Articles by Matthew Marczi

Steelers Must Not Abandon Run In Red Zone Again

If there is one thing that I would change from last week’s game to implement into today’s game, it would be to see the Pittsburgh Steelers run a more balanced offense inside the red zone, both in terms of plays executed and in personnel formations utilized. Against the Chiefs, the…


‘Bulletin Board’ A Blank Slate Hours Before Kickoff

So what about those bulletin boards? What do they say on them in the hours leading up to the game? Do you think anybody in the New England Patriots locker room still gives a damn if somebody thinks they’re assholes? Or do you think they are more focused on filling…


AFC Conference Finals Steelers Vs Patriots – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing in their biggest game today that they have played in the past six years. The New England Patriots are not. For a large cross-section of their roster, this is decidedly been-there, done-that territory. Many of them were here just last year, and many of those…


O-Line Can Pave The Way Toward Super Bowl LI For Steelers

I am well aware that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line has been discussed quite a bit over the course of the past week on this site. Just on my own, I have done film studies of about of the Steelers’ tackles from the last game in addition to bringing news…


Steelers Must Be Wary Of New England’s Scrappy CB Tandem

Over the course of the past decade, the New England Patriots have tried to hit with high draft picks at the cornerback position, and that plan has not really worked out. They did hit in free agency with Darrelle Revis for one season, which helped get them back over the…




Cobi Hamilton: ‘We’re All Number Two’ Receivers

As I wrote about yesterday, one of the storylines that we might find ourselves in during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Patriots is who the Steelers are going to get to step up for them outside of their primarily playmakers, namely wide receiver Antonio Brown…


Young Defensive Nucleus Built On Past Three Drafts

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense takes the field, they will be doing so with a unit that looks dramatically different from the one that they fielded the last time they found themselves in the AFC Championship Game, six seasons ago. After all, only three players on the Steelers’ roster on…



Film Room: Marcus Gilbert Quiets Chiefs’ Rush

The offensive line has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks, and for good reason. Their rise to prominence has been an essential ingredient in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ nine-game winning streak, during which they have primarily relied upon the running game—but they have also been among the best…


Steelers Up For Offensive Line Of The Year Award

From the start of the season to now, the Pittsburgh Steelers could stake a claim for the most improved team. After all, there was a point at which they were 4-5, and are now bringing with them into the Conference Championship round the longest active winning streak at nine games….


2017 South Side Questions: How Will Defense Pressure Tom Brady?

The regular season is now over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…