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Steelers Injury Report: G David DeCastro Still Sidelined On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now submitted their Thursday injury report and it includes a few changes from the one issued Wednesday. Not practicing again on Thursday were guard David DeCastro (ankle) and cornerback Curtis Brown (not injury related). As far as DeCastro goes, there still seems to be hope that he will be able to […]

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Situation With CB Curtis Brown Starting To Look Similar To That Of Limas Sweed

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report included third-year cornerback Curtis Brown as not practicing and it was not because of an injury. Being as he has been inactive for the last two games, you have to wonder now how much longer he will remain on the roster or if there is something else going on […]

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A Steelers Nightmare: Tom Brady With His Finger On The Snuff Button

By Michael K Reynolds Even the five hopeless optimists left in Steelers Nation would have to agree: This Sunday’s game is the last gasp of playoff hopes for the Black and Gold. And what could be more troubling for Steelers fans than the notion of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with his finger on the snuff […]

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Steelers May Have Shown Their Hand On Plans For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones’ demotion effectively occurred at the 6:56 mark in the second quarter of the team’s loss this past Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. This was the 1st and 10 run from the Raiders’ 40-yard line in which Jones lost outside contain and allowed Darren McFadden to gain […]

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Pro Football Focus Ranks David DeCastro Third Overall Among Guards

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard David DeCastro has reportedly been getting around this week on an ankle sprain without so much as a limp, according to various beat reporters’ accounts on Twitter. That could certainly lead to good news for a Pittsburgh team in dire need of quality offensive line play if he […]

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Patriots Injury Report: 11 Players Limited On Wednesday

The Wednesday injury report for the New England Patriots is now out and it includes several players listed as being limited as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers this coming Sunday. Limited Wednesday were wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), running back Brandon Bolden (knee), tackle Marcus Cannon (shoulder), wide receiver […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G David DeCastro And WR Markus Wheaton Listed As Not Practicing

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Wednesday as they now get ready to play the New England Patriots this coming Sunday. The first injury report of the week is now out. Guard David DeCastro (ankle), nose tackle Steve McLendon (illness), cornerback Curtis Brown (not injury related) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) […]

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Timmons Says Pryor TD Run Was On Him

During a Monday night interview with Pittsburgh Steelers sideline reporter Craig Wolfley, linebacker Lawrence Timmons took responsibility for not properly defending the 93-yard touchdown run Sunday by Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor on the first play from scrimmage. “That was on me, for sure,” Timmons said. “I was so zoned in on the dive (Pryor’s […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser, Time Management & Patriots With Ben Volin Episode

Season 4, Episode 39 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I first go over injuries before turning our attention to what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his weekly press conference. Once again, we get into the time management issues at the end of the […]

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Steelers Likely To Continue To Face Clock Management Issues

By David Todd The Steelers made a minimum of three mistakes in the last 2:44 of their 21-18 loss to the Raiders Sunday. One was a bonehead play by the quarterback, the others were made by the coaching staff. Clock management was the primary concern and rightly so. I wrote about it here and my […]

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Steelers Will Have To Decide 2013 Fate Of LB Sean Spence Before Next Week

All eyes will be on Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Sean Spence this week as the team must make a decision as to his 2013 status before Week 10. Spence, who injured a hand upon his return to the practice field in Week 7, must be placed on the 53 man roster, waived, or put on […]

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Steelers Opt To Punt On Special Teams Woes

By Matthew Marczi To the surprise of exactly nobody, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected yesterday to waive punter Zoltan Mesko after seven games, replacing him with veteran free agent punter Mat McBriar, hoping to punt on their recent special teams woes. The Steelers, of course, brought in Mesko after the New England Patriots released him upon […]

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Tomlin Hasn’t Ruled Out Changing Punters This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers punter Zoltan Mesko had another rocky performance Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed that Tuesday during his weekly press conference when asked about it. “With Mesko, the punting has been very similar to how it’s been the previous weeks and really how I kind of […]

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Mike Tomlin Says Jarvis Jones Is Not Doing Enough Detailed Work Right Now

The latest depth chart released Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers revealed that Jason Worilds had overtaken rookie Jarvis Jones as the starting right outside linebacker. Head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the demotion of the Steelers first-round draft pick during his weekly press conference. “He’s just not doing enough detailed work right now and really, […]

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Steelers Injury Report: David DeCastro And Guy Whimper Might Be Able To Play Against Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon and he updated the injury report heading into the week as the team prepares to take on the New England Patriots this Sunday,. Tomlin said wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) is being evaluated to determine his level of participation this week in […]

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Jason Worilds Listed Ahead Of Jarvis Jones On Latest Steelers Depth Chart

There was one change made on the latest depth chart released Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers as Jason Worilds is now listed as the first-team right outside linebacker ahead of rookie Jarvis Jones. Jones didn’t play well this past Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders as he failed to properly contain quarterback Terrelle […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro, “I’ll Do My Best To Get Back As Soon As Possible”

The right ankle injury suffered Sunday by Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders will more than likely prevent him from playing this coming Sunday against the New England Patriots. DeCastro, who was rolled up on from behind in the third quarter Sunday as a result of a block […]

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Steelers Still On Pace To Set New Franchise Low In Rushing Yardage

Through their first seven games of the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have just 481 yards rushing and that is the worst seven game start the franchise has ever had. After the Steelers ran for a season-high 141 yards against the Baltimore Ravens, things were looking up, but their 35 yard team-rushing output in the […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Is On A Record Pace Through Seven Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to a 2-5 start through seven games played and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on both a career and franchise record pace. Those records, however, are ones that the Steelers don’t want him breaking as it involves the amount of times he’s been sacked in a single season. Heading into the […]

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Steelers Likely To Use Yet Another Different Starting Offensive Line Combination Against Patriots

While we still don’t know the status of Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro, who suffered an ankle injury Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders, it probably is a good bet he will miss the next game against the New England Patriots. Should that indeed wind up being the case, the Steelers will […]

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Ryan Clark Has No Regrets For His Hit On Victor Cruz

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark has no regrets for the hit that he put on New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz in the end zone this past Sunday, and he even thinks that it might have gotten into the head of Cruz in addition. Clark, who was unjustly flagged for the hit when the […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown – New York Giants – Week 9

Below is the week 9 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the New York Giants For a team that rushed for 158 yards you would think that the run blocking would have been consistently good. Don\’t get me wrong, there were several plays were the blocking was excellent as a unit that […]

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Animated Gif: Steelers Offensive Line & Tight End Heath Miller Help Convert Key 3rd Down

One of the most important runs that the Pittsburgh Steelers had Sunday in their win over the New York Giants came on their final scoring drive when they were faced with a third down and 2 situation from the Giants 9 yard-line with 5:03 left in the game. The Steelers were down 3 points at […]

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Steelers Giants Week 9 Defensive Participation Chart

Below are the defensive player play counts and the participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 9 game against the New York Giants. We also are including down, time of play and yards gained to better help you identify the play. The Steelers did not use the dime at all this week. They were in […]

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Steelers Giants Week 9 Offensive Participation Chart

Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 9 win over the New York Giants. Player Notes: Hurray for the offensive line making it through another game without issues. The wide receiver group did have issues which led to Jerricho Cotchery receiving a lot of playing time thanks […]

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Animated Gif Breakdown: Steelers CB Keenan Lewis Bails Out Exposed Defense

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis had a great game against the New York Giants on Sunday and that performance included three defensed passes, all three of which came in the first quarter. The last one is the one that I want to focus in on in this breakdown as it was really a heads up […]

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