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Steelers vs Browns First Half Notes And Observations

Below are some notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. It shouldn’t be surprising, based on what we’ve seen during the preseason, but the Steelers opened up with three receivers on the field, including Justin Brown in his first career game. it was […]

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Steelers Film Room: CB William Gay Shows Great Recognition Against Browns

Good football players possess the ability to learn from their mistakes. In addition to that, being able to recognize something from one play during a game and recognize the same thing later on in a game is a characteristic that very few players possess and exhibit on a consistent basis. During the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 […]

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2014 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

As usual, I will once again be tracking the TOX stats throughout the 2014 NFL season. This is simple stat, but its 80% win track record is certainly hard to ignore. In case you need a refresher, the TOX stat is a measure of how many explosive plays (20-plus yards) teams create minus how many […]

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Ravens Have Other Issues At Running Back Heading Into Steelers Game

The Baltimore Ravens sure have a lot on their plate right now heading into their Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and at some point they’ll have to decide which running back will start that game. The Ravens forthcoming decision has nothing to do with running back Ray Rice as the recently released player […]

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Ravens Release Ray Rice Following Release Of Elevator Footage; Indefinitely Suspended By NFL

Celebrity news website TMZ earlier today released footage that they obtained showing the elevator altercation that took place between Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and then-fiancée Janay Palmer, during which the latter was rendered unconscious. The video is graphic and calls into question some of the supposed arguments that Rice made in his defense, […]

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Steelers Le’Veon Bell, William Gay Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Browns

Pro Football Focus has released their initial player grades for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 30-27 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns and they do not include any big surprises. On offense, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (4.7) graded out as the best player on offense. Bell produced 197 yards of total offense via 21 […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Player Snap Counts Week 1

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % A.Brown WR 71 100% 7 19% R.Foster G 71 100% 6 17% […]

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Justin Brown Gets A Full Workload In First NFL Game

The first game of the 2014 season was much different for second-year Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Justin Brown, who, rather than being on the practice squad, found himself on the field for the first snap of the opening game.   The team needed him with free agent signing Lance Moore sidelined with a groin injury, […]

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Steelers Versus Browns: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Unfortunately, the way NFL Rewind is set up, I’m not able to watch the All-22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns until Wednesday at noon. With the Steelers playing on Thursday, the timetable is not kind. Dave is going to need to get me some of his iced […]

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Markus Wheaton Steps Up In Debut Starting Role For Steelers

When the Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in free agency—two of their top three wide receiver targets, and 16 of Ben Roethlisberger’s 28 touchdown passes—the front office didn’t panic. They’d planned for this. A big part of that plan was the drafting of Markus Wheaton in the third round of the […]

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Antonio Brown Still Invaluable On Special Teams Returns

The Pittsburgh Steelers were reminded yesterday afternoon why wide receiver Antonio Brown is such a deadly return man, and it had nothing to do with fly kicks to the face. On the Cleveland Browns’ first punt of the game, Brown fielded the ball at his own 25-yard line. He took a hard false step to […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game One vs. Browns

By Michael K. Reynolds What a difference a half makes! Just when it seemed the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to put together a perfectly played season opener, they decided instead to toy with one of the greatest collapses in recent history. As always there was much to learn from the play on the field and […]

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Steelers Follow Le’Veon Bell’s Lead To Victory Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers waited 15 games into the 2013 season before they finally got their first 100-yard rusher. Le’Veon Bell didn’t have them waiting very long in his second season, rushing for 109 yards on opening day. He did so on 21 carries, including an impressive 38-yard touchdown run, his first score from distance in […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Winners And Losers From Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to win their 2014 regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Fell free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed. Winners: […]

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Steelers Roethlisberger Sharp In No-Huddle Usage Against Browns

All offseason we have heard about his likely we are to see the Pittsburgh Steelers offense run more no huddle and in the 2014 regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns, we saw it used quite a bit. According to some early charting numbers, of the 72 total plays ran by the Steelers offense, 27 […]

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Steelers Animated Gifs From Week 1 Win Over Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers held on to beat the Cleveland Browns 30-27 Sunday in their 2014 regular season opener and below are a few animated gifs of plays from the game.   The play that will likely be talked about all week included wide receiver Antonio Brown karate-kicking Browns punter Spencer Lanning at the end of […]

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Steelers Defense Ripped By Explosive Plays in 2014 Season Opener

Remember the problems that the Pittsburgh Steelers defense had last season when it came to giving up explosive plays of 20 yards or more? Well, those problems still need to be fixed heading into second week of the 2014 season. In the 2014 regular season opener Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns, the […]

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Steelers vs Browns – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the first half against the Cleveland Browns, sporting a 27-3 lead. Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown while running backs LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell both took the ball in. On first down, Brian Hoyer found Andrew Hawkins for 16 yards, and Ike Taylor was flagged for a facemask, adding on 15 yards to the end […]

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Steelers vs Browns – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to begin their regular season against the division rival Cleveland Browns. All of the pre-game notes and speculation have been handed out already. All of the talking is over. It’s time for meaningful football. Feel free to discuss the game here. The Steelers won the coin toss, and in a rare instance, […]

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NFL Week 1 Picks & Predictions – Dave Bryan & David Todd – 2014

Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I pick all of the NFL games against the spread and we will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. Here is a link to the Friday episode. We use the spreads that we see […]

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Kozora: Steelers vs Browns Video Preview – Booting Off Of Zone Blocks

By Alex Kozora With the start of a new season, it’s the perfect time to try something different. Today, I am introducing a new video series that I’ll host throughout the season. They will include odds and ends of information – game previews and any other musings that pop into my head. To start the […]

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Steelers vs Browns – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers open up their regular season schedule later today against the division rival Cleveland Browns. The team went 1-3 during the preseason schedule, with the one victory coming courtesy of three linebackers that are not on the 53-man roster. The Steelers have added and subtracted a number of parts on both sides of […]

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Steelers vs Browns – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers open up their regular season schedule later today against the division rival Cleveland Browns. The team went 1-3 during the preseason schedule, with the one victory coming courtesy of three linebackers that are not on the 53-man roster. The Steelers have added and subtracted a number of parts on both sides of […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Shamarko Thomas

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year safety Shamarko Thomas had quite a promising preseason, adding a tackle behind the line of scrimmage on a seemingly regular basis to his highlight reel. He’s shown the instincts and explosiveness that make you want to compare him to the man he’s supposed to replace, Troy Polamalu. The preseason finale against the […]

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Franchise Tag Or Bust For Steelers LB Jason Worilds In 2014

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed cornerback Cortez Allen to a new contract prior to the 2014 regular season getting underway, the team has managed to get deals done with not only him, but center Maurkice Pouncey, kicker Shaun Suisham and tackle Marcus Gilbert as well. With all of those contracts now out of […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Terence Garvin

Earlier this offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler spoke highly of second-year former undrafted free agent Terence Garvin, calling him “Big Safety” as a preference to his other nickname, “Little Linebacker”. Butler talked about him as his new Stevenson Sylvester type of player, whom he trusts to play both inside and outside in his […]

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