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Steelers All-22: Linebacker False Steps

Let’s start your weekend off right by getting back into some All-22 film. We’re not going to use the whiteboard today. Instead, we’re going to delve into a specific technique that was partially born out of a brief discussion in the comments of our last All-22 article. In it, we…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward’s Arsenal Of Pass Rush Moves

Yesterday we looked at Cameron Heyward’s ability to play with power and leverage as an up-and-coming sack artist in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. While those traits remain the cornerstone to his ever-improving game, Heyward’s developing arsenal of pass rush moves are what has truly pushed him into a special category of…



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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Plays With Power And Leverage

I felt compelled to write about Cameron Heyward this week, given that a player with about half his ability in Corey Liuget just signed a five-year, $50 million extension yesterday to remain with the San Diego Chargers for the foreseeable future. No disrespect meant to Liuget, who is a solid…


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Steelers Film Room: How Markus Wheaton Can Improve His YAC In 2015

There has been ample talk on this site and other media outlets regarding Markus Wheaton’s poor YAC in 2014. It’s an area Mike Tomlin, according to Bob Labriola in the link above, wants the soon-to-be third year receiver to see improved. Here is what we do know. Wheaton’s YAC last…


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Steelers All-22: Poor Blocking Aides in Dri Archer’s Return Woes

We recently covered the underrated value of a strong kick coverage unit, specifically highlighting what Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey brought to the team in that regard. Today, we’re going to flip the units and stress the importance of a competent blocking return unit. And what happens when that group…


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Fact And Fiction: Jarvis Jones, Run Defense

Few players on the Pittsburgh Steelers current roster have been criticized as much as outside linebacker Jarvis Jones throughout the edge rusher’s first two seasons, but how much of that negative stigma is warranted? As the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones was drafted largely because he…


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Steelers Throwback Thursday: Antonio Brown’s First Career Catch

It seems like only yesterday that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was a rookie. The former sixth-round draft pick has already recorded 390 receptions for 5,259 yards since 2010 and I thought it would be fun to have a look back at his very first catch on this Throwback…



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Fact And Fiction: Jarvis Jones, The Pass Rusher

Few players on the Pittsburgh Steelers current roster have been criticized as much as outside linebacker Jarvis Jones throughout the edge rusher’s first two seasons, but how much of that negative stigma is warranted? As the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones was drafted largely because he…


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Steelers All-22: Tight End RPO

After some overdue time away, we’re back talking to the film and breaking down some notable plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 season. Today, we’ll break down an increasingly popular concept throughout the league and Steelers’ playbook. Run/pass options, RPOs, giving Ben Roethlisberger the freedom to make a decision based…


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Reviewing The Steelers Pick: Georgia NT Mike Thornton Scouting Report

Continuing our Pittsburgh Steelers post-draft evaluations, we’re diving into the undrafted free agent pool. We’ll do full breakdowns of the players that have enough tape available. Today, we’re breaking down the other tryout player who earned himself a contract in rookie minicamp. Georgia nose tackle Mike Thornton. This is likely…


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Steelers Film Room: Breaking Down Jesse James’ Blocking From 2014

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Jesse James in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, they knew about his shining positives and glaring negatives and were comfortable with them. We already broke down tight end James’ touchdowns from his 2014 season, now it’s time to analyze another facet of…



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Reviewing The Steelers Pick: Washington T Micah Hatchie Scouting Report

Continuing our Pittsburgh Steelers post-draft evaluations, we’re diving into the undrafted free agent pool. We’ll do full breakdowns of the players that have enough tape available. Today, we’re looking at another offensive lineman. Washington tackle Micah Hatchie. #72 – Micah Hatchie/OT Washington: 6’4/3 297 The Good – Strong upper body…