Found December 19, 2013 on
By Matthew Marczi
The Steelers came out using two tight end sets early and often, a theme that was maintained throughout the night. Clearly the return of Matt Spaeth gives Todd Haley the opportunity to present more varied looks, as the offense was originally drawn up before injuries sidetracked everything.
Great job by Antonio Brown on his first reception to make the defender miss to gain the first down.
The opening drive looked promising until the run-blocking stalled just at the cusp of field goal range.
With Curtis Brown out of the picture, Markus Wheaton is showing some good things as a gunner on special teams. Antwon Blake is also showing more confidence and ability as a jammer as the season has progressed. I honestly haven’t been noticing Shamarko Thomas as much.
I’m not sure if LaMarr Woodley injured his calf before leaping up to try to bat down a ball or after, but it happened on the second play of the game. Unfortunate injury not only for him but for the team.
And what a g...
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As this miserable 2013 season wears on, I really don’t want to start looking ahead to the NFL Draft but I think there might be reason to considering the development of several players.
Early thinking had the Pittsburgh Steelers more than likely drafting an offensive tackle in the first round.
With two games to go, I’m not so sure.
Mike Tomlin and company appear to be satisfied...
On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent outside linebacker Jamaal Westerman to the roster to fill the spot that was vacated when LaMarr Woodley was placed on injured reserve. So what should we make of this late season move.
For starters, Westerman isn't likely to see any playing time in the Steelers final two regular season games and we will have to see if he is...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their first injury report of the week for the upcoming game Sunday at Lambeau Filed against the Green Bay Packers and it includes no real surprises.
Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) and tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) did not practice on Wednesday. Both Polamalu and Miller will...
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel, who has one of the greatest beards in the history of the NFL, recently posed as a Salvation Army Santa. Via CamCamBigelow on Reddit: Keisel has shaved his beard each of the past three seasons at the annual Shear Da Beard, an event that benefits cancer programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC. [Bleacher Report...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have put the wraps on their Thursday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Green Bay Packers this Sunday and the injury report shows just a few changes from the one released on Wednesday.
Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) remains limited, but baring a setback, it appears as though he will be able to play in some capacity against the Packers. These...
Pittsburgh linebacker Terence Garvin has been fined $25,000 for his hit on Cincinnati punter Kevin Huber in the Steelers' victory over the Bengals on Sunday night.
Huber sustained a broken jaw and a cracked vertebrae when Garvin decked him near midfield during Antonio Brown's 67-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Garvin was not penalized on the play. Huber lay still on the...
With two games left in the 2013 regular season and the Pittsburgh Steelers playoff chances looking bleak, several soon-to-be unrestricted free agents are about to play their final downs in a black and gold uniform. One of those players is likely to be wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, but the SMU product said on Wednesday that he has no intentions of coasting in an effort to avoid...
According to an ESPN report, the NFL has reportedly fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin $25,000 for his monstrous hit on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber that left Huber with a broken jaw and cracked vertebrae.
Both Garvin and the Steelers expected a fine for the hit that ended Huber’s season and Garvin is expected to appeal the fine. Garvin said he did not...
One of the main reasons the Steelers were able to roll the Cincinnati Bengals early in their 30-20 win on Sunday was a physical brand of play by the offensive line. They cleared space for Le'Veon Bell to do his thing AND managed to give Ben Roethlisberger time to throw the football. Those two things have been the two black marks on the Steelers offense, which has been pretty...
Season 4, Episode 60 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get into the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report and latest roster moves to get the show rolling. With just a few weeks left in the regular season, we talk about of few soon-to-be unrestricted free agents and try to get a handle on their market value.
There will be a few players to keep your eye on this...
According to several reports on Twitter, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick has been fined $7,875 for grabbing the facemask of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell Sunday night on the first play from scrimmage. Kirkpatrick was flagged 15 yards on the play.
Kirkpatrick is the second player to be fined for actions in that game as Steelers rookie linebacker Terence...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will enter Week 16 with a 6-8 record. They are third in the AFC North, behind the Cincinnati Bengals and the reigning Super Bowl Champions, Baltimore Ravens. Mike Tomlin is under scrutiny for his choice in offensive coordinator. It appears after a two-year sample size that releasing Bruce Arians in place of Todd Haley was not a great move. Then there is...
Below are the TOX stats from Week 15 along with the new year to date totals heading into the Week 16 games.
In Week 15, the teams with a plus two TOX differential went a perfect 9-0 (100.0%) and that brings the year to date record for the plus two to 121-28 (81.2%) with just a few weeks remaining in the season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are ranked 4th in the league with a plus 16 TOX...
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-9) at Green Bay Packers (7-6-1)
Aaron Rodgers is out for this one and, given that, it’s a little absurd that the Packers are favorites here at home. The Steelers are better than their 6-8 record. They’ve just been killed by a 1-5 record in games decided by a touchdown or less. In DVOA, they rank 13th. They are moving the chains at a 71.60% rate, as opposed...
By Matthew Marczi
Bad overpursuit by Terence Garvin on the opening kickoff of the second half. Allowed the runner about a dozen extra yards.
The Bengals were beating themselves down with penalties all night. Andrew Whitworth, out of position at guard, was flagged twice.
Nice job by Ryan Clark of allowing Jermaine Gresham to bounce right off him for extra yards. His ineptitude allowed...