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Where In The World Is Will Johnson?

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers really should be using Will Johnson more. They have been falling behind so far and so quickly that it has neutered their ability to be more varied and unpredictable, which generally calls for more receiving options—in other words, few two back sets, and lots…


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Brownies In First, Steelers The Worst: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz As it stands at the week five checkpoint in the 2013 NFL season, the AFC North is substandard. The combined record of the North teams is a sub-500 7-10, lowlighted by the 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers. Strangely enough, the Cleveland Browns are holding down the 1st place spot…


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Comeback Story Or Tragedy: How Will The 2013 Steelers Season End?

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-4 for the first time since 1968, and the pervasive feeling is that the losing will continue. If it does, the stories that sprout from the losing squad aren’t difficult to imagine. Following the Steelers final game this year against the Cleveland Browns…


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Breakdown Of New Steelers T Levi Brown Versus Buccaneers

By Alex Kozora Snap-by-snap breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steeler left tackle Levi Brown (#75) in his last game with the Arizona Cardinals versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run Block/Pass Block: 0/3 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Pass….


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Rethinking The OLB Platoon

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, overall perhaps, has been able to acclimate himself reasonably well to a starting role so early on in his career. I have in the past taken a look at his success against the run in the team’s previous game against…


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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Vikings

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers/Minnesota Vikings Week Four matchup. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening kickoff coverage. L1 – Robert Golden L2 – Shamarko Thomas L3 – William Gay L4 – Terence Garvin L5 – Jarvis Jones R1 – Chris Carter R2…


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Steelers Versus Vikings – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut. David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio …


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Steelers Versus Vikings – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers were off to a strong start on their kick return coverage this season, and it continued into this game, with Shamarko Thomas making Cordarrelle Patterson pay for taking back the opening kickoff from nine yards deep, short of the 20. Likewise, the running defense got…


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If Levi Brown Plays, Steelers Will Have To Give Him Outside Help

Pro Football Focus has new Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Levi Brown down for 25 sacks allowed in his last 36 games played and that includes the first four games he has played this season with the Arizona Cardinals. I have now gone back and looked at each and every one of…



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The Bell Tolled Well Against The Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell only rushed for 57 yards Sunday in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but several of runs really showed what kind of skills and abilities he has. Below are a few that really stuck out to me when going back through the all-22…


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Competition At Inside Linebacker Still Going?

By Matthew Marczi Is there any clarity yet at the inside linebacker spot? After the events of the past three weeks, I do not believe so. Even though Kion Wilson had been listed as the starter replacing the injured Larry Foote, he only played a quarter of the team’s snaps…


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The Better It Sounds, The Worse It Feels

By Matthew Marczi The better it sounds, the less optimistic I am that this deal will make much of a difference. When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded with the Arizona Cardinals for the services of left tackle Levi Brown, I was not entirely sure what to think….


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2013 NFL Week 4 TOX Stats

Week four of the 2013 NFL season has now come and gone and below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. We knew a correction was on the way in the next two weeks and we got it this week as the plus two or…