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Mike Adams Still A Work In Progress At Left Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Steelers second-year tackle Mike Adams is set to make his first start (at tackle anyway) since his demotion in Week Four when the team faces the Miami Dolphins this week. The man who replaced him, Kelvin Beachum, will be out at least this week with a knee injury. So how did Adams […]

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Lawrence Timmons Was A Force Against The Run Versus The Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Amidst a relatively disappointing individual season, Lawrence Timmons played one of his better and more consistent games last week against the Baltimore Ravens. He was a force especially against the run, taking on and shedding blockers as though James Farrior were still here and in his prime. On this late second quarter […]

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Marcus Gilbert Settling Down In Pass Protection At Right Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Although his run blocking isn’t always up to par, right tackle Marcus Gilbert is typically able to get the job done in pass protection, with a few lapses here and there. This year, it was the opening day game to the Tennessee Titans, and then later to the New England Patriots, when […]

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2013 NFL Week 12 & 13 TOX Stats

Below are the TOX stats from Week 12 and Week 13 along with the new year to date totals heading into the weekend of Week 14. In Week 12, the teams with a plus two TOX differential went 8-2 (80.0%). In Week 13, those plus two teams combined to go 10-3 (76.9%). The year to […]

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Heath Miller Rediscovering His Groove As A Receiver

By Matthew Marczi We’ve already taken a look at the strong game that tight end Heath Miller had with respect to fulfilling his duties as a run blocker against the Baltimore Ravens. He has really stepped up in that department over the past two games. But he has also been building up steam as a […]

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Ike Taylor Came Off Worse Live Than On Tape Versus The Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers starting cornerback Ike Taylor has been under fire in recent weeks, and the bullets have been flying equally from the media and amateur critics as well as from opposing quarterbacks. He is being targeted at a rate never before seen in his career, which is why, like William Gay, some […]

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John Harbaugh Never Thought What Mike Tomlin Did Was Intentional

On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 by the league for his Thursday night sideline incident involving Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones and that news of course got back to Baltimore quickly. Since the fine was handed down, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has weighed back in on the topic. […]

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League Now Has Mike Tomlin And Steelers Held Hostage For Remainder Of Season

The word came down on Wednesday from NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000 for interfering with a kickoff during last Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. In addition to that, the league will also now consider a modification or forfeiture […]

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NFL Fines Mike Tomlin $100,000 And Steelers Still Could Lose A Draft Pick

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been fined $100,000 by the league for his Thursday night sideline incident during a kickoff return in the game against the Baltimore Ravens. Mike Tomlin fined $100,000. NFL also still will consider draft choice penalty vs. Steelers. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December […]

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Biggest Strides For Worilds Coming Against The Run, Not The Pass

By Matthew Marczi Jason Worilds may have played the best game of his career up to this point in the Steelers’ latest lost to the Ravens, but it had more to do with his work versus the run than against the pass, despite the fact that he registered two sacks, including a strip sack that […]

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Heath Miller Back To Old Ways In Run Blocking

By Matthew Marczi It’s no secret that Pro Bowl tight end Heath Miller has gone through stretches this season where his play has suffered in all aspects, much of which could probably be attributed to the continual healing process from a torn ACL that he suffered less than a year ago. The odd thing was […]

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Fernando Velasco’s Rough Send-Off Due To More Than Injury

By Matthew Marczi There’s no doubt that the Steelers owe a great deal of thanks to Fernando Velasco and the job that he was able to do coming in cold and starting in Week Two, providing stability to a key unit that was threatening to unravel after just eight snaps. That said, I have been […]

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Dean Blandino Says Mike Tomlin Should Have Been Flagged On Kickoff Return

Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, said Tuesday on NFL Total Access, that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin should have been penalized when he impeded that path of Baltimore Ravens returner Jacoby Jones during a third quarter kickoff return. “Anytime a player or a coach from the sideline is in this white […]

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All-22 Views Of The Mike Tomlin Kickoff Return Incident With Jacoby Jones

I know several of you are curious to see what the All-22 view of the kickoff return incident in the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens shows, but has you can see in the top two animated gifs below, it does not qualify for a Zapruder film the way that the clip […]

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2013 NFL Week 13 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Week 13 of the 2013 NFL season is now behind and it’s time again to look at the adjusted net yards per passing attempt differential stats heading into Week 14. The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped .03 points this past week in their loss to the Baltimore Ravens and they currently remain ranked 15th overall and behind […]

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Tomlin: “A One Foot In Front Of The Other” Kind Of Guy?

