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By Matthew Marczi
There is no question that, since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 207 NFL Draft, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has slowly become an integral piece in Dick LeBeau’s defensive arsenal. He has arguably been the team’s best defensive player over the course of the past three seasons.
Much of his success has been predicated upon being unburdened with the setting and play-calling responsibilities that go along with playing the Buck linebacker position, and he has been aided greatly by being paired with experienced and knowledgeable running mates such as James Farrior and Larry Foote.
This year, however, he is left with neither, as Foote sustained a season-ending injury in the opening game. As a result of the loss of one of the team’s key linebackers, LeBeau has resorted to utilizing the rarely seen quarter defensive package, which deploys six defensive backs in a three-safety look. In this sub-package, the Steelers morph into a 5-ma...
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Following the loss to the Chicago Bears, head coach Mike Tomlin said that he would turn over stones in an effort to fix the tackle situation. Judging by the play of left tackle Mike Adams Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, he better become a geology expert during the bye week.
Through the first four games of the 2013 season, Adams has shown to be one of, if not the worst left...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 0-4 following there loss Sunday in London to the Minnesota Vikings and they may have lost another offensive lineman as well.
During his post-game press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin said left guard Ramon Foster suffered a pectoral injury of some kind during the game and that it will need to be evaluated.
Also according to Tomlin, quarterback Ben...
At 0-4 the Pittsburgh Steelers don't have much to be excited about, but at least rookie running back Le'Veon Bell had a positive showing in his NFL debut in the Sunday loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Bell, who had been sidelined since the second preseason game with a sprained foot, started the game in London and contributed 84 total yards of offense on 16 carries and four...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have now hit a new low.
The franchise that was the standard-bearer for excellence in the NFL is off to its worst start since 1968 after the Steelers fell to 0-4 yesterday.
Pittsburgh gets a bye after having traveled to London to lose to the Vikings, and it’s much-needed. Ben Roethlisberger is disgusted by the play he’s seeing, and pulled no punches...
Football is definitely a team sport, but costly errors on the part of Ben Roethlisberger and a non-tackling defense cost the Pittsburgh Steelers a chance at the possibility of their first win in London against the Minnesota Vikings. Big Ben threw an interception to Chad Greenway that led to a Minnesota score. With eight ticks left on the clock and the Steelers threatening to score...
By Matthew Marczi
Since the moment that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted David DeCastro in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, the offensive guard has been given the highest of expectations to live up to from its fanbase. He was off to a fine start after winning the right guard position from Ramon Foster during training camp, but his rookie campaign was derailed by an injury in...
Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) vs. Minnesota Vikings (0-3)
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m., ET
Site: Wembley Stadium (86,000) • London, England
Playing Surface: Natural grass
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network - WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin...
Markus Wheaton, the speedster from Oregon State, was brought in (more or less) to replace the speed lost by Mike Wallace. But Markus has only been on the field for 20 snaps this year. This report from Curt Popejoy over at Bleacher Report is a nice little cocktail of X's and O's and commentary on the matter.
While everyone from Mike Tomlin to us has said this is no...
Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday loss to the Minnesota Vikings along with some observations.
On a positive note, tight end Heath Miller played 95 of the offensive snaps and was only off of the field for four plays in total.
Rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton saw a season-high 36 snaps on offense Sunday and rookie running back Le'Veon Bell saw 60...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a very nasty habit of taking their opponents lightly and playing down to their competition. It led to a disappointing 2012 season and it has led to an embarrassing start to the 2013 season. Though the team did look better during the loss to the Chicago Bears last week, they have yet to start fast in any game in 2013.
The Steelers only leads that they’ve...
By Matthew Marczi
Given all that has happened over the past few weeks with the inside linebackers, I was feeling somewhat confident that I would be seeing Vince Williams announced with the starting lineup tomorrow, getting the nod over Kion Wilson, over whom he has been seeing twice as many snaps anyway. And after all, what’s in a name?
After re-watching the Chicago Bears game...
By Matthew Marczi
Is it just me, or is it just about time for us all to take a break from this nightmarish beginning of the 2013 season?
The Bye week could hardly have come at a more opportune time for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they find themselves reeling after coming off their fourth consecutive loss in as many games to begin the year. Not in the sense that it will be enough to...
Ben Roethlisberger provided a harsh assessment of his Pittsburgh Steelers following the team’s 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in London on Sunday. The Steelers quarterback, who went 36-of-51 for 383 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the loss, said after the game that it would be fair to call the 0-4 squad the […]
Hey, Coach Tomlin! I like you man. I really, really do but I have to ask you something. Why are you getting pissed off now?
The fire you showed in the post-game comments was the fire we should have seen after week one.
Instead, you waited for the fourth consecutive loss to blow your top? Did you not notice the problems and urgency that was needed after the loss to Tennessee?
Each week now the Steelers get healthier. Their most important injury is Maurkice Pouncey super-fortunate knee tear, which puts him on the shelf forever (might as well be). The rest of the team though gets healthier as each week passes, a trend started with the return of Heath Miller last week against the Bears and continues with the return of Cortez Allen and Le'Veon Bell.