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Game Rewind: Steelers vs Chargers Game Notes

Your weekly game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 win over the San Diego Chargers. First Half – Kick return unit. The front five: Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden right behind with Matt Spaeth, Will Johnson, and Roosevelt Nix forming the wedge. Jordan…


Steelers Film Room: James Harrison Vs Chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison doesn’t look like somebody who was retired a little over a year ago. He doesn’t look like a 37-year-old, either, but he is. In spite of that, he is still playing well, and contributing, a fact that can be attributed partially to his willingness…


Steelers Film Room: Robert Golden Vs Chargers

The Pittsburgh Steelers may well be entering a sticky situation on Sunday, as they are looking at playing a safety making the first start of his NFL career against an explosive offense that thrives on going vertical. If Will Allen is not able to go—and it doesn’t look like it—fourth-year…


Week Five Steelers Vs Chargers Second Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers topped the San Diego Chargers on Monday night by squeaking by on a last-second touchdown, securing the 24-20 victory. Below are my notes and observations in review of the second half of the game. It was Brandon Boykin who whiffed on what should have been a fairly…


Week Five Steelers Vs Chargers First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers topped the San Diego Chargers on Monday night by squeaking by on a last-second touchdown, securing the 24-20 victory. Below are my notes and observations in review of the first half of the game. Though the Steelers have been rather successful running the ball, they are still…


Steelers Film Room: Bluff Stack Tear 2 Coverage

If you follow the site, you know I love breaking down using Dick LeBeau’s playbook and applying it to this current Keith Butler defense. We’ll do that again today with Butler/LeBeau’s Bluff Stack Tear Coverage. The basic principle behind the coverage is a blitz-heavy pre-snap look before bluffing and bailing…


Steelers Defense Embracing Sub-Packages Under Keith Butler

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was certainly not averse to new ideas on the defensive side of the ball. After all, there are many staple features of today’s defenses that are rooted in some of LeBeau’s own innovations and refinements in years past. One principle that he remained…


Steelers Film Room: Antonio Gates’ Touchdowns

I promise we will highlight some of the positive plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ incredible win over the San Diego Chargers last night. But we’re a bit more limited until the coaches tape comes out. So instead, we’ll give a brief breakdown of Antonio Gates’ two receiving touchdowns last night….


Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Chargers

Another wacky game that deserves some equally funky statistics. – Mike Vick played his best late but still finished the game completing 50% of his passes. By Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterbacks who played the entire game, it’s the lowest percentage in a win since Ben Roethlisberger in 2006. That day, Big…


Antwon Blake’s Pick Six Came When Needed Most

There has been no single player on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster taking more of a beating for his performance during the 2015 season than fourth-year cornerback Antwon Blake, who moved into the starting lineup beginning with the season opener after serving as the nickel back up to that point. I…



Steelers Vs. Chargers: 7 Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the San Diego Chargers Monday night at Qualcomm Stadium and both teams will looking to improve to 3-2 on the season. The Steelers last won in the state of California in 2005 and that was also a Monday night game against the Chargers. Below are…


Week Five Steelers Vs Chargers: What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to rebound after suffering a disheartening loss to the division rival Baltimore Ravens, falling in overtime by a field goal after their own, now former, kicker missed two in the fourth quarter. The team is out west to take on the San Diego Chargers, who…