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David Paulson Back In A More Comfortable Role

By Matthew Marczi The season-ending injury to tight end David Johnson has once against thrust second-year tight end David Paulson into action after his playing time had been truncated with the return of Heath Miller. He had his early season struggles as a blocker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and helped contribute to a dreadful running […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Ravens

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Baltimore Ravens. Apologies for not having anything last week. My Coaches Film and immune system were not cooperating. Please be merciful, Steelers Depot commenters. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kick return unit. Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Stevenson Sylvester, Terence Garvin, and Antwon […]

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Le’Veon Bell Learns That Patience Is A Virtue

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers back in April believed that they selected their new running back in the form of Le’Veon Bell in the most recent NFL Draft; they got their first true sample of what he will bring to the table this past week in the team’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Although […]

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Tight End A Good Look On Mike Adams, For Now

By Matthew Marczi Although Jim Wexell Tweeted out just prior to the game to look for Mike Adams at tight end, the fact that he actually played tight end—and significantly—for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the  Baltimore Ravens this past week was probably somewhat surprising to most people. Even I was somewhat surprised, and I had […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 7 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi As much as Lawrence Timmons has been criticized and scrutinized over the years, nobody is a tougher critic of his play than himself. He appears disgusted with himself after tripping up Ray Rice for a two-yard gain when he was looking to hold the back to no gain. The wide angle that […]

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Le’Veon Bell Passes The Eye Test

By Matthew Marczi Last week, I wrote about Le’Veon Bell’s performance in which he ran for just a 2.1 yard per carry average. I noted that while the poor run-blocking performance of the offensive line was at issue, the rookie back displayed some tendencies, particularly earlier in the game, of not trusting himself, and as […]

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Timetable For Matt Spaeth’s Return Unclear

ByMatthew Marczi With David Johnson recently putting himself out for the rest of the season with a wrist injury and newly acquired Richard Gordon failing to escape even a single practice unscathed, there should be a clear path for the Pittsburgh Steelers to reintroduce Matt Spaeth into the tight end mix. That is, provided that […]

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Some Positives From Heath Miller In New York

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we took a look at some of the lowlights exposed in tight end Heath Miller’s game against the New York Jets, during which he struggled to block on screen passes and also relinquished a sack. Yet he also managed a season-high in receiving yards that game, so it clearly could not […]

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After A Shaky Start, Kelvin Beachum Played Well Against The Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum made his first career start Sunday against the New York Jets and despite him being flagged three times and almost allowing an early sack/safety. I really thought he represented himself well. Below is a breakdown of his play. Beachum’s game actually got off to a good start on […]

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Steelers Versus Jets – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi As great a game as Heath Miller may have had against the Minnesota Vikings, he struggled some in this one, particularly as a pass blocker. Not just the sack, but failing to get a commanding angle out on a screen on multiple occasions. First play of the game is a perfect example. […]

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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 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 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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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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Ten Plays That Played A Big Part In The Steelers 0-4 Start

Often times there is a fine line between winning and losing games in the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly been on the wrong side of that line in their first four games. Each and every play has the potential of turning a game around and below are ten plays in animated gif form […]

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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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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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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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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 Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Bears – Week 3 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger -  30 attempts, 21 completions, 253 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions. The Steelers offense needs to […]

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Hritz: Bears at Steelers Preview And Prediction – Week 3

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers are 0-2 for the second time since 2000, when Kordell Stewart stepped in for Kent Graham at quarterback after week four to lead the team to a 9-7 record but without a playoff berth. That season was also Plaxico Burress’ rookie year in which he infamously spiked the ball against […]

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Steelers Versus Bears: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Rushing To Get Better – The Steelers have to get their running game going if they are going to beat the Bears. Through two games they have a franchise low […]

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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 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Kion Wilson was back out with the defense to start the second half, but he would not see much time after the first drive. LaMarr Woodley showed great backside pursuit on a run going the opposite way after Jarvis Jones and Lawrence Timmons were blocked out of the play. Both Woodley and […]

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