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Steelers Film Room: Curl Flat Versus Cover Three

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it happened. […]

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Best And Worst Case Scenarios For Steelers 2014 Draft Class

By Alex Kozora Predictably and understandably, we’ve given a ton of attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft class. But even after giving all of our opinions, no one can deny this is all projection. The measurables, tape study, debates, all now fruitless. What happens on the field is the only thing that matters anymore. […]

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Ravens Re-sign Veteran ILB Daryl Smith On Friday

For a little while, it looked as though the Baltimore Ravens might lose unrestricted free agent inside linebacker Daryl Smith, but Adam Schefter of ESPN is now reporting Friday morning that the two sides have agreed on a four-year contract worth $16.1 million. The Ravens had already lost fellow inside linebacker Jameel McClain to the […]

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Le’Veon Bell Picking Up Pass Protection

By Matthew Marczi Perhaps the aspect of Le’Veon Bell’s game that has seen the most improvement since the beginning of the season is his pass protection—which really should be no surprise, given that he missed the majority of training camp and the preseason, not to mention the first three regular season games. Over the course […]

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Heath Miller Rediscovering His Groove As A Receiver

By Matthew Marczi We’ve already taken a look at the strong game that tight end Heath Miller had with respect to fulfilling his duties as a run blocker against the Baltimore Ravens. He has really stepped up in that department over the past two games. But he has also been building up steam as a […]

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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 ago. The odd thing was […]

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Fernando Velasco’s Rough Send-Off Due To More Than Injury

By Matthew Marczi There’s no doubt that the Steelers owe a great deal of thanks to Fernando Velasco and the job that he was able to do coming in cold and starting in Week Two, providing stability to a key unit that was threatening to unravel after just eight snaps. That said, I have been […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – Second Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi On the first snap, Jason Worilds picked up where he left off in his strong run defense, tackling Bernard Pierce from behind before he could break away for what might have gone for a first down otherwise. He nearly got a third sack on Joe Flacco a few plays later, but he […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Ravens

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Baltimore Ravens. Apologies for not having anything last week. My Coaches Film and immune system were not cooperating. Please be merciful, Steelers Depot commenters. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kick return unit. Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Stevenson Sylvester, Terence Garvin, and Antwon […]

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Will Johnson Getting More Involved In The Offense

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson played his most snaps of the season, and his highest percentage of the team’s total snaps, in the their most recent victory over the Baltimore Ravens. It also just so happened to be the team’s best game on the ground through the first six games of the […]

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In With A Whimper, Out With A Bang

By Matthew Marczi Nobody was a fan, on record, of the Pittsburgh Steelers signing Guy Whimper as a veteran presence on a very young offensive line this offseason. Not many took any positives out of his performance during the preseason games. Most only begrudgingly included him by default as the 53rd player to make the […]

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Todd Haley Lets The Wildcat Out Of The Bag

By Matthew Marczi I am not entirely sure what the biggest surprise of the last game was, but it could have been a tie between the performance of Guy Whimper at right tackle and the installation of the Wildcat offense with Le’Veon Bell. Since I will be writing pieces on both, I will conveniently not […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 7 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi As much as Lawrence Timmons has been criticized and scrutinized over the years, nobody is a tougher critic of his play than himself. He appears disgusted with himself after tripping up Ray Rice for a two-yard gain when he was looking to hold the back to no gain. The wide angle that […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 7 – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi While right tackle Marcus Gilbert reportedly told Jim Wexell that he’s not losing his “damn job”, he will need to be a quick healer and step up his game, starting next week. Guy Whimper played well at right tackle, especially given the situation and limited work in practice, and Mike Adams looked […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Shows First-Round Pedigree In Win Over Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro made his ninth career start Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens and it was by far the best game of his young career. Below is a look at five running plays from that game in which DeCastro showed why the Steelers drafted him in the first round of the 2012 […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Who Sacks Less? – Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has already been sacked 18 times so far this year in the five games that he’s played while Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has […]

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Steelers May Turn To Rookie Vince Williams To Replace Larry Foote In Starting Lineup

By Matthew Marczi Following the ruptured biceps injury suffered by Pittsburgh Steelers starting inside linebacker Larry Foote, who was just placed on injured reserve, it goes without saying that the team must turn to somebody else now at the position after Foote played nearly every snap just a season ago. In Sunday’s loss, Kion Wilson […]

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Week 6 – 7 Things To Look For Against The Jaguars & Game Prediction

The Steelers are back at home for the second week in a row to host the 1-4 Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers injury list remains long, but they received solid play last week from the back-ups and put together their best all-around game this season, last week against the Titans. As I do each and every […]

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Steelers Jaguars Week 6 Practice Injury Report – Friday

The Steelers wrapped up practice preparations on Friday for their Sunday home game at Heinz Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Friday injury report is shaking out pretty much as expected as defensive end Aaron Smith (foot), linebacker James Harrison (eye), guard Chris Kemoeatu (knee), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder), linebacker Jason Worilds (quad), tackle […]

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Steelers Jaguars Week 6 Practice Injury Report – Wednesday

The Steelers started their practice preparations on Wednesday for the upcoming week 6 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field. The Wednesday injury report is out and it shows that defensive end Aaron Smith (foot), linebacker James Harrison (eye), guard Chris Kemoeatu (knee), tackle Marcus Gilbert (shoulder), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder), linebacker Jason […]

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