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Will Allen Fitting Right In Back In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly the entire game against the Detroit Lions in their quarter sub-package, with Cortez Allen logging 73 of 76 snaps and Will Allen playing nearly 70 snaps himself. Will Allen, of course, may have been a mid-season signing this year as an injury replacement for DaMon Cromartie-Smith for […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Week 12 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Landry Jones – Yep, no surprise here with Jones as his inactive game […]

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Troy Polamalu Looked Like Troy Polamalu Against E.J. Manuel

By Matthew Marczi After the last game in which Tom Brady helped make Troy Polamalu look like a fool, the veteran safety looked to rebound at the expense of a rookie quarterback just returning from an injury in E.J. Manuel. Advantage: Polamalu. Of course, it helped that Manuel only attempted five passes down the field […]

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Remaining North Schedules Promise Drama: The State Of The AFC North – Week 11

By Jeremy Hritz One week after a win against a listless Buffalo Bills team, the Pittsburgh Steelers are somehow still in a (precarious) position to win the AFC North crown, yet to maintain that position would require perfection, or near perfection, in the final seven contests as they still have the bulk of their divisional […]

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Punt Returns The Latest Hat For Jonathan Dwyer To Wear

By Matthew Marczi Running back Jonathan Dwyer starting playing on the punt return team two weeks ago against the New England Patriots. You may not have noticed because the Patriots were only forced to punt twice in the entire game. Brian Moorman didn’t get so lucky. Even the winds conspired against him, punt after awful […]

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Curtis Brown Was ‘Special’ In His Return To Punt Coverage Duty

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback/gunner Curtis Brown had been off the field since the team’s week six victory over the New York Jets. Head coach Mike Tomlin alluded to the team’s observation that he had not been on his keys as he once was in an explanation as to why he was inactive on […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers G Guy Whimper Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the snaps played by Pittsburgh Steelers reserve offensive lineman Guy Whimper versus the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 12 Run/Pass: 10/2 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, :33 1st. In at RT for Marcus Gilbert. Helps double end in pass protection. 2. 2nd and […]

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William Gay Quiets The Chorus For Another Week

By Matthew Marczi It seemed as though last week’s brutal 55-point defensive effort against the New England Patriots was just what the doctor ordered for those whose fandom comes paired with a complementary agenda. One of the house favorites over the past five years has been that infamous chorus, “William Gay sucks!” The choir was […]

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Jarvis Jones Building Pass-Rushing Toolkit

By Matthew Marczi As Jarvis Jones’ rookie season continues on, the most recent first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers does seem to be becoming more comfortable in the defense. Jones, of course, was benched a few weeks back for not being on his assignments after returning from a concussion that allowed head coach Mike […]

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Vince Williams Helped Stop The Buffalo Stampede

By Matthew Marczi This past week, the Pittsburgh Steelers got back to using their sub-packages heavily, which obviously translates to fewer snaps for rookie starting inside linebacker Vince Williams. Williams played just 31 snaps this week—as opposed to the 41 played by Cortez Allen or the 36 combined split between Shamarko Thomas and Will Allen. […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – KR unit. Shamarko Thomas, Will Allen, Stevenson Sylvester, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Slight shakeup in the back lines. David Paulson and Cameron Heyward were the next two with Al Woods […]

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Fernando Velasco Overmatched By Bills Interior Against The Pass

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, banged up as it is, had a tough time dealing with the stout front seven of the Buffalo Bills, particularly the front line that includes Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. Center Fernando Velasco probably got the worst of it, often being asked to take on Dareus, who […]

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Todd Haley Continuing To Shake Up The Wildcat

By Matthew Marczi As the season goes on, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley continues to tinker with his sparsely-used Wildcat packages. While I am undecided as to the efficacy of even running such plays, they have not as yet been a detriment to the offense. Furthermore, the continued variety of looks that they present […]

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Steelers Defense Forced To Overcome Self-Inflicted Wounds

