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Steelers Injury Report: Ramon Foster, Dri Archer Both Practice Fully Wednesday

The 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 0-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at Heinz Field and the first official injury report of the week is now out. Not practicing Wednesday were wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury […]

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Steelers LB Sean Spence Set To Make First Career Start Against Buccaneers

Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, third-year linebacker Sean Spence will make his first career start as rookie Ryan Shazier will miss the game with a knee injury. If not for him suffering a serious knee injury of his own during the final preseason game of his rookie season, Spence would have likely already been […]

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Steelers Have No Replacement For Ike Taylor’s Size

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost the services of three defensive starters on Sunday night to a unit that has been giving up 24 points per game as it is, despite the fact that the offense has put up 30 points twice now in three games. One of those starters going down to injury is rookie inside […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Team Will Keep CB Ike Taylor On 53 Man Roster For Now

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered quite a few injuries during their Sunday night win over the Carolina Panthers and head coach Mike Tomlin discussed all of them during his Tuesday press conference as the team prepares to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at Heinz Field. Tomlin officially announced that linebacker Jarvis Jones (wrist) has had […]

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Ike Taylor Must Race The Clock To Stay A Steeler

By Melanie Friedlander, MD, FACS The Pittsburgh Steelers defense came home from North Carolina having played their part in a dominant win over the Panthers, but it came at a terrible price.  3 starters went down within 7 snaps a mere 5 minutes into the second half (sounds like a math problem, but that will come […]

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Improved Tackling Leads To Improved Defense For Steelers

There was a time when any more than a modest handful of missed tackles was a sloppy game for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense under Dick LeBeau. But that’s now considered a good day at the office, and Sunday night’s victory over the Carolina Panthers was just such a day. Missed tackles have been plaguing this […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer in anticipation of the all-22 tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Carolina Panthers. – The Steelers had one of their best games on the ground in a long time. The offensive line dominated but the end zone angle will give us a great look at Le’Veon Bell’s […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Panthers

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers got a chance to perform on the road in front of a national television audience for the second week in a row and it was a completely different outcome this time. After being outclassed in Baltimore last week, the Steelers dominated the Carolina Panthers 37-19, snapping Carolina’s five game […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Three vs. Panthers

By Michael K. Reynolds Before the bright lights of Sunday’s nationally broadcast game against the Carolina Panthers, the young and heavily remodeled Pittsburgh Steelers might have given the league and their fans a glimpse into a fabulous future. No. The defense wasn’t perfect and Carolina’s offense isn’t exactly explosive. But this was a dominating running […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Panthers Recap, Injuries & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 21 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with David Todd back following the passing of his father last week, we thankfully get a chance to recap a Pittsburgh Steelers win as they literally ran all over the Carolina Panthers 37-19 Sunday night. Prior to us breaking down all that went right and wrong for […]

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Steelers Defense Far From Being Fixed Despite Big Win Over Panthers

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did manage to register a big road win Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, it’s way too early to deem their defense that allowed 736 yards of offense in the first two games of the season as being fixed. Fortunately for the Steelers, the Panthers didn’t have the ability to run […]

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Jarvis Jones Wrist Injury

Report: Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Likely Needs Wrist Surgery

The news doesn’t look to be good for Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones as Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting Monday morning that he likely needs wrist surgery as a result of the injury that he suffered Sunday night in the win over the Carolina Panthers. PITT: LB Ryan Shazier sprained MCL, MRI today. […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Player Snap Counts Week 3

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night win over the Carolina Panthers, according to the official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. As far as the offense goes, there are no big surprises outside of wide receiver Lance Moore only seeing the field […]

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Steelers Finally Get A Takeway Without A Giveway On Offense

It only took, by my count, 157 plays, but the Pittsburgh Steelers defense finally recorded its first turnover of the season last night against the Carolina Panthers. It happened on the opening drive of the third quarter when outside linebacker Jarvis Jones beat left tackle Byron Bell for a sack, cutting inside and jamming his […]

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Roster Moves Forthcoming For Steelers Following Sunday Night Injuries

Due to the numerous injuries suffered on the defensive side of the football Sunday night by the Pittsburgh Steelers during their road win against the Carolina Panthers, there’s sure to be some shuffling of personnel and the roster early this week. With starting cornerback Ike Taylor likely to go on injured reserve after breaking his […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Suffered A Broken Forearm In Win Over Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers moved to 2-1 on the 2014 season with their 37-19 road win Sunday night over the Carolina Panthers, but the win may have cost them a few starters on defense for an extended amount of time. During his post game press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that cornerback Ike Taylor […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Leaves Panthers Game With Right Arm Injury

The injuries are piling up for the Pittsburgh Steelers as cornerback Ike Taylor has now left the Sunday night game against the Carolina Panthers with a right arm injury. Taylor was hit by linebacker Lawrence Timmons while attempting to make a tackle. The Steelers veteran cornerback was fitted with an air cast before being taken […]

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Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Leaves Panthers Game With Wrist Injury

Already down one linebacker, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now lost another one in the third quarter of their Sunday night game against the Carolina Panthers. Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones has now been taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a right wrist injury following him forcing a fumble. His return is questionable. The […]

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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Leaves Panthers Game With Knee Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier has left the Sunday night game against the Carolina Panthers injury with a right knee injury and will not return. Shazier, the Steelers first round draft pick, was injured by friendly fire early in the second half. He was replaced by Sean Spence. Shazier missed time during training camp […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier made his second start in his second game of his rookie season last Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens. With that comes occasional bouts of confusion and mistakes. Some bigger than others. Overall, however, there’s certainly nothing to regret about the team’s decision to plug in the first rounder […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Throughout his career, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has been consistently used on both sides of the defensive line, depending on whichever starter needed a breather. It seemed that that was going to change in 2014, as he worked all offseason as the starting right defensive end, but plans changed when Brett Keisel was […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. – Little bit shorter, especially since the 4th quarter was pretty ho-hum considering the scoreboard. – Steve McLendon has active hands and a quality rip move. Check him out rip Jeremy Zuttah, generating pressure and drawing a hold. – Empty set out […]

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Steelers Throwing Different Players, Looks At The Problem

Traditionally, Dick LeBeau’s Pittsburgh Steelers defense has not often deviated far from standard personnel looks, nor engaged in an excessive amount of rotation outside of the defensive line during a game. The veteran defensive coordinator seems to be relying on switching up looks and personnel more frequently these days. No doubt that has a lot […]

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Defensive Left Side Falling Behind Against The Run

Few people had much positive to say when the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent Cam Thomas, even back when the assumption was that he would inherit Al Woods’ role as a swing backup defensive end and nose tackle. It was believed at the time that the Steelers would pursue a starting alternative in free agency. […]

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Lawrence Timmons’ Struggles Tied To Defensive Woes

For two straight weeks, one of the biggest issues plaguing the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been a seeming inability to tackle the ball carrier, whether it was either a result of missing a hole or missing a tackle. Although Cortez Allen has given him a run for his money, no individual player has been more […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Further evidence to support the Steve McLendon Is a Nose Tackle support group. On the first play of the half, he beat center Jeremy Zuttah to put pressure on Joe Flacco, forcing him to […]

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