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Steelers vs Colts First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. Despite facing a more potent offense, the Steelers opened in their base defense against Andrew Luck, meaning Cam Thomas in at nose tackle. He missed a tackle on Ahmad Bradshaw up the middle on […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Indianapolis Colts in a nationally-televised game on a beautiful late afternoon at Heinz Field and delivered one of the greatest offensive performances in franchise history. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns leading the Steelers to a massively-entertaining 51-34 victory over the AFC South leaders. The Steelers […]

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Steelers Mid-Season Rookie Report Card

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now halfway through their 2014 season, and they stand at 5-3—right where they were at the halfway point of the 2012 season, before it all crumbled with Ben Roethlisberger getting injured the following week. But Roethlisberger hasn’t missed a single snap since returning from that injury, excluding a handful of snaps […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 8 vs. Colts

By Michael K. Reynolds Following their mesmerizing 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts the Pittsburgh Steelers arrive at the halfway point of the season with one half of the team soaring and the other half sputtering out black smoke. Is the plane crashing or is the rocket just lifting up? In an unbelievable twist to […]

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Steelers To Replace Dri Archer With LeGarrette Blount On Kickoff Returns Against Colts

If Indianapolis Colts kicker Pat McAfee slips up Sunday and fails to boot the ball out of the end zone during a kickoff, running back Dri Archer won’t be returning it. Instead of the struggling Archer this week, the Steelers have decided to go with LeGarrette Blount as their kickoff returner Sunday at Heinz Field. […]

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Steelers Needing A Home Run

By Michael K. Reynolds Starting with the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday and followed by the Baltimore Ravens next week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in need of a run of back-to-back home victories to vault them into serious contention. But the only way they are going to get this home run is by swinging for the […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Mike Adams

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem likely to call upon the services of tackle Mike Adams to start for the first time this season after taking over the right tackle position in the second quarter of Monday’s game against the Houston Texans. Starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert suffered a concussion during the game after just 19 snaps, […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. Second Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Will Allen, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, B.W. Webb. – Who is this version of Cam Thomas? Crazy […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five from left to right. Arthur Moats, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth as the next two. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson continue to make up the […]

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Steelers Special Teams Coach Still Has Confidence In Rookie Dri Archer

One of the reasons why the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Dri Archer in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft is because they thought he would be able to help in the kickoff return game. However, seven games into the 2014 season, that hasn’t happened. During his talk with the media Thursday, special teams […]

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Steelers vs Texans Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. After a startling swing of momentum to end the first half, the second began promisingly when the defense stopped the Texans on second and one, and then third and one, to first a […]

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Dri Archer Needs More Snaps In Order To Produce

So far, through seven games into his rookie season, it seems that those who doubted the value of the selection of Dri Archer in the third round of the draft back in May have more ammunition than those who were for the selection. The rookie running back slash wide receiver slash kick returner injured his […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with identical 3-3 records. The Texans dominated early and the […]

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Steelers Versus Texans: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the Coaches Tape comes out for the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. – The first half will allow a good opportunity to watch Ben Roethlisberger handle a muddy pocket. Not just with his mobility within the pocket or ability to escape out of it […]

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Steelers vs. Texans: Player Snap Counts Week 7

Below are the initial player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night win over the Houston Texans, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our weekly game charting. As far as the offense goes, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant played a total of 22 plays in […]

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Steelers Fantasy Football Stat Projections Versus Texans – Week 7 – 2014

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Week 7 – October 20, 2014 Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Opponent: Houston Texans The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Houston Texans in primetime this Monday night and they will put their league best 7-0 record at Heinz Field since 2001, on the line. There is not much to be excited […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Second Half – Troy Polamalu appears to be cheating on this route, expecting a corner route. Not sure why though. Saw something on film study? It’s just odd because it’s typical for the Browns to bend their #1, as […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Robert Golden, Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, and Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth and Michael Palmer continue to be the next two up. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson the wedge with […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Heath Miller

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate to have the services of a tight end such as Heath Miller for the past decade. They still are. But the reality is that he isn’t exactly the player he once was, particularly as a blocker. That’s not to say that he can’t get the job anymore, by any […]

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Steelers vs Browns II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. On Dri Archer’s first kick return, Vince Williams missed his block, which got Archer tackled on the 14. The ‘start’ by Lance Moore was evidently a token gesture, as he didn’t play again […]

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Tomlin Fine With Archer Returning Deep Kickoffs When Team Is Behind

If you wondering why Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer continually brought deep kickoffs out of the end zone Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, it’s because head coach Mike Tomlin wanted him to. Tomlin was asked to discuss that decision Tuesday during his press conference and he obliged with a very detailed response. “I […]

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Steelers Draft Hindsight Exercise: Would You Still Take Dri Archer In Round Three?

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted running back Dri Archer in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, I made it clear that I wasn’t a big fan of the selection. Now, six games into his rookie season, Archer has played all of 28 snaps in the four games that he’s dressed for and has […]

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Dri Archer’s Play Not Special Enough To Demand A Helmet

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly seem intent on finding more ways to get rookie running back Dri Archer involved and contributing to the team’s success. On Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Archer carried the ball three times, received one pass, returned three kickoffs, and fielded one punt. On offense, he produced a total of 24 yards. […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Player Snap Counts Week 6

Below are the player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon loss to the Cleveland Browns, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. Offensively for the Steelers, the only thing that sticks out this week is that wide receiver Lance Moore actually played more […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Marcus Gilbert

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert has been playing better football over the past three weeks after getting his fourth season off to a bit of a rough start in pass protection. Having been about equally as strong in run support and in pass protection since then, his settling down, and staying healthy, is allowing […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Justin Brown

Despite three weeks back now from a groin injury, veteran wide receiver Lance Moore continues to play behind first-year Justin Brown, who frankly finally had a solid game as a wide receiver against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Perhaps solid ‘drive’ would be more accurate, since he was only targeted three times in the game, and they […]

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