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Steelers Vs Bengals Positional Grades

It wasn’t pretty by any means, but a win is a win in the National Football League, and the Pittsburgh Steelers sit at 2-0 on the young season following Sunday’s sloppy win over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals, 24-16. Sure, officiating was mostly poor across the board in the rain-soaked game,…


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Red Zone Defense Key To Steelers Hot Start

On the surface, opposing offenses may look like they’re moving the ball at will. The Steelers have allowed Washington and Cincinnati to go over 375 yards of total offense. But as Mark Twain said, stats can be deceiving, and like Twain also said, the Steelers red zone defense is really…


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Pittsburgh Rewind: Steelers Vs Redskins Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-16 win over the Washington Redskins. First Half – Kick coverage from left to right: Shamarko Thomas-Jordan Dangerfield-Sammie Coates-L.J. Fort-Vince Williams-Chris Boswell-Tyler Matakevich-Anthony Chickillo-Sean Davis-Darrius Heyward-Bey-Artie Burns – Davis is likely supposed to be the flat defender and get width but he only gets…


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Week One Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes

Won’t do this every week but with the regular season upon us, wanted to roll through some of the notables of the defensive charting we do each week. We’ll revisit this roughly every month or so and see what trends emerge. We are basing this off 55 full plays from…


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All The Small Things: Heyward Says Defense Must Be Detailed

Cam Heyward believes in the players the Steelers’ defense has. But he, and the rest of the defense, have to play with greater detail and technique. “Just focus on the details,” he told reporters today. “Get back to our technique. Get back to our skill development and what we got…


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Steelers Not Impressed With Pass Rush Results

It’s hard to be too terribly critical in a 38-16 victory where the Pittsburgh Steelers controlled the game for three quarters. But if there is one glaring issue, it was the complete invisibility of a pass rush. Kirk Cousins’ jersey probably doesn’t even need washed after last night, not sacked…


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NFL Top 1000: What/Where Steelers Made The List

A huge undertaking every year, a large contingent of people were brought on to compile Bleacher Report’s NFL 1000, grading the top 1000 players in the league. It’s always a little unconventional, controversial, but a labor of love with some really smart people sending in their grades. Unveiled yesterday, they…


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Fowler: Hargrave Injury Not Considered Serious

After the hand the Steelers have been dealt, it’s refreshing to get some good vibes on the injury front. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler tweeted out he is hearing Javon Hargrave’s knee injury is not considered serious and there is still hope he plays Week One. Nothing official but I’m hearing Steelers…


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Cam Heyward Offers High Praise For “J-Wobble”

For most of his recent meeting with reporters, Cam Heyward was understandably asked about the status of his ankle sprain and outlook for Week One’s matchup against Washington. But towards the end, he was asked to grade rookie Javon Hargrave’s performance. And Heyward immediately burst into that million-dollar smile and…


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Ranking The Room: AFC North DEs

After taking a look at interior defensive linemen recently, today we’ll shift to the defensive ends in the AFC North for the continuing series “Ranking the Rooms.” If you missed the interior defensive linemen list, you can find it here. No. 1 — Pittsburgh Steelers Not only do the Steelers…



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Training Camp Expectations: Defensive Ends

In less than two weeks, we’ll be at training camp, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90 man roster roll through 14 practices and four games. There will be so much to learn, tons of things going on, so I want to lay out some of my expectations and hopes for each…


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Ranking The Steelers’ Starters: 6-1

Wrapping up the highly controversial series, “Ranking the Starters” here at Steelers Depot, we close it out with the top 6 projected starters heading into the 2016 season. Granted, these six guys are locks for starting jobs, but in today’s game you just never know with injuries and other sorts…


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Ex-Scout Says Best Part About Steelers’ Offense Is “Everything”

Now there’s a sentiment that Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans can smile at. Even if they already knew it. Matt Williamson, an ex-scout for the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Panthers, gave that “everything” answer to the question of what the team’s biggest offensive strength is. An excerpt of what he wrote for…


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Pro Football Focus Analyzes Steelers, League DL Play In 2015

Over the weekend, Dave Bryan brought you statistics from Pro Football Focus which showed that Big Ben faced the least amount of pressure from opposing defenses last season. Now it’s time to take a look at the other side. And I’ll start with discussing how the defensive line performed when…