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Maurkice Pouncey Says He Will Absolutely Play Against The Redskins

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey appears set to return to the lineup Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Pouncey told Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on Wednesday that he will absolutely be back after sitting out the Sunday game against the Cincinnati Bengals. “I am pretty sure … I am playing,” Pouncey said. “Most […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-17 Sunday night and below are my second half notes from the game. Here are my first half notes if you missed them. The Steelers give up some yards on the opening kickoff of the second half, but at least the reliable Curtis Brown is there to put […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-17 Sunday night and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. A great run back by Chris Rainey to start things off. The opening screen pass to Antonio Brown includes great blocks by Mike Adams and Emmanuel Sanders […]

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Breaking Down The Great Blocking On The Chris Rainey Touchdown Run

One of the plays from Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals that perhaps best illustrates how good the offensive line blocked in the game was the 11-yard touchdown run by rookie running back Chris Rainey. As you can see in the animated gif above, the Steelers used their 11 personnel (zebra) grouping […]

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Steelers Survive Self Inflicted Wounds To Beat Bengals 24-17 – Game Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame injuries, a sloppy first half, and penalties on special teams to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-17 Sunday night at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The win was the first of the season for the Steelers on the road as they rushed for a season high 167 yards in the win with […]

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Steelers Promote John Malecki From Practice Squad & Release Corbin Bryant

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move on Saturday, and as expected, offensive lineman John Malecki was signed off of the practice squad and defensive end Corbin Bryant was released to make room for him. Malecki can play both center and guard and he originally signed with the Steelers in August of 2011. The University […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 7: Steelers Versus Bengals

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: After a colossal let down against the Tennessee Titans in Week 6, this game is more important than ever. A loss here would nearly erase all hope of a postseason adventure, while a win could provide the edge needed to turn the corner. With all the disappointment the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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Pouncey To Test Knee In Limited Fashion Today

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Thursday on Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will do individual drills today in practice to test the right knee that he injured on the first offensive play in the loss to the Tennessee Titans last week. Pouncey said that he will be able to tell a […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Tennessee Titans – Week 6

Below is the week 6 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Tennessee Titans. It\’s amazing how much better you can see the offensive line play via the All-22 view. The first few times through the regular game tape I don\’t focus too tightly in on the offensive line because I am […]

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Pouncey Says Gilbert Might Be Sidelined For A While

Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times reported Wednesday on Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey told him the ankle injury that right tackle Marcus Gilbert suffered in the game against the Tennessee Titans last Thursday may keep him out as for as many as six weeks. https://twitter.com/mikebires/status/258620372046446592 Head coach Mike Tomlin said on […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

On Sunday I posted my first half notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans and here now are my second half notes from the game. The Titans give a gift early on with a late hit and Ben Roethlisberger hits Heath Miller for another first down after that. A dump off […]

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Could Essex Be On His Way Back To Pittsburgh?

It is looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without the services of both Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, so you have to wonder if Trai Essex might be on his way back to Pittsburgh right now. Essex spent a brief amount of time with the Indianapolis Colts earlier […]

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Report: Maurkice Pouncey Unlikely To Play Against The Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is highly unlikely to play next Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pouncey injured his MCL on the first offensive play in the loss to the Tennessee Titans, and despite reports suggesting that he might be ready for the Sunday night game, […]

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Report: Maurkice Pouncey Might Not Miss Bengals Game

On Friday we passed along the word that the MCL injury that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey suffered on the first offensive play in the Thursday night loss to the Tennessee Titans was not believed to serious. On Saturday Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that per a league source, Pouncey is not expected […]

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Steelers Offensive & Defensive Snap Counts: Week 6 Titans

Below are the week 6 official gamebook snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans Thursday night. Offensively the thing of course that sticks out is the Steelers losing both Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert so early in the game. Pouncey left after 1 play and Gilbert after 15 plays. This […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – Denver Broncos – Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers first game of the 2012 season against the Denver Broncos is now in the books and I have now concluded grading every player on the offensive line for every play as I have done over the years. Let me start off by saying that this year I am able to use the […]

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Steelers Broncos Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

I have already posted my notes from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 loss Sunday night to the Denver Broncos and below are my second half notes. Ben Roethlisberger throws behind Jonathan Dwyer on first play of the second half. Had it been caught it would of gone for good yardage. … and […]

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More Injuries To The Offensive Line For The Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin noted just two injured players during his post game press conference following the 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos and they were right guard Ramon Foster and right tackle Marcus Gilbert. Tomlin said that Foster suffered an eye injury of some sorts and that Gilbert suffered a hyperextended knee […]

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2012 Steelers 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The final preseason game of the 2012 season is now in the books for the Pittsburgh Steelers and that means it is time for my final 53 man roster prediction of what I think the roster will look like after the final cuts are announced Friday evening. When building my 53 man roster I like […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Bills

Below are my offensive line grades and breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-7 preseason game win Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills. I always like to disclaimer that not knowing the exact play call and assignments on each play makes it tough, especially with the normal TV angles. The All-22 look is not available until […]

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Ramon Foster Familiar With Next Man Up Role

While the official word on the right knee injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers rookie right guard David DeCastro Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills is not yet known, it would be anything short of a miracle if he is not lost for season. The early rumors are that the Steelers first round draft pick tore […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Colts

Below are my offensive line grades and breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-24 preseason game win Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts. I always like to disclaimer that not knowing the exact play call and assignments on each play makes it tough, especially with the normal TV angles. The All-22 look is not available until […]

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Steelers Offensive Game Notes Versus Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Indianapolis Colts 26-24 Sunday night at Heinz Field in their second preseason game of the 2012 season. Below are my offensive notes from the game. The first big run by Jonathan Dwyer was a result of great blocking by the offensive line. Willie Colon had a great block out at […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Tuesday – Day Twenty One Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Tuesday practice at Latrobe, so here is a recap of the day as reported via the media and on Twitter. The day started with the announcement that tackle Max Starks was being removed from the PUP list. Due to the new rules in the CBA, he will not […]

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2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Sunday – Day Nineteen Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers were again back on the Latrobe practice fields on Sunday in preparation for their second preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday night at Heinz Field. Sitting out practice on Sunday were running backs Jonathan Dwyer (shoulder), Isaac Redman (groin), punter Jeremy Kapinos (back), tackle Mike Adams (knee) and wide receiver […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Eagles

With multiple viewings of the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game now out of the way, here are my grades of the offensive linemen for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a little breakdown note on each player. Overall it was not a good showing by several starters or those fighting for roster spots, but […]

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