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Steelers vs Falcons Film Review: Martavis Bryant

Although he only finished the game with three catches for 31 yards against the Atlanta Falcons, I liked some of the things that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant showed during the game, including some things away from the ball. This catch early on in the game, for example….


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Steelers vs Falcons Film Review: Counter Power

The Pittsburgh Steelers found great success against the Bengals using the counter power with the pulling guard two weeks ago. Of course, it’s a play that they’ve run throughout the season, but it took on a greater stature following its clinical application on the field in Cincinnati. The offensive line,…



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Steelers Vs. Chiefs: Friday Night Five Questions

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at Heinz Field and if they win they’ll lock up a playoff spot. This really figures to be a close game once again and it won’t be surprising if it comes down to the final possession. We have a lot…


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The Value Of Will Allen

With safety Troy Polamalu listed as doubtful for Sunday’s tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs, Will Allen is likely to start at strong safety. The clamoring to give second year safety Shamarko Thomas a shot has continued to escalate but starting Allen makes the most sense. Last Sunday showed the…


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Audio: Friday Interview With Josh Taylor On Trib Live Radio

Friday afternoon I again joined Josh Taylor for an interview on his show that can be heard on Trib Live Radio and we covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare to play the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at Heinz Field. We discuss the Friday injury report in addition…


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Steelers Film Room: Near Sacks Result in Splash Plays

Splash plays and a lack of sacks. Two components that have made this version of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense difficult to watch and certainly uncharacteristic of seasons past. Those two areas can be separated by inches and fractions of a second. And after combing through some of the recent big…


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Chiefs Defense Susceptible To Runs Between The 20s

While the Kansas City Chiefs defense is impressive when it comes to not giving up deep passes and keeping opponents out of their own end zone, they have shown this season that they can be run on between the 20s. Entering Week 16, the Chiefs defense has allowed an average…


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The End Of Troy Polamalu’s Illustrious Career Might Be Very Near

The Pittsburgh Steelers have two games remaining in their 2014 regular season and should they fail to make the playoffs, there’s a chance that those final two contests could be the last ones played by safety Troy Polamalu. During a Thursday interview on 93.7 The Fan, Ed Bouchette of the…


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2014 NFL Week 15 TOX Stats

Week 15 of the NFL season got underway Thursday night and here are you updated TOX stats from Week 15. In Week 15 the teams with a plus two or better TOX number went 7-1 (87.5%). The only team to buck the stat in Week 15 were the New York…



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Steelers Vs. Falcons Game Rewind – Second Half

Breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15. Second Half – 46 yard completion to Devin Hester to begin the second half. Eight in the box for the Steelers with a safety blitz. Only two defenders to the screen side on the catch. Schematic…


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Steelers Vs. Falcons Game Rewind – First Half

Breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Robert Golden, Sean Spence, Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth/Michael Palmer, Cody Wallace/Will Johnson form the wedge, and Josh Harris served as the upback for Markus…