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Steelers Film Room: Path To Success In 2014 – Three Offensive Concepts

By Alex Kozora With training camp just hours away from beginning and preseason games soon to follow, there will be hours of film to pour over, picking out concepts and explaining why they did or didn’t work. As a preview, we’ll pick apart three concepts from each side of the ball that could be used […]

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Looking At The Decision To Move On From Larry Foote

The Pittsburgh Steelers releasing offensive tackle Levi Brown was just a matter of time. The organization’s decision to move on from inside linebacker Larry Foote at the same time was somewhat unexpected, though not entirely surprising. After all, the Steelers played almost all of the 2013 season without the aging signal caller, having handed the […]

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The Pessimist’s Take – More Quarters?

For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of the team, both […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Larry Foote’s Future In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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Obviously, Mike Munchak Would Be A Perfect Hire By Mike Tomlin

Former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak was reportedly in Pittsburgh on Friday to interview for the Steelers offensive line coach position and you aren’t likely to find many people that are disappointed to hear that. Munchak, who was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001 for his 12 years of play […]

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Bengals Game The Latest Entry In The Sack Versus Consistent Pressure Debate

By Matthew Marczi On the negative side, the Pittsburgh Steelers total just one sack through two games. On the positive side, they are getting to the quarterbacks and influencing throws. In Week One, the Steelers generated a total of 13 quarterback pressures, according to Pro Football Focus, one of which was a sack. This past […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora My game notes from the Week One game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans. First Half – Opening kickoff coverage unit. L1 – Cortez Allen L2 – Robert Golden L3 – Shamarko Thomas L4 – Terence Garvin L5 – Jarvis Jones K – Shaun Suisham R1 – Chris Carter R2 […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Is The Outside-Zone’s Kryptonite

Lost in the season opening loss Sunday to the Tennessee Titans was the play of nose tackle Steve McLendon, who registered two quarterback hurries, a hit and three tackles in 39 snaps played. When going through the game tape once again, there were three plays that really stood out to me and below is a […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi In order to discipline Isaac Redman for his two first half fumbles, the Steelers came out in the second half with LaRod Stephens-Howling as the running back. On first down, he caught a pass out of the backfield and slipped for a four-yard gain. On second down, he wriggled his way for […]

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Steelers LB Larry Foote Has Likely Played His Last Down In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker and defensive team captain Larry Foote had surgery Tuesday to repair the torn right biceps that he suffered in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Now that he has been lost for the season, you have to think he’s probably played his last down in Pittsburgh. Foote, who was an […]

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Steelers To Continue Outside Linebacker Rotation Against The Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers rotated their outside linebackers Sunday in their season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans and head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference that we can expected the same course of action Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Like we did in that game, all of those guys are going […]

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Steelers Week 2 Depth Chart Has Jarvis Jones Listed As Co-Starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their second depth chart of the 2013 season and it includes some notable changes. Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones, who played nearly half the snaps in the opener against the Tennessee Titans, is now listed as the co-starter at right outside linebacker alongside Jason Worilds. Jones registered one tackle on defense […]

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Steelers Loss To Titans: Hard to Find A Silver Lining

By Jeremy Hritz It’s agonizingly difficult to find a silver lining in Sunday’s defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Titans, and even upon an extremely close analysis, there may only be a thread of optimism that can be found, and that is in the fact that there are still 15 games left to play. […]

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Hritz: Titans At Steelers Preview & Prediction – Week 1

By Jeremy Hritz Introduction The Pittsburgh Steelers are seeking to earn their 11th consecutive home opening win, and in order to do so, they will have to show that they are up for the Music City challenge that will be presented by erratic third year quarterback Jake Locker and a running back that at one […]

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Subtraction Of Mendenhall Statistically A Good Thing For Steelers Pass Protection

Matthew Marczi Earlier this week, we have devoted two articles to the pass blocking prowess of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running backs last season, and how it will be a chore for Le’Veon Bell to get up to speed with the rest of the group. However, it is fair to note that the 2012 season was […]

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AFC North 2013 Free Agency Day Four Recap

Below is your free agency recap of free agency in the AFC North on Friday. Most of the news centered around the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Baltimore Ravens did have a few signings of their own. Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers had in a slew of visitors in on Friday, but tight end Kellen Davis, […]

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Spilled Milk Of Steelers 2008 Draft Class Resurfaces With Mendenhall Suspension

With Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall being suspended on Tuesday by the team for conduct detrimental to the team the talk about the Steelers 2008 draft class immediately jumped up as a topic of discussion right after it. The writing has been on the wall for sometime now that Mendenhall, who is in the […]

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Ravens Injury Report: TE Ed Dickson Doubtful

The Friday injury report for the Baltimore Ravens shows very little change from the Thursday report as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdomen) has long been ruled out and will not play. Tight end Ed Dickson (knee) failed to work a third straight day and was listed as […]

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Ravens Injury Report: Safety Bernard Pollard Sits Out Thursday

The Baltimore Ravens continued their practice preparations on Thursday as they get ready to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Thursday injury report shows just a few minor changes for the 9-2 team. Not practicing for a second straight day for the Ravens were tight end Ed Dickson (knee), linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, knee), […]

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Ravens Injury Report: Three Starters Sit Out Wednesday

The Baltimore Ravens started their practice preparations on Wednesday as they get set to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Wednesday injury report for the Ravens shows that cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdomen) remains sidelined and has already been ruled out for the game as expected. Not practicing for the Ravens on Wednesday were tight […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 13-10 Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The first pass play deep by Byron Leftwich to Mike Wallace was slightly under thrown , but still a good one. The pass […]

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Competition Analysis Week 11: Steelers Versus Ravens

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a serious blow when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left the Monday night game. Ben is both the leader and MVP of this team and he is simply irreplaceable. The timing is unfortunate because a murky start to the season was beginning to fade in the rearview mirror […]

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Ravens Injury Report: CB Jimmy Smith Ruled Out On Thursday

The Thursday injury report for the Baltimore Ravens is now out as they continue to prepare to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Heinz Field. Cornerback Jimmy Smith (abs) has been ruled out for the Sunday night game after undergoing successful surgery to repair a sports hernia in Philadelphia on Thursday. With Smith […]

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Ravens Injury Report: CB Jimmy Smith Could Be Out Sunday Night

The Wednesday injury report for the Baltimore Ravens is now out as they prepare to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Heinz Field. Not practicing for the Ravens on Wednesday were cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdomen) and guard Marshal Yanda (ankle). The Ravens signed former Oakland Raiders starting cornerback Chris Johnson on Tuesday, so […]

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Steelers RB Isaac Redman Nominated For Weekly FedEx Ground Player Award

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman had a solid showing Sunday in the win over the New York Giants. Redman rushed for 147 yards on 26 carries and scored the go ahead touchdown late in the game. For his efforts, Redman has been nominated for the NFL FedEx Ground Player of the Week Award and […]

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Fantasy Predictions & Analysis Week 7: Steelers Versus Bengals

By Christopher DiMarino Fantasy Overview: After a colossal let down against the Tennessee Titans in Week 6, this game is more important than ever. A loss here would nearly erase all hope of a postseason adventure, while a win could provide the edge needed to turn the corner. With all the disappointment the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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