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Fast Facts: Steelers Bye Week

Fast Facts is a weekly series featuring a quick glance at the upcoming Steelers game: since there's no game this week, let's take a look at some facts through this week. Team Record Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) A look at the coaches Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin Overall regular-season record: 96-55 ...

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Has Cobi Hamilton earned a spot on the Steelers active roster?

Has Cobi Hamilton earned a spot on the active roster? That's the million dollar question coming out of the Steelers bye week. Pittsburgh currently has 6 receivers on their 53-man roster: Antonio Brown Markus Wheaton Sammie Coates Eli Rogers Darrius Heyward-Bey Cobi Hamilton Hamilton, a fourth-year journeyman wide receiver on ...

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Is a healthy Landry Jones better than a banged-up Ben?

If this premise sounds familiar, it is: I wrote about this same topic back in January, following the Steelers ugly playoff win against the Cincinnati Bengals. In that game, Ben Roethlisberger was injured, replaced by Landry Jones (who then threw a pick) and was replaced again by Big Ben (who ...

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Bold predictions for rest of the Steelers season

Okay Steelers Nation, I'm going to go with a glass that's not half empty, and one that's overflowing, with the following predictions. As we're all aware, the Steelers have dropped some disappointing games thus far in 2016, but showed incredible promise of that "30+ point offense" which was talked about ...

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Film Room: Special teams helped and hurt against New England

I picture Borat saying "whaaaaaaat?" when reading the headline of this article. Yes: this article is dedicated to the Steelers special teams unit and it's a film room feature. And yes, I realize Borat may be a dated reference for some readers, but bear with me: Pittsburgh's LS Greg Warren has ...

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Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Mike Tomlin’s success in games following bye week

People love to float around statistics, especially ones that support their arguments. For example, a very popular statistic that has been floating around is Mike Tomlin’s poor record versus losing teams. This made me think: What is Tomlin’s record in the game following the Steelers bye week? I compiled a table (below) ...

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Which player do the Steelers release to make room for Ladarius Green?

The Steelers can only roster 53 players, and the lower men on the totem pole are constantly fighting for their spots every week. This week, the Steelers prized free agent acquisition this offseason, tight end Ladarius Green, started practicing. Pittsburgh has 21 days to decide whether to activate Green, promoting ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

Film Room: Steelers offense shows strong effort without Big Ben

For a brief moment, The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared as if they might actually win their week 7 matchup versus the Tom Brady led New England Patriots. The moment was very short-lived, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless. Knowing that Pittsburgh would be without their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, most people expected a ...

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Week 7 WTF Moments in the NFL

I feel like Halloween could've been a week early... or maybe a full moon was lingering somewhere. It's another weekly edition of the WTF Moments in the NFL, and it all started with a 6 am kickoff (Pacific time, where I live) with the Rams and Giants in London, England. ...

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Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt

Key to fixing “garbage” Steelers defense is stopping the run

The Steelers are usually known for being a run-stuffing defense. In all three of their losses this season, that hasn't been the case. In order to fix the current defensive situation, the Pittsburgh Steelers have to get back to basics: and that means stopping the opponent's running game. Following Sunday's ...

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