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Steelers Second Quarter Of 2015 Season Defensive Awards

With the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now behind us, it’s time for us to hand out some awards to players for their play in the last four games. After already handing out our offensive awards for the second quarter of the season, we’ll now address the…


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Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley’s Hank Concept

One of the staples of Todd Haley’s offense is his Hank Concept. We’ve covered it before, for the Pittsburgh Steelers and opposing offenses, and it was one Haley leaned on heavily Sunday. A refresher of the concept. It’s a curl/flat combination on the perimeter with the tight end running a…


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Steelers Second Quarter Of 2015 Season Offensive Awards

With the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now in the books, it’s time again for us to hand out some awards for the last four games and we’ll start things off with the offensive side of the football. Offensive MVP – Le’Veon Bell – While some might…



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Week Eight Steelers Defensive Sack Review

Much was made about the Cincinnati Bengals fearsome offensive line, and the remarkably low number of sacks (6) the unit had allowed heading into Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Instead however it was Pittsburgh that flipped the script, consistently pressuring Andy Dalton all afternoon while sacking him three times. The…


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Roethlisberger Still Believes 30 PPG Is A Realistic Goal Moving Forward

Coming into the 2015 season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thought that scoring an average of 30 points on offense was a realistic goal for his unit based on the weapons they have. However, so far this season the Steelers offense has only managed to score more than 30 points…


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Antonio Brown Takes Blame For First Roethlisberger INT Against Bengals

While none of the three interceptions that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals were pretty, wide receiver Antonio Brown admitted on Monday that he probably could have done a better job of preventing the first one from happening. With 11:56 left to go in…


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Steelers Defensive ANY/A Number Must Improve In Second Half Of Season

As many of you already know, I am a big fan of ANY/A stats (Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt) as well as the differential between a team’s offensive and defensive ANY/A numbers. Why? Well, I think it’s obvious when you closely examine those stats over the course of the last…


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Steelers Film Room: Open Bear Cover 1

We’re back into the film room today breaking down another one of Keith Butler’s coverage’s through Dick LeBeau’s playbook. It’s their Open Bear Coverage. A five man rush, similar to a fire zone, but with a Cover 1 (man-free) look in coverage. The idea is to stress the open side…



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Sunday’s Game Suggests Steve McLendon Passed Cam Thomas At DE

Last week, with starting left defensive end Stephon Tuitt ailing, head coach Mike Tomlin chose to give Cam Thomas the start, where he spent most of the 2014 season. He played the majority of the game, and found mixed success against the run, doing well one-gapping in open space, but…


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Mike Tomlin Dodges Question About Will Allen Returning To Starting Lineup

Since entering the starting lineup in place of the injured Will Allen three weeks ago, fourth-year safety Robert Golden has done a representative job of stepping in during the first extensive minutes of playing time in his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After Allen went down with an ankle injury…



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Week Eight Steelers Vs Bengals Second Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped a pivotal game to the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, falling 16-10 in a loss that makes it virtually impossible for them to crawl back into the division race. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. The Bengals began…


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Week Eight Steelers Vs Bengals First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped a pivotal game to the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, falling 16-10 in a loss that makes it virtually impossible for them to crawl back into the division race. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. The Steelers started…