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Steelers Animated Gif Break Down Of Rub Route For First Down Against The Chiefs

Rub routes, or picks as several people might call them, are commonly used every week in every level of football. It is an attempt to give receivers separation from defensive backs, by rubbing off the defender with another player. The Pittsburgh Steelers run these types of combination routes week in and week out and we […]

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Max Starks Will Have His Hands Full With Tamba Hali Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Max Starks will have his hands full with Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali on Monday night. The last time that the two squared off was Week 12 of last season in Kansas City and Hali certainly got the best of Starks in that game. Even though Hali didn\’t register […]

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Animated Gif: Steelers Offensive Line & Tight End Heath Miller Help Convert Key 3rd Down

One of the most important runs that the Pittsburgh Steelers had Sunday in their win over the New York Giants came on their final scoring drive when they were faced with a third down and 2 situation from the Giants 9 yard-line with 5:03 left in the game. The Steelers were down 3 points at […]

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Animated Gif Breakdown: Steelers CB Keenan Lewis Bails Out Exposed Defense

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis had a great game against the New York Giants on Sunday and that performance included three defensed passes, all three of which came in the first quarter. The last one is the one that I want to focus in on in this breakdown as it was really a heads up […]

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Animated Gif: Will Johnson & Steelers Offensive Line Playing \”Lights Out\”

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer said on Wednesday that fullback Will Johnson is playing “lights out” right now and I have felt the same way about the undrafted free agent. In addition to Johnson, the offensive line has also been playing lights out and I wanted to show some film of a play Sunday […]

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Player Poll Shows Mike Tomlin As The Coach Most Would Like To Play For

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is without a doubt one of the best coaches currently in the NFL and players from around the league agree and want to play for him if they haven\’t already. In a recent poll of 103 players from 27 teams that was conducted by correspondents from the Sporting News, […]

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Breaking Down The Interception By Ike Taylor Against The Giants

I have had a few request to break down the first quarter play in the Pittsburgh Steelers game this past Sunday against the New York Giants that resulted in cornerback Ike Taylor picking off quarterback Eli Manning. Below are two animated gifs from the All-22 view that will help you see what really happened on […]

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Ryan Clark Claims Referees Had Meetings About Him Before The Game

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark said during his post game talk with the media that the referees had meetings about him prior to the game Sunday against the New York Giants and that they were looking for an opportunity to flag him in the game. “They had meetings about me before the game,” Clark said. […]

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Crampgate: Emmanuel Sanders Invited To New York To Talk About Cramp

Do you remember that sudden cramp Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders fell victim to in the Sunday night game over the Cincinnati Bengals? Well, it appears that the league wants Sanders to come to New York to discuss it, according to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio. “I actually have to go to New York […]

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James Harrison Introduced Himself To Robert Griffin III On Sunday

In case you missed it, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III got a chance to meet James Harrison on Sunday and he didn\’t even ask him for his autograph after it looked like the rookie was wanting to get meet safety Will Allen and get one from him in the 3rd quarter. On a 2nd […]

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Breaking Down The Direct Snap Play To Chris Rainey Against The Redskins

A few have asked for some animated gifs of the direct snap play to Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Chris Rainey against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, so here you go. I will lay this one out by players to watch as there is a lot going on here and it is best to watch […]

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Breaking Down The Fake Bubble Screen Play Against The Redskins

I have always gotten a kick out of how much abuse an offensive coordinator gets for calling a bubble screen. Whenever anyone would comment negatively on Bruce Arians during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, you can bet that bubble screens were almost always listed as one of their dislikes, despite the overall success the […]

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Despite Threats, Steelers Manage To Rear Ugly Head Sunday On Special Teams

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin laid down the law this past week to his special team units when he said that he would take action against players that committed egregious penalties. Unfortunately that message wasn\’t loud enough as the Steelers almost let the Washington Redskins back into the game Sunday when a retuned punt […]

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Break Down Of The Steelers Two Point Conversion Play Against The Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers two point conversion Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals was an interesting play and one that likely will never be run against that defensive personnel every again. That being said, it worked as tight end Heath Miller schooled Bengals cornerback Leon Hall on a fade pattern for the conversion. So why was […]

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Animated Break Down Of A Great Play By Keenan Lewis Against The Bengals

A key defensive play in the Pittsburgh Steelers win Sunday night over the Cincinnati Bengals was the pass deflection by cornerback Keenan Lewis on the deep ball intended for wide receiver A.J. Green in the third quarter. Below are two cuts from the coaches tape of the play in animated gif form that show it […]

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Breaking Down The Great Blocking On The Chris Rainey Touchdown Run

One of the plays from Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals that perhaps best illustrates how good the offensive line blocked in the game was the 11-yard touchdown run by rookie running back Chris Rainey. As you can see in the animated gif above, the Steelers used their 11 personnel (zebra) grouping […]

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All Is Fair In Fake Cramps & Disallowed Timeouts

There will be a good bit of talk this week concerning the phantom cramp that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered with about 6 minutes left in the game Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was obvious that the injury was faked so that the offense didn\’t have to burn a timeout following […]

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Casey Hampton Says Bengals Fans Still Cry About 2006 Hit On Carson Palmer

We all remember the AFC Wildcard game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers back in early 2006, as it was the game that featured Steelers defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen falling into the knee of Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer tore two ligaments on the play and the Steelers ended up winning the […]

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Looking At A Key Run Fail Late In The Steelers Loss To The Titans

It is so hard to boil the Pittsburgh Steelers loss last Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans down to just one play as you could pick about 6 on each side of the ball and make a solid case for it being the play. That being said, one play that could have made a huge […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Saw Doctor In North Carolina On Monday

We noted on Monday that Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert was on a plane headed somewhere and it appears his destination was North Carolina to see a doctor for his right lower leg injury. Gilbert revealed that information on his Twitter account Monday afternoon and noted that he was headed back to Pittsburgh after […]

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Report: Maurkice Pouncey MCL Injury Not Serious

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey played all of one snap in the 26-23 loss Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans and the early word is that the MCL injury that he suffered to the right knee will not be a season ender. Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that several Steelers players said that […]

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Hard Work By Ziggy Hood Pays Off With Sack Against Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons certainly had a great game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and I thought the defensive line, particularly defensive end Ziggy Hood, had a better showing in the game as well. To illustrate how the hard work of Hood resulted in him getting a sack in the game, we need […]

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Will Roethlisberger End Up Being Credited For A Touchdown Pass To Mendenhall?

The 13 yard touchdown that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall scored in the win over the Philadelphia Eagles was officially scored as a run and not a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The official scorer viewed the pass from Roethlisberger as being a lateral and I have had a few request to take a […]

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Steelers Dodged Explosive Play By LeSean McCoy With 10 Men On The Field

It is always better to have 11 men on the field instead of 10. The defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers found this out in the first quarter of their 16-14 win Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles and it almost cost them dearly. The play I am pointing to took place on the second play of […]

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Antonio Brown Gets Shoe Thrown Out Of The Game Against Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was not thrown out of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, but one of his pink shoes was. Following a catch late in the second-quarter, Eagles safety Kurt Coleman tackled Brown at the Eagles nine-yard line and the receiver lost his shoe in the process. Coleman then […]

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Warren Sapp Plays Roethlisberger & Doesn\’t Know Who The Steelers 3rd Wide Receiver Is

You know I always like to keep close tabs on NFL Network analyst, and known Steeler hater, Warren Sapp, whenever he talks about the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sapp constantly shows how unprepared he is when talking about the black and gold, and Sunday morning he continued down that path in a skit that featured him pretending […]

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