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Steelers Vs. Colts: Friday Night Five Questions

Another week has come and gone and I hope it was as good for you as it was for me. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Indianapolis Colts Sunday afternoon so that means we can all take in the early games this week. Being as it is Friday, below are the weekly five questions that […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Thomas Out, Gilbert Doubtful, Shazier Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report of the week is now out and it includes three players listed as being out. As expected, nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm) and safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) will all miss the game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. This will be the third straight game that […]

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Colts Injury Report: WR Reggie Wayne Ruled Out, RB Trent Richardson Questionable

The Indianapolis Colts will be without at least one of their offensive weapons Sunday when they play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field and quite possibly even two. During his Friday talk with the media, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced that veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) will not play Sunday. Wayne, who failed […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Colts Preview, Weekly Picks & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 35 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I dive right into previewing the upcoming game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts and it starts with us going over the injury report from Thursday. Will linebacker Ryan Shazier or safety Shamarko Thomas play this week? We give you our thoughts and more on […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five from left to right. Arthur Moats, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth as the next two. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson continue to make up the […]

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Much Like Their Offense, The Colts Defense Is Also Playing Well

While most of the focus is on the Indianapolis Colts offense heading into the Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, their defense deserves a lot of credit as well for the team’s 5-2 start, as they have more than done their part so far this season. For starters, heading into the Sunday’s game, the Colts […]

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Steelers Special Teams Coach Still Has Confidence In Rookie Dri Archer

One of the reasons why the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Dri Archer in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft is because they thought he would be able to help in the kickoff return game. However, seven games into the 2014 season, that hasn’t happened. During his talk with the media Thursday, special teams […]

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Audio: Week 8 Thursday Interview With David Todd On ESPN 970 Radio

Thursday afternoon I joined David Todd for an interview on his show that can be heard on ESPN 970 Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they head into their Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Indianapolis Colts. We also talk about the play of the defense in the win Monday night in […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Thinks Steelers Offense Can Get Even More Production Out Of Le’Veon Bell

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has already registered 938 yards from scrimmage so far this season, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said recently that he believes the offense can get even more production out of him moving forward. “I don’t think we’ve even used him to his full potential,” Roethlisberger said this week, according […]

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Colts Injury Report: Wayne, Richardson Unable To Practice Again Thursday

The Indianapolis Colts have now submitted their Thursday injury report for the upcoming game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and for a second straight day two of their key players on offense failed to practice. Remaining sidelined Thursday were running back Trent Richardson (hamstring) and wide receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow). As of right now it […]

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Steelers Injury Report: McLendon, Gilbert Still Unable To Practice Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Heinz Field and the daily injury report has just a few minor changes. Not practicing Thursday were nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion). While it’s not looking like McLendon […]

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Steelers Have To Play Keep-away Sunday In Order To Beat Colts

If the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to beat the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Heinz Field, they’re going to have to limit the amount possessions that the opposing offense has during the game. Heading into Sunday’s game, the Colts have possessed the ball an average of 36:56 minutes a game. How amazing is that stat? The […]

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Colts Injury Report: Wayne, Richardson, Doyle Sit Out Wednesday

The Indianapolis Colts have released their first injury report of the week as they prepare to play the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Heinz Field and it shows that four players were unable to practice Wednesday. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow), tackle Gosder Cherilus (not injury related), running back Trent Richardson (hamstring) and tight end Jack […]

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Steelers Injury Report: McLendon, Gilbert Unable To Practice Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers first injury report of the week has now been released and it includes a little bit of bad news. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) wasn’t able to practice Wednesday and while it’s still early in the week, it doesn’t look like he will make it back for the game Sunday at Heinz […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Allowed To Take Part In Individual Drills Wednesday

While he’s not going to play this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, veteran Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is back practicing once again on a limited basis. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Taylor did individual drills Wednesday. It was his first practice of any kind since breaking his forearm in the Week […]

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Colts Could Be Without WR Reggie Wayne Sunday Against Steelers

There’s a chance that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck might be without one of his weapons Sunday at Heinz Field when he takes on the Pittsburgh Steelers as veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne is currently dealing with an elbow injury suffered this past Sunday. Wayne was reportedly not practicing Wednesday during the portion of practice that […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Problems On Offense, Colts Game Preview With Phil Wilson & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 34 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I start this show off by going back in time to remember the last time the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Indianapolis Colts in 2011. The Steelers won that game 23-20, but so much has changed for both of these two […]

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Colts Open As 1.5-Point Road Favorites Against Steelers

Despite the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans Monday night, oddsmakers have installed the Indianapolis Colts as 1.5 point favorites over them in the game scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday. The Colts have won five straight games since opening the season with back to back losses to the Denver Broncos and the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier, S Shamarko Thomas Might Be Back For Colts Game

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers playing on Monday night they will have one less day to prepare for their Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts. Short week and all, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Tuesday that the team is relatively healthy heading into that game. During his weekly press conference, Tomlin said once again that […]

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Kelvin Beachum Unsettled Against The Oakland Raiders

By Matthew Marczi Last week, for some reason, I felt that Kelvin Beachum was starting to settle in at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it turns out that probably had a lot to do with the soft Baltimore Ravens defense. He struggled a fair bit last week going up against the Oakland Raiders, […]

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A Few Bright Spots From Cody Wallace Against The Raiders

By Matthew Marczi When Cody Wallace was forced into the game due to the injuries to Ramon Foster and Guy Whimper, it was certainly alarming—not simply because it meant the Pittsburgh Steelers were down two linemen, but also because we had never seen Wallace play before and did not know what he offered. While he […]

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Le’Veon Bell Still Has Work To Do In Pass Protection

By Matthew Marczi Before the season started, the main point of discussion being tossed around with regard to Le’Veon Bell and his ability to get on the field right away was how quickly he would be able to acclimate himself to picking up the blitz in passing situations. Of course, as it turned out, it […]

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Highlights and Lowlights For Ike Taylor In The Black Hole

By Matthew Marczi Even though Ike Taylor has not surrendered a touchdown yet during the 2013 season, the veteran cornerback is not having one of his most consistent seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Through seven games, he has surrendered 30 receptions on 46 targets, or nearly two-thirds of the time he is targeted. This past […]

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Three-Play Sequence Highlights David DeCastro’s Growth In Pass Protection

By Matthew Marczi Although it ultimately sputtered out thanks to a missed field goal courtesy of Shaun Suisham and his former holder, Zoltan Mesko, the final drive of the first half was a productive one for the Pittsburgh Steelers in one respect: it provided a microscopic look into the macroscopic growth that guard David DeCastro […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora The weekly breakdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Starting kick coverage in no particular order. Terence Garvin, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Will Johnson, Stevenson Sylvester, Jarvis Jones, Will Allen, Antwon Blake, Cortez Allen, and William Gay. – On kick returns. Garvin, […]

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2013 NFL Week 8 TOX Stats

Week 8 is now way behind us and Week 9 gets underway in just a little bit. Below are your weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. We knew a correction had to be on the way and we finally got one as the teams with a plus two TOX stat or […]

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