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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Sits Friday, LB Ryan Shazier Still Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers Friday injury report has now been released and it’s looking like a few of the team’s younger defensive players won’t make it back this week for the game Monday night against the Houston Texans. After being limited Thursday, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) wasn’t able to participate Friday and he is now all […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Robert Golden, Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, and Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth and Michael Palmer continue to be the next two up. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson the wedge with […]

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Dick LeBeau On Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt: ‘He’s Going To Be A Good Player, You Can Write That Down’

With Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon currently sidelined with a shoulder injury and defensive end Brett Keisel questionable for the Monday night game against the Houston Texans because of a sprained knee, there’s a good chance that rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt will make his first career start at Heinz Field. At the very […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel, Mike Mitchell Both Sidelined Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and their first injury report of the week shows that several players were unable to practice fully Thursday. For starters, fullback Will Johnson (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (knee), safety Mike Mitchell (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) all sat […]

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Steelers vs Browns II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. On Dri Archer’s first kick return, Vince Williams missed his block, which got Archer tackled on the 14. The ‘start’ by Lance Moore was evidently a token gesture, as he didn’t play again […]

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Statistics Favor Steelers Over Texans More Than Reality Might

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been riding an irritating trend thus far this season, having alternated wins and losses through the first six games. Their last game ended in an embarrassing defeat, so if that pattern is to hold, they must win against the Houston Texans on Monday night. History supports that probability, according to Steelers […]

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Steelers Out Of The Zone Against Texans Rush Without Steve McLendon

The Pittsburgh Steelers were gashed on the ground by their opponents’ running games during the first two games of the season. Over the next three games, however, the numbers began to die down significantly. This resulted in triggering a false positive that the Steelers had ‘fixed’ their issues in the running game, which proved not […]

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Steelers Could Debut Two Rookie Draft Picks Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to get a boost out of two of their rookie draft picks on Monday, neither of whom have yet dressed for a game. Head coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday during his press conference that he was looking at 6’4” wide receiver Martavis Bryant as a possible option against the Houston […]

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Steelers Injury Report: NT Steve McLendon Ruled Out For Texans Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and they will do so without the services of nose tackle Steve McLendon. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out McLendon for the Monday night game because of the right shoulder injury that he suffered in the […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns II

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday to take on a resurgent Cleveland Browns team. After a dominating first quarter where they outgained the Browns 78 yards to -8, the Steelers got routed, losing 31-10 and looking like they didn’t even belong on the same field. In the second […]

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Steelers Show A 4-5-2 Goal Line Package Against Cleveland

It seemed odd to me when reviewing the snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Cleveland Browns that three of the four starting members of the secondary all played every snap but two. I realized that something must have occurred during the game that I missed to cause this quirk, and indeed it […]

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Steelers vs Browns: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns. – What led Ben Roethlisberger to miss so often yesterday? Chicken or the egg argument. Was it Roethlisberger missing his spots or receivers that couldn’t separate? Never see #7 miss that bad and pardon the cliché, never get into […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Player Snap Counts Week 6

Below are the player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon loss to the Cleveland Browns, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. Offensively for the Steelers, the only thing that sticks out this week is that wide receiver Lance Moore actually played more […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 6 vs. Browns

By Michael K. Reynolds What is worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers? The pelting of dog biscuits they received from the Dawg Pound or the dog house they have found themselves in with their own fan base? After Sunday’s 31-10 mauling by the Cleveland Browns, Coach Mike Tomlin’s post-game conference seemed like just another bad soap […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Keisel, McLendon, Mitchell All Suffer Sprains In Loss To Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost three defensive players to injuries during their 31-10 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the walking wounded. According to Tomlin, nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a right shoulder sprain in the first half. Mclendon injured that same shoulder earlier in the […]

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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Thinks Late Block By Browns T Joe Thomas Was ‘Dirty’

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward injured an ankle late in the 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns and after the game he accused Browns left tackle Joe Thomas of illegally chop blocking him. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Heyward called Thomas’ block with 3:56 left in the game, “dirty”. Heyward, who laid on […]

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Steelers Keisel, Heyward, Mitchell All Injured In Second Half Against Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel suffered a left knee injury late in the second half of the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns and he will not return for the second half. The Browns lead the Steelers 31-10 late and the team was already without with nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), defensive end Cameron […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Leaves Browns Game With Shoulder Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a right shoulder in the first half of the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns and he will not return for the second half. McLendon dealt with a shoulder injury earlier in the year. The Browns lead the Steelers 21-3 at halftime and with McLendon now out, Cam […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Ziggy Hood and Al Woods in free agency, and they replaced those losses with free agent Cam Thomas. Thomas continues to start at left defensive end. The reason that the previous statement is preceded with a qualifying verb, however, is because there is, and has been, speculation that that position […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Thinks Browns Chop Blocks Are Illegal

When the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Cleveland Browns back in Week 1, nose tackle Steve McLendon claims that he was illegally chop-blocked multiple times during the game. “It happens a lot with this team, it happened to me three times in the first game,” said McLendon, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. As […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First down, first play back after missing two games. Ramon Foster blocked down to the right on the defensive tackle and allowed Le’Veon Bell to work behind him, finding room for five yards. The Steelers […]

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Steelers Versus Jaguars: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora As usual, here is your All-22 primer following the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 victory versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon. – Individually, the Steelers’ offense seemed to play well. Ben Roethlisberger, fumble aside, he had another solid game statistically. It was his third straight game completing 70% of his passes. Antonio Brown’s streak was kept […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth the next two. Stephon Tuitt and Will Johnson again form the wedge. LeGarrette Blount serves […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Steve McLendon

There is little question, at least among those who review the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game footage, that nose tackle Steve McLendon has been one of the best players thus far this year for the team on the defensive side of the ball. He was among the Steelers’ best defenders yet again this past Sunday against the […]

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Stephon Tuitt Growing, But Snaps Are Limited

Despite Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau saying after the draft that Stephon Tuitt was a young player that was going to play a lot of snaps as a rookie, he is currently only on pace for 140 snaps this year. Through the first four games, the Steelers’ second-round defensive end has played just 35 […]

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Steelers Marcus Gilbert, Steve McLendon Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Buccaneers

Pro Football Focus now has there initial grades out for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 27-24 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and I am not very surprised that tackle Marcus Gilbert (3.6) graded out as the best player on offense. Gilbert has now put together two solid games after not playing well in […]

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