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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return coverage unit. Front five. Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth continue to run as the next two up. Cody Wallace returned to his starting part on […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier Able To Practice Thursday On Limited Basis

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to prepare to play the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium and Thursday’s injury report includes some encouraging news. Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), who has missed the last two games with a sprained knee, was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday. While Shazier’s still not expected to play […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Vince Williams doing work on the opening kickoff, slamming the returner and sending him flailing out of bounds. But he nearly took out the team doctor. Even worse, he did some kind of weird duck […]

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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 Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier, S Shamarko Thomas Unable To Practice Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Wednesday preparing for their upcoming game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and their first injury report of the week shows that two key players did not practice. Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and second year safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were unable to practice Wednesday and that […]

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Steelers Hoping To Keep Turnovers A Mainstay On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover during the first two games of the season. In the last three, they have recorded five. The Steelers recovered two fumbles during a Week Three victory against the Carolina Panthers, first on a sack by Jarvis Jones, and then later on special teams when Shamarko Thomas […]

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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 Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

You may recall that veteran Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons got this season off to a slow start, missing somewhere around double-digit tackles between the first two games alone. Timmons, of course, has not been immune to slow starts in his career, but it’s more difficult in some years than others for the rest […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Second Half – Single high with the Steelers in man coverage. 3×1 formation for the Bucs. Mike Mitchell covering Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the isolated side. Tampa Bay attacks him and the pass is complete for seven. – Upon […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Markus Wheaton, G Ramon Foster Both Probable For Jaguars Game

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at EverBank Field, they will once again be without three starters on the defensive side of the football but will get one starter back on the offensive side. Not practicing on Friday and ruled out for the Jaguars game are linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and cornerback […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Markus Wheaton Still Limited With Groin Injury

The 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers go on the road this week to play the Jacksonville Jaguars and their Thursday injury report has now been released. After being given Wednesday off, defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), safety Mike Mitchell (not injury related) and tight end Heath Miller (not injury […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Second Half Notes And Observations

hgerBelow are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It only took the Buccaneers two and a half minutes to get into the end zone. The big strike came from Mike Glennon to Mike Evans in front of William Gay for 40 yards […]

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Steelers Injury Report: T Marcus Gilbert, WR Markus Wheaton Both Limited Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday and the first injury report of the week has now been released. Not practicing Wednesday were wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness), linebacker James Harrison (illness), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), defensive end Brett Keisel (not […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Buccaneers

By David Todd In one of the most disappointing games in the history of Heinz Field, and the disappointing games are coming a lot more frequently the past few years, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 27-24 to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Continuing an early season trend, the Steelers committed 13 penalties for 125 yards, […]

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Tomlin Says Lack Of Depth, Poor Angles Led To Buccaneers Big Play Late In Sunday’s Loss

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to describe what went wrong on the 41-yard catch and run by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss. “We were in a zone defense, we had a four man rush that was encompassed […]

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Steelers Film Room: Murphy For 41 Yards In 4th Quarter

The biggest play that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had against the Pittsburgh Steelers was the 41-yard completion to Louis Murphy from quarterback Mike Glennon with 35 seconds left in the game. I thought all of you might like to see this play broken down properly. Pre snap, the Steelers show a cover-2 look with safety […]

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Buccaneers Had Just Put In Deep Pass Play To Louis Murphy This Week

Through the first three quarters of the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the defense had only surrendered one explosive play of 20 yards or more and that was the deep pass completed to rookie wide receiver Mike Evans down the left sideline against cornerback William Gay. In the fourth quarter, however, […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Sean Spence

Third-year Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence makes his first career start this afternoon after overcoming what essentially turned into a two-year rehabilitation process, rehabbing the torn ligaments in his knee and hoping that the peroneal nerve behind his knee cap regenerated sufficiently enough to allow him to resume his career. There was great hope […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Perhaps nobody was in more dire need of a rebound game for the Pittsburgh Steelers than inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, whose missed tackles through the first two games contributed to a slow start for the defense. But he did have a much better performance last week against the Carolina Panthers, both in pass protection and […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G Ramon Foster Questionable For Buccaneers Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have no wrapped up their Friday practice in preparation for the Sunday game against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the final injury report is now out. Status report for @Steelers: Ike Taylor, Ryan Shazier are out; Ramon Foster (ankle) questionable; everybody else is probable — Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) September 26, 2014 […]

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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 Injury Report: Dri Archer, Ramon Foster Practice Fully Again Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to prepare for their Sunday home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Thursday injury report shows that everyone practiced fully except for linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), both of whom have already been ruled out this week. After sitting out Wednesday with an illness, wide […]

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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 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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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Ike Taylor

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was targeted four times by quarterback Joe Flacco against the Baltimore Ravens last week, but Taylor was the only one to get a hand on any of those four passes. Although he missed one tackle early on in the game (who didn’t miss a tackle going after Steve Smith […]

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Ravens Upshaw Fined $16,537 For Hit On Steelers Roethlisberger

While Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t likely to soon forget the hit that he took from Baltimore Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw a week ago Thursday, Upshaw’s bank account could be the thing that is ultimately hurt the most. According to a Friday evening report by the Baltimore Sun, Upshaw has been fined $16,537 by […]

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