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Future Snap Counts Up To Ryan Shazier To Dictate

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier began his first practice in the team’s starting lineup, so it’s no surprise that the coaching staff put him back into the lineup right away despite the fact that he missed four weeks of practices with a knee injury. Not that they just dropped him in the game […]

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Steelers Still Juggling Wide Receivers Behind Antonio Brown

It doesn’t exactly seem as though the Pittsburgh Steelers have an assigned number two receiver right now—let alone an obvious one. That fact has been thrust into the forefront over the past two games as offensive coordinator Todd Haley has looked to get rookie Martavis Bryant involved. It’s certainly been working, with palpable results. In […]

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Steelers vs Colts Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. The Steelers opened the second half of the game with the ball, and in a three tight end set. In case it’s not obvious by now, Will Johnson is the third tight end, not […]

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Steelers vs Colts First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. Despite facing a more potent offense, the Steelers opened in their base defense against Andrew Luck, meaning Cam Thomas in at nose tackle. He missed a tackle on Ahmad Bradshaw up the middle on […]

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Steelers Mid-Season Rookie Report Card

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now halfway through their 2014 season, and they stand at 5-3—right where they were at the halfway point of the 2012 season, before it all crumbled with Ben Roethlisberger getting injured the following week. But Roethlisberger hasn’t missed a single snap since returning from that injury, excluding a handful of snaps […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Destroying The Blitz This Season

One of the underrated aspects of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s historic performance against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday is simply how well the 11th-year veteran performed against the blitz, which according to Kevin Seifert for ESPN, the road team brought over 40 percent of the time. The problem for the Colts, however, is that […]

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Focus Must Now Turn To A Very Meaningful Ravens Week

Just a few days ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers greatly bolstered their resume for AFC North contention by securing not only a quality victory over a tough opponent in the Indianapolis Colts, they also managed to stack wins for the first time this season. As a matter of fact, the Steelers are two games above .500 […]

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Steelers Must Figure Out How To Take Offensive Show On The Road

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers have put up 81 points, with 74 coming thanks to the offense. A pair of turnovers did give the Steelers first and goal against the Houston Texans the week prior to last, but the offense still managed to put both of those opportunities into the end zone. […]

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Introducing The Munchkin Bunch

When the Indianapolis Colts offense took the field for the last time yesterday evening late in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the home team came out in their nickel defense with William Gay, Brice McCain, and Antwon Blake at cornerback. That drive ended with an interception in the end zone by Blake, the […]

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Mike Adams, Offensive Line Pave Way For Epic Passing Day

Almost as remarkable as the 522-yard passing performance by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger versus the Indianapolis Colts yesterday was the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line held together long enough on 49 drop backs to allow their quarterback to average more than 10 yards every time he did so. After taking 20 sacks in the […]

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Steelers Can Finally Start Stacking

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory yesterday over the Indianapolis Colts had plenty of history to it to last a lifetime, and a seemingly endless cascade of statistics to pore over, but the most important stat to come out of the historic day was this: the Steelers won, and they did so in back-to-back weeks for the […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Rises To The Occasion For Steelers

There was every indication prior to 4:25 PM on Sunday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would be fired up for a big game. Just a week out from a key divisional game against the division rival Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers needed to show that they could make winning a habit. And they had to […]

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Steelers vs Colts Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened up the scoring in the second quarter as Ben Roethlisberger tossed three of his four touchdown passes and William Gay added a pick six, giving the home team a 35-20 lead heading into halftime. Antonio Brown finished the first half with five receptions for 93 yards, including two more touchdowns to give him seven touchdowns […]

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Steelers vs Colts First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers rode a 24-point flurry at the end of the first half to a seven-point victory over the Houston Texans last week to bring them back over .500. Now they’re looking to accomplish something they’ve failed to do yet in seven games–deliver back-to-back victories. It won’t be easy, as the Indianapolis Colts and their top-ranked passing […]

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Steelers vs Colts – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their seesaw season, alternating wins and losses in each of the first seven games, with the most recent result emerging victorious. That would suggest a defeat, but then again so would the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck, who commands arguably the best offense in the league right now. That defense, of […]

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Steelers vs Colts – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their seesaw season, alternating wins and losses in each of the first seven games, with the most recent result emerging victorious. That would suggest a defeat, but then again so would the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck, who commands arguably the best offense in the league right now. Fortunately for the […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Daniel McCullers

There was understandably a fair bit of buzz when the Pittsburgh Steelers—a franchise with a fan base known for its blue collar attitude to both football and everyday life—drafted a 6’7”, 350 pound nose tackle back in May. That walking oak goes by the name of Daniel McCullers, and he saw his first game action […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons got his Monday night off with a missed tackle—his first clear missed tackle in five weeks—but from that point on, it was the usual quality run-stuffing that he has been most known for as a starter in Pittsburgh. After a bit of vomiting, of course. He even managed to […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Jason Worilds

Many have been critical of fifth-year outside linebacker Jason Worilds throughout his career, and that criticism has only intensified after he parlayed a strong half-season into a nearly $10 million transition tag, under which he is currently playing. While he has played well sporadically throughout the season, he has struggled to find consistency. He may […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Antwon Blake And Ross Ventrone

First-year Pittsburgh Steelers punter Brad Wing had one of his best games of the season on Monday against the Houston Texans, averaging a net of nearly 44 yards on four punts, with three of them being downed, two inside the twenty, with one total return yard allowed. But that had a lot to do with […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Mike Adams

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem likely to call upon the services of tackle Mike Adams to start for the first time this season after taking over the right tackle position in the second quarter of Monday’s game against the Houston Texans. Starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert suffered a concussion during the game after just 19 snaps, […]

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Brad Wing Showing Potential At Punter

For the fourth time this season, Pittsburgh Steelers first-year punter Brad Wing allowed less than 10 yards in return yards with a 40+ yard net average in a game in which he has attempted at least three punts. Those include the two most recent games, with Wing punting four times on Monday night against the […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Martavis Bryant

Rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant took Justin Brown’s helmet on game day this past Monday when the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Houston Texans in a critical game at Heinz Field, and he did on his first reception what the latter could not throughout the first six games: put points on the board. Of course, there’s […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Sean Spence

Even with rookie starting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier ostensibly appearing to return from an MCL sprain after missing the past four games, it would be surprising if the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t give a lot of snaps on Sunday to Sean Spence, the man who has filled the mack linebacker position for the past 18 quarters. […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been playing about as well as could be expected following his knee injury that he suffered in last year’s season opener. As a matter of fact, he may be playing the best football of his career this season. For those who have questioned the validity of his past accolades […]

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Steelers Varied WR Personnel Against Texans

In the last game against the Houston Texans, the Pittsburgh Steelers were surprisingly versatile with their wide receiver groupings, interchanging pieces frequently, with Antonio Brown being the only consistent fixture for obvious reasons. For his part, Brown played 62 of the team’s 67 offensive snaps, but he was the only receiver among the five active […]

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