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Steelers 2014 Charting Takeaways: Post Week Two

By Alex Kozora It’s painfully obvious to write that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is still in its infancy but the first two weeks give us our first glimpse into the year. From a charting standpoint, we’ll break down some of the notable stats. I chart the defense, Nick Richetta charts the offense. Go tweet some […]

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Steelers vs Ravens First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Fullback Will Johnson played one snap—the first snap—for the entire game. He has three snaps for the season now. The going was tough for Le’Veon Bell early in the game. Most of his early […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens: Player Snap Counts Week 2

Below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. As far as the offense goes, there are no big surprises as Darrius Heyward-Bey saw extra playing time while Antonio Brown was in the […]

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Steelers Offseason Free Agent Acquisitions Not Off To A Good Start

The Pittsburgh Steelers addressed several areas of need via free agency during the offseason, but with two games of the 2014 season now in the books, they’ve yet to get much return on their investments. Safety Mike Mitchell was the Steelers highest priority target during free agency as the team signed him to a five-year, […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the game with a long drive that ended with a Justin Brown fumble. The Baltimore Ravens proceed to embark on an 85-yard touchdown drive that remains the difference, as the Steelers trail 10-3 heading into the second half. The Ravens received the ball to begin the second half after deferring to start the game. Shaun […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Leaves Ravens Game With Apparent Head Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has left the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens with an apparent head injury. Brown took a hard hit following a big catch on third down during the Steelers first offensive drive. The Steelers drive came to an end when wide receiver Justin Brown fumbled following a reception […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers came out of Week One with a victory and Baltimore Ravens with a loss, they both turned in performances they’d like to forget and move on from. The Steelers relinquished a 24-point halftime lead to the Cleveland Browns before eking out a last-second victory on a field goal, while the Ravens had to come back […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick return unit: The five players that made up the front line. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. The next two had Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Forming the […]

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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Kick Coverage Units

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers had a few too many penalties on special teams, their special teams units overall contributed positively to a winning effort, even if their kick return game was lacking. There was, of course, Shaun Suisham’s three-for-three field goal performance, including the game-winner, and punter Brad Wing’s 43-yard plus average on his […]

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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: Offensive Formations

When Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked about not letting too much out of the bag during the preseason, he wasn’t joking. Just taking a look at the variety of personnel packages that they used in the season opener will give an indication of that. One interesting thing to note is just how frequently […]

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Justin Brown Gets A Full Workload In First NFL Game

The first game of the 2014 season was much different for second-year Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Justin Brown, who, rather than being on the practice squad, found himself on the field for the first snap of the opening game.   The team needed him with free agent signing Lance Moore sidelined with a groin injury, […]

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Steelers Versus Browns: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Unfortunately, the way NFL Rewind is set up, I’m not able to watch the All-22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns until Wednesday at noon. With the Steelers playing on Thursday, the timetable is not kind. Dave is going to need to get me some of his iced […]

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Markus Wheaton Steps Up In Debut Starting Role For Steelers

When the Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in free agency—two of their top three wide receiver targets, and 16 of Ben Roethlisberger’s 28 touchdown passes—the front office didn’t panic. They’d planned for this. A big part of that plan was the drafting of Markus Wheaton in the third round of the […]

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Steelers vs Browns – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the first half against the Cleveland Browns, sporting a 27-3 lead. Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown while running backs LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell both took the ball in. On first down, Brian Hoyer found Andrew Hawkins for 16 yards, and Ike Taylor was flagged for a facemask, adding on 15 yards to the end […]

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Steelers vs Browns – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to begin their regular season against the division rival Cleveland Browns. All of the pre-game notes and speculation have been handed out already. All of the talking is over. It’s time for meaningful football. Feel free to discuss the game here. The Steelers won the coin toss, and in a rare instance, […]

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Steelers vs Browns – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers open up their regular season schedule later today against the division rival Cleveland Browns. The team went 1-3 during the preseason schedule, with the one victory coming courtesy of three linebackers that are not on the 53-man roster. The Steelers have added and subtracted a number of parts on both sides of […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers are counting on third-year tackle Kelvin Beachum to man the blind side on the offensive line this season after playing the position for 11 games in 2013. Mike Adams was supposed to be the left tackle a year ago, but it didn’t take the team long to realize they would be better […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Friday Night Five Questions

The 2014 NFL season kicked off Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Steelers will open their season Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. It’s Friday, so that means I have a new set of five questions for you to answer in the comments below as we move into the weekend and closer to kickoff. […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Lance Moore, CB Brice McCain Both Ruled Out For Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receiver Lance Moore during the offseason, but thanks to a groin injury, the longtime member of the New Orleans Saints will not suit up in the 2014 regular season opener Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. With Moore ruled out on the Friday injury report, there’s a good […]

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Steelers WR Depth Could Be Tested In Season Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep six wide receivers on their 53-man roster this year, a rarity that hasn’t been seen in any meaningful sense for a while, and it appears that they’ll be needing that depth early. The last time they carried six receivers was when Arnaz Battle was first signed in 2010 as […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Bryant, Moore, McCain, Wallace All Sit Out Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice has now been completed and several players failed to practice according to the participation report that has now been released. Wide receiver Martavis Bryant (shoulder) and wide receiver Lance Moore (groin) both failed to practice for a second straight day. With it looking like both could sit out Sunday, Justin […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Derek Moye

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Derek Moye was able to secure himself a third season with the organization after fighting a hotly contested battle with fellow wide receivers Justin Brown and Darrius Heyward-Bey. The battle was resolved by simply keeping all three receivers, plus another in C.J. Goodwin, just for good measure, with Goodwin and Moye […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: DHB And Justin Brown Blocking

Under normal circumstances, it’s probably pretty unlikely that the Pittsburgh Steelers would carry six wide receivers on their 53-man roster. The last time they’d done so was when Arnaz Battle was signed to be a lead special teams player. If I’m not mistaken, he never even played on offense during the regular season. But the […]

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A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2015

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have finalized their initial 53 man roster for 2014, we an look ahead to the players that are currently scheduled to be free agents at the conclusion of the season. Unrestricted Free Agents: (10) Ike Taylor – While Taylor doesn’t sound like a player that could possibly be entering the […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Josh Harris knocked aside in pass protection. – Veteran play by Darrius Heyward-Bey on this run block. Safety walks down into the box at the last second so DHB cracks […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. First Half – First team kick coverage unit consisted of backup. Shouldn’t put much stock into it but we’ll note it anyway. The group L-R. Isaiah Green, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Josh […]

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