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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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Stats Aren’t Everything – Woodley Played Well Against The Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley didn’t register any official stats in the loss to the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday, so according to many, he had a bad game. While Woodley did fail to register a sack in the game, he did register three and a half quarterback hurries and three had positive outcomes as […]

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2013 NFL Week 8 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Below are the ANY/A differential stats through the week eight games and while the Pittsburgh Steelers are back in positive territory, the offense has regressed. While the defensive ANY/A number has improved slightly, it shows the fault of this stat as it does not take into account rushing stats. While the Steelers defense only allowed […]

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The Four Plays Against The Raiders That Got Jarvis Jones Demoted

For now, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones has lost the starting right outside linebacker job back to Jason Worilds as he was officially demoted on the depth chart on Tuesday. Jones play Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders was the reason for the demotion and in reality, you can boil it down […]

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Woodley Not To Blame For Failing To Contain Pryor On Long TD Run

During his talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley said that it wasn’t his responsibility to contain Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor on the 93-yard touchdown run to start the game. According to him, he was responsible for the dive back. Woodley acknowledges that it wasn't his responsibility to contain Pryor […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Oakland Raiders in Sunday’s loss. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 1st and 10, 1:19 1st. 21 (2 RBs 1 TE) personnel. Six blocking vs a five man rush. Raiders blitz the WILL and MIKE while dropping the strong […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Raiders

By David Todd After starting the season 0-4 the Steelers have faced a string of must-win games in an attempt to stay relevant and in contention for a possible playoff spot. After winning two of those, they faltered Sunday losing to the Oakland Raiders 21-18 at O.co Colesium in Oakland. As has been the case […]

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Wanna Get Away? Danny Smith Probably Does

By Matthew Marczi What was the worst game that the Pittsburgh Steelers have had in recent memory on special teams in which the opposing team did not score a touchdown? Was it this one? If you said yes, I would not put up much of an argument. Some of the mistakes were obvious—glaring, even. Kicker […]

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Officials Got Illegal Touching Call On Antwon Blake Correct

The illegal touching called on Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Antwon Blake following the second quarter punt by Zoltan Mesko against the Oakland Raiders was certainly a big play in the game and a few people have asked me if I could make an animated gif of it. I have done just that and have watched […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert And G David DeCastro Receive Top Offensive Grades For Play Against Raiders

Before he went down with a right ankle injury in the third quarter, Pittsburgh Steelers right guard DavId DeCastro was on track to have another great game, according to the game rankings released Monday by Pro Football Focus. DeCastro had the best run blocking grade of any of the Steelers offensive linemen in the loss […]

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel And S Troy Polamalu Receive Top Defensive Grades For Play Against Raiders

According to Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel and safety Troy Polamalu graded out as the best players on defense Sunday in the 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders. As I wrote in my “winners and losers” post, Keisel got off to a slow start in the game but bounced back nicely […]

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Wasted Timeout Aside, Where Was The Urgency Earlier In The Drive?

While it is easy to point to the wasted timeout by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger late in the loss to the Oakland Raiders as a bad time management situation, the offense also wasted another 44 seconds a few plays earlier in that same drive that nobody seems to be talking about. Following the nine […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Thought Five Yards Were More Important Than Timeout

With 1:51 left in the Sunday loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed a short pass to running back Le’Veon Bell, who went out of bounds for a seven yard gain. With the game clock stopped at 1:43, Roethlisberger lobbied for a horse-collar penalty, but in doing so, he lost precious […]

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