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Tajh Boyd: “There Is One Mindset”

Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley continued her “Getting To Know” series today, sitting down with Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Tajh Boyd. Boyd told Varley he idolized Randall Cunningham and Michael Vick growing up while also admiring current Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger. “I like Ben Roethlisberger and the way he improvises, he is second to…


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Steelers All-22: Cover 2 Man

Back at it for another All-22 breakdown, examining some noteworthy plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 season. Today, we’ll look at a simple concept and the consequences when just one player makes a mistake in that scheme. If you’ve ever played Madden, it’s surely a defense you’ve employed. The Steelers’ Cover…




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Splash Plays Have Been Even Tougher To Come By On The Road

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover in either of their first two games. Over the course of the next seven, however, they turned things around and nearly averaged two per game, with a total of 13 interceptions and fumbles recovered. Over the last two games, there’s been…


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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Outside of some early struggles in defending the run, trying to contain Michael Vick, and one really bad pass play, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense actually had a pretty respectable game against the New York Jets. The home team only put up 20 points total, which was aided by four turnovers…


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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: James Harrison

What does it say about this Pittsburgh Steelers defense that the 36-year-old James Harrison is one of its best assets, after having been retired about a month and a half ago? Not that that is to take anything away from the success that the veteran has been able to find…


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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Containing Michael Vick

In all, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick only had a total of 39 yards on eight rushing attempts, which included some scrambles that resulted in sacks. But those few significant scrambles that he had on Sunday in the surprising upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers were key to getting the…


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Steelers vs Jets Film Review Defending: Percy Harvin

Anybody who watched the Pittsburgh Steelers play against the New York Jets on Sunday saw that Percy Harvin was disrupting what the defense was looking to do. Though his cumulative yardage may not have been overly impressive—he did have a handful of significant plays—it was his threat as a runner…




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Steelers vs Jets Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 loss to the hands of the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. First Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R. Cortez Allen, Justin Brown, Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Sean Spence, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, William…


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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Daniel McCullers

If you follow this site, then you’ve no doubt heard that rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is reportedly in line to make his first career start—assuming the Pittsburgh Steelers open in their base defense—on Monday night. If he does start, then that means nose tackle Steve McLendon will be sitting…


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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Cam Thomas

When the Pittsburgh Steelers originally signed free agent defensive lineman Cam Thomas this offseason, there were no concrete plans about how he would be used. He was signed to a modest contract in order to compensate for the fact that the team had three defensive ends hitting free agency. The…


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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Vince Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers looked like the nickel defense would be their bread and butter entering this season, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. Of course, the long-term injury to Ike Taylor and the demotion of Cortez Allen—the team’s two starting cornerbacks—didn’t make that plan any more accessible. But…


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Three Critical Coping Skills For Steelers Fans

By Michael K. Reynolds Let’s face it. Die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been on one wild roller coaster ride this season. It’s been part cheers and part barf bags. Being a member of the Steelers Nation in 2014 is kind of like having a date with a hot model who…


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Steelers vs Jets Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 20-13 loss to the New York Jets. The Steelers managed to end the half recovering from a lost fumble after the Jets missed a field goal and the offense was able to drive the…


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Steelers vs Jets First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 20-13 loss to the New York Jets. The Jets gave Percy Harvin an end around on the first play of the game. Arthur Moats played too shallow of an angle and allowed Harvin to…


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Steelers Have No Choice But To Move On From Jets Game

There’s no sense beating around the bush about the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers completely laid an egg on Sunday and lost a game they had no business losing against the previously 1-8 New York Jets. The team’s two best players across the entire lineup accounted for four turnovers between…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Jets

By David Todd After three consecutive wins at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on the road to New York on Sunday and lost in embarrassing fashion to a New York Jets team that had won only once this season. The Steelers turned it over four times and generated none…


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Steelers Film Room: Vick Delivers Against Inverted Cover-2

Sometimes we forget that the other team is paid to make plays and that’s exactly what happened during the New York Jets second possession Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The play, a 67-yard touchdown pass from Jets quarterback Michael Vick to wide receiver T.J. Graham, was not only a great…


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Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Jets

By Alex Kozora A statistical approach of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 defeat at the hands of the New York Jets. – The Steelers’ offense has been maddeningly inconsistent throughout the season. They’ve scored 30+ points in five games while being held to 13 or fewer in three. First time that’s…


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Lowly Jets Turn The Tables, And the Ball, Over On Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense failed to record a turnover in either of their first two games of the season this year. But after that, they went seven straight games with at least one, notching multiple in several games. Two of those went for touchdowns off of interceptions (the special teams…


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Steelers Vs. Jets: Winners And Losers From Week 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 6-4 on the season Sunday following their disgusting 20-13 loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium and here is just a little sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that…


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Steelers Turnovers Lead To 20-13 Loss To Jets

After throwing for 862 yards 12 touchdowns in the last two games, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 30-of-42 passing Sunday afternoon with one touchdown and two interceptions in a 20-13 loss to the New York Jets. The Steelers could never find consistency on offense Sunday at MetLife Stadium and…