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David Johnson Injury Places Steelers In A Tight Space

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a blow yesterday when they were forced to put tight end David Johnson on injured reserve. After spending the 2012 season out of football due to a knee injury, the veteran tight end was gradually feeling better as the games ticked away this year. In fact, he was coming off one […]

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Mike Tomlin Likens Play Of New Tight End Richard Gordon To That Of David Johnson

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent tight end Richard Gordon to the roster to replace tight end David Johnson, who was placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury that he suffered Sunday in the win over the New York Jets. Head coach Mike Tomlin talked briefly about the former sixth-round draft pick […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Markus Wheaton To Miss Ravens Game; LB Sean Spence To Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media Tuesday to talk about the upcoming game against the Baltimore Ravens and updated the injury situation heading into the week of practice. Tight end David Johnson (wrist) and tackle Levi Brown (triceps) have both been placed on injured reserve and both will have surgery now to […]

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Steelers Place TE David Johnson And T Levi Brown On Injured Reserve

Due to injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to make a few roster moves Tuesday. Tight end David Johnson and tackle Levi Brown were both placed on the injured reserve list after both suffered injuries this past Sunday. Johnson dislocated his wrist early in the game against the New York Jets while Brown injured his […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 6 – Jets

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the New York Jets along with some observations Offensively, not much sticks out except for the fact that Will Johnson saw more playing time thanks to the team leading in the second half. Tight end David Paulson also saw an increase in snaps […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Injuries Suffered By Levi Brown And David Johnson Potentially Serious

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-6 win Sunday over the New York Jets, head coach Mike Tomlin address ed the injury situation coming out the game during his post game press conference. Tackle Levi Brown (triceps) injured his triceps during pregame warmups and did not play as a result. Tomlin said he would be evaluated when […]

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Steelers TE David Johnson Leaves Jets Game With Wrist Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end David Johnson has suffered a left wrist injury early in the game against the New York Jets and is questionable to return. According to several media reports, Johnson was escorted to the Steelers locker room to have x-rays performed. The Steelers dressed several tight ends for the game and David Paulson […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Jets – Week 6 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New York Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players for this week. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger – 32 attempts, 23 completions, 285 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 […]

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David DeCastro Continues Improving

By Matthew Marczi Earlier in the season, I was among the many who expressed concern over David DeCastro and what seemed to be his lack of development in his second season, in which strength even appeared to be an issue. Fortunately, however, his play has continued to rise since then, with the last being perhaps […]

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Will Johnson Making Limited Reps Count

By Matthew Marczi Fullback Will Johnson only saw 10 snaps in the last game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, for one reason or another, but when he did see the field, he generally made it count. Based on the way the team has been using him, however, I am not sure if fullback is an accurate […]

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Heath Miller Playing His Way Back Into Blocking Form

By Matthew Marczi The return of tight end Heath Miller to the lineup has been a big boost for the Pittsburgh Steelers, not only in terms of his ability to contribute to the receiving game, but, perhaps especially, in terms of what he brings as a blocker, in comparison to what they were previously working […]

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On The Other Hand…Fernando Velasco And The Vikings

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I wrote a piece exposing some of the lowlights in the performance of Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco during the team’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week. They were valid, legitimate flaws or errors in his game, but they were by no means unfixable, nor were they the norm. In […]

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David Johnson Looking Good As He Regains His Health

By Matthew Marczi Following the loss to the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media the following Tuesday, as he always does, to address a range of topics. One of the topics that he discussed was tight end David Johnson. Tomlin noted that he liked what Johnson was doing in […]

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Fernando Velasco Struggles On The Move Against The Vikings

By Matthew Marczi When Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey went down in the season opener, the team was lucky that a player such as Fernando Velasco was available to come off the street and play the position just a week later. By no means, however, does that mean that he is not without his warts. […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Vikings

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers/Minnesota Vikings Week Four matchup. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening kickoff coverage. L1 – Robert Golden L2 – Shamarko Thomas L3 – William Gay L4 – Terence Garvin L5 – Jarvis Jones R1 – Chris Carter R2 – Kion Wilson R3 – […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut. David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio  Brown that drew a pass […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers were off to a strong start on their kick return coverage this season, and it continued into this game, with Shamarko Thomas making Cordarrelle Patterson pay for taking back the opening kickoff from nine yards deep, short of the 20. Likewise, the running defense got off to a fine start […]

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The Bell Tolled Well Against The Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell only rushed for 57 yards Sunday in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but several of runs really showed what kind of skills and abilities he has. Below are a few that really stuck out to me when going back through the all-22 tape from the from. I […]

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Less Is More For David Paulson And The Tight End Position

By Matthew Marczi David Paulson sure has looked a lot better since Heath Miller returned to the lineup, hasn’t he? I hardly ever notice him slipping off blocks early, allowing a running back to be tackled behind the line of scrimmage any more. Oh, that’s right, that’s because he’s effectively been benched. During the first […]

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David DeCastro Shows Improvement On The Move

By Matthew Marczi Since the moment that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted David DeCastro in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, the offensive guard has been given the highest of expectations to live up to from its fanbase. He was off to a fine start after winning the right guard position from Ramon Foster […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Another Steelers running back fumbles, and another Steelers running back finds himself on the bench. Felix Jones puts the ball on the ground on the second play of the half, and the team rides Jonathan Dwyer the rest of the game. It was interesting at the time that, unlike the week before, […]

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Steelers Road To Recovery Begins Under Center

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-3 and are already two games behind the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals in the division. Forgive me, however, if I still do not find myself panicking. Part of that is because quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been one of the major culprits in the Steelers finding themselves in […]

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Steelers Versus Bears Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers sacks from Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE FULL SIZE 1. 2nd and 4, 6:50 1st. 12 personnel. Bears rush five. Julius Peppers engages David Johnson but never actually rushes him so he’s not included in the above number. Playaction, Steelers […]

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Mike Tomlin Has Seen A Dramatic Improvement In TE/FB David Johnson

The return of Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller to the lineup Sunday night resulted in a huge reduction in playing time for second-year tight end David Paulson and it’s likely to get even lower now moving forward. Paulson struggled quite a bit in the blocking department in the first two games of the season […]

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Steelers Tape Breakdown: Ride 38 Two Times With Totally Different Results

The Ride 38 running play has been in the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive playbook for eons and they ran it twice Sunday night in second quarter in the loss to the Chicago Bears with two totally different results. The first time they ran was on second and one with 8:27 left in the half. The play […]

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Steelers Versus Bears Week 3 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night at Heinz Field and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Cortez Allen – Allen has been ruled out for a second straight […]

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