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Steelers All-22: Backside Pursuit vs Wide Zones

Back at the tape today with a small, but important, breakdown of how defenses successfully play the run. Zone blocking schemes are mixed into every team’s playbook. Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans specifically are well accustomed to seeing them as the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and Baltimore Ravens use it heavily, though…



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Steelers vs Chiefs Film Review: Stephon Tuitt

The Pittsburgh Steelers inserted rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt into the starting lineup three games ago, and they have won each game since, clinching a playoff spot and setting up a season finale that could vault them to the top of the AFC North and grant them the third seed…


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Steelers vs Chiefs Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. On the Chiefs’ third play, they just missed a home run hitter to Albert Wilson, who got behind Antwon Blake in the middle of the field. Alex Smith was…


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McLendon Could Play Key Role In Stopping Chiefs Running Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a ton on the line in their home game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The team’s chances of clinching a playoff birth largely rest on their ability to stop or at least slow down Kansas City’s potent rushing attack featuring the two-headed monster of…


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Steelers Film Room: Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report

Scouting report on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 16 opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs. OFFENSE – Alex Smith leads the bunch. You can call him a “game manager” and it’s true this isn’t a vertical offense but he’s still been a good QB. After throwing three picks in Week One, he’s…



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Steelers Must Prevent Chiefs QB Alex Smith From Making Plays With His Legs

This coming Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will have their hands full trying to contain the Kansas City Chiefs two-headed rushing attack of running backs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis. If that’s not enough, they’ll also have to make sure that they contain Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who’s not afraid…


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While Not His Speciality, Chiefs QB Alex Smith Can Still Go Deep

Against the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed quarterback Matt Ryan to complete 4-of-6 passes thrown more than 15 yards past the line of scrimmage. While allowing 66.7% of all deep passes to completed against you is never a good thing, at least only one of…


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Steelers Open As 3.5-Point Home Favorites Over Chiefs

After two consecutive road games the Pittsburgh Steelers will return home next Sunday to Heinz Field to play the Kansas City Chiefs and they’ll have an opportunity to secure a playoff spot with a win. Late Sunday evening the Steelers opened as 3.5-point home favorites over the Chiefs who beat…


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Steelers Versus Chiefs – Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers droped to 0-3 on the preseason Saturday night with their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field, but the first team offense and defense played well for the most part in the first half. Here is my weekly list of winners and losers and make…



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Steelers 2013 Draft Analysis: Running Backs – Early Look At The Rankings

By Christopher DiMarino This article continues along with my pre combine look at key positions for the Pittsburgh Steelers. For an explanation on how the rankings are calculated please reference the link below: http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/02/steelers-2013-draft-analysis-inside-linebacker-early-look-at-the-rankings/ The Steelers had one of the worst running attacks in recent memory last season. Whether or…