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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 play on his part on the third down and 5.
In the first animated gif you will see that the defense tips its hand too soon during the pre snap to show that Lewis is coming off of the corner in a version of the fire zone blitz. Watch Lewis, LaMarr Woodley, Larry Foote, Cortez Allen, and Will Allen all Read more [...]
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The Steelers will have a decision to make when 2nd round pick Marcus Gilbert is able to return from his ankle injury, but rookie Mike Adams isn’t making the decision for Mike Tomlin and Sean Kugler any easier..or is he? As Gerry Dulac points out, Gilbert’s injury could have been worse but was still bad enough: Gilbert sustained a nasty ankle injury in which the tendon that protects...
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey practiced fully for a second consecutive day on Friday after injuring his ribs Sunday in the win over the New York Giants.
Rainey, who said on Thursday that he cracked a rib when he was tackled during a third quarter kickoff return, talked to the media again on Friday to talk about how he feels currently.
"Taking it day by...
Any NFL player or coach with any class at all is never going to call out his old team, no matter how bad things were when they left. Circumstances change from year to year and sometimes things just don’t work out; sometimes you leave on a good note and other times it’s a sour one. Jerome Bettis and Todd Haley are hardly the only two members of the Steelers to start with one team...
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is close to returning from the Achilles injury that he suffered back in Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans. Will he be ready for the game Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs? It's hard to say this early on in the week, but when he is ready, he will be the starter, according to running backs coach Kirby Wilson.
Throughout most of the year, most fans and experts have almost written off the Steelers. With key injuries to Troy, Harrison and a banged up struggling run game, the Steelers were thought to be only a shade of their former selves after a bad loss to the Raiders early on this season. After 3 straight wins the Steelers have quietly improved to a 5-3 record. With Baltimore now...
During their week seven match up against the Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers led 24-17 late into the fourth quarter. As the team started a drive with seven and a half minutes left in the game they looked to milk the clock and possibly score more points. On second down, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked. With the team hoping to get in field goal range, and not wanting to...
The NFL has fined the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as receiver Emmanuel Sanders for Sanders faking an injury against the Bengals on October 21.
The league doled out a $15,000 fine for Sanders and a $35,000 fine for the Steelers organization.
Here is the league’s statement that was sent to the Steelers regarding the fines:
“Despite the account given by Sanders during our November...
Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson said once Rashard Mendenhall returns to full health, he’ll be the team’s starting running back.
“Rashard has always been our lead dog and our top runner. Rashard is the complete package — power, speed, explosiveness,” said Wilson, via Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He is the guy who can take a 10-yard run and...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced yesterday
that the team is expected to be without wide receiver Antonio Brown while
running back Jonathan Dwyer is expected to return from injury this weekend
against the Kansas City Chiefs. Tomlin added that safety Troy Polamalu could
return in two weeks when the Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens, reports Ed Bouchette of the...
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The Thursday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers has already been released and it shows that running back Chris Rainey practiced fully. According to Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times on Twitter, Rainey says that he suffered a cracked rib in the game against the New York Giants, but that he intends on playing Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rainey injured the...
Mike Tomlin talked this week about the three areas that needed improvement going into the Cincinnati game. Three wins later, the Steelers have clearly fixed two of those three, writes Mike Prisuta.
Casey Hampton can hear the chant. It never fails.
Regardless of the venue. Regardless of the weather. Regardless of the circumstances. Preseason or the Super Bowl. Heinz Field or Houston.
If the Pittsburgh Steelers are leading late in the fourth quarter, the sound of ''Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go!'' while thousands of Terrible Towels twirl will reverberate inside...