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Steelers Vs Giants: Winners/Losers

Life is good, isn’t it? WINNERS Red Zone Defense: This can go to everyone because the defense was incredible today. On a lot of different levels but specifically, situational football in the red zone and red zone fringe. If you count both, times where the New York Giants got the…


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Antonio Brown Not Concerned About Celebration Penalties

I’m sure this is the topic you were dying to hear about. But it’s relevant, affecting the team, and Antonio Brown was asked about it today. After being flagged, and fined, for excessive celebration against the Indianapolis Colts, Brown was asked by reporters if he’s concerned about his actions. His response, per…


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Steelers Had Interest In Giants’ Return Man Dwayne Harris In 2015

Sunday at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coordinator Danny Smith will be tasked with the job of limiting the effectiveness of New York Giants return man Dwayne Harris. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers heads coach Mike Tomlin made sure to talk about Harris when going over the Giants…


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Yes, The Steelers Were Prepared For The Colts’ Fake Punt

At least formationally, the Pittsburgh Steelers were in position to defend Pat McAfee’s fake punt Thursday night. Real quick look at it. The Steelers are pretty clearly in a “safe” look with Jordan Dangerfield and Justin Gilbert pulled off the line of scrimmage, an alignment that rarely use. And on…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 11: Steelers Versus Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers went to First Energy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday and did something they haven’t done since the opening game of the season. They won on the road. The Steelers raised their record to 5-5 and moved back into a first place tie in the AFC North defeating…


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Coaches Take Responsibility For Blocked Punt

Danny Smith didn’t explain the breakdown any further, anyone expecting him to would be crazy, but he pinned the blocked punt touchdown solely on himself. Chatting with Bob Labriola in this week’s Coordinator’s Corner, he said anytime there is miscommunication and confusion, it falls on him. “To just give one up, that’s…


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Danny Smith Guarantees Boswell’s Kick Would’ve Worked

Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve. That is basically how Danny Smith summed up Chris Boswell’s failed rabona onside kick. He went into more detail and explained the rational in an intelligent manner but might have gotten carried away with such a guarantee. Speaking with Bob Labriola on this week’s Coordinator’s Corner, Smith said…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 9: Steelers Versus Ravens

Coming off consecutive losses followed by the bye week the Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Sunday for a big divisional game against the Baltimore Ravens, losers of four straight. The Steelers lost 21-14 largely due to three quarters of the worst offensive football seen in Mike…



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Is Danny Smith’s Job Safe?

We’ve reached the rare and uncomfortable point of having a legitimate conversation over a coaches job security. I know many of you want this to be about Mike Tomlin or Todd Haley but that isn’t the focal point today. Instead, we’re going to start lower on the rung, where changes…



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Steelers Vs Ravens Winners/Losers

Read this and then feel free to chuck your computer out the window. That’s what I’m planning to do. WINNERS Ryan Shazier: Shazier flew around the ball today with excellent diagnosis and producing some splash plays. He forced a fumble and nearly picked off a screen pass. He finished the…


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Danny Smith Gushes About Darrius Heyward-Bey

Your weekly quota of Danny Smith articles from me. And this week, sitting down with Bob Labriola like usual, Smith positively gushed about Darrius Heyward-Bey and what makes him such a great special teamer. Although DHB has had an emerging role as a wide receiver, now elevated above Markus Wheaton…


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Danny Smith Pleased With Special Teams’ Field Goal Block

Yes, this is my weekly quota of Danny Smith articles. Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins was pretty terrible all around but one bright spot came on special teams. Daniel McCullers briefly kept the Steelers in the game with a third quarter field goal block. It kept Miami ahead by…


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Tyler Matakevich Praised For High Football IQ

He’s the man giving us a glimmer of hope during some dark times. The little bit of good in an otherwise bad situation. The man in red. Tyler Matakevich is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ version of Ken Bone. One of the few bright moments from their loss to the Miami Dolphins’…