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NFL Draft Bowl Previews: December 30th

Another bowl game, another large group of NFL prospects on display throughout the day. If you needed an excuse to get out of work the day before New Years Eve, well, now you have one. Birmingham Bowl — Auburn (6-6) vs. Memphis (9-3), Noon, ESPN If you’re looking for an…



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DeAngelo Williams Had No Problem With Being Tackled By The Hair

DeAngelo Williams ran all over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, forcing the Ravens to resort to a creative way to bring him down. Za’Darius Smith brought the back down by the hair for a four yard loss in the second quarter of yesterday’s game. After the game, Williams was asked by reporters…


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Secondary Helping To Revitalize Interception Numbers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made strides in many areas defensively this season, beginning to reverse the trends that have all gone downward over the course of the previous four years since their last playoff victory during the 2010 season. One of the biggest areas in particular that has seen improvement…



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Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Bengals

Let the weirdness begin. – Nothing too interesting over the score but we’ll focus on the Pittsburgh Steelers surpassing the 30+ mark again. They did it for the 5th straight week and if you read us last week, you would know reaching four in a row was a franchise record….


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Will Allen Highlights Secondary’s Increased Role As Blitzers

Secondary blitzes were once a pretty notable part of Dick LeBeau’s defense with the Pittsburgh Steelers, particularly at its peak around the time of the team’s most recent Super Bowl appearance. All of the other pieces were in place to make the blitz of a defensive back most effective, and…


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Shamarko Thomas’ Headaches No Longer About Big Hits But Big Misses

This was supposed to be Shamarko Thomas’ year. He was taken under wing during the 2014 offseason by Pittsburgh Steelers future Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu to help groom him for this opportunity. The Steelers coaxed Polamalu into retirement during this offseason with the expectation that Thomas would be…


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Former Steelers Special Teams Coach Fired By Chargers

The San Diego Chargers announced the firing of special teams’ coordinator Kevin Spencer today. We've parted ways with Special Teams Coordinator Kevin Spencer. MORE: https://t.co/q81B1lt07L pic.twitter.com/miGtNKSJY5 — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) December 2, 2015 It’s worth writing because Spencer served as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coach in the same position from 2002…


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What A 2016 Contract Extension For Lawrence Timmons Might Look Like

Earlier this morning, I wrote about how Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons is hoping to receive an extension in the offseason so that he can rightfully end his long career right where it started. As I mentioned it that post, it won’t be surprising to see the Steelers try to…


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Carnell Lake On Mike Mitchell’s Big Improvement

Some wanted him cut in the offseason. Now, he’s on track to make a Pro Bowl. You don’t have to search hard for the reason in Mike Mitchell’s stellar play in 2015. It starts foremost with health. Mitchell played with tears in each of his groins, gutting out the full…


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Steelers Film Room: Will Allen Vs Browns

Veteran safety Will Allen has clung on with the Pittsburgh Steelers for several years now, entering the starting lineup on a full-time basis this season following the retirement of Troy Polamalu. He missed three games due to an ankle injury, but returned in Week Nine, where he had his ups…



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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Browns Winners/Losers

Lots of winners today. Not as many losers. These are the best kind of days, agreed? WINNERS:  Ben Roethlisberger: *cue backup QB joke* His performance was far from one, though. He did force the issue in the second half, leading to an INT, but he finished the day with over 370…


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Mike Mitchell: Don’t Hate The Player Or The Game

Few people were as outspokenly critical of Mike Mitchell as I was last year, consistently noting the poor angles, shoddy tackling, and over-aggressive nature that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers defense getting beat down the field constantly. Due to Troy Polamalu’s roaming style, Mitchell was often asked to cover a…