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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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Steelers Injury Report: WR Markus Wheaton, G Ramon Foster Both Probable For Jaguars Game

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at EverBank Field, they will once again be without three starters on the defensive side of the football but will get one starter back on the offensive side. Not practicing on Friday and ruled out for the Jaguars game are linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) and cornerback […]

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Steelers Injury Report: WR Markus Wheaton Still Limited With Groin Injury

The 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers go on the road this week to play the Jacksonville Jaguars and their Thursday injury report has now been released. After being given Wednesday off, defensive end Brett Keisel (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), safety Mike Mitchell (not injury related) and tight end Heath Miller (not injury […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers Second Half Notes And Observations

hgerBelow are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: It only took the Buccaneers two and a half minutes to get into the end zone. The big strike came from Mike Glennon to Mike Evans in front of William Gay for 40 yards […]

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Steelers Injury Report: T Marcus Gilbert, WR Markus Wheaton Both Limited Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to play the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday and the first injury report of the week has now been released. Not practicing Wednesday were wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness), linebacker James Harrison (illness), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related), defensive end Brett Keisel (not […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Buccaneers

By David Todd In one of the most disappointing games in the history of Heinz Field, and the disappointing games are coming a lot more frequently the past few years, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 27-24 to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Continuing an early season trend, the Steelers committed 13 penalties for 125 yards, […]

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Tomlin Says Lack Of Depth, Poor Angles Led To Buccaneers Big Play Late In Sunday’s Loss

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked to describe what went wrong on the 41-yard catch and run by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss. “We were in a zone defense, we had a four man rush that was encompassed […]

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