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Steelers defense can’t allow Raiders’ McFadden to run wild

Given the struggles of the Raiders this season, we might be tempted to focus on what little passing game they have with Carson Palmer. After all he does have experience playing against the Steelers and the Raiders have always been known for going downtown as often as they can. If  you’re the Steelers, you certainly …

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Mike Tomlin talks about defending the no-huddle offense

Let me start this out by saying that I am in no way insinuating anything negative about Mike Tomlin. As a Steeler fan I have the utmost respect for him and what he’s been able to accomplish so far in his young head coaching career. His drafts have been solid and there is a ton …

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Blitzburgh It Isn’t; This Defense Has Issues

At what point do we start to finally question the seemingly ‘unquestionable?’ For whatever reason, Dick LeBeau has always gotten a free pass from most Steelers’ fans and I think a lot of it has to do with his legendary status and great track record. Unfortunately, the history doesn’t mean anything because this is about …

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Amazing comebacks for Steelers’ Hampton, Starks, and Mendenhall

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How quickly things change for the Steelers. Less than 9 months ago, we were all wondering if Max Starks, Rashard Mendenhall, and Casey Hampton would be able to play in the 2012 regular season. For that matter, if they were able to play, it certainly wouldn’t be in the season opener right? It used to …

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The 3-4 Defense Has Been Historically Good Against Manning

It’s impossible to measure a guy’s success based on one game or even a handful of games over a career in the National Football League, but it’s hard not to notice the success, or lack thereof, by Denver Broncos’ QB Peyton Manning against the 3-4 defense. It really is impossible because Manning has had good …

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Steelers defense faces tough challenge in Denver

The Pittsburgh Steelers need only look back to this past January as a reminder of what can happen when you don’t take care of business when you have the chance. Now it’s a new season, a new QB in Denver and a Steelers defense that has some new faces but the task remains the same, …

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Important Defensive Battles in Preseason Finale for Steelers

Part II of the final preseason battles and how important they are for a good number of the players currently on the roster. As Mike Tomlin said the other day in his press conference, this game is important and players still have a very real chance of making the roster off this game.  If you’re …

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‘Legendary’ Might Be a Stretch for Steelers Defense in 2012

This week in a very nicely written column by Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety Ryan Clark said the defense was “striving to be legendary.” I think I speak for all of the Steelers Nation when I say “legendary would be great.” Unfortunately, I don’t think this a defense that is in …

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Hrapmann and McCoy among first round of Steelers roster cuts

The mandatory roster cuts are in for the Steelers, as required by the NFL. Teams had to have their lists into the league by this afternoon but the Steelers have a practice today until 3:45 so they likely spent Sunday making the final decisions and then letting the players know yesterday evening or this morning. …

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On the Steelers; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from Buffalo

Anytime you see a score of 38-7 you think, “man, what a blowout!” Let’s remember however this is the preseason and that in the instance of first team vs. first team it was really only 14-7 so keep things in perspective my friends. Obviously, the biggest news is the worst news from last night as …

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