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Steelers Film Room: Cody Wallace Week 1

There are two separate levels of offensive line evaluation, both equally relevant. You judge the offensive line collectively, how they work as a group and perform. The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, generally speaking, passed this test in the season opener. You also look at linemen individually to see how they…


Steelers Film Room: Steelers Vs Patriots Sack Breakdown

As we have done for every game the last two years, we’ll breakdown each sack allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In Week One, the Steelers gave up two. 1. 4:48 1st, 2nd and 12. Steelers are in 12 personnel with seven in to block against a five man rush. Does…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Patriots Notes

Game notes from the season opener between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and  Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden directly behind him. Matt Spaeth and Will Johnson the next pair with Roosevelt Nix behind…


Steelers vs. Patriots: 5 Players To Watch In Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season gets underway in about three hours from now and it certainly will be a tough chore beating the New England Patriots on the road. If they are able to accomplish that feat, however, I think the five players I have listed below might all play…


Steelers Need DeAngelo Williams Of Old In Weeks 1-3

When looking across the NFL landscape, there aren’t a whole lot of running backs ages 30 and older who scream productivity. Frank Gore looks to be the lone exception, as he ran for 1,106 yards last year for the San Francisco 49ers. Now 32 years of age, the Indianapolis Colts are looking…


Steelers’ Opponents Without Bell: Patriots Run Defense

We have already learned that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2015 regular season, pending the result of an appeal that was already filed at the time of the announcement. For the time being, however, we must…


Should The Steelers Adopt New England’s Draft Blueprint?

As the confetti began raining down at the University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday night, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick cemented their status as arguably the greatest quarterback-coach tandem ever. Part of what makes Belichick so successful is the willingness and maneuverability he displays when it comes to the NFL Draft….

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Steelers Film Room: Zone Blocking Scheme

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what…

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Guy Whimper Against The New England Patriots

By Matthew Marczi Considering the fact that both Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams are questionable to play today, there is a strong possibility that we will be seeing even more of Guy Whimper. Although he had a fairly quiet game against the New England Patriots—in the good sense—he did have…

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Steelers Versus Patriots Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the five sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed against the New England Patriots. 1. 3rd and 2, 12:12 1st. Shotgun, empty set. Five blocking vs a four man rush. The play was designed for the ball to come out quick, hitting Felix Jones on an…

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Steelers Sign David DeCastro

The 2012 draft class of the Pittsburgh Steelers is now all under contract as Bob Labriola reports via Twitter that first round draft pick, guard David DeCastro, has come to terms on a four-year contract that is estimated to be worth just under $8 million. The Detroit Lions signing of…