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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return coverage unit. Front five. Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth continue to run as the next two up. Cody Wallace returned to his starting part on […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Room: James Harrison

James Harrison played his second game back with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, logging about a third of the team’s defensive snaps in a rotation with linebacker Arthur Moats. A week ago, it became obvious at times that the 36-year old had been practicing football-like activities for less than a week, […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Although he didn’t have much to offer in the way of a pass rush on the handful of occasions in which he came after the quarterback, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons continues to play the way the defense needs him to ever since getting off to a slow start during the first two games of the […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Ramon Foster

The Pittsburgh Steelers coped without Ramon Foster in the lineup for two weeks, during which the offensive line received mixed results from backup Cody Wallace, whose natural position is center, starting at left guard. But Foster was back again this past Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, whose worst blemish was being flagged for a false […]

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Audio: Thursday Interview With David Todd On ESPN 970 Radio

Thursday afternoon I joined David Todd for an interview on his show that can be heard on ESPN 970 Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as the head into their Sunday game at FirstEnergy Stadium against the Cleveland Browns. You can listed the interview below and make sure to tune in to […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Jason Worilds Pass Rush

I wrote earlier in the week about the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds turned in a productive afternoon as a pass rusher on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, at least in the first half of the game. Now it’s worth taking a look at some of the impact that he had on […]

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Dick LeBeau On Stephon Tuitt: ‘We’re Looking To Get Him In There’

While he only played 12 snaps in the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 win Sunday of the Jacksonville Jaguars, rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt managed to make an impact during a couple of them. According to several media reports, he’s followed that game up with a solid week of practice. During his weekly talk with the media […]

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Steelers O-Line Play Leading The Way For Top Five Offense

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on pace to take the second-most sacks of his professional career in 2014, having been sacked 15 times thus far through five games at an average of three sacks per game. So how in the world could anybody possibly be trying to claim that the pass protection is actually […]

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Red Zone Passes Against Jacksonville Were Ben Roethlisberger’s Call

The Pittsburgh Steelers broke into the red zone four times on Sunday against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. They only came away with one touchdown, and two scores in total, although that includes a clock-killing drive at the end of the game. The other trip into the red zone, however, resulted in a strip sack recovered […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Vince Williams doing work on the opening kickoff, slamming the returner and sending him flailing out of bounds. But he nearly took out the team doctor. Even worse, he did some kind of weird duck […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First down, first play back after missing two games. Ramon Foster blocked down to the right on the defensive tackle and allowed Le’Veon Bell to work behind him, finding room for five yards. The Steelers […]

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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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