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Shamarko Thomas Still Contributing To Steelers

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers refuse to put him on the field, they have never tried to hide just how much they like second-year strong safety Shamarko Thomas. In fact, the fact that they like him as much as they do perhaps contributes to his lack of playing time this year on the defensive side […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Great job by Cameron Heyward to cross the tackles’ face, keep the runner moving laterally, all while forcing a holding call against tackle Byron Bell. – Cortez Allen has not been very reliable in […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Next two were Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Wedge made up of Will Johnson and Stephon Tuitt. LeGarrette […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. Once again, the Steelers opened the half in their base defense. Much unlike the first half, however, they began missing tackles. Cam Thomas and Ryan Shazier were both guilty on a first-down […]

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Steelers Have An Opportunity To Get Shamarko Thomas On The Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been consistently adamant throughout the offseason about their plans for second-year strong safety Shamarko Thomas for the 2014 season. Carnell Lake spoke during the offseason that the Steelers plan to keep him at safety for the foreseeable future, emphasizing that they want to see him develop as a safety for his […]

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Tomlin Looking At All Options When It Comes To Nickel Sub-Package

With veteran cornerback Ike Taylor now sidelined for several weeks with a broken right forearm, William Gay will start opposite Cortez Allen in the Pittsburgh Steelers base defense. When it comes to the Steelers nickel sub-package, however, there appears to be some uncertainty as to who the third cornerback will be. After Taylor left the […]

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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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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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Steelers Run Over Panthers 37-19 Sunday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers ran all over the Carolina Panthers Sunday night on their way to a 37-19 win as running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both topped the century mark. Bell and Blount combined to rush for 265 yards on 31 carries in the Steelers win. The last time the Steelers had two running […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. First Half – Kick return unit: The frontline from left to right by the return team’s perspective. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Arthur Moats, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. The following pairing of Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth with […]

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Steelers vs Ravens First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Fullback Will Johnson played one snap—the first snap—for the entire game. He has three snaps for the season now. The going was tough for Le’Veon Bell early in the game. Most of his early […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

By David Todd It was an unusual week leading into Thursday’s nationally televised Steelers-Ravens game. The build-up had nothing to do with what has been one of the NFL’s best rivalries and everything to do with Ray Rice, a video released by TMZ, the Ravens ultimate decision to release Rice and what impact that would […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the game with a long drive that ended with a Justin Brown fumble. The Baltimore Ravens proceed to embark on an 85-yard touchdown drive that remains the difference, as the Steelers trail 10-3 heading into the second half. The Ravens received the ball to begin the second half after deferring to start the game. Shaun […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers came out of Week One with a victory and Baltimore Ravens with a loss, they both turned in performances they’d like to forget and move on from. The Steelers relinquished a 24-point halftime lead to the Cleveland Browns before eking out a last-second victory on a field goal, while the Ravens had to come back […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick return unit: The five players that made up the front line. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. The next two had Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Forming the […]

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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Kick Coverage Units

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers had a few too many penalties on special teams, their special teams units overall contributed positively to a winning effort, even if their kick return game was lacking. There was, of course, Shaun Suisham’s three-for-three field goal performance, including the game-winner, and punter Brad Wing’s 43-yard plus average on his […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Lance Moore, RB Dri Archer Both Ruled Out For Ravens Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night in a key AFC North matchup and they will do so without the services of two offensive playmakers. According to the Wednesday participation injury report, wide receiver Lance Moore (groin) and running back Dri Archer (ankle) have both been ruled out for Thursday night. […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Lance Moore, Dri Archer Sit Out Tuesday’s Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Tuesday practice as they prepare to play the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night on the road and the first injury participation report of the week is now out includes no real surprises. Not practicing Tuesday were wide receiver Lance Moore (groin), running back Dri Archer (ankle, knee), center Cody […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns

By David Todd “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring […]

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Steelers Archer, Thomas, McCain, Moore, Bryant All Questionable For Ravens Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a short week to prepare for their road game Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens and during his Monday morning press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin listed several players as questionable for that matchup. Running back Dri Archer (ankle) and safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle/Achilles) were both injured Sunday in the win […]

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Steelers Versus Browns: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Unfortunately, the way NFL Rewind is set up, I’m not able to watch the All-22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns until Wednesday at noon. With the Steelers playing on Thursday, the timetable is not kind. Dave is going to need to get me some of his iced […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Shamarko Thomas

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas had quite a promising preseason, adding a tackle behind the line of scrimmage on a seemingly regular basis to his highlight reel. He’s shown the instincts and explosiveness that make you want to compare him to the man he’s supposed to replace, Troy Polamalu. The preseason finale against the […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Nick Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted defensive end Nick Williams in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft because they fell in love with his measurables, and defensive line coach John Mitchell believed, because he was still new to the game, he would be able to mold him into the player he wants him to be […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: Howard Jones

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Howard Jones against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 8:56 4th. Holds the point of attack, partially due to getting his arms extended. Shows strength versus the tight end, too. It’s not flashy but still a positive play. 2. 1st and 10, 6:09 […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Ryan Shazier

While the final preseason game is typically no more than a brief joyride for most starters, the Pittsburgh Steelers sent a few of their young starters on defense on a bit more of a cruise last week against the Carolina Panthers. Among those was Ryan Shazier, who will be the first rookie to start a […]

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Numbers Crunch: Preseason Charting Takeaways

By Alex Kozora Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason has finished up, here is a final look back on the defensive side of the ball before we jump into Week One of the regular season. Random assortment of tidbits below from their 304 snaps. Snap Counts Defensive Line Cam Heyward: 111 Josh Mauro: 103 Stephon […]

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