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Football 101: T/E Stunt

A series we’ll put out each Sunday morning to help get you – not that you needed it – into a football mindset. A basic Football 101 series that will look at a concept or scheme with the intention of making you a smarter football fan. What I think this…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


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Keeping Russell Wilson Contained Key For Steelers’ Run Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have taken pride in their run defense this season, and rightfully so after beginning a turnaround from a steady drop off in recent years. While the defense ranked relatively favorably a year ago in terms of yards per game allowed on the ground, their yards per carry…


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Rushing Smart Key To Containing Russell Wilson

Growing up, I had a handheld football-shaped football game. It was incredibly difficult and every time the computer would score (read: always), a little pixelated dude would pop up and belt out, “you can’t stop me, you can only hope to contain me.” That’s Russell Wilson. Tough to stop, trying…


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Kozora: Week Eight Fantasy Football Preview

Happy Halloween Steelers’ Nation! It’s a holiday for the kids of course, much more than adults. And there’s that awkward teenager stage inbetween; the transition from when wearing costumes are acceptable and when it’s just kinda of…weird. When instead of dressing up, you ironically throw on a pair of cat…


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AFC North Week 6 Recap: Bengals Stay Perfect; Browns, Ravens Both Lose

The AFC North race now looks to be a two team battle with 11 weeks to play as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals both further distanced themselves from the other two teams on Sunday with wins. That of course means that the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns both lost their Week 6 games. The Bengals remained…


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Steelers Defense Embracing Sub-Packages Under Keith Butler

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was certainly not averse to new ideas on the defensive side of the ball. After all, there are many staple features of today’s defenses that are rooted in some of LeBeau’s own innovations and refinements in years past. One principle that he remained…


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Steelers Secondary Preparing For Huge Test Monday Night

Before the regular season began, many NFL pundits were already speculating that the Pittsburgh Steelers may feature the worst secondary in the league. After Week 1 and Tom Brady’s four passing touchdowns, the speculation became an almost certainty. Not only could no one matchup with Rob Gronkowski or Julian Edelman…


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Steelers Film Room: Mike Mitchell Vs 49ers

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell is often hard up for positive press, or at least that has been the case throughout his thus far short Steelers career. He had an up and down first season with the team last year while he played through injury, and the fans—and media—let…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Vs 49ers

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is a budding star coming off of a season in which he was the first lineman on to lead the team in sacks in the past decade, but he struggled to have his usual impact in the season opener. That changed during the home…


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Week Two: Steelers Vs 49ers First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured their first victory of the season in convincing fashion on Sunday, putting up 43 points in their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers while recording five sacks and a turnover, holding the road team to just three points leading into the fourth quarter. Below are…


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Steelers Film Room: Stephon Tuitt Vs 49ers

In a game where several Pittsburgh Steelers stood out for remarkable performances, perhaps only Ryan Shazier was more impressive than defensive end Stephon Tuitt on Sunday. The second-year defensive end was relentless in dominating the 49ers offensive front in a variety of ways, both as a pass rusher and as…


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Steelers Film Room: Shazier Goes Shazam Against 49ers

If you weren’t talking about Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier at your workplace Monday morning, you probably missed Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Shazier, the Steelers former first-round draft out of Ohio State, had the best game of his young career against the 49ers and it included him…