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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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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 vs Panthers Film Review: Will Johnson

Through the first two games of the season, Pittsburgh Steelers h-back Will Johnson couldn’t get on the field, logging just three snaps. On Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, he played about 10 times that. And one of the first things he did was drop the ball. His first snap, however, came on an 11-yard […]

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Ramon Foster Hoping To Rejoin Emerging Offensive Line

Ramon Foster has started more games for the Pittsburgh Steelers than anybody along the offensive line since he joined the team as a rookie undrafted free agent in 2009. Of course, he is also the oldest and longest-tenured lineman among the starters—but he had never officially been a starter until the 2013 season. Still, he […]

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Steelers Two-Minute Offense Showing Positive Signs

By curious happenstance, the Pittsburgh Steelers have found themselves in the position to close every half of the season with the ball. One of those possessions ended in an interception after a sustained drive. Another resulted in a punt after a sustained drive. The other four were successful in either scoring or running out the […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. Once again, the Steelers opened the half in their base defense. Much unlike the first half, however, they began missing tackles. Cam Thomas and Ryan Shazier were both guilty on a first-down […]

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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 Versus Panthers: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer in anticipation of the all-22 tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Carolina Panthers. – The Steelers had one of their best games on the ground in a long time. The offensive line dominated but the end zone angle will give us a great look at Le’Veon Bell’s […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Panthers

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers got a chance to perform on the road in front of a national television audience for the second week in a row and it was a completely different outcome this time. After being outclassed in Baltimore last week, the Steelers dominated the Carolina Panthers 37-19, snapping Carolina’s five game […]

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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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Penalties Continue To Plague Steelers

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did manage to notch a big road win Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, they certainly have quite a bit to improve upon moving forward into their season. One of several main concerns for the Steelers after their first three games is the amount of penalties that are being called against […]

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Steelers Film Room: RB Le’Veon Bell Goes 81 Yards On 22-Double

How does a running back manage to scamper for 81 yards on 2nd and 22 from his own 8-yard-line against a loaded front? Great blocking, of course, and that’s exactly what happened Sunday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers 37-19 win over the Carolina Panthers. As you can see in the two animated gifs below, Steelers […]

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Steelers Panthers Preview: Carolina Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora A short scouting report of the Carolina Panthers based on what I saw from them in their Week Two 24-7 victory over the Detroit Lions. Keep in mind it was just one game and a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing to hold. So some more general thinks I saw […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

During his rookie season in 2013, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell averaged just 3.5 yards per carry. Through two games into his second season, he’s been accumulating yardage at a rate of 5.3 yards per clip. One logical assumption would be that the Steelers’ offensive line has made great strides in its run-blocking from […]

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Steelers Film Room: Sack Breakdown Of First Two Weeks

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers from the first two weeks of the season. With the team playing on Thursday night last week, there wasn’t time to get to the Cleveland Browns breakdown so we’ll combine the two. Look for the sack and penalty counter at the end. Cleveland […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: David DeCastro

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, most of the offensive line had a fairly quiet evening in pass protection against the Baltimore Ravens, excepting Marcus Gilbert and Ramon Foster. The rest gave up a pressure here and there, but otherwise were solid. Yet even though the Steelers managed to average 5.5 yards per carry—four of which came […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. First Half – Kick return unit: The frontline from left to right by the return team’s perspective. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Arthur Moats, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. The following pairing of Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth with […]

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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 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 Ravens – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off an opening day victory over the division rival Cleveland Browns, but after the way the second half transpired, it’s clear to say that everything is not rosy. In the first half, the offense put up 27 points, while the defense held the Browns to three. But the second half […]

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