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When the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday they will face the new zone blocking scheme that offensive coordinator Greg Knapp has implemented for this season.
While the Raiders, and more specifically running back Darren McFadden, are still in the early stages of being accustomed to it, the Steelers defense has struggled recently against defending it.
We all remember the week 1 and week 4 games last year against the Baltimore Ravens and the Houston Texans. In those two games the Steelers defense allowed a total of 350 yards rushing in those two games and lost both of them.
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If there’s one thing that an offense hates, other than turnovers, it’s 3rd and long. You make yourself much more predictable to the defense and let’s face it, most teams don’t have many 3rd and 20 plays in their offensive game plan. The Steelers have been making a living out of converting large down and distance situations through the first 2 weeks of the season, but how...
The NFL schedule makers should be applauded for the effort they put into the 2012 season. Week 3 has a number of exciting matchup’s which has left most of us scratching our heads as to who could win. In many situations the result could go either way and because of that we see 11 of the 16 NFL games underneath 3.5 points. Unless you feel strongly on one side or the other, taking...
According to Josh Katzowitz of CBSSports.com, Jason La Canfora has reported that Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall likely won’t make his 2012 debut until week five.
The good news is that Mendenhall has been practicing. It looks like the Steelers chose to keep him on the roster instead of placing him on the PUP list so they could have him practice. This gives him time...
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been fined $21,000 for his first half hit this past Sunday on New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to Joe Starkey of 93.7 The Fan.
The play in question happened on 3rd down with 13:51 left in the first half. Sanchez rolled out to the right side and appeared at first as if he was going to try to run with the ball...
Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer will play a familiar foe on Sunday at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before Palmer was traded to the Raiders midway through last season, he played the Steelers twice a year with the Cincinnati Bengals. In order for Oakland to win, Palmer will have to navigate the defense he knows well.
In Palmer's career against the Steelers...
What’s up RaiderNation? Welcome to this week’s edition of My Two Cents, with your favorite old geezer, Old Timer. This week’s column deals with an attempt to end the long standing rift between the Oakland Raiders and Marcus Allen. In case you haven’t already heard, Marcus Allen will be lighting the commemorative torch this Sunday, [...]
Darrius Heyward-Bey, the much maligned 7th overall pick from 2009 has been a conundrum for most of his 3 years in the Silver & Black. A likely first or high second round pick in 2009 even had Davis not reached for him with a top 10 selection, would likely still be a disappointment even if falling into the early second round based solely upon his numbers.
Heyward-Bey has struggled...
According to Jason La Canfora, via Josh Katzowitz of CBS Sports, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will likely once again be out this week with a calf injury, along with teammate James Harrison.
The good news is that the Steelers are playing a woeful Raiders team this week.
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.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders are both adapting to this new style of NFL.Both teams historically established the runfirst then looked to pass second.With the new way of the NFL which almost seems to be pass first then turn to run, the Steelers and Raiders are both leaning more towards that trend as well.Through two weeks the Raiders have looked terrible, losing to the...