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Steelers Film Room: LeSean McCoy Touchdown Part Of Eagles Packaged Plays

When Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has his offense firing on all cylinders, it really is fun to watch. Kelly is a master of doing a lot out of one formation with very interchangeable personnel. Packaged plays. Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Eagles first touchdown to running back LeSean McCoy was not […]

Steelers Film Room: So’oto Swats, Swims, Sacks, Strips

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Vic So’oto effectively won the game Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills thanks to his strip sack fumble late in the fourth quarter. Here is a quick look at that play. Lined up outside of the tight end, So’oto gets off the ball well at the snap. This is second-round draft […]

Steelers Film Room: 73 Yard Touchdown Run By Giants RB Rashad Jennings

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up quite a few double explosive plays last season and in their 2014 preseason opener Saturday night against the New York Giants, the first-team defense allowed running back Rashad Jennings to scamper 73 yards for a score. I have an animated gif of the play below and it’s pretty clear […]

Thank You Joey Porter For Taking A Few Swings At William Green In 2004

06 September 2014

During his Friday press conference to officially announce his retirement from the NFL, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison made it a point to thank his former teammate, Joey Porter, who is currently a defensive assistant with the team. Why? Well, if Porter had not been ejected prior to the kickoff of the Week 10 […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Kelvin Beachum

06 September 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers are counting on third-year tackle Kelvin Beachum to man the blind side on the offensive line this season after playing the position for 11 games in 2013. Mike Adams was supposed to be the left tackle a year ago, but it didn’t take the team long to realize they would be better […]

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Three Major Sidebar Questions To Be Answered During Steelers 2014 Season

06 September 2014

By Michael K. Reynolds There are obvious questions to be decided in the upcoming months, chief among them being—“Will the Pittsburgh Steelers return to top tier status?” But here are three other key answers that the 2014-15 season will provide: Is Ben Roethlisberger a Hall of Fame Quarterback? This question posed in Pittsburgh will be […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Wesley Johnson Run Blocking

06 September 2014

Earlier this week, I broke down some examples of the struggles of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson in pass protection during the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. Johnson, primarily a tackle in college with a smattering of experience at all other positions on the line, was drafted in the fifth round because […]

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Browns Injury Report: DE John Hughes, G Paul McQuistan Ruled Out For Sunday

05 September 2014

The Cleveland Browns Friday injury report is now out and it shows that two players will not play Sunday in the season opener Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Not practicing again on Friday for the Browns and now listed as out are defensive end John Hughes (hamstring) and guard Paul McQuistan (ankle). […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Friday Night Five Questions

05 September 2014

The 2014 NFL season kicked off Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Steelers will open their season Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. It’s Friday, so that means I have a new set of five questions for you to answer in the comments below as we move into the weekend and closer to kickoff. […]

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Video: Steelers CB Ike Taylor Included In Latest Mean Tweets Segment

05 September 2014

With the 2014 NFL season kicking off Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live recently showed a new “Mean Tweets” segment featuring NFL players. You’ve probably seen these segments in the past and it’s quite funny to watch celebrities and athletes read these mean-spirited tweets from Twitter on camera. In this segment, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor gets […]

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James Harrison Takes Final Shot At Roger Goodell During Retirement Press Conference

05 September 2014

During a Friday press conference that lasted less than seven minutes, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison formally announced his retirement from the NFL. Harrison, who started off his press conference by promising that he wouldn’t be shedding any tears, said he was just happy to have the opportunity to come back and finish where […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Lance Moore, CB Brice McCain Both Ruled Out For Opener

05 September 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receiver Lance Moore during the offseason, but thanks to a groin injury, the longtime member of the New Orleans Saints will not suit up in the 2014 regular season opener Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. With Moore ruled out on the Friday injury report, there’s a good […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Browns Preview, 2014 Season Predictions & More Episode

05 September 2014

Season 5, Episode 14 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I kick off this 2014 season preview show by taking a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report heading into Friday as the team prepares to host the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field in the season opener. We look at the options the […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: Howard Jones

05 September 2014

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Howard Jones against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 8:56 4th. Holds the point of attack, partially due to getting his arms extended. Shows strength versus the tight end, too. It’s not flashy but still a positive play. 2. 1st and 10, 6:09 […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Steve McLendon

