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Cam Heyward Talks Keith Butler And Daniel McCullers

One of the most friendly people with the media, and someone who isn’t afraid to speak his mind, Cam Heyward sat down for a fantastic interview with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews.  They covered a ton of topics, go check out the full, five-minute clip at the link here (Part 2 will…


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Matching Pittsburgh’s Snap Counts To Rest Of The NFL

A few weeks ago, we slogged through our defensive charting and came up with a ton of cool factoids about the Pittsburgh Steelers. We’ll do similar today but use a league-wide approach and compare snap count totals to the Steelers in relation to the 31 other teams. Of course, we…


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Football 101: Defensive Line Techniques

A series we’ll put out each Sunday morning to help get you – not that you needed it – into a football mindset. A basic Football 101 series that will look at a concept or scheme with the intention of making you a smarter football fan. What I think this…


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Steelers 2015 Final Defensive Charting Notes

Sorry for putting this off, Steelers’ Nation. Didn’t want to rush our final charting of the year and now that I’ve had a couple days after the Senior Bowl, I could sort through all the data. As you probably know, we chart the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense every game and compile…


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Cam Heyward: “We’re All Accountable”

Forever diplomatic, Cam Heyward tipped his hat to the Denver Broncos and refused to put the blame on any one player or play from today’s season-ending 23-16 loss. “As a defense, they had to drive the whole field,” Heyward told reporters in response to the Broncos’ final, game-winning drive. “We…


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Front Seven Focus: Steelers Vs Bengals

The Steelers front seven is coming off of a great performance where they accounted for four sacks and a forced fumble. However they would be playing a much better offense than they did against Cleveland. The Steelers would need to generate pass rush to knock quarterback A.J. McCarron out of…


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Ramon Foster: “Cooler Heads Prevailed”

Mike Tomlin quipped during his Tuesday press conference that experienced players are happy to have that tenure while inexperienced ones don’t think it’s a big deal. I’m sure the Pittsburgh Steelers are glad they have that winning, playoff culture. It’s something the Cincinnati Bengals are still searching for. The Steelers…


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Front Seven Focus: Steelers Vs Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense front seven has seemingly been playing better every week. The unit up front has allowed only 91.2 rush yards a game, good enough for fifth the league. Pair that impressive number with a second best minuscule six rushing TDs and you have a truly top-end unit…


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Steelers’ Defense Knows It Didn’t Make Enough Plays Sunday

Feel free to substitute in “enough” for “any” in that headline. Although the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to hold the Baltimore Ravens to 20 points, not a horrible number, but it felt so much worse than that. The Steelers led Ryan Mallett, 12 days with his new team, complete 73.7%…


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Front Seven Focus: Steelers Vs Broncos DL Breakdown

The front seven of a defense is one of the most cohesive units on a football team. Each position relies on their neighbor to help anchor the defense. Much like the defensive formation of the ancient Spartans if there is one crack in the line the whole unit will fall….


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Heyward Points To Energy Level As Reason For Second Half Turnaround

You have to love Cameron Heyward’s honesty. Not that he needed to point anything out the common fan couldn’t. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was awful in the first half. Worse than awful. Atrocious. Sickening. They were Ronda Rousey. And Denver’s offense was Holly Holm’s foot. Crack. “First half, we were…


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Front Seven Focus: Steelers Vs Bengals DL Breakdown

Once again we will be diving into the middle of the trenches. This time however the view will be from the defensive side. Similar to the offense line ratings, there are ones for the defensive line as well. To start James Harrison, Steve McLendon, Cam Heyward and Stephon Tuitt will…


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Steelers Film Room: Inside Linebackers Versus Bengals

Throughout much of Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers trio of inside linebackers in Ryan Shazier, Lawrence Timmons and Vince Williams were constantly around the ball. In fact, that’s how it has been for the last few weeks as Timmons, Shazier and Williams continue to rack up…


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Steelers Vs Bengals Positional Grades

With their 33-20 win, Sunday, over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved to within two games of the AFC North division lead with just three weeks left in the regular season. Throughout much of Sunday’s win, the Steelers received a handful of “splash” plays from individual players leading…


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Steelers Defensive Charting: First Three Quarters Of Season

– Not counting any pre-snap penalties, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has seen the field for 810 snaps in 2015. That puts them on pace for exactly 1080 snaps on the season. – The Steelers have been in nickel 531 times. They’ve been in base 3-4 246 times. Percentage-wise, that’s nickel…