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Due to the loss of inside linebacker Larry Foote for the season and the fact that the Cincinnati Bengals have a dangerous 12 personnel grouping consisting of two very talented pass catching tight ends, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense broke out their dime package in the loss Monday night.
This dime package was made of four safeties with Shamarko Thomas mostly playing in the slot as the nickel. In total, the Steelers used this grouping on 20 plays and it was used on third downs and inside two minutes to go in the first half.
On five of the first six third downs the Bengals faced in the first half, the dime defense did not allow a pass completion. Inside two-minutes to go in the first half, the six defensive back unit did allow four completions for 28 yards, but in it did not give up a score.
In the second half of the game, the dime was only used on three plays. Why so little? Well, it was because the defense didn't do a good enough job on first and second down. In fact, the Bengal...
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The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers players have apparently had their meeting following an 0-2 start to the season and as a result, the younger players have a few new rules that they must abide by in the locker room.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-2 for the first time since 2002. They're rushing attack is 31st (out of 32 teams) in the NFL. Mike Wallace (and his speed) is gone; Troy Polamalu (and his decade-plus of NFL wear & tear) is still around. Ben Roethlisberger is spending more time scrambling for survival than looking downfield for open targets.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers ground attack has turned into molten steel and as Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports, Steelers head coach, Mike Tomlin, is burning mad and ready for a change.With rookie running back Le’Veon Bell still sidelined with an ailing foot, RB Isaac Redman has not looked like the answer. It is not all Redman’s fault, as the Steelers’ offense has collectively...
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The Steelers’ problems go deeper than their 0-2 record, and they bubbled over along the sideline in the second half of Monday night’s game in Cincinnati.
By Matthew Marczi
The Pittsburgh Steelers defense against the run thus far has itself in a somewhat curious predicament. Despite the fact that they have allowed just 3.06 yards on the ground per carry and have not relinquished a single run of ten yards or more, they are still losing the war of attrition.
Although opponents have only gained just a fraction more than three yards on...
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau always preaches to his defense not to get beat deep and to tackle the catch quickly. While his defense only gave up one deep pass play Monday night to the Cincinnati Bengals, a 61 yard completion to tight end Tyler Eifert, the yards allowed after catch in the game is really what hurt the most.
On the 25 passes completed for 280...
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Former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks now has a new home as he signed a one-year deal Wednesday with the St. Louis Rams.
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