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Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker will finally get his first crack at facing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Heinz Field and while he has developed slow, the Titans are playing to his strengths as heads into his third season. After studying him a bit this past week, the Steelers can't take him lightly as I feel he might be underrated and certainly enters the 2013 season with a lot of confidence.
The Titans allowed Locker to play quite a bit during the preseason as his 116 snaps were the most played by a starting quarterback. In the four preseason games that he played in, Locker completed 33-of-49 passes (67.3%) for 338 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
One of the strong attributes that Locker has is his ability to move and throw outside of the pocket and the first two animated gifs from the Titans third preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons best illustrates this. Both are designed rollouts off of play-action, and both ended in completions.
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It’s opening Sunday in the NFL, and Troy Polamalu is back to his old tricks with this perfectly-timed blitz against the Titans. Watch Polamalu anticipate the snap and launch into the backfield to take down Jake Locker, who never had a chance.
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One of Troy Polamalu’s specialties is his ability to perfectly time a snap count to interrupt a play. Oh boy, did Jake Locker ever learn that lesson. The Tennessee Titans had a first and 10 at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 25 in the third quarter on Sunday, but Polamalu erased that by coming from his safety […]
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La’Rod Stephens-Howling has torn his ACL.
The loss of Stephens-Howling, 26, will further weaken the Steelers running back spot which was already missing Le’Veon Bell.
More bad news for the Steelers: RB LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a torn ACL today.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 9, 2013
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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu timed the snap perfect to sack Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker on Sunday. Via SBNation.com: The post Watch: Troy Polamalu perfectly times Titans snap count, sacks Jake Locker appeared first on Sports Glory.
The next time Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor decides to do an interview, I sure hope he leaves defensive rankings and stats out of it. Don't get me wrong, I like Taylor as both a player and an individual, but the primitive rankings narrative has run its course.
When the week one games are completed Monday night, there is a good chance the Steelers defense will be ranked...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittaburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers have lost center Maurkice Pouncey to a torn ACL and MCL.
Pouncey is clearly done for the season.
The Steelers’ offense struggled after Pouncey was carted off. Ben Roethlisberger didn’t have much time to throw the football.
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One of the huge surprises from Sunday’s action was the Steelers’ opening day loss at the hands of the Tennessee Titans. It was a very Steeler-esque game, but at the end of the day, it was the Titans that had the upper hand.
The Steelers’ defense actually did its part in the 16 to 9 loss. The Titans were unable to move the ball consistently, but they were able to do just...
Ben Roethlisberger didn’t do anything special. Roethlisberger threw for 191 yards, 1 touchdown, and an interception. Ben didn’t complete many passes that went of 10 yards or more. Not all of the Steelers’ passing problems were because of Roethlisberger. There was some questionable play-calling, and the Titans really locked down on the Steelers’ receivers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers kickoff their 2013 season Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players.
Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below.
Ben Roethlisberger - 32 attempts, 20 completions, 250 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception.
Roethlisberger should hit the 30,000 yard plateau...
The Pittsburgh Steelers open the 2013 regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans, looking to snap a streak of having lost their last two season openers. The Steelers have won their last 10 home openers, however, and this game is at Heinz Field, which bodes well for the outcome.
There were possibly a couple of surprises among the inactives before the game, with waiver pickups...
Adam Caplan reports that the Steelers have reached an agreement with former Titans C/G Fernando Velasco.
This comes just a day after Pittsburgh lost starting center Maurkice Pouncey for the season after he suffered a torn right ACL and MCL. Steelers G David DeCastro was actually responsible for the injury after he dove right into Pouncey’s knee.
Velasco, 28, was a surprising...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell could be back by week four after suffering a foot injury during the preseason.
Also, rookie running back Le’Veon Bell is on track to return from his foot injury, trending toward the lower end of the team’s original 6-to-8 week projection for his absence.
Bell suffered the injury in a preseason...
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Every championship-caliber team needs to have certain players that they know they can count on to get the job done on a consistent basis, without whom those championship aspirations can disappear in a hurry.
The Pittsburgh Steelers may have lost a number of such players in recent years, players with multiple championship rings, and they are still waiting for the...