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Report: Steelers Worked Out Former LB Stevenson Sylvester This Week

According to the National Football Post, the Pittsburgh Steelers worked out former linebacker Stevenson Sylvester this week. Sylvester was released by the team prior to the start of the regular season after he recovered from an ankle injury suffered in the preseason opener against the New York Giants. Sylvester, who was drafted by the Steelers […]

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Steelers Like The Continued Evolution Of Rookie LB Vince Williams

A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were hoping rookie linebacker Vince Williams would start to separate himself from Kion Wilson at the buck inside linebacker position and according to head coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday, that separation has now taken place. “He’s been solid not only in performance, but in communication,” said Tomlin about […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Tomlin Says Foster’s Work In Pads Later In The Week Will Be Critical

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference in preparation for the Sunday game against the New York Jets and updated the injury situation during the beginning of his talk. Safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith (hip) is dealing with a left hip flexor injury that he suffered in the […]

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Steelers List Heyward As Starting Left Defensive End On Latest Depth Chart

According to the latest depth chart released on Tuesday, Cameron Heyward is listed as the starting left defensive end over Ziggy Hood. As we pointed out this morning, up until now, Heyward has seen the field primarily in the Steelers sub packages. Most of those times, he has been replacing Hood. When Heyward has played […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Vikings

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers/Minnesota Vikings Week Four matchup. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening kickoff coverage. L1 – Robert Golden L2 – Shamarko Thomas L3 – William Gay L4 – Terence Garvin L5 – Jarvis Jones R1 – Chris Carter R2 – Kion Wilson R3 – […]

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Competition At Inside Linebacker Still Going?

By Matthew Marczi Is there any clarity yet at the inside linebacker spot? After the events of the past three weeks, I do not believe so. Even though Kion Wilson had been listed as the starter replacing the injured Larry Foote, he only played a quarter of the team’s snaps during the second and third […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G Ramon Foster Suffers Pectoral Injury In Loss

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 0-4 following there loss Sunday in London to the Minnesota Vikings and they may have lost another offensive lineman as well. During his post-game press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said left guard Ramon Foster suffered a pectoral injury of some kind during the game and that it will need […]

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Is The Quarter Sub-Package Limiting Lawrence Timmons?

By Matthew Marczi There is no question that, since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 207 NFL Draft, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has slowly become an integral piece in Dick LeBeau’s defensive arsenal. He has arguably been the team’s best defensive player over the course of the past […]

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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 Versus Bears – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Another Steelers running back fumbles, and another Steelers running back finds himself on the bench. Felix Jones puts the ball on the ground on the second play of the half, and the team rides Jonathan Dwyer the rest of the game. It was interesting at the time that, unlike the week before, […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Once again, Kion Wilson started at inside linebacker in place of Larry Foote. Will this be the last time? The Steelers also started the game in the nickel despite being down a starting cornerback. That’s a lot of trust in the young Shamarko Thomas. The Steelers failed to stop second and one […]

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The More, The Better For Vince Williams In Adjusting To Pro Speed

By Matthew Marczi The signs all seem to be pointing toward rookie linebacker Vince Williams edging ever closer to being anointed the starter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, which could happen as early as this Sunday in London against the Minnesota Vikings. He is certainly not worrying himself over it, however. Even though he has played […]

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Time Is Now To Give Vince Williams The Starter Title To Go Along With Starter Snaps

By Matthew Marczi The writing has been on the wall for the past two weeks, and perhaps this week will be the one that converts words into action. Since the Week One season-ending injury to inside linebacker Larry Foote, the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent the past two weeks deploying their shiny new backup linebackers—Kion Wilson […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Rookie LB Vince Williams Is A Natural Communicator

While he has yet to start a game, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Vince Williams is slowly starting to separate himself from Kion Wilson at the buck linebacker position. Tuesday, during his weekly press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the job the Steelers sixth-round draft pick has done so far as the team […]

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Some Optimism For An 0-3 Steelers Team

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started the season 0-3 and they are now off to London later this week to play the winless Minnesota Vikings. While an 0-3 start is normally a death sentence, I do believe there are some reasons to be optimistic moving forward and here they are in the form of bullet points. […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 3 – Bears

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night loss to the Chicago Bears. As far as surprises go, rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton only played eight snaps in the game after head coach Mike Tomlin hinted last week he would see more playing time moving forward. Tight end Heath Miller played 39 […]

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Hritz: Bears at Steelers Preview And Prediction – Week 3

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers are 0-2 for the second time since 2000, when Kordell Stewart stepped in for Kent Graham at quarterback after week four to lead the team to a 9-7 record but without a playoff berth. That season was also Plaxico Burress’ rookie year in which he infamously spiked the ball against […]

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Steelers Versus Bears: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Rushing To Get Better – The Steelers have to get their running game going if they are going to beat the Bears. Through two games they have a franchise low […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening KR coverage. Front five: Kion Wilson, Terence Garvin, Chris Carter, Shamarko Thomas, and Jarvis Jones. David Paulson and Michael Palmer the next two with Al Woods and Cam Heyward forming […]

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Defensive Rookies Taking Advantage Of Job Openings

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to get any production out of their young offensive draft picks this year. Yet they have a rookie starting at right outside linebacker, a rookie manning the slot corner position, and yet another rookie in a heavy rotation at inside linebacker that saw him play half the […]

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Steelers Defense Allowed Some Serious YAC Against The Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau always preaches to his defense not to get beat deep and to tackle the catch quickly. While his defense only gave up one deep pass play Monday night to the Cincinnati Bengals, a 61 yard completion to tight end Tyler Eifert, the yards allowed after catch in the game […]

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LeBeau Waiting For Wilson Or Williams To Take The Full-Time Buck Job

Inside linebackers Vince Williams and Kion Wilson were by no means perfect Monday night as they filled in for the injured Larry Foote, who was lost for the year in the season opener, but both will continue to split playing time on defense Sunday night against the Chicago Bears. “Both of those players are key […]

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Linebackers Williams And Wilson Both Had Their Moments Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote was forced to watch the 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night on television as he continues to recover from surgery on his torn biceps, but he paid close attention to the play of his replacements, Vince Williams and Kion Wilson, just the same. “They looked good,” […]

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Rookies Should See Uncommon Amount Of Work On Defense Tonight

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers appear poised to get more use out of their defensive rookies than they have in a long time tonight as they take on James Harrison and the Cincinnati Bengals. One of those young defensive players will be Harrison’s replacement, and the team’s first draft selection this year, outside linebacker […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora My game notes from the Week One game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans. First Half – Opening kickoff coverage unit. L1 – Cortez Allen L2 – Robert Golden L3 – Shamarko Thomas L4 – Terence Garvin L5 – Jarvis Jones K – Shaun Suisham R1 – Chris Carter R2 […]

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Big Nickel Against The Bengals? Tomlin Says He’s Looking At Alternative Defensive Packages

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now lost linebacker Larry Foote for the season to a torn biceps and according to head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference, Kion Wilson will now start the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals in his place. Despite Wilson starting, however, it won’t be surprising to see him […]

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