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Steelers Enter Bye Week As No. 5 Seed In AFC

There’s one more game left to be played in Week 10 of the NFL season but it won’t affect where the Pittsburgh Steelers rank in the AFC as they head off into their much-needed bye. Thanks to the Steelers 30-9 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field, the…


Newly Trim Marcus Gilbert Seeing Efforts Pay Off On Sundays

Heading into his fifth season, Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert had been on a general upward trajectory throughout his career, though one not precipitous enough to reach a level of satisfaction for many. He still had some obvious technique issues that held him back. And he also had a…


Steelers Film Room: Marcus Gilbert’s Pass Protection

With the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line dealing with a host of injuries this season, I fear we haven’t called enough attention to the fine play of Ramon Foster, David DeCastro, and especially Marcus Gilbert. The right tackle struggled last year after being signed to a lengthy extension, but the continued…


Steelers Film Room: Marcus Gilbert Vs Chiefs

For one reason or another, not a lot of attention has been paid to Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert this season. Ordinarily, it’s a good sign for an offensive lineman when he goes unnoticed, but we are not the sort to overlook quality offensive line play. And that is…


Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


Steelers Film Room: Ramon Foster Vs Ravens

Last evening, Pro Football Focus posted its ranked list of the top-rated guards in the NFL this season, and Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Ramon Foster topped out at number five. This serves as a fitting coincidence, as this tape study was set to be published today anyway. Foster has not…


Steelers Film Room: Will Johnson Vs Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense was without tight end Matt Spaeth, one of the team’s best run blockers and a key fixture in their rushing game, when they played the Ravens last Thursday night. In fact, due to the injury, they elected to make do with just one true tight end…


Marcus Gilbert The Unsung Hero Of The Steelers’ Offense

Marcus Gilbert is having the season Kelvin Beachum was supposed to have. I’ll give you a second to pinch yourself and let that reality sink in. Maybe he’s worth that 30 million contract after all? Gilbert is the only Pittsburgh Steelers’ lineman not to allow a sack this season. He’s…


Steelers Film Room: Ravens Sack Breakdown

A closer look at the four sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week Four. 1. 3rd and 5, 7:35 2nd. 12 personnel. Seven block against a five man rush. Linebacker Daryl Smith, #51, is going to blitz and eventually slide down two gaps. It’s five blockers to that side,…


Baltimore Ravens Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


Steelers Todd Haley Preparing Left-Handed Offense For Michael Vick

With veteran southpaw Michael Vick now taking over at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers while starter Ben Roethlisberger is out, offensive coordinator Todd Haley has to change a lot of things and that includes the passing machines used before and after practice. “We switched all the JUGS machines. We spun…


There They Go Again … Disrespecting James Harrison

There has been a lot of “dissing” going on again with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. It was only last year during the offseason when NFL experts both local and far away were using the word “done” when discussing what was left in the career tank of James Harrison. Too…


Previewing The AFC North: Baltimore Ravens

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the rest of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown will follow my analysis of their three divisional opponents early next week. We’ll being by taking an in-depth look at the Baltimore…


Two Out Of Three AFC North Writers Choose Harrison As Steelers Most Feared

Who is currently the most feared player on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense? That is a question that Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com recently asked his fellow AFC North beat writers and two of the three unsurprisingly chose linebacker James Harrison. Coley Harvey, who covers the Cincinnati Bengals, emphatically chose the 37-year-old…


Steelers All-22: Marcus Gilbert 2014 Sack Recap

The individual goal of any player from one season to the next is to get better. Simple enough and it’s easy to say player “X” has to improve. It’s the specifics that are more interesting and the way to measure progression. We may expand the focus but we’ll begin evaluating…