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Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones – Technique Versus Talent

By Alex Kozora A few weeks ago, we took a purely statistical approach to evaluating Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones as he enters his second season. Obviously, numbers alone don’t tell the story. Tape is more important than historical data as data doesn’t hold a tangible effect on him. That’s what we’ll accomplish today. If […]

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48 Plays That Shaped The Steelers 2013 Season: Week 12 Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora Before turning out attention to the start of training camp, we’ll revisit 2013 one more time. This is a brand new series that will be recapping each game by highlighting three plays that shaped the final score – and the 2013 season – of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers’ winning streak continues in […]

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The Optimist’s Take – Year Two For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi For a team facing so much adversity in the past season and heading into the next with a litany of questions to address, it’s natural to consider the issues and how they can either go right or wrong, as well as how they will affect  the broader dynamics and future success of […]

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Lawrence Timmons Active In Coverage Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi While Lawrence Timmons has seen his performance become somewhat erratic this season for a variety of reasons, his coverage ability was perhaps the closest aspect of his game that saw some consistency throughout the year. Outside of one significant exception, that theme continued in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns. Timmons […]

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Sound FX Segment On Cameron Heyward Offers A Glimpse Of An Emerging Leader

By Matthew Marczi So much of the breakout year by Cameron Heyward during the 2013 season has already been exhaustively documented, both by us and by others. His emergence into the starting lineup injected some life into a stagnating defense that had already lost its bearings with Larry Foote being lost in the first week […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Chris Carter Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora For the final breakdown of the season, a recap of outside linebacker Chris Carter‘s performance against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run: 0 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 3rd and 7, 13:49 1st. LOLB, where he lined up nearly the entire game. Tries to get […]

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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Named 2013 Second Team All-Pro

The Associated Press has now announced their 2013 NFL All-Pro team and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown earned second-team honors for his 110 catch, 1,499 yard season. Brown, who set a new franchise single-season receiving yardage record in 2013, was the only Steelers player to earn All-Pro honors which is based on the voting […]

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Possible Last Game In Pittsburgh A Good One For The Beard

By Matthew Marczi Brett Keisel, the longest-tenured remaining Pittsburgh Steeler, may well have played his last game in the black and gold in a win over the Cleveland Browns. Though that’s not yet certain, it is certain that he capped off the 2013 season on a high note, registering a strip sack and playing well […]

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Cameron Heyward Closes Out Breakout Season With Representative Display

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward emerged not merely in the starting lineup in his third season, he emerged as a dynamic player for the defense at a time, and a position, that the team desperately needed such a player. While not every game was an All-Pro-worthy performance for the young defensive […]

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Browns Injury Report: Haden, Ward, Cameron, Taylor All Fail To Practice On Thursday

Just like the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cleveland Browns were also back practicing on Thursday after having Christmas off and their latest injury report includes several key players that have yet to work this week. Not practicing on Thursday were tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion), cornerback Joe Haden (hip), defensive end John Hughes (knee, elbow), guard […]

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Kelvin Beachum Can Make A Huge Statement Sunday Against The Packers

When Kelvin Beachum took over the Pittsburgh Steelers starting left tackle job from Mike Adams following the loss in London to the Minnesota Vikings, I had my doubts as to whether or not he would be able to handle the position. Now, with two games remaining in the regular season, Beachum has a chance to […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers NT Al Woods Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora A play-by-play breakdown of the snaps played by nose tackle Al Woods against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 2 Run/Rush: 0/1 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 8:41 1st. LE in 34. Just three man rush. RT/TE block him 2. 1st and 10, 8:41. LE. False […]

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Troy Polamalu Back To Normal Against The Browns

Matthew Marczi Redemption was a big theme this week, with several players that have struggled the past couple weeks having somewhat of a bounce back game against the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps nobody needed, nor had, a bigger turnaround than Troy Polamalu. Against both the run and the pass, Polamalu was all over the field, occasionally […]

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In Case You Missed It: A Look At A Few Key Plays Against The Browns

We have a few breakdowns from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns coming up soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to point out a few things that you may have missed in the game. With the Steelers up 20-3 in the fourth quarter, the offense was faced with a third and seven […]

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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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The Longest Playoffs In Steelers History?

By Michael K. Reynolds Say what you want about this year’s edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but fans have much to be grateful for as we head toward Thanksgiving. Hope is still alive and the games still matter. Last week’s thrilling victory over the Detroit Lions essentially bought Steelers fans at least two more weeks of playoff action. […]

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Steelers Starting Offensive Line Grades & Breakdown Report Versus Giants

Below are my offensive linemen grades and breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers starting ounit from the preseason game Saturday night against the New York Giants. The All-22 look is not available until the regular season begins and that will make grading the offensive line and every other position much easier at that point. Mike Adams […]

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Report: Steelers Recently Talked To Max Starks, Who Still Wants Opportunity To Start

According to Wednesday report by Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review , the Pittsburgh Steelers recently reached out to free agent tackle Max Starks, but his return to Pittsburgh, at least according to him, isn\’t likely to happen unless he is given the opportunity to compete for a starting spot. According to Kaboly, Starks seems […]

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Browns Injury Report: Weeden, McCoy & Richardson All Out For Sunday

The Cleveland Browns wrapped up their final practice preparations on Friday for the season finale Sunday at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the injury report shows a very banged up team. Cornerback Sheldon Brown (head, foot), tight end Jordan Cameron (head), quarterback Colt McCoy (right shoulder), running back Trent Richardson (ankle) and quarterback […]

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Browns Injury Report: Weeden, McCoy & Richardson All Remain Sidelined

The Cleveland Browns continued their practice preparations on Thursday for the Sunday season finale at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their daily injury report is now out. Cornerback Sheldon Brown (head, foot), tight end Jordan Cameron (head), quarterback Colt McCoy (right shoulder), running back Trent Richardson (ankle) and quarterback Brandon Weeden (right shoulder) […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Cleveland Browns 20-14 Sunday and below are my second half notes from the game. Here are my first half notes in case you missed them. The Steelers start off the second half with a quick screen to the right to Mike Wallace, but Mike Adams is flagged for holding […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Game Rewind – First Half Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Cleveland Browns 20-14  Sunday and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon. The Browns open with an explosive play to Josh Gordon on an underneath shallow crossing route. It was against the Steelers zone defense and caught them off […]

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Steelers Winners And Losers – Week 12 – Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Cleveland Browns 20-14 Sunday in Cleveland to fall to 6-5 on the season. It was a game that featured the Steelers turning the ball over 8 times o offense and only compiling 248 total yards of offense. The defense played well enough to win once again, yet it was not […]

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Scouting The AFC North Offensive Lines: Cleveland Browns

Just 19 more days until the Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for training camp. The past several days we have been looking at the state of the offensive lines around the AFC North and today we conclude that series by taking a look at the Cleveland Browns offensive line. Gone from the Browns via free […]

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Breaking Down The Pat Kirwan NFL Combine Explosive Rating

Let me start this post off by saying that I am a huge fan of Pat Kirwan. For those that do not know it, he is the co-host of the show Movin\’ The Chains on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Before his radio gig, Kirwan spent eight years with the New York Jets, beginning as a defensive […]

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Loss Of Max Starks Has Big Implications On Steelers Offensive Line

By Cian Fahey Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert recently confirmed that Marcus Gilbert, the team\’s starting right tackle for the majority of last season, is expected to move to the left side of the offensive line for the beginning of next season. Last season, Ben Roethlisberger\’s blindside was protected by Max Starks for the most […]

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