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Category Archive: Injuries

Ryan Mundy’s hit reminiscent of Steelers defense of old (video)

Ryan Mundy's big hit on Darrius Heyward-Bey -  Photo courtesy of (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

That was probably the only time on Sunday evening that you could say that about the Steelers defense quite honestly. Everyone in Raider land and I’m sure all of the Steeler haters across the globe will say that Steelers Safety Ryan Mundy lead with his head and intentionally went after Darrius Heyward-Bey on that endzone …

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For the Steelers, the dreaded trap scenario looms large in week 3

No coach in the NFL will openly admit that an upcoming opponent is potentially a trap game. Doing so immediately gives bulletin board material to the other team and makes you appear that you are clearly superior. Even if that is the case it’s just not a can of worms that you want to open. …

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Mike Tomlin needs to continue to protect injured Steelers from themselves

Troy Polamalu listed as "day to day" for week 3

Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference on Tuesday and of course the subject of injuries is always at or near the top of the list. This week, a hot topic was the status of James Harrison and Troy Polamalu for this Sunday’s game in Oakland. According to Tomlin, they will be listed as day …

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Still no need to rush back Rashard Mendenhall for the Steelers

Rashard Mendenhall has been fully practicing this week but there is still no official word on when he will return to the lineup. If I’m Mike Tomlin, there’s no way I even consider letting Mendenhall back into the active lineup at least until after the bye week. Whether or not that turns out to be …

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Importance of James Harrison to Steelers defense can’t be overstated

We don’t yet know for sure whether James Harrison will return to his familiar Outside Linebacker position this Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field. Whether it’s this week or next week or the week after, his importance to the team is not something that you can over look. We Steeler fans know all too well what …

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Steelers defense has no answer for Peyton Manning in 2nd half; losing opener 31-19

If you talked to virtually anybody outside of Pittsburgh, and even many Steeler fans, this one was going to be an easy win for the Broncos. Peyton Manning was back, the Steelers would be without James Harrison and Ryan Clark, insert any other reason you wish. While the Steelers did manage to keep it close …

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Steelers Gameday: TV Schedule, Radio, Injury Report, Weather, and more

Steelers at Broncos Gameday Information

The regular season is finally here and our Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to start the year out on Sunday Night Football in Denver. This one could go down as the most watched Sunday Night NFL game in history, or at the very least in a long, long time. The subplots of this one are bountiful …

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Steelers Harrison a gametime decision, Redman looks ready to go

A few player updates that are coming down through the wire today for the Steelers season opener in Denver on Sunday night. According to multiple sources, James Harrison did not practice on Friday again, second straight day, and will be a game time decision. Normally when a player doesn’t practice on the Friday before a …

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Steelers’ Wallace and others at increased injury risk early in season

The best case scenario for any NFL team is to have all hands on deck and everyone healthy for the season opener. While that doesn’t happen as often as we’d like, the potential for injury early in the season is always a risk to be mindful of regardless.  Healthy players certainly are not immune to injuries …

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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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