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Cameron Heyward Puts His Stamp On The Defensive Line

By Matthew Marczi I suspect that I would not be met with much resistance at this point if I were to sing the praises of Cameron Heyward and the growth that he has seen since entering the starting lineup this season. I probably wouldn’t even get much of a fight…



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Poor Tackling Rears Its Ugly Head Once Again For Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Sunday’s game having already tied their season total in missed tackles from last year at 82, according to Pro Football Focus. That was already a far cry from their heyday of recent years. They missed just 69 tackles in 2011, 76 in 2010….


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Jerricho Cotchery Continues To Be Steelers’ Rock

By Matthew Marczi With such little positivity following a humiliating defeat, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery did help provide just a sliver of sunshine for sullen Pittsburgh Steelers fans, as he continued to expand upon his excellent third season in the organization. As expected this offseason, Cotchery has taken on a…


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Try As They Might, Steelers Unable To Bury Themselves

By Matthew Marczi Sometimes it seems as though the Pittsburgh Steelers are simply powerless to dig their own grave. The rest of the AFC North is digging too, and they are all throwing their dirt into Pittsburgh’s plot. That theme continued last night when the Cincinnati Bengals found yet another…



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Will Johnson Getting More Involved In The Offense

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson played his most snaps of the season, and his highest percentage of the team’s total snaps, in the their most recent victory over the Baltimore Ravens. It also just so happened to be the team’s best game on the ground through the…


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Rethinking The OLB Platoon

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, overall perhaps, has been able to acclimate himself reasonably well to a starting role so early on in his career. I have in the past taken a look at his success against the run in the team’s previous game against…




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Pleased To Welcome Aboard Alex Kozora

You have probably noticed by now that Alex Kozora has been brought on to contribute to site and he should compliment the tremendous writing that both Matthew Marczi and Jeremy Hritz contribute to the site. Alex really loves the X\’s and O\’s of the game and his primary focus will…