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Steelers Week Three Defensive Charting Notes

Your weekly defensive breakdown based off our charting notes from the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. – 65 total defensive snaps is our guide. Stephon Tuitt played 63 of those, or 97%. Cam Heyward saw 56, or 86.2%. Both are too high for my taste and Javon Hargrave needs to…



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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 3: Steelers Versus Eagles

After opening the season with wins over two 2015 division champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on the road in week three to take on the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles. It was a disaster. The Steelers were completely dominated in every facet of the game and left as a battered football team,…


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Remedying Pass Rush Starts With Increasing James Harrison’s Snaps

At this point of the season, there is no magic wand, no Excalibur’s sword, no secret potion to completely fix the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass rush. You roll with what you have, tweak the system and scheme a bit, and cross your fingers. That doesn’t mean changes can’t be made. They could,…


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Pass Rush Pittsburgh’s Primary Problem

“Duck and cover and kiss your butt goodbye.” That’s what Cory Matthews said in this back-to-the-past episode of Boy Meets World, pointing out the silliness of trying to protect yourself under a desk in the event of an atomic bomb. I bet Steelers’ Nation was uttering a similar line throughout the game,…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Beyond The Box Score – Week 2

The timely plays and sequences you won’t find in the box score that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers decision to go for it on 4th and 5 with 6:30 left in the first quarter resulted in Ben Roethlisberger throwing his first…


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2016 South Side Questions: What Is The Source Of Pass Rush Woes?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


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Harrison And Williams’ Desire To Win Trumps Accolades

When you’re in your 30s, when the end of your career is visible on the horizon, the stats don’t matter. The role doesn’t matter. It’s all about winning. That’s the mentality DeAngelo Williams and James Harrison have adopted in Pittsburgh. For Williams, it’s for that chance to win his first…


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Red Zone Defense Key To Steelers Hot Start

On the surface, opposing offenses may look like they’re moving the ball at will. The Steelers have allowed Washington and Cincinnati to go over 375 yards of total offense. But as Mark Twain said, stats can be deceiving, and like Twain also said, the Steelers red zone defense is really…


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Late Officiating Calls Go Steelers’ Way In Victory Over Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to come away with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals just a short while ago by a margin of 24-16, allowing the opposing offense to score only 16 points for the second straight week. In both instances, however, the defense yielded more and more in…


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Steelers Spin: Week Two Rants And Ramblings

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into their much anticipated Sunday showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals with full, sparking, molten metal following their 38-16 season opening smackdown of the Washington Redskins. Not only was the victory over Washington impressive, it reversed a disturbing pattern of slow season starts for Coach Mike Tomlin’s…



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Bengals Intend To Play Smarter Against Steelers

Over the course of the past couple of seasons, the tone of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ contests with the Cincinnati Bengals has slowly taken a more hostile and aggressive tone, wherein we very nearly got a glimpse of the rivalries of old, when teams truly disliked one another. While I won’t…


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Week One X-Factor: Arthur Moats

Weekly article we’ll do to on gameday to highlight the one overlooked player who may hold the key to success to victory. Week One – OLB Arthur Moats Much has been written about on the state of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass rush with the loss of Bud Dupree for at least…


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Steelers Enter 2016 Season With 14 Players Set To Be URFAs In 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open their 2016 regular season Monday night against the Washington Redskins and now that their initial roster is set, we can take a quick loom ahead at the several players who are now scheduled to become unrestricted free agents next year. Currently, there are 14 such…