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Todd Haley Lets The Wildcat Out Of The Bag

By Matthew Marczi I am not entirely sure what the biggest surprise of the last game was, but it could have been a tie between the performance of Guy Whimper at right tackle and the installation of the Wildcat offense with Le’Veon Bell. Since I will be writing pieces on…


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Tight End A Good Look On Mike Adams, For Now

By Matthew Marczi Although Jim Wexell Tweeted out just prior to the game to look for Mike Adams at tight end, the fact that he actually played tight end—and significantly—for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the  Baltimore Ravens this past week was probably somewhat surprising to most people. Even I was…


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Big Play William Gay Knows He Nearly Allowed One Against The Ravens

For now, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay will remain the starter opposite Ike Taylor and certainly deserves to be. Gay, who has long been the whipping boy for Steelers fans around the world, is currently ranked by Pro Football Focus as the 15th best cornerback in the league seven weeks…


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Stopping The Raiders Running Game Includes Stopping QB Terrelle Pryor

One of the biggest chores that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will have this coming Sunday against the Oakland Raiders will be stopping the run. Not only will they have to focus on shutting down running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings, they will have quarterback Terrelle Pryor to worry about…


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Jason Takes Baltimore – The Bad

By Matthew Marczi As has pretty much always been the case with Jason Worilds, the fourth-year outside linebacker sprinkled in both some good and some bad during his fill-in starting performance for Jarvis Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. At times, he displayed veteran awareness of his surroundings, and at others,…


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Jason Takes Baltimore – The Good

By Matthew Marczi As has pretty much always been the case with Jason Worilds, the fourth-year outside linebacker sprinkled in both some good and some bad during his fill-in starting performance for Jarvis Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. At times, he displayed veteran awareness of his surroundings, and at others,…


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LaMarr Woodley Contributes To Winning Effort Against Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley is being asked to do more for the team than he ever has, now that he is being counted upon to generate the majority of the team’s pressures, or so it seems. Fellow outside linebackers Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones still…



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2013 NFL Week 7 TOX Stats

Week 7 is now way behind us and week 8 gets underway this evening. Below are your weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. The TOX stat teams with a plus two or better number finished 7-2 (77.8%) and that again was a little lower than I…


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Ike Taylor Almost Certain To Be Back In 2014

Now that the contract of cornerback Ike Taylor has been restructured, it will increase his 2014 cap hit by almost $1.5 million and that means he will be nearly a $5 million dead money hit if released prior to next season. Taylor is scheduled to earn a base salary of…





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Steelers Versus Ravens Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Another look at the sacks and penalties allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their win over the Baltimore Ravens. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE LARGE VERSION 1. 2nd and 10, 11:28 2nd. Shotgun, empty. Slightly unusual look. Heath Miller the No. 1 receiver (closest to the…