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Steelers vs Texans Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. After a startling swing of momentum to end the first half, the second began promisingly when the defense stopped the Texans on second and one, and then third and one, to first a […]

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Steelers vs Texans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. Rookie Martavis Bryant got his first snap of his career on the second play of the game. The Steelers took off Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore to play him and Darrius Heyward-Bey. The […]

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Steelers Have Options To Spell Ryan Shazier

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier injured his knee in the team’s third game, and he’s missed the four and a half games since then. This time has given the team a chance to get a look at Sean Spence, their 2012 third-round draft pick who tore up his knee and never made […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Texans

By David Todd Coming off three consecutive poor performances the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football at Heinz Field. The first of three consecutive home games versus AFC foes, this one had big ramifications for both teams as they came in with identical 3-3 records. The Texans dominated early and the […]

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Steelers Versus Texans: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Your weekly All-22 primer before the Coaches Tape comes out for the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans. – The first half will allow a good opportunity to watch Ben Roethlisberger handle a muddy pocket. Not just with his mobility within the pocket or ability to escape out of it […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans: Winners And Losers From Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Houston Texans 30-23 Monday night at Heinz Field to move to 4-3 on the season and after two passes back through the game rewind, here is just a good sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that […]

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Steelers vs Texans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to right the ship tonight against the Houston Texans. While two of their division rivals fell yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens continue to win, and now lead the division at 5-2. Should the Steelers manage to get back in the win column—which would fit their trend—they will be in second play at […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Through the early stage of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves suffering greatly due to the subpar performance of their veteran inside linebacker, Lawrence Timmons. Since his shaky start in the first two games, however, he has consistently been one of the best players on this defensive unit, particularly in the running game. Quite […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Out For Texans Game, LB Ryan Shazier Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report of the week is now out following Saturday’s practice and it looks like defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) and safety Mike Mitchell (knee) will both be good to go Monday night against the Houston Texans. Keisel and Mitchell both practiced again Saturday and both end the week listed as […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Second Half – Troy Polamalu appears to be cheating on this route, expecting a corner route. Not sure why though. Saw something on film study? It’s just odd because it’s typical for the Browns to bend their #1, as […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Robert Golden, Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, and Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth and Michael Palmer continue to be the next two up. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson the wedge with […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the second half. The defense shut […]

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Steelers vs Browns II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. On Dri Archer’s first kick return, Vince Williams missed his block, which got Archer tackled on the 14. The ‘start’ by Lance Moore was evidently a token gesture, as he didn’t play again […]

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Anxious Shazier Still Wearing Brace On Injured Knee

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier has missed  the last three games with a knee injury and while its not yet clear whether or not he’ll play Monday night against the Houston Texans, he was back working with the first-team defense some during Wednesday’s practice. On the Wednesday edition of Steelers Live, Shazier was shown […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns II

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday to take on a resurgent Cleveland Browns team. After a dominating first quarter where they outgained the Browns 78 yards to -8, the Steelers got routed, losing 31-10 and looking like they didn’t even belong on the same field. In the second […]

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Steelers Show A 4-5-2 Goal Line Package Against Cleveland

It seemed odd to me when reviewing the snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Cleveland Browns that three of the four starting members of the secondary all played every snap but two. I realized that something must have occurred during the game that I missed to cause this quirk, and indeed it […]

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Steelers Film Room: Browns Burn Defense Deep With Tight Ends

Two of the eight completions that Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer had Sunday in the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers came on similar plays and both went to tight ends working across the field away from a play action rollout. While it’s hard to assign blame on both of those plays without knowing for sure […]

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Steelers vs Browns: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns. – What led Ben Roethlisberger to miss so often yesterday? Chicken or the egg argument. Was it Roethlisberger missing his spots or receivers that couldn’t separate? Never see #7 miss that bad and pardon the cliché, never get into […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Winners And Losers From Week 6

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered yet another ugly loss Sunday and this time it was to the Cleveland Browns. This week’s losers list could include 10 or players, but I tried to narrow it down to the worst of the worst. Feel free to add your own winners and losers that you think I missed in […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Troy Polamalu

For Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, last week’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars was a bit of a getting back to normal game. Of course, Polamalu’s normal isn’t the same normal as other players at his position. For him, getting back to normal means getting back to being all over the field. It means trying […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas, LB Ryan Shazier Ruled Out For Browns Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Friday practice and their final injury report of the week for the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns has now been released. As expected, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) have both been ruled out for Sunday. Shazier was able to get some work […]

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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 vs Jaguars Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Although he didn’t have much to offer in the way of a pass rush on the handful of occasions in which he came after the quarterback, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons continues to play the way the defense needs him to ever since getting off to a slow start during the first two games of the […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Vince Williams doing work on the opening kickoff, slamming the returner and sending him flailing out of bounds. But he nearly took out the team doctor. Even worse, he did some kind of weird duck […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First down, first play back after missing two games. Ramon Foster blocked down to the right on the defensive tackle and allowed Le’Veon Bell to work behind him, finding room for five yards. The Steelers […]

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Sean Spence Still A Piece Of The Puzzle After Ryan Shazier Returns

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year linebacker Sean Spence made his second start on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Unlike the week before, however, he played every snap of this game, although the defense played less in total. Spence had never played a regular season game before this year after missing his first two seasons due to injury, […]

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