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David Paulson Back In A More Comfortable Role

By Matthew Marczi The season-ending injury to tight end David Johnson has once against thrust second-year tight end David Paulson into action after his playing time had been truncated with the return of Heath Miller. He had his early season struggles as a blocker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and helped contribute to a dreadful running […]

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Breakdown Of Steelers NT Steve McLendon Versus Ravens

By Alex Kozora Breakdown of all defensive snaps from Pittsburgh Steelers mose tackle Steve McLendon against the Baltimore Ravens. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run/Rush: 0/1 Play-by-Play 1. 1st and 10, 12:25 1st. Lined up as the one technique (shaded on either side of the center). Bull rush, walking Gino […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Ravens

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Baltimore Ravens. Apologies for not having anything last week. My Coaches Film and immune system were not cooperating. Please be merciful, Steelers Depot commenters. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Kick return unit. Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Stevenson Sylvester, Terence Garvin, and Antwon […]

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Will Johnson Getting More Involved In The Offense

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson played his most snaps of the season, and his highest percentage of the team’s total snaps, in the their most recent victory over the Baltimore Ravens. It also just so happened to be the team’s best game on the ground through the first six games of the […]

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Kelvin Beachum Settling In At Left Tackle

By Matthew Marczi Second-year tackle Kelvin Beachum made only his second career start as a left tackle in the ranks of the professionals this past week, but he spent his entire college career as a left tackle before playing right tackle, left guard, center, and tight end in the NFL. I don’t know whether Beachum […]

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Le’Veon Bell Learns That Patience Is A Virtue

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers back in April believed that they selected their new running back in the form of Le’Veon Bell in the most recent NFL Draft; they got their first true sample of what he will bring to the table this past week in the team’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Although […]

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In With A Whimper, Out With A Bang

By Matthew Marczi Nobody was a fan, on record, of the Pittsburgh Steelers signing Guy Whimper as a veteran presence on a very young offensive line this offseason. Not many took any positives out of his performance during the preseason games. Most only begrudgingly included him by default as the 53rd player to make the […]

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Todd Haley Lets The Wildcat Out Of The Bag

By Matthew Marczi I am not entirely sure what the biggest surprise of the last game was, but it could have been a tie between the performance of Guy Whimper at right tackle and the installation of the Wildcat offense with Le’Veon Bell. Since I will be writing pieces on both, I will conveniently not […]

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Tight End A Good Look On Mike Adams, For Now

By Matthew Marczi Although Jim Wexell Tweeted out just prior to the game to look for Mike Adams at tight end, the fact that he actually played tight end—and significantly—for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the  Baltimore Ravens this past week was probably somewhat surprising to most people. Even I was somewhat surprised, and I had […]

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Jason Takes Baltimore – The Bad

By Matthew Marczi As has pretty much always been the case with Jason Worilds, the fourth-year outside linebacker sprinkled in both some good and some bad during his fill-in starting performance for Jarvis Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. At times, he displayed veteran awareness of his surroundings, and at others, he looked confused. For the […]

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Jason Takes Baltimore – The Good

By Matthew Marczi As has pretty much always been the case with Jason Worilds, the fourth-year outside linebacker sprinkled in both some good and some bad during his fill-in starting performance for Jarvis Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. At times, he displayed veteran awareness of his surroundings, and at others, he looked confused. For the […]

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LaMarr Woodley Contributes To Winning Effort Against Ravens

By Matthew Marczi Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley is being asked to do more for the team than he ever has, now that he is being counted upon to generate the majority of the team’s pressures, or so it seems. Fellow outside linebackers Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones still have a long way to […]

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2013 NFL Week 7 Stats – Adjusted Net Yards Per Passing Attempt Differential

Below are the ANY/A differential stats through the week seven games and if you look back to week six, you will see that despite the win Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers actually slipped back into the negative side. The failure of the Steelers offense to score seven points when they get into […]

