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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…


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Falcons Sign Former Steelers WR C.J. Goodwin To Practice Squad

Remember former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver C.J. Goodwin? Well, he’s finally landed with another team as it was announced on Tuesday that he was signed to the practice squad of the Atlanta Falcons. Goodwin, who signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in June 2014 after Hall of…


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Le’Veon Bell Takes Shot At Haters On Twitter; Vows To Be Stronger

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has yet to have surgery on the knee that he injured Sunday in the 16-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the former second-round draft pick is already looking forward to getting back on the field next season and being even better than…


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Isaiah Pead: “I’m Ready For This Opportunity”

Isaiah Pead becomes the Pittsburgh Steelers’ newest member. And though it came via unfortunate circumstances, he is excited to have another shot in the league. “With me, you can expect that I’m a competitor, high motor guy, a person who loves this game. Someone who is looking to capitalize on…



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Who’s No. 2? Vick Says He’s Healthy; Tomlin Isn’t Sure He Is

During his initial rundown of the team’s injuries on Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t mention quarterback Mike Vick, who has sat the last two games with a hamstring injury that he suffered early in the second half of Week 6 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Because Tomlin…


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Steelers Film Room: Kick Return Blocking Breakdowns

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ kick return game took a step back Sunday. And I’ll preface this by noting there are always several layers involved in a unit-wide breakdown, but largely, the issue stemmed from poor blocking. Not Dri Archer. We’ll examine the two today. It’s important to note, and Mike Tomlin…



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Mike Tomlin Remains Encouraged By Markus Wheaton’s Play

It was fair to project Markus Wheaton for 65-70 catches this season. Oops. Instead, he’s on pace for just 26. That isn’t all Wheaton’s fault and as Mike Tomlin pointed out in his usual Tueday presser, can be explained by a variety of reasons. “It’s all interrelated. If Heath is…