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David DeCastro Shows Improvement On The Move

By Matthew Marczi Since the moment that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted David DeCastro in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, the offensive guard has been given the highest of expectations to live up to from its fanbase. He was off to a fine start after winning the right guard position from Ramon Foster […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Another Steelers running back fumbles, and another Steelers running back finds himself on the bench. Felix Jones puts the ball on the ground on the second play of the half, and the team rides Jonathan Dwyer the rest of the game. It was interesting at the time that, unlike the week before, […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Once again, Kion Wilson started at inside linebacker in place of Larry Foote. Will this be the last time? The Steelers also started the game in the nickel despite being down a starting cornerback. That’s a lot of trust in the young Shamarko Thomas. The Steelers failed to stop second and one […]

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Common Traits Atop Steelers Running Back Depth Chart No Coincidence

By Matthew Marczi What a fall it has been for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman. In just the span of a few weeks, he has gone from starter to personal escort, playing just to help push Ben Roethlisberger forward on a third and one for a first down. There have been some extenuating circumstances […]

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Mike Tomlin Thinks Le’Veon Bell Can Give The Steelers Running Game A Shot In The Arm

If all goes well this week in practice, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell will make his NFL regular-season debut Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London against the Minnesota Vikings. Head coach Mike Tomlin addressed Bell’s situation Tuesday in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Were excited also about getting Le’Veon Bell back this […]

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Felix Jones Has Replaced Isaac Redman As The Co-Starter On The Depth Chart

The Pittsburgh Steelers depth chart for their upcoming game in London against the Minnesota Vikings has been released and Isaac Redman is no longer listed as a co-starter at the running back position. Felix Jones has now passed Redman and is listed as the co-starter alongside rookie Le’Veon Bell, who will reportedly make his regular-season […]

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What Will Le’Veon Bell Contribute In His NFL Debut?

By Matthew Marczi Some surprising news surfaced late yesterday from Jay Glazer, who reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers believe that the recovery of Le’Veon Bell’s foot injury is ahead of schedule and that they expect him to make his NFL debut in London this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. It will certainly be a moral […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Chicago Bears – First Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers take the field tonight looking to get their season on track after dropping their first two games. They get a bit of a boost tonight with the return of Pro Bowl tight end Heath Miller, and new center Fernando Velasco has another week in the offense under his belt. […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Bears – Week 3 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger -  30 attempts, 21 completions, 253 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions. The Steelers offense needs to […]

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Hritz: Bears at Steelers Preview And Prediction – Week 3

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers are 0-2 for the second time since 2000, when Kordell Stewart stepped in for Kent Graham at quarterback after week four to lead the team to a 9-7 record but without a playoff berth. That season was also Plaxico Burress’ rookie year in which he infamously spiked the ball against […]

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Mike Tomlin Set To Take A Simple Approach To Improve Steelers Running Game

As expected, Felix Jones will get the start Sunday night at running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. “Felix Jones is going to get the start, and then we’re going to supplement him with the others,” Tomlin told Bill Hillgrove during his weekly pre game interview. […]

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Steelers Versus Bears: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Rushing To Get Better – The Steelers have to get their running game going if they are going to beat the Bears. Through two games they have a franchise low […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening KR coverage. Front five: Kion Wilson, Terence Garvin, Chris Carter, Shamarko Thomas, and Jarvis Jones. David Paulson and Michael Palmer the next two with Al Woods and Cam Heyward forming […]

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Steelers Injury Report: CB Cortez Allen Ruled Out Friday; TE Heath Miller Listed As Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have submitted their final injury report for their Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears and based on what we have heard over the course of the last few days, it does not include any surprises. Cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) failed to practice again Friday and has been ruled out for a […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals I – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Kion Wilson was back out with the defense to start the second half, but he would not see much time after the first drive. LaMarr Woodley showed great backside pursuit on a run going the opposite way after Jarvis Jones and Lawrence Timmons were blocked out of the play. Both Woodley and […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals I – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Isaac Redman pretty visibly got the worst of the action during a collision on the opening kickoff with undrafted rookie linebacker Jayson DiManche. The two both lowered their shoulders, and Redman appeared to get the business end of the shoulder to his head. Remember, Redman was playing the up back because of […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Sack Break Down

By Alex Kozora Breaking down both sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night. Both of these fairly simple but still worth pointing out as I break down each sack allowed throughout the regular season. 1. 2nd and 10, 12:02 1st. Shotgun, 11 (1 RB, 1 TE) personnel. Four man rush […]

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Marcus Gilbert Expects Steelers To Use Outside-Zone Blocking Scheme Against Bears

The Pittsburgh Steelers worked all offseason on the outside-zone run blocking scheme, but through their first two games of the 2013, they have hardly used it. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert, however, said Wednesday that’s about to change Sunday night against the Chicago Bears. “We’re going to use that a lot more,” Gilbert said Wednesday after […]

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Third Down And 9.08 Yards To Go Has To End

Over the course of his career, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has proven to be very good on third downs, but not even he could overcome the 9.08 average yards needed on the12 third down opportunities that he faced Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Easily. Easily that’s scenario,” said head coach Mike Tomlin when […]

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Steelers RB Felix Jones Might Start Sunday Night Against The Bears

The Pittsburgh Steelers running backs have only gained 70 yards on 27 carries through the first two games of the 2013 season, so we can probably expect a new starter Sunday night when the 2-0 Chicago Bears come to Pittsburgh. Despite the poor run game performance Monday night in the 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Bengals

By David Todd The Steelers lost their second game 20-10 to the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati falling to 0-2 for the first time since 2002. In a script that closely resembled their season-opening loss to Tennessee, the Steelers took an early lead, this time 3-0 as opposed to 2-0, […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Injured On Opening Kickoff Monday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers started Felix Jones Monday night at running back against the Cincinnati Bengals after Isaac Redman was shaken up on the opening kickoff. The Steelers used 11 personnel on the opening drive and went three and out after three straight running plays. Redman is now headed to the locker room. The Steelers are […]

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Report: Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Not Expected To See Carries Monday Night

After losing running back LaRod Stephens-Howling for the season to a knee injury last week in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to re-sign running back Jonathan Dwyer to take his spot on the roster. While Dwyer is dressed for the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mike Prisuta […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Bengals – Week 2 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger -  29 attempts, 19 completions, 261 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception. The Steelers will likely want […]

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Steelers Giving All Three Running Backs First-Team Reps This Week In Practice

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night, it’s anybody’s guess as to who will get the lion’s share of the carries during the game, as it appears as though all three running backs are getting work with the first-team offense throughout the week in practice. According to Mark Kaboly of the […]

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Elias Sports Bureau Changes Redman Fumble To A Roethlisberger Fumble

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Elias Sports Bureau, the official statistician for the NFL, has changed the first quarter fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman to a Ben Roethlisberger fumble for no gain. Elias changed Redman's fumble into the #Titans end zone to a Roethlisberger fumble for no #Steelers gain. […]

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