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Steelers Film Room: Breaking Down Brandon Boykin’s Worst Game Of 2014

Now that cornerback Brandon Boykin has landed with the Pittsburgh Steelers via a Saturday evening trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, I am slowly making my way back through some his tape from last season. I’ve already broken down his seven career interceptions and today we’ll have a look at what…


Schein Calls Arians-Steelers Feud One Of The Best In NFL

In his most recent edition of “The Schein Nine“, NFL analysts Adam Schein attempted to list the nine top feuds heading into the 2015 NFL season and he listed Bruce Arians vs. Pittsburgh Steelers as No. 6 overall. Schein writes: No matter how you spin it, Mike Tomlin and the Steelers let…


Where Are They Now? Kimo von Oelhoffen

Perhaps one of the most underrated players to don the black and gold jersey in recent memory, defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen had a reputation similar to that of fellow end, Aaron Smith, in that he was a no-nonsense, lunch pail type of player that symbolizes the Pittsburgh brand of…


Assessing The Steelers Free Agent Alternatives: Third-String Quarterback

So far in this series we’ve tackled the Pittsburgh Steelers running back position and offensive tackle position. Of course, the one position that may need better competition the most is at quarterback. It goes without saying that Ben Roethlisberger is locked in as the starter for years to come. Additionally,…


AFC North Draft History Study: Quarterbacks

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


Is This The Year To Trade Up In The Draft?

Could this be the year the Pittsburgh Steelers make the bold move of trading up in the draft? Coming off their gut-wrenching playoff loss to Tennessee Titans in the 2002 Divisional Round (and the Oscar worthy flop by kicker Joe Nedney), general manager Kevin Colbert decided it was time to…

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2012, 2013 NFL Game Opening Drive Study

By Alex Kozora This past weekend, Dave Bryan posted an article containing Ben Roethlisberger’s career numbers on opening drives.  And as he wrote and a reader posted, a more full-fledged idea came out of it. Statistics are all relative. On the surface, it’s difficult to gauge how impressive Roethlisberger’s performance…

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A QB-Neutral Look At Darrius Heyward-Bey’s History Of Drops

The Pittsburgh Steelers made it official yesterday by signing former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in a move surely aimed toward replenishing the depth and patching holes caused by free agency departures ahead of the draft in May. The contract was a one-year deal, most certainly…

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Breakdown Of New Steelers S Mike Mitchell

By Alex Kozora Using the All-22 Coaches Tape, here is an evaluation of new Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell. Beginning with individual game breakdowns and notes. I watched five games of Mitchell in 2013. For each, I did a pre and post snap tally. Looked at the following categories. Pre-Snap…

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High Draft Picks Are For Losers

By Michael K. Reynolds Should you cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cincinnati Bengals or hope they lay down in order to get a better position in the draft? Here’s your clue: High draft picks are for losers. Sure. You might end up with the number one overall draft pick and get winners…

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Dink And Dunk? Not So Fast

By Matthew Marczi When the Steelers first brought in Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator, some criticized the decision to install what they pejoratively refer to as a ‘dink and dunk’ offense. As the season progressed and the team started losing games, many more joined in to the chorus….

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Breakdown Of New Steelers T Levi Brown Versus Buccaneers

By Alex Kozora Snap-by-snap breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steeler left tackle Levi Brown (#75) in his last game with the Arizona Cardinals versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run Block/Pass Block: 0/3 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Pass….