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Steelers Pass Rush Off To Best Start In A Decade

With two more sacks Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now gotten to the quarterback nine times this season. Through two games, the Steelers are tied for second in the league in sacks, only falling short of the Jacksonville Jaguars (who incredibly have 11). The Steelers’ pass...
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September 20, 2017

Film Room: Bud Dupree Flashes In Season Debut

It was certainly a pleasant sight to see Pittsburgh Steelers third-year outside linebacker Bud Dupree back out on the field after he sat out the season opener. It was even more exciting to see him out there and playing well. Not that he turned in a flawless performance, and he...
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September 20, 2017

Big Ben Thinks ‘There Still Room Out There For Some Growth’ From Martavis Bryant

I doubt that there was anybody else in Heinz Field on Sunday happier to see Martavis Bryant streaking down the field scoring touchdowns and making big catches than was the man throwing him the passes: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Aside from, of course, Bryant himself. But the two have...
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September 20, 2017

Steelers Sign OT Jake Rodgers, Release WR Justin Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a practice squad swap today, signing OT Jake Rodgers to their practice squad. WR Justin Thomas was released in a corresponding move, the team announced moments ago. We have signed OL Jake Rodgers to our practice squad, and released WR Justin Thomas from our practice squad....
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September 20, 2017

Film Room: Cameron Heyward Dominant Against Vikings

Though he didn’t record three sacks in the game like he did in Week Four a year ago, defensive end Cameron Heyward’s performance on Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers was surely one of the better displays of his career, which is notable considering that his last season ended with a...
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September 20, 2017

Steelers Vs Vikings Sack Breakdown

Back to break down the two sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings. 1. 1st and 15, :40 1st. 11 personnel. Five block (plus RB chip/release) vs four man rush. Steelers run a full slide to the offense’s right (defense’s left), leaving...
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September 20, 2017

Interview: Shamarko Thomas Says He Left Steelers On Good Terms

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron chats with former Steelers’ safety Shamarko Thomas. They talk about his time with the Steelers, his workouts with Troy Polamalu, and what Thomas is up to today. Be sure to check out Ron’s book, Steelers’ Takeaways:...
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September 20, 2017

Home Opener A Big Moment For James Conner

It may not have seemed like much of a big deal, but, in fact, it was truly momentous. About 10 minutes into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ home opener on Sunday, rookie running back James Conner checked onto the grass for the first time at Heinz Field wearing the black and gold...
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September 20, 2017

Ben On JuJu’s Playing Time: ‘It Doesn’t Seem Like He’s Overwhelmed’

One of the popular topics along our comments section the past two weeks has seemingly been the workload for Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. The second-round pick, who is the youngest player on any team’s 53-man roster at just 20 years old, has played over 65 snaps over...
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September 20, 2017

Film Room: David DeCastro Lead The Way

While the offensive line play to date may not necessarily be much to write home about—that pertains more to the running game than in pass protection, as they have only given up two sacks so far, a third surrendered by a tight end—that is not to say that there have...
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September 20, 2017

AJ McCarron On Andy Dalton: ‘He’s Our Quarterback’

You may have heard of a report here or there that the Cincinnati Bengals are toying around with the idea of putting quarterback Andy Dalton on the bench in favor of AJ McCarron, who started three games in 2015, throwing six touchdowns and two interception to go along with 854...
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September 20, 2017

2017 South Side Questions: Caution Using Starters On Special Teams?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions...
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September 20, 2017

First Career NFL Touchdowns Courtesy Of Ben Roethlisberger

During his Tuesday morning interview on 93.7 The Fan, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was reminded that the touchdown scored Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings by rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was his first official catch in the NFL. After talking a little about the progress Smith-Schuster has made so...
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September 20, 2017

Tuitt On Week 3 Status: ‘We’re Going To Do Everything We Can To Make Sure I’m Ready’

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin delivered a positive update Tuesday on defensive end Stephon Tuitt during his weekly press conference and now we’ll wait and see if hes ultimately able to play Sunday in the team’s Week 3 road game against the Chicago Bears. Tuesday night, Tuitt was a...
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September 20, 2017

The Perspective Of An Average Steelers Fan: Stuck In A Tunis Hotel Room

Another wonderful Monday in Steelers Nation; the great debate being the distinction between a win and a “quality” win. How many of you have been stuck in a hotel room on a Pittsburgh Steelers gameday? Yes, there are Steelers bars across the nation and even scattered around the world. For...
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September 19, 2017

Film Room: T.J. Watt Off To Strong Start Before Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie starting outside linebacker T.J. Watt may have been forced to bail out of the second game of his career early due to a groin injury, but he did not do so before making an impact on the game, even when he did not record a statistic. Early...
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September 19, 2017

Former Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons Suspended Indefinitely By Dolphins

After going AWOL this past weekend for reasons that are still not totally clear, Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons was suspended indefinitely by his team on Tuesday. We have suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely. — Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 19, 2017 According to a recent report by TMZ, Timmons was reportedly...
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September 19, 2017

Roethlisberger Claims Harrison Had No Clue Why He Didn’t Play Against Vikings

A lot has been made about Pittsburgh Steelers veteran outside linebacker James Harrison not playing a single snap in the team’s Sunday home win over the Minnesota Vikings. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin explained during his Tuesday press conference that Harrison not playing Sunday was more of a result of...
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September 19, 2017

Le’Veon Bell Confident He’s Close To Producing Splash Plays

Le’Veon Bell hasn’t had much running room the first two weeks. But his outlook remains unchanged and he believes he’s close to busting off a big gainer. “I’m due for an explosion play,” Bell told the PPG’s Ray Fittipaldo. “It hasn’t happened yet. I almost had like three today. I...
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September 19, 2017

Mike Tomlin On Steelers CB Mike Hilton: ‘He’s Made Plays’

With two regular season games now in the books for the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers, cornerback Mike Hilton has played 89 defensive snaps in total. In Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings, Hilton recorded 8 total defensive tackles and another one on special teams. If that’s not enough, the former undrafted free...
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September 19, 2017

Tomlin Refutes Claim Steelers’ Offense Relies Too Much On PI Penalties

As many who follow the NFL closely already know, explosive plays are a huge element of every game in addition to turnovers. In the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Minnesota Vikings, the team’s offense only registered three explosive plays on paper. With that said, one can’t discount the two...
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September 19, 2017

Mike Mitchell Says Joe Haden Fitting In With Steelers’ Culture

There’s always a moment of doubt when a team makes a big free agency splash. Paying an outsider top dollar. Bringing someone into a new system, a new locker room, an entirely different place. But all things considered, Joe Haden seems to be fitting right in with the Pittsburgh Steelers....
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September 19, 2017

James Harrison Sidelined While Steelers Ride The Hot Hand

For the first time in a long time, James Harrison didn’t play a single snap in Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings, even with T.J. Watt missing most of the game. Instead, the team used Anthony Chickillo and Bud Dupree almost exclusively. But with the positive results those two have...
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September 19, 2017

Steelers Injury Report: Tuitt, Watt Might Be Available For Bears Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now preparing for their Week 3 road game against the Chicago Bears and on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin recapped the health of the team ahead of Wednesday’s practice. Tomlin said that tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) is currently dealing with a hamstring injury that he suffered...
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September 19, 2017

4WR, 4CB Packages No Gimmicks For Steelers

After last season, who would have thought that the Pittsburgh Steelers would make it a regular, proactive feature of their offensive and defensive plans to utilize four wide receivers or four cornerbacks on the field together, respectively? Depth has been an issue at both spots in recent years, yet seemingly...
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September 19, 2017
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