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The Pittsburgh Steelers have now lost linebacker Larry Foote for the season to a torn biceps and according to head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference, Kion Wilson will now start the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals in his place. Despite Wilson starting, however, it won't be surprising to see him pulled out on sub packages.
In a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Tomlin hinted that could indeed be the case.
"It will provide an extra day for us to look at alternative defensive packages, particularly in some of our sub package stuff to neutralize a loss of a Larry Foote," said Tomlin about having the extra day to prepare for the Bengals.
So why do the Steelers need new sub packages against the Bengals and what new sub package might they use?
For starters, the Bengals used two tight ends on 33-of-55 plays in their season opener against the Chicago Bears. They also used three tight ends on four other plays. Their two main tight ends,...
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced several changes to the depth chart on Tuesday. Offense Kelvin Beachum will take over for the injured Maurkice Pouncey at starting center while Pouncey
Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker and defensive team captain Larry Foote had surgery Tuesday to repair the torn right biceps that he suffered in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Now that he has been lost for the season, you have to think he's probably played his last down in Pittsburgh.
Foote, who was an unrestricted free agent this past offseason, signed a...
Despite only rushing for nine yards on eight carries in the Sunday season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman might just make a second straight start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"Obviously, he played a bad game, a lot of us did," said Tomlin when asked if he still has confidence in Redman, who fumbled twice...
With starting center Maurkice Pouncey now out for the season with a knee injury, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that the plan right now is to start second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum at center Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"As we prepare right now, Beachum is going to be our starting center and we...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference Tuesday and updated the health of the team following his opening statement.
Tomlin said center Maurkice Pouncey (knee) is scheduled for surgery Thursday after tearing both his ACL and MCL in the season opener. Inside linebacker Larry Foote (biceps) had surgery Tuesday morning, while running back LaRod Stephens...
A year ago, Kion Wilson was working two jobs in Florida hoping his NFL career wasn't over at the age of 25. On Monday night, Wilson will be starting at inside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wilson was thrust into the lineup after veteran Larry Foote was lost for the season with a torn right biceps late in last week's 16-9 loss to Tennessee. Wilson played well in...
Mike Tomlin stressed to Jonathan Dwyer when the coach cut the Pittsburgh Steelers running back 10 days ago that the decision to release the team's leading rusher in 2012 was not a personal one.
''We kept the guys that we kept because of the things they did, not because of the things Jonathan didn't do,'' Tomlin said.
No hard feelings, apparently.
When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ran down his list of injured players Tuesday during his press conference, fullback Will Johnson wasn't included. While there hasn't been much good news concerning the Steelers over the course of the last several days, the news that Johnson might just be able to play Monday night is great.
Johnson, who suffered a hamstring injury...
By Matthew Marczi
With Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote being lost for the season after suffering a ruptured bicep during the team’s opening week loss to the Tennessee Titans, do not be surprised if you see the team try out some creative solutions to fill in the gap as the season goes on.
Of course, this is going on nothing but certain comments made since the loss...
Steelers HC Mike Tomlin told reporters on Tuesday that they intend to stick with Isaac Redman as their starting running back for Monday night’s game against the Bengals.
“Obviously he played a bad game,” Tomlin said, via ESPN.com. “He’ll be given an opportunity to redeem himself.”
Redman’s performance Sunday was not only discouraging, but the loss of LaRod Stephens...
As usual, I will once again be tracking the TOX stats throughout the 2013 NFL season. This is simple stat, but its 80% win track record is hard to ignore.
In case you need a refresher, the TOX stat is a measure of how many explosive plays (20-plus yards) teams create minus how many they give up. It also includes turnovers forced versus those given up in a game. Both are added together...
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le'Veon Bell said prior to the season opener against the Tennessee Titans that he hoped to be ready for the week two Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but reports Wednesday morning suggest that he could be sideline another month.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday morning that sources have informed...
The Steelers could be out with Le'Veon Bell their projected starting running back for considerably longer than expected.
Bell has a rare midfoot sprain that's being classified as a Lisfranc injury a source told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday morning and the team is now hoping to have him return in about a month.
As recently as last week Bell had expressed hope of returning...
Season 4, Episode 19 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I go over the transactions that took place on Monday after our last episode ran and discuss new Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco and whether or not he should start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. We also talk about the injury report and also recap the Tuesday Mike Tomlin press conference...