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2013 NFL Week 7 TOX Stats

Week 7 is now way behind us and week 8 gets underway this evening. Below are your weekly TOX stats along with the year to date numbers. The TOX stat teams with a plus two or better number finished 7-2 (77.8%) and that again was a little lower than I expected it to be. The […]

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Steelers Play Breakdown: Moye Missed The Ball And Roethlisberger Missed Brown

Thanks to the all-22 film that is now offered by NFL.com, it is easier than ever to Monday morning quarterback plays that aren’t successful. A few people have now asked me to look at the fourth quarter incomplete pass to wide receiver Derek Moye on third down from the Baltimore Ravens 20 yard-line as they […]

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Steelers K Shaun Suisham Named AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Thanks to his 4-for-4 performance Sunday in the win over the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham was named the Week7 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Suisham was good from 34, 28, 38 and 42 yards out against the Ravens with the last one being the game-winner as time expired. It was […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Another look at the sacks and penalties allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their win over the Baltimore Ravens. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE LARGE VERSION 1. 2nd and 10, 11:28 2nd. Shotgun, empty. Slightly unusual look. Heath Miller the No. 1 receiver (closest to the numbers) on the strong side […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 7 – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi As much as Lawrence Timmons has been criticized and scrutinized over the years, nobody is a tougher critic of his play than himself. He appears disgusted with himself after tripping up Ray Rice for a two-yard gain when he was looking to hold the back to no gain. The wide angle that […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens Week 7 – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi While right tackle Marcus Gilbert reportedly told Jim Wexell that he’s not losing his “damn job”, he will need to be a quick healer and step up his game, starting next week. Guy Whimper played well at right tackle, especially given the situation and limited work in practice, and Mike Adams looked […]

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Steelers G David DeCastro Shows First-Round Pedigree In Win Over Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro made his ninth career start Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens and it was by far the best game of his young career. Below is a look at five running plays from that game in which DeCastro showed why the Steelers drafted him in the first round of the 2012 […]

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Tomlin Too Pissed To Notice Steelers Were Shorted Eight Seconds On Final Scoring Drive

During the final kickoff return by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders this past Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, the officials ruled that he stepped out of bounds at the Pittsburgh 37 yard-line and thus the touchdown was negated. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked Tuesday why that play was […]

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Polamalu The Engine Driving Sub-Package Football For Steelers

By Matthew Marczi As the season goes on, Dick LeBeau and the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to implement and deploy small-bodied sub-packages as their go-to defense, rather than the base, or even the nickel, as they had six defensive backs on the field nearly 75 percent of the time against the Baltimore Ravens. Out of 65 […]

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Tackling No Longer An Issue For The Steelers Defense

In the loss to the Minnesota Vikings over in London, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense registered 15 missed tackles, according to Pro Football Focus, and it played a big part in the outcome of the game. However, since that game, the Steelers defense is back tackling well again. In their first win over the New York […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts – Steelers Versus Ravens

By David Todd The Steelers played an early-season, must-win game Sunday at Heinz Field and came away with a 19-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens. It was a well-played game that lived up to many of the great match-ups in the history of this intense rivalry despite the troubles both teams have had in the […]

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The Top Three Apologies Fans Owe To Their Steelers

By Michael K Reynolds It’s often said that Steelers fans are among the most knowledgeable and savvy in the league, but it doesn’t mean we’re perfect. Alright, let’s face it. Most of us are, at best, highly experienced amateurs. So we’re certainly not above admitting when we’re wrong. Here are the top three apologies fans […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Grades Out Very Well For Play Against Ravens Per PFF

While you probably don’t need them to confirm this for you, but Pro Football Focus thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line had their best game of the season Sunday in the win over the Baltimore Ravens. David DeCastro, Guy Whimper, Kelvin Beachum, Mike Adams, Ramon Foster and Fernando Velasco all graded out with positive scores, […]

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