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Pittsburgh Steelers players say James Harrison is starting to look like his old self after he came from behind and stripped the ball from Joe Flacco in the Steelers' 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
"He's looking like James Harrison of old," linebacker Larry Foote said via The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Every time he gets a sack coming around the corner, you see him strip the ball. Especially nowadays when you can't even hit the quarterback, you might as well try to take the ball from him instead of blasting him."
Foote added: "The last couple of weeks, he's pushing guys back more and more," Foote said. "You're starting to see teams not even running to his side. That left side is getting a lot of runs. That has a lot to do with him. He always dents the line of scrimmage in."
Harrison's forced fumble is just the 12th takeaway of the season for the Steelers. The defense is hoping to generate more turnovers in the next four regular season games with a healthier Harrison and the return of safety Troy Polamalu.
"Some time ago, James turned the corner with his football conditioning," said defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. "He's been getting better every week. But I think he's playing at a very, very high level right now."Harrison, who missed the first three games after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, admits he's not 100 percent healthy, but is feeling better and better each week.
"It still hurts," Harrison said after practice Friday. "I come in to practice each week and try to work my way to get back to where I felt [before the injury]. I don't expect to be at 100 percent, but as long I keep getting a little bit better each Sunday, then that's fine."The Steelers host the San Diego Chargers Sunday.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers chances of overcoming a 24 point deficit Sunday in their loss to the San Diego Chargers were slim, but head coach Mike Tomlin didn't help matters when he chose not to go for two point conversions after third and fourth quarter touchdowns, which if converted, would have made it a two possession game in both instances.
Tomlin was asked about the decision...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted cornerback Josh Victorian to the 53 man roster from the practice squad on Saturday in order to have a little extra depth at the cornerback position being as Ike Taylor will be out with his fractured ankle suffered last week in the win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The primary focus for Victorian on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers will be special...
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Heinz Field will be rocking on Sunday when Ben Roethlisberger makes his return to the Steelers after a 3 game absence due to a rib injury, as the Steelers welcome the Chargers to town. The Chargers are in the midst of a bad year, with really nothing left to play for but pride. The President already stated that both GM and Coach...
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media following the 34-24 loss Sunday at Heinz Field to the San Diego Chargers and during his press conference he gave a quick recap of the injuries suffered in the game.
Left guard Willie Colon (knee) reaggravated his left knee injury that he suffered several weeks ago and was unable to return to the game. Although Colon did dress...
The Pittsburgh Steelers now have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back somewhat healthy and with cornerback Ike Taylor now sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury, the team decided to waive quarterback Brian Hoyer on Saturday and promote cornerback Josh Victorian from the practice squad to take his spot on the 53 man roster.
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Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Willie Colon left the game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers with a left knee injury and did not return.
Head coach Mike Tomlin didn't elaborate about the injury during his post game press conference but Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports via Twitter that the Steelers do not expect Colon to play the rest of the season.
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Everyone in Steeler Nation hold up four fingers, because it’s the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter of the 2012 NFL season, that is.
There are 12 games down, four to go. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-5 and have the inside track on an AFC wild-card berth.
Let’s recognize those who have helped the Steelers get to this point and hand out awards for the first three quarters of the...