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Steelers Film Room: Marcus Gilbert Week 1

It’s getting to be the point where Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert is the Steve McLendon on the offensive side of the ball, a player who often doesn’t get noticed unless he does something wrong, but is otherwise, when healthy, a relatively consistent performer. After a rough start, last…

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Steelers Film Room: Cody Wallace Week 1

There are two separate levels of offensive line evaluation, both equally relevant. You judge the offensive line collectively, how they work as a group and perform. The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, generally speaking, passed this test in the season opener. You also look at linemen individually to see how they…

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Steelers Film Room: Matt Spaeth

Watching the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opening game live, you saw a team that was, by and large, having little trouble getting what they wanted on the ground with running back DeAngelo Williams in the backfield. The most logical conclusion would be that the offensive line blocked well consistently throughout the night….

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Steelers Film Room: Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers and fourth-year veteran left tackle Kelvin Beachum were not able to agree to terms on a new contract before the start of the regular season as the former seventh-round pick heads in to a contract year, after which he will inevitably want to test the open market….


Steelers Film Room: Steelers Vs Patriots Sack Breakdown

As we have done for every game the last two years, we’ll breakdown each sack allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In Week One, the Steelers gave up two. 1. 4:48 1st, 2nd and 12. Steelers are in 12 personnel with seven in to block against a five man rush. Does…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Patriots Notes

Game notes from the season opener between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and  Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden directly behind him. Matt Spaeth and Will Johnson the next pair with Roosevelt Nix behind…


New England Patriots Defensive Scouting Report

By now, hopefully you’ve read our New England Patriots’ offensive scouting report. Here, Jon Ledyard and I have teamed up to break down the defense. As we did for the offense, I’ll break down the scheme while Jon looks at individual play. ALEX’S SCHEME REPORT:  I have a little less…

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Steelers Film Room: Zone Blocking Scheme

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…