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Martavis Bryant Incorporating MMA Training Into Offseason Regimen

Although not as readily apparent as may meet the eye, there is a correlation between the NFL and MMA, otherwise known as mixed martial arts. It’s a major reason why many of the league’s players, including the Steelers very own Martavis Bryant, have began implementing the training into their own…


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Tight End Reps Keeping Mike Adams In The Loop

By Matthew Marczi Mike Adams should be thanking Levi Brown for being so fragile as to suffer a season-ending injury during pre-game warm ups. Had that not occurred, perhaps Adams would still be spending his Sundays in sweat clothes as he ‘hones his craft’ in practice. That is hyperbole, of…


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David DeCastro Continues Improving

By Matthew Marczi Earlier in the season, I was among the many who expressed concern over David DeCastro and what seemed to be his lack of development in his second season, in which strength even appeared to be an issue. Fortunately, however, his play has continued to rise since then,…


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Heath Miller Playing His Way Back Into Blocking Form

By Matthew Marczi The return of tight end Heath Miller to the lineup has been a big boost for the Pittsburgh Steelers, not only in terms of his ability to contribute to the receiving game, but, perhaps especially, in terms of what he brings as a blocker, in comparison to…


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On The Other Hand…Fernando Velasco And The Vikings

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, I wrote a piece exposing some of the lowlights in the performance of Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco during the team’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week. They were valid, legitimate flaws or errors in his game, but they were by no means unfixable, nor…


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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Vikings

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers/Minnesota Vikings Week Four matchup. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening kickoff coverage. L1 – Robert Golden L2 – Shamarko Thomas L3 – William Gay L4 – Terence Garvin L5 – Jarvis Jones R1 – Chris Carter R2…


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Steelers Versus Vikings – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut. David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio …


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Steelers Versus Vikings – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers were off to a strong start on their kick return coverage this season, and it continued into this game, with Shamarko Thomas making Cordarrelle Patterson pay for taking back the opening kickoff from nine yards deep, short of the 20. Likewise, the running defense got…


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Steelers Versus Vikings Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of all five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Minnesota Vikings. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE FULL SIZE 1. 2nd and 10, 11:47 2nd. 12 personnel. Five blocking vs a four man rush. Simple breakdown here. Bad first punch from Mike Adams…


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Steelers Versus Vikings Winners And Losers – Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-27-Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings 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 make plays and his 32 receptions for 412 yards currently has him…


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Steelers Versus Vikings: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in London at Wembley Stadium and below are seven things to watch for in the game. All Day With Felton – The Steelers main goal Sunday will be to of course shut down Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has…


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Mike Adams Showed A Little Bit Of Nasty Late Against The Bears

During his weekly talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he would like to see his offensive line play with more attitude moving forward after starting the 2013 season 0-3. “Be tough. Be nasty,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday prior to practice. “If you have to get a…


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Steelers To Look For Tackles Under Stones

The Pittsburgh Steelers not only turned the football over Sunday night in their 40-23 loss to the Chicago Bears, they also turned over their tackles as well due to poor play. “They hadn’t played well enough to justify otherwise,” head coach Mike Tomlin said during his post game press conference….



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Steelers G Ramon Foster Going To London Next Week

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was in London, England last week to promote the September game against the Minnesota Vikings that will be played at Wembley Stadium, and it appears as though guard Ramon Foster will travel overseas next week in an effort to promote the game as well. Steelers…