By Matthew Marczi Although the Pittsburgh Steelers never really seemed to be in jeopardy of losing to the Buffalo Bills this past Sunday, there were a number of self-inflicted wounds committed by the Steelers that helped keep the Buffalo competitive, or at least not embarrass themselves further. There were, for example, the two pass interference […]

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The Steelers Defense Can’t Allow The Lions Big Three To YAC All Over The Place

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will be asked to slow down a potent Detroit Lions passing attack that includes a wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and tight end Brandon Pettigrew as those three players have accounted for 51.5% of the team receptions so far this year and 54.4% of the total […]

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Roethlisberger Not Big On Using An Extra Offensive Lineman Inside The Red Zone

Earlier this week, I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has struggled inside the red zone this season and on Wednesday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked to give his thoughts on the subject. “We scored twice down there but we kicked field goals,” started Roethlisberger. “That’s why I think I was so disappointed after […]

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Jonathan Dwyer Taking A Liking To Short-Yardage Role

By Matthew Marczi A few weeks back, I observed a certain trend in the way that the Pittsburgh Steelers began using running back Jonathan Dwyer, and speculated that the team was building a role for him as a short-yardage back. That truly came to fruition in the team’s last game against the Buffalo Bills, particularly […]

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Steelers Kept Adams Focused On Run-Blocking Against The Bills

By Matthew Marczi Though Mike Adams has not started a game along the offensive line since week four, he has stayed in the mix at tight end by playing nearly 120 snaps over the course of the last four games. Technically, though, he has started three of the past four weeks—at tight end. It is […]

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Lawrence Timmons Put The Hurt On The Bills With His Tackling

By Matthew Marczi He may not have recorded double-digit tackles, but Lawrence Timmons played one of his best games so far this season. In total, he recorded eight tackles—seven solo—deflected a pass, and also recorded his first sack of the season. But the biggest impact that he had on the game was, literally, his impact. […]

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Report: Steelers G Ramon Foster Out Of Walking Boot On Wednesday

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sounded hopeful that guard Ramon Foster would be able to play this coming Sunday against the Detroit Lions after suffering a right ankle injury in the win over the Buffalo Bills. On Wednesday, Bob Labriola tweeted out some positive news as it relates to […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Tuesday, Megatron & Steelers Lions Preview With Dave Birkett Episode

Season 4, Episode 44 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his press conference and that includes us going over the injury situation as well as what he had to say about Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin […]

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Steelers Versus Bills Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of the four sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed in Sunday’s win (rejoice Steelers Depot readers!) over the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 7, 9:29 2nd. Shotgun, 11 personnel. Five blocking vs a four man rush. Tackle/end stunt vs David DeCastro and Guy Whimper. End loops […]

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Tight End Reps Keeping Mike Adams In The Loop

By Matthew Marczi Mike Adams should be thanking Levi Brown for being so fragile as to suffer a season-ending injury during pre-game warm ups. Had that not occurred, perhaps Adams would still be spending his Sundays in sweat clothes as he ‘hones his craft’ in practice. That is hyperbole, of course. Given the carousel of […]

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With Thomas Now Out Injured, The Decision To Bring Back Allen Looks Like A Good One

With Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas now sidelined indefinitely with a left high ankle sprain suffered this past Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the team will more than likely ask veteran safety Will Allen to fill his shoes when they use their quarters personnel moving forward. Allen registered one tackle and two quarterback hurries […]

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Steelers Depth Chart: Michael Palmer Jumps David Paulson

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a change on their depth chart this week as Michael Palmer is now listed as the backup tight end behind starter Heath Miller. David Paulson is now listed as the third tight end. You could see this change coming as Paulson hasn’t been used on offense in the last two […]

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Steelers Versus Bills – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones sure got an ear-full after the special teams penalty. The Steelers really hurt themselves on special teams with stupid mistakes. In the first half, they were offsides on a kickoff. In the second half, Shaun Suisham sent one out of bounds before the end zone. Will Allen played 32 snaps […]

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