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Tomlin’s Decision To Let Polamalu Return Missed Field Goal Went Against Late Game Decision

While many are debating the decision by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin to go for it on 4th and 10 from his own 10-yard-line with 2:33 left in the Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins, the decision made by him to allow safety Troy Polamalu to run back a missed 52-yard field goal by […]

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All-22 Views Of The Mike Tomlin Kickoff Return Incident With Jacoby Jones

I know several of you are curious to see what the All-22 view of the kickoff return incident in the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens shows, but has you can see in the top two animated gifs below, it does not qualify for a Zapruder film the way that the clip […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi The decision to run on third and 12 in the beginning of the game seemed stupid at first, until you noticed the way the Ravens were lined up on defense. It was tempting to run through that hole. And it was probably closer to working than you’d think. Mat McBriar had his […]

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Drive-By-Drive Analysis Reveals Worrying Third-Down Trend For Steelers Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers had ample opportunity to hold the Baltimore Ravens to drive after drive without a scoring attempt. And time after time, they failed to take advantage of those opportunities. The Ravens held the ball on nine occasions. They punted once. They also ended the first and second halves with the […]

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Pittsburgh Not Amused After Special Teams Made The Butt Of The Joke

By Matthew Marczi In a game that saw Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker send a quintuplet of pigskins through the uprights in what was ultimately a two-point loss, the special teams performance of the Pittsburgh Steelers should probably be credited with assists on a pair of those field goals. First, there was the comical ‘cadence’ […]

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Tomlin Says Cadence Issue Led To Botched Field Goal Attempt

Midway through the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens, a 50-yard field goal attempt by kicker Shaun Suisham turned into a disaster as it appeared there was some confusion with the timing of the snap. On the play, Suisham appeared to start his approach just prior to the […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Winners And Losers Week 13

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 22-20 to the Baltimore Ravens and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Jason Worilds – Worilds has likely made himself a ton of money the last three weeks as once again he […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Week 12 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Much of the third quarter was owned by Will Allen. He ended the Browns’ first drive with a tackle on Greg Lloyd a yard shy of the first down. Antonio Brown may have saved Ben Roethlisberger an interception on his deep pass that fluttered toward the sideline. Brown got a hand on […]

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Steelers Versus Bills – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones sure got an ear-full after the special teams penalty. The Steelers really hurt themselves on special teams with stupid mistakes. In the first half, they were offsides on a kickoff. In the second half, Shaun Suisham sent one out of bounds before the end zone. Will Allen played 32 snaps […]

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Three-Play Sequence Highlights David DeCastro’s Growth In Pass Protection

By Matthew Marczi Although it ultimately sputtered out thanks to a missed field goal courtesy of Shaun Suisham and his former holder, Zoltan Mesko, the final drive of the first half was a productive one for the Pittsburgh Steelers in one respect: it provided a microscopic look into the macroscopic growth that guard David DeCastro […]

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Tomlin Hasn’t Ruled Out Changing Punters This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers punter Zoltan Mesko had another rocky performance Sunday in the loss to the Oakland Raiders and head coach Mike Tomlin addressed that Tuesday during his weekly press conference when asked about it. “With Mesko, the punting has been very similar to how it’s been the previous weeks and really how I kind of […]

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Wanna Get Away? Danny Smith Probably Does

By Matthew Marczi What was the worst game that the Pittsburgh Steelers have had in recent memory on special teams in which the opposing team did not score a touchdown? Was it this one? If you said yes, I would not put up much of an argument. Some of the mistakes were obvious—glaring, even. Kicker […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Winners And Losers – Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Oakland Raiders 21-18 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Lawrence Timmons – Timmons had eight total tackles and six of them were within three yards of the line of scrimmage. […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Oakland Raiders Sunday at the O.co Coliseum and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Laying The Woodley On An Undrafted – Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley enters the game against the Raiders with a team-high five quarterback sacks and it looks as if he […]

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Steelers K Shaun Suisham Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Thanks to his 4-for-4 performance Sunday in the win over the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham was named the Week7 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Suisham was good from 34, 28, 38 and 42 yards out against the Ravens with the last one being the game-winner as time expired. It was […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 7 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi As much as Lawrence Timmons has been criticized and scrutinized over the years, nobody is a tougher critic of his play than himself. He appears disgusted with himself after tripping up Ray Rice for a two-yard gain when he was looking to hold the back to no gain. The wide angle that […]

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Tomlin Not Opposed To Using Sanders On Kickoff Returns Moving Forward

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was used as the kick returner late in the game against the Baltimore Ravens and his 44 yard return gave the offense great field position to begin their game-winning drive that culminated in a 42-yard field goal by kicker Shaun Suisham. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike […]

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Steelers Offense Had A Lot Of Success On First Down In Win Over Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 19-16 Sunday at Heinz Field and their ability to move the ball on first down played a big part in it. When you exclude the kneel down by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at the end of the first half and the final run by running back Le’Veon Bell which […]

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Le’Veon Bell Passes The Eye Test

By Matthew Marczi Last week, I wrote about Le’Veon Bell’s performance in which he ran for just a 2.1 yard per carry average. I noted that while the poor run-blocking performance of the offensive line was at issue, the rookie back displayed some tendencies, particularly earlier in the game, of not trusting himself, and as […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Winners And Losers – Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 19-16 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Shaun Suisham – Don’t look now, but Suisham has yet to miss this season. His 42-yarder with time running out won the […]

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Steelers Versus Jets – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi As great a game as Heath Miller may have had against the Minnesota Vikings, he struggled some in this one, particularly as a pass blocker. Not just the sack, but failing to get a commanding angle out on a screen on multiple occasions. First play of the game is a perfect example. […]

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Steelers Versus Jets Winners And Losers – Week 6

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New York Jets 19-6 on Sunday and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Ben Roethlisberger – Statistically, Roethlisberger did not set the world on fire, but his 23-of-30 passing for 264 yards and one […]

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Shaun Suisham Turned His Career Around In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi Jeff Reed was once regarded as nearly automatic for the Pittsburgh Steelers—at least for a couple seasons—until he completely fell apart during the 2010 season and was released during the year following a loss to the New England Patriots, which is typically an uncharacteristic move for the team. He was replaced with […]

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Steelers Versus Bears: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night at Heinz Field and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Rushing To Get Better – The Steelers have to get their running game going if they are going to beat the Bears. Through two games they have a franchise low […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals I – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Isaac Redman pretty visibly got the worst of the action during a collision on the opening kickoff with undrafted rookie linebacker Jayson DiManche. The two both lowered their shoulders, and Redman appeared to get the business end of the shoulder to his head. Remember, Redman was playing the up back because of […]

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Steelers Release K Shayne Graham; Sign CB Isaiah Green From Practice Squad

With Shaun Suisham now fully recovered from the hamstring strain that he suffered during pre game warm-ups prior to the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, the Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran kicker Shayne Graham on Tuesday. Graham, who was signed last Monday as insurance, was one of the seven inactive players Monday night in the […]

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