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Steelers are vowing to fix the costly penalties, lack of self-discipline

By Alan Robinson
The Steelers understand the penalty for playing without self-discipline. “It’s a shame when you beat yourself — we lost to one of the worst NFL teams in our house,” Antonio Brown said Monday, the day after the previously winless Buccaneers …

Tomlin: Penalties only one factor in Steelers’ loss

By Alan Robinson 1:21 p.m.
Coach Mike Tomlin says penalties helped beat the Steelers on Sunday, but those 125 yards — their most in a game since 2010 — weren’t the only factor in the 27-24 upset loss to Tampa Bay. The Steelers’ 387 penalty …

Steelers film session: Harrison on the field often

By Mark Kaboly
Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said last week that Mike Tomlin didn’t sign James Harrison not to dress him. Tomlin also didn’t sign the former …

Jaguars’ Bortles is mirror image of Steelers’ Roethlisberger

By Alan Robinson
BLAKE BORTLES Let the comparisons begin. Blake Bortles, 6-foot-5, 232. No. 3 overall pick in 2014 draft. First NFL appearance (in relief): 14 of 24, …

Infractions, lack of discipline cost Steelers in loss to Buccaneers

By Alan Robinson
Highly penalized. Highly unpredictable. Highly undisciplined. Highly susceptible to losing a game just like this. And maybe a new low for the Mike Tomlin era. …

Starkey: Slapstick Steelers deserved to lose

By Joe Starkey
If you looked hard enough Sunday evening, you could practically see Heinz Field blushing in shame. Has there been a more embarrassing football weekend in …

Steelers secondary aims to improve execution in order to prevent future mistakes

By Mark Kaboly
When and where were the only questions because it eventually was going to happen. Unfortunately for the Steelers, it happened at the worst time: in …

NFL record little solace for Steelers WR Brown

By Ralph N. Paulk
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown rewrote the NFL record books Sunday at Heinz Field with his 20th consecutive game with at least five receptions and 50-plus …

Bucs’ Murphy turns back the clock to burn Steelers again

By Chris Harlan
Louis Murphy holds a fondness for fourth quarters at Heinz Field and the Styx classic Renegade. “Something about this place, it’s electric,” said the Tampa …

Steelers notebook: Harrison feeling down after loss in return

By Alan Robinson
So much for crowd effect. The Steelers introduced their starting defense for the second home game in a row, and newly returned linebacker James Harrison …

Buccaneers notebook: Glennon shows promise in comeback

By Chris Harlan
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith has a simple way to evaluate quarterbacks. “You judge quarterbacks based on how they finish the game,” Smith said after Sunday afternoon’s 27-24 victory over the Steelers at Heinz Field. In that case, his quarterback passed. …

Steelers game changers: Early sack, strip of Roethlisberger set tone

By Alan Robinson
The Steelers talked and talked all week about the dangers of playing a motivated team. They bounced back themselves from a 20-point Thursday night loss …

Steelers’ LeBeau faces another challenge

By Mark Kaboly
It happens about once a year — like clockwork. The Steelers defense has a bad game and the narrative quickly emerges that football has passed …

Steelers notebook: Win would bode well for playoff chances

By Alan Robinson
History says beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday could make the Steelers’ season. If they win, they’ll be at least 3-1 after four games for the 15th time since divisional play began in 1970. They made the playoffs 13 …

Play to watch: Buccaneers still rely on old, reliable run play to create seams

By Mark Kaboly
In an era of the read option and zone stretch, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still like to go old school when it comes to their running game. The Buccaneers will incorporate some of the new-age running plays against the Steelers …

Steelers DE Heyward making strides

By Ralph N. Paulk
Cam Heyward hears the whispers of criticism, mostly that he’s not the dominant pass rusher the Steelers envisioned when they snatched him off the board …

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NFL

NFL notebook: Bills demote Manuel, name Orton starting QB

By Tribune-Review
Cardinals running back and former Steeler Jonathan Dwyer was formally charged with assaulting his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. An indictment released late Friday charges Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault, …