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Steelers Film Room: Jesse James Run Blocking Vs Bengals

I reserved some time earlier in the week to gives some props to second-year tight end Jesse James, who caught three big passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers on his three of five catchable targets. His early showing as a receiving target has been roughly as good as could be anticipated,…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Bengals

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Two win over the Cincinnati Bengals. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five. Arthur Moats-L.J. Fort-Vince Williams-Anthony Chickillo-Shamarko Thomas. Sean Davis behind. Jesse James, Javon Hargrave, and Chris Hubbard the wedge. Fitzgerald Toussaint and Sammie Coates the return man. – Like to…



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Week 2 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

As Alex Kozora mentioned yesterday, we have decided to turn our charting notes into a weekly series to make use of the data that we collect, and also, frankly, because we enjoy doing them, and we assume that you guys enjoy reading them as well, as it helps to put…


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Steelers Film Room: Lawrence Timmons Vs Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers 10th-year veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons received a lot of criticism for what was perceived as a bad start to the season in the opener in Washington, where he was noted for missing some key tackles over the course of the game and struggling in coverage. But I…




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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Beyond The Box Score – Week 2

The timely plays and sequences you won’t find in the box score that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers decision to go for it on 4th and 5 with 6:30 left in the first quarter resulted in Ben Roethlisberger throwing his first…


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Week Two Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes

Matthew Marczi and I have decided to write a weekly article based on our charting notes from the previous week’s game. Every month or so, I will also have “yearly recap” article, like we did last year. So let’s get to some of the notable from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week…


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Understanding Just How Rare An Antonio Brown Off Game Is

Those in attendance at Heinz Field last Sunday witnessed an event so rare that it may seem fair to describe it as the football equivalent of an asteroid nearing Earth. This phenomenon, visible to the naked eye of viewers everywhere, was the off game of 28-year old Pittsburgh Steelers wide…



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Use Of Play-Action Pass Continues To Pay Off For Steelers

The use of the play-action pass as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense is a topic that really interests me, because during the early tenure of the Todd Haley offense, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has utilized it at a level that was far below average. In the season opener, the…


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Steelers Still Tinkering With Punt Return Situation

During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Bengals on Sunday, they provided a rather unconventional strategy—at least for them—when it comes to attacking the punt return game. As we have talked about several times over the past couple of weeks, we have talked about how the Steelers list Antonio Brown…


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Film Room: How Pittsburgh Shut Down A.J. Green

Two catches for 36 yards. That’s what the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to hold A.J. Green to, arguably the worst performance of his career against this team. We know Ross Cockrell spent most of the day on him but it takes more than just a name to shutdown a top…