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Jerricho Cotchery Shows He Is Reliable As Ever In Opening Day Loss

By Matthew Marczi Jerricho Cotchery is an offensive tool for the Pittsburgh Steelers that has gone somewhat under the radar over the past two years, at least as perceived by the fans. After all, he totaled just 33 catches for 442 yards and two touchdowns in 27 games during his two seasons in Pittsburgh. With […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers OL Kelvin Beachum Versus Titans

By Alex Kozora My full breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers center Kelvin Beachum versus the Tennessee Titans. First Drive Snaps: 7 Run Block/Pass Block: 4/3 Play-by-Play – 1st and 10, 14:51 1st. TE eligible with David Paulson to his right. Pass protection with Paulson releasing. Loses balance, fails to stay square vs inside spin from Derrick […]

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NFL Playbook Segment Features Poor Runs By The Steelers Running Backs

One of my favorite shows to watch every week during the season is “Playbook”, which can be seen every Friday night on the NFL Network. They do great job of previewing the upcoming games and you always learn something thanks to their all-22 play break downs. In their preview of the Monday night game between […]

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Steelers Used Entire Defense On All Titans Field Goal Attempts

While going through the all-22 tape from the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Tennessee Titans again this afternoon, I took the time to watch the field-goal attempts, which I normally just skip right past. I must admit that I was kind of shocked to see the entire Steelers defense out on the field for all […]

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Elias Sports Bureau Changes Redman Fumble To A Roethlisberger Fumble

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Elias Sports Bureau, the official statistician for the NFL, has changed the first quarter fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman to a Ben Roethlisberger fumble for no gain. Elias changed Redman's fumble into the #Titans end zone to a Roethlisberger fumble for no #Steelers gain. […]

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Steelers Directional Stats Through Week 1 – Defense

Throughout the season I will be posting the Pittsburgh Steelers directional play stats for both the offense and the defense along with their league rankings for you to peruse. Below are the stats for the defense through week one. In case you missed it, here are the stats for the offense. Rushing Defense Week 1 […]

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Steelers Directional Stats Through Week 1 – Offense

Throughout the season I will be posting the Pittsburgh Steelers directional play stats for both the offense and the defense along with their league rankings for you to peruse. Below are the stats for the offense through week one. Rushing Offense Week 1 LE LT LG M RG RT RE Plays: 1 Plays: 2 Plays: […]

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Steelers Personnel Grouping Stats Versus Titans

Below are the personnel groupings and stats of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense from the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. We will be tracking these once again this season as part of our yearly charting project. As you can see, the offense predominantly used their 11 personnel (1RB/1TE/3WR) grouping against the Titans (35 of 53 […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s Pass Distances Versus Titans

We will be tracking the distance of the throws made by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger over the course of the season and below is a play by play look at his passes from Sunday against the Tennessee Titans in the season opener. Roethlisberger threw the ball 33 times in week one and the average […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Sack Break Down

By Alex Kozora In weeks with multiple sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, I’ll be breaking down each individual one, assigning blame, and keeping track of a “sack counter” for the guilty parties. And this week, with five allowed against the Tennessee Titans, was worthy of an article dedicated to it. Buckle up, this one […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Is The Outside-Zone’s Kryptonite

Lost in the season opening loss Sunday to the Tennessee Titans was the play of nose tackle Steve McLendon, who registered two quarterback hurries, a hit and three tackles in 39 snaps played. When going through the game tape once again, there were three plays that really stood out to me and below is a […]

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Steelers Really Need FB Will Johnson Back For Bengals Game

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ran down his list of injured players Tuesday during his press conference, fullback Will Johnson wasn’t included. While there hasn’t been much good news concerning the Steelers over the course of the last several days, the news that Johnson might just be able to play Monday night is […]

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Steelers Versus Titans – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi One of the first things that I took notice of early on was just how frequently Todd Haley varied his personnel from play to play. On first down, he went with the 12 personnel with Isaac Redman the lone back and David Paulson lined up to the right of Kelvin Beachum, who […]

