Steelers Defense Nickeled Last Season, But Not Much Dime

During the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers uncharacteristically turned to the dime defense quite often—or rather the quarters package, most often using three safeties in addition to three cornerbacks—at a rate higher than they likely ever had before. This was done in part by necessity due to the season-ending injury…

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Stephon Tuitt Shows Motor In First Career Start

The Pittsburgh Steelers afforded rookie Stephon Tuitt the opportunity to make his first career start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he made the most of that chance by hardly leaving the field. He logged 57 of the team’s 65 defensive snaps, which was the most by a defensive…

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Steelers Must Get By With Makeshift Cornerback Group

Of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six cornerbacks on the roster, one of them is still shaking off the rust after missing the previous eight games due to a broken forearm, and another two are battling injuries, though both seem to have a decent to good chance of being healthy enough to…

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With Keisel Gone, Time Is Now For Stephon Tuitt To Step Up

The Pittsburgh Steelers were dealt a significant blow when defensive end Brett Keisel was lost for the season with a torn triceps that he suffered on the bottom of a pile during the team’s 35-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. That blow, of course, comes as much…

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Lance Moore Sees More Time As Martavis Bryant Struggles

For just the first time the entire season, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore logged more than 50 percent of the team’s snaps in a game on Sunday. Was it just a coincidence that it happened to come against the New Orleans Saints, the team that he played for before…

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Dolphins Victory Adds Another Guest To AFC Wildcard Derby

It was another day, another drop in the standing for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday as the Miami Dolphins’ come from behind victory over the New York Jets brought them even with the majority of the pack at 7-5; in fact, the win vaulted the Dolphins all the way to…

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Steelers Stung Again By Struggling NFC South

The AFC North caught a major scheduling break this season when they were slotted to take on the South division for their inter-conference matchups in 2014. The NFC South has historically been a revolving door of contenders, but at the moment, everybody has seemed to be racing to the bottom….

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Unique Skill Sets Present A Unique Dilemma

The Jimmy Graham arbitration and subsequent ruling has understandably generated a considerable amount of discussion amongst football fans, regardless of whether or not one follows the New Orleans Saints. Of course, Graham, designated as a tight end, contended that he should technically be classified as a wide receiver when it…