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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Second Half – Browns’ first run. Overpursue by Lawrence Timmons. Needs to play inside out. Running back cuts the run back. Ryan Shazier missed the tackle and it turns into a big gain. – Browns have two receivers stacked. Steelers […]

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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: Marcus Gilbert Pass Protection Struggles

Fourth-year right tackle Marcus Gilbert was probably the Pittsburgh Steelers’ best lineman during the preseason, but he had serious issues working against the Cleveland Browns in pass protection, giving up at least two sacks on his own, as well as a third on a Ben Roethlisberger fumble. But that wasn’t his only issue in pass […]

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Steelers vs Browns Film Review: David DeCastro

Sunday was a rare moment for the Pittsburgh Steelers, during which they had the entirety of their interior offensive line intact. That includes right guard David DeCastro, a former first-round draft pick who missed almost all of his rookie season. He is entering what is essentially his second season as a starter, and he got […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns

By David Todd “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring […]

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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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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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Wesley Johnson Could Be Backup Center In Season Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to learn in a hurry last season just how crucial having a good backup center could be when they lost Maurkice Pouncey in the season opener after just eight snaps. To get through the rest of that game, they were forced to plug in Kelvin Beachum at center, who later […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Wesley Johnson Run Blocking

Earlier this week, I broke down some examples of the struggles of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson in pass protection during the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. Johnson, primarily a tackle in college with a smattering of experience at all other positions on the line, was drafted in the fifth round because […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: David DeCastro

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 2nd and 4, 8:20 1st. DeCastro seals the left defensive tackle to help create a lane for Will Johnson. Sets his hips, and turns the tackle. Really like the arm extension, hand placement, and strength to push and stick […]

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Relaxed Rules Help Shape Steelers’ 2014 Practice Squad

Slowly but surely, it seems as though the league is ultimately coming around to change and updating some policies and practices that have become obsolete. Speaking strictly of on-field matters rather than disciplinary issues, incorporating a central command center for reviews, for example, was an overdue change. The NFL’s practice squad rules had been in […]

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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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Steelers vs Panthers – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations for the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers: Throughout the entire preseason, Ben Roethlisberger has been the sole team captain. Will that change? He didn’t even play and he won the coin toss, but as they almost always do, the Steelers deferred. As […]

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UPDATED – Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

UPDATED: Being as the team has yet to make any moves outside of placing Jordan Zumwalt on injured reserve, which I predicted, and claiming cornerback B.W. Webb off of waivers, I feel like I deserve a mulligan. All of my changes are in red and it really just involves the addition of Webb and releasing […]

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Marczi: Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed their slate of preseason games, and in fact will be trimming their roster down to 53 players later today. They signed a late addition in the recently released B.W. Webb, a second-year fourth-round cornerback, which certainly throws a monkey wrench into my decision-making here, but let’s try one last time […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

By Alex Kozora My sixth and final attempt at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster following the preseason finale. As of this writing, the final cuts have yet to be announced. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: Statistically, Landry Jones may have […]

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Bryan: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Third Preseason Game Edition

With the Pittsburgh Steelers now having just one more preseason game left to play, it’s now time for the latest installment of my 53 man roster prediction. If you would like to see my previous version, it is right here. In the comments below, tell me the selections you disagree with and which player makes […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Heath Miller

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had the luxury of tight end Heath Miller’s services for nine full seasons now, with 2014 being his tenth. Although he has only been named to a pair of Pro Bowls during that time, his value to the team has gone far beyond mere accolades. Miller is an increasingly rare breed […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: David DeCastro

Among the more consistent performers this preseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been right guard David DeCastro, the team’s first-round draft pick from 2012. The right side of the offensive line as a whole, in fact, has been among the few highlights for the Steelers during the preseason. DeCastro at times flashed hints of dominance […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Third Preseason Game Edition

By Alex Kozora The fifth and next to last attempt at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster as we roll into the final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. This article has been written before the announcement of their first 15 cuts. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

As the preseason progresses, it certainly seems to be looking more and more as though the Pittsburgh Steelers have a right side of the offensive line in place that could remain together and play at a high level for several years to come. The right side should experience significant improvements over last season, from David […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. First Half – I usually start with the special teams’ groupings here but check out my article yesterday on who ran well for the full, and more detailed, breakdown. – Cam Thomas against started at LDE in the […]

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Marczi: 53-Man Roster Prediction – Third Preseason Game Edition

After having reviewed the tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ third preseason game, here are my predictions for the 53-man roster as it currently stands. Note that the last several spots can change dramatically in the final preseason game, which is often largely dedicated to eking out those last few roster spot battles. Quarterback (3): Ben […]

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Steelers vs Eagles – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. On the third play of the Eagles’ opening drive, Jason Worilds was turned inside, providing a clean lane for LeSean McCoy. While Ryan Shazier nearly got to the play, he couldn’t put forth […]

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