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Focus On Strong Finish, Not 0-4 Start

By Jeremy Hritz The day after a KC kick went wide right, the Pittsburgh beat writers are making certain they don’t let anyone forget that the Steelers dropped their first four games, resulting in their role as observers, not participants in the upcoming postseason. And while this is factual, it diminishes the performance of this […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Hints That A Move To Safety In 2014 Is Possible

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns in the 2013 regular season finale, cornerback Ike Taylor hinted during his post game talk with the media that there’s already been a little bit of talk about him moving to safety next season. Ike Taylor says there's been talk about him moving to safety down […]

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Steelers Versus Browns: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 17

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Trickeration – The Browns would love to be the team to put the Steelers out of their misery for good in the season finale and with nothing to play for, […]

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Vince Williams Living Up To Scouting Report

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted rookie inside linebacker Vince Williams in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they most certainly didn’t envision him starting most of the season next to Lawrence Timmons. Of course, plans can change on the fly, as it did when veteran Larry Foote was lost for […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Packers

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Green Bay Packers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kickoff coverage to start the game. L-R. Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Chris Carter, Stevenson Sylvester, Shaun Suisham, Antwon Blake, Terence Garvin, Will Allen, Will Johnson, and Markus Wheaton. – […]

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Steelers Versus Packers – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The fake punt was such a huge momentum shift that it’s hard to quantify. It may have been an even greater momentum shift than the blocked fumble that led to a touchdown on the next play due to the way the Steelers were able to come back quickly from it and then […]

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Steelers Versus Packers – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The opening kickoff set the tone for what would be another rough day for the kickoff coverage unit—the second week in a row. The unit nearly lost the Steelers the game at the end. That was surprisingly only Lawrence Timmons’s second sack of the season. He normally has around a half-dozen by […]

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Steelers Don’t Plan On Shadowing Browns WR Josh Gordon With One Player On Sunday

When Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen returned to the starting lineup several weeks ago, the coaching staff decided to stop having fellow starter Ike Taylor switch sides during games in an attempt to follow the oppositions top receiving threat around the field. On Thursday, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau revealed the reason why that decision was […]

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Karmic Justice Prevailed After Chaos Of Blocked Field Goal

By Matthew Marczi When it comes to the blocked field goal from the victory over the Green Bay Packers, the story has already been covered from just about every angle. That the defense was able to hold the Packers to a field goal attempt in the first place from the five-yard line after Le’Veon Bell’s […]

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Poor Tackling Rears Its Ugly Head Once Again For Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Sunday’s game having already tied their season total in missed tackles from last year at 82, according to Pro Football Focus. That was already a far cry from their heyday of recent years. They missed just 69 tackles in 2011, 76 in 2010. In 2009, it was again […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 14 – Dolphins

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 34-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins along with some observations. In his first game back, tight end Matt Spaeth played 15 snaps and for the most part, he looked pretty decent. As expected, LaMarr Woodley was on a pitch count of sorts and he played […]

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Steelers Versus Dolphins Winners And Losers Week 14

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-28 to the Miami Dolphins and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Cameron Heyward – Heyward was a big kid playing with the little kids in the snow on Sunday and he led […]

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The Kids Are Alright

By Michael K. Reynolds Lost in the shuffle of the Tomlin Two-Step, the heart breaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens and the analysis and counter analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers fading playoffs hopes, there is one startling…and encouraging reality. The kids are alright. Slowly, a new generation of Steelers players are pushing their way to the forefront, establishing themselves […]

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Ike Taylor Came Off Worse Live Than On Tape Versus The Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers starting cornerback Ike Taylor has been under fire in recent weeks, and the bullets have been flying equally from the media and amateur critics as well as from opposing quarterbacks. He is being targeted at a rate never before seen in his career, which is why, like William Gay, some […]

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Dean Blandino Says Mike Tomlin Should Have Been Flagged On Kickoff Return

Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, said Tuesday on NFL Total Access, that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin should have been penalized when he impeded that path of Baltimore Ravens returner Jacoby Jones during a third quarter kickoff return. “Anytime a player or a coach from the sideline is in this white […]

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All-22 Views Of The Mike Tomlin Kickoff Return Incident With Jacoby Jones

I know several of you are curious to see what the All-22 view of the kickoff return incident in the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens shows, but has you can see in the top two animated gifs below, it does not qualify for a Zapruder film the way that the clip […]

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Official Ravens Site Releases Raw Sideline Reaction Video Of Jacoby Jones After Kickoff Return

Onward we go with the Mike Tomlin sideline incident that took place Thursday night in the third quarter of the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. Did you really think that this wouldn’t pick up steam? Now, the official website of the Ravens has released sideline footage that includes the reaction of […]

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Pittsburgh Not Amused After Special Teams Made The Butt Of The Joke

By Matthew Marczi In a game that saw Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker send a quintuplet of pigskins through the uprights in what was ultimately a two-point loss, the special teams performance of the Pittsburgh Steelers should probably be credited with assists on a pair of those field goals. First, there was the comical ‘cadence’ […]

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Steelers Have A Good Problem Deciding When To Play Shamarko Thomas

By Matthew Marczi Over the past four games, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen has re-emerged within the defense due to the injury to rookie safety Shamarko Thomas. Allen started seven games for the team last year due to injury, but has now become a feature in the teams quarters package, which they use frequently. In […]

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Report: League Investigating Mike Tomlin Sideline Shenanigans

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports on Friday that league sources are saying Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin could be subject to a fine for his actions on the kickoff in the in 22-20 loss Thursday night to the Baltimore Ravens. According to Schefter, the play will be reviewed by the league for discipline over the next […]

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Tomlin Answers Questions About Possibly Interfering With Jones During Kickoff Return

After the Pittsburgh Steelers scored their first touchdown of the game against the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter, wide receiver Jacoby Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 73 yards before being tackled by cornerback Cortez Allen. During the return, however, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to jump out of the way of Jones as […]

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Will Allen Fitting Right In Back In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly the entire game against the Detroit Lions in their quarter sub-package, with Cortez Allen logging 73 of 76 snaps and Will Allen playing nearly 70 snaps himself. Will Allen, of course, may have been a mid-season signing this year as an injury replacement for DaMon Cromartie-Smith for […]

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Cameron Heyward And Kelvin Beachum Earn Top Grades From PFF In Steelers Win Over Lions

The game grades from Pro Football Focus are in and leading the way on defense this week for the Pittsburgh Steelers are defensive end Cameron Heyward (3.3), cornerback Cortez Allen (2.9) and linebacker Jason Worilds (2.2) for their play Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Worilds good score is a result of him providing pressure on […]

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William Gay Quiets The Chorus For Another Week

By Matthew Marczi It seemed as though last week’s brutal 55-point defensive effort against the New England Patriots was just what the doctor ordered for those whose fandom comes paired with a complementary agenda. One of the house favorites over the past five years has been that infamous chorus, “William Gay sucks!” The choir was […]

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Vince Williams Helped Stop The Buffalo Stampede

By Matthew Marczi This past week, the Pittsburgh Steelers got back to using their sub-packages heavily, which obviously translates to fewer snaps for rookie starting inside linebacker Vince Williams. Williams played just 31 snaps this week—as opposed to the 41 played by Cortez Allen or the 36 combined split between Shamarko Thomas and Will Allen. […]

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Ryan Clark Rebounds Against The Bills

By Matthew Marczi Perhaps nobody’s hands were more dirty following the loss to the New England Patriots last week than Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark. Clark in particular had been having a very rough season up to this point that seemed to all but assure that this would be his last season in Pittsburgh. One […]

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