Steelers trying to shore up leaky run defense

PITTSBURGH (AP) Two weeks into his NFL career, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is already well-versed in what's troubling a defense that hardly looks like its old self. ''Sometimes we take bad angles, sometimes we use the wrong technique for tackles,'' the rookie linebacker said. ''We've got to wrap up and grab cloth instead of trying...
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Pittsburgh Steelers offense not good enough to carry the defense

While there was a bit of optimism surrounding the Steelers defense heading into 2014 after the drafting of rookies Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuit, as well as the offseason free agent signing of veteran free safety Mike Mitchell, the general consensus was that the offense would probably have to carry the bulk of the load if the team was to prosper during the regular season. And why...
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SCB Steelers Quick Hitters for September 15th, 2014

After two weeks of the season for AFC North teams, the Bengals are 2-0 after defeating Atlanta yesterday and the Browns beat New Orleans. That means Cincy leads the North at 2-0 while Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are all 1-1. -Former Steelers’ player and now sideline reporter Craig Wolfley sees the same exact problem we’ve been harping on here in terms of the inability...
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Steelers Offseason Free Agent Acquisitions Not Off To A Good Start

The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed several areas of need via free agency during the offseason, but with two games of the 2014 season now in the books, they’ve yet to get much return on their investments. Safety Mike Mitchell was the Steelers highest priority target during free agency as the team signed him to a five-year, $25 million contract on the first day of the new league year...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Animated Gifs: Big Hits Highlight Loss To Ravens

In the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night there were several big hits that people will be talking about for the next several days. Below are animated gifs of each hit along with still shots of the moment of impact. The first big hit came in the first quarter when Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was leveled by Ravens safety Darian Stewart. There...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Run Over Steelers 26-6 Thursday Night In Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 1-1 on the young season Thursday night thanks to them losing on the road to the Baltimore Ravens 26-6. The Steelers defense looked just like the one that gave up 24 second half points o the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 as the Ravens rushed for 157 yards on 36 carries. The Steelers offense didn’t look much better as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What we learned in the Steelers’ victory over the Browns

The Steelers offense has the potential to be frighteningly good: The Steelers’ aggressiveness on offense in the first half was the most impressive aspect in their 30-27 victory over the Browns. The Steelers were up 24-3 with under a minute left in the first half, yet the team still went for more points. I was very shocked the Steelers did not decide to call a few run plays and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios and Predictions for 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers

Spoiler alert. The Pittsburgh Steelers will not start the 2014 season with an 0-4 record. Even in the worst-case scenario, the Steelers will win at least one game in September, something they couldn’t do last season. Of course that still leaves plenty of room for doom and gloom for those who look at two straight 8-8 seasons and see the glass as half empty. Before we get to that...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 AFC North Preview: Steelers

Despite going just 3-5 on the road in 2013, the Cincinnati Bengals finished 11-5 on their way to winning the AFC North and earning their third consecutive playoff appearance. But after failing to move past Wild Card Weekend in each of the last three seasons, football fans in Cincinnati won’t be satisfied with simply winning the division in the upcoming campaign. This season, some...
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Steelers S Mike Mitchell Leaves Panthers Game With Leg Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has left the Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers with an apparent injury. Mitchell reportedly suffered a right leg injury and is listed as probable to return. The Steelers first team defense looks done for the night so it will be surprising if Mitchell plays the rest of the […] Steelers S Mike Mitchell Leaves Panthers Game...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 AFC North Team Previews

Pittsburgh Steelers - Covered by Jim Racalto Key pickups – FS Mike Mitchell, RB LeGarrette Blount, WR Lance Moore, LB Arthur Moats, DT Cam Thomas, CB Brice McCain, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey,  Key losses – LB LaMarr Woodley, SS Ryan Clark, WR Emmanuel Sanders, WR Jerricho Cotchery, DE Ziggy Hood, DE Al Woods, DE Brett Keisel Off-season - The Steelers were far more active in free...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Mike Mitchell Replace Ryan Clark?

