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Steelers Versus Titans – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi One of the first things that I took notice of early on was just how frequently Todd Haley varied his personnel from play to play. On first down, he went with the 12 personnel with Isaac Redman the lone back and David Paulson lined up to the right of Kelvin Beachum, who […]

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Steelers Versus Titans: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open up their 2013 season at Heinz Field on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and below are seven things to look for heading into the game. It’s A Trap – There has been a lot of talk about the Titans possibly running some read-option Sunday, but I’m starting to think we […]

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A Look Ahead At The Steelers Potential Free Agents In 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers will kickoff their 2013 season Sunday at Heinz Field and unless any players receive contract extensions between now and then, the team will have 19 free agents at the end of season assuming all are still on the 53 man roster by then. Below is a quick recap of the players that […]

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Loss Of Will Johnson Could Result In More 12 Personnel Groupings Against Titans

The season is not getting off to a good start for Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson, who will more than likely sit out the Sunday season opener at Heinz Field against the Tennessee Titans with a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. With Will Johnson likely to be […]

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Healthy Tight Ends Auditioning For Inevitable Cuts Later In Season

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers obviously feel as though they have three healthy tight ends right now that they can feel good about to some degree. Otherwise they surely could have found a better way to utilize their roster spots than to carry five of them on the initial 53-man roster. Yes, the team […]

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Steelers 2013 Season Preview And Prediction

The 2013 NFL season gets underway tonight, so now it’s time for my yearly preview of the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming season along with my prediction. Offense: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appears to be healthy, and he looks good physically. It goes without saying that the Steelers only have a shot this season as long he is […]

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Tomlin Confirms Tight End By Committee Until Return Of Heath Miller

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media Tuesday in preparation for the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. He was asked to address a myriad of topics, from anointing Isaac Redman the opening day starter at running back to confirming that the “chief reason” for the acquisition […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Expected To Be Placed On IR-Designated-To-Return List Later Today

The Pittsburgh Steelers might have yet another new player on their 53 man roster later on today as they will have a spot to fill should tight end Matt Spaeth be placed on the injured reserve list with the designated to return tag after 4 p.m. EST. Spaeth, who is still recovering from Lisfranc surgery, […]

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Report: Steelers FB Will Johnson Forced To Sit Monday With Hamstring Injury

Following the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin only reported one player as being injured during the game. That one player, however, was a very important one as it was starting fullback Will Johnson, who had suffered a hamstring injury in the first half. The Steelers were back on […]

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Steelers Preseason Depth Chart Offered Clues Regarding Final Roster And Practice Squad

By Matthew Marczi Who would have thought that preseason depth chart moves actually meant something? The Pittsburgh Steelers discretely made a couple of depth chart moves throughout training camp, and it turns out that a lot of them stuck, two of which I previously noted. First, it was cornerback Isaiah Green moving ahead of Josh […]

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Examining The Rationale Behind The Surprising Roster Moves

By Matthew Marczi The last few spots on a 53-man roster are almost always tough to predict. However, the final roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers was even more difficult to call than usual this year, given the amount of roster turnover from a year ago, including emerging starters replacing aging veterans, which drained the depth […]

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Steelers 2013 Practice Squad Prediction

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their roster cuts and the next course of action will be the signing of eight players to the practice squad. Below is my educated guess as to who those eight players will be. Terry Hawthorne – Hawthorne is now healthy after missing the offseason practices and a good portion […]

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Decision To Keep Michael Palmer Could Be Related To Hamstring Injury Suffered By Will Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep five tight ends on their initial 53 man roster with Michael Palmer serving as the unexpected keeper. The decision to keep Palmer, however, could have several reasons associated with it. First, even though tight end Heath Miller was activated from the PUP list, it is clear that he will […]

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Guy Whimper: Serviceable Game Day Inactive?

By Matthew Marczi Many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers were chagrined when the team brought in Guy Whimper for depth along the offensive line, and not without reason. He has given up a lot of sacks in his career, and had been ranked as among the worst starting offensive linemen when he was asked to […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Chiefs

By Alex Kozora A full game breakdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday night. First Half – Steelers on opening kickoff coverage. L1 Cortez Allen, L2 Robert Golden, L3 Shamarko Thomas, L4 Will Johnson, L5 Jarvis Jones. R1 Chris Carter (I consider the player to the immediate right of Suisham to […]

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Steelers Versus Chiefs – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the second half during the third preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunate for Maurkice Pouncey to rack up a couple of penalties to start the second half. He looked much better in the first half in […]

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17 Offensive Players Left Fighting For Roster Spots

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made their first round of cuts following their third preseason game and with a little more than one week to go until the roster must be set at 53 players, there are several offensive players left on the roster that are fighting for just a few available spots. Here now […]

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Instant Analysis Of Steelers Roster Cuts

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers did not waste much time cutting their roster down to the requisite 75 a day after their third preseason game, and there were certainly some very notable, albeit not very surprising moves, including one move to injured reserve. The Steelers announced that they have placed rookie seventh-round defensive end […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers QB Landry Jones Versus Redskins

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of every pass Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones attempted against the New York Giants. First Drive Completions/Attempts: 4/6 Attempts Under Center/From Shotgun: 3/3 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 3:42 3rd. Shotgun, 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE). Trips Bunch Left. Throws crosser behind Derek Moye and the pass falls incomplete. […]

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Steelers 2013 53 Man Roster Prediction – Post Preseason Game 2 Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now played two preseason games, so it is now time for my fifth 53 man roster prediction for the 2013 season. If you missed my first four 53 man roster predictions following the draft, OTA practices, pre training camp and first preseason game, you can view them by following the links […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Below is a list of random notes and observations from the second half during the second preseason game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Washington Redskins. As noted in the game recap, Al Woods took the second-team reps at nose tackle, a clear signal that the Steelers in no way intend to […]

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David Johnson Now Back In The Race For A Roster Spot With Two Weeks To Go

The Pittsburgh Steelers activated tight end David Johnson from the PUP list on Wednesday, and he is hoping to play Saturday night when the team faces the Kansas City Chiefs in their third preseason game of the season. With Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth both likely to be sidelined for the start of the regular […]

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Tape Breakdown: Steelers Versus Redskins Game Notes – Preseason Week 2

By Alex Kozora Full disclosure: This would have been up a lot sooner but NFL Rewind doesn’t archive nationally televised games until 24 hours after the game. But better now than never. My game notes from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. First Half – Opening kickoff return unit. Kion Wilson, Marshall […]

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Terry Hawthorne Looking To Make Cornerback Competition Interesting

By Matthew Marczi While I wait for the blackout rules for prime time games to subside before I can review last night’s game with Preseason Live, I might as well address some other things. There were plenty of positives and negatives to take away from the preseason loss to the Washington Redskins, but one of […]

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Plenty Of Time Left To Clean Up The Mess Of The First Two Preseason Games

By Matthew Marczi After two preseason games, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin seems to be seeing everything that he was hoping not to see from his team, even considering that we are in “August football”. From mental mistakes and “Steelers beating Steelers”, penalties, special teams woes, and an inability to stay healthy, the team […]

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Steelers Versus Redskins – Winners And Losers

There really wasn\’t much to get excited about Monday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason loss to the Washington Redskins as there was a lot more bad and ugly for a second week in a row. Here is my list of winners and losers in the game and the loser list isn\’t near as long […]

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