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Steelers Vs. Titans Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora First half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 11 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five. Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake, Vince Williams, Arthur Moats, and Robert Golden. Followed up by the usual suspects. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth, Cody Wallace/Will Johnson forming the wedge. The return […]

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Steelers vs Titans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The first observation is obvious: the Steelers may have finally found a return man in Markus Wheaton. I don’t think any other Steelers returner has even been able to bring the ball […]

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Midseason Hindsight: Reviewing Steelers Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Steelers were bigger players in free agency this offseason than they had been in several years, dipping into the talent pool and coming away with a number of players at varying contract levels, destined for all sorts of roles within the team. Some of those signings have admittedly worked better than others. In […]

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Report: Mike Mitchell Told To Stay Off Social Media After He Told A Fan He Should Kill Himself

Its been a crazy few days for the Pittsburgh Steelers and it looks like safety Mike Mitchell has helped make it even crazier. According to a Tuesday report by KDKA, Mitchell has been told by the Steelers to stay off of social media after telling a fan who was harassing him after Tuesday night’s win […]

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Steelers Defense Pending Makeover Following Bye Week

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has allowed an average of 22 points per game on the road, albeit against inferior opponents by record. That is actually an improvement, at least in terms of raw numbers, over what has been a difficult season defensively for an organization traditionally defined by stout play […]

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Steelers Vs. Titans: Winners And Losers From Week 11

The Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 7-4 on the season Monday night with a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans and here is just a little sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed. Winners: Le’Veon Bell – Bell […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Safety Inspection

One of the key issues that the Pittsburgh Steelers had defensively, particularly early on, last week against the New York Jets was a difficulty for the safeties to play the run successfully. Of course, this wasn’t entirely surprising, given that Troy Polamalu missed the game with an injury that he suffered the week prior. That […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Containing Michael Vick

In all, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick only had a total of 39 yards on eight rushing attempts, which included some scrambles that resulted in sacks. But those few significant scrambles that he had on Sunday in the surprising upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers were key to getting the ball rolling, particularly early in […]

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Steelers vs Jets Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 loss to the hands of the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. First Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R. Cortez Allen, Justin Brown, Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Sean Spence, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, William Gay. – First play from […]

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Three Critical Coping Skills For Steelers Fans

By Michael K. Reynolds Let’s face it. Die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been on one wild roller coaster ride this season. It’s been part cheers and part barf bags. Being a member of the Steelers Nation in 2014 is kind of like having a date with a hot model who is half crazy. You walk […]

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Steelers vs Jets First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 20-13 loss to the New York Jets. The Jets gave Percy Harvin an end around on the first play of the game. Arthur Moats played too shallow of an angle and allowed Harvin to get to the outside. Mike […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Jets

By David Todd After three consecutive wins at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on the road to New York on Sunday and lost in embarrassing fashion to a New York Jets team that had won only once this season. The Steelers turned it over four times and generated none of their own in losing […]

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Tomlin Says Late Leap Over Jets Line By Mitchell Was ‘Not Professional’

During his Monday press conference, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called the late-game dive over the line of scrimmage by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell a “bush league” move. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin pretty much agreed with Ryan. “It was not professional, I’ll say that,” Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference. “Mike […]

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Steelers Film Room: Vick Delivers Against Inverted Cover-2

Sometimes we forget that the other team is paid to make plays and that’s exactly what happened during the New York Jets second possession Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The play, a 67-yard touchdown pass from Jets quarterback Michael Vick to wide receiver T.J. Graham, was not only a great call on first down following […]

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Mike Mitchell Doesn’t Care That The Jets Took Exception To His Late Game Leap

Several New York Jets players took exception to Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell diving over the line of scrimmage on the second to last kneel down of the game Sunday, but the defensive player has since defended his actions. “I don’t really care anything about what they’re saying,” Mitchell said, according to steelers.com. “I’m going […]

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Steelers Versus Jets: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 loss to the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. – Although the four turnovers are a big factor in the loss, it can’t be used as the sole excuse. To do so would just be lazy analysis. The offense sputtered even when discounting the turnovers. […]

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Jets Offensive Linemen Not Happy About Late Leap By Mike Mitchell

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell paid homage to injured teammate Troy Polamalu late in the game Sunday against the New York Jets and that didn’t go over too well with the several of the opposing team’s offensive linemen. With the Jets in “victory formation” with a 20-13 lead Sunday, Mitchell attempted to leap over the […]

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Steelers vs Jets Week 10 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 10 Sunday game against the New York Jets and the list once again shows no real surprises thanks to several players having been already ruled out with injuries. The Steelers will be down three safeties Sunday so Will Allen will start alongside Mike Mitchell. Rookie nose tackle […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Jason Worilds Probable For Jets Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice and they will now prepare to travel to New Jersey to play the New York Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The final injury report of the week is now out and five players are listed out for the game. Ruled out are cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), […]

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Steelers Comfortable Turning To Will Allen With Troy Polamalu Sidelined

Thanks to a knee injury suffered last Sunday night by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, veteran Will Allen will make his first start of the season Sunday against the New York Jets. Allen is used to stepping in for Polamalu, however, as the veteran has had to do it several times during his time in […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Jason Worilds Back Practicing Fully Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to New Jersey this upcoming weekend to play the New York Jets and their Thursday injury report shows that a few key players are trending in the right direction. Sitting out Thursday and already ruled out for Jets game were safety Troy Polamalu (knee), safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) and linebacker […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. On the first play of the game, Cameron Heyward smashed through a double team to make a tackle for loss. A pair of receptions to tight end Owen Daniels, fresh off a minor cleanup on […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Polamalu, Thomas, Shazier, Ventrone, Worilds All Sit Out Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the field Wednesday preparing for their Sunday road game against the New York Jets and the first injury report of the week, as expected, shows that several players failed to practice. Sitting out Wednesday’s practice with injuries were safety Troy Polamalu (knee), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle), safety Shamarko Thomas […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Polamalu, Shazier, Thomas All Ruled Out For Jets Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without safety Troy Polamalu (knee) Sunday against the New York Jets as head coach Mike Tomlin ruled him out for this week with a knee sprain during his Tuesday press conference. Polamalu injured his left knee late in the second half of the Sunday night game against the Baltimore Ravens […]

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Steelers Taking Safety Precautions With Three DBs Injured

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently have six safeties among their 12 defensive backs on the 53-man roster. Only three of them are fully healthy. Second-year safety Shamarko Thomas spent a few weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, in response to which the Steelers called up Ross Ventrone from the practice squad. The journeyman defensive […]

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Steelers Film Room: CB Brice McCain Guilty Of Poor Technique Early Against Ravens

When Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen was taken out of the starting lineup several weeks ago, he was replaced by Brice McCain in the base defense. While the Steelers have managed to win their last three games with McCain as the starter, I’m sure they can’t wait to get veteran Ike Taylor back on the […]

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