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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Report Card for Defense, Special Teams and Coaching

No more pencils, no more books for the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers did get some dirty looks from their fans during their second consecutive non-playoff season, and most of them came when they were on defense. These grades for the defensive line, linebackers, defensive backs, special teams, defensive coordinator and head coach won’t be …

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Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins Might Again Meet in Bad Weather

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers stop Mike Wallace Sunday when he returns to Heinz Field as a Miami Dolphin? If Ike Taylor continues to struggle, the speed that burned Steelers opponents from 2009 to 2012 could burn the Steelers in a game they must win to have any realistic chance of making the playoffs. Taylor might …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Midseason Report Card Grades for Defense, Special Teams

You thought the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and coaches had bad midseason grades? Wait ’til you see these. If the first half of the 2013 season was a term paper, the one written by the Steelers’ defense would be laced with red ink. DEFENSIVE LINE The Steelers have yielded 131.2 rushing yards per game, 31st in …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Ranking Shaun Suisham’s Five Walk-Off Field Goals

With last year’s 34-31 loss at Oakland seared into their memory, the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Raiders again Sunday. Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal as time ran out to give the Raiders the win in Week 3 last season. The 6’1”, 258-pound Janikowski has a leg like a sequoia and has kicked field …

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Steelers Primer – Week 8 – At Oakland Raiders

Two wins in a row, and win against a hated foe. That’s better. Moreover, the running game actually looked good against the ravens. I’m not saying the Steelers’s problems are solved and they are on the way to a seventh Super Bowl, but at least it looks like they are not on their way to …

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Steelers Primer – Week 7 – vs. Baltimore ravens

(Author’s note: I never capitalize “ravens” unless it appears at the beginning of a sentence. Get over it, ravens fans.) The dark cloud that has hung over the Steel city, and the entirety of Steeler Nation, since Dec. 30, 2012 has been lifted. In case you didn’t know, that was the last time the Steelers …

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Very Best Ever…NFL Record

Being the fifth oldest franchise in the sport, with their 81st season upon us this year, I would like to look at what is the best NFL record the Steelers hold. So, let’s start with a look at some of the records the Steelers currently hold.

Ben Injured in Uninspiring Overtime Win Against Chiefs

The Steelers opened up their Monday Night game with Kansas City looking like they were sleep-walking as they fell behind 10-0 on a cool, rainy night in the ‘burgh. Was it a hangover from the win in New York? Was it looking ahead to a date with the rival Ravens next Sunday night? Either way, the …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast: Week 9 Wrapup, Steelers vs Giants

Matt and Marc are back online and talking all things Steelers vs Giants and the huge win for the Black n Gold, 24-20. Now sitting at 5-3 the Steelers are in prime position for a showdown in 2 weeks against the Ravens but there’s much to talk about before then including a big Monday nighter …

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Why the Fake Was a Mistake

Calls like the one Mike Tomlin made in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s win over the New York Giants are the type that make sports talk radio thrive. Of course there will be thousands of people who’ll say they loved the call and thousands more who will say they hated the call and many who …

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