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That was probably the only time on Sunday evening that you could say that about the Steelers defense quite honestly.
Everyone in Raider land and I’m sure all of the Steeler haters across the globe will say that Steelers Safety Ryan Mundy lead with his head and intentionally went after Darrius Heyward-Bey on that endzone hit in the 2nd half of the game Sunday evening. Putting the collapse of the defense overall aside for the moment, that hit was not intentional and the officials were correct in not throwing the flag. Perhaps the replacements just flat out missed the call, as they sometimes do (see sarcasm) but in this case they missed it correctly if you know what I mean. Atleast I think so.
Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts of CBS repeatedly mentioned that it should have been flagged, and by today’s NFL standards perhaps it should have. The issue here is again, it’s Football and sometimes these types of hits just happen. You can’t rationalize that to anyone on the NFL payroll though, everyth...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are back on the practice field on Tuesday before heading off to the bye week and Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports via Twitter that both linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) are getting work in today.
The team is not required to release a practice participation report during the bye week so we don't know...
Rookie Kelvin Beachum starts the second half with a false start. Ben Roethlisberger was off the mark trying to drop a deep ball into Mike Wallace and the Steelers are facing second and long. On third down Roethlisberger misses Antonio Brown on the right sideline that would have likely moved the chains. The Steelers quarterback was able to make a clutch throw to Wallace on third down...
We apparently have already had our first in-game "incident" between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports Sunday morning that Roethlisberger and Haley had a disagreement during the Steelers opening Sunday night loss to the Denver Broncos, but that the quarterback says...
Several have emailed me asking me if the cut block performed by Oakland Raiders right tackle Willie Smith on Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood late in the Sunday game was an illegal chop block. If you remember, I posted the differences between a legal cut block and an illegal chop block following the Steelers week 1 loss last year to the Baltimore Ravens and I am reposting...
The final score was 31-34 in Oakland, which is a place the Pittsburgh Steelers generally play poorly. However, if the Steelers were going to lose in Oakland most would have expected an offense that couldn’t move the ball while giving up touchdowns on special teams and turnovers. While there were turnovers and special teams were leaky, that wasn’t why the Steelers lost the game...
Below are the week 3 official gamebook snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. These counts also include penalty plays in addition.
Offensively not much sticks out participation wise as the Steelers ran quite a bit of 11 personnel in the game that utilized 3 wide receivers on the field. The snaps for both Leonard Pope and David Paulson...
According to Jory Rand of KDKA-TV Pittsburgh, Steelers linebacker Larry Foote yelled ‘”you should go kill yourselves” at the replacement officials as he entered the locker room at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Raiders.
It looks like the NFL might have something else to investigate, if they choose to. If anything he might receive a small fine from the league office. ...
Week 3 has the Steelers traveling to Oakland to take on a storied rival from the 1970′s in the Raiders. All the faces may have changed since that time but based on recent history between these two teams, it’s always a scrappy affair. Other than the AFC North rivals that the Steelers face each season, the Raiders (and Cowboys) are next in line as teams that Pittsburgh fans love...
Below is the inactive list for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 3 road game against the Oakland Raiders. The 7 inactive players are announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
LB Stevenson Sylvester
S Troy Polamalu
QB Charlie Batch
RB Rashard Mendenhall
LB James Harrison
NT Alameda Ta'amu
T Mike Adams
T Khalif Barnes
CB Shawntae Spencer
QB Terrelle Pryor...
Man I’m not sure who has it rougher right now? Jay Cuter, Mitt Romney, or the replacement referees. I’m not a ref but I have played enough organized basketball and tons of football games to know refs have it rough. You enter that kitchen though and you must deal with the heat. These replacement [...]
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If you’re looking for the Steeler defense, please let me know where you find them because clearly they were MIA on Sunday afternoon in Oakland. There are many words you can use to describe this unit, but good isn’t one of them right now unfortunately.
Despite an overall great day through the air for Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense, the vaunted Steeler Defense couldn’t...
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) vs. Oakland Raiders (0-2)
Kickoff: 4:25 p.m., ET
Site: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (63,132) • Oakland, Calif.
Playing Surface: Grass
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play) Dan Fouts (analyst)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove...
Oakland Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was briefly knocked unconscious after colliding with Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy during Sunday's game in Oakland.
It happened in the fourth quarter as Mundy came over to break up a pass to Heyward-Bey in the end zone. Heyward-Bey was unable to catch the pass, and Mundy appeared to hit Heyward-Bey in the chin with his...
The Steelers have a big matchup advantage today against the cornerback-depleted Oakland Raiders. The question is: Will they turn Ben Roethlisberger and his boys loose.