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Steelers Defensive Charting Takeaways: Post Bye Week

By Alex Kozora As we’ve done every few weeks, some interesting takeaways based off my charting of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense in 2014. Just a random assortment of things that stuck out to me based off the data. – Over the last two weeks, James Harrison has been dominating the snaps at outside linebacker over […]

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Steelers Vs. Titans Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora First half game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 11 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five. Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake, Vince Williams, Arthur Moats, and Robert Golden. Followed up by the usual suspects. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth, Cody Wallace/Will Johnson forming the wedge. The return […]

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Steelers vs Titans Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The Steelers got the second half off to a positive start after the jarring momentum swing of the last minute of the second quarter, forcing a three and out. They opened in […]

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Steelers vs Titans First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. The first observation is obvious: the Steelers may have finally found a return man in Markus Wheaton. I don’t think any other Steelers returner has even been able to bring the ball […]

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Steelers S Troy Polamalu Believes He’ll Be Back For Saints Game

Barring any setbacks over the course of the next eight or nine days, it is indeed looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers will get safety Troy Polamalu back for their home game against the New Orleans Saints after the bye. “I believe if the game was this weekend, I’d be able to play. But everything has gone well […]

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Ross Ventrone Getting Back Up To Speed On Special Teams

Safety Ross Ventrone was a fringe roster hopeful last year when he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, hoping to earn his keep on special teams. A missed play or two during the preseason quashed any hopes of making the team in 2013, however, not to mention the fact that the Steelers already had four safeties […]

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Steelers Defense Pending Makeover Following Bye Week

Over the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has allowed an average of 22 points per game on the road, albeit against inferior opponents by record. That is actually an improvement, at least in terms of raw numbers, over what has been a difficult season defensively for an organization traditionally defined by stout play […]

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Steelers Film Room: Titans Make Gay Pay

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay has a history of wanting to jump routes and Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt and wide receiver Nate Washington were both well aware of that heading into Monday night’s game. Thanks to them both knowing Gay’s tendencies, the Titans were able to burn the Steelers cornerback with 44 seconds […]

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Steelers Vs. Titans: Winners And Losers From Week 11

The Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 7-4 on the season Monday night with a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans and here is just a little sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed. Winners: Le’Veon Bell – Bell […]

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Steelers vs Titans – What To Watch For On Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently find themselves in a three-way tie for last place in the AFC North division after the Cleveland Browns fell to 6-4 and the Cincinnati Bengals advanced to 6-3-1. With the Baltimore Ravens idle and the Steelers set to play tonight, all teams in the division have lost or tied in four […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Safety Inspection

One of the key issues that the Pittsburgh Steelers had defensively, particularly early on, last week against the New York Jets was a difficulty for the safeties to play the run successfully. Of course, this wasn’t entirely surprising, given that Troy Polamalu missed the game with an injury that he suffered the week prior. That […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Thomas, McLendon Ruled Out, Ventrone Probable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their final injury report of the week for the game Monday night against the Tennessee Titans and it offers up no real surprises. Ruled out for Monday night’s game are safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), safety Troy Polamalu (knee), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) and cornerback Ike […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Containing Michael Vick

In all, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick only had a total of 39 yards on eight rushing attempts, which included some scrambles that resulted in sacks. But those few significant scrambles that he had on Sunday in the surprising upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers were key to getting the ball rolling, particularly early in […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review Defending: Percy Harvin

Anybody who watched the Pittsburgh Steelers play against the New York Jets on Sunday saw that Percy Harvin was disrupting what the defense was looking to do. Though his cumulative yardage may not have been overly impressive—he did have a handful of significant plays—it was his threat as a runner that made the defense worry. […]

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Steelers vs Jets Film Review: Daniel McCullers

If you follow this site, then you’ve no doubt heard that rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is reportedly in line to make his first career start—assuming the Pittsburgh Steelers open in their base defense—on Monday night. If he does start, then that means nose tackle Steve McLendon will be sitting out to rest his injured […]

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Steelers Injury Report: McLendon Sits Thursday, Thomas Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 2-7 Tennessee Titans Monday night at LP Field and their first injury report that was released Thursday afternoon shows no real surprises based on what head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Tuesday during weekly his press conference. Sitting out injured Thursday and already ruled out for the game Monday night […]

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Steelers vs Jets First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 20-13 loss to the New York Jets. The Jets gave Percy Harvin an end around on the first play of the game. Arthur Moats played too shallow of an angle and allowed Harvin to get to the outside. Mike […]

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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison Receive Top PFF Marks For Play Against Jets

Despite him throwing two interceptions and having being off target on a few passes Sunday in the loss to the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (2.2) received the highest team offensive grade for his efforts from Pro Football Focus.offensive grade Roethlisberger was 30-of-43 in the game for 343 yards with a lone […]

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Steelers Versus Jets: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora An All-22 primer of the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 loss to the New York Jets Sunday afternoon. – Although the four turnovers are a big factor in the loss, it can’t be used as the sole excuse. To do so would just be lazy analysis. The offense sputtered even when discounting the turnovers. […]

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Steelers vs Jets Week 10 Inactives

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now announced their seven inactive players for their Week 10 Sunday game against the New York Jets and the list once again shows no real surprises thanks to several players having been already ruled out with injuries. The Steelers will be down three safeties Sunday so Will Allen will start alongside Mike Mitchell. Rookie nose tackle […]

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Steelers Injury Report: LB Jason Worilds Probable For Jets Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice and they will now prepare to travel to New Jersey to play the New York Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The final injury report of the week is now out and five players are listed out for the game. Ruled out are cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm), […]

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Steelers Comfortable Turning To Will Allen With Troy Polamalu Sidelined

Thanks to a knee injury suffered last Sunday night by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, veteran Will Allen will make his first start of the season Sunday against the New York Jets. Allen is used to stepping in for Polamalu, however, as the veteran has had to do it several times during his time in […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers opened the second half in a three tight end look, something that they turn to more frequently with the lead. Will Johnson caught the ball on first down, but for only a yard. […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Polamalu, Thomas, Shazier, Ventrone, Worilds All Sit Out Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the field Wednesday preparing for their Sunday road game against the New York Jets and the first injury report of the week, as expected, shows that several players failed to practice. Sitting out Wednesday’s practice with injuries were safety Troy Polamalu (knee), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle), safety Shamarko Thomas […]

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Steelers Versus Ravens: An All-22 Primer

By Alex Kozora Before the tape drops tomorrow, an All-22 primer of the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-27 victory against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night. – I want to continue to take a look at Ben Roethlisberger going through his progressions. Saw it last week against the Indianapolis Colts. Likely happened again in what ended up being […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Polamalu, Shazier, Thomas All Ruled Out For Jets Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without safety Troy Polamalu (knee) Sunday against the New York Jets as head coach Mike Tomlin ruled him out for this week with a knee sprain during his Tuesday press conference. Polamalu injured his left knee late in the second half of the Sunday night game against the Baltimore Ravens […]

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