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Tomlin Wants ‘Consistent, Above-The-Line Play’ Out Landry Jones Against Panthers

Unless things go horribly wrong during the 2014 season, Thursday night more than likely will be the last time we see Pittsburgh Steelers third-string quarterback Landry Jones play until next year. While it’s not yet known if Jones will start against the Carolina Panthers in the preseason finale at Heinz Field, head coach Mike Tomlin […]

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Mike Tomlin Not Planning To Add Another Punter This Week

While Pittsburgh Steelers punter Brad Wing hasn’t been very consistent so far during the preseason, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Tuesday that the team is sticking with him for now and that they have no plans to add another punter this week to compete against him. “I’m excited about what Brad is doing,” said Tomlin […]

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Tomlin Likes Special Teams Willingness Of Heyward-Bey Heading Into Preseason Finale

Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers is a very important game for veteran wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey as the former first-round draft pick has made a late charge for a roster spot. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk about Heyward-Bey’s recent push. “He’s done some really […]

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Tomlin Says Play In Steelers Preseason Finale Has Earned Players Roster Spots In Past

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin still is willing to make adjustments to his final 53 man roster based on what may or may not transpire Thursday night at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers in the 2014 preseason finale During his Tuesday during his press conference, Tomlin was asked if players have ever won […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Third Preseason Game Edition

By Alex Kozora The fifth and next to last attempt at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster as we roll into the final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. This article has been written before the announcement of their first 15 cuts. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks […]

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Steelers 2014 Starting Defense Preseason Stats Breakdown

Preseason stats are really worthless but I thought you would like to see a few of the numbers that our charting project has produced as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers starting defense through the first three exhibition games. The table should be fairly straightforward below. These are stats of the defensive lineups used so […]

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Audio: Monday Interview With Brian Tripp On ESPN 1450 Radio

Monday afternoon I talked to Brian Tripp on ESPN 1450 Radio about the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night in addition to looking ahead to the preseason finale this coming Thursday night at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers. This interview will air again on Tuesday afternoon and you can listed to […]

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Panthers QB Cam Newton Expected To Miss Steelers Game With Rib Injury

It doesn’t look like the Pittsburgh Steelers will facing Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the preseason finale Thursday night at Heinz Field after all. According to Steve Reed of the Associated Press, Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs and thus won’t be playing against the Steelers this week. Panthers head coach Ron […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Second half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. Second Half – 2nd of the half. Steelers in 12 personnel, two receivers to the offense’s left. Justin Brown is in the slot next to Antonio Brown. – Inside zone. Le’Veon Bell with a poor decision. Bounces the […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. First Half – I usually start with the special teams’ groupings here but check out my article yesterday on who ran well for the full, and more detailed, breakdown. – Cam Thomas against started at LDE in the […]

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Why The Steelers Defense Is Broken And How To Fix It

By Michael K. Reynolds Is there anyone still out there who still believes the Pittsburgh Steelers have a dominant defense? So far this preseason they looked poor against the New York Giants, fared only slightly better against the Buffalo Bills and got completely demolished by Philadelphia Eagles. Do we really believe the problem is that […]

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Panthers QB Cam Newton Might Get Extra Work Against Steelers

If you have tickets for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, you might just get a little more than you bargained for. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, the Panthers are likely going to play quarterback Cam Newton a god bit against the Steelers because he needs the […]

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Steelers Special Team Positional Report Post Eagles Game

By Alex Kozora Because it never gets the love it deserves, today I’m breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers special teams groups – unit by unit – from the Thursday night loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Kick Coverage First Team Second Team Kick Return First Team Second Team Reaction Although there have been injuries to Shaq […]

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Key Roster Battles Heading Into Steelers Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have one preseason game let on their 2014 schedule and that means the final roster cuts are just over a week away. While most of the spots on the final 53 man roster are already spoken for, a few battles for the remaining spots are still likely ongoing. Here is a […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Friday Night Five Questions

With the Pittsburgh Steelers third preseason game now already in the books, we can all sit back and watch the rest of the games over the course of the next few days. It’s a lazy Friday evening, so if you have some extra time, please answer the five questions I have for you below. 1. […]

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Steelers Film Room: LeSean McCoy Touchdown Part Of Eagles Packaged Plays

When Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has his offense firing on all cylinders, it really is fun to watch. Kelly is a master of doing a lot out of one formation with very interchangeable personnel. Packaged plays. Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Eagles first touchdown to running back LeSean McCoy was not […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds You can put as much lipstick on the pig of a performance the Pittsburgh Steelers produced against the Philadelphia Eagles but you’re still left with a slab of ugly bacon and a first class sizzling. That whooshing noise you heard early in the first quarter was the expectations of fans for […]

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Knee Injuries Suffered By Steelers Worilds, Spence Not Believed To Be Serious

We’ll continue to hold our breath until we get the official word from Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, but Friday morning reports on Twitter from Ian Rapoport and Jason Cole state that the right knee injuries suffered Thursday night in the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles by linebackers Jason Worilds and Sean Spence aren’t […]

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Steelers Gradkowski, Blake, Polamalu Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Eagles

Its hard to find a lot of good individual performances in the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles, but Pro Football Focus thinks that they have identified a few. According to their first glance at the tape, quarterback Bruce Gradkowski (2.4), wide receiver Antonio Brown (2.4) and center Maurkice Pouncey (2.2) received […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Eagles Recap, Bell And Blount Charges & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 9 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I start this show off by talking about Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount following them both being caught in possession of marijuana Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop. We discuss the possible repercussions that both players potentially face and also discuss […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Player Snap Counts

The below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % R.Foster G 45 71% 1 3% M.Gilbert T 45 71% 1 3% D.DeCastro G […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their second preseason game of the 2014 season Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. I really had to reach for some winners and I could write […]

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Animated Gifs From Steelers Loss To Eagles

There certainly were not a lot of  positive plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 preseason loss Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles, but I have managed to carve out a few animated gifs for you to look at.   What’s so exciting about an incomplete pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Marcus Wheaton […]

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Eagles Smoke Steelers 31-21

The third preseason game is usually used a dress rehearsal for the regular season, but Thursday night in Philadelphia the Philadelphia Eagles first and second-team offenses undressed the Pittsburgh Steelers first-team defense. The Steelers defense looked sluggish in the Thursday night 31-21 loss as the Eagles consistently gashed the black and gold defensive front to […]

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Tomlin Didn’t View It As Punishment To Send Bell, Blount Home After Wednesday Incident

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin not only decided to play running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Thursday night just one day after both were caught in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop in Ross Township, he played both of them a lot and deep into the game. After the game, Tomlin was […]

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Steelers LB Sean Spence Suffered A PCL Injury To Right Knee

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 31-21 to the Philadelphia Eagles on the road Thursday night and they suffered a few injuries in their third preseason game in addition. According to head coach Mike Tomlin, linebacker Sean Spence (knee) suffered a PCL injury to his right knee. Linebacker Jason Worilds (knee) also suffered a right knee injury […]

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