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Steelers Really Need FB Will Johnson Back For Bengals Game

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ran down his list of injured players Tuesday during his press conference, fullback Will Johnson wasn’t included. While there hasn’t been much good news concerning the Steelers over the course of the last several days, the news that Johnson might just be able to play Monday night is […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi One of the first things that I took notice of early on was just how frequently Todd Haley varied his personnel from play to play. On first down, he went with the 12 personnel with Isaac Redman the lone back and David Paulson lined up to the right of Kelvin Beachum, who […]

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2013 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

As usual, I will once again be tracking the TOX stats throughout the 2013 NFL season. This is simple stat, but its 80% win track record is hard to ignore. In case you need a refresher, the TOX stat is a measure of how many explosive plays (20-plus yards) teams create minus how many they […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Titans

By David Todd The Steelers lost their season opener to the Tennessee Titans 16-9 Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers took a 2-0 lead on the opening kickoff when the Titans Darius Reynaud downed the opening kickoff in the end zone after initially taking possession in the field of play and then didn’t score again […]

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Steeler Fans, Do Your Job!

NOTE FROM DAVE: I normally don’t take outside submissions, but Srdan Nisic politely asked me to post this if I have room. Be nice to each other in the comments. By Srdan Nisic Following an embarrassing performance at the home opener, Steelers fans are searching for answers to fix our beloved team.  Is this coaching […]

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Rankings Be Damned – Steelers Defense Still Lacks Splash

The next time Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor decides to do an interview, I sure hope he leaves defensive rankings and stats out of it. Don’t get me wrong, I like Taylor as both a player and an individual, but the primitive rankings narrative has run its course. When the week one games are completed […]

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Mike Tomlin Failed To Live Up To The Standard In Loss To Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin always talks about the standard being the standard and in the Sunday season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, he, like most of his players, failed to live up to that standard. Below are a few issues I have with Tomlin’s coaching on Sunday and a few of them […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Titans Recap, Injuries, Tomlin Poor Decisions & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 18 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I certainly have a lot to talk about following the Pittsburgh Steelers season opening loss Sunday to the Tennessee Titans. We start things off by recapping the injuries and the roster moves that are forthcoming as a result. As far […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 1

Below are the snaps counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers season opener against the Tennessee Titans and as far as the rookies go, linebacker Jarvis Jones saw 31 snaps on defense for starters. Marcus Wheaton played seven snaps on offense and Shamarko Thomas even got into the game for 10 snaps after Cortez Allen went down […]

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Steelers Loss To Titans: Hard to Find A Silver Lining

By Jeremy Hritz It’s agonizingly difficult to find a silver lining in Sunday’s defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Titans, and even upon an extremely close analysis, there may only be a thread of optimism that can be found, and that is in the fact that there are still 15 games left to play. […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Winners And Losers – Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their 2013 season opener Sunday at Heinz Field to the Tennessee Titans and in a game that included only a few plays worth cheering about, here are my winners and losers from week one. WINNERS: Jerricho Cotchery – While he only caught four passes in the game for 34 yards, Cotchery […]

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Report: Steelers K Shaun Suisham Could Be Sidelined A Few Weeks By Hamstring Injury

While the hamstring injury suffered Sunday during pregame warm-ups by Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham is not expected to put him out for the season, Mike Garafalo of FOX Sports 1 reports via Twitter that it could keep him out a few weeks. Steelers K Shaun Suisham's hamstring injury could keep him out a few […]

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Report: Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling Suffered A Torn ACL Sunday

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 on Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a suffered a torn ACL in the Sunday season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans. More bad news for the Steelers: RB LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a torn ACL today. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 9, 2013 Stephens-Howling was […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Post Game Press Conference Transcript Following Titans Loss

Coach Tomlin: Obviously a disappointing opener. Enough misery to go around in all three phases. Unacceptable performance. I won’t accept it. This team better not accept it. We’ve got some work to do. We sustained some injuries in the game but really not an excuse. The guys that played had opportunities, and we didn’t play […]

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AFC North Teams Go Winless In Week 1

The AFC North certainly isn’t what it used to be, at least after the first week of the 2013 season, as all four teams are 0-1 heading into the second week of the season. The Baltimore Ravens started things off with their 49-27  loss in the 2013 season opener to the Denver Broncos and the […]

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Larry Foote’s Injury Could Open The Door For Return Of McFadden, Sylvester

By Matthew Marczi With the news that Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote may very well be lost for  the rest of the season followed a ruptured bicep suffered in the team’s opening game loss to the Tennessee Titans, there may very well be a roster move in the near future to bring back one […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Tennessee Titans – Second Half Recap

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping for a better, and less unusual second half as they receive the kickoff to open the third quarter. The Steelers scored their only points in the first half on the opening kickoff with a bizarre safety and trail 7-2, with the Tennessee Titans punching it into the […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Tore His MCL & ACL; LB Larry Foote Ruptured Bicep

The Pittsburgh Steelers have likely lost center Maurkice Pouncey and linebacker Larry Foote for the season as both will require surgery because of injuries suffered in the season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans. Pouncey tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee in the first quarter and Foote ruptured a bicep in […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Leaves Game With Biceps Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers players are dropping like flies today and now linebacker Larry Foote is out of the game with a biceps injury. If you are keeping score of the injuries at home, the Steelers have also lost Maurkice Pouncey (knee), Cortez Allen (ankle) and LaRod Stephens-Howling (knee) to injuries. Kion Wilson replaced Foote at […]

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Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling Out Of Game With Knee injury

The injuries continue to pile up for the Pittsburgh Steelers as backup running back LaRod Stephens-Howling is now out of the game with a right knee injury. Stephens-Howling replaced starter Isaac Redman, who fumbled twice in the first half. Felix Jones is now the next man up at running back if Redman is not put […]

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Pittsburgh Steelers Versus Tennessee Titans – First Half Recap

The Pittsburgh Steelers open the 2013 regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans, looking to snap a streak of having lost their last two season openers. The Steelers have won their last 10 home openers, however, and this game is at Heinz Field, which bodes well for the outcome. There were possibly a couple […]

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Carted Off With Right Knee Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been carted off with a right knee injury early in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Pouncey was rolled up on by guard David DeCastro, who was visibly upset after the play. Kelvin Beachum will now take over at center as Cody Wallace is inactive for the game. […]

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Steelers Week 1 Inactives Include Good News And A Few Surprises

The Pittsburgh Steelers inactive list for their season opener against the Tennessee Titans included a few surprises as well as some good news. Fullback Will Johnson, who has been battling a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale, is active for the game and that’s certainly great news. As far as surprises go, […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Titans – Week 1 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers kickoff their 2013 season Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger –  32 attempts, 20 completions, 250 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception. Roethlisberger should hit the […]

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Mike Tomlin Looking For A Better Ratio Out Of Ziggy Hood This Year

Should an extension not be announced for Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood by the time kickoff rolls around, he will most definitely be a restricted free agent following the season. Last season, Hood started in all 16 contests and matched a career-high with three sacks and set a new single-season career-high with 40 tackles. […]

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Steelers Can’t Take Titans QB Jake Locker Lightly

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker will finally get his first crack at facing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Heinz Field and while he has developed slow, the Titans are playing to his strengths as heads into his third season. After studying him a bit this past week, the Steelers can’t take him lightly as I […]

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