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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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Steelers can rest some players; but don’t sleep on the Chiefs

The first legitimate trap game of the Steelers season is here and it comes in the form of the Kansas City Chiefs traveling to Heinz Field for a good ole fashioned AFC showdown. These teams have been playing against each other since 1970; with the Steelers holding the overall series lead 18-10. Since the 2K …

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Steelers defense vs Bengals, concentrate on the pass or rush?

Normally this would be a no brainer question, the Steelers under Dick Lebeau have always taken the mentality that you stop the run first and make the team one dimensional. This allows you make them more predictable and in theory easier to defend. This year the Steelers defense is ranked 4th overall, allowing 295 yds …

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Taylor and Green is a Match-Up to Watch

The Pittsburgh Steelers have many issues right now when it comes to playing defense. They are struggling to get pressure on the quarterback which has led to problems creating turnovers. There are injury issues with guys like Troy Polamalu and potentially LaMarr Woodley and/or James Harrison. The one area the Steelers probably never imagined they’d …

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No Mike, It IS the Process

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin was asked in his post-game comments last evening following a horrible 26-23 loss to Tennessee if these road woes are a product of the process and whether or not it needs to be changed. In his typical and uninspired coach-speak, he said he “doubts”  it’s the process and I …

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Steelers must be ready for a desperate Titans team

The Steelers will bring their 2-2 record to Tennessee tonight to face an old foe that dates back to the days of the old AFC Central division. While this is hardly a Clash of the Titans (sorry, couldn’t resist), Pittsburgh can’t come into this game with anything less than an unwavering determination to get on …

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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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Steelers finish strong in home opener to down Jets, 27-10

Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Tribune Review

This was a huge game for the Steelers, and not just because it was the home opener. Going down 0-2 on the season was just not something that Lamarr Woodley or anyone else on the team was willing to concede. It was imperative to start out strong in this game, get the home crowd into …

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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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Steelers defense has no answer for Peyton Manning in 2nd half; losing opener 31-19

If you talked to virtually anybody outside of Pittsburgh, and even many Steeler fans, this one was going to be an easy win for the Broncos. Peyton Manning was back, the Steelers would be without James Harrison and Ryan Clark, insert any other reason you wish. While the Steelers did manage to keep it close …

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