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Isn’t It Time To Give New TE Richard Gordon An Opportunity To Fail?

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed tight end Richard Gordon off the street several weeks ago and Sunday marked his third straight game of being inactive. While I understand that he needed time to recover from a great toe injury that he suffered during his very first practice with the team, he wasn’t on the injury report […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Leaves Patriots Game With A Right Ankle Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert has left the game against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter with a right ankle after being rolled up on from behind during a pass by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Gilbert was replace by Mike Adams. The Steelers only dressed seven offensive linemen for the game as guard […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers T Mike Adams Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of Mike Adams’ snaps versus the Oakland Raiders. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run/Pass Block: 0/0 Pass Route: 1 Play-by-Play 1. 2nd and 10, 14:36 1st. Reports as an eligible receiver at RT. Runs a drag route. Don’t know why he would be asked to […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora The weekly breakdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Starting kick coverage in no particular order. Terence Garvin, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Will Johnson, Stevenson Sylvester, Jarvis Jones, Will Allen, Antwon Blake, Cortez Allen, and William Gay. – On kick returns. Garvin, […]

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Steelers May Have Shown Their Hand On Plans For Jarvis Jones

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones’ demotion effectively occurred at the 6:56 mark in the second quarter of the team’s loss this past Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. This was the 1st and 10 run from the Raiders’ 40-yard line in which Jones lost outside contain and allowed Darren McFadden to gain […]

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Help, Health Wanted Along The Offensive Line

By Matthew Marczi Ever since the inexplicable scene two weeks ago in which the newly-acquired tackle Levi Brown injured himself during pre-game warmups, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has gone against his own grain and dressed eight offensive linemen on game day. Did the shock of having just Guy Whimper as a reserve lineman […]

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Steelers T Marcus Gilbert And G David DeCastro Receive Top Offensive Grades For Play Against Raiders

Before he went down with a right ankle injury in the third quarter, Pittsburgh Steelers right guard DavId DeCastro was on track to have another great game, according to the game rankings released Monday by Pro Football Focus. DeCastro had the best run blocking grade of any of the Steelers offensive linemen in the loss […]

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Steelers Post Game Injury Report: David DeCastro And Guy Whimper Will Likely Need MRI’s

Following the 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media and went over the injuries suffered in the game. “Ramon Foster sustained a concussion there early on and was unable to return,” started Tomlin. “Guy Whimper had a left knee injury that needs to be and will be […]

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Steelers Dress Eight Offensive Linemen For Second Consecutive Week

For a second consecutive week, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to dress eight offensive linemen as both tackle Guy Whimper and Cody Wallace are not listed as pregame inactives for the Sunday game against the Oakland Raiders. Also active is tackle Marcus Gilbert, who has been battling a quad injury the last few weeks. Like […]

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David Paulson Back In A More Comfortable Role

By Matthew Marczi The season-ending injury to tight end David Johnson has once against thrust second-year tight end David Paulson into action after his playing time had been truncated with the return of Heath Miller. He had his early season struggles as a blocker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and helped contribute to a dreadful running […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Ravens

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Baltimore Ravens. Apologies for not having anything last week. My Coaches Film and immune system were not cooperating. Please be merciful, Steelers Depot commenters. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kick return unit. Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Stevenson Sylvester, Terence Garvin, and Antwon […]

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Kelvin Beachum Settling In At Left Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Second-year tackle Kelvin Beachum made only his second career start as a left tackle in the ranks of the professionals this past week, but he spent his entire college career as a left tackle before playing right tackle, left guard, center, and tight end in the NFL. I don’t know whether Beachum […]

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In With A Whimper, Out With A Bang

By Matthew Marczi Nobody was a fan, on record, of the Pittsburgh Steelers signing Guy Whimper as a veteran presence on a very young offensive line this offseason. Not many took any positives out of his performance during the preseason games. Most only begrudgingly included him by default as the 53rd player to make the […]

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Tight End A Good Look On Mike Adams, For Now

