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AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Backs

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…



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AFC North Draft History Study: Linebackers

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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Steelers All-22: Dick LeBeau’s Fire X Blitz

Dick LeBeau’s Fire X blitz: Like Tom Selleck’s mustache, it’s been around forever, everyone loves it, and no one quite understands how it works. We’ve documented the concept several times in the past, including devoting a Chalk Talk to it, but the focus has always been on the blitz itself….


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AFC North Draft History Study: Defensive Line

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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AFC North Draft History Study

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


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Steelers’ All-22: Predictability And Pick Sixes

Football is a mental game. It’s a phrase you’ve undoubtedly heard a hundred times during a broadcast. But the cliché is true. No one wins anymore solely because they’re bigger and faster. If you can’t figure out where the play is going, you don’t stand a chance, no matter how…


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Lance Moore Is Glad Steelers Released Him

2014 certainly wasn’t a memorable year for former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore as the veteran only managed to catch 14 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. After the season was over, it was reported that he wanted to be released and right before the start of the…


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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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Steelers’ Rush Defense Must Improve TFLs In 2015

We broke down the effectiveness of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushing offense the other day, which you can check out here. The focus on avoiding negative runs being on part of Alex Gibbs’ criteria to a quality rushing attack. We’ll look at the Steelers’ rush defense today looking at that portion…



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All-22: Stressing Defenses With Vertical Concepts

Every coach, every fan talks about the desire to take the top off the defense. Win vertically and create a momentum changing splash play. It’s easy to fall in love with. But there’s another hidden value. When you give the perception of a vertical threat, you force defenders to get…