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Steelers Sign LB Vic So’oto, RB Tauren Poole To Reserve/Futures Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers added two more players to their offseason roster on Monday as linebacker Vic So’oto and running back Tauren Poole both signed reserve/futures contracts. So’oto, a 3-4 outside linebacker, was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Brigham Young in July of 2011. He has […]

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Steelers Could Be Forced To Do Hard Knocks This Year

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers failing to make the playoffs for a second straight season, they are now one of eight teams that could be forced to be the subject matter of Hard Knocks, the HBO training camp documentary. NFL owners passed a resolution last year during their fall meetings in Washington that would give […]

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Andy Reid Not Sure If He Will Rest His Starters Against The Chargers

In addition to needing to beat the Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will also need three other teams to lose if they are to make the playoffs as the final AFC Wild Card team. One of those teams that must lose is the San Diego Chargers, who will play the Kansas City […]

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Steelers Still Alive For Playoffs After Early Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon game against the Green Bay Packers will still have meaning at kickoff as the Miami Dolphins have lost to the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets have beaten the Cleveland Browns in early game action. In order for the Steelers to still have shot at the playoffs in Week […]

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Steelers Need A Pre-Christmas Miracle On Sunday To Remain Alive

By the time the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Green Bay Packers gets underway, the Bland and Gold very well might be eliminated from playoff contention if two of the early games do not go their way. In order for them to stay alive in Week 17, here is a look at the things that […]

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All We Want For Christmas Is A Steelers Mulligan

By Michael K. Reynolds By the time the Pittsburgh Steelers play against the Green Bay Packers they will have a good chance of already being eliminated from the playoffs. Even with some help from others and a victory over the Packers it will only cause further indigestion over Christmas dinner for the Terrible Towel waiving faithful as a playoff […]

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Kelvin Beachum Can Make A Huge Statement Sunday Against The Packers

When Kelvin Beachum took over the Pittsburgh Steelers starting left tackle job from Mike Adams following the loss in London to the Minnesota Vikings, I had my doubts as to whether or not he would be able to handle the position. Now, with two games remaining in the regular season, Beachum has a chance to […]

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Steelers Keep Faint Playoff Hopes Alive Thanks To Win Over Bengals

Thanks to their Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to keep their faint playoff hopes alive for at least another week. With that being said, they need several things to go their way over the course of the final two weeks of the season and that includes them winning their […]

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High Draft Picks Are For Losers

By Michael K. Reynolds Should you cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cincinnati Bengals or hope they lay down in order to get a better position in the draft? Here’s your clue: High draft picks are for losers. Sure. You might end up with the number one overall draft pick and get winners like Andrew Luck (2012) and Cam Newton (2011). But […]

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Jarvis Jones Not To Blame For Long Run By Ryan Tannehill

The Pittsburgh Steelers gave up three more plays of 40 yards or more Sunday in their loss to the Miami Dolphins and on one of them, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones is being unfairly blamed for a missed assignment. On the 48 yard run by quarterback Ryan Tannehill off of the read-option in the first quarter, […]

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Stacking Wins, Stacking Losses

By Matthew Marczi The 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers can be defined by two key trends: stacking wins, and stacking losses. That trend continued yesterday as the Steelers piggybacked their Thanksgiving Day loss to the Baltimore Ravens with yet another crushing loss to the Miami Dolphins, whom they were battling for the final playoff […]

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Fourth Quarter – The Road To The Playoffs

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in pretty decent shape to make the playoffs, even if they lose to the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. No, really. Are you done laughing? Okay, hear me out. The following scenario obviously assumes that Pittsburgh is able to take care of business against its other […]

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David DeCastro Earned Some Redemption After Recent Struggles

By Matthew Marczi Second-year guard David DeCastro was hitting his stride entering the Oakland Raiders game earlier this season when he suffered an ankle injury, forcing him to miss the following game against the New England Patriots. When he returned to play against the Buffalo Bills, he did not quite look the same, and if […]

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Four Of Troy Polamalu’s Last Five Interceptions Have Come Against The Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Cleveland Browns today and one black and gold defensive player has always played good against them. That player is safety Troy Polamalu. Eight of Polamalu’s 31 career regular-season interceptions have come against the Browns and in fact, four of his last five have come against Cleveland. The Browns will again […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Browns Preview and Prediction – Week Twelve

By Jeremy Hritz 27 points surrendered in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions last week, and the narrative for the remainder of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season seemed to be headed back to NFL Draft discussions and potential top ten picks. But when the final seconds of the clock ticked away at Heinz Field, […]

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Strong Armed Jason Campbell Looking To Make Third Time The Charm Against The Steelers

Sunday will mark the third career start for Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he will be looking to make that third time a charm. Campbell, who enters the game Sunday with a 55.7% season completion ratio, hasn’t fared too well in his previous two starts against the black and gold. […]

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Tight End Reps Keeping Mike Adams In The Loop

By Matthew Marczi Mike Adams should be thanking Levi Brown for being so fragile as to suffer a season-ending injury during pre-game warm ups. Had that not occurred, perhaps Adams would still be spending his Sundays in sweat clothes as he ‘hones his craft’ in practice. That is hyperbole, of course. Given the carousel of […]

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Did The Steelers Bring Back Van Dyke To Simulate The Speed Of Marquise Goodwin?

The Pittsburgh Steelers decision to add cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke back to the roster on Tuesday was a bit of surprise to me, but perhaps the reason behind the move is to better prepare the defense for the Buffalo Bills offense this week, if it is not primarily a special teams related move. Let’s face […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G David DeCastro & WR Markus Wheaton Cleared To Practice

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation as the team will now prepare to host the Buffalo Bills this Sunday at Heinz Field. Guard David DeCastro (ankle) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) have both been cleared to practice Wednesday, according to Tomlin. DeCastro was inactive this […]

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Steelers Versus Patriots: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 9

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. That Guy At Right Guard – The Steelers best offensive lineman, David DeCastro, will sit out this game with a right ankle injury suffered last week and he will likely […]

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Kelvin Beachum Unsettled Against The Oakland Raiders

By Matthew Marczi Last week, for some reason, I felt that Kelvin Beachum was starting to settle in at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it turns out that probably had a lot to do with the soft Baltimore Ravens defense. He struggled a fair bit last week going up against the Oakland Raiders, […]

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Le’Veon Bell Still Has Work To Do In Pass Protection

By Matthew Marczi Before the season started, the main point of discussion being tossed around with regard to Le’Veon Bell and his ability to get on the field right away was how quickly he would be able to acclimate himself to picking up the blitz in passing situations. Of course, as it turned out, it […]

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Steelers Versus Patriots Week 9 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Landry Jones – This will mark the eighth straight game that the rookie […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers T Mike Adams Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of Mike Adams’ snaps versus the Oakland Raiders. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run/Pass Block: 0/0 Pass Route: 1 Play-by-Play 1. 2nd and 10, 14:36 1st. Reports as an eligible receiver at RT. Runs a drag route. Don’t know why he would be asked to […]

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Robert Golden Gets A Nod For Special Team Play

By Matthew Marczi While Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden may have seen his playing time on defense fall off a cliff thanks to Cortez Allen and Shamarko Thomas, he has been and remains an instrumental part of the team’s strategy and success in the third phase of the game: special teams. In fact, recently, his […]

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Steelers Might Have To Promote G Chris Hubbard From The Practice Squad On Saturday

With Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro now officially ruled out for the Sunday game against the New England Patriots with an ankle injury, the team will now have to decide whether or not to promote an offensive linemen from the practice squad on Saturday. The loss of DeCastro leaves the Steelers with only seven […]

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