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Tomlin rules out Polamalu for Thursday night; Woodley not likely to play

Mike Tomlin wasted little time ruling out Troy Polamalu for the Thursday night game in Tennessee. After coming up lame in the first half of the Eagles matchup at Heinz Field on Sunday, Polamalu hobbled off the field, got his calf iced down and went to the locker room. Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review …

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Steelers’ Polamalu and Woodley injuries all too familiar

Troy Polamalu reinjures right calf vs the Eagles - Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated

The Steelers get a big win on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field as they defeated the their intrastate rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, 16-14. That’s the good news! They did what they had to do, finding a way to win and get to 2-2 on the year. Now for the bad news; those all too familiar …

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Steelers historically do well at home against NFC teams

Steelers vs Eagles

Perhaps playing the Philadelphia Eagles will be just what the doctor ordered for the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday at Heinz Field. I’m certainly not suggesting that playing the Eagles is going to be a cakewalk, not by a long stretch. However, for a team at 1-2; looking to right the ship that has so far …

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Patience will be key with injured Steelers returning to lineup

Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference on Tuesday, and among the hot topics was the status of injured players James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, and Rashard Mendenhall. According to Tomlin each practiced on Monday and the team will see how the players do throughout the week before making a final decision on their playing status. …

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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’ Ryan Clark takes proactive stance on replacement officials

Ryan Clark - Photo courtesy of Atlanta Black Star

The 2012 NFL season will forever be known as the year of the replacement officials. It doesn’t matter how many games the Steelers win or anybody else; whoever wins the Super Bowl will have an asterisk by their title in the minds of the fans. Now if the Steelers were to win it we certainly …

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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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