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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Second Half – Troy Polamalu appears to be cheating on this route, expecting a corner route. Not sure why though. Saw something on film study? It’s just odd because it’s typical for the Browns…


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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Robert Golden, Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, and Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth and Michael Palmer continue to be the next two up. Cody Wallace and…


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Martavis Bryant, DHB Could Be Heading For Weekly Battle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have scored one touchdown in the red zone over the course of their last two games on seven trips inside their opponents’ 20-yard line. While they already came into that span toward the bottom of the spectrum in terms of red zone efficiency around the league, they…


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Second Demotion For Cortez Allen Raises Long-Term Questions

Once considered a long-term projected, fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen steadily ascended through his first two seasons in the NFL, graduating from dime back to nickel back, and finally to starter by year three. The Steelers chose to let Keenan Lewis leave in free agency without even making an…



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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Matt Spaeth

If you look at the snap count numbers for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ run-heavy personnel, such as fullback Will Johnson and second tight end Matt Spaeth, you would think that the team went into the game against the Cleveland Browns looking to air the ball out. Johnson hardly played, while Spaeth…


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LeBeau Thinks McCullers’ Strength Will Help Him Overcome Lack Leverage

Due to injuries on the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line, rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is expected to make his regular season debut Monday night against the Houston Texans and the oversized Tennessee product can’t wait to show what he can do. “I’m excited. Anything can happen in a week. I…



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Haley Set To Face The Man He Hired To Run His Defense In Kansas City

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, there will be two coordinators going against each other that know one another very well. When Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-11, Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel…



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Hines Ward Thinks No-Huddle Play Calling By Ben Roethlisberger Deserves Blame

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward took a measured shot at his former quarterback Wednesday, but it might not be a very factual one. During Wednesday’s edition of “Pro Football Talk” on NBC Sports, Ward blamed the Steeles current offensive struggles on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Ward said he believes…



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Numbers Crunch: The Jerricho Cotchery Effect

By Alex Kozora It goes without saying the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has been underwhelming. Despite having top five players at three key skill positions, it’s a unit that ranks 23rd in points per game. There are a variety of issues that can be attributed. One focuses around the production out…


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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the…


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Steelers vs Browns II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. On Dri Archer’s first kick return, Vince Williams missed his block, which got Archer tackled on the 14. The ‘start’ by Lance Moore was evidently a token gesture,…