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LaRod Stephens-Howling Feels Like His Knee Is Close To Being Fully Recovered

During the 2013 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed then-free agent running back LaRod Stephens-Howling to a one-year contract. However, after a nice showing during the preseason, the University of Pittsburgh product tore the ACL in his right knee in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. That meant he was done for the year […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – RB LaRod Stephens-Howling – Unrestricted

By Matthew Marczi Player: LaRod Stephens-Howling Position: Running Back Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $620,000 2013 Season Breakdown: Many are quick to point out that the loss of Maurkice Pouncey in the first week of the season forced the Pittsburgh Steelers to rethink what they were going to do […]

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Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Running Backs

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Today, a look at the Steelers’ backfield. Le’Veon Bell: Oh what could have been. Had a foot injury not caused Bell to miss time in the preseason and the first three weeks of the year, he would have […]

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Steelers 2014 Draft Needs – Offense

The 2014 NFL Draft is a good four months away right now, but  before we begin posting our player draft profiles, it’s important to go over the needs for the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the offseason. We will start off first with a look at the needs on the offensive side of the football and […]

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First Look At The Steelers 2014 Free Agents

NOTE: Bumping this back up for New Years Day banter. ~ DB With the final week of the regular season now upon us, it’s time to take a quick and dirty look at the 2014 free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers will have during the offseason. I have included a small note on each player and […]

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Steelers End 2013 Season Without Suffering Any Serious Injuries

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers but it appears as though they will enter the offseason without any serious injuries to overcome. “On the injury front, a few minor ones,” said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Jerricho Cotchery hurt his ribs. I don’t know the status […]

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Tomlin Not Opposed To Using Sanders On Kickoff Returns Moving Forward

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was used as the kick returner late in the game against the Baltimore Ravens and his 44 yard return gave the offense great field position to begin their game-winning drive that culminated in a 42-yard field goal by kicker Shaun Suisham. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike […]

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Jonathan Dwyer Carving Out A Niche For Himself Amongst The Running Backs

By Matthew Marczi As the Pittsburgh Steelers get healthier and the games tick on, it appears that a pecking order is taking shape within the running back group. We all knew it was a foregone conclusion that rookie second-round draft pick Le’Veon Bell would assume the mantle once he returned to health, which did not […]

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Cowboys Have Released Former Steelers S Will Allen

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen was released Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys after playing just 170 snaps in the first five games of the 2013 season. Cowboys release S Will Allen. From starter to out in five weeks. — Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 8, 2013 Allen, who signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys […]

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Ahmad Bradshaw Might Need Neck Surgery

During the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers brought then-free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw in for a visit, but chose not to sign him. Judging by my Twitter account at the time, that decision did not set well with several fans. Bradshaw ultimately signed with the Indianapolis Colts, but with only 41 carries to his credit […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals I – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Isaac Redman pretty visibly got the worst of the action during a collision on the opening kickoff with undrafted rookie linebacker Jayson DiManche. The two both lowered their shoulders, and Redman appeared to get the business end of the shoulder to his head. Remember, Redman was playing the up back because of […]

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Report: Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Not Expected To See Carries Monday Night

After losing running back LaRod Stephens-Howling for the season to a knee injury last week in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to re-sign running back Jonathan Dwyer to take his spot on the roster. While Dwyer is dressed for the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mike Prisuta […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers OL Kelvin Beachum Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora My full breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers center Kelvin Beachum versus the Tennessee Titans. First Drive Snaps: 7 Run Block/Pass Block: 4/3 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 14:51 1st. TE eligible with David Paulson to his right. Pass protection with Paulson releasing. Loses balance, fails to stay square vs inside spin from Derrick […]

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NFL Playbook Segment Features Poor Runs By The Steelers Running Backs

One of my favorite shows to watch every week during the season is “Playbook”, which can be seen every Friday night on the NFL Network. They do great job of previewing the upcoming games and you always learn something thanks to their all-22 play break downs. In their preview of the Monday night game between […]

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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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Steelers Versus Titans Sack Break Down

By Alex Kozora In weeks with multiple sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, I’ll be breaking down each individual one, assigning blame, and keeping track of a “sack counter” for the guilty parties. And this week, with five allowed against the Tennessee Titans, was worthy of an article dedicated to it. Buckle up, this one […]

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Jonathan Dwyer Says He’s A Changed Person With A Chip On His Shoulder

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer was scheduled to earn $1.323 million in 2013 had he been on week one roster, but being as he was waived during the final round of cuts, that one-year restricted tender did not have to be paid. Dwyer of course was re-signed on Monday after the Steelers lost LaRod […]

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Report: Steelers Rookie RB Le’Veon Bell Could Miss Another Month

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell said prior to the season opener against the Tennessee Titans that he hoped to be ready for the week two Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but reports Wednesday morning suggest that he could be sideline another month. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday morning […]

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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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Mike Tomlin Hints That Isaac Redman Will Start Against The Bengals

Despite only rushing for nine yards on eight carries in the Sunday season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman might make his second straight start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Obviously, he played a bad game, a lot of us did,” said Tomlin when asked if he still has […]

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Steelers Injury Update: Miller To Have Work Increased; Allen Not Expected To Work Early In Week

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference Tuesday and updated the health of the team following his opening statement. Tomlin said center Maurkice Pouncey (knee) is scheduled for surgery Thursday after tearing both his ACL and MCL in the season opener. Inside linebacker Larry Foote (biceps) had surgery Tuesday morning, while […]

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Steelers Re-Signing Jonathan Dwyer A Move Of Prudence, Not Penance

By Matthew Marczi There remains a large portion of not just sports fans, but also sports writers, who questioned the decision of the Pittsburgh Steelers to release Jonathan Dwyer and his $1.323 million contract. Some of those individuals have taken the re-signing of Dwyer yesterday as a mea culpa, or an acknowledgement of guilt or […]

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Shaun Suisham’s Injury Prevents Steelers From Replenishing ILB Unit

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have already announced that center Maurkice Pouncey, running back LaRod Stephens-Howling, and linebacker Larry Foote have been placed on season-ending injured reserve. They have also announced their replacements on the roster. In Pouncey’s place, the Steelers have signed center/guard Fernando Velasco, who started 16 games last season for the […]

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Steelers Have Placed Pouncey, Foote And Stephens-Howling On Injured Reserve List

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed center Maurkice Pouncey, linebacker Larry Foote and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling on their injured reserve list Monday. Pouncey tore both his ACL and MCL in his right knee early in the Sunday loss to the Tennessee Titans when guard David DeCastro accidentally cut his legs out from underneath him. […]

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Mike Tomlin Failed To Live Up To The Standard In Loss To Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin always talks about the standard being the standard and in the Sunday season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, he, like most of his players, failed to live up to that standard. Below are a few issues I have with Tomlin’s coaching on Sunday and a few of them […]

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