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Todd Haley Says The Offense Played Winning Football On First Down Against The Bears

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers are winless to start the season, offensive coordinator Todd Haley said Thursday he liked the improvements the offense made on first downs in the Sunday night loss to the Chicago Bears. “What we did positive in that game to me that far outweighed everything was first down,” said Haley. “In […]

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Hritz: Bears at Steelers Preview And Prediction – Week 3

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers are 0-2 for the second time since 2000, when Kordell Stewart stepped in for Kent Graham at quarterback after week four to lead the team to a 9-7 record but without a playoff berth. That season was also Plaxico Burress’ rookie year in which he infamously spiked the ball against […]

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Mike Tomlin Set To Take A Simple Approach To Improve Steelers Running Game

As expected, Felix Jones will get the start Sunday night at running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. “Felix Jones is going to get the start, and then we’re going to supplement him with the others,” Tomlin told Bill Hillgrove during his weekly pre game interview. […]

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Cortez Allen’s Transition To Starter Not Going Smoothly

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen is scheduled to miss his second consecutive game after playing just the first half of the season opener. He injured his ankle during the waning minutes of the first half against the Tennessee Titans and was unable to return in the second half after testing it out […]

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Steelers Generating Pressure On Defense – Just Not Enough

By Matthew Marczi Perhaps the internal statistics keepers for the Pittsburgh Steelers were equally disgusted by the team’s performance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, because they were very harsh in terms of crediting players with defensive pressures. By any reasonable account, it seemed as though the Steelers generated as much, if not more […]

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Steelers Defense Losing War Of Attrition Against The Run

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers defense against the run thus far has itself in a somewhat curious predicament. Despite the fact that they have allowed just 3.06 yards on the ground per carry and have not relinquished a single run of ten yards or more, they are still losing the war of attrition. Although […]

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Steelers Release K Shayne Graham; Sign CB Isaiah Green From Practice Squad

With Shaun Suisham now fully recovered from the hamstring strain that he suffered during pre game warm-ups prior to the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, the Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran kicker Shayne Graham on Tuesday. Graham, who was signed last Monday as insurance, was one of the seven inactive players Monday night in the […]

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Steelers Running Game Off To Worst Two Game Start In Franchise History

If you thought the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a poor start last year running the football, the start of the 2013 season is even worse. In fact, the Steelers 75 yards rushing after two games is the worst it has ever been in the history of the franchise. In 2012, the Steelers had 141 […]

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Steelers Figure To Be Very Thin At The Cornerback Position Against The Bengals

According to the Monday NFL transaction sheet, the Pittsburgh Steelers did not activate cornerback Isaiah Green from their practice squad and that means they will likely be very thin at the cornerback position for the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. With Cortez Allen already ruled out for the game with an ankle injury […]

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Monday Night Countdown Segment To Feature Steelers NT Steve McLendon Doing Ballet

Tonight, on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon will be featured practicing ballet in a segment by Rick Reilly. According to a July article by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, McLendon started ballet lessons during his senior year at Troy University in Alabama in order to obtain a few easy credits. His instructor […]

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Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley Can Pass Greg Lloyd In Sacks Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley got his 2013 season off to a good start last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans by recording one sack and four total tackles. Should Woodley register his second sack of the season Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, he will pass Greg Lloyd (53.5) for the fifth most sacks […]

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Rookies Should See Uncommon Amount Of Work On Defense Tonight

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers appear poised to get more use out of their defensive rookies than they have in a long time tonight as they take on James Harrison and the Cincinnati Bengals. One of those young defensive players will be Harrison’s replacement, and the team’s first draft selection this year, outside linebacker […]

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Steelers Defensive Line Leading The Way To The Quarterback

By Matthew Marczi With the outside linebacker position in a bit of a downslide over the past few seasons, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau reportedly is allowing his defensive line to do more getting after the quarterback, rather than merely collapsing the pocket in pass rushing situations. It appears that the onus will continue […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night on the road and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Will He Help? – Fullback Will Johnson should be back on the field this week after not playing last week due to an injured hamstring. The Steelers like to use […]

