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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 7 vs. Texans

By Michael K. Reynolds With a season on the brink, the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful lacking faith and a storm of boos descending upon the home team, Coach Mike Tomlin’s squad pulled a giant sized rabbit out of their hat with a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. Is this just another terrible tease in a […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with identical 3-3 records. The Texans dominated early and the […]

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Steelers Rookie Martavis Bryant Makes Instant Impact

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wanted to activate rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant for this game in order to help contribute in the red zone, where the team had become the worst in the league prior to last night. So, of course, he caught a 35-yard touchdown pass instead, using his speed rather than […]

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Steelers vs Texans – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to right the ship tonight against the Houston Texans. While two of their division rivals fell yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens continue to win, and now lead the division at 5-2. Should the Steelers manage to get back in the win column—which would fit their trend—they will be in second play at […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Justin Brown

There are many reports suggesting that despite the fact that he’s logged 265 snaps in six games, Justin Brown will be the odd man out amongst the receivers for the Pittsburgh Steelers when rookie Martavis Bryant, presumably, gets his first helmet. This is as opposed to Darrius Heyward-Bey, he of 24 snaps and one reception […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and thanks a ton for your continued patronage to the site. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night and that means I might get to watch a few extra games on Sunday. I’m excited about that as I usually have to watch most of them later […]

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Martavis Bryant, DHB Could Be Heading For Weekly Battle

The Pittsburgh Steelers have scored one touchdown in the red zone over the course of their last two games on seven trips inside their opponents’ 20-yard line. While they already came into that span toward the bottom of the spectrum in terms of red zone efficiency around the league, they now rank 31st in that […]

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Steelers Could Debut Two Rookie Draft Picks Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to get a boost out of two of their rookie draft picks on Monday, neither of whom have yet dressed for a game. Head coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday during his press conference that he was looking at 6’4” wide receiver Martavis Bryant as a possible option against the Houston […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return coverage unit. Front five. Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth continue to run as the next two up. Cody Wallace returned to his starting part on […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First down, first play back after missing two games. Ramon Foster blocked down to the right on the defensive tackle and allowed Le’Veon Bell to work behind him, finding room for five yards. The Steelers […]

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Steelers Spread The Wealth To 11 Different Targets

Just two days ago, I wrote about how Ben Roethlisberger’s passes this year had been unusually concentrated on four main targets: starting receivers Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton; tight end Heath Miller; and running back Le’Veon Bell. The four combined totaled 87 of Roethlisberger’s 96 completions through the first quarter of the season, with seven […]

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The Only Way The Steelers Beat The Jaguars

By Michael K. Reynolds Let’s face it. This Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Jacksonville Jaguars isn’t very appealing. You have a disappointing Steelers squad facing a pathetic 0-4 Jaguars team. There is no glory for the Black and Gold in beating the Floridians and nothing but anguish awaiting another loss. It’s a no win […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth the next two. Stephon Tuitt and Will Johnson again form the wedge. LeGarrette Blount serves […]

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Steelers Special Teams Played Its Role In Sunday’s Loss

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered one of their more frustrating losses in recent years this past Sunday, allowing the go-ahead touchdown drive in the fourth quarter with just seven seconds remaining on the clock. And in more than any other game this season, the performance of the special teams units played a role in that loss. […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Next two were Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Wedge made up of Will Johnson and Stephon Tuitt. LeGarrette […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Dri Archer, Ramon Foster Practice Fully Again Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to prepare for their Sunday home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Thursday injury report shows that everyone practiced fully except for linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), both of whom have already been ruled out this week. After sitting out Wednesday with an illness, wide […]

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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. The Steelers opened the game in the 12 personnel, with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth lined up off the right side. That’s already different. On second down, after a penalty, the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Ramon Foster, Dri Archer Both Practice Fully Wednesday

The 2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 0-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at Heinz Field and the first official injury report of the week is now out. Not practicing Wednesday were wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury […]

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Lance Moore Currently Riding On Caboose Of Steelers Fast Moving Train

Despite being healthy and active Sunday night for the first time since he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, veteran wide receiver Lance Moore only played one snap in the win over the Carolina Panthers. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if second-year wide receiver Justin Brown has moved ahead of […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Three vs. Panthers

By Michael K. Reynolds Before the bright lights of Sunday’s nationally broadcast game against the Carolina Panthers, the young and heavily remodeled Pittsburgh Steelers might have given the league and their fans a glimpse into a fabulous future. No. The defense wasn’t perfect and Carolina’s offense isn’t exactly explosive. But this was a dominating running […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Markus Wheaton

Markus Wheaton may have only gained 38 yards on his five receptions against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, but the second-year Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver continued to show that he has the potential to be a serious weapon for Ben Roethlisberger and the offense, both now and in the future. Through two games, the […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Justin Brown

With Lance Moore sidelined with a groin injury for the first two weeks of the season, Pittsburgh Steelers first-year wide receiver Justin Brown has gotten the opportunity to log over 100 snaps through the first two games of his career. Against the Cleveland Browns in the season opener, the 6’3” Brown caught three of four […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Darrius Heyward-Bey Blocking

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t use Darrius Heyward-Bey often in last week’s games, though he did manage to log 16 snaps between the two. He played nine snaps on Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, the majority of which came toward the end of the first quarter and into the second quarter of the game. Of […]

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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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