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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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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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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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Ryan Clark, Ike Taylor outlast bad officiating in Steelers win

As a fan, I’ve been somewhat tolerant of the NFL Replacement Officials this season. After all, these are mainly college officials from smaller schools thrust into the limelight under a ton of pressure. Every missed call can turn the outcome of game upside down potentially. Having said that, things have gotten worse rather than better …

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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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Return of Ryan Clark and James Harrison can ignite the Steelers defense.

The Steelers get a chance to make amends for the week 1 loss to the Broncos when the Jets come to town this Sunday. That’s not to say the guys in green are a push over by any means, but rather any time you have a loss during the NFL season it’s paramount to fix …

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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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