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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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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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Steelers Versus Titans – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi One of the first things that I took notice of early on was just how frequently Todd Haley varied his personnel from play to play. On first down, he went with the 12 personnel with Isaac Redman the lone back and David Paulson lined up to the right of Kelvin Beachum, who […]

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Steelers Week 2 Depth Chart Has Jarvis Jones Listed As Co-Starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their second depth chart of the 2013 season and it includes some notable changes. Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones, who played nearly half the snaps in the opener against the Tennessee Titans, is now listed as the co-starter at right outside linebacker alongside Jason Worilds. Jones registered one tackle on defense […]

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Steelers May Turn To Rookie Vince Williams To Replace Larry Foote In Starting Lineup

By Matthew Marczi Following the ruptured biceps injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers starting inside linebacker Larry Foote, who was just placed on injured reserve, it goes without saying that the team must turn to somebody else now at the position after Foote played nearly every snap just a season ago. In Sunday’s loss, Kion Wilson […]

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Report: Steelers Might Bring Back LB Stevenson Sylvester With Larry Foote Now Out For Season

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers still might re-sign inside linebacker Stevenson Sylvester to replace injured linebacker Larry Foote, who was placed on injured reserve Monday with a torn bicep. Despite signing K Graham, Steelers still might re- sign Stevenson Sylvester to replace Foote. — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 9, […]

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Steelers Week 1 Inactives Include Good News And A Few Surprises

The Pittsburgh Steelers inactive list for their season opener against the Tennessee Titans included a few surprises as well as some good news. Fullback Will Johnson, who has been battling a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale, is active for the game and that’s certainly great news. As far as surprises go, […]

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A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers will kickoff their 2013 season Sunday at Heinz Field and unless any players receive contract extensions between now and then, the team will have 19 free agents at the end of season assuming all are still on the 53 man roster by then. Below is a quick recap of the players that […]

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Steelers 2013 Season Preview And Prediction

The 2013 NFL season gets underway tonight, so now it’s time for my yearly preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming season along with my prediction. Offense: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appears to be healthy, and he looks good physically. It goes without saying that the Steelers only have a shot this season as long he is […]

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Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Terence Garvin Makes Me A Liar

By Matthew Marczi With the move Tuesday to call up rookie undrafted free agent linebacker Terence Garvin from the practice squad after placing tight end Matt Spaeth on short-term IR, the young man has officially made me a liar. Well, not exactly, but his inclusion onto the roster negates one observation that I made after […]

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