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Film Room: Pittsburgh’s Problems With “Y Over”

No defensive scheme is perfect. If one existed, every team would run it. So it’s the same in Pittsburgh. Perhaps the biggest problem the Steelers have to defend are multiple vertical concepts. Think the Seattle Seahawks debacle last season, their 4 vertical attack eating up the Pittsburgh. We’re going to…



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Steelers Film Room: Ryan Shazier Vs Broncos

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Ryan Shazier in large part because they were enamored with his speed, envisioning a sideline-to-sideline playmaking Mack linebacker that would start day one. We have seen glimpses of that over the course of his career, but we have yet to see the full picture revealed. No…


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Steelers Dime Package Gameplan Specific Sunday

Largely, the Pittsburgh Steelers – and their fans – would like to have their memories erased of Week One. An ugly loss to the New England Patriots where the Steelers’ defense seemed unable to do anything correctly, even down to the simple fundamental rule of covering their best receiver. But…


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Kozora: Week Eight Fantasy Football Preview

Happy Halloween Steelers’ Nation! It’s a holiday for the kids of course, much more than adults. And there’s that awkward teenager stage inbetween; the transition from when wearing costumes are acceptable and when it’s just kinda of…weird. When instead of dressing up, you ironically throw on a pair of cat…


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Steelers Film Room: Mike Mitchell Vs 49ers

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell is often hard up for positive press, or at least that has been the case throughout his thus far short Steelers career. He had an up and down first season with the team last year while he played through injury, and the fans—and media—let…


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Steelers Film Room: William Gay Vs 49ers

For the first time in his career, veteran William Gay entered this 2015 season as the top cornerback on his unit, the clear number one. Though that says as much about those around him as it does himself, it’s clear why the Pittsburgh Steelers value him as much as they…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs 49ers Notes

My game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. First Half  – Kick return unit. Front five: Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden next right behind them. The wedge included Will Johnson, Matt Spaeth, and Roosevelt Nix with…


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Week Two: Steelers Vs 49ers Second Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured their first victory of the season in convincing fashion on Sunday, putting up 43 points in their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers while recording five sacks and a turnover, holding the road team to just three points leading into the fourth quarter. Below are…


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Steelers Vs 49ers: Five Matchups To Watch

How teams, units, and players matchup in the NFL is what wins and loses football games. The Pittsburgh Steelers found that out last week, when their efforts to match up several defenders against Rob Gronkowski failed miserably, resulting in a 28-21 Week 1 loss. Examining these matchups not only give…


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San Francisco 49ers Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


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Steelers Prepared To Watch New-Look 49ers Tonight

After a disappointing Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots this past Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to channel an extra three days of rest into a win in their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday. The 49ers will be working on a short…



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Antonio Brown To Lead AFC Stars Against NFC Stars On Family Fued

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was apparently busy Saturday taping a special episode of the Family Fued that will reportedly be airing June 21st on ABC as part of the all-new celebrity primetime version of one of America’s favorite game shows. Judging by the pictures, Brown looks like he…