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Football 101: The WR Route Tree

A new 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. We’re going back…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Nine

As the Pittsburgh Steelers head into their game against the Cleveland Browns this weekend they’ll be accompanied by the windmilling power chords of Pete Townsend and the soaring lyrics of Roger Daltrey: Who are you? Who…who? Are you a team that will barely miss the postseason or limp your way into…



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Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley’s Hank Concept

One of the staples of Todd Haley’s offense is his Hank Concept. We’ve covered it before, for the Pittsburgh Steelers and opposing offenses, and it was one Haley leaned on heavily Sunday. A refresher of the concept. It’s a curl/flat combination on the perimeter with the tight end running a…


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Steelers Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Terrible Towel On Sunday

In 1975 the Terrible Towel was born thanks to an idea by former Pittsburgh Steelers radio broadcaster Myron Cope and the organization will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its creation Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals. The 40th anniversary commemorative design of the Terrible Towel will be revealed…



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Kozora: Week Seven Fantasy Football Preview

I am a blogger. But now I’m a full-time blogger. Fresh out of college. Which means one thing. Student. Loans. You either didn’t react to that at all, because you didn’t have any, or, if you’re like me, involuntarily curled up in the fetal position at the sight of those…


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Steelers Film Room: Kansas City Chiefs’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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Steelers Film Room: Getting Vick Out Of The Pocket

Back into the film room today breaking down one play the Pittsburgh Steelers ran in Monday night’s win over the San Diego Chargers. I chose it specifically because it’s a play we can trace back to Todd Haley’s time as the passing coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys in 2006. The…


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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Not A Lock To Return For Week 5 Game

Barring another suspension being handed down, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant should be eligible to play in Week 5 against the San Diego Chargers as his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy will then be over. However, even though he’ll be eligible to return in Week 5, it doesn’t necessarily mean that…


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2015 NFL Season Predictions

The 2015 NFL season is finally here as the action kicks off Thursday night with the New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC. As I do every year, below are my record and playoff predictions for the 2015 season, but first, have a little fun by looking at my predictions…


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Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley’s Playbook

Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinators tend to be the biggest source of criticism. Ironically, they’re one of the least-known people in the organization. From an outsiders view, anyway. Coaches are difficult to evaluate. Are the mistakes scheme or talent evaluated? It usually results in clichéd and trite criticism. Why are you running it…


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Game Rewind: Steelers vs Jaguars Breakdown

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return unit. Missing the players between the wedge and front five. Camera angles are always so poor and the lack of returns don’t help. Front five: Anthony Chickillo, Bud Dupree, Arthur Moats, Terence Garvin,…


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Steelers Narrowing Focus In Search For Third Tight End

After yesterday’s practice, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they were awarded undrafted rookie tight end Ray Hamilton off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys. In a corresponding move, they waived injured first-year tight end Rob Blanchflower, who had missed the previous few practices. This comes off the heels of the release…


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Steelers 2015 Training Camp Stock Report: Day 10 – Thursday

Everything about the Pittsburgh Steelers tenth training camp practice was dreary, from the weather to the energy on the field. It wasn’t necessarily a negative thing, just the reality of the situation with so many players injured, banged up, or being held out of practice for maintenance days. Thankfully none…