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Steelers Versus Dolphins Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora After the previous two weeks saw Big Ben unscathed, we’ll break down the three sacks allowed Sunday by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Miami Dolphins. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 2nd and 6, 14:23 1st. Shotgun, empty set, 01 personnel (0 RBs, 1 TE though Le’Veon Bell split out as […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Sanders Added As Limited; McLendon, Polamalu Sit Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice as they prepare to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night and the latest injury report includes one new addition. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot) was added Thursday as being limited in practice, so that warrants keeping an eye on moving through the end of […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Beachum Practices; Gilbert, Keisel, Hood, McLendon, Polamalu All Sidelined

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field and the first practice report for the week is now out. Not practicing on Wednesday were tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder). Video from […]

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Steelers Versus Dolphins Winners And Losers Week 14

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-28 to the Miami Dolphins and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Cameron Heyward – Heyward was a big kid playing with the little kids in the snow on Sunday and he led […]

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Marcus Gilbert Settling Down In Pass Protection At Right Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Although his run blocking isn’t always up to par, right tackle Marcus Gilbert is typically able to get the job done in pass protection, with a few lapses here and there. This year, it was the opening day game to the Tennessee Titans, and then later to the New England Patriots, when […]

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The Kids Are Alright

By Michael K. Reynolds Lost in the shuffle of the Tomlin Two-Step, the heart breaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens and the analysis and counter analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers fading playoffs hopes, there is one startling…and encouraging reality. The kids are alright. Slowly, a new generation of Steelers players are pushing their way to the forefront, establishing themselves […]

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Heath Miller Back To Old Ways In Run Blocking

By Matthew Marczi It’s no secret that Pro Bowl tight end Heath Miller has gone through stretches this season where his play has suffered in all aspects, much of which could probably be attributed to the continual healing process from a torn ACL that he suffered less than a year ago. The odd thing was […]

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Report: Steelers T Kelvin Beachum Still Limping Heavily On Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers starting left tackle Kelvin Beachum injured a knee late in the Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens and while he still has several days to recover for the Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins, the injury still appears to be hampering on Monday. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Beachum […]

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Injuries Threaten To Disrupt Offensive Line’s Recent Growth

By Matthew Marczi There is really little question that the Steelers’ offensive line has found its stride in pass protection over the course of the last few weeks, although that also goes hand in hand with the incorporation of more no-huddle and quick-release passes. That naturally makes it easier on the line to pass protect, […]

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Heath Miller Showed Well Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi Redemption had been a recurring pattern for the Steelers against the Browns this game. Heath Miller had been having his recent struggles as much as anybody, so it was important for him to rebound with a clean game, and he did, both blocking and receiving. Early in the first quarter, Miller brought […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB LaMarr Woodley Listed As Doubtful; DE Brett Keisel Listed As Probable

The Wednesday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and it looks as if they will indeed get a few defensive players back Thursday night for the game against the Baltimore Ravens. Defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) are both listed as probable after both practiced fully again on […]

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David DeCastro Earned Some Redemption After Recent Struggles

By Matthew Marczi Second-year guard David DeCastro was hitting his stride entering the Oakland Raiders game earlier this season when he suffered an ankle injury, forcing him to miss the following game against the New England Patriots. When he returned to play against the Buffalo Bills, he did not quite look the same, and if […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB LaMarr Woodley And T Marcus Gilbert Both Limited On Tuesday

The Tuesday injury report for the Pittsburgh Steelers is now out and it includes a few players that were not listed on the Monday report. As expected, nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday and he’s already been ruled out for the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens. Limited on Tuesday […]

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Is Kelvin Beachum The Next Hines Ward?

By Michael K. Reynolds In 1998, using the second of their two third round draft picks, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected one of the greatest receivers in their gloried history. He was part receiver, part running back, with a dash of quarterback sprinkled in for good measure. He was Hines Ward, a tough as gristle player from the University […]

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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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Revenge Of The Busts

By Michael K. Reynolds During this resurgence of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who now have won five of their last seven games, much of the credit can be placed squarely on the shoulders of an unlikely group of players. In fact, the theme of the 2013 season may aptly be called, “The Revenge of the Busts.” Start […]

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Success Came Only In Glimpses For Healing DeCastro

By Matthew Marczi As I pointed out yesterday, second-year starting offensive guard David DeCastro had a rough game against the front four of the Detroit Lions in what was probably his worst game of the season. He suffered an ankle injury four games ago that caused him to miss the Steelers’ match-up against the New […]

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A Look At The Pressures Surrendered By Marcus Gilbert Against The Lions

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers changed protocol in their game plan last week more than usual in order to combat the Detroit Lions. In part, they used the no huddle and quick-release passes as a way to counteract Detroit’s defensive front of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. As a result, the Steelers’ offensive line […]

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Steelers Running Backs Had Nowhere To Run Against The Lions

In the Sunday win over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers rushed for a whopping 40 yards on 27 attempts. When you subtract out the four kneel downs and two scrambles by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the game, you’re left with 28 yards rushing on 21 attempts. Of those 21 attempts, six went for negative […]

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Steelers Versus Lions – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers could not have gotten off to a worse finish in the first half, giving up 27 unanswered points and shooting themselves in the foot on offense. A three-and-out to open the third quarter did not ease the tension. Unlike in the first half, however, Mat McBriar got off an excellent […]

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Cameron Heyward And Kelvin Beachum Earn Top Grades From PFF In Steelers Win Over Lions

The game grades from Pro Football Focus are in and leading the way on defense this week for the Pittsburgh Steelers are defensive end Cameron Heyward (3.3), cornerback Cortez Allen (2.9) and linebacker Jason Worilds (2.2) for their play Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Worilds good score is a result of him providing pressure on […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers G Guy Whimper Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the snaps played by Pittsburgh Steelers reserve offensive lineman Guy Whimper versus the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 12 Run/Pass: 10/2 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, :33 1st. In at RT for Marcus Gilbert. Helps double end in pass protection. 2. 2nd and […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – KR unit. Shamarko Thomas, Will Allen, Stevenson Sylvester, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Slight shakeup in the back lines. David Paulson and Cameron Heyward were the next two with Al Woods […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Woodley Doubtful; Keisel And Foster Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now submitted their final injury report for the week as they prepare to take on the Detroit Lions Sunday at Heinz Field and it looks like they could possibly be without the services of at least two key starters. Not practicing for a third straight day were linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf), […]

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Todd Haley Continuing To Shake Up The Wildcat

By Matthew Marczi As the season goes on, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley continues to tinker with his sparsely-used Wildcat packages. While I am undecided as to the efficacy of even running such plays, they have not as yet been a detriment to the offense. Furthermore, the continued variety of looks that they present […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Foster, Woodley And Keisel Still Not Practicing

The Pittsburgh Steelers have submitted their Thursday injury report now that practice is over and it shows that three key players failed to practice. Not practicing for a second straight day were guard Ramon Foster (ankle), defensive end Brett Keisel (foot) and linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf). Friday will be a big day for all three, […]

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