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Hritz: Steelers At Bengals Preview And Prediction – Week 2

By Jeremy Hritz Time to move on from the awful play of a week ago against the Tennessee Titans and to focus on the imminent matchup against the AFC North favorites, Cincinnati Bengals. While conventional wisdom says the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a difficult time competing in Cincy based on their abysmal performance in week […]

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Al Woods Already Paying Dividends In Steelers Defensive Line Rotation

Last year, in his first full season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, reserve defensive lineman Al Woods played all of 30 snaps on defense. In the season opener last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Woods, a former fourth-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints, played a third of that 2012 amount and he will likely […]

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Steelers Still Likely To Dress Only Seven Offfensive Linemen Against Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is notorious for only dressing seven offensive linemen for games, but due to what happened last week in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans; you have to wonder if he is starting to give second thoughts to dressing an eighth. When starting center Maurkice Pouncey went down on […]

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Steelers Might Have To Promote CB Isaiah Green From The Practice Squad Sunday

With Cortez Allen already ruled out and Curtis Brown listed as doubtful for the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers might be forced to promote cornerback Isaiah Green from the practice squad on Sunday. Allen, who suffered a sprained ankle in the season opener last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, was […]

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Jerricho Cotchery Shows He Is Reliable As Ever In Opening Day Loss

By Matthew Marczi Jerricho Cotchery is an offensive tool for the Pittsburgh Steelers that has gone somewhat under the radar over the past two years, at least as perceived by the fans. After all, he totaled just 33 catches for 442 yards and two touchdowns in 27 games during his two seasons in Pittsburgh. With […]

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Steelers Injury Report: CB Cortez Allen & TE Heath Miller Ruled Out Saturday For Bengals Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers released their final injury report for the week on Saturday and it shows three players being listed as out. Cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle), tight end Heath Miller (knee) and running back Le’Veon Bell (foot) were all listed as out on Saturday and they will not play Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers OL Kelvin Beachum Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora My full breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers center Kelvin Beachum versus the Tennessee Titans. First Drive Snaps: 7 Run Block/Pass Block: 4/3 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 14:51 1st. TE eligible with David Paulson to his right. Pass protection with Paulson releasing. Loses balance, fails to stay square vs inside spin from Derrick […]

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NFL Playbook Segment Features Poor Runs By The Steelers Running Backs

One of my favorite shows to watch every week during the season is “Playbook”, which can be seen every Friday night on the NFL Network. They do great job of previewing the upcoming games and you always learn something thanks to their all-22 play break downs. In their preview of the Monday night game between […]

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Steelers Used Entire Defense On All Titans Field Goal Attempts

While going through the all-22 tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Tennessee Titans again this afternoon, I took the time to watch the field-goal attempts, which I normally just skip right past. I must admit that I was kind of shocked to see the entire Steelers defense out on the field for all […]

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Steelers Injury Report: CB Cortez Allen Remains Sidelined Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice as they continue to prepare for the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals The second official injury report of the week is now out and includes a little bit of good news. Cornerback Curtis Brown (illness), nose tackle Steve McLendon (hamstring) and kicker Shaun Suisham […]

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Report: New Steelers C Fernando Velasco To Start Monday Night

It’s looking more and more like new Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco might just start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals as the former Tennessee Titan is reportedly picking up the playbook quick. C Fernando Velasco mum on whether he will start in Cincy, but several teammates said they have never seen anyone pick up […]

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Audio: Talking Steelers Thursday With David Todd On 970 ESPN Radio

Thursday afternoon I joined David Todd on his radio show, which can be heard every weekday on 970 ESPN Radio, and we discussed the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, the game against the Tennessee Titans and the upcoming Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a few other small talking points mixed in for good […]

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