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Can the Steelers Still Count on Beating Rookie Quarterbacks?

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Just when it seems the Pittsburgh Steelers hit rock bottom, a rookie quarterback awaits on their schedule. Losing to inferior competition has become a habit in recent years, but the Steelers seemed to dip to a new low last week. Not only was that a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that beat them with a last-minute …

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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 2013 Playoff Flowchart for Week 16

Steelers 2013 Playoff Flowchart (Week 16)

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have to face Aaron Rodgers Sunday in Green Bay, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Matt Flynn will start for the Packers in place of Rodgers, who will miss his seventh straight game with a broken collarbone. That gives the Steelers a boost in this game. It also improves their chances of …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Lose Again, But Todd Haley Is Only Part of the Problem

Well, what do you know. According to Trendsmap, tweets with the hashtags #firehaley or #firetoddhaley were trending in Pittsburgh early Tuesday morning following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-10 road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers fell to 0-2 for the first time in 11 years, and for the first time during Mike Tomlin’s tenure as …

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Steelers-Ravens; The Three Keys for Both Teams on Sunday Night

The game of football and especially at the professional level is about match-ups and being able to take advantage of them. Both the Steelers and Ravens have been scheming all week on how to take advantage of each other’s weaknesses. Rarely does a game seem so simple in terms of those match-ups than this one …

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Ravens-Steelers Will Boil Down to the Defenses

By now you know that Ben Roethlisberger is not going to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens or anytime in the near future for that matter. Antonio Brown is still on the shelf as is Marcus Gilbert. Amazingly, their absences might actually place more emphasis on the defenses for Sunday Night’s match-up. The Ravens and …

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Lewis and Taylor Face Their Biggest Test Against Ravens

Ike Taylor picked up his 2012 season where he left his 2011 one off by getting abused by the Denver Broncos on opening night in the Mile High city. Keenan Lewis won a battle over youngsters Cortez Allen and Curtis Brown for the corner opposite Taylor in Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 defense. To say that both …

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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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Steelers escape New York despite odds stacked against them

They did the right thing in flying in for a road game on the day of the game. It was their only option since clearly Commissioner Roger Goodell had no intention of postponing this game. Even when the NBA and the New York City Marathon were being cancelled or postponed, the National Football League would …

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Can We Get Excited About These Steelers? Why the Giants are the Measuring Stick

Anytime you feel you have a good ball club, as a head coach, you are looking for teams on the schedule that you feel will give your team their greatest challenge. I’ve learned with the National Football League that while it’s fun to look at the 16-game schedule before the season starts, it really doesn’t …

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