Articles by Matthew Marczi

Ravens Scraping Bottom Of Barrel For Injury Replacements On Offense

Boy, that Baltimore Ravens offensive line sure has taken a beating. Even its backups have gotten injured. Surprisingly, career reserve Ryan Jensen’s early stint in the starting lineup at center has gone above and beyond expectations, so far, but clearly, the line’s play as a whole has been a big…



Film Room: Roosevelt Nix Due To Block A Punt

They say that good things come to those who wait, but it wouldn’t seem to me that Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix is a man who can be accurately portrayed as a patient man. And it seems that each week he gets closer and closer to accomplishing in a meaningful…



Smith-Schuster Could Continue Taking Work From Martavis Bryant

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was penalized twice while failing to even garner a look in the passing game during his NFL debut in the team’s season opener. He has since added another two penalties, balanced out by two touchdowns. The 20-year-old became the youngest player in decades…





What To Do With James Harrison

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler said that 39-year-old outside linebacker James Harrison is going to dress for the first time in the past three weeks after being a healthy scratch two games in a row. Harrison said that he’s heard that he’s going to dress, but he has “no…


Untested Pass Defense Will Face Challenge In Travis Kelce

Through the first five games of the 2016 regular season, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been his usual difference-making self. He is already up to 29 receptions for 353 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The receptions and yardage numbers rank second only to the Eagles’ Zach…


2017 South Side Questions: Will O-Line Take Step Forward Sunday?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions…


Steelers 2017 Week 5 Special Teams Report

I think you know what time it is. It’s Friday, so that means (more likely than not for the next few months) that it’s special-teams fun time. in what is not even remotely a twist, today we will look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ performance on Sunday against the Jaguars. The…


Five-Wide Looks Ineffective But Improving

One of the topics that I find has been discussed of late on our boards has been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ assumed inclination to use five-wide sets, perhaps to some with excessive frequency. While this conversation in mind, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the…