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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Outside of some early struggles in defending the run, trying to contain Michael Vick, and one really bad pass play, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense actually had a pretty respectable game against the New York Jets. The home team only put up 20 points total, which was aided by four turnovers from the Steelers’ offense and […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Daniel McCullers

If you follow this site, then you’ve no doubt heard that rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is reportedly in line to make his first career start—assuming the Pittsburgh Steelers open in their base defense—on Monday night. If he does start, then that means nose tackle Steve McLendon will be sitting out to rest his injured […]

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Steelers vs Jets First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 20-13 loss to the New York Jets. The Jets gave Percy Harvin an end around on the first play of the game. Arthur Moats played too shallow of an angle and allowed Harvin to get to the outside. Mike […]

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Tomlin Says Late Leap Over Jets Line By Mitchell Was ‘Not Professional’

During his Monday press conference, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called the late-game dive over the line of scrimmage by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell a “bush league” move. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin pretty much agreed with Ryan. “It was not professional, I’ll say that,” Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference. “Mike […]

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Jets Offensive Linemen Not Happy About Late Leap By Mike Mitchell

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell paid homage to injured teammate Troy Polamalu late in the game Sunday against the New York Jets and that didn’t go over too well with the several of the opposing team’s offensive linemen. With the Jets in “victory formation” with a 20-13 lead Sunday, Mitchell attempted to leap over the […]

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Jets Injury Report: CB Darrin Walls Ruled Out For Steelers Game

The New York Jets final injury report of the week has 16 players listed on it, but only one is expected to miss the game Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not practicing again Friday and officially ruled out for Sunday is cornerback Darrin Walls (calf). While wide receiver Jeremy […]

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Jets Injury Report: CB Darrin Walls Remains Sidelined Thursday

The New York Jets will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at MetLife Stadium and their Thursday injury report shows that several players that sat out Wednesday have now returned to practice. Not practicing Thursday were wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (not injury related) and cornerback Darrin Walls (calf). Kerley is a new addition to the injury […]

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Jets Injury Report: CB Darrin Walls Unlikely To Play Against Steelers

The New York Jets have released their first injury report of the week as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at MetLife stadium and it shows four players failing to practice Wednesday. Tackle Breno Giacomini (illness), defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (illness), cornerback Darrin Walls (calf) and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (illness) all sat […]

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Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert Finding His Place At Right Tackle

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert may have struggled through the first two games of the season somewhat, particularly in pass protection, where he was beaten for a pair of sacks in both of those contests. This was following a brand new long-term contract, to go along with some improved play showcased during the season, […]

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Ramon Foster Hoping To Rejoin Emerging Offensive Line

Ramon Foster has started more games for the Pittsburgh Steelers than anybody along the offensive line since he joined the team as a rookie undrafted free agent in 2009. Of course, he is also the oldest and longest-tenured lineman among the starters—but he had never officially been a starter until the 2013 season. Still, he […]

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Ramon Helps Foster Winning Mentality In Young Teammates

We’re finally approaching the end of July, and that means at long last that the Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be heading to Latrobe to begin the 2014 edition of training camp, where many of this offseason’s maneuvers will finally begin to take shape. Steelers guard Ramon Foster spoke to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly yesterday […]

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DeCastro, Pouncey Hope To See Much More Of Each Other On The Field

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and right guard David DeCastro are entering their third season together as teammates, yet the pair of first-round draft selections have only played 146 meaningful snaps together in that time. Since DeCastro was drafted in 2012, the Steelers have played approximately 2150 snaps of offensive football across the past two […]

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Replacing A Championship Roster – Willie Colon To Marcus Gilbert

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Stands To Gain Most From Mike Munchak Hiring

If there’s one Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman that should be ecstatic that Mike Munchak was hired during the offseason, it’s likely tackle Marcus Gilbert. While he’s nowhere close to being considered a bust since being drafted in the second-round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Steelers, Gilbert certainly hasn’t lived up to expectations just […]

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Ramon Foster A Natural Leader

Pittsburgh Steelers former undrafted offensive lineman Ramon Foster has managed to find his way into the starting lineup, one way or another, since his rookie season in 2009, when he started four games in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu. In his second season, he took over the starting right guard spot late in the […]

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Steelers Lineup Turnover 2014 – Left Tackle

When you look back just to the start of last season and project the starting lineup that the Pittsburgh Steelers can be expected to field when they resume play in September, you’ll see that they’ve undergone quite a bit of change. Certainly more than usual. With two exceptions—Heath Miller and Le’Veon Bell—the changes to the […]

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Do Recent Struggles Merit A Change In Draft Strategy?

Last week, Andy Benoit of Monday Morning Quarterback posted an article entitled “Time for a New Approach in Pittsburgh?”, regarding the team’s draft strategy, particularly since general manager Kevin Colbert has been in charge. He writes in the article that “the most interesting team to watch in this year’s draft will be the Steelers. Come […]

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Steelers Draft History Under Tomlin – Offensive Tackle

With the 2014 NFL Draft coming up in a bit, and having finished taking stock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, it’s now time to look back and see how the team assembled the roster they currently have through the draft. It would be most simple to set a dividing line at 2007, the year Mike […]

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Steelers Need Answers To The Questions At Offensive Tackle This Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering a season with a lot of questions, as everybody who follows the team knows. Sometimes the most perplexing questions are the ones that you may already have the answer to, but are unsure. That is where the Steelers are when it comes to their offensive line, or more specifically, their […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Fourth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Although the fourth round of the draft still allows for some river boat gambling by NFL front offices, it’s the beginning of the talent level where players are expected to at least provide quality depth to team rosters. The Pittsburgh Steelers have excelled in the top rounds of the draft and […]

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Steelers Might Be Best Served To Treat Jason Worilds In 2014 Like They Did Max Starks In 2008

On Sunday at the annual NFL owner’s meetings in Orlando, FL, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke about outside linebacker Jason Worilds and how he is best suited to play on the left side, and how he’s happy with the way he’s progressed since they drafted him. While Worilds did have a career year […]

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Former Steelers G Willie Colon And His Injury Bug Get One More Year With The Jets

Much like the Energizer Bunny, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon keeps going and going, and going. On Wednesday, Colon re-signed with the New York Jets and the Hofstra product will get his wish to remain near is hometown of the Bronx. Colon, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round […]

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Former Steeler Willie Colon Will Hit The Open Market

According to Rich Cimini writing for ESPN New York, the New York Jets intend to let free agent offensive lineman and former Pittsburgh Steeler Willie Colon hit the open market after playing out his one-year contract. Colon, drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 draft by Pittsburgh, played there for the first seven seasons […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Drafting The Tall Wide Receiver

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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On Steve McLendon: Right Man For The Job Versus Right Job For The Man

It would be hard to argue that there’s a better candidate on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster right now to play nose tackle than Steve McLendon. After all, that is why the team signed him to a three-year contract last offseason. And when all was said and done, the run statistics suggest that by and large, […]

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End Of Combine Means It’s Now Contract Restructure Time For The Steelers

Now that the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine is over, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will return to the Southside to finish up his job of getting the team salary cap compliant by March 11, the start of the new league year. When you look back at the way the 2013 offseason transpired, this week […]

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