Monthly Archives: October 2011

Aaron Smith Back on IR; Great Career Likely Over

The Steelers announced Saturday that they placed veteran defensive end Aaron Smith on the season-ending injured reserve list due to a “foot sprain,” a specific injury that has likely never ended a player’s year before the midpoint of that season … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Sack: Keisel vs. Gabbert

JJ’s recent post on the intricacies of Dick LeBeau’s defense inspired me to break down a Blaine Gabbert sack from last Sunday’s Steelers win. Clearly, my knowledge of Xs, Os, line play and pretty much anything else in which the … Continue reading

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Playing The Slot Corner For The Steelers Is Never Easy

Among Steelers fans, William Gay doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of friends. Admittedly, it’s not as bad right now as it was last year. But Steelers fans remember the Patriots torching Gay for pass after pass last year. … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #58: Jaguars Recap – Jack Lambert

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… And so begins “A Tale of Two Halves.” Feel free to boo — both me for that, as well as the Steelers’ second-half performance Sunday against the Jaguars. … Continue reading

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Chattin’ Thread for the Week of Oct. 17

The Steelers are 5-2 and headed to Pittsburgh West…

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View From 522: Steelers vs. Titans

Since Gretz is a season-ticket holder, he’s going to take a look at the debauchery and insanity that takes place in the Heinz Field stands after every home game he attends. And yes, this is one very late in the … Continue reading

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About that Mike Tomlin/Jacksonville Media Nonsense

This is so stupid. Mike Tomlin made news on Wednesday because he hung up on the Jacksonville media during a conference call. The problems started early in the call when one reporter kept asking questions about the 2007 playoff game … Continue reading

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Are the 2011 Steelers Simply Great at Home and Bad on the Road?

The Steelers have been a true Jekyll and Hyde squad this fall. Pittsburgh (3-2) looked good in shutting out the abysmal Seahawks in week No. 2 and exhibited its best all-around performance of the season in a 38-17 win Sunday … Continue reading

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Steelers Lounge Podcast #57: Titans Recap – Mike Merriweather

We’ll be hearing all week about Max Starks, formerly of his couch, as the catalyst for the Steelers’ offensive line coming together. Maybe we’re giving him more credit than he’s due but … well, I’m fine with that.  After not … Continue reading

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Chattin’ Thread for the Week of October 9

Max Starks. Season saved. Commence with the chattin’…

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