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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Titans Preview With David Boclair & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 43 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and with David Todd needing the day off, Alex Kozora sits in for him. We start this show off by going over the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report as they start to prepare for the Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans. Alex and I move on to mop […]

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Steelers To Honor Army Veteran, T Alejandro Villanueva, All Week

Tuesday is Veterans Day and the Pittsburgh Steelers are making sure to honor tackle Alejandro Villanueva, the military veteran on their practice squad who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan as an Army Captain and is currently serving in the Army Reserve. The honoring of Villanueva, however, won’t end Tuesday, according to Steelers head coach […]

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Tomlin Says Late Leap Over Jets Line By Mitchell Was ‘Not Professional’

During his Monday press conference, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called the late-game dive over the line of scrimmage by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell a “bush league” move. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin pretty much agreed with Ryan. “It was not professional, I’ll say that,” Tomlin said Tuesday during his press conference. “Mike […]

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Steelers Favored By 5.5 Points Over Titans In Week 11

After initially opening up as four point favorites over the Tennessee Titans, the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently favored by five and half points by several online betting sites. The Steelers were road favorites last week against the New York Jets but wound up losing 20-17. That was their third loss of the season to a […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Polamalu, Shazier, Taylor All Ruled Out For Titans Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without several of their key players on defense for their Monday night game against the Tennessee Titans. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), safety Troy Polamalu (knee) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) for the game against the Titans. Safety Shamarko […]

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Titans Whisenhunt Refuses To Compare Mettenberger To Roethlisberger

When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger entered the league way back in 2004, current Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was his first offensive coordinator. Currently, Whisenhunt has another rookie quarterback in the form of Zach Mettenberger starting for him in Tennessee and while the LSU product has been compared to a young version of […]

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Will Allen Fitting Right In Back In Pittsburgh

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly the entire game against the Detroit Lions in their quarter sub-package, with Cortez Allen logging 73 of 76 snaps and Will Allen playing nearly 70 snaps himself. Will Allen, of course, may have been a mid-season signing this year as an injury replacement for DaMon Cromartie-Smith for […]

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Success Came Only In Glimpses For Healing DeCastro

By Matthew Marczi As I pointed out yesterday, second-year starting offensive guard David DeCastro had a rough game against the front four of the Detroit Lions in what was probably his worst game of the season. He suffered an ankle injury four games ago that caused him to miss the Steelers’ match-up against the New […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers NT Al Woods Versus Lions

By Alex Kozora Short breakdown of Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Al Woods’ snaps vs the Detroit Lions. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run/Rush: 2/1 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 1:59 1st. LE in dime. Lined up as the three tech. Double-teamed by the LG/LT. Blown back a little bit but […]

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David DeCastro Had His Hands Full With Ndamukong Suh

By Matthew Marczi Following the last game, some were quick to glance at the official stats sheet and draw hasty conclusions about the game based purely on what was reflected in the numbers, and not the tape itself. The main narrative promoted immediately after the game was the lack of impact of Ndamukong Suh due […]

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Jarvis Jones Becoming More Acclimated To The Defense

By Matthew Marczi Jarvis Jones got his first start in a few weeks since being demoted because LaMarr Woodley was forced to sit out the game with an injury. He only played sparsely, and occasionally in specialized roles, in the interim, so it is difficult to draw conclusions about his progress from that. He played […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Lions

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers week 11 victory over the Detroit Lions. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Jarvis Jones getting subpackage reps at ILB. – Detroit uses a “man beater”, Trips Bunch. Reggie Bush with outside stem then bursts inside. Lawrence Timmons can’t stay with him and […]

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Late First-Half Stand Was A Momentum-Builder

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a blistering start against the Detroit Lions, with wide receiver Antonio Brown going for two long touchdowns to finish off Pittsburgh’s first two drives of the game, they were forced to withstand a torrid attack in the second quarter that completely reshaped the game. When […]

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Steelers Red Zone Execution Still Lacking After Lions Game

By Matthew Marczi As much as the offense seemed to get it together this past Sunday against the Detroit Lions—at least in the passing game—when the Pittsburgh Steelers got into the red zone, their season-long struggles reared their ugly head once again On this day, however, the struggles were clearly down to execution, as can […]

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A Look At The Pressures Surrendered By Marcus Gilbert Against The Lions

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers changed protocol in their game plan last week more than usual in order to combat the Detroit Lions. In part, they used the no huddle and quick-release passes as a way to counteract Detroit’s defensive front of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. As a result, the Steelers’ offensive line […]

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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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Cameron Heyward Disrupted The Lions In A Variety Of Ways

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers played nearly the entire game without a nose tackle—Steve McLendon and Al Woods both came in as defensive tackles in sub-packages throughout the game—but that didn’t limit Cameron Heyward, who played 66 of the Steelers’ 76 snaps on defense with Brett Keisel sitting out. Though he didn’t register a sack […]

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Skill Position Players Still Have Work To Do Away From The Ball

By Matthew Marczi The difference between the success and failure of a play comes down to the ability of skill position players to block more frequently than many people seem to realize. Since it tends to happen away from the ball, that’s understandable, but I think it’s time to take a look at some plays […]

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Steelers Running Backs Had Nowhere To Run Against The Lions

In the Sunday win over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers rushed for a whopping 40 yards on 27 attempts. When you subtract out the four kneel downs and two scrambles by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the game, you’re left with 28 yards rushing on 21 attempts. Of those 21 attempts, six went for negative […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Detroit Lions. Roethlisberger threw for 367 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions for a season-high passer rating of 119.4. He completed 29 of his 45 pass attempts and led his team on […]

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Antonio Brown Was Clutch Against The Lions Despite The Drop

By Matthew Marczi Although he was unable to hang on to a couple balls against the Detroit Lions, including one in the end zone, Antonio Brown still finished the day having had one of the best games of his career, with seven receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns. I think it’s worth taking a […]

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Steelers Versus Lions Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the sacks allowed and recorded by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Detroit Lions. 1. 3rd 10, 8:11 2nd. Empty, four man rush vs five blocking. Smash concepts on each side of the field with Ben looking at the top of the screen as his first read. Detroit plays it smartly […]

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Examining The Physical Errors That Led To The Lions’ Big Second Quarter

By Matthew Marczi There is no doubt that errors of both a physical and mental variety on the defensive side of the ball led the Detroit Lions to 27 points in the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ last game, which they were able to overcome in the fourth quarter. Examples of each are plentiful, […]

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Jason Worilds Puts A Positive Spin On His Pass Rush

By Matthew Marczi The Detroit Lions’ offensive line has done well versus the pass this season, despite starting two rookies on the right side of the line. It just so happened that Jason Worilds was lined up over there in place of LaMarr Woodley for this game, and it just so happened that Worilds ended […]

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Mike Tomlin: “There’s A Lot Of Things That Are Capable Of Limiting Your Ability To Run No-huddle”

There is of course a lot of talk this week surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers use of a lot of no-huddle in the win Sunday over the Detroit Lions. Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked quite a few questions about the no-huddle Tuesday during his press conference and below is a transcript of the questions and […]

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2013 NFL Week 11 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

With their win Sunday over the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers made another tiny jump forward in their ANY/A differential stat. They still , however, rank 17th overall in the league (up two spots from last week) as you can see below in the year to date numbers after 11 weeks worth of games. Sunday, […]

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