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Steelers Vs. Colts Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora More game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ thrilling 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Second Half – Poor pass protection from LeGarette Blount early in the second half. Fails to stay square to the blitzer, gets turned, and doesn’t hold up well. – As shown in the broadcast, the two Colts’ defenders […]

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Steelers Vs. Colts Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ thrilling 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. First Half – Kick coverage from left to right: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Will Allen, Shaun Suisham, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, William Gay. – Brice McCain with the necessary hustle to […]

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Steelers vs Colts Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. The Steelers opened the second half of the game with the ball, and in a three tight end set. In case it’s not obvious by now, Will Johnson is the third tight end, not […]

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Steelers vs Colts First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. Despite facing a more potent offense, the Steelers opened in their base defense against Andrew Luck, meaning Cam Thomas in at nose tackle. He missed a tackle on Ahmad Bradshaw up the middle on […]

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Steelers Film Room: No. 7 Gets No. 6 By Going To No. 2

If you were like me, you were quite surprised to see the Pittsburgh Steelers throw the football on the fourth and inches from the Indianapolis Colts eleven yard-line with 5:21 left in the fourth quarter. The play worked, however, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit tight end Heath Miller in the back of the end zone […]

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Steelers vs Texans Film Review: Matt Spaeth

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth logged 25 or more snaps for only the second time this season on Monday against the Houston Texans—but despite the dominant rushing performance against the Panthers, his individual effort in the last game was certainly his best of the year thus far. That included a good deal of success […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. Second Half – Kick coverage unit from L-R: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Shaun Suisham, Will Allen, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, B.W. Webb. – Who is this version of Cam Thomas? Crazy […]

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Steelers Vs. Texans Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Seven victory against the Houston Texans. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five from left to right. Arthur Moats, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth as the next two. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson continue to make up the […]

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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Sits Friday, LB Ryan Shazier Still Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers Friday injury report has now been released and it’s looking like a few of the team’s younger defensive players won’t make it back this week for the game Monday night against the Houston Texans. After being limited Thursday, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) wasn’t able to participate Friday and he is now all […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Robert Golden, Arthur Moats, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, and Antwon Blake. Matt Spaeth and Michael Palmer continue to be the next two up. Cody Wallace and Will Johnson the wedge with […]

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Steelers vs Browns II Film Review: Matt Spaeth

If you look at the snap count numbers for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ run-heavy personnel, such as fullback Will Johnson and second tight end Matt Spaeth, you would think that the team went into the game against the Cleveland Browns looking to air the ball out. Johnson hardly played, while Spaeth was limited to just 13 […]

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Steelers Injury Report: Brett Keisel, Mike Mitchell Both Sidelined Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field and their first injury report of the week shows that several players were unable to practice fully Thursday. For starters, fullback Will Johnson (illness), defensive end Brett Keisel (knee), safety Mike Mitchell (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) all sat […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Player Snap Counts Week 6

Below are the player snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon loss to the Cleveland Browns, according to the NFL official gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. Offensively for the Steelers, the only thing that sticks out this week is that wide receiver Lance Moore actually played more […]

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Steelers Vs. Browns: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you. The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns this Sunday and FirstEnergy Stadium and a win would put them at 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the division. As usual, I have five questions for you to answer heading into the weekend. Please take time to answer each in the […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Second Half – Cameron Heyward doing a good job of taking on this cut block, staying on his feet and helping to make the tackle. – False step by this Jacksonville linebacker. Takes a step back on the snap. […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Five 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick return coverage unit. Front five. Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Vince Williams, Antwon Blake, and Terence Garvin. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth continue to run as the next two up. Cody Wallace returned to his starting part on […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Vince Williams doing work on the opening kickoff, slamming the returner and sending him flailing out of bounds. But he nearly took out the team doctor. Even worse, he did some kind of weird duck […]

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Steelers vs Jaguars First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. First down, first play back after missing two games. Ramon Foster blocked down to the right on the defensive tackle and allowed Le’Veon Bell to work behind him, finding room for five yards. The Steelers […]

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Steelers Still Waiting On Rookie Dri Archer

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back slash wide receiver Dri Archer has logged 23 snaps thus far in three games this season. As a running back, he’s carried the ball two times for six yards. As a wide receiver, he has three catches for nine yards. He’s averaging three yards per touch on five touches, for […]

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Steelers Spread The Wealth To 11 Different Targets

Just two days ago, I wrote about how Ben Roethlisberger’s passes this year had been unusually concentrated on four main targets: starting receivers Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton; tight end Heath Miller; and running back Le’Veon Bell. The four combined totaled 87 of Roethlisberger’s 96 completions through the first quarter of the season, with seven […]

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Steelers Receiving Targets Concentrated On A Core Four

It’s no surprise that wide receiver Antonio Brown has brought in the lion’s share of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns through the first quarter of the 2014 season. He is, after all, an All-Pro wide receiver coming off a 110-reception, 1499-yard, eight-touchdown performance a year ago, and he just last Sunday became […]

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Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Friday Night Five Questions

It’s Friday and as we all wait for the Ebola virus to make its way across the United States, we should first get a chance to see the Pittsburgh Steelers travel down to Florida to take on the winless Jacksonville Jaguars before that happens. As we do every Friday, I have five questions for you […]

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Steelers Vs. Buccaneers Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Four 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth the next two. Stephon Tuitt and Will Johnson again form the wedge. LeGarrette Blount serves […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Steelers opened in a three-tight end set, if you include Will Johnson, who was lined up far right to receive a screen pass on first down. David DeCastro failed to cut his man […]

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Steelers vs Buccaneers – What To Watch For On Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers play host to the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers this afternoon, coming off a Pyrrhic victory that saw the team win by 18 points, but finish down three starters on defense. Of course, the team was well on its way to 0-4 by this time last year, so the 2-1 start is certainly […]

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Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Second Half – Great job by Cameron Heyward to cross the tackles’ face, keep the runner moving laterally, all while forcing a holding call against tackle Byron Bell. – Cortez Allen has not been very reliable in […]

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