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Midseason Player Evaluations: Ryan Shazer

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team as a whole has suffered its […]

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The Third Phase: Steelers Special Teams Stalwarts

By Alex Kozora The Pittsburgh Steelers bye week provides the opportunity to take a much needed breath and review the team through its first 11 weeks. We’ll take an in-depth look at the forgotten phase. The third one, special teams. Their snaps are rarely highlighted but still valuable. Five Steelers’ have played at least 170 […]

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Steelers Vs. Titans Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora First half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 11 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five. Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake, Vince Williams, Arthur Moats, and Robert Golden. Followed up by the usual suspects. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth, Cody Wallace/Will Johnson forming the wedge. The return […]

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Ross Ventrone Getting Back Up To Speed On Special Teams

Safety Ross Ventrone was a fringe roster hopeful last year when he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, hoping to earn his keep on special teams. A missed play or two during the preseason quashed any hopes of making the team in 2013, however, not to mention the fact that the Steelers already had four safeties […]

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Steelers Defense Pending Makeover Following Bye Week

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has allowed an average of 22 points per game on the road, albeit against inferior opponents by record. That is actually an improvement, at least in terms of raw numbers, over what has been a difficult season defensively for an organization traditionally defined by stout play […]

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Steelers vs. Titans: Player Snap Counts Week 11

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night win over the Tennessee Titans, according to the NFL official gamebook. As usual, we will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. The thing that sticks out the most on offense for the Steelers […]

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Steelers vs Titans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a three-way tie for last place in the AFC North division after the Cleveland Browns fell to 6-4 and the Cincinnati Bengals advanced to 6-3-1. With the Baltimore Ravens idle and the Steelers set to play tonight, all teams in the division have lost or tied in four […]

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Steelers: Much Ado About Monday Night

By Michael K. Reynolds Monday Night Football may no longer be what it once was back in the day when Howard Cosell was doing the color commentary and even more recently when Bocephus was singing, “Are you ready for some football?” But Monday night still has major importance for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers when they […]

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Steelers vs Jets Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 loss to the hands of the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. First Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R. Cortez Allen, Justin Brown, Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Sean Spence, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, William Gay. – First play from […]

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Potential Start Won’t Necessarily Shape The Season For Daniel McCullers

According to David Todd, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to start rookie sixth-round draft pick Daniel McCullers at nose tackle on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, as previously reported. As I wrote about earlier this week, however, that doesn’t necessarily mean a mountain of playing time for the mountain of a man. Whether or […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Vince Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked like the nickel defense would be their bread and butter entering this season, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. Of course, the long-term injury to Ike Taylor and the demotion of Cortez Allen—the team’s two starting cornerbacks—didn’t make that plan any more accessible. But an equally important issue in […]

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Steelers Could Take A Different Approach Replacing Steve McLendon

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a shoulder injury toward the end of the first half against the Baltimore Ravens in the second game of the season. The injury was reaggravated a few weeks later against the Cleveland Browns, which caused him to miss the next two games, returning for the rematch against the […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Jets

By David Todd After three consecutive wins at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on the road to New York on Sunday and lost in embarrassing fashion to a New York Jets team that had won only once this season. The Steelers turned it over four times and generated none of their own in losing […]

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Steelers Spence, Williams Had Specific Package Roles Sunday Against Jets

Being as Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier has missed quite a few games so far this season with injuries, the team has had to use Sean Spence and Vince Williams in games in order to replace him. During his press conference last Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin wouldn’t reveal his strategy when it comes […]

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Steelers Versus Jets: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 loss to the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. – Although the four turnovers are a big factor in the loss, it can’t be used as the sole excuse. To do so would just be lazy analysis. The offense sputtered even when discounting the turnovers. […]

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Steelers vs Jets – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently riding a three-game winning streak, with each victory more convincing than the last, against seemingly quality opponents. They are three games over .500 for the first time since the middle of the 2012 season, after which they proceeded to drop 11 out of their subsequent 15 games. But they are […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Sean Spence And Vince Williams

Although it’s certainly not new territory for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, they will once again be without the services of their sole rookie starter this year, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is missing his fifth game of the season with a new injury. Both injuries that he has gone through during the regular season […]

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Steelers Vs. Jets: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and hopefully all of you will be able to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday against the New York Jets. As usual, I have a new set of five questions below that I would like you answer thoroughly for me. The first one comes courtesy of David Todd and […]

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Steelers LB Vince Williams Fined $8,268 For Taunting In Ravens Game

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams sure was excited when the defense stopped Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro from scoring a two-point conversion late in the game Sunday night, but that excitement wound up costing him money. According to league reports, Williams was fined $8,268 by the NFL for taunting during the Ravens game. You […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking More Steelers Jets Preview, Week 10 Picks & More Episode

Season 5,Episode 41 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into talking about the heath of the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into their Sunday game against the New York Jets. We also talk about what we expect out of the Jets offense Sunday and how the Steelers might attack the Jets defense with […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. First Half – Tight bunch look on kick coverage. 6×4 formation as opposed to the 5×5 the team normally runs. The unit from left to right: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Shaun Suisham, […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Tuesday, Steelers Jets Preview With Manish Mehta & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 40 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I start off this show by talking about what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his Tuesday press conference. This includes us talking about the injury situation heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, the usage of Vince […]

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Steelers Back To Plan B At Linebacker

It’s not as though they haven’t gotten used to it by now. In fact, over the course of the past several weeks, it’s been the norm. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie starting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier has been ruled out for next week’s game with an ankle injury. That means the mack linebacker position will be once […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Baltimore Ravens in their third consecutive nationally-televised game at Heinz Field on a night when they retired Joe Greene’s jersey. They did Mean Joe proud, throttling the visitors 43-23 to raise their record to 6-3. It wasn’t quite a throwback to the dominating days of the […]

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Steelers Go Footloose: Tomlin Will No Longer Allow Kick Coverage Team To Dance

After Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connected with wide receiver Antonio Brown for a 54-yard touchdown pass Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens to take a commanding 29-10 lead with 14:01 left in the fourth quarter, the kickoff team gave it right back as Jacoby Jones raced 108-yards untouched on the ensuing kick. That special […]

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Report: Ankle Injury Suffered By Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Not Serious

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered an ankle injury Sunday night in the win over the Baltimore Ravens and early reports are suggesting that the injury isn’t serious in nature. According to a Monday report by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Shazier’s ankle sprain is only minor. Shazier, who was spotted wearing a […]

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