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Steelers Defense Rises To Critical Challenge

After watching the Pittsburgh defense struggle to control any aspect of their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots’ potent offense, and seeing how easily the San Francisco 49ers bullied a Mike Zimmer-led Minnesota Vikings defense this past Monday night, I was more than a little concerned with how…


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Steelers Prepared To Watch New-Look 49ers Tonight

After a disappointing Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots this past Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to channel an extra three days of rest into a win in their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday. The 49ers will be working on a short…


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Tomlin Respects Analytics, But Is Not Married To Them

Over the course of this past week, football analytics has again been a main topic of discussion after Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer downplayed the usefulness of the popular grading website Pro Football Focus. “The last thing that I want to talk about before I let you guys go…


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Following The AFC North Storylines

The AFC North was once considered one of the toughest divisions in football, even when it was just the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers throwing haymakers at each other two the three times per season. Even with the Ravens winning the Super Bowl two seasons ago, however, the division as…


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Steelers Film Room: Sugaring The “A” Gaps

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what…


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Steelers Film Room: Facing The 46 Defense

By Alex Kozora Throughout the rest of the offseason, we’ll examine specific plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 season. We won’t be focusing so much on individual play, though that inevitably comes with any breakdown, but instead, we will focus on concepts used in the pro game to show not just what happened, but why it…


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Report: Kirby Wilson Expected To Leave Steelers For Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson did not get the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator position that he interviewed for but he reportedly now join the staff of the Minnesota Vikings. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wilson, who originally came to Pittsburgh in 2007, will be hired…


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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening KR coverage. Front five: Kion Wilson, Terence Garvin, Chris Carter, Shamarko Thomas, and Jarvis Jones. David Paulson and Michael Palmer the next two with Al…