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The Steelers’ defensive philosophy remains the same, but execution needs to improve

The Steelers’ defensive philosophy remains the same, but execution needs to improve

Is it scheme, execution, or both? The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense is not the strength of their team. That’s hardly breaking news, and any Black-and-gold fan would gladly tell you exactly why the defense isn’t measuring up to the example set by the team’s star-studded offense. But after a season which had many highs (e.g. setting a new franchise record for sacks in a season), and many lows (e.g. Ryan Shazier’s injury and surrendering big plays at every turn), you have to think some significant adjustments will be made by the coaching staff. After all, you can’t expect to do the...
DK Pittsburgh Sports Jul 10, 2018

Shazier injury sheds light on issue football needs to tackle

Local football coaches said the devastating injury suffered by Ryan Shazier last season for the Steelers has been one that has raised questions, awareness of tackling technique. The post Shazier injury sheds light on issue football needs to tackle appeared first on DKPittsburghSports.com.
ESPN swings and misses, again, when ranking the Steelers’ roster

ESPN swings and misses, again, when ranking the Steelers’ roster

The Steelers 2018 roster hasn’t changed much, yet the world wide leader in sports sees a drop off from their 2017 selves. There is a common misconception regarding the 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers, and how they are a tough nut to crack when it comes to breaking down their roster. Major media outlets love to point out the absence of Ryan Shazier, the aging quarterback and turnover at the safety position as glaring weaknesses, but are they really? Ben Roethlisberger has proven he can still play at an extremely high level, the safety turnover might just be a blessing in disguise and although...
ClutchPoints Jun 29, 2018
Steelers HC Mike Tomlin confirms interesting changes to Pittsburgh’s defense

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin confirms interesting changes to Pittsburgh’s defense

From the Steel Curtain to this new-aged Pittsburgh Steelers defense under head coach Mike Tomlin—changes are inevitable. This is especially the case for a Steelers crew forced to move on without Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier, and Tomlin isn’t afraid about discussing the changes and developments, according to Missi Matthews of the Steelers official website. […] The post Steelers HC Mike Tomlin confirms interesting changes to Pittsburgh’s defense appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 29, 2018
Steelers LB Ryan Shazier is not happy with his ‘Madden 19’ rating

Steelers LB Ryan Shazier is not happy with his ‘Madden 19’ rating

The good folks at EA Sports have simply slid out of the “good people” column as it pertains to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier. The comeback artist whose inspirational story has all of us running through walls, recently made it known that he’s extremely unhappy with his rating in “Madden NFL 18.” @EAMaddenNFL hey I […] The post Steelers LB Ryan Shazier is not happy with his ‘Madden 19’ rating appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown both jump into Top 5 of NFL Network’s Top 100 list

Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown both jump into Top 5 of NFL Network’s Top 100 list

The dynamic duo transcends into the Top 5 of the Top 100 players of 2017 list. Even the causal NFL football fan knows the Pittsburgh Steelers have some high profile players on their roster, and when the NFL Network starts their Top 100 list it becomes even more validated. To date, the Steelers have had four players on the Top 100, and they are: No. 48 Cameron Heyward No. 47 Ryan Shazier No. 44 David DeCastro No. 18 Ben Roethlisberger But, according to the list, the best were yet to come. On Monday night the list came to its crescendo when they revealed their Top 10, and the black-and-gold...
DK Pittsburgh Sports Jun 21, 2018

Lolley: Matakevich, Bostic offer different options for Steelers

Neither is Ryan Shazier, but the Steelers seem confident in the abilities of Tyler Matakeich and Jon Bostic. The post Lolley: Matakevich, Bostic offer different options for Steelers appeared first on DKPittsburghSports.com.
Still Curtain Jun 18, 2018

How the Pittsburgh Steelers are filling the void of Ryan Shazier in 2018

Jon Bostic and Vince Williams aren’t exactly the same person on the field, but their aren’t benefitting the Pittsburgh Steelers by playing together. We can all see why Tyler Matakevich is getting a shot to be the starter in Pittsburgh. Right now, the roster consists of three players fighting for two starting jobs, and none […] How the Pittsburgh Steelers are filling the void of Ryan Shazier in 2018 - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Still Curtain Jun 16, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Matakevich is the “answer”

So, apparently, while everyone was out there searching for offseason signings and first-round draft picks the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider, they were keeping an eye on the player who will actually replace Ryan Shazier. According to ESPN, Tyler Matakevich is the Steelers’ surprise standout player of the offseason. Jeremy Fowler usually knows what he’s talking […] Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Matakevich is the “answer” - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Can Stephon Tuitt morph into the ultimate Man of Steel?

Can Stephon Tuitt morph into the ultimate Man of Steel?

The Steelers need Stephon Tuitt to rebound after a season riddled with injuries in 2018. As the Steelers get ready to prepare for their first full season without Ryan Shazier, everybody knows the expectations. They will be without the dynamic playmaking ability of No. 50. As the leading tackler prior to his devastating spinal injury, Shazier helped set the tone for his team Many wonder if the defense will elevate to championship form, or whether they’ll take a step back. Stephon Tuitt has been an anchor on the defensive line, and this season he’s feeling the expectations. A year...

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