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2013 NFL Week 10 & 11 TOX Stats

I forgot to post the TOX stats last week so below are the stats from Week 10, Week 11 and the new year to date totals heading into the Thursday night game. In Week 10, the teams with a plus two TOX differential went 8-2 (80.0%). In Week 11, those plus two teams combined to […]

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Troy Polamalu Looked Like Troy Polamalu Against E.J. Manuel

By Matthew Marczi After the last game in which Tom Brady helped make Troy Polamalu look like a fool, the veteran safety looked to rebound at the expense of a rookie quarterback just returning from an injury in E.J. Manuel. Advantage: Polamalu. Of course, it helped that Manuel only attempted five passes down the field […]

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Punt Returns The Latest Hat For Jonathan Dwyer To Wear

By Matthew Marczi Running back Jonathan Dwyer starting playing on the punt return team two weeks ago against the New England Patriots. You may not have noticed because the Patriots were only forced to punt twice in the entire game. Brian Moorman didn’t get so lucky. Even the winds conspired against him, punt after awful […]

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Curtis Brown Was ‘Special’ In His Return To Punt Coverage Duty

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback/gunner Curtis Brown had been off the field since the team’s week six victory over the New York Jets. Head coach Mike Tomlin alluded to the team’s observation that he had not been on his keys as he once was in an explanation as to why he was inactive on […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers G Guy Whimper Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora A breakdown of the snaps played by Pittsburgh Steelers reserve offensive lineman Guy Whimper versus the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 12 Run/Pass: 10/2 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, :33 1st. In at RT for Marcus Gilbert. Helps double end in pass protection. 2. 2nd and […]

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William Gay Quiets The Chorus For Another Week

By Matthew Marczi It seemed as though last week’s brutal 55-point defensive effort against the New England Patriots was just what the doctor ordered for those whose fandom comes paired with a complementary agenda. One of the house favorites over the past five years has been that infamous chorus, “William Gay sucks!” The choir was […]

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Jarvis Jones Building Pass-Rushing Toolkit

By Matthew Marczi As Jarvis Jones’ rookie season continues on, the most recent first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers does seem to be becoming more comfortable in the defense. Jones, of course, was benched a few weeks back for not being on his assignments after returning from a concussion that allowed head coach Mike […]

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Vince Williams Helped Stop The Buffalo Stampede

By Matthew Marczi This past week, the Pittsburgh Steelers got back to using their sub-packages heavily, which obviously translates to fewer snaps for rookie starting inside linebacker Vince Williams. Williams played just 31 snaps this week—as opposed to the 41 played by Cortez Allen or the 36 combined split between Shamarko Thomas and Will Allen. […]

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Ryan Clark Rebounds Against The Bills

By Matthew Marczi Perhaps nobody’s hands were more dirty following the loss to the New England Patriots last week than Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark. Clark in particular had been having a very rough season up to this point that seemed to all but assure that this would be his last season in Pittsburgh. One […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Bills

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – KR unit. Shamarko Thomas, Will Allen, Stevenson Sylvester, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Slight shakeup in the back lines. David Paulson and Cameron Heyward were the next two with Al Woods […]

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Fernando Velasco Overmatched By Bills Interior Against The Pass

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, banged up as it is, had a tough time dealing with the stout front seven of the Buffalo Bills, particularly the front line that includes Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus. Center Fernando Velasco probably got the worst of it, often being asked to take on Dareus, who […]

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Todd Haley Continuing To Shake Up The Wildcat

By Matthew Marczi As the season goes on, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley continues to tinker with his sparsely-used Wildcat packages. While I am undecided as to the efficacy of even running such plays, they have not as yet been a detriment to the offense. Furthermore, the continued variety of looks that they present […]

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Steelers Defense Forced To Overcome Self-Inflicted Wounds

By Matthew Marczi Although the Pittsburgh Steelers never really seemed to be in jeopardy of losing to the Buffalo Bills this past Sunday, there were a number of self-inflicted wounds committed by the Steelers that helped keep the Buffalo competitive, or at least not embarrass themselves further. There were, for example, the two pass interference […]

