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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – WR Markus Wheaton

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Report: Ravens To Interview Steelers RBs Coach Kirby Wilson Later This Week

Outside of firing offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr., the Pittsburgh Steelers have managed to keep their coaching staff in tact so far this offseason. However, Garrett Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com reports on Wednesday that Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is scheduled to interview Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson later this week for their […]

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Steelers 2013 Draft Class Review – RB Le’Veon Bell

By Matthew Marczi It has been a theme for many years that, aside from the occasional special teams contributions, rookies on the Pittsburgh Steelers, including even first-round draft picks, rarely contribute during their first season. That has been especially true over the years on defense, though less so on offense. That pattern changed somewhat in […]

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Will Whisenhunt Come Calling Again For Butler If He Lands A Head Coaching Job?

There are still a handful of teams looking for a new head coach right now and it appears as though San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt could wind up being hired by either the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans or Cleveland Browns as he will have had interviewed with all three teams come Saturday, according […]

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Report: Steelers Apparently Settled For Jack Bicknell Jr. Last Year

When the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Jack Bicknell Jr. last offseason to be their new offensive line coach, it really was a bit of a surprise. Come to find out, he reportedly wasn’t the first choice of head coach Mike Tomlin. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in his Monday online chat, several other […]

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Meaningful Season Finale Means Sidelines For Youngsters

By Matthew Marczi As is often the case with most teams thanks to an assortment of injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have a plethora of young, inexperienced players on the roster that they don’t know much about. They are heading into their last opportunity of the regular season to show what they can do…the only […]

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Steelers Likely To Renew Quarters Defense Against Packers

By Matthew Marczi Even without the services of Aaron Rodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers must still be cautious of the big play when they face the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Matt Flynn tomorrow evening. Despite lacking arguably the best quarterback in the game, the Packers continue to employ a pass-heavy attack nearly two-thirds of the […]

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Steelers Keep Faint Playoff Hopes Alive Thanks To Win Over Bengals

Thanks to their Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to keep their faint playoff hopes alive for at least another week. With that being said, they need several things to go their way over the course of the final two weeks of the season and that includes them winning their […]

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2013 NFL Week 14 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 14 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind and it’s time again to look at the adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats heading into Week 15. Despite losing to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers actually had a nice jump of .29 as far as their differential went this […]

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Stacking Wins, Stacking Losses

By Matthew Marczi The 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers can be defined by two key trends: stacking wins, and stacking losses. That trend continued yesterday as the Steelers piggybacked their Thanksgiving Day loss to the Baltimore Ravens with yet another crushing loss to the Miami Dolphins, whom they were battling for the final playoff […]

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Steelers Playoff Chances Took A Hit Thursday Night, But They’re Still Not Dead

The Pittsburgh Steelers loss Thursday night to the Baltimore Ravens was a big one. While it certainly hurt their chances of making the playoffs, they are still not completely out of the picture. They will, however, need some help and that help needs to begin on Sunday. First off, it would probably be wise to […]

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David DeCastro Earned Some Redemption After Recent Struggles

By Matthew Marczi Second-year guard David DeCastro was hitting his stride entering the Oakland Raiders game earlier this season when he suffered an ankle injury, forcing him to miss the following game against the New England Patriots. When he returned to play against the Buffalo Bills, he did not quite look the same, and if […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds Continues to Raise His Free Agency Stock With Solid Game Against The Browns

To say Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-year outside linebacker Jason Worilds is on fire right now is understatement, but whatever you want to call it, it couldn’t come at a better time. Worilds, who started again on the left side for the injured LaMarr Woodley, had a game-high 6 quarterback hurries and five tackles Sunday in the […]

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Steelers Dress All Eight Offensive Linemen Against The Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers get guard Ramon Foster back this week against the Cleveland Browns and he will start at left guard after missing the game last week against the Detroit Lions with an ankle injury. Even with Foster back, the Steelers have decided to dress all eight offensive linemen as center/guard Cody Wallace is active […]

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Hritz: Steelers Versus Browns Preview and Prediction – Week Twelve

By Jeremy Hritz 27 points surrendered in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions last week, and the narrative for the remainder of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season seemed to be headed back to NFL Draft discussions and potential top ten picks. But when the final seconds of the clock ticked away at Heinz Field, […]

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Will Allen Fitting Right In Back In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly the entire game against the Detroit Lions in their quarter sub-package, with Cortez Allen logging 73 of 76 snaps and Will Allen playing nearly 70 snaps himself. Will Allen, of course, may have been a mid-season signing this year as an injury replacement for DaMon Cromartie-Smith for […]

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Success Came Only In Glimpses For Healing DeCastro

By Matthew Marczi As I pointed out yesterday, second-year starting offensive guard David DeCastro had a rough game against the front four of the Detroit Lions in what was probably his worst game of the season. He suffered an ankle injury four games ago that caused him to miss the Steelers’ match-up against the New […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers NT Al Woods Versus Lions

By Alex Kozora Short breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Al Woods’ snaps vs the Detroit Lions. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run/Rush: 2/1 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 1:59 1st. LE in dime. Lined up as the three tech. Double-teamed by the LG/LT. Blown back a little bit but […]

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David DeCastro Had His Hands Full With Ndamukong Suh

By Matthew Marczi Following the last game, some were quick to glance at the official stats sheet and draw hasty conclusions about the game based purely on what was reflected in the numbers, and not the tape itself. The main narrative promoted immediately after the game was the lack of impact of Ndamukong Suh due […]

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Jarvis Jones Becoming More Acclimated To The Defense

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones got his first start in a few weeks since being demoted because LaMarr Woodley was forced to sit out the game with an injury. He only played sparsely, and occasionally in specialized roles, in the interim, so it is difficult to draw conclusions about his progress from that. He played […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Lions

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers week 11 victory over the Detroit Lions. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Jarvis Jones getting subpackage reps at ILB. – Detroit uses a “man beater”, Trips Bunch. Reggie Bush with outside stem then bursts inside. Lawrence Timmons can’t stay with him and […]

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Late First-Half Stand Was A Momentum-Builder

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a blistering start against the Detroit Lions, with wide receiver Antonio Brown going for two long touchdowns to finish off Pittsburgh’s first two drives of the game, they were forced to withstand a torrid attack in the second quarter that completely reshaped the game. When […]

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Steelers Red Zone Execution Still Lacking After Lions Game

By Matthew Marczi As much as the offense seemed to get it together this past Sunday against the Detroit Lions—at least in the passing game—when the Pittsburgh Steelers got into the red zone, their season-long struggles reared their ugly head once again On this day, however, the struggles were clearly down to execution, as can […]

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A Look At The Pressures Surrendered By Marcus Gilbert Against The Lions

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers changed protocol in their game plan last week more than usual in order to combat the Detroit Lions. In part, they used the no huddle and quick-release passes as a way to counteract Detroit’s defensive front of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. As a result, the Steelers’ offensive line […]

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Thursday Interview On The David Todd Show Talking 2014 Salary Cap & Steelers Versus Browns Preview

In case you missed it, I joined David Todd on his show Thursday on ESPN 970 an we talked about the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 salary cap situation as it looks right now in relation to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a possible extension. In addition, we got into a brief preview of the upcoming game Sunday […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel And LaMarr Woodley Both Listed As Not Practicing On Thursday

The Thursday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in and it includes some pretty discouraging news as far as two defensive starters go. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) failed to practice once again and it’s looking like he might very well miss his second consecutive game of the season. Also not practicing on […]

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