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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Jason Worilds

There’s something about the Pittsburgh Steelers that drives many of their fans to become amateur scouts of sorts, seemingly more than most teams, at least in my experience. They record the games and re-watch them on their own so that they can be informed with first-hand accounts of player performances. From what I’ve gathered, however, […]

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Panthers Waive Former Steelers Draft Pick, WR Toney Clemons

A few of the early cuts are starting to come in as teams are working towards getting their rosters down to 75 by Tuesday afternoon. The Carolina Panthers are one team that’s not wasting down getting down to the number and it’s already being reported that wide receiver Toney Clemons has been waived. Clemons, who […]

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Steelers DE Brett Keisel Set To Be 5th Oldest Defensive Player In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel will return for a 13th season in 2014, but you might be surprised to know that the soon-to-be 36-year-old is still not in the top-four oldest defensive players still in the league. Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson currently gets the honor of being the oldest defensive player in the […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Second half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. Second Half – 2nd of the half. Steelers in 12 personnel, two receivers to the offense’s left. Justin Brown is in the slot next to Antonio Brown. – Inside zone. Le’Veon Bell with a poor decision. Bounces the […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. First Half – I usually start with the special teams’ groupings here but check out my article yesterday on who ran well for the full, and more detailed, breakdown. – Cam Thomas against started at LDE in the […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Third Preseason Game Edition

After having reviewed the tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ third preseason game, here are my predictions for the 53-man roster as it currently stands. Note that the last several spots can change dramatically in the final preseason game, which is often largely dedicated to eking out those last few roster spot battles. Quarterback (3): Ben […]

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Steelers vs Eagles – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Steelers’ first-team offense in against the Eagles’ reserve defense. Quickly forces a third and nine. Markus Wheaton’s 10-yard reception kept the drive going. Le’Veon Bell with a false cut to the outside probably […]

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Steelers vs Eagles – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. On the third play of the Eagles’ opening drive, Jason Worilds was turned inside, providing a clean lane for LeSean McCoy. While Ryan Shazier nearly got to the play, he couldn’t put forth […]

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Why The Steelers Defense Is Broken And How To Fix It

By Michael K. Reynolds Is there anyone still out there who still believes the Pittsburgh Steelers have a dominant defense? So far this preseason they looked poor against the New York Giants, fared only slightly better against the Buffalo Bills and got completely demolished by Philadelphia Eagles. Do we really believe the problem is that […]

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Steelers Special Team Positional Report Post Eagles Game

By Alex Kozora Because it never gets the love it deserves, today I’m breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers special teams groups – unit by unit – from the Thursday night loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Kick Coverage First Team Second Team Kick Return First Team Second Team Reaction Although there have been injuries to Shaq […]

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Steelers Lacking In Red Zone Opportunities, Performance

The Pittsburgh Steelers have scored five offensive touchdowns through three preseason games. Two of them have come from within the red zone. None of them have come on the ground. In fact, the Steelers have gotten very little red zone work, which is partially explained by touchdown receptions going for 27, 33, and 76 yards. […]

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Key Roster Battles Heading Into Steelers Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have one preseason game let on their 2014 schedule and that means the final roster cuts are just over a week away. While most of the spots on the final 53 man roster are already spoken for, a few battles for the remaining spots are still likely ongoing. Here is a […]

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Steelers’ Thursday Showing May Demand Extended Encore From Starters

Needless to say for anybody who actually watched the game, the 10-point deficit that the final scoreboard read certainly does not do justice to how soundly the Philadelphia Eagles handled the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. The most telling fact is that the Eagles were so satisfied with their own players’ performances that they were […]

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Shaun Suisham’s Troubling Preseason Continues

Shaun Suisham is coming off a season in which set a career-high in field goal percentage, connecting on 30 of 32 attempts at a rate of 93.8 percent. That just edged out his debut season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010, during which he made 14 of 15 field goals in the final seven games […]

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Eagles Offense A Tough Task For Ill-Prepared Steelers Defense

Even though the Philadelphia Eagles may have lost their first two preseason games, that hardly means that they were not a significant challenge for the Pittsburgh Steelers, particularly when it comes to trying to stop their up-tempo offense. And even though the third preseason game is supposed to be, by tradition, the ‘dress rehearsal’ for […]

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Steelers Secondary Must Find Less Hands-On Approach To Covering

All in all, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerbacks got off to a reasonably good start last night before their hands-on approach to the position began drawing the ire of Ed Hochuli, whom the clock operator learned is not somebody you want to get angry. As the Philadelphia Eagles worked their way down the field on their […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Friday Night Five Questions

With the Pittsburgh Steelers third preseason game now already in the books, we can all sit back and watch the rest of the games over the course of the next few days. It’s a lazy Friday evening, so if you have some extra time, please answer the five questions I have for you below. 1. […]

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Steelers Film Room: LeSean McCoy Touchdown Part Of Eagles Packaged Plays

When Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has his offense firing on all cylinders, it really is fun to watch. Kelly is a master of doing a lot out of one formation with very interchangeable personnel. Packaged plays. Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Eagles first touchdown to running back LeSean McCoy was not […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds You can put as much lipstick on the pig of a performance the Pittsburgh Steelers produced against the Philadelphia Eagles but you’re still left with a slab of ugly bacon and a first class sizzling. That whooshing noise you heard early in the first quarter was the expectations of fans for […]

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Steelers Gradkowski, Blake, Polamalu Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Eagles

Its hard to find a lot of good individual performances in the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles, but Pro Football Focus thinks that they have identified a few. According to their first glance at the tape, quarterback Bruce Gradkowski (2.4), wide receiver Antonio Brown (2.4) and center Maurkice Pouncey (2.2) received […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Player Snap Counts

The below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % R.Foster G 45 71% 1 3% M.Gilbert T 45 71% 1 3% D.DeCastro G […]

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Picture At Wide Receiver Still Fuzzy Heading Into Preseason Finale

For all the talk and attention that has surrounded Pittsburgh Steelers second-year wide receiver Justin Brown, there has really been very little to show for it when you turn on the preseason footage. Brown went without a catch—perhaps even without a target, without having been able to fully review the game yet—last night in the […]

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Bell, Blount Serve As Tomlin’s Beasts Of Burden

A day after getting into legal trouble for possession of marijuana, Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were punished, in a sense, by playing well into the fourth quarter of a blowout defeat in the third preseason game by the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that he […]

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Steelers Knee-Jerk Reaction – 15 Sacrifices To The Turk

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made it through three preseason games, so that means the next major date on the NFL calendar is Tuesday—the day rosters must be trimmed down to 75. For Pittsburgh, that means saying goodbye to 15 players. As has frequently been the case over the last several seasons, the Steelers will […]

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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers WR Martavis Bryant

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Ben Roethlisberger has been campaigning for a tall receiver for years. Over the past few seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers brought back Plaxico Burress and signed Derek Moye but neither fit the bill as a true downfield, red-zone threat. The Steelers appear to have finally addressed that need in the offense by […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their second preseason game of the 2014 season Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. I really had to reach for some winners and I could write […]

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