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Steelers Film Room: Preseason Debut Of LB Ryan Shazier

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the play of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier against the Buffalo Bills. THE GOOD 1. 3rd and 2, 13:41 1at. Reading his pass key (high hat), he drops into zone coverage. Like the explosion here. As you can see in this still, driving on the ball before it’s […]

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Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Cam Thomas

A week ago, Pittsburgh Steelers free agent acquisition Cam Thomas was forced to start at nose tackle due to the concussion suffered by Steve McLendon. In the team’s last game, he was able to play at left defensive end, where he is projected to begin the season as the starter. Because of the frequency in […]

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Steelers vs Bills Film Review: Jason Worilds

So far through two preseason games, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds has yet to really light the world on fire. While he hasn’t particularly played poorly by any means, he has yet to offer much beyond the intentional grounding call that should have been a sack. He hasn’t exactly picked up where he left […]

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Steelers Vs. Bills Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 19-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills. First Half – Like last week, going to run through the special teams’ units at once. Harder to see them this week due to poorer camera angles and so many kicks out of the end zone, but it’s as complete […]

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Steelers vs Bills – First Half Notes And Observations

Below are some of my notes and observations from having reviewed the tape of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. I thought that Terence Garvin took a poor angle on the opening kickoff. With two other defenders near him, both to the right of the returner, he […]

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Fringe Outside Linebackers Putting The Pressure On Roster Spot Battle

Is it possible for a pair of players to knock one other player off the roster? Because Vic So’oto and Howard Jones would seem to make one heck of a player. Even as it stands, the two fringe candidates continued to turn up the heat on incumbent outside linebacker Chris Carter, who started on the […]

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Animated Gifs From Steelers Win Over Bills

Here are a few animated gifs for you from the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-16 win Saturday night over the Buffalo Bills. The first touchdown pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Antonio Brown features two Bills defenders rubbing each other out of the play. Watch Roethlisberger look left, first, as it looks like it’s […]

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Steelers vs Bills First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Tonight, we are experimenting with some live blogging of the game. Please refresh frequently to get the latest updates on the game. The second half will have its own thread. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to score an offensive touchdown in their preseason opener a week ago against the New York Giants. They will be looking to change […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fifteen – Thursday

By Alex Kozora Home stretch. The final Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice report from St. Vincent College. Day two of the joint practice with the Buffalo Bills. – By the time I got to camp at around 5:00 for the 5:30 practice, the field was already buzzing. Cody Wallace and Hebron Fangupo were already on the field […]

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Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Fourteen – Wednesday

By Alex Kozora Practice notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first of two joint practices with the Buffalo Bills. – Before we get into anything, oh man, what a whirlwind of a day. Intense practice and it was virtually non-stop for about two hours. It’s why I didn’t tweet as much as usual, especially once the […]

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Steelers Film Room: Path To Success In 2014 – Three Defensive Concepts

By Alex Kozora With training camp just hours away from beginning and games soon to follow, there will be hours of film to pour over, picking out concepts and explaining why they did or didn’t work. As a preview, we’ll pick apart three concepts from each side of the ball that could be used most […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 10 Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The light at the end of […]

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2012, 2013 NFL Game Opening Drive Study

By Alex Kozora This past weekend, Dave Bryan posted an article containing Ben Roethlisberger’s career numbers on opening drives.  And as he wrote and a reader posted, a more full-fledged idea came out of it. Statistics are all relative. On the surface, it’s difficult to gauge how impressive Roethlisberger’s performance (37 touchdowns in 142 drives) […]

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A Look Back At The First 2013 Mock Drafts Of The Major Media Draftniks

With mock draft season now back in high gear, I thought it would be fun on this lazy Sunday to take a look back at how the major media draftniks did with their first real mock drafts last offseason. For this exercise, I pulled the mock drafts of Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Daniel Jeremiah, […]

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Troy Polamalu Looked Like Troy Polamalu Against E.J. Manuel

By Matthew Marczi After the last game in which Tom Brady helped make Troy Polamalu look like a fool, the veteran safety looked to rebound at the expense of a rookie quarterback just returning from an injury in E.J. Manuel. Advantage: Polamalu. Of course, it helped that Manuel only attempted five passes down the field […]

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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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Steelers Defense Forced To Overcome Self-Inflicted Wounds

By Matthew Marczi Although the Pittsburgh Steelers never really seemed to be in jeopardy of losing to the Buffalo Bills this past Sunday, there were a number of self-inflicted wounds committed by the Steelers that helped keep the Buffalo competitive, or at least not embarrass themselves further. There were, for example, the two pass interference […]

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Lawrence Timmons Put The Hurt On The Bills With His Tackling

By Matthew Marczi He may not have recorded double-digit tackles, but Lawrence Timmons played one of his best games so far this season. In total, he recorded eight tackles—seven solo—deflected a pass, and also recorded his first sack of the season. But the biggest impact that he had on the game was, literally, his impact. […]

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Steelers Versus Bills – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones sure got an ear-full after the special teams penalty. The Steelers really hurt themselves on special teams with stupid mistakes. In the first half, they were offsides on a kickoff. In the second half, Shaun Suisham sent one out of bounds before the end zone. Will Allen played 32 snaps […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Bills

By David Todd The Steelers kept their slim playoffs hopes alive Sunday at Heinz Field with a solid all-around performance, comfortably handling the Buffalo Bills 23-10. Again the Steelers got off on the wrong foot as Ben Roethlisberger turned it over on the Steelers opening drive for the second week in a row, but the […]

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Animated Gifs From The Steelers Win Over The Bills

Below are a few animated gifs from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills. On the touchdown run scored by running back Le’Veon Bell, Mike Adams scored a pancake as he planted Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham flat on his back. Adams is doing his best to earn more playing time after being […]

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Steelers Versus Bills: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Buffalo Bills Sunday at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Keep Up With The Williams’ – The Bills have several Williams’ on their defense that the Steelers must be well aware of Sunday. Defense end Mario Williams is on pace to […]

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Bills Injury Report: WR Robert Woods Listed As Doubtful; LB Manny Lawson Added As Questionable

The Buffalo Bills Friday injury report is in and it indeed looks like one of their young wide receivers won’t play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rookie wide receiver Robert Woods (ankle) failed to practice for a third straight day and he is listed as doubtful on the injury report as a result. Linebacker Manny […]

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Troy Polamalu Says Corrections Needed On Defense Are Makeable

On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show and he was predictably asked about the Sunday loss to the New England Patriots in which the defense gave up a franchise record 610 net yards of offense and 55 points. Polamalu, who had one of the worst games of […]

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