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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 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 Versus Colts: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer before delving into the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Indianapolis Colts. – We’ll have to sit back for a few minutes and appreciate just how good Ben Roethlisberger’s performance was. Statistically gaudy but some of the throws will really pop on tape. The nine route to Martavis Bryant for […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Daniel McCullers

There was understandably a fair bit of buzz when the Pittsburgh Steelers—a franchise with a fan base known for its blue collar attitude to both football and everyday life—drafted a 6’7”, 350 pound nose tackle back in May. That walking oak goes by the name of Daniel McCullers, and he saw his first game action […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Jason Worilds

Many have been critical of fifth-year outside linebacker Jason Worilds throughout his career, and that criticism has only intensified after he parlayed a strong half-season into a nearly $10 million transition tag, under which he is currently playing. While he has played well sporadically throughout the season, he has struggled to find consistency. He may […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. Second Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Will Allen, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, B.W. Webb. – Who is this version of Cam Thomas? Crazy […]

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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 First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. Rookie Martavis Bryant got his first snap of his career on the second play of the game. The Steelers took off Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore to play him and Darrius Heyward-Bey. The […]

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Report: Steelers DE Brett Keisel To Start Over Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Monday Night

Earlier in the week it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt would likely make his first career start Monday night against the Houston Texans, but according to the team’s PR man, Burt Lauten, that won’t be the case. Defensive lineup changes confirmed for @steelers: Cam Thomas is scheduled to start at […]

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Will Steelers Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt Receive Extra Nickel Package Work Monday Night?

While Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt is expected to make his first career start Monday night against the Houston Texans, it will be interesting to see how they choose to use him when their not using their base 3-4 alignment. Of the 67 snaps that Tuitt has logged so far this season on […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Through the early stage of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves suffering greatly due to the subpar performance of their veteran inside linebacker, Lawrence Timmons. Since his shaky start in the first two games, however, he has consistently been one of the best players on this defensive unit, particularly in the running game. Quite […]

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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 vs Browns II Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Defensive end Cameron Heyward was the only player in the last game the Pittsburgh Steelers could count on to get to the quarterback with any kind of consistency—and even much of that was assisted by the coverage on the back end. While he picked up his third sack in six games and generated a few […]

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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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Report: Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt To Make First Career Start Monday Night

Monday night will be a night that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Stephon Tuitt will never forget, as according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team’s second-round draft pick will make his first career start against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. Tuitt, according to Dulac, will be the first Steelers defensive end to start […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Robert Golden, Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, and Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth and Michael Palmer continue to be the next two up. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson the wedge with […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the second half. The defense shut […]

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Steelers vs Browns II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. On Dri Archer’s first kick return, Vince Williams missed his block, which got Archer tackled on the 14. The ‘start’ by Lance Moore was evidently a token gesture, as he didn’t play again […]

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Steelers Could Debut Two Rookie Draft Picks Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to get a boost out of two of their rookie draft picks on Monday, neither of whom have yet dressed for a game. Head coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday during his press conference that he was looking at 6’4” wide receiver Martavis Bryant as a possible option against the Houston […]

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Mike Tomlin: Joe Thomas Executed Legal Chop Block On Cameron Heyward

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday, defensive end Cameron Heyward let it be known that he thought Browns tackle Joe Thomas illegally chop blocked him late in the fourth quarter. Heyward, who injured his ankle on the play, went as far as to call it a “dirty play.” On Tuesday, […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns II

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday to take on a resurgent Cleveland Browns team. After a dominating first quarter where they outgained the Browns 78 yards to -8, the Steelers got routed, losing 31-10 and looking like they didn’t even belong on the same field. In the second […]

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Steelers Show A 4-5-2 Goal Line Package Against Cleveland

It seemed odd to me when reviewing the snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Cleveland Browns that three of the four starting members of the secondary all played every snap but two. I realized that something must have occurred during the game that I missed to cause this quirk, and indeed it […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Keisel, McLendon, Mitchell All Suffer Sprains In Loss To Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost three defensive players to injuries during their 31-10 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the walking wounded. According to Tomlin, nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a right shoulder sprain in the first half. Mclendon injured that same shoulder earlier in the […]

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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Thinks Late Block By Browns T Joe Thomas Was ‘Dirty’

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward injured an ankle late in the 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns and after the game he accused Browns left tackle Joe Thomas of illegally chop blocking him. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Heyward called Thomas’ block with 3:56 left in the game, “dirty”. Heyward, who laid on […]

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Steelers Keisel, Heyward, Mitchell All Injured In Second Half Against Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel suffered a left knee injury late in the second half of the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns and he will not return for the second half. The Browns lead the Steelers 31-10 late and the team was already without with nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), defensive end Cameron […]

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