CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Cornerback Ike Taylor downplayed whatever disconnect existed between him and the local media after the Steelers pulled out a much-needed 24-17 win over AFC North rival Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday night.
Former Steeler Rod Woodson joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93.7 The FAN to talk some Steelers, and their defensive deficiencies.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pitt’s feast-or-famine defense trended back in the direction of famine Saturday, giving away a 21-14 lead to No. 18 Louisville as morning gave way to afternoon at Heinz Field.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) This time, West Virginia’s shoddy defense was too much for Geno Smith to overcome.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Looking strictly at bottom line, Pitt has been unimpressive through the first half of its Big East Conference farewell, but as of late, its defense has been quite the opposite.
Larry Foote recovered two different fumbles on Sunday, and luckily for him, they were clean recoveries. He was happy for that because, if there is a scrum for the ball, players revert to dirty tricks to come out of the pile.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Tomlin wasn’t trying to undermine his defense’s confidence. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach was merely stating a fact.
OAKLAND (93-7 THE FAN) — There were other, more obvious culprits in their last-second Week 3 loss at Oakland, but Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel took full ownership of the poor play that resulted in the Raiders’ comeback.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Clark does not stop talking. Not in the huddle. Not in meetings. Not on the sideline and certainly not on the field.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Panthers are coming off their best defensive effort of the young season as they prepare for Gardner-Webb, the second of two FCS visitors this season, and new defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable believes the players are starting to buy what the coaches are selling.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — One thing most impressive about the effort by the Steelers in a 27-10 thumping of the New York Jets was the fact it came without arguably the Steelers’ two best defenders.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — According to Post-Gazette reporter and 93.7 The Fan Steelers insider Ed Bouchette, outside linebacker James Harrison will apparently be absent again due to left knee soreness when the New York Jets come to Heinz Field for a late Sunday afternoon game.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Steelers safety Troy Polamalu acknowledges fellow Defensive Player of the Year honoree James Harrison is a presence on the field, but he doesn’t believe the uncertainty surrounding Harrison’s health–or his own–will affect his play in Sunday’s Week 2 contest against the New York Jets at Heinz Field.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — You know, it’s been a full decade since the Steelers last…well, never mind, says linebacker LaMarr Woodley.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Don’t ask head coach Mike Tomlin to lean on the injury bug as a crutch following a 31-19 season-opening loss in Denver Sunday night.