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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Troy Polamalu

Safety Troy Polamalu has long been among the best at his position league-wide playing the run. His run support from the back end had a lot to do with the Pittsburgh Steelers boasting one of the best defenses of the 90s. With that once vaunted defense no longer what it once was, he still finds […]

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Steelers Defense Looks Different Just Six Weeks Later

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be putting a defense on the field that is radically different in appearance than the one that began last season. As a matter of fact, this is a defense that will already be markedly different from that one that they even opened this season with. If we got back to the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Sits Friday, LB Ryan Shazier Still Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers Friday injury report has now been released and it’s looking like a few of the team’s younger defensive players won’t make it back this week for the game Monday night against the Houston Texans. After being limited Thursday, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) wasn’t able to participate Friday and he is now all […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Second Half – Troy Polamalu appears to be cheating on this route, expecting a corner route. Not sure why though. Saw something on film study? It’s just odd because it’s typical for the Browns to bend their #1, as […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Robert Golden, Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, and Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth and Michael Palmer continue to be the next two up. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson the wedge with […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel, Mike Mitchell Both Sidelined Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and their first injury report of the week shows that several players were unable to practice fully Thursday. For starters, fullback Will Johnson (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (knee), safety Mike Mitchell (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) all sat […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the second half. The defense shut […]

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Steelers vs Browns II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. On Dri Archer’s first kick return, Vince Williams missed his block, which got Archer tackled on the 14. The ‘start’ by Lance Moore was evidently a token gesture, as he didn’t play again […]

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Tomlin Talks About Big Plays Allowed Against Browns

The Cleveland Browns exploited the Pittsburgh Steelers defense a few times Sunday with backside passes to tight ends off of play action boots on their way to a 31-10 blowout. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to talk specifically about what happened on the first such play to Browns tight […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Browns II

By David Todd The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland Sunday to take on a resurgent Cleveland Browns team. After a dominating first quarter where they outgained the Browns 78 yards to -8, the Steelers got routed, losing 31-10 and looking like they didn’t even belong on the same field. In the second […]

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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 Film Room: Browns Burn Defense Deep With Tight Ends

Two of the eight completions that Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer had Sunday in the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers came on similar plays and both went to tight ends working across the field away from a play action rollout. While it’s hard to assign blame on both of those plays without knowing for sure […]

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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: Winners And Losers From Week 6

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered yet another ugly loss Sunday and this time it was to the Cleveland Browns. This week’s losers list could include 10 or players, but I tried to narrow it down to the worst of the worst. Feel free to add your own winners and losers that you think I missed in […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Troy Polamalu

For Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, last week’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars was a bit of a getting back to normal game. Of course, Polamalu’s normal isn’t the same normal as other players at his position. For him, getting back to normal means getting back to being all over the field. It means trying […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas, LB Ryan Shazier Ruled Out For Browns Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Friday practice and their final injury report of the week for the Sunday game against the Cleveland Browns has now been released. As expected, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) have both been ruled out for Sunday. Shazier was able to get some work […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Second Half – Cameron Heyward doing a good job of taking on this cut block, staying on his feet and helping to make the tackle. – False step by this Jacksonville linebacker. Takes a step back on the snap. […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return coverage unit. Front five. Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth continue to run as the next two up. Cody Wallace returned to his starting part on […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier Able To Practice Thursday On Limited Basis

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to prepare to play the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium and Thursday’s injury report includes some encouraging news. Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), who has missed the last two games with a sprained knee, was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday. While Shazier’s still not expected to play […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Vince Williams doing work on the opening kickoff, slamming the returner and sending him flailing out of bounds. But he nearly took out the team doctor. Even worse, he did some kind of weird duck […]

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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 Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier, S Shamarko Thomas Unable To Practice Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Wednesday preparing for their upcoming game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and their first injury report of the week shows that two key players did not practice. Rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and second year safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were unable to practice Wednesday and that […]

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Steelers Hoping To Keep Turnovers A Mainstay On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to record a single turnover during the first two games of the season. In the last three, they have recorded five. The Steelers recovered two fumbles during a Week Three victory against the Carolina Panthers, first on a sack by Jarvis Jones, and then later on special teams when Shamarko Thomas […]

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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 Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

You may recall that veteran Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons got this season off to a slow start, missing somewhere around double-digit tackles between the first two games alone. Timmons, of course, has not been immune to slow starts in his career, but it’s more difficult in some years than others for the rest […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Second Half – Single high with the Steelers in man coverage. 3×1 formation for the Bucs. Mike Mitchell covering Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the isolated side. Tampa Bay attacks him and the pass is complete for seven. – Upon […]

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