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Steelers All-22: Benefits Of Off Coverage

There were some common complaints Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans would bring up over Dick LeBeau’s defense. Maybe none more frequent than the frustration some had over the cushion the cornerback’s gave. I’ve always been comfortable with giving the cornerback that space and today, we’ll show another example of why. This cushion…


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Is This Landry Jones’ Final Season?

For seemingly their entire history, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been dead-set on keeping three quarterbacks. While that used to be practically a given, the NFL has seen a shift in philosophy as more teams each season keep only two on their 53 man roster. In 2011, 13 teams carried only…



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Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Stephon Tuitt

The Pittsburgh Steelers inserted rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt into the starting lineup three games ago, and they have won each game since, clinching a playoff spot and setting up a season finale that could vault them to the top of the AFC North and grant them the third seed…


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Chiefs QB Alex Smith Out Against Chargers With Lacerated Spleen

The game this coming Sunday between the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs just got a little more interesting as its now being reported that Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss the game with a lacerated spleen. Chase Daniel will start in Smith’s place against the Chargers, who can clinch…


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Steelers Vs. Chiefs Game Rewind – Second Half

Week 16 game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Second Half – Darrius Heyward-Bey with a tackle on the opening second half KO. Again, great day from him and a big reason why the Chiefs’ dangerous kick returners were held in check. – Nice…


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Steelers Vs. Chiefs Game Rewind – First Half

Week 16 game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. First Half – Kick return. Front five: Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Shamarko Thomas. Michael Palmer/Stephon Tuitt (replacing the injured Matt Spaeth), Cody Wallace/Will Johnson, with Josh Harris serving as the upback…


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Steelers vs Chiefs Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. On the Chiefs’ third play, they just missed a home run hitter to Albert Wilson, who got behind Antwon Blake in the middle of the field. Alex Smith was…


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Steelers vs Chiefs First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers opened with the power counter run on their opening play, with David DeCastro pulling to his left, even without Matt Spaeth, Michael Palmer took his place. On this…


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Steelers Film Room: Chiefs Missed Splash Play

Short film session of an almost-splash play allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. DOWN/DISTANCE: 1st and 10 OFFENSIVE PERSONNEL: Posse (1 RB, 1 TE) ROUTE CONCEPT: Skinny Post DEFENSIVE PERSONNEL: Nickel COVERAGE: Cover Zero With the play-action off the snap, this may look like one of the numerous packaged…



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Steelers Red Zone Defense Key In Low-Scoring Playoff Clincher

While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense surrendered four scoring drives on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, they were able to hold each of them to simple field goal attempts in what was only the second game all season in which they did not allow the opposing offense to score a…



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James Harrison Sets Defensive Tone For Steelers

It wasn’t even certain if James Harrison would be active for the Pittsburgh Steelers when they hosted the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday. He had missed the previous two games with a knee injury, and in his absence, the Steelers saw the return of Jarvis Jones, whose injury in the third…


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Steelers Versus Chiefs: An All-22 Primer

The weekly All-22 primer of things I’ll be keeping in the back of my mind when watching the Coaches Tape of the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. – A couple of people have correctly pointed it out on Twitter. Ben Roethlisberger played a really good game. He…