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Troy Polamalu And Calculated Risks

By Matthew Marczi The clearest sign that Troy Polamalu is back to being Troy Polamalu is to watch where he lines up on short-yardage plays. When he is healthy, he is typically up against the line or bursting through a hole off the snap on critical, drive-changing snaps. The last game for the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

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David DeCastro Continues Improving

By Matthew Marczi Earlier in the season, I was among the many who expressed concern over David DeCastro and what seemed to be his lack of development in his second season, in which strength even appeared to be an issue. Fortunately, however, his play has continued to rise since then, with the last being perhaps […]

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Taking A Look At Vince Williams’ First Career Start

By Matthew Marczi Although Vince Williams had somewhat of a rocky game against the Minnesota Vikings, it is fair to point out that it was, of course, his first career start, and just the third game of his career (he was inactive in the season opener). Since that last game, Williams has been officially upgraded […]

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Will Johnson Making Limited Reps Count

By Matthew Marczi Fullback Will Johnson only saw 10 snaps in the last game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, for one reason or another, but when he did see the field, he generally made it count. Based on the way the team has been using him, however, I am not sure if fullback is an accurate […]

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Cortez Allen Threatened With Demotion After Poor Outing

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen entered the 2013 season targeted as a player ‘on the ascent’, both within the organization and on the outside, perceived as a possible breakout player after a supposed explosion of turnovers late last season that was taken as a clear sign of the next Charles Tillman. To […]

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Heath Miller Playing His Way Back Into Blocking Form

By Matthew Marczi The return of tight end Heath Miller to the lineup has been a big boost for the Pittsburgh Steelers, not only in terms of his ability to contribute to the receiving game, but, perhaps especially, in terms of what he brings as a blocker, in comparison to what they were previously working […]

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Cameron Heyward Shows Off Motor Against The Vikings

By Matthew Marczi Some Pittsburgh Steelers fans have been vocal in their disappointment that former 2011 first-round draft pick Cameron Heyward has yet to crack the starting lineup in his third season, even though he is playing behind another former first-round draft pick in Ziggy Hood and a former Pro Bowler in Brett Keisel. Well, […]

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Marcus Gilbert Finds A Way To Get It Done

By Matthew Marczi It is no secret that Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert has often felt the ire of the team’s fan base for a perceived lack of fire or passion, suggesting perhaps that he lacks the proper motivation or disposition for the sport. Of course, there are plenty of examples on tape to […]

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Fernando Velasco Struggles On The Move Against The Vikings

By Matthew Marczi When Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey went down in the season opener, the team was lucky that a player such as Fernando Velasco was available to come off the street and play the position just a week later. By no means, however, does that mean that he is not without his warts. […]

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Steelers Continue To Use DE Cameron Heyward Mostly In Sub Packages

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward saw a season-low 19 snaps in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings and if you are wondering why that was, it’s really quite simple. Prior to the season starting, head coach Mike Tomlin said that the third-year Ohio state product would be playing mostly in sub packages. “We feel […]

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Breakdown Of New Steelers T Levi Brown Versus Buccaneers

By Alex Kozora Snap-by-snap breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steeler left tackle Levi Brown (#75) in his last game with the Arizona Cardinals versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run Block/Pass Block: 0/3 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Pass. RB chips to his side. […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Vikings

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers/Minnesota Vikings Week Four matchup. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening kickoff coverage. L1 – Robert Golden L2 – Shamarko Thomas L3 – William Gay L4 – Terence Garvin L5 – Jarvis Jones R1 – Chris Carter R2 – Kion Wilson R3 – […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut. David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio  Brown that drew a pass […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers were off to a strong start on their kick return coverage this season, and it continued into this game, with Shamarko Thomas making Cordarrelle Patterson pay for taking back the opening kickoff from nine yards deep, short of the 20. Likewise, the running defense got off to a fine start […]

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The Bell Tolled Well Against The Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell only rushed for 57 yards Sunday in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but several of runs really showed what kind of skills and abilities he has. Below are a few that really stuck out to me when going back through the all-22 tape from the from. I […]

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Bill Polian Says Ben Roethlisberger’s Performance Against The Vikings Was ‘Phenomenal’

Bill Polian has been around the NFL for quite some time and has seen his share of a quarterback play both good and bad over the years. During a Thursday morning segment on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Polian praised the performance that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger put on Sunday in London in the loss to […]

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2013 NFL Week 4 TOX Stats

Week four of the 2013 NFL season has now come and gone and below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. We knew a correction was on the way in the next two weeks and we got it this week as the plus two or better TOX stat finished 9-3 […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of all five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Minnesota Vikings. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE FULL SIZE 1. 2nd and 10, 11:47 2nd. 12 personnel. Five blocking vs a four man rush. Simple breakdown here. Bad first punch from Mike Adams working against Jared Allen. Not […]

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Le’Veon Bell Has Likely Done His Last Flip Into The End Zone For A While

The flip into the end zone for a touchdown Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings might very well be the last one that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell does for while, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network. Bell, who scored his first NFL touchdown from eight yards out with 4:02 left in the […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Vikings

By David Todd The Steelers lost their fourth game 34-27 to the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London, England on Sunday, dropping their record to 0-4 for the first time since 1968. The Steelers again found themselves in an early hole from which they never recovered, playing from behind the whole game for the […]

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Report: Steelers G Ramon Foster Only Suffered A Minor Pectoral Sprain Sunday Against Vikings

The Pittsburgh Steelers received some good news on the injury front Monday as Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting left guard Ramon Foster only suffered a minor sprain of the right pectoral muscle Sunday during the 34-27 loss to Minnesota Vikings. According to Kaboly, Foster originally suffered the injury a week before in […]

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Emmanuel Sanders Needs To Stop Showing His Frustration Before Plays Are Over

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is second on the team in receptions with 20 but has only caught 52.6% of the passes thrown his way. While he has only dropped one pass that he should have caught, it’s easy to suggest that he might not be on the same page with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger […]

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Mike Tomlin Needs To Become A Geology Expert During The Bye Week

Following the loss to the Chicago Bears, head coach Mike Tomlin said that he would turn over stones in an effort to fix the tackle situation. Judging by the play of left tackle Mike Adams Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, he better become a geology expert during the bye week. Through the first four games […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Vikings Recap, The Blame Game & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 27 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I roll through what happened in the Pittsburgh Steelers loss Sunday in London to the Minnesota Vikings and that includes telling you who we thought played good and who we thought played bad. We spend a lot of time talking […]

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Steelers Versus Vikings Winners And Losers – Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-27-Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings 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 continues to make plays and his 32 receptions for 412 yards currently has him in top four of the […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 4 – Vikings

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday loss to the Minnesota Vikings along with some observations. On a positive note, tight end Heath Miller played 95% of the offensive snaps and was only off of the field for four plays in total. Rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton saw a season-high 36 snaps […]

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