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Steelers Film Room: Dick LeBeau’s Blitzes Against The Colts

By Alex Kozora The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was arguably its most aggressive last week against the Indianapolis Colts. Defensively, Dick LeBeau got back to some core blitz concepts to create chaos along the Colts’ offensive line. We’ll look at some of those specific examples. Statistically, the numbers show LeBeau being as aggressive as he’s been all […]

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Steelers Vs. Colts Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora More game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ thrilling 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Second Half – Poor pass protection from LeGarette Blount early in the second half. Fails to stay square to the blitzer, gets turned, and doesn’t hold up well. – As shown in the broadcast, the two Colts’ defenders […]

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Steelers Vs. Colts Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ thrilling 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. First Half – Kick coverage from left to right: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Will Allen, Shaun Suisham, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, William Gay. – Brice McCain with the necessary hustle to […]

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Steelers Might Not Need Their Third Cornerback Very Much Against Ravens

There’s a lot of discussion about which Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback may or may not be the first one off the bench Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens, but if that game goes similar to the way the first meeting between the two teams went back in Week 2, there’s a good chance we won’t see […]

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Steelers vs Colts Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. The Steelers opened the second half of the game with the ball, and in a three tight end set. In case it’s not obvious by now, Will Johnson is the third tight end, not […]

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Steelers vs Colts First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. Despite facing a more potent offense, the Steelers opened in their base defense against Andrew Luck, meaning Cam Thomas in at nose tackle. He missed a tackle on Ahmad Bradshaw up the middle on […]

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Steelers CB Antwon Blake Expects To Play Ahead Of Cortez Allen Sunday Night

While Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he still has confidence in cornerback Cortez Allen after benching him late in the Sunday game against the Indianapolis Colts, it appears as though the struggling defensive back has lost his spot in the nickel sub package for the upcoming game Sunday night against the […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Indianapolis Colts in a nationally-televised game on a beautiful late afternoon at Heinz Field and delivered one of the greatest offensive performances in franchise history. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns leading the Steelers to a massively-entertaining 51-34 victory over the AFC South leaders. The Steelers […]

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Introducing The Munchkin Bunch

When the Indianapolis Colts offense took the field for the last time yesterday evening late in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the home team came out in their nickel defense with William Gay, Brice McCain, and Antwon Blake at cornerback. That drive ended with an interception in the end zone by Blake, the […]

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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger, Jason Worilds Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Colts

Pro Football Focus has now released their initial player grades for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their Sunday win over the Indianapolis Colts and it’s not a bit surprising to see quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (10.7) leading the way on offense. Roethlisberger’s 40-of-49 passing performance for a career record 522 yards and six touchdowns won’t soon be […]

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Cortez Allen’s Nightmare Season Reached New Levels Against Colts

To say that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen had a bad game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts would a huge understatement. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to recall a game played so poorly by a Steelers cornerback. Allen, who signed a four year contract extension worth $24.6 million just prior to the start of the […]

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Steelers vs Colts – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their seesaw season, alternating wins and losses in each of the first seven games, with the most recent result emerging victorious. That would suggest a defeat, but then again so would the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck, who commands arguably the best offense in the league right now. That defense, of […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five from left to right. Arthur Moats, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth as the next two. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson continue to make up the […]

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Steelers vs Texans Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. After a startling swing of momentum to end the first half, the second began promisingly when the defense stopped the Texans on second and one, and then third and one, to first a […]

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No Urgency For Cortez Allen To Resume Starting Job

Even though Cortez Allen was on the field for the first snap of the game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Houston Texans, it was Brice McCain who was in actuality the ‘starter’ on Monday night. It had been talked about throughout the week, but the 5’9” free agent signing played every snap against the […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 7 vs. Texans

By Michael K. Reynolds With a season on the brink, the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful lacking faith and a storm of boos descending upon the home team, Coach Mike Tomlin’s squad pulled a giant sized rabbit out of their hat with a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. Is this just another terrible tease in a […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with identical 3-3 records. The Texans dominated early and the […]

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Steelers Versus Texans: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the Coaches Tape comes out for the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. – The first half will allow a good opportunity to watch Ben Roethlisberger handle a muddy pocket. Not just with his mobility within the pocket or ability to escape out of it […]

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Steelers Defense Must Build Off Of Texans Turnovers

Last night on Twitter, I wrote that the Pittsburgh Steelers had scored 17 points off of turnovers against the Houston Texans, mockingly adding “also, the Steelers have turnovers tonight”. The truth is, however, that the team has forced at least one turnover now in five straight games, reaching a season-high three turnovers last night in […]

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Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His Focus

After signing a big extension just prior to the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen isn’t likely to even be the starter Monday night against the Houston Texans as Brice McCain is expected to get that honor instead due to Allen’s inconsistent play so far this season. While the team certainly […]

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Steelers Film Room: Houston Texans Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report of the Houston Texans based off the study from their games against the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts for tonight’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – Ryan Fitzpatrick shows the ability to navigate within a muddy pocket but that might be his best trait. His arm is just average […]

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Steelers vs Texans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to right the ship tonight against the Houston Texans. While two of their division rivals fell yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens continue to win, and now lead the division at 5-2. Should the Steelers manage to get back in the win column—which would fit their trend—they will be in second play at […]

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Steelers 2014 Defensive Charting Takeaways: Post Week Six

By Alex Kozora As I did back in Week Two, combing through the notables on my Pittsburgh Steelers defensive chart. Statistically, looking at the positives and negatives from the unit. –  I won’t post all the snap counts but I’ll note the snaps along the defensive line. Cam Thomas: 233/375 snaps (62.1%). On pace for: […]

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Steelers Defense Looks Different Just Six Weeks Later

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be putting a defense on the field that is radically different in appearance than the one that began last season. As a matter of fact, this is a defense that will already be markedly different from that one that they even opened this season with. If we got back to the […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and thanks a ton for your continued patronage to the site. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night and that means I might get to watch a few extra games on Sunday. I’m excited about that as I usually have to watch most of them later […]

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Second Demotion For Cortez Allen Raises Long-Term Questions

Once considered a long-term projected, fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen steadily ascended through his first two seasons in the NFL, graduating from dime back to nickel back, and finally to starter by year three. The Steelers chose to let Keenan Lewis leave in free agency without even making an offer for a multiplicity of […]

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