By Matthew Marczi Although Jim Wexell Tweeted out just prior to the game to look for Mike Adams at tight end, the fact that he actually played tight end—and significantly—for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the  Baltimore Ravens this past week was probably somewhat surprising to most people. Even I was somewhat surprised, and I had […]

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Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Offers No Clues As To When He Might Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly could use blocking tight end Matt Spaeth back in the lineup and according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the veteran hasn’t wore a boot on his previously injured foot for some time now. Spaeth, who suffered a Lisfranc injury during training camp, is eligible to return to practice right […]

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Steelers Considered Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor In The 2011 Supplemental Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have never drafted a player in the supplemental draft, but Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor very likely could have been the first back in 2011 had the Ohio State product not declined the offer from head coach Mike Tomlin to do just that. “Mike said, ‘Hey, I’ll draft you if you want […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 7 – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi While right tackle Marcus Gilbert reportedly told Jim Wexell that he’s not losing his “damn job”, he will need to be a quick healer and step up his game, starting next week. Guy Whimper played well at right tackle, especially given the situation and limited work in practice, and Mike Adams looked […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades Out Very Well For Play Against Ravens Per PFF

While you probably don’t need them to confirm this for you, but Pro Football Focus thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line had their best game of the season Sunday in the win over the Baltimore Ravens. David DeCastro, Guy Whimper, Kelvin Beachum, Mike Adams, Ramon Foster and Fernando Velasco all graded out with positive scores, […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 7 – Ravens

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Baltimore Ravens along with some observations Mike Adams played 20 snaps with the majority of coming as an end of the line tight end. He did fill in for Guy Whimper for a few plays at right tackle when he was dinged. […]

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Le’Veon Bell Passes The Eye Test

By Matthew Marczi Last week, I wrote about Le’Veon Bell’s performance in which he ran for just a 2.1 yard per carry average. I noted that while the poor run-blocking performance of the offensive line was at issue, the rookie back displayed some tendencies, particularly earlier in the game, of not trusting himself, and as […]

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Steelers Make LB Jarvis Jones Inactive; Dress Eight Offensive Linemen

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones will miss the first game of his young NFL career Sunday, as the first-round draft pick has been listed as inactive for the game against the Baltimore Ravens. Jones, who suffered a concussion last week against the New York Jets, failed to do much in practice this past week […]

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Left Tackle Shuffle Forces Rethinking Of Backup Plan

By Matthew Marczi The developments at the left tackle position over the past couple weeks obviously have wide-ranging implications with regards to how it affects the Pittsburgh Steelers and their plans going forward. The team obviously had hoped to plug in Mike Adams at left tackle and perhaps play him for the next decade there, […]

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Cody Wallace Likely To Dress Against Ravens With Kelvin Beachum Now Starting At Left Tackle

As of right now, Kelvin Beachum is the starting left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers moving forward following his performance Sunday in the win over the New York Jets. With that now known, offensive coordinator Todd Haley was asked Thursday during his weekly media session if Beachum will continue to be the primary backup at […]

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On Mike Adams And Job Security

By Matthew Marczi It was believed by some that the decision of the Pittsburgh Steelers to acquire offensive tackle Levi Brown from the Arizona Cardinals was made in part because it gave the team the opportunity to put Mike Adams on the shelf for a while in order to break him down without the pressure […]

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Kelvin Beachum To Start At Left Tackle Against Jets

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, second-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum will start Sunday against the New York Jets at left tackle. This will be the first career start for Beachum at left tackle for the Steelers 2012 seventh-round draft pick. The Steelers not only demoted tackle Mike Adams following the loss to […]

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Steelers Jets Week 6 Inactives

Below are the inactive players for the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013, week 6 Sunday game against the New York Jets. The inactive list is released 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Steelers QB Landry Jones NT Hebron Fangupo WR Markus Wheaton C Cody Wallace T Mike Adams RB Isaac Redman LB Chris Carter Jets WR Santonio Holmes […]

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