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Steelers Film Room: Jesse James Run Blocking Vs Bengals

I reserved some time earlier in the week to gives some props to second-year tight end Jesse James, who caught three big passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers on his three of five catchable targets. His early showing as a receiving target has been roughly as good as could be anticipated,…


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Week 2 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

As Alex Kozora mentioned yesterday, we have decided to turn our charting notes into a weekly series to make use of the data that we collect, and also, frankly, because we enjoy doing them, and we assume that you guys enjoy reading them as well, as it helps to put…


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Steelers Film Room: Lawrence Timmons Vs Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers 10th-year veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons received a lot of criticism for what was perceived as a bad start to the season in the opener in Washington, where he was noted for missing some key tackles over the course of the game and struggling in coverage. But I…




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Use Of Play-Action Pass Continues To Pay Off For Steelers

The use of the play-action pass as it relates to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense is a topic that really interests me, because during the early tenure of the Todd Haley offense, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has utilized it at a level that was far below average. In the season opener, the…


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Steelers Still Tinkering With Punt Return Situation

During the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Bengals on Sunday, they provided a rather unconventional strategy—at least for them—when it comes to attacking the punt return game. As we have talked about several times over the past couple of weeks, we have talked about how the Steelers list Antonio Brown…


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Sammie Coates Has Limited Role In Two-Receiver Sets

Over the course of the first two games of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have, predictably, run the majority of their offense out of obvious passing sets, namely the 11 and 01, with three and four wide receivers on the field, respectively. Though it hasn’t been as frequent as one…




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2016 South Side Questions: What Is The Source Of Pass Rush Woes?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


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Tomlin: Bengals ‘Moved The Ball Well’ On First Two Downs

During his weekly post-game press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked about how “there’s no such thing as an ugly win”, but that there are ugly aspects. The Steelers’ defense was very solid on third down and in the red zone, as he noted, but he also echoed…


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Artie Burns Gets Extended Look In First AFC North Game Of 2016

Prior to the start of Sunday’s game, I posed the question of whether or not we would see the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense make greater use of their six-defensive-back sub-package, the dime defense that they call a ‘quarter’, which features three cornerbacks and three safeties. The team used this defensive look…


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Tackle-Eligible, Fullback Sighted Late In Steelers’ Victory

You may recall that last week after the victory over Washington, I wondered why the Pittsburgh Steelers had chosen to use an inexperienced third tight end over a tackle-eligible option, which seemed to be their preferred method of getting an extra blocker on the field over the course of the…