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Red Zone Defense Key To Steelers Hot Start

On the surface, opposing offenses may look like they’re moving the ball at will. The Steelers have allowed Washington and Cincinnati to go over 375 yards of total offense. But as Mark Twain said, stats can be deceiving, and like Twain also said, the Steelers red zone defense is really…


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Steelers Spin: Week Two Rants And Ramblings

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into their much anticipated Sunday showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals with full, sparking, molten metal following their 38-16 season opening smackdown of the Washington Redskins. Not only was the victory over Washington impressive, it reversed a disturbing pattern of slow season starts for Coach Mike Tomlin’s…


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Steelers Film Room: Not Much Blitzing Last Year Against Dalton

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Heinz Field and the team’s defense will be looking to control quarterback Andy Dalton during the game. Last week in the Bengals regular season opener against the New York Jets, Dalton was sacked a total of seven times and mostly by…



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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 1: Steelers Versus Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2016 season as one of the two featured games on Monday Night Football visiting FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins. The Steelers hadn’t been to Landover since 2008 when they struggled early, falling behind 6-0 after the first quarter, before turning things around…


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2016 South Side Questions: What To Make Of Rushing Defense?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…



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Steelers Vs. Redskins: 7 Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open their 2016 regular season Monday night against the Washington Redskins and below are seven things that I believe the team will need to do in order to come away with a road win. Run right, right from the start – Even through the Steelers offense…


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Film Room: Redskins’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s offense in our weekly scouting report. You can normally expect these every Friday but with the Monday night game, we waited until today. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad,…




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Nine Franchise Tags, One Transition Tag Issued By NFL Teams In 2016

Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline to use franchise and transition tags has now passed and overall there weren’t any surprises when it comes to the ten teams who decided to use the league’s unrestricted free agent mechanisms. As expected, linebacker Von Miller received the exclusive version of the franchise tag…


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2016 Projected Franchise Tag Amounts And Early League-Wide Candidates

Now that the 2015-2016 season is officially over, the offseason will start moving very quickly into the new league year which is now one month away. Prior to the start of the new league year, however, NFL teams will need to designate any franchise or transition players starting on February…