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Pittsburgh, We Have A Pass Rushing Problem

14 sacks. That’s all. 14 sacks. What you’re looking at is the number of sacks from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebackers in 2015. Remember when that was the goal by a single player? Joey Porter’s 10.5 in 2005. LaMarr Woodley’s 13.5 in 2009? James Harrison’s 16 in 2008, Good times,…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Fifteen

It’s the bittersweet time of the NFL year as fans experience the pull of remorse and the push of anticipation. On one hand there is the stark realization there are only two games left in the regular season. You can’t help to feel remorse that it is all coming to…



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Tomlin Admits Hot Hands At Outside Linebacker Can Alter Rotation

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear last week that he really doesn’t enjoy answering questions related to the way he handles the rotation of his outside linebackers. Even so, that doesn’t mean the media isn’t going to keep asking him about that very topic. During his Tuesday…


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Joey Porter Happy With Pass-Rush Rotation

Much has been talked about the variety of changes coming to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense as they transitioned this year away from Dick LeBeau and to new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who was of course the team’s linebackers coach for over a decade. One of the most interesting tweaks, which…


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Anthony Chickillo Should Enjoy His Time On Defense While He Can

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo has gone from a roster longshot to actually logging snaps on defense from the time he was drafted all the way up to Sunday’s victory against the Browns. While he has played on special teams the previous few weeks, the sixth-round draft pick…


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Steelers Defense Enjoys Team Dinner During Bye Week

It’s been months of non-stop football. Play, prepare, repeat. The Pittsburgh Steelers finally have met their bye week and are rightfully using that time to enjoy themselves. That included the Steelers’ defense getting together for dinner last night. Several players posted photos of the night on Instagram. Next A photo posted…


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Mike Mitchell: Don’t Hate The Player Or The Game

Few people were as outspokenly critical of Mike Mitchell as I was last year, consistently noting the poor angles, shoddy tackling, and over-aggressive nature that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers defense getting beat down the field constantly. Due to Troy Polamalu’s roaming style, Mitchell was often asked to cover a…


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James Harrison Logging Game’s Critical Snaps Over Jarvis Jones

In spite of the fact that everyone thus far has been healthy at the position throughout the season, at least in such a way that would cause them to miss playing time, it is interesting, though perhaps not terribly surprising, that third-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has seen the least…


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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Patriots

Looking at all the unique statistics from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 28-21 loss to the New England Patriots last night. – The last time a QB completed at least 75% of his passes and threw for four touchdowns, as Tom Brady did Thursday, in a game against the Steelers was Dan…


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Steelers Beat Packers 24-19, Lose Two Starters To Injuries

Despite a 24-19 Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Green Bay Packers, if the measure of a successful preseason game is staying injury-free, then by all accounts the team has failed. In the first half, the team lost Maurkice Pouncey and Stephon Tuitt to left ankle injuries while quarterback Bruce Gradkowski…



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Anthony Chickillo Making Himself Tough Player To Cut

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo has arguably been the biggest riser since the start of training camp. If not the biggest, certainly among the few who have seen their stock rise most significantly. When the pick was first made, many wondered whether he was drafted to play defensive…


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Steelers Training Camp Stock Report: Day 14

You would think that after two preseason games and three weeks of training camp practices, that the energy might be a bit down heading into the final five practices of camp, but not so on Sunday. Even if the players had any ideas about taking it easy, Mike Tomlin made…


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Tomlin Wants To See Consistent Above-The-Line Play Out Of Jones, Dupree During Preseason

During a Thursday interview with Trib Live Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler hinted that veteran linebacker James Harrison might just be the starter ahead of Jarvis Jones on the right side when the 2015 regular-season gets underway. During his Friday press conference ahead of the team’s first preseason…