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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Ziggy Hood and Al Woods in free agency, and they replaced those losses with free agent Cam Thomas. Thomas continues to start at left defensive end. The reason that the previous statement is preceded with a qualifying verb, however, is because there is, and has been, speculation that that position […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Second Half – Cameron Heyward doing a good job of taking on this cut block, staying on his feet and helping to make the tackle. – False step by this Jacksonville linebacker. Takes a step back on the snap. […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return coverage unit. Front five. Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth continue to run as the next two up. Cody Wallace returned to his starting part on […]

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Dick LeBeau On Stephon Tuitt: ‘We’re Looking To Get Him In There’

While he only played 12 snaps in the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 win Sunday of the Jacksonville Jaguars, rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt managed to make an impact during a couple of them. According to several media reports, he’s followed that game up with a solid week of practice. During his weekly talk with the media […]

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Steelers Hoping To Keep Turnovers A Mainstay On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover during the first two games of the season. In the last three, they have recorded five. The Steelers recovered two fumbles during a Week Three victory against the Carolina Panthers, first on a sack by Jarvis Jones, and then later on special teams when Shamarko Thomas […]

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Steelers Versus Jaguars: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora As usual, here is your All-22 primer following the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 victory versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon. – Individually, the Steelers’ offense seemed to play well. Ben Roethlisberger, fumble aside, he had another solid game statistically. It was his third straight game completing 70% of his passes. Antonio Brown’s streak was kept […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars: Jacksonville Scouting Report

Alex Kozora Quick scouting report on the Jacksonville Jaguars offense and defense. Couple things you can expect to see in Sunday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – Blake Bortles is a heck of an athlete. They will use him on some designed read options. He carried it twice last Sunday for gains of seven […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Second Half – Single high with the Steelers in man coverage. 3×1 formation for the Bucs. Mike Mitchell covering Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the isolated side. Tampa Bay attacks him and the pass is complete for seven. – Upon […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: James Harrison

Outside linebacker James Harrison played his first game for the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Sunday for the first time since December of 2012, after which the veteran was released as a result of his refusing to take a pay cut. He spent the 2013 with the division rival Cincinnati Bengals, playing out of position in […]

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Jaguars WR Allen Hurns Concerns Steelers DC Dick LeBeau

While the Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to be without wide receivers Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts Sunday in their home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, they’ll still have a few big bodies in rookies Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns for rookie quarterback Blake Bortles to throw to. While many of you should already know quite […]

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Stephon Tuitt Growing, But Snaps Are Limited

Despite Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau saying after the draft that Stephon Tuitt was a young player that was going to play a lot of snaps as a rookie, he is currently only on pace for 140 snaps this year. Through the first four games, the Steelers’ second-round defensive end has played just 35 […]

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Mike Tomlin And The Distinction Between Reality And Stereotype

Before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was interviewed for a previously recorded pre-game segment, during which Fox NFL sideline reporter Laura Okmin asked him about his thoughts on being labelled a “player’s coach”. While he preceded his statement by saying that the label […]

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Steelers vs Panthers: LeBeau’s New Wrinkles

By Alex Kozora In this week’s video series, I discussed the wrinkles Dick LeBeau added to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ gameplan in last Saturday’s victory over the Carolina Panthers. Today, we’ll expand on that and show you some specific fronts that LeBeau used. The first was one LeBeau showed multiple times. Mostly on 2nd and 3rd […]

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Dick LeBeau Says Cortez Allen Needs To Show His Ball Skills During Games

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen certainly isn’t off to a great start this season. Since he signed his new five-year deal worth in excess of $26 million just prior to the start of the regular season, the former fourth-round draft pick has allowed 11 catches for 126 yards along with an embarrassing touchdown to Carolina […]

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Kozora: Dick LeBeau vs Carolina Video

By Alex Kozora In this week’s video, we’ll focus on the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ defense after highlighting the Steelers’ offense the past few weeks. We’ll note some of the schematic wrinkles Dick LeBeau employed to confuse the Carolina Panthers‘ offense, making the Steelers’ defense look like one of year’s past and why the 77 year old defensive […]

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LeBeau’s Record In Pittsburgh Against Quarterbacks Making First Start Against Him

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to Heinz Field Sunday to play the Pittsburgh Steelers, second-year quarterback Mike Glennon will more than likely get the start. Since 2004, either he or Josh McCown will become the 67th different quarterback to start a game against Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau for the first time in their […]

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Steelers Have An Opportunity To Get Shamarko Thomas On The Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been consistently adamant throughout the offseason about their plans for second-year strong safety Shamarko Thomas for the 2014 season. Carnell Lake spoke during the offseason that the Steelers plan to keep him at safety for the foreseeable future, emphasizing that they want to see him develop as a safety for his […]

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Improved Tackling Leads To Improved Defense For Steelers

There was a time when any more than a modest handful of missed tackles was a sloppy game for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense under Dick LeBeau. But that’s now considered a good day at the office, and Sunday night’s victory over the Carolina Panthers was just such a day. Missed tackles have been plaguing this […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer in anticipation of the all-22 tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Carolina Panthers. – The Steelers had one of their best games on the ground in a long time. The offensive line dominated but the end zone angle will give us a great look at Le’Veon Bell’s […]

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Steelers Defense Far From Being Fixed Despite Big Win Over Panthers

While the Pittsburgh Steelers did manage to register a big road win Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, it’s way too early to deem their defense that allowed 736 yards of offense in the first two games of the season as being fixed. Fortunately for the Steelers, the Panthers didn’t have the ability to run […]

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Steelers vs Panthers – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 1-1 after two weeks in an AFC North division in which nobody has gone winless. While they squeaked by the Cleveland Browns in the season opener, they were trounced last Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens. The team still has many questions to answer on both sides of the ball, so […]

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Steelers Fantasy Football Stat Projections Versus Panthers – Week 3 – 2014

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Week 3 – September 21, 2014 Location: Charlotte, North Carolina Opponent: Carolina Panthers The Pittsburgh Steelers came out of Week 2 with more questions than answers about who they are as a football team. Heading to Carolina for the Sunday Night matchup will be an excellent litmus test to find out […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. – Little bit shorter, especially since the 4th quarter was pretty ho-hum considering the scoreboard. – Steve McLendon has active hands and a quality rip move. Check him out rip Jeremy Zuttah, generating pressure and drawing a hold. – Empty set out […]

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Early Points From Steelers Offense Will Be Best Defense In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has undergone quite a transformation over the course of the last three years as both newer and younger players have been added. That transformation, however, hasn’t gone smoothly and while I believe that the defense will only get better moving forward, it’s not going to happen by leaps and bounds this […]

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Steelers 2014 Charting Takeaways: Post Week Two

By Alex Kozora It’s painfully obvious to write that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is still in its infancy but the first two weeks give us our first glimpse into the year. From a charting standpoint, we’ll break down some of the notable stats. I chart the defense, Nick Richetta charts the offense. Go tweet some […]

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Steelers Throwing Different Players, Looks At The Problem

Traditionally, Dick LeBeau’s Pittsburgh Steelers defense has not often deviated far from standard personnel looks, nor engaged in an excessive amount of rotation outside of the defensive line during a game. The veteran defensive coordinator seems to be relying on switching up looks and personnel more frequently these days. No doubt that has a lot […]

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