Heading into free agency in 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers desperately needed to make upgrades in key areas of the defense. Question marks loomed large at outside linebacker, defensive line and free safety as key stalwarts such as Brett Keisel, LaMarr Woodley and Ryan Clark were jettisoned from the defense. The loss of Clark appeared to be the biggest question mark of them all considering...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Mike Mitchell

Unfortunately for new Pittsburgh Steelers starting safety Mike Mitchell, the grand takeaway of his debut with his new team was no doubt the poor angle that he took on New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings’s 73-yard touchdown run right up the middle of the defense this past Saturday in the team’s preseason opener. Mitchell […] Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Mike Mitchell...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Giants Film Review: Brice McCain

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed a number of free agents this season to help replenish their roster, adding some significant pieces such as Mike Mitchell, Cam Thomas, and LeGarrette Blount. Among the more unheralded signings was former Houston Texans nickel back Brice McCain, whom many believed would struggle to make the roster. I include myself among […] Steelers vs Giants Film...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Spaeth, Mitchell Both Expected Back Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Monday training camp practice and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury report. Tomlin said that while rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) did return to practice Monday, he was limited in his participation. Safety Mike Mitchell (undisclosed) and tight end Matt Spaeth (undisclosed) also sat out […] Steelers...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers activate Mike Mitchell from the PUP list

The Pittsburgh Steelers activated safety Mike Mitchell from the physically unable to perform list on Monday. Welcome back to the active roster, @MikeMitchell34. See you at practice. #SteelersTrainingCamp pic.twitter.com/cljESdUc55 — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 4, 2014 Mitchell is actually listed as a starter on the Steelers depth chart. var ACE_AR = {Site...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Training Camp Injury Report Heading Into Tuesday Off Day

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up six straight days of training camp practices on Monday and overall the team looks pretty healthy heading into their Tuesday day off. The big news Monday, from a health standpoint, was the return of safety Mike Mitchell, who was removed from the PUP list earlier in the day. Mitchell, who […] Steelers Training Camp Injury Report Heading Into Tuesday...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers CB William Gay Once Again Getting Limited Work At Safety

With starting Pittsburgh Steelers safeties Troy Polamalu (concussed birth certificate) and Mike Mitchell (groin) both sidelined Sunday during practice, cornerback William Gay actually got to take a few reps with the first-team safeties in their absence. This is not the first time such an event has happened as defensive backs coach Carnell Lake has been […] Steelers CB William...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers activate Mike Mitchell from PUP list

It’s taken a bit longer than expected, but the Steelers are going to get their first look at their biggest free agent acquisition in a full training camp practice. The team announced Monday that safety Mike Mitchell has been activated from the PUP list. Mitchell passed his physical after recovering from a groin injury that has kept him from taking part in practices this summer.
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Remove S Mike Mitchell From Active PUP List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will finally have safety Mike Mitchell back on the field practicing as he has been activated off of the Active PUP list. Mitchell, who suffered some sort of groin injury prior to the start of camp while training, has been working with the trainers on the side ever since arriving at Saint VincentCollege. […] Steelers Remove S Mike Mitchell From Active PUP...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Draft Picks Sitting Out Steelers Saturday Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday practice is now underway and it looks like the team has gotten a few of their banged up players back on the field. According to our very own Alex Kozora, the only players that look like they will be sidelined for the Saturday session are safety Mike Mitchell (groin), linebacker Jordan […] Three Draft Picks Sitting Out Steelers Saturday Practice...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Views Groin Injury As A Blessing

Thanks to a groin injury suffered while training over the course of the last several weeks, new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell started off training camp on the Active PUP list. While head coach Mike Tomlin said that he expects the former second-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders to only be down a week […] New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Views Groin Injury As A Blessing...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers safety enters camp on PUP list

The Pittsburgh Steelers secondary is already facing some problems as newly signed free agent Mike Mitchell injured his groin and has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. The Steelers signed Mitchell to replace Ryan Clark after Clark’s departure to Washington this off season. Mitchell, 27, was signed to bring not only a big-hitting mentality to the secondary...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers placed Mike Mitchell on PUP

On Friday the Steelers placed safety Mike Mitchell and running back Alvester Alexander on the physically unable to perform list. We have placed safety Mike Mitchell and running back Alvester Alexander on the team’s PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) List. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 25, 2014 Mitchell was a big free agent signing for the Steelers after inking a 5...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Refresher Course On The Active And Reserve PUP Lists Rules

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take to the fields of Saint Vincent College on Saturday, but two players will not be able to practice as safety Mike Mitchell and running back Alvester Alexander were both placed on the Active PUP list by head coach Mike Tomlin on Friday. Every year, I like to remind people about […] Refresher Course On The Active And Reserve PUP Lists Rules is a post...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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