By Jeremy Hritz Mike Tomlin once said that he is a “one foot in front of the other kind of guy,” but after the Thursday Night contest in Baltimore, those words have assumed new meaning. Almost five days after the 22-20 loss to the Ravens, Tomlin’s sideline shuffle is becoming more ridiculous, and not because […]

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Tomlin Text To Glazer: “If Anybody Thinks I, Or Anybody Else Would Do This On Purpose, They’re Crazy”

In a text to NFL Insider Jay Glazer, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin denied that he purposefully tried to interfere with Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones Thursday night in the third quarter. The text to Glazer read: “If anybody thinks I or anybody else would do this on purpose, they’re crazy.” As far […]

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Official Ravens Site Releases Raw Sideline Reaction Video Of Jacoby Jones After Kickoff Return

Onward we go with the Mike Tomlin sideline incident that took place Thursday night in the third quarter of the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. Did you really think that this wouldn’t pick up steam? Now, the official website of the Ravens has released sideline footage that includes the reaction of […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – Second Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi On the first snap, Jason Worilds picked up where he left off in his strong run defense, tackling Bernard Pierce from behind before he could break away for what might have gone for a first down otherwise. He nearly got a third sack on Joe Flacco a few plays later, but he […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 13

By Matthew Marczi The decision to run on third and 12 in the beginning of the game seemed stupid at first, until you noticed the way the Ravens were lined up on defense. It was tempting to run through that hole. And it was probably closer to working than you’d think. Mat McBriar had his […]

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Can The Steelers Secondary Improve Over The Final Four Games?

By Jeremy Hritz The momentum has been stifled, and the longest win streak for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 ends at three games, one better than their previous streak of two. If this pattern continues, their next streak will be four in a row, and they could keep their slim playoff possibilities afloat at least […]

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Fourth Quarter – The Road To The Playoffs

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in pretty decent shape to make the playoffs, even if they lose to the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. No, really. Are you done laughing? Okay, hear me out. The following scenario obviously assumes that Pittsburgh is able to take care of business against its other […]

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NFL Week 13 Picks & Predictions – Dave Bryan & David Todd – 2013

Every Friday on The Terrible Podcast my co-host David Todd and I pick all of the NFL games against the spread and we will post those picks every Sunday morning throughout the season and track the results along the way. Here is a link to the Friday episode. We use the spreads that we see […]

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Drive-By-Drive Analysis Reveals Worrying Third-Down Trend For Steelers Defense

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers had ample opportunity to hold the Baltimore Ravens to drive after drive without a scoring attempt. And time after time, they failed to take advantage of those opportunities. The Ravens held the ball on nine occasions. They punted once. They also ended the first and second halves with the […]

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Pittsburgh Not Amused After Special Teams Made The Butt Of The Joke

By Matthew Marczi In a game that saw Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker send a quintuplet of pigskins through the uprights in what was ultimately a two-point loss, the special teams performance of the Pittsburgh Steelers should probably be credited with assists on a pair of those field goals. First, there was the comical ‘cadence’ […]

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A Look At Who Steelers Fans Should Be Rooting For Sunday In Three Key Games

The loss to the Baltimore Ravens certainly put a damper on the chances of the Pittsburgh Steelers to make the playoffs, but a lot of football remains to be played. Thanks to the mediocrity in the AFC, the Steelers still have a shot at making the post season tournament and that shot can be improved […]

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