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Marcus Gilbert In The Running Game Versus The Browns

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert had his struggles in pass protection in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns, but he had a better day run blocking. He was far from perfect, of course—he was lost on Le’Veon Bell’s touchdown run and allowed Billy Winn penetration as a result—but overall he […]

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Le’Veon Bell Impressive On The Ground Against Cleveland

By Matthew Marczi Running back Le’Veon Bell finished off his rookie season surpassing Franco Harris’ rookie record for yards from scrimmage in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns. He did so with another impressive rushing performance, coming off his first career 100-yard rushing game the week before. As has been the case for much […]

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Report: Bicknell’s Role Had Diminished In Second Half Of Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. on Friday after just one season with the team, but according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there was writing on the wall for several weeks that the change was coming. According to Dulac’s sources, offensive assistant Shaun Sarrett was more involved with the […]

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David DeCastro Solid Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers were on the clock for the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, they may as well have jogged their card up to the podium to select guard David DeCastro, such was their excitement over his availability at their draft spot. Because of a preseason injury, however, […]

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Foster Says Gilbert Played With A Leg That Was Two Different Sizes In 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line finished the 2013 season out on a positive note and the starters were able to play every snap in three of the final four games. However, during a recent interview on the teams’ official website, left guard Ramon Foster said right tackle Marcus Gilbert battled through a leg injury of […]

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Marcus Gilbert’s Up And Down Pass Protection Finished On A Down Note

By Matthew Marczi While Marcus Gilbert has made it through a season without missing a game for the first time in his three-year career, he certainly did not exit the season unscathed—nor has any of the offensive line. His performance has fluctuated from game to game. More so than the rest of the line, Gilbert […]

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Three New Years Resolutions For The Pittsburgh Steelers

By Michael K. Reynolds Not to be lost in the fanfare of the nearly miraculous entry into the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Steelers is the fact the team remains a work in progress when it comes to returning to the elite status it’s enjoyed the past decade. The good news is this is a team on the rise […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Sack Breakdown – Week 17

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the lone sack allowed in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 3, :31 1st. Shotgun, 11 (1 RB/1 TE) personnel. Steelers keep five to block plus Le’Veon Bell on a block/release. Cleveland rushes four. Route concept at its core […]

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Matt Spaeth Rewarded With A Pass For His Blocking

By Matthew Marczi Pro Football Focus has not been very charitable in their grading of Matt Spaeth since he made his season debut three games ago. He didn’t see significant time in his first game back, but that has changed over the last two weeks. Based on their grading, this decision to give him so […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Packers

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Green Bay Packers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kickoff coverage to start the game. L-R. Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Chris Carter, Stevenson Sylvester, Shaun Suisham, Antwon Blake, Terence Garvin, Will Allen, Will Johnson, and Markus Wheaton. – […]

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Steelers Versus Packers – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The fake punt was such a huge momentum shift that it’s hard to quantify. It may have been an even greater momentum shift than the blocked fumble that led to a touchdown on the next play due to the way the Steelers were able to come back quickly from it and then […]

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Set Up His Blocks Well Against The Packers

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell registered the first 100-yard rushing performance of his young career Sunday in the win over the Green Bay Packers, so it’s only fair to highlight a few of his successful runs. Numerous times this season, Bell has shown a great ability to press the offensive line and read […]

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Steelers Versus Packers Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers sack allowed in their victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 9, 5:35 2nd. Shotgun, 11. Five blocking vs a four man rush. Just a breakdown on the left side. It’s difficult to pinpoint. Kelvin Beachum is watching […]

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All We Want For Christmas Is A Steelers Mulligan

By Michael K. Reynolds By the time the Pittsburgh Steelers play against the Green Bay Packers they will have a good chance of already being eliminated from the playoffs. Even with some help from others and a victory over the Packers it will only cause further indigestion over Christmas dinner for the Terrible Towel waiving faithful as a playoff […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Keisel Listed As Probable Friday Along With Seven Others

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their Friday injury report for the Sunday game at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers and it includes some very good news. After being limited on Wednesday and Thursday, defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) practiced fully on Friday and is listed as probable. Keisel has been battling plantar […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel Remains Limited; Cotchery, Polamalu, Miller Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers have put the wraps on their Thursday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Green Bay Packers this Sunday and the injury report shows just a few changes from the one released on Wednesday. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) remains limited, but baring a setback, it appears as though he […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals Sack Breakdown – Week 15

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown from the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 11, 10:46 left in the 4th. Shotgun, 11 personnel. Six man rush with seven Steelers blocking. Pre-snap, Bengals show heavy blitz look with single high. Off the snap, two deep shell though […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Cotchery, Polamalu, Miller All Sit Out Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their first injury report of the week for the upcoming game Sunday at Lambeau Filed against the Green Bay Packers and it includes no real surprises. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) and tight end Heath Miller (not injury related) did not practice on Wednesday. […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Woodley Ruled Out For Packers Game; Could Go On Injured Reserve

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference and updated the injury situation heading into the Sunday game against the Green Bay Packers. Tomlin said the arrow is pointed up with defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) right now. Keisel might participate in a limited capacity in practice […]

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Troy Polamalu, David DeCastro Earn Top Grades From PFF For Play Against Bengals

Pro Football Focus has their initial grades up from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals and this time a defensive player has the top grade. Safety Troy Polamalu, who was allowed to play more safety as opposed to linebacker against the Bengals, graded out as the top Steelers player (4.2). Polamalu […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB LaMarr Woodley Injured His Other Calf In Win Over Bengals

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-20 win Sunday night over the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to update the injury situation during his post game press conference. According to Tomlin, linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) will need to have his injured calf evaluated further. He did say that this is not […]

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Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert Leaves Bengals Game With Ankle Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert has left the game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a right ankle, but is listed as probable to return. Guy Whimper took over for Gilbert and finished out the scoring drive as the Steelers now have a 14-0 lead with 2:16 left in the first quarter, LeVeon Bell and […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 15

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Get To The Red Rifle – Over the course of the last three games, opponents haven’t sacked Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. In fact, Pro Football Focus shows that he has […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Dolphins

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Miami Dolphins. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE – Kick return unit. No order. Antwon Blake, Terence Garvin, Stevenson Sylvester, Chris Carter, and Vince Williams as the front five. Michael Palmer/David Paulson the next two, Al Woods/Cam Heyward forming the wedge, and Jonathan […]

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Cody Wallace Not Overmatched In First Start

By Matthew Marczi It’s usually not a good thing when you’re forced to start your third different center of the season. It’s even worse when that third starting center—and fourth center overall—is making his first start in his professional career. That’s the predicament the Steelers found themselves in with Cody Wallace this week, and no […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Keisel Out; McLendon Questionable; Polamalu Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report for their Sunday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals is now out and it shows only one player listed as out. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) did not practice again on Friday and he will miss a second consecutive game due to a foot problem that has plagued him […]

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