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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Mike Adams

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem likely to call upon the services of tackle Mike Adams to start for the first time this season after taking over the right tackle position in the second quarter of Monday’s game against the Houston Texans. Starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert suffered a concussion during the game after just 19 snaps, […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. Second Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Will Allen, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, B.W. Webb. – Who is this version of Cam Thomas? Crazy […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five from left to right. Arthur Moats, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth as the next two. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson continue to make up the […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been playing about as well as could be expected following his knee injury that he suffered in last year’s season opener. As a matter of fact, he may be playing the best football of his career this season. For those who have questioned the validity of his past accolades […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Texans Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the three sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 30-23 Monday night victory over the Houston Texans. 3rd and 12, 2:29 1st. Shotgun, 11. Steelers block five with Heath Miller blocking and releasing into the right flat. Texans rush four. However, Houston fakes sending ILB Mike Mohamed, occupying the […]

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Steelers vs Texans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. Rookie Martavis Bryant got his first snap of his career on the second play of the game. The Steelers took off Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore to play him and Darrius Heyward-Bey. The […]

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Steelers Versus Texans: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the Coaches Tape comes out for the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. – The first half will allow a good opportunity to watch Ben Roethlisberger handle a muddy pocket. Not just with his mobility within the pocket or ability to escape out of it […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans: Winners And Losers From Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Houston Texans 30-23 Monday night at Heinz Field to move to 4-3 on the season and after two passes back through the game rewind, here is just a good sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Second Half – Troy Polamalu appears to be cheating on this route, expecting a corner route. Not sure why though. Saw something on film study? It’s just odd because it’s typical for the Browns to bend their #1, as […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Robert Golden, Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, and Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth and Michael Palmer continue to be the next two up. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson the wedge with […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the second half. The defense shut […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Browns Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of the relatively low two allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cleveland Browns in Week Six. 1st and 10, 7:59 3rd. Steelers are in shotgun out of 11 personnel. Browns rush four against the Steelers’ five lineman. Lot going on during this play. Fake the draw and then have […]

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Steelers vs Browns: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns. – What led Ben Roethlisberger to miss so often yesterday? Chicken or the egg argument. Was it Roethlisberger missing his spots or receivers that couldn’t separate? Never see #7 miss that bad and pardon the cliché, never get into […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Second Half – Cameron Heyward doing a good job of taking on this cut block, staying on his feet and helping to make the tackle. – False step by this Jacksonville linebacker. Takes a step back on the snap. […]

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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 vs Buccaneers Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey’s return to the lineup after missing the 2013 season has made it easier on the rest of the offensive line to take on opposing defensive lines that are tough up the middle. This was a problem last year, particularly against 4-3 teams, but as we’ve seen so far through the […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Second Half – Single high with the Steelers in man coverage. 3×1 formation for the Bucs. Mike Mitchell covering Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the isolated side. Tampa Bay attacks him and the pass is complete for seven. – Upon […]

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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 Film Room: Would-Have, Could-Have, Should-Have Play Against Buccaneers

Two plays prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers failed run on third down and five with 1:35 left in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the offense faced a second down and eight with 1:40 left on the clock. Had they picked up a first down on the play, the Buccaneers would’ve had to burn […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Steelers opened in a three-tight end set, if you include Will Johnson, who was lined up far right to receive a screen pass on first down. David DeCastro failed to cut his man […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Panthers Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of the lone one allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week Three victory over the Carolina Panthers. 1st and 10, 1:31 1st. Shotgun, 11 personnel. Five blocking plus Le’Veon Bell on a block/release, releasing freely versus just a four man rush from Carolina. Panthers are playing passively on defense. […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Marcus Gilbert

I’m sure Marcus Gilbert would be the first person to tell you that he had a rough go of it during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first two games of the season, surrendering four sacks on his own and allowing Ben Roethlisberger to be tagged down on a fifth sack after fumbling a snap. During his press […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell rushed for a career-high 146 yards this past week against the Carolina Panthers, receiving the honor of FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his effort, which was capped off by an 81-yard run. Through three weeks, the second-year back has more yards from scrimmage than any other player […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: David DeCastro

The Pittsburgh Steelers controlled most of the game against the Carolina Panthers at the point of attack. That is to say that the Steelers’ offensive line had a good day against the Panthers’ front four. Leading the way toward that end was the right side of the line, in particular third-year right guard David DeCastro. […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Great job by Cameron Heyward to cross the tackles’ face, keep the runner moving laterally, all while forcing a holding call against tackle Byron Bell. – Cortez Allen has not been very reliable in […]

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