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Breakdown Of Steelers NT Al Woods Versus Lions

By Alex Kozora Short breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Al Woods’ snaps vs the Detroit Lions. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run/Rush: 2/1 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 1:59 1st. LE in dime. Lined up as the three tech. Double-teamed by the LG/LT. Blown…



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Steelers See Al Woods As A Prototype Nose Tackle Moving Forward

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Al Woods has quietly logged 76 snaps on defense so far this season with most of them coming at the nose tackle position in relief of starter Steve McLendon in the base defense. This past week, defensive line coach John Mitchell was asked by David Todd…


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David DeCastro Had His Hands Full With Ndamukong Suh

By Matthew Marczi Following the last game, some were quick to glance at the official stats sheet and draw hasty conclusions about the game based purely on what was reflected in the numbers, and not the tape itself. The main narrative promoted immediately after the game was the lack of…


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Jarvis Jones Becoming More Acclimated To The Defense

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones got his first start in a few weeks since being demoted because LaMarr Woodley was forced to sit out the game with an injury. He only played sparsely, and occasionally in specialized roles, in the interim, so it is difficult to draw conclusions about his…



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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Lions

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers week 11 victory over the Detroit Lions. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Jarvis Jones getting subpackage reps at ILB. – Detroit uses a “man beater”, Trips Bunch. Reggie Bush with outside stem then bursts inside. Lawrence Timmons…



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Late First-Half Stand Was A Momentum-Builder

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a blistering start against the Detroit Lions, with wide receiver Antonio Brown going for two long touchdowns to finish off Pittsburgh’s first two drives of the game, they were forced to withstand a torrid attack in the second quarter that…


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Steelers Red Zone Execution Still Lacking After Lions Game

By Matthew Marczi As much as the offense seemed to get it together this past Sunday against the Detroit Lions—at least in the passing game—when the Pittsburgh Steelers got into the red zone, their season-long struggles reared their ugly head once again On this day, however, the struggles were clearly…




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2013 NFL Week 10 & 11 TOX Stats

I forgot to post the TOX stats last week so below are the stats from Week 10, Week 11 and the new year to date totals heading into the Thursday night game. In Week 10, the teams with a plus two TOX differential went 8-2 (80.0%). In Week 11, those…