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Steelers Film Room: Bluff Stack Tear 2 Coverage

If you follow the site, you know I love breaking down using Dick LeBeau’s playbook and applying it to this current Keith Butler defense. We’ll do that again today with Butler/LeBeau’s Bluff Stack Tear Coverage. The basic principle behind the coverage is a blitz-heavy pre-snap look before bluffing and bailing…


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A Saturday Roster Move Could Be Forthcoming For The Steelers

While there’s still a few days of practice left for the Pittsburgh Steelers before they play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Heinz Field, it’s currently looking like veteran safety Will Allen won’t be able to play due to the left ankle injury that he suffered Monday night against the…



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Jordan Berry Rebounds With Six Punts Inside The 20

In the hopes of securing a future at the position, the Pittsburgh Steelers this season opted to go with first-year punter Jordan Berry after finding a buyer for incumbent Brad Wing, who admittedly had an up-and-down rookie season. Berry more or less steamrolled through the preseason, finishing high in the…



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Robert Golden, Third Safety, Could See First Start Sunday

There have been a number of occasions during the season thus far in which the Pittsburgh Steelers were short a safety due to injury, requiring a backup to come in to spell the injured starter, usually for a series or two. Of the two starting safeties, they have just one…


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Steelers Defense Embracing Sub-Packages Under Keith Butler

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was certainly not averse to new ideas on the defensive side of the ball. After all, there are many staple features of today’s defenses that are rooted in some of LeBeau’s own innovations and refinements in years past. One principle that he remained…



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Series Of Forgotten Plays Led To Steelers Victory Monday Night

Thanks to the efforts of Le’Veon Bell and Mike Vick’s timely elevated play, the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to escape San Diego with a crucial 24-20 victory to improve to 3-2 on the season. While Markus Wheaton’s 72-yard touchdown reception and Bell’s one-yard walk-off romp were the highlights, several other,…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Five

It was quintessential Cowher Power for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they went all old school over the San Diego Chargers. With the kind of dismal quarterback play forcing Steelers fans to reminisce the days of Steve Bono, David Woodley, Todd Blackledge…and yes…even Kent Graham, the Michael Vick Experience was all…


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Steelers Film Room: Chargers Sack Breakdown

Our weekly Pittsburgh Steelers sack breakdown, turning to the film for the three given up Monday night against the San Diego Chargers. 1. 3rd and 6, 7:10 1st. 11 personnel. Steelers keep seven in to block against what is essentially a four man rush. With Mike Vick shoved out of bounds,…


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Roosevelt Nix Becoming One Of Mike Tomlin’s Guys

It no longer seems necessary to provide the backstory of Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix, a first-year player who started out at linebacker with the club back in January before being moved to the offensive side of the ball and ultimately sticking on the 53-man roster coming out of the…



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Chris Boswell Shows Poise, Leg In NFL Debut

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially waived kicker Garrett Hartley from injured reserve yesterday after he suffered a significant hamstring injury late in the preseason, a couple of weeks into his tenure as the replacement for Shaun Suisham, the team’s kicker for the last several seasons who tore his ACL in the…


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Mike Vick Terrible On Third Down, Until He Wasn’t

In many different ways, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has been not far from awful without the services of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger under center, but perhaps the most dreadful display from the unit in his absence was its performance on third down—at least, that is, until it wasn’t. Roethlisberger went down…