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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora My observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 defeat versus the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. First Half – Kick return unit: The frontline from left to right by the return team’s perspective. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Arthur Moats, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. The following pairing of Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth with […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Moore, McLendon Practice Fully Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday night on the road and the first official injury report of the week is now out following Wednesday’s practice. DNP: Keisel, Miller, Polamalu (not injury related for all 3) LIMITED: Archer, Foster FULL: Bryant, McLendon, Moore — Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) September 17, 2014 Not practicing Wednesday were […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: The 4-6-1 Look

Last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers surrendered three red zone touchdowns in five red zone trips, including two touchdowns in both goal to go situations en route to giving up 27 points. Perhaps in response to that poor showing, the Steelers broke out a new look on Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Archer, McLendon Both Limited Monday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Carolina Panthers Sunday night on the road and from a health standpoint the team is looking good heading into that game. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin only listed running back Dri Archer (ankle) and nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) during his run down of the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: NT Steve McLendon Limited Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) left the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens in the second half with a shoulder injury but it looks like he might have a chance to play Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers. According to Mike Prisuta of DVE Radio, McLendon  said he participated in individual drills Monday […]

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Steelers Throwing Different Players, Looks At The Problem

Traditionally, Dick LeBeau’s Pittsburgh Steelers defense has not often deviated far from standard personnel looks, nor engaged in an excessive amount of rotation outside of the defensive line during a game. The veteran defensive coordinator seems to be relying on switching up looks and personnel more frequently these days. No doubt that has a lot […]

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Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Further evidence to support the Steve McLendon Is a Nose Tackle support group. On the first play of the half, he beat center Jeremy Zuttah to put pressure on Joe Flacco, forcing him to […]

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Steelers vs Ravens First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Fullback Will Johnson played one snap—the first snap—for the entire game. He has three snaps for the season now. The going was tough for Le’Veon Bell early in the game. Most of his early […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Another All-22 primer before we get to dive into the Coaches’ Tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens. – How bad was Ben Roethlisberger Thursday night? An ugly night on offense usually starts with the quarterback. Take away a final drive and Big Ben finished with only […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens: Winners And Losers From Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers did not look good at all in their Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens and after three passes back through the game rewind, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed. Winners: […]

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Steelers Antonio Brown, Steve Mclendon Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Ravens

Pro Football Focus has released their initial set of player grades following the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens and as you would expect, there are quite a few red boxes this week. Despite taking a big shot early in the game and needing to be checked out for a concussion, wide […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Injures Shoulder In Loss To Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers were drilled 26-6 Thursday night by the Baltimore Ravens and the only real bright spot coming out of the game was the fact that the team probably suffer any serious injuries. Wide receiver Antonio Brown (head), who left in the first quarter of the game in order to get checked out for […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the game with a long drive that ended with a Justin Brown fumble. The Baltimore Ravens proceed to embark on an 85-yard touchdown drive that remains the difference, as the Steelers trail 10-3 heading into the second half. The Ravens received the ball to begin the second half after deferring to start the game. Shaun […]

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Steelers vs Ravens – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers came out of Week One with a victory and Baltimore Ravens with a loss, they both turned in performances they’d like to forget and move on from. The Steelers relinquished a 24-point halftime lead to the Cleveland Browns before eking out a last-second victory on a field goal, while the Ravens had to come back […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Second Half – Browns’ first run. Overpursue by Lawrence Timmons. Needs to play inside out. Running back cuts the run back. Ryan Shazier missed the tackle and it turns into a big gain. – Browns have two receivers stacked. Steelers […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from a wild Week One Pittsburgh Steelers 30-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick return unit: The five players that made up the front line. Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. The next two had Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Forming the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Lance Moore, RB Dri Archer Both Ruled Out For Ravens Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night in a key AFC North matchup and they will do so without the services of two offensive playmakers. According to the Wednesday participation injury report, wide receiver Lance Moore (groin) and running back Dri Archer (ankle) have both been ruled out for Thursday night. […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Lance Moore, Dri Archer Sit Out Tuesday’s Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Tuesday practice as they prepare to play the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night on the road and the first injury participation report of the week is now out includes no real surprises. Not practicing Tuesday were wide receiver Lance Moore (groin), running back Dri Archer (ankle, knee), center Cody […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns

By David Todd “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring […]

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Steelers vs Browns – Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the first half against the Cleveland Browns, sporting a 27-3 lead. Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown while running backs LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell both took the ball in. On first down, Brian Hoyer found Andrew Hawkins for 16 yards, and Ike Taylor was flagged for a facemask, adding on 15 yards to the end […]

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Steelers vs Browns – First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to begin their regular season against the division rival Cleveland Browns. All of the pre-game notes and speculation have been handed out already. All of the talking is over. It’s time for meaningful football. Feel free to discuss the game here. The Steelers won the coin toss, and in a rare instance, […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Steve McLendon

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon is hopeful of playing more like a true nose tackle this season after playing last year underweight, and consequently leaving himself prone to injury while failing to draw enough attention to himself to free up the linebackers. Reviews thus far have been mixed. Overall, he has played well within […]

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Numbers Crunch: Preseason Charting Takeaways

By Alex Kozora Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason has finished up, here is a final look back on the defensive side of the ball before we jump into Week One of the regular season. Random assortment of tidbits below from their 304 snaps. Snap Counts Defensive Line Cam Heyward: 111 Josh Mauro: 103 Stephon […]

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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Big Nickel Defense

I’ve mentioned over the course of the last few days that the Pittsburgh Steelers broke out their big nickel sub-package look for a few snaps in their preseason finale, a 10-0 shutout loss to the Carolina Panthers. In the big nickel, the Steelers employ a four-man defensive front with two true defensive ends and two […]

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Steelers Roster Cranks Secondary Up To 11 For First Time Under Tomlin

Perhaps I shouldn’t get ahead of myself, with potential further roster moves pending, but I was certainly not surprised to see that the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep 11 defensive backs on the initial 53-man roster. The fact of that matter is that the Steelers spend more time with five defensive backs on the field […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora My final game notes of the 2014 preseason. Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0 loss to the hands of the Carolina Panthers. First Half – First team kick coverage unit consisted of backup. Shouldn’t put much stock into it but we’ll note it anyway. The group L-R. Isaiah Green, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Josh […]

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