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Clark: Lack Of Killer Instinct Killed Steelers’ Season

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — All things considered, it’s easy to say “Same Old Steelers” after Sunday’s unimpressive and, effectively, season-killing performance, against the Bengals. But according to safety Ryan Clark, the problem was, it wasn’t the same old Steelers.

93-7 The Fan–12/24/2012

Cortez Allen

Not Enough Big Plays Despite Big Day From DB Allen

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers’ secondary played a more inspired brand of football, led by seven tackles, three passes defended, and two interceptions by defensive back Cortez Allen, but it didn’t keep their playoff hopes alive Sunday against Cincinnati.

93-7 The Fan–12/24/2012

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Clark Sees Strides Made By Makeshift Secondary

ARLINGTON, Texas (93-7 THE FAN) — A secondary that, once again, appeared to sorely miss Ike Taylor allowed the Cowboys to amass 341 yards and two touchdowns in the air, but safety Ryan Clark believes the backups are making progress.

93-7 The Fan–12/17/2012

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LeBeau Looking Forward To LB Woodley’s Return

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — A lengthy drive at the start of the second half set the tone for a woeful finish in Week 14. As he schemes against Tony Romo, Steelers defensive coordinator hopes Week 15 will be a different story, especially given the imminent return of starting linebacker LaMarr Woodley.

93-7 The Fan–12/14/2012

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Steelers’ Harrison Not Surprised By Batch’s Heroics

BALTIMORE (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers defense, statistically, the best in pro football, hadn’t been forcing many crucial turnovers, and outside linebacker James Harrison hadn’t been his usual dominant self. Both those things changed on Sunday.

93-7 The Fan–12/03/2012

Shane Gordon

Panther Hollow: Florida Native Aims To Take Bulls By The Horns

Early in the season junior linebacker Shane Gordon lamented the lack of “assignment football” being play by Pitt’s defense. Now the Panthers know what their jobs are, and know they must finish the job against South Florida Saturday night to redefine their 2012 campaign.

93-7 The Fan–12/01/2012

Alvin Ray Jackson

Power Spend Month Boosting Top-Ranked Defense

Last year Power head coach Derek Stingley helped recruit one of his former players to become an impact player in Pittsburgh, and he has done the same with another of the Arena Football League’s rising stars.

93-7 The Fan–11/29/2012

Larry Foote

Steelers Defense Update With Larry Foote

Larry Foote joins the Fan Morning Show for his weekly interview to talk about this week’s win over Washington and their upcoming battle with the Giants.

93-7 The Fan–10/30/2012

Ike Taylor

Steelers’ Taylor Humble In Victory

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.

93-7 The Fan–10/22/2012

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Woodson Suggests ‘Back-To-Basics’ Approach For Taylor

Former Steeler Rod Woodson joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93.7 The FAN to talk some Steelers, and their defensive deficiencies.

10/17/2012

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Panther Hollow: Test Of Character Begins Now For Defense

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.

93-7 The Fan–10/15/2012

Marshall v West Virginia

Porous Defense Comes Back To Haunt WVU

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) This time, West Virginia’s shoddy defense was too much for Geno Smith to overcome.

93-7 The Fan–10/15/2012

Andrew Taglianetti

Panther Hollow: Defense Improves Under Senior Leadership

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.

93-7 The Fan–10/11/2012

Larry Foote

Larry Foote Talks About Win Over Eagles

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.

93-7 The Fan–10/09/2012

Ryan Mundy, Marcel Reece

Tomlin To Address Defensive Downfall Tuesday

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Tomlin wasn’t trying to undermine his defense’s confidence. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach was merely stating a fact.

93-7 The Fan–09/25/2012

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