November 2016 | Steel City Underground

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Ladarius Green is ALIVE! (And helping open up the Steelers offense)

I've been screaming "yes" since Thanksgiving night! Former San Diego Chargers tight end, and the Steelers prized offseason, free agent acquisition, Ladarius Green is healthy enough to be on the field! And contributing! (Rejoice with me!) Okay, I don't want to smite 2nd-year man Jesse James. For half of the season, ...

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Week 12 WTF Moments in the NFL

Well, after too much turkey and stuffing, and a long 10 days of football (but who's complaining? not I) we have had more than our share of WTF moments this week. Even as I begin to write this column, I had to add one more that came in today, that ...

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By The Numbers: Ben vs. Eli

When pro football pundits sit around a table and discuss the game's greats, you often hear names like Montana, Marino, Brady, and Manning... well, not Eli Manning. In fact, the world salivated over the matchup of Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning over the last few seasons, but in those discussions, ...

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Film Room: Special teams sabotaged by celebration penalty

I honestly didn't think there would be another Special Teams Film Room feature this week, however, there were two plays that unfolded on Thanksgiving night which impacted the game. So here we go again, talking about kick returns, punts, and fakes! Antonio Brown penalty The inspiration of the headline: AB's ...

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Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers

Film Room: Steelers offense makes it look easy in Indy

It is no secret that some of Steelers Nation was worried about the team's most recent game versus the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have had their struggles all season long, and were without their starting quarterback, Andrew Luck. Normally, these would be considered good things for the opposing team. However, ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison

Film Room: How the Steelers defense dominated the Colts

First off, I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. There's plenty to be thankful for, especially after the Steelers beating the Colts 28-7. The score of this game could've been a lot closer after the final whistle, but the Steelers defense made sure to ...

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Road map for Steelers making the playoffs

The Steelers are in a tight race right now: along with the Ravens, both team sit at 6-5, with the Ravens currently holding a tie-breaking advantage with a head-to-head win. Though this season has been rocky, the Steelers still have a great chance of making the postseason. Let's take a ...

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Young, inexperienced Steelers defense starting to click

The Steelers defense has not been the prototypical Steelers defense for a long, long time. Years ago, Father Time caught up with many defenders (except James Harrison) and those players defected via free agency (Ryan Clark) or called it quits (Casey Hampton). The impact of those players, such as Troy ...

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