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Tomlin Not Opposed To Letting Jones Run No-Huddle Offense Earlier In Games

Barring a miraculous recovery by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger between now and Sunday, backup Landry Jones will make his second career start against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. Jones, who led the Steelers offense on a game-winning drive in Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders after Roethlisberger left... The post Tomlin Not Opposed To Letting Jones...
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Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley Pairing Plays

We harp on the ability to pair plays to create a successful offense. Play to play, drive to drive, week to week, every good offensive coordinator has the ability to do so in all three phases. In Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders, we saw the week to week pairing... The post Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley Pairing Plays appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora. Go Steelers...
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Tomlin Happy With Rookie Tight End’s First Outing Against Raiders

With Pittsburgh Steelers backup tight end Matt Spaeth out this past Sunday for the team’s game against the Oakland Raiders, rookie fifth-round draft pick Jesse James was allowed to dress for the first time this season. The Penn State product filled in admirably for Spaeth and on Tuesday, head coach... The post Tomlin Happy With Rookie Tight End’s First Outing Against Raiders...
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Lack Of Pass Rush Produces Worst Defensive Showing To Date For Steelers

For the first time all season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was held without a sack on Sunday against the Raiders, getting blanked by the young offense’s rebuilt offensive line. Entering the game, the Steelers were a top-five pass-rushing team in terms of total sacks accumulated, posting 22 sacks in their... The post Lack Of Pass Rush Produces Worst Defensive Showing To Date...
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Steelers Will Prepare For Both McCown And Manziel

During his talk with the media on Tuesday, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine said that veteran quarterback Josh McCown will be the team’s starter on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers if he’s healthy enough to play. “Josh McCown started the season as our No. 1 quarterback,” Pettine said. “He’s been... The post Steelers Will Prepare For Both McCown And Manziel...
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Steelers C Cody Wallace Takes Over Team Lead In Penalties

With his two penalties on Sunday in the win over the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace has now overtaken injured tackle Kelvin Beachum for the most accepted on the team. Strangely enough, both of the flags on Wallace on Sunday were for false starts which is tough to... The post Steelers C Cody Wallace Takes Over Team Lead In Penalties appeared first on Steelers...
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DeAngelo Williams Doing Just Fine In Short-Yardage Situations With Steelers

Earlier this season, I wrote about Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and his seemingly questionable decision to try to find a role for running back DeAngelo Williams by giving him the short-yardage role for a game behind Le’Veon Bell. In that article, I advocated for the idea of finding... The post DeAngelo Williams Doing Just Fine In Short-Yardage Situations With Steelers...
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Snap Counts For Steelers’ Starting DEs May Not Be Sustainable

Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt played every single snap for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the team’s victory over the Raiders on Sunday. I will remind you that Heyward and Tuitt are defensive ends in a 3-4 system. That is simply something that doesn’t really happen; the line typically rotates fairly... The post Snap Counts For Steelers’ Starting DEs May Not Be Sustainable...
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Injuries Don’t Stop Steelers From Fielding Top-Caliber Rushing Attack

It certainly seems as though it’s been a while, but just past the halfway mark of the 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers can accurately say that they boast a top-five rushing attack, ranking exactly fifth league-wide with an average of 133.4 yards on the ground per game. That statistic is... The post Injuries Don’t Stop Steelers From Fielding Top-Caliber Rushing Attack appeared...
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Rookie Anthony Chickillo Earning His Keep On Special Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the season elected to promote rookie draft pick Anthony Chickillo from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, first, possibly, because of an injured thumb for James Harrison, but also because his special teams capability made him more valuable than Caushaud Lyons, the seventh defensive... The post Rookie Anthony Chickillo Earning His Keep On...
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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Raiders

Written on 11/8/15 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I think I used that to open a recap once before. Dickens is going to come after me. On another beautiful Sunday at Heinz Field the Pittsburgh Steelers were involved in one of the most exciting, entertaining... The post David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Raiders appeared first on Steelers Depot by...
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Steelers Film Room: Marcus Gilbert’s Pass Protection

With the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line dealing with a host of injuries this season, I fear we haven’t called enough attention to the fine play of Ramon Foster, David DeCastro, and especially Marcus Gilbert. The right tackle struggled last year after being signed to a lengthy extension, but the continued... The post Steelers Film Room: Marcus Gilbert’s Pass Protection appeared...
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Colts QB Andrew Luck Expected To Miss 2-6 Weeks With Injuries

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t the only team that’s having to deal with an injured starting quarterback as the Indianapolis Colts will now be without the services of Andrew Luck for an unknown amount of time. According to several Tuesday afternoon reports, Luck has a partial tear of an abdominal muscle... The post Colts QB Andrew Luck Expected To Miss 2-6 Weeks With Injuries...
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Authorities Trying To Determine If Raiders Player Taunted Police K-9 Prior To Steelers Game

