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Week 10 Steelers Vs Browns First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers notched their first division win of the season thanks to the performance of backup quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. Of course, it was Landry Jones who started the game at…




Tuitt Attributes Success To Strong Work Ethic

Stephon Tuitt has truly broken out this season. The only thing that has tripped him up this season is a pesky knee injury he is hopefully finally over, as evident by his statement he would be ditching his knee brace. As he tells Teresa Varley of Steelers.com the product of…


Week 10 Steelers’ Defensive Sack Breakdown

We’ll continue our weekly Wednesday series, breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers six sacks from Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. It was an unusual day for the Steelers defense, as they technically recorded a sack on the Browns first offensive play of the game, but really failed to apply much…


Steelers’ DL Buying Into The John Mitchell Motto

You don’t often hear from John Mitchell. About the only time the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive line coach makes a media appearance is during the draft when the team selects a player Mitchell will be responsible for. And almost on cue, Mitchell talks about one trait he looks for. Run to…


How Does Martavis Bryant Stack Up To Randy Moss So Far?

Even before he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Clemson, more than just a few analyst were comparing wide receiver Martavis Bryant to the great Randy Moss. Now that the Bryant has effectively played a full season’s worth of…




Steelers Film Room: Scar Fire Zone Blitz

We are back in the film room today. And as we’ve done so many times before, we’re back breaking down yet another of Keith Butler Fire Zone blitzes. Like each previous installment, we will lean on Dick LeBeau’s 2002 Cincinnati Bengals’ playbook to examine their Scare Fire Zone. It created…


Steelers Now 7th Overall In Weekly AP NFL Power Rankings

Ready for another set of NFL power rankings? No? Ok, here we go. The Associated Press has been putting out a weekly NFL power rankings for several years now and they are formulated based on the rankings of 12 national media voters of which two are former NFL head coaches…


Joey Porter Happy With Pass-Rush Rotation

Much has been talked about the variety of changes coming to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense as they transitioned this year away from Dick LeBeau and to new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who was of course the team’s linebackers coach for over a decade. One of the most interesting tweaks, which…


How Fair Is The Questioning Of Jacoby Jones On Ball Security?

Dri Archer has never been so popular in Pittsburgh since he was released two weeks ago in order for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make room on their 53-man roster for their newest return man, the veteran Jacoby Jones. While Archer had yet to establish himself in about a season and…


Cam Newton, Antonio Brown Not Paid To Be Role Models

It seems as though the subject is brought up every year at some point or another, fueled usually by some type of on-field activity to which someone, often an outsider, has taken umbrage: a professional athlete has acted in a manner that is not befitting of a role model. Now…