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Steelers Bye Week: Friday Night Five Questions

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off this week, but that doesn’t mean that I am going to let you have the week off. As usual, I have five questions for you that I would like you to answer concerning the Steelers. If you will, please answer each as thoroughly as possible. I hope that all of […]

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Steelers vs Titans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The first observation is obvious: the Steelers may have finally found a return man in Markus Wheaton. I don’t think any other Steelers returner has even been able to bring the ball […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Bye Week News, RB Depth, Deep Passing & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 46 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers bye week, upcoming schedule and the injury situation ahead of the Week 13 game against the New Orleans Saints. David and I then wrap up some final thoughts on the Steelers win Monday night over […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Titans Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of the five given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Tennessee Titans in Week 11. 3rd and 11, 10:17 2nd. Shotgun, 11. Dri Archer motioned from the backfield out wide to a trips look. Steelers blocking with six, including Heath Miller on a block/release. Titans rush just three. Appears […]

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Le’Veon Bell Has Had Lighter Workload As A Runner Than Last Year

After the expulsion of free agent signing LeGarrette Blount, and the promotion of running back Josh Harris from the practice squad, the Steelers now have a grand total of 12 carries’ worth of experience at the position behind starter Le’Veon Bell. Rookie Dri Archer has carried the ball eight times this year in nine games, […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Newly Promoted RB Josh Harris Is ‘Deserving Of An Opportunity’

The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted rookie undrafted running back Josh Harris from their practice squad to their 53 man roster following the waiving Tuesday of running back LeGarrette Blount and on Wednesday head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about what the Wake Forest product brings to the table. “Inside stadiums I don’t have much […]

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Steelers Have Two Weeks To Make Up Plan For Rookie RBs

Those who were not in and around the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room, us bloggers naturally included, surely did not know the extent to which the dissatisfaction with free agent running back LeGarrette Blount had ballooned in the time leading up to his prompt dismissal yesterday afternoon. Blount was brought in during the offseason after the […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Passing Chart From Titans Game

As promised, here is the passing chart for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from the Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans. As you can see by the blue dots, Roethlisberger was 13-of-14 passing on throws that traveled 10 or less yards past the line of scrimmage. Roethlisberger’s only incompletion was the throw to running […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 11 vs. Titans

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers nearly had to leave Nashville like so many others before them; with nothing more than a worn-out guitar case and a broken heart. Fortunately, with a masterful fourth quarter performance, the team beat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 in Grand Ole Opry style. So before the banjo gets any […]

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Steelers Should Consider Bringing Back LaRod Stephens-Howling If Healthy

With running back LeGarrette Blount now gone following his Tuesday waiving for conduct detrimental to the team, the Pittsburgh Steelers will need to decide over the course of the next few weeks who will backup starter Le’Veon Bell. If the Steelers choose not to replace Blount with practice squad running back Josh Harris, they might […]

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Steelers Might Be Forced To Work Things Out With Blount

It will be interesting to see how Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin handles the situation with disgruntled running back LeGarrette Blount moving forward into the bye week, but due to lack of depth currently on the roster, I will be surprised if Blount is waived. While several of you are wanting the Steelers to […]

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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Titans

By Alex Kozora A statistical analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans Monday night. – We have to start with the star of the show – Le’Veon Bell. His 33 rushes are the most by a Steeler since Rashard Mendenhall. His 204 yards rushing the most since Willie Parker in December […]

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Steelers vs. Titans: Player Snap Counts Week 11

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night win over the Tennessee Titans, according to the NFL official gamebook. As usual, we will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. The thing that sticks out the most on offense for the Steelers […]

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Steelers: Much Ado About Monday Night

By Michael K. Reynolds Monday Night Football may no longer be what it once was back in the day when Howard Cosell was doing the color commentary and even more recently when Bocephus was singing, “Are you ready for some football?” But Monday night still has major importance for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers when they […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Titans Preview, Week 11 Picks & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 44 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report heading into the Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans. Rookie Daniel McCullers is set to make his first career start Monday night so we discuss that as well as several other players […]

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Steelers vs Jets Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 loss to the hands of the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. First Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R. Cortez Allen, Justin Brown, Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Sean Spence, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, William Gay. – First play from […]

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Steelers’ Archer Without A Quiver

It’s now 10 games into the 2014 season, and rookie running back Dri Archer has yet to register a single explosive play. As a matter of fact, he’s only played 37 snaps all season, and 15 of those snaps came in the season opener. Even the most pessimistic prognosticators of that draft selection likely did […]

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Steelers vs. Jets: Player Snap Counts Week 10

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday loss to the New York Jets, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. The Steelers only used two or more tight ends a total of 14 plays and […]

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Steelers Versus Jets: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 loss to the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. – Although the four turnovers are a big factor in the loss, it can’t be used as the sole excuse. To do so would just be lazy analysis. The offense sputtered even when discounting the turnovers. […]

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Markus Wheaton The Latest Candidate In Kick Return Roulette

One of the most consistently dire areas for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season has been on special teams returns, and, more specifically, kickoff returns. Dri Archer had his chances, and then LeGarrette Blount was given his opportunity. Finally, the straw that broke the camel’s back finally dropped yesterday, and the Steelers chose to put Markus […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Second Half – Markus Wheaton showed tremendous effort on his end around. Could have gone for a loss but winds up gaining four. – Brett Keisel has been pretty quiet in my reports but a real shining play here. Makes […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. First Half – Tight bunch look on kick coverage. 6×4 formation as opposed to the 5×5 the team normally runs. The unit from left to right: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Shaun Suisham, […]

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Steelers vs. Ravens: Player Snap Counts Week 9

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night over the Baltimore Ravens, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. Martavis Bryant played just five snaps less than Markus Wheaton did Sunday night and one […]

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Steelers vs Colts First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. Despite facing a more potent offense, the Steelers opened in their base defense against Andrew Luck, meaning Cam Thomas in at nose tackle. He missed a tackle on Ahmad Bradshaw up the middle on […]

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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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Steelers Mid-Season Rookie Report Card

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now halfway through their 2014 season, and they stand at 5-3—right where they were at the halfway point of the 2012 season, before it all crumbled with Ben Roethlisberger getting injured the following week. But Roethlisberger hasn’t missed a single snap since returning from that injury, excluding a handful of snaps […]

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