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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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LeBeau’s Record In Pittsburgh Against Quarterbacks Making First Start Against Him

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to Heinz Field Sunday to play the Pittsburgh Steelers, second-year quarterback Mike Glennon will more than likely get the start. Since 2004, either he or Josh McCown will become the 67th different quarterback to start a game against Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau for the first time in their […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Steelers Should Steal QB Ryan Griffin Away From Gambling Saints

By my count, the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of 18 teams that decided to keep three quarterbacks on their initial 53 man roster following the Saturday cuts. While the team certainly didn’t feel the need to waive third-string quarterback Landry Jones and risk losing him, the New Orleans Saints seemed to be following the same […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Season Game Predictions

The 2014 NFL season will get underway Thursday night and before I release my predictions for what I believe will happen around the league this year, here is my game by game prediction for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (home) – Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has owned the Browns over the years and […]

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Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Brice McCain

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed a number of free agents this season to help replenish their roster, adding some significant pieces such as Mike Mitchell, Cam Thomas, and LeGarrette Blount. Among the more unheralded signings was former Houston Texans nickel back Brice McCain, whom many believed would struggle to make the roster. I include myself among […]

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Return Of The Living Dead

By Michael K. Reynolds Who will rise from the ashes this preseason? The answer to this question will greatly impact the Pittsburgh Steelers chances of returning to postseason play this year. New Kid in Town is a classic song by the Eagles which tells a story familiar to every NFL camp this time of the […]

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Steelers 2014 Pre Training Camp Roster Polls: Will CB Brice McCain Make The Final 53?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin training camp a little more than one week from today, so I thought we would spend these last several days talking about a few players that many believe will have a decent shot at making the final 53 man roster. Basically, these are players that we can’t quite consider locks, but do […]

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Steelers Ranked Second In Most Well-Built Teams Of The 00s

For much of the early years of the modern National Football League, it seemed that there was often a dominant team throughout most, or at least a good portion, of a decade. Even prior to the NFL-AFL merger, for example, Vince Lombardi’s  Green Bay Packers were certainly the dominant football force, and they went on […]

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Special Teams Of Primary Concern For Steelers Secondary

The Pittsburgh Steelers have rarely benefitted greatly from special teams throughout the organization’s history. Chuck Noll famously refused to employ special teams coaches until late in his tenure, when he shifted responsibilities for both defensive line coach John Kolb and inside linebackers coach Dennis Fitzgerald, requesting that they jointly coach the special teams unit in […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Has His Eyes On CB Antwon Blake

During the 2014 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and defensive backs coach CarnellLake both made it a point to mention the name of third-year cornerback Antwon Blake when talking about depth in the secondary. On Tuesday during practice, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin let the former undrafted free agent know that he’s […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Post June 1 Plans & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 108 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right at talking about what the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason plans might look like now that June 1 has come and gone. With the release of linebacker LaMarr Woodey now official, the Steelers will look at extending the contracts of […]

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Steelers Film Room: The Steve McLendon Myth

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why […]

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Mike Vrabel Knows All About DE To OLB Learning Curve

Over the years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have drafted several players that played defensive end in college only to convert them into 3-4 outside linebackers. Mike Vrabel was one of those players and the current Houston Texans linebackers coach recently talked about how tough the transition can be from defensive end to outside linebacker in an interview with […]

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Browns Dump 2011 Second-Round Draft Pick, WR Greg Little

The Cleveland Browns must be happy with their wide receiver depth after signing veteran castoffs Miles Austin and Earl Bennett on Thursday as they have now released Greg Little. Little, the Browns second-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, registered 155 catches for 1,821 yards and eight touchdowns in his three seasons with Cleveland. He […]

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Just One Small Problem With The Cornerback Depth Chart

The Pittsburgh Steelers were clearly at a place of relative comfort with their cornerback depth entering the 2014 season—certainly far more so than outside observers speculated throughout the offseason leading up to the draft. They had an opportunity to draft one of the top cornerbacks in the draft last week, Darqueze Dennard, at the 15th […]

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Observations On The Steelers’ 2014 Schedule

The NFL is continually stretching out its offseason, despite the new cycle already being 365 days a year, by turning casual news and dates into significant events. From extending the draft to three days, to turning the opening of the free agency period into a circus, to, most absurdly, making the schedule release a spectacle, […]

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Steelers Struggled To Register Unblocked Pressure On Defense

Last week, we took a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line handled pressure, and how much of it came unblocked as a result of missed reads or overloaded blitzes. Pro Football Focus catalogued the data, and it revealed that by the end of the season, the Steelers were among the best at controlling […]

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