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Tomlin Getting Offensive With His Outside Linebackers

By Matthew Marczi Mike Tomlin was asked yesterday to comment on what insight he might have gained regarding the situation at outside linebacker based on what he’d seen in LaMarr Woodley’s return from a three-game absence, as well as in the linebacker rotation that saw Woodley play heavily on the right side for the first […]

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Double Explosive Plays Allowed Do Steelers In Yet Again

Throughout the season, I have harped on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense for giving up double explosive plays of 40 yards or more and on Sunday, their inability to stop giving them up has likely led to them missing the playoffs for a second straight season. In their 34-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Steelers […]

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Some Ziggy Hood Highlights As He Re-Enters The Starting Lineup

By Matthew Marczi When it comes to a player like Ziggy Hood, who not only does nothing special himself, but also plays a selfless position such as the 3-4 defensive end in Dick LeBeau’s scheme, all publicity is not good publicity. In fact, when Hood gets brought up, it’s usually in a negative light. Even […]

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Video: Dick LeBeau Knows How To Tackle A Player On The Sideline

Not only did former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher have a sideline incident that was highly publicized back in 1997, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau also had one as well back in 1989. When LeBeau was the defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, he tackled Houston Oilers wide receiver Haywood Jeffires out of bounds during […]

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Will Allen Allows Steelers To Get Their Money’s Worth Out Of Quarters Package

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen may have spent the past three seasons on the team, but he has only been there this year for a few weeks. He is not even a starter; in fact, he is a dime back. So if we are writing about him for a second consecutive week, […]

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Animated Gifs From The Steelers Week 12 Win Over The Browns

Below are a few of the animated gifs I have already pulled from the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-11 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns. Browns cornerback Joe Haden takes a peek into the Steelers backfield and Antonio Brown makes him pay for it. Brown nearly loses control, however, in the end zone. The touchdown pass to […]

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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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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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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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Jarvis Jones Building Pass-Rushing Toolkit

By Matthew Marczi As Jarvis Jones’ rookie season continues on, the most recent first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers does seem to be becoming more comfortable in the defense. Jones, of course, was benched a few weeks back for not being on his assignments after returning from a concussion that allowed head coach Mike […]

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Ryan Clark Rebounds Against The Bills

By Matthew Marczi Perhaps nobody’s hands were more dirty following the loss to the New England Patriots last week than Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark. Clark in particular had been having a very rough season up to this point that seemed to all but assure that this would be his last season in Pittsburgh. One […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – KR unit. Shamarko Thomas, Will Allen, Stevenson Sylvester, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Slight shakeup in the back lines. David Paulson and Cameron Heyward were the next two with Al Woods […]

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Lions In The Den And A Season On The Brink

By Michael K. Reynolds Hail mediocrity! The Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t have picked a better season to be in transition. Err…I mean reloading. How else could you explain a 3-6 team still playing games heavy with playoff implications? In fact, the AFC in general and the AFC North in specific are so weak the Steelers could lose this […]

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The Steelers Defense Can’t Allow The Lions Big Three To YAC All Over The Place

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will be asked to slow down a potent Detroit Lions passing attack that includes a wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and tight end Brandon Pettigrew as those three players have accounted for 51.5% of the team receptions so far this year and 54.4% of the total […]

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In Case You Didn’t Realize, The Steelers Don’t Give Up

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers just struck a blow to their 2014 Draft stock by busting out their third win in nine attempts yesterday against the Buffalo Bills. Did you really expect the Steelers to do anything different? I sincerely hope that nobody actually thought that Pittsburgh would fold on this season just because […]

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What Can They Do?

By Matthew Marczi Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally come up on the positive end once again after soundly defeating the Buffalo Bills yesterday, the team still sits at 3-6, and no doubt many, including the professional sports writers around the country, can’t get the taste out of their mouths from some of the […]

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Hritz: Bills Versus Steelers Preview And Prediction – Week 10

By Jeremy Hritz Just when you think that it can’t get any worse, it does. And though the season could devolve even more this year, it is difficult to imagine the Pittsburgh Steelers playing more terribly in the final eight games. 55 points and 610 yards given up by the once proud defense doesn’t seem […]

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Patriots Exploited Coverage Mismatches With Rob Gronkowski

By Matthew Marczi Pretty much every armchair defensive coordinator watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the New England Patriots this past Sunday was probably scratching his head watching the Steelers and their attempts to defend All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski. For much of the game, it was small defensive backs like William Gay and Shamarko […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Bills Preview & Weekly Picks Episode

Season 4, Episode 42 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I preview the upcoming game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills as the Pittsburgh Steelers look to start the second half of the season 1-0. The injury report is discussed as well as the comments made Thursday by Dick LeBeau and […]

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Dick LeBeau Says Defense Will Close Windows And Will Be Improved

At 2-6 and coming off of a game in which his defense allowed a franchise record 610 net yards of offense and 55 points to the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has come under heavy fire as to whether or not the game has passed him by. On Thursday, LeBeau, responded […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Tomlin Presser, LeBeau Defense & Chris Brown Interview Episode

Season 4, Episode 42 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I begin by talking about a few of the things that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during his press conference. We then go over a few things that stuck out on tape in the loss […]

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LaMarr Woodley Continues Career-Best Pace As Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi LaMarr Woodley did not register a sack for the second straight week after reeling off one per game for five straight weeks, but that doesn’t mean that he failed to bring the pressure when presented the opportunity. In fact, he probably would have had a sack had Cameron Heyward not gotten to […]

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With The Steelers Season In Flames – Ten Questions That Demand An Answer

By Michael K Reynolds Not only have the Pittsburgh Steelers thinned their playoff chances down to a mathematical miracle over the weekend, they did so with historic flare. With the worst defensive effort in Black and Gold history, the team is not only out of it, but appears to be drifting in the wrong direction. […]

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Dick LeBeau Intends On Finding A Way To Keep Jarvis Jones Involved

Due to his poor play Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was demoted this past week on the latest depth chart behind Jason Worilds. However, just because he won’t start, doesn’t mean he won’t still see the field, according to defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau during his Thursday […]

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Big Play William Gay Knows He Nearly Allowed One Against The Ravens

For now, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay will remain the starter opposite Ike Taylor and certainly deserves to be. Gay, who has long been the whipping boy for Steelers fans around the world, is currently ranked by Pro Football Focus as the 15th best cornerback in the league seven weeks into the season and if […]

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Dick LeBeau Thinks Rookie Safety Shamarko Thomas Is Right On Schedule

In the win this past Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety Shamarko Thomas was the field for 50 of the 65 defensive snaps and that of course was a season-high for him. Following Thursday’s practice, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau explained why the Syracuse product played so much. “Probably, because Baltimore went all […]

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