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2013 NFL Week 1 TOX Stats

As usual, I will once again be tracking the TOX stats throughout the 2013 NFL season. This is simple stat, but its 80% win track record is hard to ignore. In case you need a refresher, the TOX stat is a measure of how many explosive plays (20-plus yards) teams create minus how many they […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Titans

By David Todd The Steelers lost their season opener to the Tennessee Titans 16-9 Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers took a 2-0 lead on the opening kickoff when the Titans Darius Reynaud downed the opening kickoff in the end zone after initially taking possession in the field of play and then didn’t score again […]

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Steeler Fans, Do Your Job!

NOTE FROM DAVE: I normally don’t take outside submissions, but Srdan Nisic politely asked me to post this if I have room. Be nice to each other in the comments. By Srdan Nisic Following an embarrassing performance at the home opener, Steelers fans are searching for answers to fix our beloved team.  Is this coaching […]

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Rankings Be Damned – Steelers Defense Still Lacks Splash

The next time Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor decides to do an interview, I sure hope he leaves defensive rankings and stats out of it. Don’t get me wrong, I like Taylor as both a player and an individual, but the primitive rankings narrative has run its course. When the week one games are completed […]

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Mike Tomlin Failed To Live Up To The Standard In Loss To Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin always talks about the standard being the standard and in the Sunday season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, he, like most of his players, failed to live up to that standard. Below are a few issues I have with Tomlin’s coaching on Sunday and a few of them […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Titans Recap, Injuries, Tomlin Poor Decisions & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 18 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I certainly have a lot to talk about following the Pittsburgh Steelers season opening loss Sunday to the Tennessee Titans. We start things off by recapping the injuries and the roster moves that are forthcoming as a result. As far […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 1

Below are the snaps counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers season opener against the Tennessee Titans and as far as the rookies go, linebacker Jarvis Jones saw 31 snaps on defense for starters. Marcus Wheaton played seven snaps on offense and Shamarko Thomas even got into the game for 10 snaps after Cortez Allen went down […]

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Steelers Loss To Titans: Hard to Find A Silver Lining

By Jeremy Hritz It’s agonizingly difficult to find a silver lining in Sunday’s defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Titans, and even upon an extremely close analysis, there may only be a thread of optimism that can be found, and that is in the fact that there are still 15 games left to play. […]

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Steelers Versus Titans Winners And Losers – Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their 2013 season opener Sunday at Heinz Field to the Tennessee Titans and in a game that included only a few plays worth cheering about, here are my winners and losers from week one. WINNERS: Jerricho Cotchery – While he only caught four passes in the game for 34 yards, Cotchery […]

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Report: Steelers K Shaun Suisham Could Be Sidelined A Few Weeks By Hamstring Injury

While the hamstring injury suffered Sunday during pregame warm-ups by Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham is not expected to put him out for the season, Mike Garafalo of FOX Sports 1 reports via Twitter that it could keep him out a few weeks. Steelers K Shaun Suisham's hamstring injury could keep him out a few […]

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Report: Steelers RB LaRod Stephens-Howling Suffered A Torn ACL Sunday

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 on Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a suffered a torn ACL in the Sunday season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans. More bad news for the Steelers: RB LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a torn ACL today. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 9, 2013 Stephens-Howling was […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Post Game Press Conference Transcript Following Titans Loss

Coach Tomlin: Obviously a disappointing opener. Enough misery to go around in all three phases. Unacceptable performance. I won’t accept it. This team better not accept it. We’ve got some work to do. We sustained some injuries in the game but really not an excuse. The guys that played had opportunities, and we didn’t play […]

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AFC North Teams Go Winless In Week 1

The AFC North certainly isn’t what it used to be, at least after the first week of the 2013 season, as all four teams are 0-1 heading into the second week of the season. The Baltimore Ravens started things off with their 49-27  loss in the 2013 season opener to the Denver Broncos and the […]

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