Week 6

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Browns Open As Two Point Favorites Over Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will go back on the road again in Week 6 as they will play the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns, who are 2-2 after Week 5, opened up as two point favorites over the Steelers after beating the Tennessee Titans Sunday on the road…

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Jarvis Jones Shows Signs Of Life As A Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we highlighted some of the struggles that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie starting outside linebacker Jarvis Jones had while facing the New York Jets, which saw him being fooled on misdirections or missing tackles that led to big games. He looked more like a rookie at moments in…


Jason Worilds Ready To Step In If Needed

By Matthew Marczi Over the past couple years, the Pittsburgh Steelers were more often than not able to turn to Jason Worilds whenever they needed an injury replacement at outside linebacker, either for James Harrison or LaMarr Woodley. This year, he was supposed to take the next step and become…

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Better Results This Time Around For Vince Williams

By Matthew Marczi The more rookie Vince Williams plays, the more comfortable he appears. That is, of course, to be expected, but it is also good to see the development on tape. By no means is he free of errors, but those errors are most often of a physical nature,…

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Breakdown Of Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Versus Jets

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of all defensive snaps from Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward against the New York Jets. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 5 Run: 4 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 13:21 1st. Started game at LE with the team in dime….


Some Positives From Heath Miller In New York

By Matthew Marczi Yesterday, we took a look at some of the lowlights exposed in tight end Heath Miller’s game against the New York Jets, during which he struggled to block on screen passes and also relinquished a sack. Yet he also managed a season-high in receiving yards that game,…


Breakdown Of Steelers LB Vince Williams Versus Jets

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Vince Williams against the New York Jets. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 3 Run: 3 Drop/Blitz: 0/0 Play-by-Play 1. 2nd and 1, 12:46 1st. Jets run Power O with Willie Colon pulling. Sheds the…


Jarvis Jones Looked Like A Rookie Against The Jets

By Matthew Marczi In the first professional game of his career in which he could call himself a winner, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones certainly had an up and down afternoon. At times, he showed some things that he had not before, both positively and negatively, but this…

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A Good Trick Play With A Bad Result Against The Jets

Like many of you, I questioned the fourth quarter trick-play call ran by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the New York Jets this past Sunday on third down and seven from the Jets 17 yard-line. Why take the ball out of the hands of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in a situation like…


Reviewing Le’Veon Bell’s Performance Against The Jets

By Matthew Marczi Following the Pittsburgh Steelers’s first win of the season, head coach Mike Tomlin was highly complementary of his high-pedigreed yet inexperienced new tailback, Le’Veon Bell, who was making just his second career start. Such a dichotomy often sends Tomlin’s mind into a tailspin, as he loves to…

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Heath Miller Took His Lumps Against The Jets

By Matthew Marczi After coming off a very strong game in terms of blocking against the Minnesota Vikings, tight end Heath Miller did not have such an easy time against the New York Jets this past week—and not just because he was beaten for a sack. To be fair, Rex…

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Coming Off Big Game, Jerricho Cotchery Left Hanging In New York

By Matthew Marczi Jerricho Cotchery was coming off his best statistical performance yet in his three years with the Pittsburgh Steelers entering Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Two weeks earlier, he recorded five receptions for 103 yards for a 20.3 yards per catch average while also bringing in…


Steelers Versus Jets Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Back with the weekly sack breakdown, taking a look at what went wrong on each of the three New York Jets sacks vs the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE FULL SIZE 1. 1st and 10, :22 1st. 12 personnel (1 RB, 2 TEs)….

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2013 NFL Week 6 TOX Stats

With week six now in the books, below are the weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. The TOX stat teams with a plus two or better number finished 6-2 (75%) and that was a little lower than I expected it to be. The year to date…

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Steelers Versus Jets – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Other than the long touchdown pass, there really was not much worth mentioning in the early goings of the second half. But so many facets of that play are worth pointing out on their own. To begin with, the play is set up perfectly after the back-to-back…

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Steelers Versus Jets – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi As great a game as Heath Miller may have had against the Minnesota Vikings, he struggled some in this one, particularly as a pass blocker. Not just the sack, but failing to get a commanding angle out on a screen on multiple occasions. First play of the…

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Jets

By David Todd The Steelers finally put one in the win column Sunday with a 19-6 win over the New York Jets at Met Life Stadium. For the fourth week in a row the Steelers fell behind early and it looked like it was going to be more of the…

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LaMarr Woodley Re-Establishing Himself As An Elite Pass Rusher

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley came into the 2013 somewhat under fire after spending the past season and a half slowed or sidelined by a series of injuries. The team collectively was forced to deal with a supposed locker room schism in which a player allegedly…