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Steelers Injury Report: Woodley Doubtful; Keisel And Foster Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now submitted their final injury report for the week as they prepare to take on the Detroit Lions Sunday at Heinz Field and it looks like they could possibly be without the services of at least two key starters. Not practicing for a third straight day were linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf), […]

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Fernando Velasco Overmatched By Bills Interior Against The Pass

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, banged up as it is, had a tough time dealing with the stout front seven of the Buffalo Bills, particularly the front line that includes Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. Center Fernando Velasco probably got the worst of it, often being asked to take on Dareus, who […]

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Todd Haley Continuing To Shake Up The Wildcat

By Matthew Marczi As the season goes on, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley continues to tinker with his sparsely-used Wildcat packages. While I am undecided as to the efficacy of even running such plays, they have not as yet been a detriment to the offense. Furthermore, the continued variety of looks that they present […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Foster, Woodley And Keisel Still Not Practicing

The Pittsburgh Steelers have submitted their Thursday injury report now that practice is over and it shows that three key players failed to practice. Not practicing for a second straight day were guard Ramon Foster (ankle), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf). Friday will be a big day for all three, […]

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Roethlisberger Not Big On Using An Extra Offensive Lineman Inside The Red Zone

Earlier this week, I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has struggled inside the red zone this season and on Wednesday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked to give his thoughts on the subject. “We scored twice down there but we kicked field goals,” started Roethlisberger. “That’s why I think I was so disappointed after […]

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Jonathan Dwyer Taking A Liking To Short-Yardage Role

By Matthew Marczi A few weeks back, I observed a certain trend in the way that the Pittsburgh Steelers began using running back Jonathan Dwyer, and speculated that the team was building a role for him as a short-yardage back. That truly came to fruition in the team’s last game against the Buffalo Bills, particularly […]

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Steelers Kept Adams Focused On Run-Blocking Against The Bills

By Matthew Marczi Though Mike Adams has not started a game along the offensive line since week four, he has stayed in the mix at tight end by playing nearly 120 snaps over the course of the last four games. Technically, though, he has started three of the past four weeks—at tight end. It is […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Foster, Woodley, Velasco And Keisel All Sidelined On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their first injury report for the week as they prepare to host the Detroit Lions this coming Sunday at Heinz Field and it doesn’t include any major surprises. Guard Ramon Foster (ankle), who suffered a right ankle injury this past Sunday, did not practice on Wednesday, but has reportedly ditched […]

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Steelers Versus Bills Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of the four sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed in Sunday’s win (rejoice Steelers Depot readers!) over the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 7, 9:29 2nd. Shotgun, 11 personnel. Five blocking vs a four man rush. Tackle/end stunt vs David DeCastro and Guy Whimper. End loops […]

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Another Week And Still No Word As To When TE Matt Spaeth Will Return

Another week and still no concrete word as to when Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth will be able to return from the Lisfranc injury that he suffered during training camp. “I hadn’t got an update on him,” said head coach Mike Tomlin of Spaeth during his Tuesday press conference. “He’s in the building. I […]

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Steelers Depth Chart: Michael Palmer Jumps David Paulson

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a change on their depth chart this week as Michael Palmer is now listed as the backup tight end behind starter Heath Miller. David Paulson is now listed as the third tight end. You could see this change coming as Paulson hasn’t been used on offense in the last two […]

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Steelers Versus Bills – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers really made it a point to significantly feature Mike Adams throughout the game, and since he’s been used at tight end. In the four games since his demotion, he’s played 117 snaps, including 28 this week. They broke out the Wildcat early this week, but they did so with a […]

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Mike Adams, Jonathan Dwyer, Ike Taylor, Ryan Clark Earn Top Grades From Pro Football Focus

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense played a heck of game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills so it should be no surprise that several players graded out well on Pro Football Focus. Safety Ryan Clark (2.3), cornerback Ike Taylor (2.3), cornerback William Gay (1.7) and linebacker Lawrence Timmons (1.6) received the top grades on the defensive side […]

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Steelers Versus Bills Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat to the Buffalo Bills 23-10 Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Antonio Brown – Brown continues to be the Steelers most productive player on offense and he caught another six passes for 104 […]

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Guy Whimper Against The New England Patriots

By Matthew Marczi Considering the fact that both Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams are questionable to play today, there is a strong possibility that we will be seeing even more of Guy Whimper. Although he had a fairly quiet game against the New England Patriots—in the good sense—he did have some issues at guard. The […]

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Steelers Injury Report: T Mike Adams Added Friday As Questionable; T Marcus Gilbert Also Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Friday practice and the final injury report of the week is now out and it includes one new player. Tackle Mike Adams (ribs) was added on Friday after not practicing with a rib injury and is listed as questionable. Tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) is also listed as […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Tackles Kelvin Beachum And Marcus Gilbert Still Limited

The Thursday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now in and it includes some good news, as several players that were limited on Wednesday were able to practice fully on day two. Guard David DeCastro (ankle), defensive end Cameron Heyward (knee) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) all practiced fully for a second straight […]

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Heath Miller Was Exploited In The Running Game By The Patriots

By Matthew Marczi After tight end Heath Miller had a terrific game in the run-blocking department against the Minnesota Vikings earlier this season, I elected to work under the false assumption that he was able to round into form earlier from his knee injury than anticipated. Since then, however, much of his blocking performance has […]

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Steelers Injury Report: David DeCastro And Markus Wheaton Both Practice Fully

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their first injury report of the week as the prepare to host the Buffalo Bills this coming Sunday and only two players were listed on it as not practicing Wednesday. Cornerback Ike Taylor (concussion) and linebacker Vince Williams (concussion) were both sidelined Wednesday as they continue to undergo testing […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Patriots – Week 9 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players for this week. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger – 35 attempts, 27 completions, 301 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 […]

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Steelers Versus Patriots: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 9

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. That Guy At Right Guard – The Steelers best offensive lineman, David DeCastro, will sit out this game with a right ankle injury suffered last week and he will likely […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G David DeCastro Ruled Out For Patriots Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their final injury report for the week for the Sunday game against the New England Patriots and it includes some bad news in regards to the offensive line. Guard David DeCastro (ankle) was unable to practice once again and as a result has been ruled out for the game. […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G David DeCastro Still Sidelined On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now submitted their Thursday injury report and it includes a few changes from the one issued Wednesday. Not practicing again on Thursday were guard David DeCastro (ankle) and cornerback Curtis Brown (not injury related). As far as DeCastro goes, there still seems to be hope that he will be able to […]

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Steelers Injury Report: G David DeCastro And WR Markus Wheaton Listed As Not Practicing

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Wednesday as they now get ready to play the New England Patriots this coming Sunday. The first injury report of the week is now out. Guard David DeCastro (ankle), nose tackle Steve McLendon (illness), cornerback Curtis Brown (not injury related) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Oakland Raiders in Sunday’s loss. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 1st and 10, 1:19 1st. 21 (2 RBs 1 TE) personnel. Six blocking vs a five man rush. Raiders blitz the WILL and MIKE while dropping the strong […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert And G David DeCastro Receive Top Offensive Grades For Play Against Raiders

Before he went down with a right ankle injury in the third quarter, Pittsburgh Steelers right guard DavId DeCastro was on track to have another great game, according to the game rankings released Monday by Pro Football Focus. DeCastro had the best run blocking grade of any of the Steelers offensive linemen in the loss […]

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