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Red Zone Defense, Martavis Bryant Keys To Steelers’ Playoff Push

Yesterday we looked at five areas of the game where Pittsburgh is currently struggling to perform at a high level, and how those areas need to improve or change moving forward this season. Today we’ll look at five aspects of the game Pittsburgh has excelled at during the first ten…


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Steelers Film Room: Scar Fire Zone Blitz

We are back in the film room today. And as we’ve done so many times before, we’re back breaking down yet another of Keith Butler Fire Zone blitzes. Like each previous installment, we will lean on Dick LeBeau’s 2002 Cincinnati Bengals’ playbook to examine their Scare Fire Zone. It created…


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Joey Porter Happy With Pass-Rush Rotation

Much has been talked about the variety of changes coming to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense as they transitioned this year away from Dick LeBeau and to new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who was of course the team’s linebackers coach for over a decade. One of the most interesting tweaks, which…



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Pass Defense About More Than Just Yards Allowed

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, like the majority of the NFL, has continued to give up significant yardage through the air—the fact that 374 of their total 2784 yards allowed through the air came Sunday from Johnny Manziel doesn’t help—the sheer yardage total is less important than taking a big…


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Steelers Deep Pass Defense Must Improve Starting This Sunday

Much like his predecessor Dick LeBeau, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler believes that in order for his unit to be successful, they must stop the run, tackle the catch and don’t get beat deep. While the 2015 version of the Steelers defense has done well against the run for…


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Steelers Defensive Charting: First Half Of Season

Like we do every four weeks, we visit our Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive charting and highlight any new or cool data the chart provides us. – Excluding kneeldowns and pre-snap penalties, the Steelers’ defense has been on the field for 546 snaps. That’s an average of 68.3 per game. They’re on…