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Injuries In Secondary May Call For Mix-And-Match Approach Sunday

While there wasn’t a ton of good news to be anticipated from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ final practice session in advance of their Sunday Night game in Kansas City, we did receive some positive reports when it came to certain injuries. Particularly, B.J. Finney’s finger injury proved to be minor, and…


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Shaken-Up Secondary Gets Shake-Up In Practice

If you saw the Pittsburgh Steelers in practice yesterday—which, if you’re reading this, the odds are strong that you did not—you will have noticed that the secondary looked awfully thin, with a particular dearth of safeties to be noted. You might recall that during the team’s loss to the Eagles…


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Justin Gilbert Says “For Sure” He’ll Play Sunday

Brandon Boykin told Justin Gilbert to hang in there. Gilbert might not have to wait any longer. As Dave wrote about earlier today, per an Ed Bouchette tweet, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemingly put together a package for their newest corner this week. Gilbert talked to reporters after practice and…




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Shamarko Thomas Possible Beneficiary From Secondary Injuries

Shamarko Thomas saw one snap in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But he could be in store for a lot more playing time against Kansas City. The Steelers have a slew of injuries, including two at safety. Robert Golden sounds 50/50, at best, with a hamstring injury while Sean…



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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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Steelers Spin: Week Three Rants And Ramblings

The battle of the Keystone State rages today featuring a matchup between a sparkle-eyed rookie and a grizzled veteran as the Pittsburgh Steelers face the upstart Philadelphia Eagles. Many in the City of Brotherly Love are hoping new sensation Carson Wentz will be the most successful rookie quarterback since Ben…


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Artie Burns Gets Extended Look In First AFC North Game Of 2016

Prior to the start of Sunday’s game, I posed the question of whether or not we would see the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense make greater use of their six-defensive-back sub-package, the dime defense that they call a ‘quarter’, which features three cornerbacks and three safeties. The team used this defensive look…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Player Snap Counts – Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-16 Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field and now enter Week 3 of the 2016 regular season with a record of 2-0. The initial snap counts from the Week 2 game are now in and as usual, here is a recap of the notable…


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Steelers Have Little To Lose Using Justin Gilbert At Kick Returner

I talked yesterday about the fact that, while the Pittsburgh Steelers did set second-year wide receiver Eli Rogers back to receive the opening, and sole, punt of the game last week against Washington, the actual role of the punt returner is still very much unresolved, not the least reason being…


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Week 2 Steelers Vs Bengals: What To Watch For

Although it is a bit early in the year to describe any matchup as ‘pivotal’, every game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals in recent years has held the potential to bear significant implications for later on in the season in terms of playoff seeding and appearances. The…


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Tomlin On Steelers’ Young CBs: ‘They’re Getting Better’

In the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night win over the Washington Redskins, rookie first-round draft pick, cornerback Artie Burns, played a total of 9 defensive snaps. Conversely, newly acquired cornerback Justin Gilbert never saw the field Monday night and not even on special teams. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head…