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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return coverage unit. Front five. Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth continue to run as the next two up. Cody Wallace returned to his starting part on […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier Able To Practice Thursday On Limited Basis

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to prepare to play the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium and Thursday’s injury report includes some encouraging news. Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), who has missed the last two games with a sprained knee, was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday. While Shazier’s still not expected to play […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Jaguars

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to EverBank Field in Jacksonville Sunday to take on a winless team for the second week in a row. Coming off a home loss to winless Tampa, they were desperate for a win…and they got it, but it wasn’t pretty. The Steelers won 17-9 behind their best defensive […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier, S Shamarko Thomas Unable To Practice Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Wednesday preparing for their upcoming game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and their first injury report of the week shows that two key players did not practice. Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and second year safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were unable to practice Wednesday and that […]

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Steelers Versus Jaguars: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora As usual, here is your All-22 primer following the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 victory versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon. – Individually, the Steelers’ offense seemed to play well. Ben Roethlisberger, fumble aside, he had another solid game statistically. It was his third straight game completing 70% of his passes. Antonio Brown’s streak was kept […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Second Half – Single high with the Steelers in man coverage. 3×1 formation for the Bucs. Mike Mitchell covering Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the isolated side. Tampa Bay attacks him and the pass is complete for seven. – Upon […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Markus Wheaton Still Limited With Groin Injury

The 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers go on the road this week to play the Jacksonville Jaguars and their Thursday injury report has now been released. After being given Wednesday off, defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), safety Mike Mitchell (not injury related) and tight end Heath Miller (not injury […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Steelers opened in a three-tight end set, if you include Will Johnson, who was lined up far right to receive a screen pass on first down. David DeCastro failed to cut his man […]

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Steelers Injury Report: T Marcus Gilbert, WR Markus Wheaton Both Limited Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday and the first injury report of the week has now been released. Not practicing Wednesday were wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness), linebacker James Harrison (illness), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), defensive end Brett Keisel (not […]

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Steelers Special Teams Played Its Role In Sunday’s Loss

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered one of their more frustrating losses in recent years this past Sunday, allowing the go-ahead touchdown drive in the fourth quarter with just seven seconds remaining on the clock. And in more than any other game this season, the performance of the special teams units played a role in that loss. […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Buccaneers

By David Todd In one of the most disappointing games in the history of Heinz Field, and the disappointing games are coming a lot more frequently the past few years, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 27-24 to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Continuing an early season trend, the Steelers committed 13 penalties for 125 yards, […]

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Tomlin Says Lack Of Depth, Poor Angles Led To Buccaneers Big Play Late In Sunday’s Loss

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to describe what went wrong on the 41-yard catch and run by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss. “We were in a zone defense, we had a four man rush that was encompassed […]

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Steelers Film Room: Murphy For 41 Yards In 4th Quarter

The biggest play that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had against the Pittsburgh Steelers was the 41-yard completion to Louis Murphy from quarterback Mike Glennon with 35 seconds left in the game. I thought all of you might like to see this play broken down properly. Pre snap, the Steelers show a cover-2 look with safety […]

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Steelers Versus Buccaneers: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the coaches’ tape is released Wednesday. Key areas I’ll attempt to look at while reviewing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. – I have a pretty good idea of what happened, the Bucs showed heavy pressure pre-snap looks (sugaring the “A” gaps), but […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Great job by Cameron Heyward to cross the tackles’ face, keep the runner moving laterally, all while forcing a holding call against tackle Byron Bell. – Cortez Allen has not been very reliable in […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Next two were Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Wedge made up of Will Johnson and Stephon Tuitt. LeGarrette […]

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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. The Steelers opened the game in the 12 personnel, with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth lined up off the right side. That’s already different. On second down, after a penalty, the […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer in anticipation of the all-22 tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Carolina Panthers. – The Steelers had one of their best games on the ground in a long time. The offensive line dominated but the end zone angle will give us a great look at Le’Veon Bell’s […]

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Ravens Upshaw Fined $16,537 For Hit On Steelers Roethlisberger

While Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t likely to soon forget the hit that he took from Baltimore Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw a week ago Thursday, Upshaw’s bank account could be the thing that is ultimately hurt the most. According to a Friday evening report by the Baltimore Sun, Upshaw has been fined $16,537 by […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers: Friday Night Five Questions

It’s finally Friday and there’s a big weekend of football ahead of us. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Carolina Panthers Sunday night on the road and a win combined with a Cincinnati Bengals loss could result in a lot more optimism from the fan base with the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming to town […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Panthers Preview, Dwyer Arrest, Weekly Picks & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 20 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with David Todd currently still unable to participate due to the passing of his father earlier in the week, Alex Kozora joins me to wrap up the week. We kick off the show by going over the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report heading into Friday and speculate what might happen […]

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Steelers Polamalu, Mitchell Remain Fine-Free For Now

Pittsburgh Steelers safeties Troy Polamalu and Mike Mitchell were both flagged for hits just two plays apart from one another last Thursday night in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but it appears as though neither will be fined. It looks as tho neither #Steelers Mike Mitchell, Troy Polamalu were fined for their flagged hits […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. – Little bit shorter, especially since the 4th quarter was pretty ho-hum considering the scoreboard. – Steve McLendon has active hands and a quality rip move. Check him out rip Jeremy Zuttah, generating pressure and drawing a hold. – Empty set out […]

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Tomlin Doesn’t Agree With Call On Polamalu

It won’t be long until we find out whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will be fined for his Thursday night third quarter hit on Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels. Polamalu was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play nonetheless and during a Tuesday afternoon interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, head coach […]

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Steelers Throwing Different Players, Looks At The Problem

Traditionally, Dick LeBeau’s Pittsburgh Steelers defense has not often deviated far from standard personnel looks, nor engaged in an excessive amount of rotation outside of the defensive line during a game. The veteran defensive coordinator seems to be relying on switching up looks and personnel more frequently these days. No doubt that has a lot […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Further evidence to support the Steve McLendon Is a Nose Tackle support group. On the first play of the half, he beat center Jeremy Zuttah to put pressure on Joe Flacco, forcing him to […]

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