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Steelers Throwing Different Players, Looks At The Problem

Traditionally, Dick LeBeau’s Pittsburgh Steelers defense has not often deviated far from standard personnel looks, nor engaged in an excessive amount of rotation outside of the defensive line during a game. The veteran defensive coordinator seems to be relying on switching up looks and personnel more frequently these days. No doubt that has a lot […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Further evidence to support the Steve McLendon Is a Nose Tackle support group. On the first play of the half, he beat center Jeremy Zuttah to put pressure on Joe Flacco, forcing him to […]

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Lack Of Sacks, Turnovers Already A Big Concern For Steelers 2014 Defense

Through their first two games of the 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has only managed to register two sacks while failing to register a turnover. When you add that to their inability to stop the run, it’s wound up being a recipe for them allowing 53 points in their first two games. The lack […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Two vs. Ravens

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers were outcoached and outplayed and completely embarrassed against the Baltimore Ravens, their most hated rivals in a critical game. Sorry folks, but not much joy in your rapid fire conclusions: It’s Not Gap Integrity…The Defense is Soft One of the biggest mysteries of the Raven’s offensive strategy is […]

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Lack Of Pressure Putting Pressure On Steelers Defense

For the second straight game, in back-to-back efforts to begin what was supposed to be a new start from this new look Pittsburgh Steelers defense, the team gave up more than 25 points to an opponent. They also failed to record a turnover for the second straight game, while the offense have given up four […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off an opening day victory over the division rival Cleveland Browns, but after the way the second half transpired, it’s clear to say that everything is not rosy. In the first half, the offense put up 27 points, while the defense held the Browns to three. But the second half […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Second Half – Browns’ first run. Overpursue by Lawrence Timmons. Needs to play inside out. Running back cuts the run back. Ryan Shazier missed the tackle and it turns into a big gain. – Browns have two receivers stacked. Steelers […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick return unit: The five players that made up the front line. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. The next two had Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Forming the […]

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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Lawrence Timmons Miscues

The Pittsburgh Steelers are counting on inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons to be the nucleus of a defense that continually grows younger. This season, he inherited the buck linebacker position and signal-calling duties, and Sunday against the Cleveland Browns was his first meaningful game acting in this role. Unfortunately, much of it wasn’t very pretty, especially once we get to the second […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns

By David Todd “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring […]

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Steelers vs Browns – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers open up their regular season schedule later today against the division rival Cleveland Browns. The team went 1-3 during the preseason schedule, with the one victory coming courtesy of three linebackers that are not on the 53-man roster. The Steelers have added and subtracted a number of parts on both sides of […]

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Three Major Sidebar Questions To Be Answered During Steelers 2014 Season

By Michael K. Reynolds There are obvious questions to be decided in the upcoming months, chief among them being—“Will the Pittsburgh Steelers return to top tier status?” But here are three other key answers that the 2014-15 season will provide: Is Ben Roethlisberger a Hall of Fame Quarterback? This question posed in Pittsburgh will be […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Season Game Predictions

The 2014 NFL season will get underway Thursday night and before I release my predictions for what I believe will happen around the league this year, here is my game by game prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (home) – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has owned the Browns over the years and […]

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Former Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Announces His Retirement

Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison just announced via social media today that he is retiring from the NFL. The 36-year-old was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent, and most recently played for the Cincinnatti Bengals. He said in a statement on Facebook and Twitter: I have made the difficult […]

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Arizona Detour Won’t Land James Harrison Back In Pittsburgh

Last week, when defensive end Brett Keisel flew out west to visit with the Arizona Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers got the wheels in motion to have him on the next flight back, signing the veteran to a two-year contract. The deal came after the conclusion of training camp, which is the timeframe during which any […]

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Brett Keisel’s Inclusion On Defense May Be Gradual

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is getting his first taste of football of the year this week. He was dressed for Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles without having taken even a single practice rep. Of course, he didn’t play in the game either. The last time he was involved in football activities […]

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Why The Steelers Defense Is Broken And How To Fix It

By Michael K. Reynolds Is there anyone still out there who still believes the Pittsburgh Steelers have a dominant defense? So far this preseason they looked poor against the New York Giants, fared only slightly better against the Buffalo Bills and got completely demolished by Philadelphia Eagles. Do we really believe the problem is that […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds You can put as much lipstick on the pig of a performance the Pittsburgh Steelers produced against the Philadelphia Eagles but you’re still left with a slab of ugly bacon and a first class sizzling. That whooshing noise you heard early in the first quarter was the expectations of fans for […]

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Browns Give Manziel The Finger, Name Hoyer Starter For Steelers Game

During the Monday night preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel gave the Redskins sideline the middle finger. On Wednesday, the Browns coaching staff gave Manziel the middle finger as they have named Brian Hoyer the starter for the 2014 regular season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “He was the […]

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Steelers Rookie Stephon Tuitt Shows He Can Move It Against Bills

During the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 training camp, both head coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau praised rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt for always running to the football. Saturday night in the preseason win over the Buffalo Bills, the Notre Dame product showed why he is worthy of that praise. On a 3rd and […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds What conclusions can be drawn from merely the second preseason game of the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers? Nothing you say? It’s much too early. Chill out. Rubble…rubble…rubble. Nonsense. Much has already been etched in stone…well at least firmly penciled in. Here are some rapid fire conclusions that can be surmised following the […]

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Fringe Outside Linebackers Putting The Pressure On Roster Spot Battle

Is it possible for a pair of players to knock one other player off the roster? Because Vic So’oto and Howard Jones would seem to make one heck of a player. Even as it stands, the two fringe candidates continued to turn up the heat on incumbent outside linebacker Chris Carter, who started on the […]

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Animated Gifs From Steelers Win Over Bills

Here are a few animated gifs for you from the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-16 win Saturday night over the Buffalo Bills. The first touchdown pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Antonio Brown features two Bills defenders rubbing each other out of the play. Watch Roethlisberger look left, first, as it looks like it’s […]

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The Only Question That Matters This Preseason

By Michael K. Reynolds Are they better or are they worse? This critical question asked of the Pittsburgh Steelers should be well on its way to being answered by the end of the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Already in 2014, the team has completed free agency, the draft, mini-camps and training camp at […]

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Value Of Veteran Steelers S Will Allen Will Be Known In A Few More Weeks

Last offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like they were ready to finally move on from veteran safety Will Allen as he signed in March as an unrestricted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Allen’s time in Dallas wound up being short, however, and following his release in early October, he found himself back in Pittsburgh […]

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Steelers vs Giants – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening loss to the New York Giants on Saturday night, beginning with the first half of the game. Dick LeBeau brought the blitz early. William Gay blitzes over the left edge and helps hurry a first-down throw. Sean Spence making an instant impact. […]

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