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Jonathan Dwyer Taking A Liking To Short-Yardage Role

By Matthew Marczi A few weeks back, I observed a certain trend in the way that the Pittsburgh Steelers began using running back Jonathan Dwyer, and speculated that the team was building a role for him as a short-yardage back. That truly came to fruition in the team’s last game against the Buffalo Bills, particularly […]

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Steelers Kept Adams Focused On Run-Blocking Against The Bills

By Matthew Marczi Though Mike Adams has not started a game along the offensive line since week four, he has stayed in the mix at tight end by playing nearly 120 snaps over the course of the last four games. Technically, though, he has started three of the past four weeks—at tight end. It is […]

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Lawrence Timmons Put The Hurt On The Bills With His Tackling

By Matthew Marczi He may not have recorded double-digit tackles, but Lawrence Timmons played one of his best games so far this season. In total, he recorded eight tackles—seven solo—deflected a pass, and also recorded his first sack of the season. But the biggest impact that he had on the game was, literally, his impact. […]

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Steelers Versus Bills Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of the four sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed in Sunday’s win (rejoice Steelers Depot readers!) over the Buffalo Bills. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 7, 9:29 2nd. Shotgun, 11 personnel. Five blocking vs a four man rush. Tackle/end stunt vs David DeCastro and Guy Whimper. End loops […]

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Steelers Versus Bills – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones sure got an ear-full after the special teams penalty. The Steelers really hurt themselves on special teams with stupid mistakes. In the first half, they were offsides on a kickoff. In the second half, Shaun Suisham sent one out of bounds before the end zone. Will Allen played 32 snaps […]

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Steelers Versus Bills – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers really made it a point to significantly feature Mike Adams throughout the game, and since he’s been used at tight end. In the four games since his demotion, he’s played 117 snaps, including 28 this week. They broke out the Wildcat early this week, but they did so with a […]

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2013 NFL Week 10 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With their win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a tiny jump forward in their ANY/A differential stat, but they still rank 19th overall in the league as you can see below in the year to date numbers after 10 weeks worth of games. The three teams that they have beaten this […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Bills

By David Todd The Steelers kept their slim playoffs hopes alive Sunday at Heinz Field with a solid all-around performance, comfortably handling the Buffalo Bills 23-10. Again the Steelers got off on the wrong foot as Ben Roethlisberger turned it over on the Steelers opening drive for the second week in a row, but the […]

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Breakdown Of The “Fall-Asleep Fade” Touchdown Pass To Jerricho Cotchery

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery caught his sixth touchdown pass of the season Sunday in the win over the Buffalo Bills and he talked after the game about the play that he called a “fall-asleep fade”. “That’s what it is,” Cotchery said. “We just try to lull the guy [Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore] to […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Bills Recap, Roethlisberger Sunday Report & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 43 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I recap the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills and tell you who we think played well and what needs to be improved on moving forward. We go over injuries in addition as we peek forward to […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 10 – Bills

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 23-10 win over the Buffalo Bills along with some observations. Once again, backup tight end Michael Palmer saw the field as an extra tight end and although he did dress for the game, David Paulson saw no playing time on offense. Veteran safety Will Allen […]

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Mike Adams, Jonathan Dwyer, Ike Taylor, Ryan Clark Earn Top Grades From Pro Football Focus

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense played a heck of game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills so it should be no surprise that several players graded out well on Pro Football Focus. Safety Ryan Clark (2.3), cornerback Ike Taylor (2.3), cornerback William Gay (1.7) and linebacker Lawrence Timmons (1.6) received the top grades on the defensive side […]

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In Case You Didn’t Realize, The Steelers Don’t Give Up

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers just struck a blow to their 2014 Draft stock by busting out their third win in nine attempts yesterday against the Buffalo Bills. Did you really expect the Steelers to do anything different? I sincerely hope that nobody actually thought that Pittsburgh would fold on this season just because […]

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