Articles by Matthew Marczi


Trade Acquisitions Make An Impact In Losing Effort To Bears

The Pittsburgh Steelers made some uncharacteristic personnel moves late in the preseason this year when they made not one, but two trades for talent from other rosters, players who have starting experience and have value. They acquired tight end Vance McDonald from the 49ers, and then added safety J.J. Wilcox…




Muffed Punt Testing Length Of Eli Rogers’ Leash As Return Man

A lot of players had a bad day for the Pittsburgh Steelers to help crystalize a disheartening overtime loss in Chicago yesterday, but what really got the ball of turds rolling was the rough outing for third-year wide receiver Eli Rogers, who was a non-factor on offense, but only all…



Two Stalled Drives In Final Five Minutes An Eyesore Of Execution

There are many moments to point to as to when the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game yesterday was lost. Ultimately, for me, the defining moment—or moments—of failure were in the closing moments of regulation. The offense had not one, but two opportunities to author a game-winning drive in a tie score in…


Terrell Watson Has Successful Cameo As Short-Yardage Back

I don’t know about you, but I found it to be quite an interesting moment in the middle of the second quarter of yesterday’s game for the Pittsburgh Steelers when the coaching staff elected to remove Le’Veon Bell from the game, replacing him with Terrell Watson for the purpose of…



Ravens Back To Reality After Worst Loss In Franchise History

The Baltimore Ravens may not be the oldest franchise in the world—they are actually one of the youngest—but that doesn’t negate the impact of yesterday’s 44-7 defeat by the Jaguars in London as the biggest loss in franchise history. Well, actually it was tied for the biggest loss—that is, the…




Bears’ Backs Embarrass Steelers’ Run Defense

There is no shortage of valid reasons to complain about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game today, most of which focuses directly on their play, even if some dubious non-calls by the officials ended up playing a critical role in the final outcome of the game. But the most egregious issue throughout…