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Steelers Rookie LB Vince Williams Had Bright Spots In Finale Against Browns

By Matthew Marczi It’s still hard to say exactly what the Pittsburgh Steelers have in inside linebacker Vince Williams. The fact that his playing time, despite technically being in the starting lineup, no doubt has a lot to do with it, as his snaps in any given game can be quite sporadic. While there are […]

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A Look At Matt Spaeth Versus The Browns

By Matthew Marczi Matt Spaeth shored up a critical deficiency as a second true tight end when he returned from injury following the first three months of the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers already started the year without Heath Miller, and it wasn’t too much longer that they also lost David Johnson, who was at the […]

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Marcus Gilbert In The Running Game Versus The Browns

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert had his struggles in pass protection in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns, but he had a better day run blocking. He was far from perfect, of course—he was lost on Le’Veon Bell’s touchdown run and allowed Billy Winn penetration as a result—but overall he […]

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Le’Veon Bell Impressive On The Ground Against Cleveland

By Matthew Marczi Running back Le’Veon Bell finished off his rookie season surpassing Franco Harris’ rookie record for yards from scrimmage in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns. He did so with another impressive rushing performance, coming off his first career 100-yard rushing game the week before. As has been the case for much […]

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Kelvin Beachum Better On The Move In Run Blocking

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum has consistently surprised since the team drafted him in the compensatory portion of the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The surprise early on was just how poorly he played in his first preseason, and then the surprise was that he made the team. Since […]

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Attitude On Display For Cody Wallace In Season Finale

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace has been a nice surprise since an injury to Fernando Velasco thrust him into the starting lineup during the final stretch of the regular season. Nobody really seemed to entirely understand why the team had brought him in after final roster cuts were made, but he’s answered […]

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Lawrence Timmons Active In Coverage Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi While Lawrence Timmons has seen his performance become somewhat erratic this season for a variety of reasons, his coverage ability was perhaps the closest aspect of his game that saw some consistency throughout the year. Outside of one significant exception, that theme continued in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns. Timmons […]

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Sound FX Segment On Cameron Heyward Offers A Glimpse Of An Emerging Leader

By Matthew Marczi So much of the breakout year by Cameron Heyward during the 2013 season has already been exhaustively documented, both by us and by others. His emergence into the starting lineup injected some life into a stagnating defense that had already lost its bearings with Larry Foote being lost in the first week […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Chris Carter Versus Browns

By Alex Kozora For the final breakdown of the season, a recap of outside linebacker Chris Carter‘s performance against the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run: 0 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 3rd and 7, 13:49 1st. LOLB, where he lined up nearly the entire game. Tries to get […]

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Ramon Foster Ended The Year With One Of His Best Games

By Matthew Marczi As others have mentioned, Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Ramon Foster quietly had a very solid year in his first full season having entered the process as a starter. As it currently stands, in fact, it would be fair to say that Foster has emerged as the team’s best pass protector, a fact […]

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Mixed Success For Heath Miller In Season Finale

By Matthew Marczi The 2013 season was a difficult one for Heath Miller. Not only did he miss the entire offseason, he missed the first couple games of the season before he was even fit enough to take the field on his surgically repaired knee that he tore in Week 16 of the 2012 season, […]

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David DeCastro Solid Against The Browns

By Matthew Marczi When the Pittsburgh Steelers were on the clock for the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, they may as well have jogged their card up to the podium to select guard David DeCastro, such was their excitement over his availability at their draft spot. Because of a preseason injury, however, […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Browns – Week 17

By Alex Kozora Week 17 game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns. Obviously, the last installment for the season. Thanks to all who have read my notes throughout the season. First Half – Kickoff coverage. From left to right. Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Jarvis Jones, Will Johnson, […]

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Cameron Heyward Closes Out Breakout Season With Representative Display

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward emerged not merely in the starting lineup in his third season, he emerged as a dynamic player for the defense at a time, and a position, that the team desperately needed such a player. While not every game was an All-Pro-worthy performance for the young defensive […]

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Marcus Gilbert’s Up And Down Pass Protection Finished On A Down Note

By Matthew Marczi While Marcus Gilbert has made it through a season without missing a game for the first time in his three-year career, he certainly did not exit the season unscathed—nor has any of the offensive line. His performance has fluctuated from game to game. More so than the rest of the line, Gilbert […]

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Jarvis Jones Finishes Off The Year On A Positive Note

By Matthew Marczi Depending on how the offseason goes, the Pittsburgh Steelers could certainly be relying on Jarvis Jones to start at outside linebacker in his second season next year—which would make sense, given the investment the team has placed in him. With the injuries to LaMarr Woodley over the course of the second half […]

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Al Woods States His Case To Return To Steelers Line Rotation

By Matthew Marczi It has been interesting watching Al Woods as the season progressed and his snap count increased from game to game, in part due to injury to either Steve McLendon or Brett Keisel and in part due to the earned trust of the coaching staff. While his performance has at times been a […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Sack Breakdown – Week 17

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the lone sack allowed in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Cleveland Browns. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 3, :31 1st. Shotgun, 11 (1 RB/1 TE) personnel. Steelers keep five to block plus Le’Veon Bell on a block/release. Cleveland rushes four. Route concept at its core […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – Second Half Notes And Observations – Week 17

By Matthew Marczi Those plays where Ben Roethlisberger makes eye-catching moves to evade a tackler never seem as impressive when he doesn’t follow it up with a big completion. While he may have lost his spot on defense, Shamarko Thomas has remained consistent as a gunner on special teams this season. He forced two fair […]

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Steelers Versus Browns – First Half Notes And Observations – Week 17

By Matthew Marczi In the last game of the year, Jarvis Jones—somewhat quietly—played perhaps his best game of the year. On the first drive alone, he sniffed out a screen pass to drop the receiver for a two-yard loss and then bailed out of coverage to force Jason Campbell to throw the ball away on […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Browns Recap, Officiating, Tomlin Presser, Offseason Talk & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 64 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I really pack a lot into this show and it starts with us talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns in addition to what happened in the late game between the San Diego Chargers and the […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 17 – Browns

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-7 Sunday win over the Cleveland Browns along with some observations. Offensively, about the only thing that sticks out is that Derek Moye played three more snaps than Markus Wheaton did. Maybe this had to do with Wheaton’s fractured finger more than anything else. Defensively, Stevenson […]

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Steelers End 2013 Season Without Suffering Any Serious Injuries

The 2013 season is now over for the Pittsburgh Steelers but it appears as though they will enter the offseason without any serious injuries to overcome. “On the injury front, a few minor ones,” said head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference. Jerricho Cotchery hurt his ribs. I don’t know the status […]

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Chargers Left Last Box Unchecked For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi After the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Miami Dolphins in Week 14 and fell to 5-8, even optimists such as myself began shoveling the dirt on a team that clearly wasn’t ready for a playoff run. Even after the pleasant surprise of a 30-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Steelers still […]

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Mike Pereira Takes Issue With Fake Punt Forward Progress Ruling In Chiefs-Chargers Game

Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira has now made his thoughts known on the overtime call made by the officials during the late game fake punt between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. On the play, the officials declared that the forward progress of safety Eric Weddle had been stopped prior […]

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Antonio Brown Becomes First Player Ever With 5 Receptions, 50 Yards In Every Game

By Matthew Marczi With his nine-reception, 87-yard effort today against the Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Antonio Brown became the first player in NFL history to finish a regular season with at least five catches and 50 receiving yards in every game. Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith finished the 2001 season with at least […]

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