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AFC North Draft History Study: Linebackers

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…



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AFC North News Watch: Day 18

While the AFC North was free of any meaningful personnel moves yesterday, there was still a lot of news coming through the division pertaining to the future plans of each team as the league now turns its attention after the Owners Meetings to the 2015 NFL Draft in a little…





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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Ravens Sack Breakdown

Breaking down the five sacks allowed in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wildcard loss to the Baltimore Ravens. 2nd and 10, 9:51 1st. Shotgun, 01 personnel. Steelers block with just their five lineman against a four man Ravens’ rush. Ben Roethlisberger’s first read is to hit Heath Miller on a quick out…


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Brief Cameo From Bruce Gradkowski A Valuable Showing

It took 33 games, but Bruce Gradkowski finally got a chance to throw a meaningful pass in a game for his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. It wasn’t the most ideal of circumstances, but in a way, perhaps, it was somewhat encouraging to see. Gradkowski, of course, had to come…


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An Early Steelers Free Agent Wishlist

Wipe away those tears? Fix that hole in the television? Good. Because though we’ll spend this week reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Baltimore Ravens, it’s time to start turning our attention to the offseason. I’ll throw out a list of possible free agents the Steelers could conceivably look…


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Steelers Film Room: Baltimore Ravens Scouting Report

For tonight’s Wildcard matchup, your Baltimore Ravens’ scouting report as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – Joe Flacco was a mess against the Houston Texans, completing under 50% of his passes and tossing three picks in his own territory. Problems start above the shoulders with #5. Poor read…


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Steelers LB Vince Williams Fined $8,268 For Taunting In Ravens Game

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams sure was excited when the defense stopped Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro from scoring a two-point conversion late in the game Sunday night, but that excitement wound up costing him money. According to league reports, Williams was fined $8,268 by the NFL for taunting…



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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Second Half – Markus Wheaton showed tremendous effort on his end around. Could have gone for a loss but winds up gaining four. – Brett Keisel has been pretty quiet in my reports but a…


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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Matt Spaeth

When the Pittsburgh Steelers get the chance to play with the lead, they tend to like to use more 12 and 21 personnel. Sometimes they like to use two tight ends in the beginning until they’re trailing as well. But they haven’t been trailing very often recently, and the playing…



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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

During his rookie season in 2013, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell averaged just 3.5 yards per carry. Through two games into his second season, he’s been accumulating yardage at a rate of 5.3 yards per clip. One logical assumption would be that the Steelers’ offensive line has made great…


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Ravens Upshaw Fined $16,537 For Hit On Steelers Roethlisberger

While Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t likely to soon forget the hit that he took from Baltimore Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw a week ago Thursday, Upshaw’s bank account could be the thing that is ultimately hurt the most. According to a Friday evening report by the Baltimore Sun, Upshaw…


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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. – Little bit shorter, especially since the 4th quarter was pretty ho-hum considering the scoreboard. – Steve McLendon has active hands and a quality rip move. Check him out rip Jeremy Zuttah, generating pressure and drawing a…


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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Le’Veon Bell

I can’t imagine anybody arguing against the fact that second-year running back Le’Veon Bell has been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ best weapon on offense through the team’s first two games. He is averaging over five yards per carry, and nearly 10 yards per reception, totaling over 300 yards in total offense…


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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Still Hurting From Thursday Night Hit

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t at his best in the Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens as he missed on several of his throws. Part of Roethlisberger’s accuracy problems in that game, however, might very well have been a result of the hard hit that took from Ravens…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Ravens

By David Todd It was an unusual week leading into Thursday’s nationally televised Steelers-Ravens game. The build-up had nothing to do with what has been one of the NFL’s best rivalries and everything to do with Ray Rice, a video released by TMZ, the Ravens ultimate decision to release Rice…


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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Two vs. Ravens

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers were outcoached and outplayed and completely embarrassed against the Baltimore Ravens, their most hated rivals in a critical game. Sorry folks, but not much joy in your rapid fire conclusions: It’s Not Gap Integrity…The Defense is Soft One of the biggest mysteries of…


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In Worilds’ World, Teams Throw Caution To The Wind

The speculation over the payday pending for Pittsburgh Steelers free agent outside linebacker Jason Worilds is blooming by the day, to the point where it seems we should all take it as a given that he is going to be unaffordable to keep. Worilds’ career is often compared to that…


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Heath Miller Back To Old Ways In Run Blocking

By Matthew Marczi It’s no secret that Pro Bowl tight end Heath Miller has gone through stretches this season where his play has suffered in all aspects, much of which could probably be attributed to the continual healing process from a torn ACL that he suffered less than a year…


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LaMarr Woodley Continues Career-Best Pace As Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi LaMarr Woodley did not register a sack for the second straight week after reeling off one per game for five straight weeks, but that doesn’t mean that he failed to bring the pressure when presented the opportunity. In fact, he probably would have had a sack had…