Articles by Matthew Marczi

James Harrison Sets Defensive Tone For Steelers

It wasn’t even certain if James Harrison would be active for the Pittsburgh Steelers when they hosted the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday. He had missed the previous two games with a knee injury, and in his absence, the Steelers saw the return of Jarvis Jones, whose injury in the third…


A Clockwork Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown continues to run like clockwork, adding an additional seven receptions, 72 yards, and one touchdown to his 2014 resume against the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday afternoon. On the year, Brown now has 122 receptions, 1570 receiving yards, and 12 touchdown receptions, all of which…


Steelers vs Chiefs Live Update And Discussion Thread: Second Half

The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the second half with a 10-6 lead on the strength of a one-yard rushing touchdown by Le’Veon Bell. The Baltimore Ravens, meanwhile, have fallen behind 17-0 in the AFC North. Still, a win over the Kansas City Chiefs would send the Steelers to the playoffs either way. The Steelers ended…


Steelers vs Chiefs Live Update And Discussion Thread: First Half

The Pittsburgh Steelers step on to the Heinz Field turf in just a few moments with the possibility of finishing the day clinching a postseason berth for the first time in three years. They have already secured a winning record after finishing 8-8 in each of the past two seasons, but…


Steelers vs Chiefs – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot at stake as they return to Heinz Field for their 15th game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs. If they emerge victorious, securing their 10th win of the season, they will also secure their entry into the postseason for the first time…


Steelers vs Chiefs – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot at stake as they return to Heinz Field for their 15th game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs. If they emerge victorious, securing their 10th win of the season, they will also secure their entry into the postseason for the first time…


Steelers vs Falcons Film Review: Markus Wheaton

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Markus Wheaton has had an up and down season, and perhaps not the debut starting performance that he was hoping for, even though it started off quite well. Through 14 games, he still has just two touchdowns, while rookie Martavis Bryant has seven on his…


Steelers vs Falcons Film Review: Mike Adams

Mike Adams, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 former second-round draft pick who was as recently as the start of last season viewed as the team’s potential left tackle of the season, has been solidly entrenched in the swing tackle job since his benching after the fourth game of last year. Since…


Steelers vs Falcons Film Review: Sean Spence

Third-year Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence has been starting the majority of the season in the absence—and more recently, the presence—of rookie Ryan Shazier, who began the season as a starter but has since been limited primarily to special teams. While he has been adequate, Spence has had issues…


Steelers vs Falcons Film Review: Vince Williams

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams has been logging the majority of the snaps alongside Lawrence Timmons over the course of the last several weeks, after hardly seeing any time in the beginning of the season. Of course, rookie Ryan Shazier was the starting inside linebacker at the beginning of…



Steelers vs Falcons Film Review: Martavis Bryant

Although he only finished the game with three catches for 31 yards against the Atlanta Falcons, I liked some of the things that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant showed during the game, including some things away from the ball. This catch early on in the game, for example….


Steelers vs Falcons Film Review: Counter Power

The Pittsburgh Steelers found great success against the Bengals using the counter power with the pulling guard two weeks ago. Of course, it’s a play that they’ve run throughout the season, but it took on a greater stature following its clinical application on the field in Cincinnati. The offensive line,…


Steelers Showing Versatility In Offensive Personnel, Usage

The Pittsburgh Steelers may still pass more than they run the ball, the offense still feels as though it has been more balanced than it has in recent years. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley has done of good job of varying personnel packages and being multiple from those packages, in addition…


Steelers Will Have Decision To Make If James Harrison Is Healthy

Ever since suffering a knee injury at some point during the course of the game three weeks ago against the New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison has been slow to return to the field. This was in spite of the fact that he had just recently taken…