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Steelers Undrafted Rookie DE Brian Arnfelt Dresses For Bengals Game

With both defensive end Brett Keisel and nose tackle Steve McLendon sidelined by injuries for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, undrafted rookie free agent defensive end Brian Arnfelt will dress for the game. So how many snaps can we expect the Northwestern product to play? I think the answer to […]

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Fan Favorite Brian Arnfelt’s Promotion Could Be A Short One

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers quietly announced yesterday afternoon that they promoted rookie undrafted free agent defensive end Brian Arnfelt from the practice squad to the active roster, releasing linebacker Kion Wilson in the process. They did so quietly, of course, because it really is an insignificant move, and very well could be a […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Dolphins

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Miami Dolphins. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE – Kick return unit. No order. Antwon Blake, Terence Garvin, Stevenson Sylvester, Chris Carter, and Vince Williams as the front five. Michael Palmer/David Paulson the next two, Al Woods/Cam Heyward forming the wedge, and Jonathan […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Keisel Out; McLendon Questionable; Polamalu Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report for their Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals is now out and it shows only one player listed as out. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) did not practice again on Friday and he will miss a second consecutive game due to a foot problem that has plagued him […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Sanders Added As Limited; McLendon, Polamalu Sit Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice as they prepare to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night and the latest injury report includes one new addition. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) was added Thursday as being limited in practice, so that warrants keeping an eye on moving through the end of […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Beachum Practices; Gilbert, Keisel, Hood, McLendon, Polamalu All Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field and the first practice report for the week is now out. Not practicing on Wednesday were tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder). Video from […]

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Steelers Sign DE Hall Davis To The Practice Squad; Release RB Ray Graham

Due to Pittsburgh Steelers currently having a few players banged up on their defensive line, the team signed defensive end Hall Davis to their practice squad on Tuesday. Davis was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Louisiana-Lafayette. He has bounced around on several […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Beachum, Keisel Might Be Back For Bengals Game

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury status of the team on Tuesday during his weekly press conference as they prepare to play the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field. According to Tomlin, tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee) has an opportunity to play this week, but he will probably be limited in practice […]

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Steelers Emerge From Loss To Dolphins Without Suffering Any Major Injuries

Not that it’s a big deal at this point, but the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to come out of Sunday loss to the Miami Dolphins without any major injuries. “No major injuries. Just minor bumps and bruises associated with playing,” said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Nose tackle Steve McLendon, however, […]

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Steelers DE Ziggy Hood Leaves Dolphins Game With Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood has limped off the field with an ankle injury of some sorts in the first quarter of the Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins. His return is questionable. The Steelers are already without defensive end Brett Keisel for this game as he is inactive with a foot injury. Nose […]

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Some Ziggy Hood Highlights As He Re-Enters The Starting Lineup

By Matthew Marczi When it comes to a player like Ziggy Hood, who not only does nothing special himself, but also plays a selfless position such as the 3-4 defensive end in Dick LeBeau’s scheme, all publicity is not good publicity. In fact, when Hood gets brought up, it’s usually in a negative light. Even […]

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The Kids Are Alright

By Michael K. Reynolds Lost in the shuffle of the Tomlin Two-Step, the heart breaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens and the analysis and counter analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers fading playoffs hopes, there is one startling…and encouraging reality. The kids are alright. Slowly, a new generation of Steelers players are pushing their way to the forefront, establishing themselves […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi The decision to run on third and 12 in the beginning of the game seemed stupid at first, until you noticed the way the Ravens were lined up on defense. It was tempting to run through that hole. And it was probably closer to working than you’d think. Mat McBriar had his […]

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Steelers Get Brett Keisel And Shamarko Thomas Back For Ravens Game

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without the services of nose tackle Steve McLendon and outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley for their Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens. However, they will get defensive end Brett Keisel and safety Shamarko Thomas back this week. With Woodley out again with a calf injury, Jason Worilds will […]

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Jason Worilds Played A Complete Game Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi It’s been no secret that fourth-year outside linebacker Jason Worilds has really begun to come into his own over the course of the last two games. He registered nearly double-digit pressures this week against the Cleveland Browns despite not actually registering a sack, but he did bring down their quarterbacks—both of them—seven […]

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In Case You Missed It: A Look At A Few Key Plays Against The Browns

We have a few breakdowns from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns coming up soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to point out a few things that you may have missed in the game. With the Steelers up 20-3 in the fourth quarter, the offense was faced with a third and seven […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Week 12 – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Those bubble screen passes never work—except when they do. It’s so easy to complain about a particular play call when you simply ignore when they work—or don’t realize that it is what it is when it actually works. The Steelers start off the game with an effective screen to Emmanuel Sanders for […]

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Tomlin Not Ready To Say Woods Will Definitely Start Thursday Night Against The Ravens

After announcing on Monday that nose tackle Steve McLendon would miss the upcoming Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens with an ankle injury suffered Sunday in the win over the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to comment on the play of his replacement, Al Woods, and whether or not […]

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Revenge Of The Busts

By Michael K. Reynolds During this resurgence of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who now have won five of their last seven games, much of the credit can be placed squarely on the shoulders of an unlikely group of players. In fact, the theme of the 2013 season may aptly be called, “The Revenge of the Busts.” Start […]

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Steelers See Al Woods As A Prototype Nose Tackle Moving Forward

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Al Woods has quietly logged 76 snaps on defense so far this season with most of them coming at the nose tackle position in relief of starter Steve McLendon in the base defense. This past week, defensive line coach John Mitchell was asked by David Todd of ESPN 970 to talk […]

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Cameron Heyward Disrupted The Lions In A Variety Of Ways

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers played nearly the entire game without a nose tackle—Steve McLendon and Al Woods both came in as defensive tackles in sub-packages throughout the game—but that didn’t limit Cameron Heyward, who played 66 of the Steelers’ 76 snaps on defense with Brett Keisel sitting out. Though he didn’t register a sack […]

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Steelers Versus Lions Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the sacks allowed and recorded by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Detroit Lions. 1. 3rd 10, 8:11 2nd. Empty, four man rush vs five blocking. Smash concepts on each side of the field with Ben looking at the top of the screen as his first read. Detroit plays it smartly […]

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Steelers Versus Lions – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers could not have gotten off to a worse finish in the first half, giving up 27 unanswered points and shooting themselves in the foot on offense. A three-and-out to open the third quarter did not ease the tension. Unlike in the first half, however, Mat McBriar got off an excellent […]

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What Have They Done?

By Matthew Marczi Following last week’s 24-point trouncing by the New England Patriots, a lot of reporters covering the Pittsburgh Steelers suddenly hit the contemplative switch and brainstormed to come up with this most amazing of questions: why hasn’t Mike Tomlin made any changes to make the team better? The most amazing feature of this […]

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Vince Williams Against The New England Patriots

By Matthew Marczi Outside of coming up short on a tackle at the goal line that helped allow a Stevan Ridley touchdown, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams played a solid game against the New England Patriots. Much of the damage that New England inflicted on the ground—as well as through the air—came against the […]

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Cameron Heyward’s Impact Lost Amidst Historic Beating

By Matthew Marczi It is no secret that Pittburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has really blossomed in his third season. This began before his promotion to starter; in fact, it is what led to the promotion. With the increased snaps, however, he has gotten the opportunity to make a bigger impact on games. It […]

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