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Steelers Vs. Titans Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Second half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 11 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans. Second Half – Brett Keisel swimming over the center and getting pressure on this twist. – Arthur Moats’ block in the back that negated Antonio Brown’s long punt return was a questionable call, to say the […]

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Steelers Vs. Titans Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora First half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 11 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five. Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake, Vince Williams, Arthur Moats, and Robert Golden. Followed up by the usual suspects. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth, Cody Wallace/Will Johnson forming the wedge. The return […]

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Steelers vs Titans Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The Steelers got the second half off to a positive start after the jarring momentum swing of the last minute of the second quarter, forcing a three and out. They opened in […]

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Steelers vs Titans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The first observation is obvious: the Steelers may have finally found a return man in Markus Wheaton. I don’t think any other Steelers returner has even been able to bring the ball […]

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Report: Steelers NT Steve McLendon Not Sure He’ll Be Back For Saints Game

While it’s looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers might get cornerback Ike Taylor, safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker Ryan Shazier back on the field for their post-bye week game at home against the New Orleans Saints, it sounds like nose tackle Steve McLendon still might not be ready to return from the shoulder injury that has […]

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Midseason Hindsight: Reviewing Steelers Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Steelers were bigger players in free agency this offseason than they had been in several years, dipping into the talent pool and coming away with a number of players at varying contract levels, destined for all sorts of roles within the team. Some of those signings have admittedly worked better than others. In […]

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Snap Counts For Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Moving In Wrong Direction

As the Pittsburgh Steelers enter their bye week, a quick look at the team snap counts after the first 11 games reveals that rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt has seen the field on defense 143 times. That might be fine if Tuitt’s snap were on the rise over the course of the last four games, […]

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Steelers Defense Pending Makeover Following Bye Week

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has allowed an average of 22 points per game on the road, albeit against inferior opponents by record. That is actually an improvement, at least in terms of raw numbers, over what has been a difficult season defensively for an organization traditionally defined by stout play […]

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Steelers vs. Titans: Player Snap Counts Week 11

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night win over the Tennessee Titans, according to the NFL official gamebook. As usual, we will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. The thing that sticks out the most on offense for the Steelers […]

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Steelers Film Room: Tennessee Titans Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Monday night opponent, the Tennessee Titans. OFFENSE – The Titans are one of two teams in the NFL with a rookie quarterback and running back – Zach Mettenberger at QB and Bishop Sankey at RB. The Minnesota Vikings are the other with Teddy Bridgewater and Jerrick […]

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Steelers vs Titans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a three-way tie for last place in the AFC North division after the Cleveland Browns fell to 6-4 and the Cincinnati Bengals advanced to 6-3-1. With the Baltimore Ravens idle and the Steelers set to play tonight, all teams in the division have lost or tied in four […]

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Steelers: Much Ado About Monday Night

By Michael K. Reynolds Monday Night Football may no longer be what it once was back in the day when Howard Cosell was doing the color commentary and even more recently when Bocephus was singing, “Are you ready for some football?” But Monday night still has major importance for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers when they […]

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Potential Start Won’t Necessarily Shape The Season For Daniel McCullers

According to David Todd, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to start rookie sixth-round draft pick Daniel McCullers at nose tackle on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, as previously reported. As I wrote about earlier this week, however, that doesn’t necessarily mean a mountain of playing time for the mountain of a man. Whether or […]

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Losing Al Woods To The Titans Didn’t Turn Out Well For The Steelers

During the offseason, I thought for sure that the Pittsburgh Steelers would re-sign defensive lineman Al Woods. It would have made a lot of sense being as the team was destined to let defensive end Ziggy Hood walk. In addition, there was no guarantee that Brett Keisel would be returning along with no guarantee that […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Cam Thomas

When the Pittsburgh Steelers originally signed free agent defensive lineman Cam Thomas this offseason, there were no concrete plans about how he would be used. He was signed to a modest contract in order to compensate for the fact that the team had three defensive ends hitting free agency. The team didn’t manage to make […]

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Steelers Could Take A Different Approach Replacing Steve McLendon

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a shoulder injury toward the end of the first half against the Baltimore Ravens in the second game of the season. The injury was reaggravated a few weeks later against the Cleveland Browns, which caused him to miss the next two games, returning for the rematch against the […]

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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Jets

By Alex Kozora A statistical approach of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 defeat at the hands of the New York Jets. – The Steelers’ offense has been maddeningly inconsistent throughout the season. They’ve scored 30+ points in five games while being held to 13 or fewer in three. First time that’s happened since 2008. – Much […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Cam Thomas

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers defense did manage to hold the Baltimore Ravens offense to just 16 points on Sunday—and one of their two touchdowns came as the result of a fumble recovered at the Steelers’ 33-yard line—I’m still going to take a look at Cam Thomas and his role as a starter, and whether […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. On the first play of the game, Cameron Heyward smashed through a double team to make a tackle for loss. A pair of receptions to tight end Owen Daniels, fresh off a minor cleanup on […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Before the tape drops tomorrow, an All-22 primer of the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-27 victory against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night. – I want to continue to take a look at Ben Roethlisberger going through his progressions. Saw it last week against the Indianapolis Colts. Likely happened again in what ended up being […]

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Starting Position For Cam Thomas Fair To Question

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent Cam Thomas to a two-year contract in order to provide depth along the defensive line, as the team was entering a free agency period in which three of their top players at the position were hitting the open market. The organization did, in fact, lose two of those players […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have on their hands a critical game against their chief rival, the Baltimore Ravens, which may prove to be one of the more meaningful matchups between the two at Heinz Field in recent years. Both teams sit tied for second in the division at 5-3, with the Ravens coming off a loss […]

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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 NT Steve McLendon Returns Just In Time To Face Ravens Outside Zone

Sunday night at Heinz Field the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will get a second shot at shutting down the Baltimore Ravens outside zone scheme that blistered them to the tune of 157 yards back in Week 2. While it certainly wont be an easy task, the Steelers run defense has improved over the course of the […]

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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 vs. Colts: Player Snap Counts Week 8

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Indianapolis Colts, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting as the week progresses. As far as the offense goes, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant played a total of […]

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