them in their Week Two 24-7 victory over the Detroit Lions. Keep in mind it was just one game and a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing to hold. So some more general thinks I saw […]

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Panthers Injury Report: RB DeAngelo Williams Still Sidelined, WR Jerricho Cotchery Added

The Carolina Panthers Thursday injury report has now been released and it shows quite a few changes from the one that was released on Wednesday. Not practicing for a second-straight day were running backs Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) and DeAngelo Williams (thigh). Williams missed the game last weekend against the Detroit Lions and is not looking […]

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Roethlisberger Has Confidence In Struggling Gilbert

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he’s not concerned about right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who has given up four sacks so far in the first two games. On Wednesday, it was quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s turn to express his confidence in Gilbert. “You don’t have to say too much to […]

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Panthers To Place DE Greg Hardy On Commissioner’s Exempt List

The Carolina Panthers will be without their best pass rusher Sunday night when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers as defensive end Greg Hardy will be placed on the Commissioner’s exempt list, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Hardy, who has filed an appeal after being convicted on two counts of domestic violence stemming from an incident that […]

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Undefeated Panthers Open As Three Point Home Favorites Over Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will next play the Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday night and they’ve already been installed has three point underdogs to start the week. The Panthers have started the 2014 season 2-0 and they have averaged 22 points in their wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions. In their Sunday […]

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Bengals Sit Alone Atop AFC North After Two Weeks

Thanks to a convincing home win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons, the Cincinnati Bengals now sit atop the AFC North after two weeks of action with a 2-0 record. The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-10 despite losing wide receiver A.J. Green early in the game to toe injury and kicker Mike Nugent missing three field […]

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2014 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

As usual, I will once again be tracking the TOX stats throughout the 2014 NFL season. This is simple stat, but its 80% win track record is certainly hard to ignore. In case you need a refresher, the TOX stat is a measure of how many explosive plays (20-plus yards) teams create minus how many […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Cardinals To Release T Max Starks, Lions Waive P Drew Butler

It’s not a good day for former Pittsburgh Steelers players as several are showing up on the early lists of cut-downs throughout the league. The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly release tackle Max Starks Monday just three weeks after signing him. Starks played a total of 86 snaps with the Cardinals over the course of three preseason games […]

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Dangerfield Can Make His Move This Week Against Former Team

If safety Jordan Dangerfield is going to make the Pittsburgh Steelers final 53 man roster this year out of training camp, he’s going to have earn the respect of special teams coach Danny Smith. Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants, you can tell that he’s getting every opportunity to do […]

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Former Steelers C Jeff Hartings Back In Pittsburgh As A Coaching Intern

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line will hopefully get a big boost this season with the hiring of new offensive line coach Mike Munchak, but he’ll also have some help during training camp in a form of a very familiar face. Former Steelers center Jeff Hartings is serving as a coaching intern this summer with the […]

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Many Former Steelers Have ‘Come Home’ In Recent Years

In case you were living under a rock yesterday, you should know by now that former Miami Heat forward (slash hypothetical tight end slash wide receiver) LeBron James chose to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, rather than signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Reportedly, there were tensions due to the fact that the team already had Le’Veon […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 11 Versus Lions

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arguably the victory that gave Steelers’ […]

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Larry Foote Still Has Love For Pittsburgh, And His Buckeye Replacement

Larry Foote once left the Pittsburgh Steelers voluntarily, having become all too aware that he would soon be demoted to make room for third-year linebacker Lawrence Timmons in the starting lineup. He asked for his released and signed on with his hometown Detroit Lions for a season before realizing that he would rather be a […]

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The Pre-Noll Era: Paul Moss, Pioneer

By Alex Kozora The success of the Pittsburgh Steelers wasn’t always a constant. There was a long period of time, from their inaugural 1933 season until Chuck Noll’s arrival, where the team from Pittsburgh were at worst, an utter laughingstock and at best, loveable losers. Even during this gloomy era, there were still important figures. […]

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Steelers CB Antwon Blake Looks Back While Focusing On The Future

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake was seemingly just like everybody else this past May, having read all the pre-draft press and speculation. He assumed, as so many did, that the Steelers would draft a wide receiver early in the process. He also assumed that they would make his job much more difficult by taking another […]

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Steelers Film Room: Divide Routes

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Steelers Film Room: Fake Wide Receiver Screen

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why […]

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Adam Schein Takes Unsubstantiated Shot At 2013 Play Of Steelers G David DeCastro

It’s been a little while since analyst Adam Schein has taken a shot at the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he is now back on schedule thanks to his most recent piece on NFL.com. Schein’s latest offering revolves around eight players and one coordinator that he believes must take the next step forward in 2014 and he includes […]

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Likens Dri Archer To Longtime Return Specialist Mel Gray

While everyone should know by now that the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on using third-round draft pick Dri Archer as a kick returner in 2014, there’s an outside chance he’ll also be allowed to return punts at some point during the season or beyond. Archer, who only returned six punts for eight yards in his four […]

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Report: Cardinals Sign Former Steelers LB Larry Foote

According to several Tuesday evening reports, the Arizona Cardinals have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote. Foote, who has started 119 of 172 games during his 12-year career, was released by the Steelers back in March. Last season, Foote only started and played in one game due to a biceps injury suffered in the […]

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Lions Could Stand In Way Of CB Darqueze Dennard Dropping To Steelers

In a recent poll that I posted on the site, I asked readers to rank 10 players that I believed could possibly be on the board when the Pittsburgh Steelers are on the clock with the 15th overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard came in second behind Texas […]

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Former Steelers QB Earl Morrall Dies At 79

Quarterback Earl Morrall, who won three Super Bowls over the course of 21 NFL seasons, died Friday morning at the age of 79, according to the Naples News Daily. While many will remember Morrall for the years that he played for the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins, he was also a member of the Pittsburgh […]

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Prisco Leaves Dennard Out Of First Round Of Latest Mock Draft

By Josh Svetz CBS Sports Senior Writer Pete Prisco isn’t afraid to go against the grain with his predictions. From calling Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu the most overrated player in the NFL in 2011, to stating the Indianapolis Colts would go 1-15 in 2012 (they went 11-5), Prisco is known to make bold predictions […]

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Pro Football Focus Compares Rookie Edge Rushers

The statistics website Pro Football Focus posted an article yesterday using their data to compare the rookie seasons of the five edge rushers selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. That list, obviously, includes outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the 17th overall draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Also included are Miami Dolphins […]

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