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Mike Tomlin And The Distinction Between Reality And Stereotype

Before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was interviewed for a previously recorded pre-game segment, during which Fox NFL sideline reporter Laura Okmin asked him about his thoughts on being labelled a “player’s coach”. While he preceded his statement by saying that the label […]

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Tomlin Expects Rebound From Wing After Wearing Poor Punt This Week

While it’s not the sole reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers lost Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 29-yard punt by Brad Wing with 50 seconds left in regulation certainly didn’t help matters. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he looks forward to seeing his young punter bounce back from […]

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Tomlin To Take Extreme Measures?

By Michael K. Reynolds Obviously the performance of Pittsburgh Steelers players and coaches was below the line against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Because of this, head coach Mike Tomlin, who until this week was known as a “players coach” is pulling off the gloves. During this week’s press conference Tomlin announced his strategies for fixing […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Plans To Continue Celebrating After Big Plays, Touchdowns

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell took to Twitter Tuesday to say that he won’t stop celebrating after big plays and touchdowns anytime soon. Bell, who was flagged Sunday in the first quarter for taunting following a 16-yard run, informed fans Tuesday evening on his Twitter account that he grew up watching former San Diego […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Buccaneers

By David Todd In one of the most disappointing games in the history of Heinz Field, and the disappointing games are coming a lot more frequently the past few years, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 27-24 to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Continuing an early season trend, the Steelers committed 13 penalties for 125 yards, […]

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Tomlin Says He Called Run-Pass Option Play On 3rd Down Late In Loss To Buccaneers

With the Pittsburgh Steelers needing just five yards on third down and five to put away the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 1:35 left in the game, the offense ran a run-pass packaged play that they had already run several other times during the game. The play resulted in a two-yard loss by running back Le’Veon […]

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Tomlin Says Lack Of Depth, Poor Angles Led To Buccaneers Big Play Late In Sunday’s Loss

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to describe what went wrong on the 41-yard catch and run by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss. “We were in a zone defense, we had a four man rush that was encompassed […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier Likely To Miss Jaguars Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the winless Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday on the road and head coach Mike Tomlin ran down the injury report heading into that game during his Tuesday press conference. Tomlin started off by saying that several players are currently in the facility dealing with various bumps and bruises but he chose not […]

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Dri Archer Yet To Break Out For Steelers

Todd Haley, Mike Tomlin, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were very excited when they got the opportunity to draft running back slash wide receiver Dri Archer with the first overall compensatory pick in the third round back in May. His 4.2 speed and versatility, the thinking went, would open up the offense and create matchup problems, […]

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Report: Steelers Will Have Referees At Practice This Week

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, head coach Mike Tomlin vowed to fix the penalty problem that has plagued the team through their first four games of the season. Part of the fixing process will reportedly include having referees at practice this week, according to a Monday evening report […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Didn’t Know Post Touchdown Celebration Rules

Thanks to comments made Monday morning by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, we can now see a few areas where head coach Mike Tomlin might want to start coaching better if he wants the pre and post snap penalties to start decreasing following the 27-24 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to […]

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Steelers See More Of Lance Moore In Week Four

As with last week, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore made a brief cameo appearance in yesterday afternoon’s game, only this time you didn’t have to ask yourself whether or not you really saw him out there. His first snap, in fact, was also his first reception as a Steeler, targeted by Ben Roethlisberger on […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Four vs. Buccaneers

By Michael K. Reynolds Even had the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to secure victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers they would have to be honestly appraised as an underwhelming 3-1 team. As it turns out, they are 2-2 following another devastating loss against a poor team, which is becoming a Mike Tomlin trademark. When considering how […]

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Tomlin Needs To Start Trusting In His Offense To Win Games Late

As bad as the Pittsburgh Steelers defense played Sunday in their 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their offense still had a chance to put away the game. However, instead of giving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a chance to win the game on one play, the coaching staff decided they would play it safe. Backed […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Sets New NFL Record In Loss To Buccaneers

While I doubt that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will be celebrating tonight, it’s worth noting that the former sixth-round draft pick did manage to set a new record Sunday in the loss to the Tampa Buccaneers. With his seven catches for 131 yards Sunday, Brown is now the first player in NFL history […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin On Penalties: ‘It’s Ridiculous’

The Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is one that won’t soon be forgotten and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin blamed it on his team being an undisciplined group “We are too highly penalized,” said a heated Tomlin during his post game press conference. “Obviously we are not coaching […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Marcus Gilbert

I’m sure Marcus Gilbert would be the first person to tell you that he had a rough go of it during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first two games of the season, surrendering four sacks on his own and allowing Ben Roethlisberger to be tagged down on a fifth sack after fumbling a snap. During his press […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Buccaneers Game Preview, Weekly Picks & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 23 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into previewing the Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and we tell you why there’s no such thing as a gimme these days in the NFL as parody is in full swing. We look at the Steelers on […]

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Video: Steelers Decision To Bring Back James Harrison Questioned On ESPN’s First Take

On the Wednesday episode of ESPN’s “First Take”, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discussed the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to bring linebacker James Harrison out of retirement and if they are okay with this move as it relates to domestic violence the current climate in the NFL. While Bayless guesses he is OK with the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Return Of Harrison, Steelers Buccaneers Preview With Ira Kaufman & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 22 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I start off this show by running down the injury report of the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With Jarvis Jones out an extended amount of time, the Steelers signed recently retired linebacker James Harrison. […]

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Steelers Have An Opportunity To Get Shamarko Thomas On The Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been consistently adamant throughout the offseason about their plans for second-year strong safety Shamarko Thomas for the 2014 season. Carnell Lake spoke during the offseason that the Steelers plan to keep him at safety for the foreseeable future, emphasizing that they want to see him develop as a safety for his […]

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Slimmer Bell Draws Praise From Future HOF RB LaDainian Tomlinson

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was regarded as a big back during his collegiate career at Michigan State, approaching the 250 pound mark at 6’1”. He’s still a big back in his second season in the NFL, despite being more than 20 pounds lighter. But the weight drop has made a significant difference on […]

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Arthur Moats A Larger Threat To Playing Time For James Harrison Than Conditioning

Head coach Mike Tomlin preached caution when it comes to expecting the newly re-signed James Harrison to contribute to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ winning efforts on defense, emphasizing that little is determined at this point. While that may be true, he gave a similar speech regarding the participation of another veteran re-signing late in the process, […]

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James Harrison Signing Comes Amid Heightened Concern Over Domestic Violence

The Pittsburgh Steelers earlier today officially re-signed outside linebacker James Harrison, who was originally released by the team before the 2013 season in a salary cap maneuver, and who only earlier this month officially retired from the game. The move was prompted by the long-term injury sustained by Steelers second-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who […]

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Lance Moore Currently Riding On Caboose Of Steelers Fast Moving Train

Despite being healthy and active Sunday night for the first time since he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, veteran wide receiver Lance Moore only played one snap in the win over the Carolina Panthers. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if second-year wide receiver Justin Brown has moved ahead of […]

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Tomlin Looking At All Options When It Comes To Nickel Sub-Package

With veteran cornerback Ike Taylor now sidelined for several weeks with a broken right forearm, William Gay will start opposite Cortez Allen in the Pittsburgh Steelers base defense. When it comes to the Steelers nickel sub-package, however, there appears to be some uncertainty as to who the third cornerback will be. After Taylor left the […]

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