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Are the Steelers really facing a must-win game against the Eagles?

Ben Roethlisberger facing a must win game for the Steelers on Sunday? (Photo courtesy of Steelers.com)

It’s hard to imagine that our beloved Steelers are sitting at 1-2, and may be facing a must win situation this Sunday against the Eagles. It’s even harder to think that in week 5 you have a must win game period. The proverbial “there’s a lot of football left” adage does indeed still ring true, …

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Don’t Expect Much in the Way of Changes from Steelers’ D.

I feel like I’ve been in some form of twilight zone over the past week because I swear I’ve had the same conversation over and over. Perhaps the scariest part is that it wasn’t any twilight zone, it was reality and for every conversation I’ve had about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense it always ends the …

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Steelers Finding Themselves in Limbo With Harrison?

I think we all realize that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense is better with James Harrison on the field than off. You could certainly argue even at 75% Harrison would be a better option than either Chris Carter or Jason Worilds. The problem really doesn’t revolve around that though because what it deals with is simply …

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No guarantee that James Harrison & Troy Polamalu can fix Steelers defense

Photo courtesy of /worldwideleague.com

After the debacle that was the Steelers loss to the Raiders on Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, there is plenty of blame to go around across the entire team. As Mike Tomlin would say, you win as a team and you lose as a team. No one person causes a loss any more than one …

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Steelers defense; lack of scheme, lack of talent, or something else?

It’s hard for anyone in the Steeler Nation to admit when the defense is just not what it used to be. We’re a proud group of fans cheering for a proud team with an amazing history that nobody can ever take away. Ok maybe it’s not hard for some and unfortunately it’s getting easier to …

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Blitzburgh Radio Steelers Podcast – Week 3 Recap

There are a plethora of topics in this weeks Steelers Podcast presented by Steeler Addicts. Matt and Marc talk all things Pittsburgh vs Oakland not the least of which was the defensive meltdown that we all witnessed in week 3 of the 2012 NFL season. I’ve used that term, “meltdown” several times since the game …

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Steelers defense crumbles in loss to Raiders, 34-31

Ike Taylor gives up a touchdown pass to the Raiders Denarius Moore

If you’re looking for the Steeler defense, please let me know where you find them because clearly they were MIA on Sunday afternoon in Oakland. There are many words you can use to describe this unit, but good isn’t one of them right now unfortunately. Despite an overall great day through the air for Ben …

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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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Harrison Will Forever Be the Villain

Chances are if you’re reading this, then you’re a Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan. Even if you’re not, you can’t deny the fact that Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison is the poster child for Commissioner Roger Goodell’s assault on the game in the name of ‘player safety.’ Harrison, who has yet to see a down of action so …

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Onward Steelers; Foote Getting the Job Done

Coming into the 2012 season, anytime the name Larry Foote was mentioned, it was typically followed by the ‘replacement for James Farrior the all-pro linebacker who has now retired.’ I don’t know about you, but I think I would get tired of this after awhile and that’s no knock on Potsie who had an outstanding …

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