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Texans Injury Report: Linebackers Jadeveon Clowney, Brian Cushing Both Sit Out Thursday

By the looks of the Thursday injury report, the Houston Texans might not get their rookie linebacker back for the Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field Rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), who has been sidelined since the season opener, did not participate in practice Thursday and there’s already speculation that he […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel, Mike Mitchell Both Sidelined Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and their first injury report of the week shows that several players were unable to practice fully Thursday. For starters, fullback Will Johnson (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (knee), safety Mike Mitchell (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) all sat […]

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Dick LeBeau All But Says Brice McCain Will Start Over Cortez Allen Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau didn’t come right and say it Thursday, but in a roundabout way he confirmed that cornerback Brice McCain will get the start over Cortez Allen Monday night against the Houston Texans. LeBeau confirms McCain will see time ahead of Allen, says Cortez will still be good player but week […]

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Anxious Shazier Still Wearing Brace On Injured Knee

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier has missed  the last three games with a knee injury and while its not yet clear whether or not he’ll play Monday night against the Houston Texans, he was back working with the first-team defense some during Wednesday’s practice. On the Wednesday edition of Steelers Live, Shazier was shown […]

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Roethlisberger, Wheaton Working Hard To Get Back On Same Page With Each Other

If you watched the game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, you clearly saw that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Markus Wheaton weren’t on the same page with each other on several throws. Heading into the Monday night game against the Houston Texans, the two are working hard this week to make sure […]

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Audio: Wednesday Interview With Josh Taylor On Trib Live Radio

Wednesday afternoon I joined Josh Taylor for an interview on his show that can be heard on Trib Live Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they head into their Monday night game at Heinz Field against the Houston Texans. You can listed to the interview below that starts at the 22:20 mark and make sure […]

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Roethlisberger Thinks Key With Rookie Bryant Is Not To Overload Him

Baring something totally unforeseen between now and Monday night, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant will dress for the first time the season for the primetime game against the Houston Texans. During a Wednesday interview with the media, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked to talk about what the 6’4″ Bryant brings to the team […]

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Steelers CB Brice McCain: ‘I Was With The First Group Today’

Will Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain get the start over the struggling Cortez Allen Monday night against the Houston Texans? As it stands right now, it sounds like there’s a really good chance of that happening. “I was with the first group today,” McCain said Wednesday after practice, according to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio. […]

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Steelers Game Monday Night Against Texans Is Close To Being A Must-Win One

While the upcoming Monday night game against the Houston Texans isn’t technically a must-win game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s probably pretty close to being labeled that. According to PlayoffStatus.com, a Steelers loss Monday night to the Texans would leave the then-four loss team with only a 19% chance of making the playoffs. It’s important […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser, Steelers Texans Preview With Drew Dougherty & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 31 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into talking about what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his weekly press conference. We discuss whether or not we will see a few new faces Monday night against the Houston Texans and that includes talk […]

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Steelers Could Debut Two Rookie Draft Picks Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to get a boost out of two of their rookie draft picks on Monday, neither of whom have yet dressed for a game. Head coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday during his press conference that he was looking at 6’4” wide receiver Martavis Bryant as a possible option against the Houston […]

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Antonio Brown Says Mike Tomlin Told Team They’re Not Tough Enough

As you can probably imagine, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin probably wasn’t too pleased with what he saw out of his team Sunday in the 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns and he apparently let them know it Monday by attacking their pride. During his weekly radio show, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown told […]

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2014 NFL Week 6 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With six weeks of 2014 season now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. While there are still 11 weeks left in the season, there are five teams on the AFC side that I wouldn’t bet against making the playoffs. At this […]

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Tomlin Fine With Archer Returning Deep Kickoffs When Team Is Behind

If you wondering why Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer continually brought deep kickoffs out of the end zone Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, it’s because head coach Mike Tomlin wanted him to. Tomlin was asked to discuss that decision Tuesday during his press conference and he obliged with a very detailed response. “I […]

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Mike Tomlin Hints That Brice McCain Might Start Over Cortez Allen Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen signed a new contract just prior to the start of the season, but so far through the first six games of 2014, the former fourth-round draft pick hasn’t played well at all. In fact, he’s been awful and that’s even when you consider that he’s intercepted two passes. The poor […]

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Steelers Rookie WR Martavis Bryant Might Be Utilized Monday Night In Red Zone

It was looking like Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant was going to dress for the first time all season Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but the team ultimately decided to promote safety Ross Ventrone from the practice squad instead because of his ability to play on special teams. During his Tuesday press conference, […]

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Steelers Injury Report: NT Steve McLendon Ruled Out For Texans Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and they will do so without the services of nose tackle Steve McLendon. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out McLendon for the Monday night game because of the right shoulder injury that he suffered in the […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns II

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday to take on a resurgent Cleveland Browns team. After a dominating first quarter where they outgained the Browns 78 yards to -8, the Steelers got routed, losing 31-10 and looking like they didn’t even belong on the same field. In the second […]

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Steelers Installed As Monday Night Home Favorites Over Texans

The 3-3 Pittsburgh Steelers next three games will be at home with the first of the three taking place next Monday night against the Houston Texans, who lost 33-28 Thursday night at home to the Indianapolis Colts. Currently, several online betting sites have the Steelers favored by four points in that game. Much like the […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 6 vs. Browns

By Michael K. Reynolds What is worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers? The pelting of dog biscuits they received from the Dawg Pound or the dog house they have found themselves in with their own fan base? After Sunday’s 31-10 mauling by the Cleveland Browns, Coach Mike Tomlin’s post-game conference seemed like just another bad soap […]

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Outside Zone And Explosive Plays Trouble Steelers Defense Once Again

While it felt like more, Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer only completed eight of the 17 passes that he attempted Sunday in his team’s 31-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. They key to Hoyer’s eight completions is that five of them went for 24 yards or more and that two of them, both to tight […]

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Steelers Bottom Out With 31-10 Loss To Browns

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer only completed eight passes for 217 yards Sunday but it was more than enough to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns used a combination of outside zone runs and play action on their way to an easy 31-10 victory over the Steelers. For the game, the Browns […]

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Steelers Scheduled Games Against Saints, Bengals Won’t Be Flexed

According to Pittsburgh Steelers PR man Burt Lauten, television networks FOX and CBS have exercised their rights to respectively protect the Week 13 game against the New Orleans Saints and the Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals from being flexed to Sunday Night Football. The Steelers Week 13 home game against the Saints at […]

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2014 NFL Week 5 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With Week 5 now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. I think we’re still a week or two away from being able to make some heavy analysis and predictions, but through the first five weeks of the season, I think the […]

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Steelers CB Brice McCain Ends Solid Week Of Practice With Interception Against Jaguars

When Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain intercepted a pass from Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and returned it for a touchdown with 11:32 left in the fourth quarter Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was probably the least surprised person in the stadium. During his post game press conference, Tomlin revealed that McCain, who was signed […]

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Steelers To Use Brice McCain As Nickel Cornerback Against Buccaneers

With cornerback Ike Taylor sidelined several weeks with a broken forearm,  William Gay will start opposite Cortez Allen in the Pittsburgh Steelers base defense. However, starting Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Antwon Blake is not expected to be the third cornerback in the game. #Steelers Brice McCain will be third CB vs. Tampa Bay. […]

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