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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kick return unit. Front dive. Vince Williams, Kion Wilson (now wearing #48), Chris Carter, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. David Paulson/Michael Palmer the next two and Al Woods/Cam…


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Breakdown Of Steelers NT Al Woods Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora A play-by-play breakdown of the snaps played by nose tackle Al Woods against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 2 Run/Rush: 0/1 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 8:41 1st. LE in 34. Just three man rush. RT/TE block him 2. 1st…



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David DeCastro Earned Some Redemption After Recent Struggles

By Matthew Marczi Second-year guard David DeCastro was hitting his stride entering the Oakland Raiders game earlier this season when he suffered an ankle injury, forcing him to miss the following game against the New England Patriots. When he returned to play against the Buffalo Bills, he did not quite…


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Dink And Dunk? Not So Fast

By Matthew Marczi When the Steelers first brought in Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator, some criticized the decision to install what they pejoratively refer to as a ‘dink and dunk’ offense. As the season progressed and the team started losing games, many more joined in to the chorus….


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Troy Polamalu Back To Normal Against The Browns

Matthew Marczi Redemption was a big theme this week, with several players that have struggled the past couple weeks having somewhat of a bounce back game against the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps nobody needed, nor had, a bigger turnaround than Troy Polamalu. Against both the run and the pass, Polamalu was…



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Can Cameron Heyward Return Kicks?

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a roll and hopes are high again which means for the time being everyone is playing nice-nice with the coaches. But that doesn’t mean we let them entirely off the hook, especially with a 5-6 record still looming. For there remain some real…



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Setting The Facts Straight About LaMarr Woodley And Jason Worilds

With Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds now fresh off a solid two game performance, the talk about re-signing him and releasing LaMarr Woodley during the offseason is of course back in high gear. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation floating around on this subject and so it is time…


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Is Kelvin Beachum The Next Hines Ward?

By Michael K. Reynolds In 1998, using the second of their two third round draft picks, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected one of the greatest receivers in their gloried history. He was part receiver, part running back, with a dash of quarterback sprinkled in for good measure. He was Hines Ward, a tough as…




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Ben Roethlisberger Can Break A Terry Bradshaw Record Thursday Night

Lost in the Pittsburgh Steelers up and down 2013 season is the fact that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is quietly putting together a franchise passing record year. With 3,118 passing yards so far on the season, Roethlisberger has totaled the most passing yards by a Steelers player in the team’s first…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Browns

By David Todd This one was a laugher. Behind a defense that forced four turnovers, registered five sacks and scored its first touchdown of the season the Steelers rolled to an easy 27-11 win over the Browns at a cold and blustery First Energy Stadium in Cleveland. Despite playing without…