Week 4

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Contract Details For Steelers LB James Harrison

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed linebacker James Harrison on Tuesday and we now have the financials of the deal thanks to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harrison signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum and included in that was a $65,000 signing bonus. The contract qualifies for the minimum…


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Steelers Leap Up Eight Spots In ESPN Weekly Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Steelers 37-19 win over the Carolina Panthers Sunday night must have been very impressive to those responsible for formulating the ESPN.com power rankings as the black and gold jumped up eight spots this week after dropping seven spots the previous week following their Thursday night loss in Week…






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Tomlin Looking At All Options When It Comes To Nickel Sub-Package

With veteran cornerback Ike Taylor now sidelined for several weeks with a broken right forearm, William Gay will start opposite Cortez Allen in the Pittsburgh Steelers base defense. When it comes to the Steelers nickel sub-package, however, there appears to be some uncertainty as to who the third cornerback will…


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Tomlin Says Moats Will Start, Harrison’s Role Yet To Be Determined

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially announced the signing of veteran outside linebacker James Harrison on Tuesday and during his weekly press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin discussed the decision along with what the initial plan will be with him. “Really, it’s a simple and easy decision for us,” said Tomlin about…



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Troy Polamalu And Calculated Risks

By Matthew Marczi The clearest sign that Troy Polamalu is back to being Troy Polamalu is to watch where he lines up on short-yardage plays. When he is healthy, he is typically up against the line or bursting through a hole off the snap on critical, drive-changing snaps. The last…


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David DeCastro Continues Improving

By Matthew Marczi Earlier in the season, I was among the many who expressed concern over David DeCastro and what seemed to be his lack of development in his second season, in which strength even appeared to be an issue. Fortunately, however, his play has continued to rise since then,…


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Taking A Look At Vince Williams’ First Career Start

By Matthew Marczi Although Vince Williams had somewhat of a rocky game against the Minnesota Vikings, it is fair to point out that it was, of course, his first career start, and just the third game of his career (he was inactive in the season opener). Since that last game,…


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Will Johnson Making Limited Reps Count

By Matthew Marczi Fullback Will Johnson only saw 10 snaps in the last game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, for one reason or another, but when he did see the field, he generally made it count. Based on the way the team has been using him, however, I am not sure…


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Cortez Allen Threatened With Demotion After Poor Outing

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen entered the 2013 season targeted as a player ‘on the ascent’, both within the organization and on the outside, perceived as a possible breakout player after a supposed explosion of turnovers late last season that was taken as a clear sign of…


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Heath Miller Playing His Way Back Into Blocking Form

By Matthew Marczi The return of tight end Heath Miller to the lineup has been a big boost for the Pittsburgh Steelers, not only in terms of his ability to contribute to the receiving game, but, perhaps especially, in terms of what he brings as a blocker, in comparison to…