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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Bills, Week 12

Mike Tomlin has said many times that he’s not looking for style points. In the NFL, wins and losses matter, how you get there is much less important. If that’s the case, then Sunday’s win over the Bills has to … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Raiders, Week 11

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope today is a great day for everyone full of turkey, plenty of football, family and friends. And I’m thankful that on Thanksgiving, I can write about a very solid effort by the Steelers’ o-line instead … Continue reading

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Steelers-Raiders: Revenge of the Steelers’ D

That was a fun way to put a Patriots’ loss in the rear-view mirror. Pittsburgh completely dominated the Raiders, and if it hadn’t been for the officials’ flag-happy tendencies, we may have seen a blowout of historic proportions. We’ll have … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Patriots, Week 10

The Steelers lost by 13 points Sunday, and they abandoned the running game midway through the second quarter. So you can probably expect that this week’s o-line report isn’t going to be a very happy report. When it comes to … Continue reading

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Tomlin Press Conference Notes: Bye-Bye Skippy

Here’s a look at what Mike Tomlin said during his weekly press conference. Jeff Reed is gone — the Steelers have signed Sean Suisham. Tomlin on the Raiders offense: We’re familiar with Jason Campbell. He throws a great long ball. … Continue reading

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An Ugly Loss Has Steelers Reeling

The curse of 6-2 continues. A year ago, Pittsburgh was 6-2 before a five-game losing streak destroyed what had started out as a promising season. There’s no reason to think that the Patriots’ 39-26 embarrassment of the Steelers will send … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jonathan Scott Era

Max Starks’ season is done. Jonathan Scott is now a starting left tackle in the NFL. If I had written that sentence during the preseason, I would have banged my head into a wall repeatedly. Now, I can at least … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Steelers O-Line: Bengals, Week 9

In 2009, the Steelers lined up with Willie Colon starting at right tackle, Max Starks starting at left tackle, Justin Hartwig starting at center and Trai Essex at right guard for all 16 games. In fact, the only linemen to … Continue reading

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Does Ziggy Hood Need to Step It Up?

Is Ziggy Hood looking like a bust? There have been a lot of worries from Steelers fans that the 2009 first-round pick is not living up to expectations. He was a backup when the season started, and even when Brett … Continue reading

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Steelers Survive Bengals, Remain In Tie Atop AFC Standings

It wasn’t pretty. In fact, Pittsburgh was about one throw away from sustaining a loss that would have made last year’s Raiders, Browns and Bengals’ losses seem easy to take. But when James Harrison’s hopefully unfineable hit separated Jordan Shipley … Continue reading

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