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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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Cameron Heyward Disrupted The Lions In A Variety Of Ways

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers played nearly the entire game without a nose tackle—Steve McLendon and Al Woods both came in as defensive tackles in sub-packages throughout the game—but that didn’t limit Cameron Heyward, who played 66 of the Steelers’ 76 snaps on defense with Brett Keisel sitting out. Though he didn’t register a sack […]

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Skill Position Players Still Have Work To Do Away From The Ball

By Matthew Marczi The difference between the success and failure of a play comes down to the ability of skill position players to block more frequently than many people seem to realize. Since it tends to happen away from the ball, that’s understandable, but I think it’s time to take a look at some plays […]

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Steelers Running Backs Had Nowhere To Run Against The Lions

In the Sunday win over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers rushed for a whopping 40 yards on 27 attempts. When you subtract out the four kneel downs and two scrambles by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the game, you’re left with 28 yards rushing on 21 attempts. Of those 21 attempts, six went for negative […]

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Steelers Injury Report: DE Brett Keisel Still Sidelined With Foot Problem

The 4-6 Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the 4-6 Cleveland Browns this Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium and the first injury report for the week has now been released. Not practicing for the Steelers on Wednesday were safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) and defensive end Brett Keisel (foot). On Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin termed Thomas as […]

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Double Explosive Plays Have Been Killing The Steelers Defense This Season

So far this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has only given up 37 explosive plays of 20 or more yards. While that number currently ties them for fourth best in the league, it is a deceptive stat. 11 of those 37 plays that they have allowed have been double explosive or better and five of […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Talking Points, No-Huddle & Browns Preview With Nate Ulrich Episode

Season 4, Episode 47 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into talking about what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his press conference. This includes us covering the injury situation as well as discussing the no-huddle offense that was used quite a […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Detroit Lions. Roethlisberger threw for 367 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions for a season-high passer rating of 119.4. He completed 29 of his 45 pass attempts and led his team on […]

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Antonio Brown Was Clutch Against The Lions Despite The Drop

By Matthew Marczi Although he was unable to hang on to a couple balls against the Detroit Lions, including one in the end zone, Antonio Brown still finished the day having had one of the best games of his career, with seven receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns. I think it’s worth taking a […]

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Steelers Versus Lions Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the sacks allowed and recorded by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Detroit Lions. 1. 3rd 10, 8:11 2nd. Empty, four man rush vs five blocking. Smash concepts on each side of the field with Ben looking at the top of the screen as his first read. Detroit plays it smartly […]

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Examining The Physical Errors That Led To The Lions’ Big Second Quarter

By Matthew Marczi There is no doubt that errors of both a physical and mental variety on the defensive side of the ball led the Detroit Lions to 27 points in the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ last game, which they were able to overcome in the fourth quarter. Examples of each are plentiful, […]

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Jason Worilds Puts A Positive Spin On His Pass Rush

By Matthew Marczi The Detroit Lions’ offensive line has done well versus the pass this season, despite starting two rookies on the right side of the line. It just so happened that Jason Worilds was lined up over there in place of LaMarr Woodley for this game, and it just so happened that Worilds ended […]

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Tomlin Open To Moving Worilds And Woodley Around To Maximize Pass Rush

Ever since he was drafted, it’s been obvious that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds plays much better on the left side than he does the right. With starter LaMarr Woodley sidelined by a calf injury this past Sunday in the win over the Detroit Lions, Worilds took full advantage of his extra playing time on […]

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What If Ike Taylor Could Visit The Wizard Of Oz?

By Michael K. Reynolds Who was the most relieved guy in Pittsburgh last Sunday? Without a doubt it was Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor. Because had the Black and Gold failed to roar back against the Detroit Lions he would have been wearing the longest goat horns. Not so much for struggling in his efforts to cover All-World receiver Calvin Johnson, […]

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Mike Tomlin: “There’s A Lot Of Things That Are Capable Of Limiting Your Ability To Run No-huddle”

There is of course a lot of talk this week surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers use of a lot of no-huddle in the win Sunday over the Detroit Lions. Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked quite a few questions about the no-huddle Tuesday during his press conference and below is a transcript of the questions and […]

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2013 NFL Week 11 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With their win Sunday over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers made another tiny jump forward in their ANY/A differential stat. They still , however, rank 17th overall in the league (up two spots from last week) as you can see below in the year to date numbers after 11 weeks worth of games. Sunday, […]

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Steelers Versus Lions – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers could not have gotten off to a worse finish in the first half, giving up 27 unanswered points and shooting themselves in the foot on offense. A three-and-out to open the third quarter did not ease the tension. Unlike in the first half, however, Mat McBriar got off an excellent […]

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Steelers Versus Lions – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi I found it interesting that the Steelers opened up in the nickel, which they rarely use these days, favoring six defensive backs over five when not in base. That only lasted one play before Vince Williams was substituted for Will Allen. The Steelers moved their outside linebacker around a lot in this […]

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Pausing To Reflect On Antonio Brown’s 2013 Season

By Matthew Marczi This past game against the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Antonio Brown had just his second career two-touchdown game—both came this season. And anybody who watched the game knows that it should have been a three-touchdown game, but Brown dropped a ball in the end zone from the one-yard line. Still, he finished […]

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Statistically, No-Huddle Has No Real Bearing On Roethlisberger

In the 37-27 win Sunday over the Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger used the no-huddle plenty. In fact, 34 of the 73 total offensive plays ran in the game were run out of the no-huddle. For the game, Roethlisberger was 14-of-24 passing for 229 yards and two touchdowns while using the no-huddle, according […]

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Dare We Dream…The Impossible Dream?

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers played Motown this Sunday and what began as early game joy shifted dramatically into the same old broken record in the second quarter. It had Steelers Nation singing Marvin Gaye‘s rendition of “What’s Goin’ On?” and Smokey Robinson‘s “Tracks Of My Tears” as the Detroit Lions imposed their will. Offense anemic. Balls overthrown and […]

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Rapoport Report: Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Will Be OK After Suffering A Right Foot Injury

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, “it sounds like” Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be “OK” after leaving Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with a right foot injury. Sanders, who has had problems with his feet in the past, did not return to the game and afterwards head coach Mike […]

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Cameron Heyward And Kelvin Beachum Earn Top Grades From PFF In Steelers Win Over Lions

The game grades from Pro Football Focus are in and leading the way on defense this week for the Pittsburgh Steelers are defensive end Cameron Heyward (3.3), cornerback Cortez Allen (2.9) and linebacker Jason Worilds (2.2) for their play Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Worilds good score is a result of him providing pressure on […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Recapping The Steelers Win Over The Lions Episode

Season 4, Episode 46 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers win Sunday over the Detroit Lions. It felt like we watched three different games so we have a look at each of them. We let you know who we think played […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 11 – Lions

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 37-27 win over the Detroit Lions along with some observations. On offense, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders played just 19 snaps before leaving the game with an injured foot. Despite being passed on the depth chart last week, tight end David Paulson played five more snaps […]

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