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Kozora: Steelers Fold Blocks Video

By Alex Kozora Another week, another video. I’m continuing to add more elements to these videos that I hope you like. Better lighting and some pictures incorporated throughout this video. Today we’ll break down what a fold block is and how the Pittsburgh Steelers used it to break off their biggest run of the day […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Jaguars Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the four sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 3rd and 4, 13:26 2nd. 21, shotgun. Steelers keep five in to block against a Jaguars’ four man rush. As you’ll see throughout the rest of this article, it’s a three over, four deep, single high […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Jaguars

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to EverBank Field in Jacksonville Sunday to take on a winless team for the second week in a row. Coming off a home loss to winless Tampa, they were desperate for a win…and they got it, but it wasn’t pretty. The Steelers won 17-9 behind their best defensive […]

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2014 NFL Week 5 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 5 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had a well overdue correction as the teams with a plus two or better TOX stat went 7-3 (70%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 46-7 (86.8%). Keep in […]

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Steelers Rookie WR Martavis Bryant Might Get His First Helmet Sunday Against Browns

With it looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without the services of linebacker Ryan Shazier and safety Shamarko Thomas Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant might very well get a helmet for the first time this season. In reality, the Steelers will likely have to choose who gets a helmet […]

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Jason Worilds Sees Improvement From Less Movement, More Rushes

The more astute observer might have noticed that the Pittsburgh Steelers had been more adventurous in recent weeks in terms of how they chose to employ fifth-year outside linebacker Jason Worilds on the field. Over the course of the previous few weeks, the Steelers elected to move Worilds around a fair bit, particularly moving him […]

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LeGarrette Blount Serving His Role Well

Through five games, new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount has certainly been a solid contributor to the offense. While he is averaging less than six carries per game, he has rushed for 186 yards on 29 carries, averaging 6.4 yards per rush. He also has two of the Steelers’ three rushing touchdowns of the […]

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Sean Spence Still A Piece Of The Puzzle After Ryan Shazier Returns

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year linebacker Sean Spence made his second start on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Unlike the week before, however, he played every snap of this game, although the defense played less in total. Spence had never played a regular season game before this year after missing his first two seasons due to injury, […]

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Steelers Averaging 3.6 Wide Receiver Screens Per Game Heading Into Week 6

For several years now, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers have criticized the use of wide receiver screens when it comes to talking about the offense. That criticism is not unique to offensive coordinator Todd Haley, however, as Bruce Arians was also heavily ridiculed for using wide receiver screens during his time with the Steelers. After […]

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Despite Rushing Success, Steelers Still A Pass-Happy Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers may no longer lead the league in rushing yards per game, a temporary inflation based on a whopping 264-yard rushing performance during the third game of the season, but they do still rank seventh, averaging 137.2 yards per game. More significant is that they rank fourth in the league in yards per […]

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How To Get Deported From Steelers Nation

By Michael K. Reynolds You want to know the worst thing about writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers? Having to analyze horribly disappointing losses? No. It’s actually part of the healing process. Being called an imbecile? Or a know-nothing, posing, wannabe, moron? No. That’s one of the true joys of being a blogger. What is terrible…is […]

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2014 NFL Week 5 Stats: Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With Week 5 now in the books, here are your updated adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats (ANY/A) for all 32 teams. I think we’re still a week or two away from being able to make some heavy analysis and predictions, but through the first five weeks of the season, I think the […]

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Tomlin Thinks Moore’s Spike Sunday Was Frustration Related

During the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 win Sunday over the Jacksonville Jaguars, veteran wide receiver Lance Moore was penalized five yards for delaying the game as a result of him spiking the football following a 26-yard catch on third down with 11:09 left in the third quarter. Moore then proceeded to get a talking to from […]

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Steelers Film Room: Comments Made By Ben Roethlisberger About Sacks Justified

After Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked four times Sunday in 17-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, there’s been a lot of criticism of the offensive line. After all, when a team’s quarterback is sacked that many times in a game it has to be because the pass protection sucks, right? After the game, […]

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Brad Wing Must Find Week-To-Week Consistency

Last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, first-year punter Brad Wing’s meager 29-yard punt late in the game gave the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponents the football on the defending team’s side of the field, on the 46-yard line. The Buccaneers wound up quickly driving down the field and scoring the game-winning touchdown. It was “junior varsity” […]

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Steelers Still Waiting On Rookie Dri Archer

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back slash wide receiver Dri Archer has logged 23 snaps thus far in three games this season. As a running back, he’s carried the ball two times for six yards. As a wide receiver, he has three catches for nine yards. He’s averaging three yards per touch on five touches, for […]

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Steelers Hoping To Keep Turnovers A Mainstay On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover during the first two games of the season. In the last three, they have recorded five. The Steelers recovered two fumbles during a Week Three victory against the Carolina Panthers, first on a sack by Jarvis Jones, and then later on special teams when Shamarko Thomas […]

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Steelers Road Offense Could Use A Tuneup

If there’s been one consistent theme about this offense through the first five games of the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s that the end result will be inconsistent. Speaking strictly of the offense, the Steelers are now averaging exactly 20 points per game after putting up 100 points in total. But those points have […]

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Steelers Need To Prove That Run Defense Is Truly Fixed Against Browns

In their first two games of the 2014 season the Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up 348 yards rushing. While they’ve only given up a total of 161 yards on the ground in their last three games, it’s way still too early to label the run defense as being fixed. While their defense should be commended […]

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Steelers Versus Jaguars: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora As usual, here is your All-22 primer following the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 victory versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon. – Individually, the Steelers’ offense seemed to play well. Ben Roethlisberger, fumble aside, he had another solid game statistically. It was his third straight game completing 70% of his passes. Antonio Brown’s streak was kept […]

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Steelers Film Room: Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt ‘Pushing’ For More Playing Time

The Pittsburgh Steelers gave rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt eleven snaps worth of playing time Sunday in their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and for the Notre Dame product represented himself well for the most part. Tuitt’s first snap on defense came at the tail end of the Jaguars first offensive possession and while his […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 5 vs. Jaguars

By Michael K. Reynolds After an underwhelming victory against the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars the Pittsburgh Steelers can now rest in the knowledge they are not the worst team in the NFL. In fact, at a healthy record of 3-2, albeit against some of the league’s patsies, the team is sitting in a pretty good spot. […]

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Steelers Defense Improving In Hidden Yardage Allowed

While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense certainly still has some warts that need cleaning up, they did manage to hold a young and inexperienced Jacksonville Jaguars offense to only nine points Sunday at EverBank Field. That achievement was a result of them accomplishing several important things in the game. First, the Steelers defense held the Jaguars […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Player Snap Counts Week 5

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. Offensively for the Steelers, nothing really sticks out. running back Dri Archer managed to see the field for six snaps […]

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Browns Open As Two Point Favorites Over Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will go back on the road again in Week 6 as they will play the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns, who are 2-2 after Week 5, opened up as two point favorites over the Steelers after beating the Tennessee Titans Sunday on the road 29-28. As far as injuries […]

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Preserving Antonio Brown’s Record Was Worth The Risk

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown caught his fifth pass of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday with two minutes left to play, on first and 10 on the Jaguars’ 33-yard line with an eight-point lead. Incredibly, Ben Roethlisberger threw seven passes to Brown’s way yesterday incomplete. That is incredible, considering Brown and Roethlisberger […]

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