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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Outside of some early struggles in defending the run, trying to contain Michael Vick, and one really bad pass play, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense actually had a pretty respectable game against the New York Jets. The home team only put up 20 points total, which was aided by four turnovers from the Steelers’ offense and […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review Lawrence Timmons

Outside of a rough season opener, Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been among the best linebackers in the league against the run over the course of the remainder of the season since then. Timmons has not had the most consistent season of his career in terms of his coverage responsibilities, although some of […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Daniel McCullers

If you follow this site, then you’ve no doubt heard that rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is reportedly in line to make his first career start—assuming the Pittsburgh Steelers open in their base defense—on Monday night. If he does start, then that means nose tackle Steve McLendon will be sitting out to rest his injured […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Vince Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked like the nickel defense would be their bread and butter entering this season, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. Of course, the long-term injury to Ike Taylor and the demotion of Cortez Allen—the team’s two starting cornerbacks—didn’t make that plan any more accessible. But an equally important issue in […]

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Steelers vs Jets First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 20-13 loss to the New York Jets. The Jets gave Percy Harvin an end around on the first play of the game. Arthur Moats played too shallow of an angle and allowed Harvin to get to the outside. Mike […]

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Steelers vs Jets – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently riding a three-game winning streak, with each victory more convincing than the last, against seemingly quality opponents. They are three games over .500 for the first time since the middle of the 2012 season, after which they proceeded to drop 11 out of their subsequent 15 games. But they are […]

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Steelers Film Room: New York Jets Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Brief scouting report of the New York Jets as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. OFFENSE – Michael Vick certainly isn’t the elixir but he appears to be a stabilizing force that Geno Smith wasn’t. He’s still a threat with his legs and has gotten smarter with age, avoiding unnecessary […]

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Jets Injury Report: CB Darrin Walls Ruled Out For Steelers Game

The New York Jets final injury report of the week has 16 players listed on it, but only one is expected to miss the game Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not practicing again Friday and officially ruled out for Sunday is cornerback Darrin Walls (calf). While wide receiver Jeremy […]

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Jets Injury Report: CB Darrin Walls Remains Sidelined Thursday

The New York Jets will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at MetLife Stadium and their Thursday injury report shows that several players that sat out Wednesday have now returned to practice. Not practicing Thursday were wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (not injury related) and cornerback Darrin Walls (calf). Kerley is a new addition to the injury […]

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Jets Injury Report: CB Darrin Walls Unlikely To Play Against Steelers

The New York Jets have released their first injury report of the week as they prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at MetLife stadium and it shows four players failing to practice Wednesday. Tackle Breno Giacomini (illness), defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (illness), cornerback Darrin Walls (calf) and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (illness) all sat […]

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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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