There appears to have been some taunting that went on Sunday at Heinz Field and no, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell wasn’t involved in any of it. According to a Tuesday afternoon report by KDKA, authorities are looking into the alleged taunting of a police K-9 by a member of the Oakland... The post Authorities Trying To Determine If Raiders Player Taunted Police K-9...
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Mike Tomlin Compares DeAngelo Williams To James Harrison

At 32 years of age, Pittsburgh Steelers veteran running back DeAngelo Williams is still getting it done whenever his number is called and that really showed this past Sunday in his great all-around performance in the win over the Oakland Raiders. Tuesday, during his weekly press conference, Steelers head coach... The post Mike Tomlin Compares DeAngelo Williams To James Harrison...
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The First Step To A Good Defense Is a Physical One

At first blush, a 38-35 score would not indicate a good defensive day for either side. And sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers had their blunders, centered around multiple coverage breakdowns that resulted in big plays and points for the Oakland Raiders. But one element had that throwback, classic Steelers vs Raiders... The post The First Step To A Good Defense Is a Physical One appeared...
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Tomlin Challenges Defensive Line Depth To Step Up

Typically, Mike Tomlin has nothing but positive things to say during his weekly Tuesday presser. Compliment the job of specific players, make the opposing team sound like Super Bowl champions, you get the idea. But Tomlin seemed to take a little jab, and perhaps offer a challenge, to the backup... The post Tomlin Challenges Defensive Line Depth To Step Up appeared first on Steelers...
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Tomlin Will “Spin The Dial” To Decide Steelers Punt Returner This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t get the shot in the arm they were hoping for in their return game this past Sunday after claiming veteran Jacoby Jones off waivers from the San Diego Chargers on Thursday and because of that, head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his weekly press conference... The post Tomlin Will “Spin The Dial” To Decide Steelers Punt Returner This Week...
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Tomlin Looking For More Out Of Steelers’ Pass Rush

Derek Carr’s jersey probably didn’t even need to be washed after Sunday. At best, a Tide To Go pen would have done the trick. In 46 dropbacks, Carr wasn’t sacked once by the Pittsburgh Steelers pass rush and was only hit once. Mike Tomlin addressed that issue in his opening... The post Tomlin Looking For More Out Of Steelers’ Pass Rush appeared first on Steelers Depot by...
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Steelers Injury Report: TE Matt Spaeth Ruled Out For Browns Game

The 5-5 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 2-7 Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday at Heinz Field and on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin updated the health of the team during his weekly press conference. According to Tomlin, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (foot) is still being evaluated and the team will continue... The post Steelers Injury Report: TE Matt Spaeth Ruled Out For Browns...
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Ben Roethlisberger Not Ready To Rule Himself Out For Browns Game Just Yet

While it certainly looks like Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss his fifth game of the season Sunday when the team plays host to the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field, he’s not ready to rule himself out just yet. “The bye will come at a good time, but I’m... The post Ben Roethlisberger Not Ready To Rule Himself Out For Browns Game Just Yet appeared...
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Browns Injury Report: Team Begins Prep For Steelers Without McCown And Haden

While The Cleveland Browns have yet to name their starting quarterback for their Sunday road game at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s already starting to look like Johnny Manziel will be the one under center for them. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer veteran... The post Browns Injury Report: Team Begins Prep For Steelers Without McCown...
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Tomlin’s Message A Calming Influence For Players

For all his warts, there is absolutely zero debate every Pittsburgh Steeler has bought into Mike Tomlin’s message. The “standard is the standard” motto that Tomlin surely is collecting royalties for. We wrote about why that has made him such a good coach weeks ago and Sunday, Mike Mitchell recognized... The post Tomlin’s Message A Calming Influence For Players appeared first...
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Landry Jones Providing Comfort For Teammates And Fans

You probably don’t care how I feel. I might be the one writing this but we’re all still just fans. But if it is worth anything to you, though I felt that pit in my stomach after seeing Ben Roethlisberger again injured, I didn’t panic nearly as much as before. Because we’ve... The post Landry Jones Providing Comfort For Teammates And Fans appeared first on Steelers Depot...
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Steelers Roethlisberger, Williams Nominated For Weekly FedEx Awards

Thanks to their play this past Sunday in the win over the Oakland Raiders, two Pittsburgh Steelers players are now up for the weekly FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week Awards. While he failed to finish Sunday’s game against the Raiders due to a left foot sprain that... The post Steelers Roethlisberger, Williams Nominated For Weekly FedEx Awards appeared first on Steelers...
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