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San Francisco 49ers Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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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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Steelers Need DeAngelo Williams Of Old In Weeks 1-3

When looking across the NFL landscape, there aren’t a whole lot of running backs ages 30 and older who scream productivity. Frank Gore looks to be the lone exception, as he ran for 1,106 yards last year for the San Francisco 49ers. Now 32 years of age, the Indianapolis Colts are looking…



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The Steelers Week 2 Opponent Has Lost Yet Another Starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the San Francisco 49ers at Heinz Field in Week 2 of the 2015 NFL season and while we’ve known that for quite a while now, what we didn’t know is that the 49ers would be without several key players on both sides of the football for…


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Kozora: 2015 NFL Draft Prospects: Likes/Dislikes

We’ve looked at a lot of prospects ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft. More than I think we ever have in a single season. And naturally, there were some I fell for and some I want to stay away from. That’s what we’ll review. A sort of “Like/Dislike compilation.” The…


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Steelers’ Opponents Without Bell: 49ers Run Defense

We have already learned that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2015 regular season, pending the result of an appeal that was already filed at the time of the announcement. For the time being, however, we must…


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Advancements In Information Technology A Double-Edged Sword For NFL

The National Football League finds itself in a curious position in the information age. Technology has allowed for the proliferation of information and easy access for all, as well as advancement in resources, both in terms of equipment and education. This is a pivotal period of time for the league…


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Steelers Need Sophomore Leap From LB Ryan Shazier

When the Pittsburgh Steelers grabbed Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier with the 15th selection of the 2014 NFL Draft, it was clear that what they were seeking was an electrifying presence to add some much-needed spark to an aging, and by some considered “slow”, defense. At his pro day, Shazier…






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Pouncey & Polamalu Voted To Pro Football Writers All-NFL Team

The Pro Football Writers All-NFL Team was announced today and Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and safety Troy Polamalu both made the team. Pouncey and Polamalu also earned Pro Bowl selections for their play in 2011 as well as first-team All-Pro honors. Below is the PFW/PFWA 2011 All-NFL team OFFENSE…