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Steelers Vs Colts Game Rewind

Your game notes.

First Half

– Kick coverage: Justin Gilbert-Robert Golden (hello old friend)-Sammie Coates-Roosevelt Nix-Vince Williams-Chris Boswell-Tyler Matakevich-Anthony Chickillo-Fitzgerald Toussaint-Artie Burns-Jordan Dangerfield

– When it works, it’s praised. When it doesn’t, you get killed. Lawrence Timmons carrying TY Hilton here and William Gay gets home on the blitz.

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– Stunt 4-3! It’s been used a ton over the last month. Some slight variations. But cocked nose tackle.

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Javon Hargrave high IQ on screen. Makes the tackle.

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– Punt return: Fitzgerald Toussaint-Anthony Chickillo-Ryan Shazier-Tyler Matakevich-L.J. Fort-Roosevelt Nix-Jordan Dangerfieldon the line. Sammie Coates and Artie Burns/Justin Gilbert the jammers.

– Split zone with the fullback. Nice change up. And Nix with a strong cutblock on the backside EMOL.

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– Great break by Eli Rogers. 30 yard gain on third down.

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– Offensive line changing their splits on the Le’Veon Bell touchdown. Ramon Foster and Maurkice Pouncey tighten up so they can double-team the DT, then Foster climbs to the LB.

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Daniel McCullers on the field goal kick team. That’s fun.

Stephon Tuitt punched the right guard so hard it injured him. Nice.

– Example of power and leverage from Hargrave. Really good game.

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– Draw play. Use Marcus Gilbert on a pass set to influence the LDE, sending him upfield and creating a lane.

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– Kick return. Front five: Arthur Moats-Tyler Matakevich-Vince Williams-Anthony Chickillo-L.J. Fort. Sean Davis behind. Jesse James/David Johnson/Roosevelt Nix. Fitzgerald Toussaint/Sammie Coates.

Jesse James with a key block on Ben Roethlisberger’s first touchdown.

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-Another great play by Hargrave. Quick, violent hands to swim over the center, back forced to pick him up. Ryan Shazier free on a green dog.

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– And Shazier beats the pulling guard here. TFL.

– Punt coverage: On the line is Vince Williams-L.J. Fort-Greg Warren-Tyler Matakevich-Anthony Chickillo. Robert Golden the upback, Roosevelt Nix/Sean Davis the wings. Sammie Coates and Cobi Hamilton the gunners.

Ross Cockrell nice job at the catch point.

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Jarvis Jones nice job of cutting under the trap block on the goalline, stuffing the play.

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Second Half

– Just a couple notes here. Nice open field tackle by Artie Burns on Donte Moncrief.

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– Steelers punt protection team was pretty bad. Too much interior pressure, happened on three occasions.

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– End on a positive note. David DeCastro was mauling guys on his trap blocks. Cracking skulls. Really fun to watch.

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