Panther Hollow Presents The Freshman 15: Coles Ready To Contribute At CornerPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Ask Clairton alumnus Trenton Coles if his Bears will continue their record winning streak this year, and he'll respond with guarded optimism.
Clark Sees Strides Made By Makeshift SecondaryARLINGTON, 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.
Next Man Up, Says Woodley Of Steelers' SecondaryPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- The Steelers will have LaMarr Woodley back when the visit Dallas this weekend, and not having a healthy secondary, according to the starting linebacker, is not a concern as they prepare for one of the top-ranked passing games in the NFL.
LeBeau Looking Forward To LB Woodley's ReturnPITTSBURGH (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.
Lewis Leads Unrewarded Effort By DefensePITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- On Sunday Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis once again elevated his game at a critical time, but this time it wasn't enough in a 13-10 loss to the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.
Makeshift Secondary Hangs Tough Again In WinPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Although they did squander another fourth-quarter lead, the top-ranked pass defense in the NFL, minus two of its key players, contained Matt Cassel to key a 16-13 overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field Monday night.
Taylor, Secondary Not Looking Past Pass-Deprived ChiefsPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Apropos of a superb effort against Eli Manning, Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor earned AFC Defensive Player Of The Week honors, but after putting down the Super Bowl champs on the road, he doesn't necessarily expect an easy night against the worst team in the league at home.
Clark Lifts Defense In Lieu Of PolamaluPITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Clark does not stop talking. Not in the huddle. Not in meetings. Not on the sideline and certainly not on the field.
Panther Hollow: Defense Righting The Wrongs Under New CoachPITTSBURGH (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.
No Polamalu No Problem For Steelers' SecondaryPITTSBURGH (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.
Clark Creates Charity, Steelers Shuffle SecondaryPITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) -- Steelers safety Ryan Clark won't play in the team's prime-time regular season opener against the host Denver Broncos Sunday, but on Tuesday he celebrated the creation of a non-profit organization centering on the sickle cell condition that will keep him out of Week 1.
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