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The Only Way The Steelers Sneak Into The Super Bowl

By Michael K. Reynolds With a record of 7-4 going into their bye week anything is possible for this year’s Pittsburgh Steelers. But with the level of inconsistency they have displayed, making it to the Super Bowl doesn’t seem all that possible. One thing is fairly certain. This team isn’t going to dominate and bully […]

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James Harrison Seems Poised To Finish As A Starter

Although nobody seems to care (neither Pro Football Focus nor the league’s official statistics list it), James Harrison made his first career start for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2012 on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, dropping in coverage as he watched William Gay return an interception for a touchdown. To drive the point home, […]

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Steelers Defense Pending Makeover Following Bye Week

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has allowed an average of 22 points per game on the road, albeit against inferior opponents by record. That is actually an improvement, at least in terms of raw numbers, over what has been a difficult season defensively for an organization traditionally defined by stout play […]

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Steelers vs Titans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a three-way tie for last place in the AFC North division after the Cleveland Browns fell to 6-4 and the Cincinnati Bengals advanced to 6-3-1. With the Baltimore Ravens idle and the Steelers set to play tonight, all teams in the division have lost or tied in four […]

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Steelers Dick LeBeau Looks To Improve On 18-2 Record Against Rookie Quarterbacks Monday Night

UPDATE: I have changed this post to reflect the way Ryan Scarpino is reporting the stat. He is taking into account multiple games in the same season along with the one playoff game against Joe Flacco. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau enters the game Monday night against the Tennessee Titans with an 18-2 record […]

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Steelers Comfortable Turning To Will Allen With Troy Polamalu Sidelined

Thanks to a knee injury suffered last Sunday night by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, veteran Will Allen will make his first start of the season Sunday against the New York Jets. Allen is used to stepping in for Polamalu, however, as the veteran has had to do it several times during his time in […]

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Steelers Back To Plan B At Linebacker

It’s not as though they haven’t gotten used to it by now. In fact, over the course of the past several weeks, it’s been the norm. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie starting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier has been ruled out for next week’s game with an ankle injury. That means the mack linebacker position will be once […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Baltimore Ravens in their third consecutive nationally-televised game at Heinz Field on a night when they retired Joe Greene’s jersey. They did Mean Joe proud, throttling the visitors 43-23 to raise their record to 6-3. It wasn’t quite a throwback to the dominating days of the […]

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Starting Position For Cam Thomas Fair To Question

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent Cam Thomas to a two-year contract in order to provide depth along the defensive line, as the team was entering a free agency period in which three of their top players at the position were hitting the open market. The organization did, in fact, lose two of those players […]

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Steelers Film Room: Dick LeBeau’s Blitzes Against The Colts

By Alex Kozora The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was arguably its most aggressive last week against the Indianapolis Colts. Defensively, Dick LeBeau got back to some core blitz concepts to create chaos along the Colts’ offensive line. We’ll look at some of those specific examples. Statistically, the numbers show LeBeau being as aggressive as he’s been all […]

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Steelers Vs. Colts Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora More game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ thrilling 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Second Half – Poor pass protection from LeGarette Blount early in the second half. Fails to stay square to the blitzer, gets turned, and doesn’t hold up well. – As shown in the broadcast, the two Colts’ defenders […]

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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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