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Steelers Run Defense Improved Over Past Two Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was pounded on the ground for much of the first two weeks of the season, giving up 191 yards in the season opener and another 157 in the Thursday night loss four days later. In the first game against the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers allowed two rookie backs to run over […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier made his second start in his second game of his rookie season last Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens. With that comes occasional bouts of confusion and mistakes. Some bigger than others. Overall, however, there’s certainly nothing to regret about the team’s decision to plug in the first rounder […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers, at this point, are basically starting Cam Thomas at left defensive end because they are waiting for either Stephon Tuitt to be ready mentally or for Brett Keisel to be ready physically to be a starter. That’s my working theory, anyway, because he would certainly be of better service to this unit […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review Steve McLendon

Membership numbers of the Steve McLendon Is Not A Nose Tackle support group may have taken a hit following last Thursday’s loss by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who fell 26-6 to the Baltimore Ravens in a game in which the second-year starter was most certainly the defense’s best player. Suffice it to say that the Ravens’ […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. – Little bit shorter, especially since the 4th quarter was pretty ho-hum considering the scoreboard. – Steve McLendon has active hands and a quality rip move. Check him out rip Jeremy Zuttah, generating pressure and drawing a hold. – Empty set out […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. First Half – Kick return unit: The frontline from left to right by the return team’s perspective. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Arthur Moats, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. The following pairing of Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth with […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

With inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons taking upon a greater leadership role in his eighth season, shifting from the mack to the buck linebacker position, the Pittsburgh Steelers are depending on him more than ever. The Steelers are transitioning on defense, starting younger players, letting older players go, and even adding pieces in free agency. With […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cortez Allen

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen was signed to a new contract on the eve of the start of the 2014 season in a move no doubt prompted by the very real concern that they had virtually no cornerbacks signed through the 2015 season. Both Ike Taylor and William Gay are in the final years of […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the game with a long drive that ended with a Justin Brown fumble. The Baltimore Ravens proceed to embark on an 85-yard touchdown drive that remains the difference, as the Steelers trail 10-3 heading into the second half. The Ravens received the ball to begin the second half after deferring to start the game. Shaun […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers came out of Week One with a victory and Baltimore Ravens with a loss, they both turned in performances they’d like to forget and move on from. The Steelers relinquished a 24-point halftime lead to the Cleveland Browns before eking out a last-second victory on a field goal, while the Ravens had to come back […]

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Ravens Have Other Issues At Running Back Heading Into Steelers Game

The Baltimore Ravens sure have a lot on their plate right now heading into their Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and at some point they’ll have to decide which running back will start that game. The Ravens forthcoming decision has nothing to do with running back Ray Rice as the recently released player […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 7 Versus Ravens

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Recapping their second victory of the […]

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Steelers Film Room: The Steve McLendon Myth

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Vince Williams Versus Ravens

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of Vince Williams’ snaps vs the Baltimore Ravens. *Not including the three kneel downs Baltimore had at the end of the game with Williams on the field. First Drive Snaps: 3 Run: 1 Rush/Drop: 1/1 1. 1st and 10, 12:24 1st. Playaction on the Ravens first play of the game. […]

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Lawrence Timmons Was A Force Against The Run Versus The Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Amidst a relatively disappointing individual season, Lawrence Timmons played one of his better and more consistent games last week against the Baltimore Ravens. He was a force especially against the run, taking on and shedding blockers as though James Farrior were still here and in his prime. On this late second quarter […]

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Biggest Strides For Worilds Coming Against The Run, Not The Pass

By Matthew Marczi Jason Worilds may have played the best game of his career up to this point in the Steelers’ latest lost to the Ravens, but it had more to do with his work versus the run than against the pass, despite the fact that he registered two sacks, including a strip sack that […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – Second Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi On the first snap, Jason Worilds picked up where he left off in his strong run defense, tackling Bernard Pierce from behind before he could break away for what might have gone for a first down otherwise. He nearly got a third sack on Joe Flacco a few plays later, but he […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi The decision to run on third and 12 in the beginning of the game seemed stupid at first, until you noticed the way the Ravens were lined up on defense. It was tempting to run through that hole. And it was probably closer to working than you’d think. Mat McBriar had his […]

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Jason Takes Baltimore – The Bad

By Matthew Marczi As has pretty much always been the case with Jason Worilds, the fourth-year outside linebacker sprinkled in both some good and some bad during his fill-in starting performance for Jarvis Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. At times, he displayed veteran awareness of his surroundings, and at others, he looked confused. For the […]

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LaMarr Woodley Contributes To Winning Effort Against Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley is being asked to do more for the team than he ever has, now that he is being counted upon to generate the majority of the team’s pressures, or so it seems. Fellow outside linebackers Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones still have a long way to […]

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Tackling No Longer An Issue For The Steelers Defense

In the loss to the Minnesota Vikings over in London, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense registered 15 missed tackles, according to Pro Football Focus, and it played a big part in the outcome of the game. However, since that game, the Steelers defense is back tackling well again. In their first win over the New York […]

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Brownies In First, Steelers The Worst: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz As it stands at the week five checkpoint in the 2013 NFL season, the AFC North is substandard. The combined record of the North teams is a sub-500 7-10, lowlighted by the 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers. Strangely enough, the Cleveland Browns are holding down the 1st place spot with a 3-2 record, after […]

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Bengals And Ravens Have Tough Tests On Sunday: The State Of The AFC North

By Jeremy Hritz The AFC North has not exactly been impressive after two weeks, and though the Cincinnati Bengals seem to possess a formidable arsenal, they didn’t exactly put on a powerful display against a reeling Pittsburgh Steelers bunch this past Monday Night. This is still a division that is wide open, and after play […]

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Elusiveness A Hidden Skill In Isaac Redman\’s Repertoire

By Matthew Marczi While he may not have had an opportunity to demonstrate the full breadth of his skills on Saturday night, carrying the ball just twice, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman has hidden away a secret skill that has helped him throughout his career despite less than ideal athleticism: with the ball in […]

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Super Bowl XLVII Prop Odds – Five Stats Related Prop Bets I Like

Super Bowl XLVII has a ton of great prop bets that you can wager on this year per the usual and below are five of my favorite stat ones that include players from both the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.   (BAL @ SF) – Total Passing Yards – Joe Flacco (BAL) – […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Game Rewind – First Half Notes – Week 13

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat to the Baltimore Ravens 23-20  Sunday and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. A really great effort by Ike Taylor on the first deep ball to Torrey Smith. Smith should have still come down with the ball, but Taylor hung […]

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