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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Bengals Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday night. First Half – Kick return team. Front five: Arthur Moats–Sean Spence–Vince Williams–Terence Garvin–Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden behind. Jesse James/Will Johnson/Matt Spaeth the “wedge” with Fitzgerald Toussaint – sort of surprising considering he was the starting RB…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Bengals Wild Card Game

In one of the craziest and most-dramatic games I’ve ever seen, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 18-16 at rain-soaked Paul Brown Stadium Saturday night in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. As a boy I attended the Immaculate Reception game which, for me, will never be…



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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions 2015-16: Wildcard Weekend

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a defibrillator to rescue their playoff hopes, as did many of the fans who endured one of the most heart-stopping dueling television viewing experiences of their lives. Fortunately the venerable Dr. Rex Ryan was on scene to perform the delicate procedure which included taking a large…


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Steelers Film Room: Triple Inside Fire Zone

On Monday, we had an extensive breakdown of Keith Butler’s fire zones. One of them included his Fire X, adding on the wrinkle of bringing a safety through. I actually missed the play out of Dick LeBeau’s playbook and with that and the coaches’ film, want to go a little…


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Steelers Should Expect To See Wildcat From Bengals On Saturday

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Cincinnati Bengals, they know that they always have to watch out for something different during the course of the game, whether it is an unconventional alignment for the offensive line, or the occasional Wildcat that they like to run with Mohamed Sanu, who excelled…


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Keith Butler Admits He Needed To Be More Aggressive

Self-evaluation is one of the most critical traits for anyone in the NFL, player or coach, to have. And Keith Butler was able to admit his mistakes, telling Missi Matthews he should’ve been more aggressive in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. “I think I…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Browns Game Notes

Your brief final regular season game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 28-12 win over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick return unit. Front 5: Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden behind. Jesse James, Matt Spaeth, and Will Johnson creating the “wedge.” Fitzgerald…


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Will Allen Sees Highs And Lows As Starting Safety

If this is to be the final season for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen—whether by choice or by force—then at least he can say that he was able to notch one final professional accomplishment, even if it took 12 years for him to do so. Entering this season, the 33-year-old…


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Keith Butler Was His Most Aggressive Sunday Vs Browns

Yesterday, we broke down four of Keith Butler’s Fire Zones, a game where his defense took down Austin Davis seven times. Today, we’ll take a different approach at the same point. A statistical method to show how often he did. We’ve completed our weekly defensive charting, categorizing every single play…


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Steelers Film Room: Keith Butler’s Fire Zones

Keith Butler said if he had to blitz more, he would. And oh boy, did he ever. Butler ran almost every Fire Zone in the playbook yesterday, and it paid huge dividends. Austin Davis was harassed to the tune of seven sacks, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first such game since 2009….



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Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Browns Winners/Losers

On a day where the Pittsburgh Steelers have made the playoffs, aren’t we all winners? Scream, yell, go crazy. Let it out, Steelers’ Nation. You’ve earned it. WINNERS:  Antonio Brown: Thanks for being you, AB. It was a “quiet” second half by his ridiculous standards. 10 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown…


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Personal Numbers Take A Back Seat To Playoff Push For Brandon Boykin

There certainly seems to be some difference of opinion when it comes to just how quickly Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin was ready to contribute to the team’s defensive packages—at least on a regular basis. Admittedly, he played about a dozen snaps on defense as early as Week Two as…