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Steelers Defensive Charting: First Three Quarters Of Season

– Not counting any pre-snap penalties, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has seen the field for 810 snaps in 2015. That puts them on pace for exactly 1080 snaps on the season. – The Steelers have been in nickel 531 times. They’ve been in base 3-4 246 times. Percentage-wise, that’s nickel…



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Butler On Boykin: ‘He’s Mostly In There On Passing Downs’

This past Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts we finally got a chance to see cornerback Brandon Boykin play extensively in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Boykin responded by registering his first interception of the season in addition to a pass breakup later in the game. During his Thursday interview on Steelers…


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Haley Explains Reasoning Behind Deep Pass Attempts On 3rd And Short

If it seems like Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger takes quite a few deep shots down the field in third and short situations, it’s because he does. In fact, Roethlisberger is currently tied for the league-lead with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer for the most third down deep pass attempts…



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Steelers Third Quarter Of 2015 Season Defensive Awards

With the third quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now behind us, it’s time for us to hand out some awards to players for their play in the last four games. After already handing out our offensive awards for the third quarter of the season, we’ll now address the…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Colts Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-10 beatdown over the Indianapolis Colts. First Half – New formation on the kick return unit. Maybe because of planning for surprise onside kick and just trying to do something different. Six man front. Arthur Moats-Anthony Chickillo-Shamarko Thomas-Terence Garvin-Robert Golden–Vince Williams with Roosevelt Nix…


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Breakdown Of Steelers Cornerback Rotation Used Against Colts

As many of you should know by now, the Pittsburgh Steelers finally shook up their secondary Sunday night in their home win over the Indianapolis Colts and that included cornerback Brandon Boykin seeing his most extensive playing time of the season. Now that our defensive charting from that game has…


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Pittsburgh Playing With Playoff Mentality

Although the actual playoffs are still on the horizon, with a full month separating the regular and post season, it’s basically playoff season already for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Ben Roethlisberger, that mentality began following the team’s bye week. “We kind of made that approach a couple weeks ago,”…


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Antonio Brown Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

With perhaps the most electrifying play of the weekend, Antonio Brown has been named the AFC Special Teams Player Of The week. He did it again. @AntonioBrown84 has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. 🏆 | https://t.co/KH08dv9Q64 pic.twitter.com/qTKSa15NZn — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 9, 2015 Not bad for a…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Colts

Sunday night in front of a national television audience the Pittsburgh Steelers destroyed the Indianapolis Colts 45-10 at Heinz Field. After turning the ball over on the opening kickoff and then four plays into their second possession, the Steelers were excellent offensively scoring on seven of nine possessions, which included…


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Steelers Comfortable Using Three-Man Rotation At Inside Linebacker

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Ryan Shazier did miss four games earlier in the season due to a shoulder injury, the former first round draft pick hasn’t missed any games since even though he’s been on the team’s injury report quite a bit. While Shazier was knocked out the team’s…



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Steelers Film Room: Smash Concept

Revisiting a concept we’ve talked about in the past. A core one we see in practically every team’s playbook and is the quintessential Cover 2 beater in the NFL. It’s the smash concept, and the Pittsburgh Steelers ran it early in Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts. For a refresher,…


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Decision To Not Cut Jacoby Jones On Tuesday Not Contract Related

Tuesday morning the Pittsburgh Steelers demoted veteran returner Jacoby Jones following his multi-fumble game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts. Surprisingly, Jones was not waived by the end of the day and that had several people guessing that the main reason behind that has something to do with his contract. I’m…