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Steelers vs Titans Film Review: James Harrison

As I detailed yesterday morning, James Harrison found himself in the starting lineup at right outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night for the first time since 2012, playing about three quarters of the snaps at the expense of Arthur Moats, and I believe that is how he will be finishing up the […]

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James Harrison Seems Poised To Finish As A Starter

Although nobody seems to care (neither Pro Football Focus nor the league’s official statistics list it), James Harrison made his first career start for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2012 on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, dropping in coverage as he watched William Gay return an interception for a touchdown. To drive the point home, […]

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Steelers Holding Out Hope That Injured LB Jarvis Jones Will Play Again This Season

Even though he’s eligible to do so, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones still hasn’t been cleared to begin practicing again as he continues to rehab the wrist injury that he suffered way back in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers. With only five games now remaining in the regular season, Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Hopes To Get Green Light From Doctors On Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to get several injured players on the defensive side of the football back after the bye week and one of those players is veteran cornerback Ike Taylor, who has been sidelined since Week 3 with a broken forearm. According to Missi Matthews of steelers.com, Taylor said Wednesday that he is scheduled […]

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Midseason Hindsight: Reviewing Steelers Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Steelers were bigger players in free agency this offseason than they had been in several years, dipping into the talent pool and coming away with a number of players at varying contract levels, destined for all sorts of roles within the team. Some of those signings have admittedly worked better than others. In […]

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Steelers Defense Pending Makeover Following Bye Week

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has allowed an average of 22 points per game on the road, albeit against inferior opponents by record. That is actually an improvement, at least in terms of raw numbers, over what has been a difficult season defensively for an organization traditionally defined by stout play […]

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Despite Inconsistencies Galore, Steelers Enter Bye Week At 7-4

It hasn’t been pretty at times, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to compile a 7-4 record heading into their long-awaited bye week. The Steelers showed a lot of character Monday night in overcoming a 24-13 third quarter deficit as they smartly rode the hot hand of running back Le’Veon Bell in the second half, […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: James Harrison

What does it say about this Pittsburgh Steelers defense that the 36-year-old James Harrison is one of its best assets, after having been retired about a month and a half ago? Not that that is to take anything away from the success that the veteran has been able to find over the course of the […]

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Steelers: Much Ado About Monday Night

By Michael K. Reynolds Monday Night Football may no longer be what it once was back in the day when Howard Cosell was doing the color commentary and even more recently when Bocephus was singing, “Are you ready for some football?” But Monday night still has major importance for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers when they […]

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James Harrison Logging Majority Of Snaps At ROLB

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly weren’t planning on calling upon James Harrison for a family reunion when they put their plans together for their defensive strategy in 2014. At best, the prospect of Harrison sitting on his couch was an emergency alternative in light of their decision to carry only three outside linebackers on the roster. […]

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Building A Roof Beneath A Falling Sky

The sky is falling, or so I’ve heard. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to a team on the road with a really bad record and are now only 6-4 after 10 games played. All is surely lost. Who knows, maybe it really is, or will be, when the video time capsule of the 2014 season goes […]

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Steelers Remember The Value Of Turnovers, Now That They’re Getting Them

After failing to record a single turnover in the first two games of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now gone seven consecutive games with recording at least one turnover. In fact, they have even scored three touchdowns directly off of turnovers, twice on the interception and once on a fumble recovery on a punt. […]

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Starting Position For Cam Thomas Fair To Question

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent Cam Thomas to a two-year contract in order to provide depth along the defensive line, as the team was entering a free agency period in which three of their top players at the position were hitting the open market. The organization did, in fact, lose two of those players […]

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Rejuvenated James Harrison Rediscovering Pass Rushing Flare

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison was retired in September. He now leads the team in sacks. The veteran pass rusher has notched a pair of sacks in back-to-back games now after failing to record one in his first four games back. The pass rushing production has come as he has played himself into football […]

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Steelers LB James Harrison Starting To Make His Presence Felt

It’s taken a few weeks, but Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison seems to be about where he needs to be from a football conditioning standpoint and that’s great news for a defense that has had problems getting consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks during the first half of the season. Following the Steelers Sunday win at […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 8 vs. Colts

By Michael K. Reynolds Following their mesmerizing 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts the Pittsburgh Steelers arrive at the halfway point of the season with one half of the team soaring and the other half sputtering out black smoke. Is the plane crashing or is the rocket just lifting up? In an unbelievable twist to […]

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Steelers Needing A Home Run

By Michael K. Reynolds Starting with the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday and followed by the Baltimore Ravens next week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in need of a run of back-to-back home victories to vault them into serious contention. But the only way they are going to get this home run is by swinging for the […]

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Steelers Have Options To Spell Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier injured his knee in the team’s third game, and he’s missed the four and a half games since then. This time has given the team a chance to get a look at Sean Spence, their 2012 third-round draft pick who tore up his knee and never made […]

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Steelers Defense Must Build Off Of Texans Turnovers

Last night on Twitter, I wrote that the Pittsburgh Steelers had scored 17 points off of turnovers against the Houston Texans, mockingly adding “also, the Steelers have turnovers tonight”. The truth is, however, that the team has forced at least one turnover now in five straight games, reaching a season-high three turnovers last night in […]

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Steelers Played Their Cards Right With James Harrison

Since returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers about four weeks ago, outside linebacker James Harrison has made steady progress and taken steps forward in each of his first three games as he’s worked himself back into playing shape following a quite brief retirement. He nearly split snaps 50/50 with starter Arthur Moats in the Steelers’ last […]

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Steelers Defense Looks Different Just Six Weeks Later

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be putting a defense on the field that is radically different in appearance than the one that began last season. As a matter of fact, this is a defense that will already be markedly different from that one that they even opened this season with. If we got back to the […]

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Steelers LB James Harrison Believes Defensive Scheme Is Not Outdated

If you’re in the group of people that believes the defense run by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is outdated and no longer effective, linebacker James Harrison vehemently disagrees with you. “That’s bull. The defense works,” Harrison said recently, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Players have to play the defense. Period. […]

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Slow Starts Still Hurting Steelers Defense

During the broadcast of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, it was mentioned, after the home team had netted a field goal, that Pittsburgh has allowed their opponents to score on every opening drive thus far this season. It happened Week One against the Cleveland Browns. After the Steelers scored a field goal, […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Second Half – Cameron Heyward doing a good job of taking on this cut block, staying on his feet and helping to make the tackle. – False step by this Jacksonville linebacker. Takes a step back on the snap. […]

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Jason Worilds Sees Improvement From Less Movement, More Rushes

The more astute observer might have noticed that the Pittsburgh Steelers had been more adventurous in recent weeks in terms of how they chose to employ fifth-year outside linebacker Jason Worilds on the field. Over the course of the previous few weeks, the Steelers elected to move Worilds around a fair bit, particularly moving him […]

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Steelers Hoping To Keep Turnovers A Mainstay On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover during the first two games of the season. In the last three, they have recorded five. The Steelers recovered two fumbles during a Week Three victory against the Carolina Panthers, first on a sack by Jarvis Jones, and then later on special teams when Shamarko Thomas […]

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