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Mike Adams Still A Work In Progress At Left Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Steelers second-year tackle Mike Adams is set to make his first start (at tackle anyway) since his demotion in Week Four when the team faces the Miami Dolphins this week. The man who replaced him, Kelvin Beachum, will be out at least this week with a knee injury. So how did Adams […]

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Marcus Gilbert Settling Down In Pass Protection At Right Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Although his run blocking isn’t always up to par, right tackle Marcus Gilbert is typically able to get the job done in pass protection, with a few lapses here and there. This year, it was the opening day game to the Tennessee Titans, and then later to the New England Patriots, when […]

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Heath Miller Rediscovering His Groove As A Receiver

By Matthew Marczi We’ve already taken a look at the strong game that tight end Heath Miller had with respect to fulfilling his duties as a run blocker against the Baltimore Ravens. He has really stepped up in that department over the past two games. But he has also been building up steam as a […]

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Le’Veon Bell’s Heart Was On Display In Baltimore

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell has now had arguably his two best games thus far against the team’s biggest rival, the Baltimore Ravens. This past game was even bigger than the first, as he combined for 136 yards on the ground and in the air. His 4.6 yards per carry […]

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Heath Miller Back To Old Ways In Run Blocking

By Matthew Marczi It’s no secret that Pro Bowl tight end Heath Miller has gone through stretches this season where his play has suffered in all aspects, much of which could probably be attributed to the continual healing process from a torn ACL that he suffered less than a year ago. The odd thing was […]

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Heath Miller Progressing As A Receiving Target Late In The Season

By Matthew Marczi Jerricho Cotchery has posted some big numbers for a slot receiver during the course of this season, including 103 receiving yards against the Minnesota Vikings, and seven catches with three touchdowns against the New England Patriots. Since that game in New England though, Cotchery’s production has been on the decline. Though he […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – Second Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi On the first snap, Jason Worilds picked up where he left off in his strong run defense, tackling Bernard Pierce from behind before he could break away for what might have gone for a first down otherwise. He nearly got a third sack on Joe Flacco a few plays later, but he […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Winners And Losers Week 13

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 22-20 to the Baltimore Ravens and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Jason Worilds – Worilds has likely made himself a ton of money the last three weeks as once again he […]

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Heath Miller Showed Well Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi Redemption had been a recurring pattern for the Steelers against the Browns this game. Heath Miller had been having his recent struggles as much as anybody, so it was important for him to rebound with a clean game, and he did, both blocking and receiving. Early in the first quarter, Miller brought […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB LaMarr Woodley Listed As Doubtful; DE Brett Keisel Listed As Probable

The Wednesday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and it looks as if they will indeed get a few defensive players back Thursday night for the game against the Baltimore Ravens. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) are both listed as probable after both practiced fully again on […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB LaMarr Woodley And T Marcus Gilbert Both Limited On Tuesday

The Tuesday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and it includes a few players that were not listed on the Monday report. As expected, nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday and he’s already been ruled out for the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens. Limited on Tuesday […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Week 12 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Much of the third quarter was owned by Will Allen. He ended the Browns’ first drive with a tackle on Greg Lloyd a yard shy of the first down. Antonio Brown may have saved Ben Roethlisberger an interception on his deep pass that fluttered toward the sideline. Brown got a hand on […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Week 12 – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Those bubble screen passes never work—except when they do. It’s so easy to complain about a particular play call when you simply ignore when they work—or don’t realize that it is what it is when it actually works. The Steelers start off the game with an effective screen to Emmanuel Sanders for […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LaMarr Woodley And Brett Keisel Both Listed Friday As Questionable

The Friday injury report is now out for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare to play the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Not practicing on Friday and ruled out for the game are safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring). Thomas isn’t likely to be ready for the game next week against […]

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Steelers Red Zone Execution Still Lacking After Lions Game

By Matthew Marczi As much as the offense seemed to get it together this past Sunday against the Detroit Lions—at least in the passing game—when the Pittsburgh Steelers got into the red zone, their season-long struggles reared their ugly head once again On this day, however, the struggles were clearly down to execution, as can […]

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A Look At The Pressures Surrendered By Marcus Gilbert Against The Lions

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers changed protocol in their game plan last week more than usual in order to combat the Detroit Lions. In part, they used the no huddle and quick-release passes as a way to counteract Detroit’s defensive front of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. As a result, the Steelers’ offensive line […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel And LaMarr Woodley Both Listed As Not Practicing On Thursday

The Thursday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in and it includes some pretty discouraging news as far as two defensive starters go. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) failed to practice once again and it’s looking like he might very well miss his second consecutive game of the season. Also not practicing on […]

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Skill Position Players Still Have Work To Do Away From The Ball

By Matthew Marczi The difference between the success and failure of a play comes down to the ability of skill position players to block more frequently than many people seem to realize. Since it tends to happen away from the ball, that’s understandable, but I think it’s time to take a look at some plays […]

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Steelers Running Backs Had Nowhere To Run Against The Lions

In the Sunday win over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers rushed for a whopping 40 yards on 27 attempts. When you subtract out the four kneel downs and two scrambles by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the game, you’re left with 28 yards rushing on 21 attempts. Of those 21 attempts, six went for negative […]

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Steelers Injury Report: DE Brett Keisel Still Sidelined With Foot Problem

The 4-6 Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the 4-6 Cleveland Browns this Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium and the first injury report for the week has now been released. Not practicing for the Steelers on Wednesday were safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) and defensive end Brett Keisel (foot). On Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin termed Thomas as […]

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Antonio Brown Was Clutch Against The Lions Despite The Drop

By Matthew Marczi Although he was unable to hang on to a couple balls against the Detroit Lions, including one in the end zone, Antonio Brown still finished the day having had one of the best games of his career, with seven receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns. I think it’s worth taking a […]

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Addressing The Mike Florio Fear Mongering Regarding A New Contract For Ben Roethlisberger

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk evidently just found the contract of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and as a result, he thought it would be fun to do a little fear mongering now that Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network hasn’t done any in the last couple of days. Florio is just now realizing […]

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Steelers Versus Lions – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi I found it interesting that the Steelers opened up in the nickel, which they rarely use these days, favoring six defensive backs over five when not in base. That only lasted one play before Vince Williams was substituted for Will Allen. The Steelers moved their outside linebacker around a lot in this […]

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Steelers Versus Lions Winners And Losers

Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat to the Detroit Lions 37-27 to notch their fourth win of the season and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Ben Roethlisberger – 29 completions for 367 yards and four touchdowns is more than enough […]

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Heath Miller Says Ben Roethlisberger Called A Great Game In Win Over The Lions

After going 29-of-45 for 367 yards with four touchdowns in the Sunday win over the Detroit Lions, there is a good chance that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will win the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award this week. The Steelers quarterback played well in the no-huddle and after the game, tight end Heath […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers G Guy Whimper Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the snaps played by Pittsburgh Steelers reserve offensive lineman Guy Whimper versus the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 12 Run/Pass: 10/2 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, :33 1st. In at RT for Marcus Gilbert. Helps double end in pass protection. 2. 2nd and […]

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