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Steelers Don’t Plan On Shadowing Browns WR Josh Gordon With One Player On Sunday

When Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen returned to the starting lineup several weeks ago, the coaching staff decided to stop having fellow starter Ike Taylor switch sides during games in an attempt to follow the oppositions top receiving threat around the field. On Thursday, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau revealed the reason why that decision was […]

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Steelers Versus Packers Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers sack allowed in their victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 9, 5:35 2nd. Shotgun, 11. Five blocking vs a four man rush. Just a breakdown on the left side. It’s difficult to pinpoint. Kelvin Beachum is watching […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Wins The Chief Award For 2013

There is never really a dull moment when veteran cornerback Ike Taylor talks to the media and on Tuesday he was named the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 recipient of the annual Pro Football Writers’ “The Chief Award”, for his cooperation with local media. Taylor, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of […]

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Cody Wallace, Ike Taylor Receive Top Grades From PFF For Win Over Packers

Pro Football Focus now has their grades up for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 38-31 win over the Green Bay Packers and the top two players are sure to surprise you. On offense, center Cody Wallace leads the way with a 2.5 grade. It was his third straight start and easily his best performance of […]

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Ike Taylor Says It’s Pittsburgh Or Nowhere For Him In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor will be one of several elephants in the room during the offseason thanks to the $7 million base salary that he’s scheduled to earn in 2014. On Wednesday, Taylor let it be known that it’s “here (Pittsburgh) or nowhere” for him next season during his talk with the media, […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB LaMarr Woodley Injured His Other Calf In Win Over Bengals

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-20 win Sunday night over the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to update the injury situation during his post game press conference. According to Tomlin, linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) will need to have his injured calf evaluated further. He did say that this is not […]

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Breaking Down The Back Breaking Run By Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas

The play that really did the Pittsburgh Steelers in on Sunday in their loss to the Miami Dolphins was the 55 yard run by running back Daniel Thomas on 2nd and 1 with 3:59 remaining in regulation. The blame for the big run goes squarely on the shoulders of linebacker LaMarr Woodley and safety Troy […]

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2013 A Dud, But Emerging Youngsters A Reason For Optimism Next Year

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers suffered another defensive collapse yesterday against the Dolphins, but in the end, once again, they were in a position to pull out a close win. However, in what seemed to be a repeat from other losses this year, the Steelers could not squeeze out the win late. While this isn’t […]

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Free Agent Market Value Of Jason Worilds And Why The Steelers Aren’t Likely To Retain Him

With three games now left in the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season, a lot of fans are wondering what it might take in order to retain outside linebacker Jason Worilds, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason. In order to determine that, below are a few things to think about. First […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 14 – Dolphins

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 34-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins along with some observations. In his first game back, tight end Matt Spaeth played 15 snaps and for the most part, he looked pretty decent. As expected, LaMarr Woodley was on a pitch count of sorts and he played […]

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Steelers Emerge From Loss To Dolphins Without Suffering Any Major Injuries

Not that it’s a big deal at this point, but the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to come out of Sunday loss to the Miami Dolphins without any major injuries. “No major injuries. Just minor bumps and bruises associated with playing,” said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Nose tackle Steve McLendon, however, […]

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Steelers Versus Dolphins: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. No Pony Tricks – Mike Wallace makes his long-awaited return to Pittsburgh on Sunday and he’d love nothing more than to add his name to the long last of wide receivers […]

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Ike Taylor Came Off Worse Live Than On Tape Versus The Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers starting cornerback Ike Taylor has been under fire in recent weeks, and the bullets have been flying equally from the media and amateur critics as well as from opposing quarterbacks. He is being targeted at a rate never before seen in his career, which is why, like William Gay, some […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – Second Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi On the first snap, Jason Worilds picked up where he left off in his strong run defense, tackling Bernard Pierce from behind before he could break away for what might have gone for a first down otherwise. He nearly got a third sack on Joe Flacco a few plays later, but he […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi The decision to run on third and 12 in the beginning of the game seemed stupid at first, until you noticed the way the Ravens were lined up on defense. It was tempting to run through that hole. And it was probably closer to working than you’d think. Mat McBriar had his […]

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Can The Steelers Secondary Improve Over The Final Four Games?

By Jeremy Hritz The momentum has been stifled, and the longest win streak for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 ends at three games, one better than their previous streak of two. If this pattern continues, their next streak will be four in a row, and they could keep their slim playoff possibilities afloat at least […]

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Drive-By-Drive Analysis Reveals Worrying Third-Down Trend For Steelers Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers had ample opportunity to hold the Baltimore Ravens to drive after drive without a scoring attempt. And time after time, they failed to take advantage of those opportunities. The Ravens held the ball on nine occasions. They punted once. They also ended the first and second halves with the […]

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Pittsburgh Not Amused After Special Teams Made The Butt Of The Joke

By Matthew Marczi In a game that saw Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker send a quintuplet of pigskins through the uprights in what was ultimately a two-point loss, the special teams performance of the Pittsburgh Steelers should probably be credited with assists on a pair of those field goals. First, there was the comical ‘cadence’ […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Winners And Losers Week 13

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 22-20 to the Baltimore Ravens and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Jason Worilds – Worilds has likely made himself a ton of money the last three weeks as once again he […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Baltimore Ravens – First Half Recap – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers will be facing their biggest game of the year on a weekly basis from here on out—provided that they continue to win. The current biggest game of the year comes against their biggest rival in recent history: the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams are 5-6 and coming off key wins. […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 13

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Taylor Made? – Ike Taylor is coming off of his worst two games of the season. In the last two weeks he has given up 14 catches for 328 […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Week 12 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Much of the third quarter was owned by Will Allen. He ended the Browns’ first drive with a tackle on Greg Lloyd a yard shy of the first down. Antonio Brown may have saved Ben Roethlisberger an interception on his deep pass that fluttered toward the sideline. Brown got a hand on […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Week 12 – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Those bubble screen passes never work—except when they do. It’s so easy to complain about a particular play call when you simply ignore when they work—or don’t realize that it is what it is when it actually works. The Steelers start off the game with an effective screen to Emmanuel Sanders for […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Winners And Losers – Week 12

Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat to the Cleveland Browns 27-11 to notch their fifth win of the season and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Ben Roethlisberger – While he only threw for 217 yards, Roethlisberger completed 22 of […]

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Steelers Versus Browns: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 12

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Get The Runs Going – Whichever team runs the ball the best in this game is most likely to win due to the expected bad weather conditions. The Steelers have not […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Browns Preview and Prediction – Week Twelve

By Jeremy Hritz 27 points surrendered in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions last week, and the narrative for the remainder of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season seemed to be headed back to NFL Draft discussions and potential top ten picks. But when the final seconds of the clock ticked away at Heinz Field, […]

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