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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Brice McCain

The Pittsburgh Steelers are being forced to call upon the legion of smurfs to help fill the void left by the injury to cornerback Ike Taylor, who, along with Cortez Allen, was the only corner over six feet tall that could match up with some of the taller receivers in the league. When he was […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Sean Spence

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence made his first career start on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, filling in for the injured rookie starter Ryan Shazier. But even with Shazier missing the last game, Spence has still only played one more career game, despite being in his third season. That is, of course, because […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

You may recall that veteran Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons got this season off to a slow start, missing somewhere around double-digit tackles between the first two games alone. Timmons, of course, has not been immune to slow starts in his career, but it’s more difficult in some years than others for the rest […]

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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Fined $22,050 For Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Another week and another fine for a Pittsburgh Steelers player. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has been fined $22,050 for unsportsmanlike conduct – using abusive language towards an official in the game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. #Steelers DE Cameron Heyward was fined $22,050 for unsportsmanlike […]

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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 Second Half Notes And Observations

hgerBelow are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It only took the Buccaneers two and a half minutes to get into the end zone. The big strike came from Mike Glennon to Mike Evans in front of William Gay for 40 yards […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Steelers opened in a three-tight end set, if you include Will Johnson, who was lined up far right to receive a screen pass on first down. David DeCastro failed to cut his man […]

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Steelers Run Defense Improved Over Past Two Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was pounded on the ground for much of the first two weeks of the season, giving up 191 yards in the season opener and another 157 in the Thursday night loss four days later. In the first game against the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers allowed two rookie backs to run over […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Buccaneers

By David Todd In one of the most disappointing games in the history of Heinz Field, and the disappointing games are coming a lot more frequently the past few years, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 27-24 to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Continuing an early season trend, the Steelers committed 13 penalties for 125 yards, […]

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James Harrison Active In First Game Back In Pittsburgh

After the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed James Harrison, I wrote that his conditioning, I did not believe, would play much of a role, if any, in terms of dictating his playing time. But even I did not anticipate him playing as much as he did in his first game. While Jason Worilds over at left outside […]

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Breaking Down The Buccaneers Offense And Their Tendencies

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be at Heinz Field Sunday to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers and after going through all three of their games, here is a good idea as to what to expect out of their offense. For starters, the Buccaneers like go big on offense as they have used either 12, 22 […]

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Buccaneers Injury Report: DT Gerald McCoy Probable, DE Michael Johnson Questionable

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have now released their final injury report for the Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and not much has changed from the one released on Thursday. Defensive end Larry English (hamstring) and linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder) are both listed as out for the game after failing to practice […]

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Buccaneers Injury Report: DT Gerald McCoy, DE Michael Johnson Still Limited Thursday

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday injury report for the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in and it includes just a few minor changes from the one released on Wednesday. Not practicing again on Thursday were linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder) and quarterback Josh McCown (right thumb). McCown has now been ruled out for […]

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Buccaneers Injury Report: RB Doug Martin Practices Fully Wednesday, DT Gerald McCoy Limited

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope to get a few injured players back this week for their Sunday road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their Wednesday injury report reveals that will indeed likely happen. Practicing fully Wednesday were running back Doug Martin (knee), wide receiver Vincent Jackson (wrist) and defensive end William Gholston (shoulder). Martin […]

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Buccaneers Expect To Get Martin, McCoy, Johnson Back For Steelers Game

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be 0-3 to start the season, but the version of their team that will be coming to Heinz Field Sunday to play the Pittsburgh Steelers will be a little different than the one that currently is winless. For starters, the Buccaneers offense is expecting to have their starting running back […]

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Steelers Smart Not To Limit What LeGarrette Blount Can Offer

New Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount was interviewed yesterday on the radio, as we’ve previously posted, but I wanted to expand on some of the comments that he made during the interview pertaining to how he views himself being used this season based on his conversations with the team. While he mentioned that they […]

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LeGarrette Blount Looking To Overcome Checkered Past

LeGarrette Blount was a bad seed coming out of college. He missed the majority of his final season due to suspension after sucker punching an opposing player on the field following a loss. His draft stock took a sharp nosedive and he went undrafted, despite significant potential, as shown by his 1000-yard season as a […]

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Blount Still Has Work To Do Despite Improvement In Short-Yardage Game

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned away from LeGarrette Blount after the 2012 season, they did so holding the belief that they were letting go of a big runner who couldn’t get the tough yards in short-yardage situations. The statistical evidence from that time period of his career generally supports those claims, as does the […]

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LeGarrette Blount Gives Steelers A Complementary Ground Attack

The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared intent to add a veteran running back to the roster to supplement second-year back Le’Veon Bell at some point this offseason, and that point came earlier today when they signed LeGarrette Blount to a two-year contract. It’s no secret that the Steelers value a veteran presence in their locker room, which […]

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A Look At What LeGarrette Blount Could Offer The Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are still on the hunt for a complementary back behind their workhorse, Le’Veon Bell, since Jonathan Dwyer chose to join the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the offseason. This is a hole that they would clearly like to fill before the draft rolls around if their recent activity is anything to go by. […]

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Kozora: Free Agency Wish List

Free agency begins tomorrow. Although the Pittsburgh Steelers will never be big players, made especially likely with little cap space to work with, they still won’t stand completely still on the sidelines during this time. There aren’t any Eric Decker-caliber players below, but here’s a short wish list of free agents the Steelers should consider […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – More Quarters?

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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Six Week 10 Sunday Games To Watch That Could Help The Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers don\’t play until Monday night so Steeler Nation can sit back on Sunday and watch several games that will continue to shape the AFC playoff picture. Below are six games to have your eyes on for pretty obvious reasons. Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders – The Raiders beat the Steelers earlier this […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Nominated For Weekly FedEx Ground Player Award

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman had a solid showing Sunday in the win over the New York Giants. Redman rushed for 147 yards on 26 carries and scored the go ahead touchdown late in the game. For his efforts, Redman has been nominated for the NFL FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award and […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Running Backs & Nose Tackles In The Draft Episode

Season 2, Episode 93 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd start off by talking about the new look Steelers Nike uniforms that were unveiled on Tuesday in New York and give our thoughts on them. Will the 2012 NFL schedule be released later this week? David has heard that rumor and […]

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