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Will Allen Attributes Red Zone Defense To Training Camp Reps

It was how the Pittsburgh Steelers’ started practice almost every day at Latrobe. Ball on the two. The famous “seven shots” series. That practice is paying off on Sundays. In a great article on Steelers.com, which has a ton of informative quotes to check out, Will Allen makes a direct…


AFC North Week 10 Recap: Bengals Fall From Unbeaten Ranks

So you’re saying there’s a chance the Pittsburgh Steelers can still win the AFC North? Well, not really, but nobody really gave the Houston Texans a chance to beat the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night. Being as that happened, I suppose anything is still possible when it comes to the division….


Jacoby Jones Doesn’t Need To Be Liked To Be Good

Jacoby Jones is not the most popular man in Pittsburgh right now. In fact, after two games spent on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster, he is probably very near the top of the list of people that the city would like to see leave town. It’s bad enough, of course, that…


Defense Turning Things Around In Turnover Department

The majority of people were surely aware that the great success the Pittsburgh Steelers defense saw fairly consistently throughout the 2000s would not be something that was sustainable over time, but that harsh reality abruptly came to a head more or less in 2011, the year after the team’s most…


Steelers Gained Big On Hidden Penalty Yardage Against Browns

While the Pittsburgh Steelers offense may have put up an exceptional 459 yards on a haphazard Cleveland Browns defense that was shorthanded in the secondary and sold out against the run, the fact of the matter is that the actual damage was made all the more worse when you factor…


Pass Defense About More Than Just Yards Allowed

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, like the majority of the NFL, has continued to give up significant yardage through the air—the fact that 374 of their total 2784 yards allowed through the air came Sunday from Johnny Manziel doesn’t help—the sheer yardage total is less important than taking a big…


Steelers Red Zone Efficiency Still A Concern After Victory

One look at the Steelers 30-9 victory over the Cleveland Browns, and the 459 yards piled up by the offense, and one would quickly draw the conclusion that Pittsburgh once again was dominant in all phases of the game. While there were instances that statement rang true, a closer examination of the…


Week Ten Steelers Missed Tackles Report

For the second straight week, tackling was not an issue for Pittsburgh, as they kept their missed tackles in the single digits for consecutive weeks for the first time this season. No defensive player missed more than one stop, and only two tackles were whiffed in the entire first half,…



Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Gets Deep Ball Game Back On Track

Last week, I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to get second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant back on track with the deep ball in their Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns. Well, that wound up happening. Bryant was targeted 11 times on Sunday against the Browns and of the…


Steelers Film Room: Antonio Brown’s First Touchdown Against Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense again lit up the scoreboard Sunday afternoon, hitting the preseason goal of 30 points per game the last two weeks. Despite the myriad of injuries, the rules are still simple. Playmakers + good scheme = points. The rest can be masked. That’s what occurred on Antonio…


Steelers Vs. Browns: Player Snap Counts – Week 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to notch their sixth win of the season Sunday at Heinz Field over the Cleveland Browns and they now currently sit in fifth place in the AFC as a result. The snap counts from Sunday’s game have now been compiled and this week there are…


Jacoby Jones Botches Encore Showing With Steelers

Veteran return man Jacoby Jones, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ newest player, failed to return any of the three kickoffs that he saw during the game, and the one punt that he did ‘return’, of the four fielded, was in error. As poor as the blocking schemes up front have been in…



Steelers Defense Grounds Running Game During Season Of Improvement

In part fueled by the fact that played nearly the entire length of the game with the lead, the Pittsburgh Steelers passing defense left a lot to be desired, enabling second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel to have a career game. The former Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner attempted 45 passes, completing…