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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Inside Linebackers

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. A review of the squad’s inside linebackers. Lawrence Timmons: Timmons was the rock of the defense in 2013. It didn’t come in spectacular fashion but his consistency was sorely needed for a defense that overall, struggled. He led […]

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Updated: Keith Butler Will Stay With Steelers

We still don’t know for sure whether or not the Tennessee Titans have asked the Pittsburgh Steelers for permission of the last 24 hours to interview linebackers coach Keith Butler for their defensive coordinator position, but if they do, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that permission will be granted. Jim Wyatt of The […]

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Report: Titans Have Yet To Ask Permission To Speak To Keith Butler

For those worried that Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler might be the target to become the new defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Wednesday that as of noon, Ken Whisenhunt asked permission to interview him. https://twitter.com/EdBouchette/status/423504331540013056 Butler is of course under contract for the 2014 season […]

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Ian Rapoport Gets Caught With His Twitter Foot In His Mouth

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was at it again on Tuesday and this time he really stuck his Twitter foot in his mouth. Rapoport tweeted earlier in the day that Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler would likely be new Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt‘s strong choice for defensive coordinator if allowed to […]

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Report: Steelers Kirby Wilson Might Be A Candidate For The Titans Offensive Coordinator Job

Now that the Tennessee Titans have hired Ken Whisenhunt to be their new head coach there is a chance he could request permission to interview Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler to be his defensive coordinator. Butler is under contract for 2014, however, so the Steelers have the right to prevent that for happening like […]

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Titans Hire Ken Whisenhunt To Be Their New Head Coach

The Tennessee Titans announced on Monday that Ken Whisenhunt will be there new head coach. Whisenhunt, who was the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers in 2013, will replace Mike Munchak, who was fired by the Titans less than two weeks ago. As the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2007-2012, Whisenhunt compiled a […]

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Will Whisenhunt Come Calling Again For Butler If He Lands A Head Coaching Job?

There are still a handful of teams looking for a new head coach right now and it appears as though San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt could wind up being hired by either the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans or Cleveland Browns as he will have had interviewed with all three teams come Saturday, according […]

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Dick LeBeau Wants To Coach Next Season

If defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is not back with the Pittsburgh Steelers next season, it will be because they don’t want him back as the 76 year-old Hall of Famer made it known on Thursday that he has no plans to retire. “I’ve been blessed to be able to coach this long, and I want […]

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Biggest Strides For Worilds Coming Against The Run, Not The Pass

By Matthew Marczi Jason Worilds may have played the best game of his career up to this point in the Steelers’ latest lost to the Ravens, but it had more to do with his work versus the run than against the pass, despite the fact that he registered two sacks, including a strip sack that […]

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Tomlin Open To Moving Worilds And Woodley Around To Maximize Pass Rush

Ever since he was drafted, it’s been obvious that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds plays much better on the left side than he does the right. With starter LaMarr Woodley sidelined by a calf injury this past Sunday in the win over the Detroit Lions, Worilds took full advantage of his extra playing time on […]

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The Four Plays Against The Raiders That Got Jarvis Jones Demoted

For now, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has lost the starting right outside linebacker job back to Jason Worilds as he was officially demoted on the depth chart on Tuesday. Jones play Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders was the reason for the demotion and in reality, you can boil it down […]

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Steelers May Have Shown Their Hand On Plans For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones’ demotion effectively occurred at the 6:56 mark in the second quarter of the team’s loss this past Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. This was the 1st and 10 run from the Raiders’ 40-yard line in which Jones lost outside contain and allowed Darren McFadden to gain […]

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LaMarr Woodley Re-Establishing Himself As An Elite Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley came into the 2013 somewhat under fire after spending the past season and a half slowed or sidelined by a series of injuries. The team collectively was forced to deal with a supposed locker room schism in which a player allegedly claimed that many on the […]

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Report: Steelers LB Sean Spence To Begin Practicing Next Wednesday

Starting next week, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Sean Spence will be eligible to begin practicing with the team if deemed healthy enough to do so. According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in a Friday interview on the David Todd Show, Spence will indeed begin practicing next week and will be removed from the […]

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Vince Williams Displays Veteran ”See-To-Do” Skill

By Matthew Marczi Given all that has happened over the past few weeks with the inside linebackers, I was feeling somewhat confident that I would be seeing Vince Williams announced with the starting lineup tomorrow, getting the nod over Kion Wilson, over whom he has been seeing twice as many snaps anyway. And after all, […]

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Steelers Could Get Creative In Replacing Foote

By Matthew Marczi With Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote being lost for the season after suffering a ruptured bicep during the team’s opening week loss to the Tennessee Titans, do not be surprised if you see the team try out some creative solutions to fill in the gap as the season goes on. Of […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi In order to discipline Isaac Redman for his two first half fumbles, the Steelers came out in the second half with LaRod Stephens-Howling as the running back. On first down, he caught a pass out of the backfield and slipped for a four-yard gain. On second down, he wriggled his way for […]

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Larry Foote’s Injury Could Open The Door For Return Of McFadden, Sylvester

By Matthew Marczi With the news that Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote may very well be lost for  the rest of the season followed a ruptured bicep suffered in the team’s opening game loss to the Tennessee Titans, there may very well be a roster move in the near future to bring back one […]

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Steelers Lack Of Experienced Depth At Inside Linebacker Is A Big Concern

Last season, inside linebackers Larry Foote and Lawrence Timmons played in all 16 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers and both very rarely came off of the field. Now that the roster has been trimmed down to 53 players, the Steelers primary backups to both those players are rookie Vince Williams and Kion Wilson. Williams, who […]

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Rotation Gameplan At Outside Linebacker Evident In Third Preseason Game

By Matthew Marczi When Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler spoke earlier this offseason of a rotation at the outside linebacker position during this season, I was skeptical, recalling past comments from other position coaches of rotation plans that never came to fruition. See, for example, the limited playing time of Cameron Heyward from a […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the first half during the third preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Right from the very first play of the game, safety Troy Polamalu was up at the line of scrimmage, screaming in from the defensive right […]

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Steelers LB Stevenson Sylvester Likely Watching His Roster Spot Slip Away On The Sideline

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester did not play Saturday night in the preseason loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and it marked the second consecutive game that he has missed since injuring his ankle in the first game against the New York Giants. With so much playing time now lost, you have to wonder […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the second half during the second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Washington Redskins. As noted in the game recap, Al Woods took the second-team reps at nose tackle, a clear signal that the Steelers in no way intend to […]

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Lawrence Timmons Thinks Rookie Vince Williams Is Showing He Can Diversify His Game

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Vince Williams had a good showing last week in the preseason opener against the New York Giants as he recorded three total tackles, one sack and one quarterback hurry during the 28 plays that he played. Veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who like Williams went to college at FSU, was asked […]

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Above The Neck Play Could Keep Vince Williams Above The Line

By Matthew Marczi Prior to the first preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was my intention to write about Vince Williams as potentially the ninth linebacker on the team’s 53-man roster, which would fly in the face of convention, given their history of keeping a fifth outside linebacker, rather than an inside linebacker. Part […]

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Danny Smith Likely To Get The Final Say On Last Few Roster Spots

When it comes down to the final two or three spots on the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster, special teams play really has a bearing on which players make the team and which players are included in the final cut. According to linebackers coach Keith Butler and running backs coach Kirby Wilson, new special teams […]

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