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Steelers Versus Raiders Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Oakland Raiders in Sunday’s loss. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 1st and 10, 1:19 1st. 21 (2 RBs 1 TE) personnel. Six blocking vs a five man rush. Raiders blitz the WILL and MIKE while dropping the strong […]

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Steelers Opt To Punt On Special Teams Woes

By Matthew Marczi To the surprise of exactly nobody, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected yesterday to waive punter Zoltan Mesko after seven games, replacing him with veteran free agent punter Mat McBriar, hoping to punt on their recent special teams woes. The Steelers, of course, brought in Mesko after the New England Patriots released him upon […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Raiders

By David Todd After starting the season 0-4 the Steelers have faced a string of must-win games in an attempt to stay relevant and in contention for a possible playoff spot. After winning two of those, they faltered Sunday losing to the Oakland Raiders 21-18 at O.co Colesium in Oakland. As has been the case […]

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Tomlin Hasn’t Ruled Out Changing Punters This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers punter Zoltan Mesko had another rocky performance Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed that Tuesday during his weekly press conference when asked about it. “With Mesko, the punting has been very similar to how it’s been the previous weeks and really how I kind of […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Jarvis Jones Is Not Doing Enough Detailed Work Right Now

The latest depth chart released Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers revealed that Jason Worilds had overtaken rookie Jarvis Jones as the starting right outside linebacker. Head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the demotion of the Steelers first-round draft pick during his weekly press conference. “He’s just not doing enough detailed work right now and really, […]

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Jason Worilds Listed Ahead Of Jarvis Jones On Latest Steelers Depth Chart

There was one change made on the latest depth chart released Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers as Jason Worilds is now listed as the first-team right outside linebacker ahead of rookie Jarvis Jones. Jones didn’t play well this past Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders as he failed to properly contain quarterback Terrelle […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro, “I’ll Do My Best To Get Back As Soon As Possible”

The right ankle injury suffered Sunday by Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders will more than likely prevent him from playing this coming Sunday against the New England Patriots. DeCastro, who was rolled up on from behind in the third quarter Sunday as a result of a block […]

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Help, Health Wanted Along The Offensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Ever since the inexplicable scene two weeks ago in which the newly-acquired tackle Levi Brown injured himself during pre-game warmups, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has gone against his own grain and dressed eight offensive linemen on game day. Did the shock of having just Guy Whimper as a reserve lineman […]

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Wanna Get Away? Danny Smith Probably Does

By Matthew Marczi What was the worst game that the Pittsburgh Steelers have had in recent memory on special teams in which the opposing team did not score a touchdown? Was it this one? If you said yes, I would not put up much of an argument. Some of the mistakes were obvious—glaring, even. Kicker […]

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Officials Got Illegal Touching Call On Antwon Blake Correct

The illegal touching called on Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Antwon Blake following the second quarter punt by Zoltan Mesko against the Oakland Raiders was certainly a big play in the game and a few people have asked me if I could make an animated gif of it. I have done just that and have watched […]

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Steelers Still On Pace To Set New Franchise Low In Rushing Yardage

Through their first seven games of the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have just 481 yards rushing and that is the worst seven game start the franchise has ever had. After the Steelers ran for a season-high 141 yards against the Baltimore Ravens, things were looking up, but their 35 yard team-rushing output in the […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert And G David DeCastro Receive Top Offensive Grades For Play Against Raiders

Before he went down with a right ankle injury in the third quarter, Pittsburgh Steelers right guard DavId DeCastro was on track to have another great game, according to the game rankings released Monday by Pro Football Focus. DeCastro had the best run blocking grade of any of the Steelers offensive linemen in the loss […]

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel And S Troy Polamalu Receive Top Defensive Grades For Play Against Raiders

According to Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel and safety Troy Polamalu graded out as the best players on defense Sunday in the 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders. As I wrote in my “winners and losers” post, Keisel got off to a slow start in the game but bounced back nicely […]

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Wasted Timeout Aside, Where Was The Urgency Earlier In The Drive?

While it is easy to point to the wasted timeout by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger late in the loss to the Oakland Raiders as a bad time management situation, the offense also wasted another 44 seconds a few plays earlier in that same drive that nobody seems to be talking about. Following the nine […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Thought Five Yards Were More Important Than Timeout

With 1:51 left in the Sunday loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed a short pass to running back Le’Veon Bell, who went out of bounds for a seven yard gain. With the game clock stopped at 1:43, Roethlisberger lobbied for a horse-collar penalty, but in doing so, he lost precious […]

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Steelers Likely To Use Yet Another Different Starting Offensive Line Combination Against Patriots

While we still don’t know the status of Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro, who suffered an ankle injury Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders, it probably is a good bet he will miss the next game against the New England Patriots. Should that indeed wind up being the case, the Steelers will […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Raiders Recap & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 38 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers disgusting 21-18 loss Sunday to the Oakland Raiders as their playoff hopes now very well may have disappeared into the Black Hole of the O.co Coliseum. After recapping the injuries and subsequent […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 8 – Raiders

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders along with some observations Being as nose tackles Steve McLendon and Al Woods combined to play 45 snaps, you can clearly see that the Steelers defense were in their base well over 70% of the time. It is even […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Even down 21-3, the Steelers did not abandon their flexibility as far as packages go, utilizing multiple backs and tight ends. That is until Ben Roethlisberger was sacked on second down, making them go four-wide on third and 17. Which Emmanuel Sanders converts. It figures that the first third down conversion of […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Just about everybody ends up looking bad on the opening play touchdown for Terrelle Pryor. The three worst offenders, however, were Ryan Clark, Lawrence Timmons, and Troy Polamalu. LaMarr Woodley, I suspect, was carrying out his assignment. The defense as a whole should have been better prepared for the option, however, especially […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Winners And Losers – Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Oakland Raiders 21-18 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Lawrence Timmons – Timmons had eight total tackles and six of them were within three yards of the line of scrimmage. […]

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Steelers AFC North Hopes Have Vanished Into The Black Hole

Any hopes that the Pittsburgh Steelers had of winning the AFC North vanished into the Black Hole Sunday in their 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders. The Steelers loss dropped them to 2-5 on the season and thanks to the Cincinnati Bengals blowing out the New York Jets, Pittsburgh now sits four wins behind in […]

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A Few Animated GIFs From The Steelers Loss To The Raiders

Below are a few animated gifs of a few key plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Week 8 loss to the Oakland Raiders. On the first play from scrimmage, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor goes 93 yards on a read-option. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley doesn’t protect the backside and safety Ryan Clark leaves the center of the […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Post Game Press Conference Transcript – Raiders – Week 8

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his post game press conference following the 21-18 loss Sunday to the Oakland Raiders and below is a transcript of what he had to say during the session courtesy of steelers.com. Mike Tomlin: Too many errors early on to give ourselves a legitimate chance. We allowed them to […]

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Steelers P Zoltan Mesko Likely Done In Pittsburgh

Tuesday during his press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about the performance of punter Zoltan Mesko through the first six games of the season and he made it clear that he needed to improve. “It’s been a mixed bag until this point,” said Tomlin. “It’s been inconsistent. Just about […]

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Steelers Post Game Injury Report: David DeCastro And Guy Whimper Will Likely Need MRI’s

Following the 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media and went over the injuries suffered in the game. “Ramon Foster sustained a concussion there early on and was unable to return,” started Tomlin. “Guy Whimper had a left knee injury that needs to be and will be […]

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