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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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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening KR coverage. Front five: Kion Wilson, Terence Garvin, Chris Carter, Shamarko Thomas, and Jarvis Jones. David Paulson and Michael Palmer the next two with Al Woods and Cam Heyward forming […]

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Miller’s Return Restores Depth, Balance At Tight End Position

By Matthew Marczi With Heath Miller set to make his season debut for the Pittsburgh Steelers tomorrow night against the Chicago Bears, it is important to remember to keep one’s expectations in check. Miller himself warned the media that he will not be in mid-season form, and head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear that […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals I – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Isaac Redman pretty visibly got the worst of the action during a collision on the opening kickoff with undrafted rookie linebacker Jayson DiManche. The two both lowered their shoulders, and Redman appeared to get the business end of the shoulder to his head. Remember, Redman was playing the up back because of […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers OL Kelvin Beachum Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora My full breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers center Kelvin Beachum versus the Tennessee Titans. First Drive Snaps: 7 Run Block/Pass Block: 4/3 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 14:51 1st. TE eligible with David Paulson to his right. Pass protection with Paulson releasing. Loses balance, fails to stay square vs inside spin from Derrick […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora My game notes from the Week One game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans. First Half – Opening kickoff coverage unit. L1 – Cortez Allen L2 – Robert Golden L3 – Shamarko Thomas L4 – Terence Garvin L5 – Jarvis Jones K – Shaun Suisham R1 – Chris Carter R2 […]

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Elias Sports Bureau Changes Redman Fumble To A Roethlisberger Fumble

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Elias Sports Bureau, the official statistician for the NFL, has changed the first quarter fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman to a Ben Roethlisberger fumble for no gain. Elias changed Redman's fumble into the #Titans end zone to a Roethlisberger fumble for no #Steelers gain. […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi One of the first things that I took notice of early on was just how frequently Todd Haley varied his personnel from play to play. On first down, he went with the 12 personnel with Isaac Redman the lone back and David Paulson lined up to the right of Kelvin Beachum, who […]

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Steelers Versus Titans: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open up their 2013 season at Heinz Field on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and below are seven things to look for heading into the game. It’s A Trap – There has been a lot of talk about the Titans possibly running some read-option Sunday, but I’m starting to think we […]

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Championship Denier: The Agents Of Defeat

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a lot of moving parts over the past few years as they extradite themselves from the services of many of the now-aging players that once brought them to the promised land twice in the past decade, and in sight of it a third time. With that in […]

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A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers will kickoff their 2013 season Sunday at Heinz Field and unless any players receive contract extensions between now and then, the team will have 19 free agents at the end of season assuming all are still on the 53 man roster by then. Below is a quick recap of the players that […]

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Five Steelers Players To Watch Against The Tennessee Titans

By Matthew Marczi Coming off an 8-8 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have spent a lot of time moving pieces around this offseason looking for answers to right the wrongs of last year that couldn’t be fixed simply by getting healthy. Below are the five players that I am most interested in watching on opening day, […]

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Loss Of Will Johnson Could Result In More 12 Personnel Groupings Against Titans

The season is not getting off to a good start for Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson, who will more than likely sit out the Sunday season opener at Heinz Field against the Tennessee Titans with a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. With Will Johnson likely to be […]

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