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Is The Quarter Sub-Package Limiting Lawrence Timmons?

By Matthew Marczi There is no question that, since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 207 NFL Draft, inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has slowly become an integral piece in Dick LeBeau’s defensive arsenal. He has arguably been the team’s best defensive player over the course of the past […]

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William Gay Represents Himself Well As Spot Starter

By Matthew Marczi When a cornerback has a nice, yet quiet game, rarely is he ever praised for his fine work. If, however, he should get burned deep once out of 50 snaps in coverage, he is sure to hear it the next day. Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay seems to be particularly prone to […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers LB Jason Worilds Versus Bears

By Alex Kozora Play-by-play breakdown for Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker Jason Worilds against the Chicago Bears. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 5 Run: 3 Rush/Drop: 2/0 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and Goal, 3:16 1st. ROLB. Bull rushes LG Matt Slauson with Shamarko Thomas on nickel blitz. Slant from Jay Cutler so the […]

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Jarvis Jones Dominant, Disruptive Against The Run Against Chicago

By Matthew Marczi It turns out Jarvis Jones really has a favorite move that he likes to make to defend inside runs, particularly when the opposition puts a tight end on him. They may regret it if they continue to do that, because Jones had an exceptional game defending the run. In fact, he did […]

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David DeCastro Shows Improvement On The Move

By Matthew Marczi Since the moment that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted David DeCastro in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, the offensive guard has been given the highest of expectations to live up to from its fanbase. He was off to a fine start after winning the right guard position from Ramon Foster […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bears

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 loss to the Chicago Bears. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Started the game in nickel. No Steve McClendon or Ziggy Hood. Shamarko Thomas as the nickel back and Cameron Heyward replacing Hood, as he usually does in nickel. – The […]

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Jason Worilds Makes The Most Of His Opportunities

By Matthew Marczi Jason Worilds may not have gotten a ton of playing time in the last game, but he did make the most of his opportunities, particularly during one drive with about five minutes to play in the third quarter. The Pittsburgh Steelers had just scored a field goal, and the subsequent kickoff was […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Another Steelers running back fumbles, and another Steelers running back finds himself on the bench. Felix Jones puts the ball on the ground on the second play of the half, and the team rides Jonathan Dwyer the rest of the game. It was interesting at the time that, unlike the week before, […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Once again, Kion Wilson started at inside linebacker in place of Larry Foote. Will this be the last time? The Steelers also started the game in the nickel despite being down a starting cornerback. That’s a lot of trust in the young Shamarko Thomas. The Steelers failed to stop second and one […]

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Report: Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Fined $21K For Using Head To Hit Bears S Chris Conte

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer has been fined $21,000 for delivering a blow to Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte while using the top/crown of his helmet outside tackle box in the loss Sunday night. #Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer indeed fined $21,000 for delivering a blow to […]

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Todd Haley Says The Offense Played Winning Football On First Down Against The Bears

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers are winless to start the season, offensive coordinator Todd Haley said Thursday he liked the improvements the offense made on first downs in the Sunday night loss to the Chicago Bears. “What we did positive in that game to me that far outweighed everything was first down,” said Haley. “In […]

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Mike Adams Showed A Little Bit Of Nasty Late Against The Bears

During his weekly talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he would like to see his offensive line play with more attitude moving forward after starting the 2013 season 0-3. “Be tough. Be nasty,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday prior to practice. “If you have to get a penalty because you’re going to […]

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Steelers Versus Bears Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers sacks from Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE FULL SIZE 1. 2nd and 4, 6:50 1st. 12 personnel. Bears rush five. Julius Peppers engages David Johnson but never actually rushes him so he’s not included in the above number. Playaction, Steelers […]

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2013 NFL Week 3 TOX Stats

Week three of the 2013 NFL season has now come and gone and below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. This week, the teams that had a plus two or better TOX stat finished 8-2 (80%) and if you have been following this stat with me over the years, […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Bears

By David Todd The Steelers lost their third game 40-23 to the Chicago Bears at Heinz Field Sunday night dropping their record to 0-3 for the first time since 2000. Since 1990, 115 teams have started 0-3 and only three have made the playoffs, none since 1998. The Steelers out-gained the Bears 459-258 yards, Ben […]

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Steelers Tape Breakdown: Dwyer Continues To Leave Yards On The Field With Missed Reads

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer had two great blitz pickups and two nice runs Sunday night against the Chicago Bears, but he could have had another big one in the game as well. Below is yet another example of Dwyer’s inability to read blocks as he consistently leaves yards out on the field. It […]

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Steelers Tape Breakdown: Ride 38 Two Times With Totally Different Results

The Ride 38 running play has been in the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive playbook for eons and they ran it twice Sunday night in second quarter in the loss to the Chicago Bears with two totally different results. The first time they ran was on second and one with 8:27 left in the half. The play […]

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PFF Has Marcus Gilbert As The Steelers Second Best Offensive Lineman Against Bears

According to Pro Football Focus, Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert was the team’s second best offensive lineman Sunday night in the loss to the Chicago Bears as they scored him as only allowing one quarterback hurry during the game. The All-22 of the game won’t be released until early Tuesday morning and I can’t […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Bears Recap, Offensive Line, Turnovers, Running Backs & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 24 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I get right into talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night loss to the Chicago Bears as they now sit 0-3 with the London game against the Minnesota Vikings next up. There are no surprises in this episode as we […]

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Steelers Will Set A Super Bowl Era Franchise Record Next Sunday If They Fail To Get A Turnover

The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to create a defensive turnover for a third straight game Sunday night in their 40-23 loss to the Chicago Bears and the last time they accomplished that feat was during the 2009 season during the stretch that they were supposed to be unleashing the hell. In the Super Bowl era, the […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 3 – Bears

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night loss to the Chicago Bears. As far as surprises go, rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton only played eight snaps in the game after head coach Mike Tomlin hinted last week he would see more playing time moving forward. Tight end Heath Miller played 39 […]

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Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer Plays Big Role In Two Long Touchdown Passes Against Bears

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer did a very nice job in pass protection on both of the long touchdown passes to Antonio Brown Sunday night against the Chicago Bears and below are the animated gifs of both plays. On the first play, Bears safety Chris Conte blitzes off the edge while D.J. Williams comes […]

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Steelers Versus Bears Winners And Losers – Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 40-23-Sunday night to the Chicago Bears and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Antonio Brown – Brown had nine catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns Sunday night and it included a one-handed circus-type catch […]

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Mike Tomlin Press Conference Transcript Following Steelers Loss To The Bears

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 0-3 on the season thanks to their 40-23 loss Sunday night to Chicago Bears and below is the transcript of the Mike Tomlin press conference following the game courtesy of steelers.com. Mike Tomlin: Obviously, you’re not going to win football games when you’re turning the ball over in the manner […]

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2013 Debut Of Steelers Tight End Heath Miller Spoiled By Loss To Bears

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 0-3 on the season Sunday night with their 40-23 loss to the Chicago Bears, and it spolied the 2013 debut of tight end Heath Miller, who tore multiple knee ligaments late last season in the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Miller, who was targeted four times in the game, caught […]

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Steelers To Look For Tackles Under Stones

The Pittsburgh Steelers not only turned the football over Sunday night in their 40-23 loss to the Chicago Bears, they also turned over their tackles as well due to poor play. “They hadn’t played well enough to justify otherwise,” head coach Mike Tomlin said during his post game press conference. “We’re going to look at […]

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