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Steelers To Use Brice McCain As Nickel Cornerback Against Buccaneers

With cornerback Ike Taylor sidelined several weeks with a broken forearm,  William Gay will start opposite Cortez Allen in the Pittsburgh Steelers base defense. However, starting Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Antwon Blake is not expected to be the third cornerback in the game. #Steelers Brice McCain will be third CB vs. Tampa Bay. […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers play host to the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers this afternoon, coming off a Pyrrhic victory that saw the team win by 18 points, but finish down three starters on defense. Of course, the team was well on its way to 0-4 by this time last year, so the 2-1 start is certainly […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Perhaps nobody was in more dire need of a rebound game for the Pittsburgh Steelers than inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, whose missed tackles through the first two games contributed to a slow start for the defense. But he did have a much better performance last week against the Carolina Panthers, both in pass protection and […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G Ramon Foster Questionable For Buccaneers Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have no wrapped up their Friday practice in preparation for the Sunday game against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the final injury report is now out. Status report for @Steelers: Ike Taylor, Ryan Shazier are out; Ramon Foster (ankle) questionable; everybody else is probable — Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) September 26, 2014 […]

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Dick LeBeau Says Cortez Allen Needs To Show His Ball Skills During Games

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen certainly isn’t off to a great start this season. Since he signed his new five-year deal worth in excess of $26 million just prior to the start of the regular season, the former fourth-round draft pick has allowed 11 catches for 126 yards along with an embarrassing touchdown to Carolina […]

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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. The Steelers opened the game in the 12 personnel, with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth lined up off the right side. That’s already different. On second down, after a penalty, the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Ramon Foster, Dri Archer Both Practice Fully Wednesday

The 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 0-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at Heinz Field and the first official injury report of the week is now out. Not practicing Wednesday were wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury […]

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Steelers Have No Replacement For Ike Taylor’s Size

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost the services of three defensive starters on Sunday night to a unit that has been giving up 24 points per game as it is, despite the fact that the offense has put up 30 points twice now in three games. One of those starters going down to injury is rookie inside […]

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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 be. After Taylor left the […]

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Ike Taylor Must Race The Clock To Stay A Steeler

By Melanie Friedlander, MD, FACS The Pittsburgh Steelers defense came home from North Carolina having played their part in a dominant win over the Panthers, but it came at a terrible price.  3 starters went down within 7 snaps a mere 5 minutes into the second half (sounds like a math problem, but that will come […]

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Improved Tackling Leads To Improved Defense For Steelers

There was a time when any more than a modest handful of missed tackles was a sloppy game for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense under Dick LeBeau. But that’s now considered a good day at the office, and Sunday night’s victory over the Carolina Panthers was just such a day. Missed tackles have been plaguing this […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Three vs. Panthers

By Michael K. Reynolds Before the bright lights of Sunday’s nationally broadcast game against the Carolina Panthers, the young and heavily remodeled Pittsburgh Steelers might have given the league and their fans a glimpse into a fabulous future. No. The defense wasn’t perfect and Carolina’s offense isn’t exactly explosive. But this was a dominating running […]

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Roster Moves Forthcoming For Steelers Following Sunday Night Injuries

Due to the numerous injuries suffered on the defensive side of the football Sunday night by the Pittsburgh Steelers during their road win against the Carolina Panthers, there’s sure to be some shuffling of personnel and the roster early this week. With starting cornerback Ike Taylor likely to go on injured reserve after breaking his […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cortez Allen

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen was signed to a new contract on the eve of the start of the 2014 season in a move no doubt prompted by the very real concern that they had virtually no cornerbacks signed through the 2015 season. Both Ike Taylor and William Gay are in the final years of […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Further evidence to support the Steve McLendon Is a Nose Tackle support group. On the first play of the half, he beat center Jeremy Zuttah to put pressure on Joe Flacco, forcing him to […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the game with a long drive that ended with a Justin Brown fumble. The Baltimore Ravens proceed to embark on an 85-yard touchdown drive that remains the difference, as the Steelers trail 10-3 heading into the second half. The Ravens received the ball to begin the second half after deferring to start the game. Shaun […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers came out of Week One with a victory and Baltimore Ravens with a loss, they both turned in performances they’d like to forget and move on from. The Steelers relinquished a 24-point halftime lead to the Cleveland Browns before eking out a last-second victory on a field goal, while the Ravens had to come back […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Second Half – Browns’ first run. Overpursue by Lawrence Timmons. Needs to play inside out. Running back cuts the run back. Ryan Shazier missed the tackle and it turns into a big gain. – Browns have two receivers stacked. Steelers […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick return unit: The five players that made up the front line. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. The next two had Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Forming the […]

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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: William Gay

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers announced William Gay’s name with the starting defense, considering how frequently the defense has come to rely on him in the nickel, the veteran cornerback only played a comparative handful of snaps. The Steelers largely stayed in their base defense with the Cleveland Browns finding success on the ground despite […]

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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Kick Coverage Units

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers had a few too many penalties on special teams, their special teams units overall contributed positively to a winning effort, even if their kick return game was lacking. There was, of course, Shaun Suisham’s three-for-three field goal performance, including the game-winner, and punter Brad Wing’s 43-yard plus average on his […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns

By David Todd “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring […]

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Steelers Film Room: CB William Gay Shows Great Recognition Against Browns

Good football players possess the ability to learn from their mistakes. In addition to that, being able to recognize something from one play during a game and recognize the same thing later on in a game is a characteristic that very few players possess and exhibit on a consistent basis. During the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 […]

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Steelers Le’Veon Bell, William Gay Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Browns

Pro Football Focus has released their initial player grades for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 30-27 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns and they do not include any big surprises. On offense, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (4.7) graded out as the best player on offense. Bell produced 197 yards of total offense via 21 […]

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Steelers Versus Browns: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Unfortunately, the way NFL Rewind is set up, I’m not able to watch the All-22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns until Wednesday at noon. With the Steelers playing on Thursday, the timetable is not kind. Dave is going to need to get me some of his iced […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Winners And Losers From Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to win their 2014 regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Fell free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed. Winners: […]

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