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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 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: Player Snap Counts Week 6

Below are the player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon loss to the Cleveland Browns, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. Offensively for the Steelers, the only thing that sticks out this week is that wide receiver Lance Moore actually played more […]

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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game 6 vs. Browns

By Michael K. Reynolds What is worse for the Pittsburgh Steelers? The pelting of dog biscuits they received from the Dawg Pound or the dog house they have found themselves in with their own fan base? After Sunday’s 31-10 mauling by the Cleveland Browns, Coach Mike Tomlin’s post-game conference seemed like just another bad soap […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Keisel, McLendon, Mitchell All Suffer Sprains In Loss To Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost three defensive players to injuries during their 31-10 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the walking wounded. According to Tomlin, nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a right shoulder sprain in the first half. Mclendon injured that same shoulder earlier in the […]

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Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Thinks Late Block By Browns T Joe Thomas Was ‘Dirty’

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward injured an ankle late in the 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns and after the game he accused Browns left tackle Joe Thomas of illegally chop blocking him. According to Scott Brown of ESPN.com, Heyward called Thomas’ block with 3:56 left in the game, “dirty”. Heyward, who laid on […]

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Steelers Keisel, Heyward, Mitchell All Injured In Second Half Against Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel suffered a left knee injury late in the second half of the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns and he will not return for the second half. The Browns lead the Steelers 31-10 late and the team was already without with nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), defensive end Cameron […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Leaves Browns Game With Shoulder Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a right shoulder in the first half of the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns and he will not return for the second half. McLendon dealt with a shoulder injury earlier in the year. The Browns lead the Steelers 21-3 at halftime and with McLendon now out, Cam […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Ziggy Hood and Al Woods in free agency, and they replaced those losses with free agent Cam Thomas. Thomas continues to start at left defensive end. The reason that the previous statement is preceded with a qualifying verb, however, is because there is, and has been, speculation that that position […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Thinks Browns Chop Blocks Are Illegal

When the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Cleveland Browns back in Week 1, nose tackle Steve McLendon claims that he was illegally chop-blocked multiple times during the game. “It happens a lot with this team, it happened to me three times in the first game,” said McLendon, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. As […]

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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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Steelers Versus Jaguars: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora As usual, here is your All-22 primer following the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9 victory versus the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon. – Individually, the Steelers’ offense seemed to play well. Ben Roethlisberger, fumble aside, he had another solid game statistically. It was his third straight game completing 70% of his passes. Antonio Brown’s streak was kept […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth the next two. Stephon Tuitt and Will Johnson again form the wedge. LeGarrette Blount serves […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Film Review: Steve McLendon

There is little question, at least among those who review the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game footage, that nose tackle Steve McLendon has been one of the best players thus far this year for the team on the defensive side of the ball. He was among the Steelers’ best defenders yet again this past Sunday against the […]

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Stephon Tuitt Growing, But Snaps Are Limited

Despite Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau saying after the draft that Stephon Tuitt was a young player that was going to play a lot of snaps as a rookie, he is currently only on pace for 140 snaps this year. Through the first four games, the Steelers’ second-round defensive end has played just 35 […]

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Steelers Marcus Gilbert, Steve McLendon Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Buccaneers

Pro Football Focus now has there initial grades out for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their 27-24 loss Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and I am not very surprised that tackle Marcus Gilbert (3.6) graded out as the best player on offense. Gilbert has now put together two solid games after not playing well in […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Steve McLendon

For yet another game, nose tackle Steve McLendon was among the better defenders on the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Because the team played so much of the second half with a big lead, however, he saw his playing time decline as the game wore on and they relied more on the nickel. After […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Next two were Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Wedge made up of Will Johnson and Stephon Tuitt. LeGarrette […]

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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. The Steelers opened the game in the 12 personnel, with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth lined up off the right side. That’s already different. On second down, after a penalty, the […]

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Rapid Fire Conclusions: Game Three vs. Panthers

By Michael K. Reynolds Before the bright lights of Sunday’s nationally broadcast game against the Carolina Panthers, the young and heavily remodeled Pittsburgh Steelers might have given the league and their fans a glimpse into a fabulous future. No. The defense wasn’t perfect and Carolina’s offense isn’t exactly explosive. But this was a dominating running […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Cameron Heyward

Throughout his career, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward has been consistently used on both sides of the defensive line, depending on whichever starter needed a breather. It seemed that that was going to change in 2014, as he worked all offseason as the starting right defensive end, but plans changed when Brett Keisel was […]

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Steelers Versus Panthers Week 3 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday night and below is a best guess as to what the inactive list will look like this week. The official list of inactives will be announced 90 minutes before kickoff. Landry Jones – Nothing changes for Jones, who will be inactive once again Sunday night against […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review Steve McLendon

Membership numbers of the Steve McLendon Is Not A Nose Tackle support group may have taken a hit following last Thursday’s loss by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who fell 26-6 to the Baltimore Ravens in a game in which the second-year starter was most certainly the defense’s best player. Suffice it to say that the Ravens’ […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Foster Questionable, Archer Doubtful

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice in preparation for their Sunday night road game against the Carolina Panthers and the final injury report of the week includes one player listed as doubtful and another listed as questionable Running back Dri Archer (ankle), who was limited most of the week in practice with […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Foster Hopes To Play Sunday Night After Sitting Out Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice as they continue to prepare to play the Carolina Panthers Sunday night and the latest injury participation report shows that one player failed to practice. Guard Ramon Foster, who had been limited in Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury, failed to practice Thursday. Foster, however, […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. – Little bit shorter, especially since the 4th quarter was pretty ho-hum considering the scoreboard. – Steve McLendon has active hands and a quality rip move. Check him out rip Jeremy Zuttah, generating pressure and drawing a hold. – Empty set out […]

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