05 September 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon is hopeful of playing more like a true nose tackle this season after playing last year underweight, and consequently leaving himself prone to injury while failing to draw enough attention to himself to free up the linebackers. Reviews thus far have been mixed. Overall, he has played well within […]

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Browns Intend On Mixing Up Coverages Against Steelers WR Antonio Brown

05 September 2014

So far during his career, Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown has performed well when covered by Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden. In fact, as I pointed out back in May when Haden signed a new five-year contract extension, Brown seems to be the Florida product’s kryptonite. Dating back to 2010, Brown […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: David DeCastro

05 September 2014

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 2nd and 4, 8:20 1st. DeCastro seals the left defensive tackle to help create a lane for Will Johnson. Sets his hips, and turns the tackle. Really like the arm extension, hand placement, and strength to push and stick […]

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Steelers WR Depth Could Be Tested In Season Opener

05 September 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep six wide receivers on their 53-man roster this year, a rarity that hasn’t been seen in any meaningful sense for a while, and it appears that they’ll be needing that depth early. The last time they carried six receivers was when Arnaz Battle was first signed in 2010 as […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Ryan Shazier

05 September 2014

While the final preseason game is typically no more than a brief joyride for most starters, the Pittsburgh Steelers sent a few of their young starters on defense on a bit more of a cruise last week against the Carolina Panthers. Among those was Ryan Shazier, who will be the first rookie to start a […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Defensive Third Down Success

05 September 2014

Earlier this week, we took a look at some examples of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense facing third-down situations in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. The Steelers were in the bottom third of the league a year ago in stopping opposing offenses on third down, so it’s clearly an area for improvement this year. […]

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Browns Injury Report: DT Desmond Bryant Still Sidelined, S Jim Leonhard Added

04 September 2014

The Cleveland Browns Thursday injury report has now been released and it includes a few changes from the one released on Wednesday. Not practicing for a second straight day were defensive tackle Desmond Bryant (wrist) and guard Paul McQuistan (ankle) so it’s looking like both might not be ready to play Sunday in the regular […]

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Former Steelers LB James Harrison To Hold Friday Retirement Press Conference

04 September 2014

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced last weekend that he is retiring and on Friday he will address the media in an afternoon press conference that will be streamed live on steelers.com. Harrison, who played his final season last year with the Cincinnati Bengals after playing his first ten in Pittsburgh, originally announced his […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Bryant, Moore, McCain, Wallace All Sit Out Thursday

04 September 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice has now been completed and several players failed to practice according to the participation report that has now been released. Wide receiver Martavis Bryant (shoulder) and wide receiver Lance Moore (groin) both failed to practice for a second straight day. With it looking like both could sit out Sunday, Justin […]

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2014 NFL Season Prediction Records & Standings

04 September 2014

The 2014 NFL season is finally here as it kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2014 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions from last season. While […]

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Numbers Crunch: Preseason Charting Takeaways

04 September 2014

By Alex Kozora Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason has finished up, here is a final look back on the defensive side of the ball before we jump into Week One of the regular season. Random assortment of tidbits below from their 304 snaps. Snap Counts Defensive Line Cam Heyward: 111 Josh Mauro: 103 Stephon […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Derek Moye

04 September 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Derek Moye was able to secure himself a third season with the organization after fighting a hotly contested battle with fellow wide receivers Justin Brown and Darrius Heyward-Bey. The battle was resolved by simply keeping all three receivers, plus another in C.J. Goodwin, just for good measure, with Goodwin and Moye […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Arthur Moats

04 September 2014

When the Pittsburgh Steelers put together their final roster, free agent signing Arthur Moats was clearly a big influence in the staff’s personnel decisions. After all, they’re counting on Moats to be the backup outside linebacker on both sides. The Steelers only kept three edge rushers on the roster this year, something I can’t think […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Cam Thomas

04 September 2014

As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first official depth chart reveals, free agent signing Cam Thomas will be a starter for the season opener, though it’s open for debate whether it will be at right or left defensive end. It’s also open for debate how long-term that starting position is, as there are two players looking to […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Wesley Johnson In Pass Protection

04 September 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to get a nice, long look at their rookie offensive lineman, Wesley Johnson, over the course of the past month during the preseason, but perhaps not entirely in the manner in which they planned. Part of Johnson’s draw for the Steelers is his ability to play all five positions along […]

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