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Future Snap Counts Up To Ryan Shazier To Dictate

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier began his first practice in the team’s starting lineup, so it’s no surprise that the coaching staff put him back into the lineup right away despite the fact that he missed four weeks of practices with a knee injury. Not that they just dropped him in the game […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Indianapolis Colts in a nationally-televised game on a beautiful late afternoon at Heinz Field and delivered one of the greatest offensive performances in franchise history. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns leading the Steelers to a massively-entertaining 51-34 victory over the AFC South leaders. The Steelers […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Ravens With John Eisenberg, Tomlin Recap & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 37  of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get started in this episode by talking about the NFL trade deadline and ways to possibly encourage more moves to be made in the future. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference Tuesday and we talk about him praising […]

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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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Mike Mitchell’s Time In Pittsburgh Just Beginning

The Pittsburgh Steelers began addressing their impending safety concerns during this offseason when they replaced the aging veteran Ryan Clark with one of the bigger free agent signings in their recent history, free safety Mike Mitchell. Mitchell was immediately injected into the starting lineup opposite Troy Polamalu, who himself may be in his last season […]

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Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His Focus

After signing a big extension just prior to the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen isn’t likely to even be the starter Monday night against the Houston Texans as Brice McCain is expected to get that honor instead due to Allen’s inconsistent play so far this season. While the team certainly […]

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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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Report: Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt To Make First Career Start Monday Night

Monday night will be a night that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Stephon Tuitt will never forget, as according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team’s second-round draft pick will make his first career start against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. Tuitt, according to Dulac, will be the first Steelers defensive end to start […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Texans Preview, Roethlisberger Situation, Weekly Picks & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 32 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into previeweing the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night game against the Houston Texans. We go over the Thursday injury report and also talk about the possibility of nose tackle Daniel McCullers and wide receiver Martavis Bryant both seeing their first action of the season […]

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Second Demotion For Cortez Allen Raises Long-Term Questions

Once considered a long-term projected, fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen steadily ascended through his first two seasons in the NFL, graduating from dime back to nickel back, and finally to starter by year three. The Steelers chose to let Keenan Lewis leave in free agency without even making an offer for a multiplicity of […]

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LeBeau Thinks McCullers’ Strength Will Help Him Overcome Lack Leverage

Due to injuries on the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line, rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is expected to make his regular season debut Monday night against the Houston Texans and the oversized Tennessee product can’t wait to show what he can do. “I’m excited. Anything can happen in a week. I just got to keep working […]

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Dick LeBeau On Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt: ‘He’s Going To Be A Good Player, You Can Write That Down’

With Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon currently sidelined with a shoulder injury and defensive end Brett Keisel questionable for the Monday night game against the Houston Texans because of a sprained knee, there’s a good chance that rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt will make his first career start at Heinz Field. At the very […]

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Dick LeBeau All But Says Brice McCain Will Start Over Cortez Allen Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau didn’t come right and say it Thursday, but in a roundabout way he confirmed that cornerback Brice McCain will get the start over Cortez Allen Monday night against the Houston Texans. LeBeau confirms McCain will see time ahead of Allen, says Cortez will still be good player but week […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns II

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday to take on a resurgent Cleveland Browns team. After a dominating first quarter where they outgained the Browns 78 yards to -8, the Steelers got routed, losing 31-10 and looking like they didn’t even belong on the same field. In the second […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 6 vs. Browns

By Michael K. Reynolds What is worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers? The pelting of dog biscuits they received from the Dawg Pound or the dog house they have found themselves in with their own fan base? After Sunday’s 31-10 mauling by the Cleveland Browns, Coach Mike Tomlin’s post-game conference seemed like just another bad soap […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Ziggy Hood and Al Woods in free agency, and they replaced those losses with free agent Cam Thomas. Thomas continues to start at left defensive end. The reason that the previous statement is preceded with a qualifying verb, however, is because there is, and has been, speculation that that position […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Second Half – Cameron Heyward doing a good job of taking on this cut block, staying on his feet and helping to make the tackle. – False step by this Jacksonville linebacker. Takes a step back on the snap. […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return coverage unit. Front five. Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth continue to run as the next two up. Cody Wallace returned to his starting part on […]

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Dick LeBeau On Stephon Tuitt: ‘We’re Looking To Get Him In There’

While he only played 12 snaps in the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 win Sunday of the Jacksonville Jaguars, rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt managed to make an impact during a couple of them. According to several media reports, he’s followed that game up with a solid week of practice. During his weekly talk with the media […]

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Steelers Hoping To Keep Turnovers A Mainstay On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover during the first two games of the season. In the last three, they have recorded five. The Steelers recovered two fumbles during a Week Three victory against the Carolina Panthers, first on a sack by Jarvis Jones, and then later on special teams when Shamarko Thomas […]

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Steelers Versus Jaguars: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora As usual, here is your All-22 primer following the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 victory versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon. – Individually, the Steelers’ offense seemed to play well. Ben Roethlisberger, fumble aside, he had another solid game statistically. It was his third straight game completing 70% of his passes. Antonio Brown’s streak was kept […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars: Jacksonville Scouting Report

Alex Kozora Quick scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars offense and defense. Couple things you can expect to see in Sunday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – Blake Bortles is a heck of an athlete. They will use him on some designed read options. He carried it twice last Sunday for gains of seven […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Second Half – Single high with the Steelers in man coverage. 3×1 formation for the Bucs. Mike Mitchell covering Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the isolated side. Tampa Bay attacks him and the pass is complete for seven. – Upon […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: James Harrison

Outside linebacker James Harrison played his first game for the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Sunday for the first time since December of 2012, after which the veteran was released as a result of his refusing to take a pay cut. He spent the 2013 with the division rival Cincinnati Bengals, playing out of position in […]

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Jaguars WR Allen Hurns Concerns Steelers DC Dick LeBeau

While the Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to be without wide receivers Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts Sunday in their home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, they’ll still have a few big bodies in rookies Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns for rookie quarterback Blake Bortles to throw to. While many of you should already know quite […]

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Stephon Tuitt Growing, But Snaps Are Limited

Despite Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau saying after the draft that Stephon Tuitt was a young player that was going to play a lot of snaps as a rookie, he is currently only on pace for 140 snaps this year. Through the first four games, the Steelers’ second-round defensive end has played just 35 […]

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