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Steelers Injury Report: Cotchery, Polamalu, Miller All Sit Out Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their first injury report of the week for the upcoming game Sunday at Lambeau Filed against the Green Bay Packers and it includes no real surprises. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) and tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) did not practice on Wednesday. […]

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Troy Polamalu, David DeCastro Earn Top Grades From PFF For Play Against Bengals

Pro Football Focus has their initial grades up from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals and this time a defensive player has the top grade. Safety Troy Polamalu, who was allowed to play more safety as opposed to linebacker against the Bengals, graded out as the top Steelers player (4.2). Polamalu […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Winners And Losers – Week 15

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 30-20 and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Antonio Brown – Brown’s five catches for 66 yards didn’t set the stat sheet on fire, but he scored two of the […]

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Dolphins Coach Fined $10K For Sideline Incident In Game Against Steelers

NFL Insider Jay Glazer just reported on the FOX Sports pregame show that a Miami Dolphins special teams coach Darren Rizzi was fined $10,000 for being on the field during the failed field goal attempt return by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu at the end of the first half of last week’s game. As you can […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Dolphins

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Miami Dolphins. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE – Kick return unit. No order. Antwon Blake, Terence Garvin, Stevenson Sylvester, Chris Carter, and Vince Williams as the front five. Michael Palmer/David Paulson the next two, Al Woods/Cam Heyward forming the wedge, and Jonathan […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Keisel Out; McLendon Questionable; Polamalu Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report for their Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals is now out and it shows only one player listed as out. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) did not practice again on Friday and he will miss a second consecutive game due to a foot problem that has plagued him […]

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Charles Clay Introduced Himself To Steelers Defense, Fans

By Matthew Marczi I didn’t know a whole lot about Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay coming into this game. I’d never even heard of him coming into this season. But after this past game, I feel as though I know more about him than I’ll ever care to know, and what he is capable […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Sanders Added As Limited; McLendon, Polamalu Sit Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice as they prepare to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night and the latest injury report includes one new addition. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) was added Thursday as being limited in practice, so that warrants keeping an eye on moving through the end of […]

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Breaking Down The Back Breaking Run By Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas

The play that really did the Pittsburgh Steelers in on Sunday in their loss to the Miami Dolphins was the 55 yard run by running back Daniel Thomas on 2nd and 1 with 3:59 remaining in regulation. The blame for the big run goes squarely on the shoulders of linebacker LaMarr Woodley and safety Troy […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Beachum Practices; Gilbert, Keisel, Hood, McLendon, Polamalu All Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field and the first practice report for the week is now out. Not practicing on Wednesday were tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder). Video from […]

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Jarvis Jones Not To Blame For Long Run By Ryan Tannehill

The Pittsburgh Steelers gave up three more plays of 40 yards or more Sunday in their loss to the Miami Dolphins and on one of them, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones is being unfairly blamed for a missed assignment. On the 48 yard run by quarterback Ryan Tannehill off of the read-option in the first quarter, […]

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Poor Tackling Rears Its Ugly Head Once Again For Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Sunday’s game having already tied their season total in missed tackles from last year at 82, according to Pro Football Focus. That was already a far cry from their heyday of recent years. They missed just 69 tackles in 2011, 76 in 2010. In 2009, it was again […]

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2013 A Dud, But Emerging Youngsters A Reason For Optimism Next Year

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers suffered another defensive collapse yesterday against the Dolphins, but in the end, once again, they were in a position to pull out a close win. However, in what seemed to be a repeat from other losses this year, the Steelers could not squeeze out the win late. While this isn’t […]

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Free Agent Market Value Of Jason Worilds And Why The Steelers Aren’t Likely To Retain Him

With three games now left in the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season, a lot of fans are wondering what it might take in order to retain outside linebacker Jason Worilds, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason. In order to determine that, below are a few things to think about. First […]

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Tomlin’s Decision To Let Polamalu Return Missed Field Goal Went Against Late Game Decision

While many are debating the decision by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin to go for it on 4th and 10 from his own 10-yard-line with 2:33 left in the Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins, the decision made by him to allow safety Troy Polamalu to run back a missed 52-yard field goal by […]

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Steelers Cameron Heyward, Mike Adams Receive Top Grades From PFF In Loss To Dolphins

In the loss Sunday to the Miami Dolphins, Mike Adams started at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time since his benching earlier in the season. According to Pro Football Focus, Adams graded out as not only the best Steelers offensive lineman, but the best player on offense with a 3.2 rating. […]

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Steelers Versus Dolphins Winners And Losers Week 14

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-28 to the Miami Dolphins and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Cameron Heyward – Heyward was a big kid playing with the little kids in the snow on Sunday and he led […]

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Ike Taylor Came Off Worse Live Than On Tape Versus The Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers starting cornerback Ike Taylor has been under fire in recent weeks, and the bullets have been flying equally from the media and amateur critics as well as from opposing quarterbacks. He is being targeted at a rate never before seen in his career, which is why, like William Gay, some […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi The decision to run on third and 12 in the beginning of the game seemed stupid at first, until you noticed the way the Ravens were lined up on defense. It was tempting to run through that hole. And it was probably closer to working than you’d think. Mat McBriar had his […]

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Can The Steelers Secondary Improve Over The Final Four Games?

By Jeremy Hritz The momentum has been stifled, and the longest win streak for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 ends at three games, one better than their previous streak of two. If this pattern continues, their next streak will be four in a row, and they could keep their slim playoff possibilities afloat at least […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Winners And Losers Week 13

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 22-20 to the Baltimore Ravens and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Jason Worilds – Worilds has likely made himself a ton of money the last three weeks as once again he […]

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Heath Miller Showed Well Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi Redemption had been a recurring pattern for the Steelers against the Browns this game. Heath Miller had been having his recent struggles as much as anybody, so it was important for him to rebound with a clean game, and he did, both blocking and receiving. Early in the first quarter, Miller brought […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB LaMarr Woodley Listed As Doubtful; DE Brett Keisel Listed As Probable

The Wednesday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and it looks as if they will indeed get a few defensive players back Thursday night for the game against the Baltimore Ravens. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) are both listed as probable after both practiced fully again on […]

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Steelers Troy Polamalu Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week

For the seventh time in his career Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his play in the Week 12 win over the Cleveland Browns. Polamalu recorded two forced fumbles, four total tackles, a sack and a defensed pass in the Steelers 27-11 win. One of […]

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David DeCastro Earned Some Redemption After Recent Struggles

By Matthew Marczi Second-year guard David DeCastro was hitting his stride entering the Oakland Raiders game earlier this season when he suffered an ankle injury, forcing him to miss the following game against the New England Patriots. When he returned to play against the Buffalo Bills, he did not quite look the same, and if […]

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Troy Polamalu Back To Normal Against The Browns

Matthew Marczi Redemption was a big theme this week, with several players that have struggled the past couple weeks having somewhat of a bounce back game against the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps nobody needed, nor had, a bigger turnaround than Troy Polamalu. Against both the run and the pass, Polamalu was all over the field, occasionally […]

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