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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Big Nickel Defense

I’ve mentioned over the course of the last few days that the Pittsburgh Steelers broke out their big nickel sub-package look for a few snaps in their preseason finale, a 10-0 shutout loss to the Carolina Panthers. In the big nickel, the Steelers employ a four-man defensive front with two true defensive ends and two […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Josh Harris knocked aside in pass protection. – Veteran play by Darrius Heyward-Bey on this run block. Safety walks down into the box at the last second so DHB cracks […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. First Half – First team kick coverage unit consisted of backup. Shouldn’t put much stock into it but we’ll note it anyway. The group L-R. Isaiah Green, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Josh […]

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Instant Analysis Of The Steelers Saturday Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers trimmed their 2014 roster down to 53 players Saturday afternoon and here is some instant analysis of the 22 players that were let go. Former Draft Picks: Chris Carter – The light never fully came on for the Steelers former fifth-round draft pick and his special teams play was not enough to […]

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Steelers Cut 22 Players Saturday

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have their roster set at 53 players after several moves were made Saturday afternoon. The team have released tight ends Rob Blanchflower, Bryce Davis and David Paulson, defensive backs Isaiah Green, Dayonne Nunley, Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, running back Josh Harris, Stephen Houston, defensive linemen Ethan Hemer, Josh Mauro, Roy […]

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Steelers Chris Hubbard, Jarvis Jones Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers were shut out Thursday night by the Carolina Panthers in their 2014 preseason finale at Heinz Field, but according to Pro Football Focus, a few players turned in positive individual performances on both sides of the football. On offense, left guard Chris Hubbard (1.9), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (1.4) and wide receiver Darrius […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Final Edition

By Alex Kozora My sixth and final attempt at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster following the preseason finale. As of this writing, the final cuts have yet to be announced. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks (2) – Ben Roethlisberger, Bruce Gradkowski Analysis: Statistically, Landry Jones may have […]

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Steelers Test Whether Size Matters With Big Nickel

As several venues have written about since last week’s poor showing by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Steelers have been cramming the nickel defense down offenses’ throats in the preseason. The only problem is that opposing offenses have been eating it up. When the Steelers go to their […]

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12 Steelers Players To Watch Closely In The Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers will close out their 2014 preseason schedule Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field and below are several players worth keeping a close eye on in this game. Darrius Heyward-Bey – After the praise that Heyward-Bey received from head coach Mike Tomlin during his Tuesday press conference, I expect that […]

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Nick Williams Hoping To See Greater Workload In Preseason Finale

The Pittsburgh Steelers said goodbye to one of last year’s preseason favorites yesterday, as defensive end Brian Arnfelt was a member of the team’s first roster cuts in order get in compliance with the Tuesday 75-man roster limit. Early in the offseason, it seemed almost as though he would be a shoe-in to make the […]

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Analysis Of The Steelers Six Afternoon Roster Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers waived an additional six players Tuesday afternoon and here is a look at each of them. Hebron Fangupo – If you followed the training camp reports filed by our very own Alex Kozora, the early waiving of Fangupo probably isn’t a huge surprise to you. Fangupo almost instantly was running behind rookie […]

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Kozora: Steelers 2014 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Third Preseason Game Edition

By Alex Kozora The fifth and next to last attempt at predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 53 man roster as we roll into the final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. This article has been written before the announcement of their first 15 cuts. Feel free to add in with your input below. Offense (24) Quarterbacks […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Second half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. Second Half – 2nd of the half. Steelers in 12 personnel, two receivers to the offense’s left. Justin Brown is in the slot next to Antonio Brown. – Inside zone. Le’Veon Bell with a poor decision. Bounces the […]

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Steelers vs Eagles – Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Steelers’ first-team offense in against the Eagles’ reserve defense. Quickly forces a third and nine. Markus Wheaton’s 10-yard reception kept the drive going. Le’Veon Bell with a false cut to the outside probably […]

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Steelers Knee-Jerk Reaction – 15 Sacrifices To The Turk

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made it through three preseason games, so that means the next major date on the NFL calendar is Tuesday—the day rosters must be trimmed down to 75. For Pittsburgh, that means saying goodbye to 15 players. As has frequently been the case over the last several seasons, the Steelers will […]

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Animated Gifs From Steelers Loss To Eagles

There certainly were not a lot of  positive plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 preseason loss Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles, but I have managed to carve out a few animated gifs for you to look at.   What’s so exciting about an incomplete pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Marcus Wheaton […]

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Steelers vs Eagles Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers receive the ball to start the second half after the Philadelphia Eagles dominated the second half, both on  the field and on the scoreboard, as Pittsburgh trails 17-0. Ben Roethlisberger has not been sharp, even if the running game has shown some promise behind Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. The defense, however, has had little […]

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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Seven Points Of Interest

By Alex Kozora A couple of points of interest for tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles. Running Back Opportunities LeGarrette Blount traveling with the team is a sign he will play but it is not a guarantee. If he doesn’t suit up, how will the workload be split up? And who will […]

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18 Steelers Players That Could Soon Get A Visit From The Turk

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need to trim their active roster down to 75 players next week so that means several players are entering their final week with the team. Below is a look at 18 players that are primed to be waived after the Thursday night preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. DT Al Lapuaho […]

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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 – Second 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. The Steelers begin the second half with two tight ends on the field, with Rob Blanchflower being the second. Second-team offensive line in, with the most notable […]

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Defensive Line Picture Coming Into Focus

After two preseason games, it would seem that we are beginning to see certain positions stabilize in terms of the depth chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The defensive line in particular was an area of confusion, but clarity is slowly emerging. The second-team defensive line last night, for example, saw the combination of second-round pick […]

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Steelers vs Bills Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers showed a lot to like in the first half of their second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Ben Roethlisberger led two touchdown drives on his first two possessions, hitting Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton for the scores. The Steelers’ first-round pic, Ryan Shazier, made his debut, and did so in a big way, registering what I can […]

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Steelers vs Bills – What I’m Watching For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on the Buffalo Bills, with whom they’ve gotten intimately familiar over two days of practice, later today in their second preseason game. Before we get there, here are some of the things that I will be focusing on in game two in response what we’ve previously seen on […]

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Steelers 2014 Training Camp Player By Player Recap: Defense

By Alex Kozora Brief player-by-player of how each of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the defensive side of the ball throughout training camp and the first preseason game. Nose Tackle Steve McLendon: McLendon is another guy the jury is out on though I like his chances in a league where every defensive player has to be […]

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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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