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Steelers Kept Adams Focused On Run-Blocking Against The Bills

By Matthew Marczi Though Mike Adams has not started a game along the offensive line since week four, he has stayed in the mix at tight end by playing nearly 120 snaps over the course of the last four games. Technically, though, he has started three of the past four weeks—at tight end. It is […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Patriots – Week 9 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players for this week. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger – 35 attempts, 27 completions, 301 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 […]

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A Few Bright Spots From Cody Wallace Against The Raiders

By Matthew Marczi When Cody Wallace was forced into the game due to the injuries to Ramon Foster and Guy Whimper, it was certainly alarming—not simply because it meant the Pittsburgh Steelers were down two linemen, but also because we had never seen Wallace play before and did not know what he offered. While he […]

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Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Raiders

By Alex Kozora The weekly breakdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Starting kick coverage in no particular order. Terence Garvin, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Will Johnson, Stevenson Sylvester, Jarvis Jones, Will Allen, Antwon Blake, Cortez Allen, and William Gay. – On kick returns. Garvin, […]

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Steelers Versus Raiders Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Oakland Raiders in Sunday’s loss. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 1st and 10, 1:19 1st. 21 (2 RBs 1 TE) personnel. Six blocking vs a five man rush. Raiders blitz the WILL and MIKE while dropping the strong […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Raiders – Week 8 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Oakland Raiders Sunday at the O.co Coliseum and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players for this week. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger – 33 attempts, 24 completions, 273 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 […]

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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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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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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Ravens – Week 7 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at Heinz Field and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players for this week. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger – 34 attempts, 24 completions, 301 yards, 1 touchdowns, 1 interception, […]

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Timetable For Matt Spaeth’s Return Unclear

ByMatthew Marczi With David Johnson recently putting himself out for the rest of the season with a wrist injury and newly acquired Richard Gordon failing to escape even a single practice unscathed, there should be a clear path for the Pittsburgh Steelers to reintroduce Matt Spaeth into the tight end mix. That is, provided that […]

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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, so it clearly could not […]

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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 a touchdown, his second of […]

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David Johnson Injury Places Steelers In A Tight Space

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a blow yesterday when they were forced to put tight end David Johnson on injured reserve. After spending the 2012 season out of football due to a knee injury, the veteran tight end was gradually feeling better as the games ticked away this year. In fact, he was coming off one […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Jets – Week 6 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the New York Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players for this week. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger – 32 attempts, 23 completions, 285 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 […]

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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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David Johnson Looking Good As He Regains His Health

By Matthew Marczi Following the loss to the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spoke to the media the following Tuesday, as he always does, to address a range of topics. One of the topics that he discussed was tight end David Johnson. Tomlin noted that he liked what Johnson was doing in […]

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Where In The World Is Will Johnson?

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers really should be using Will Johnson more. They have been falling behind so far and so quickly that it has neutered their ability to be more varied and unpredictable, which generally calls for more receiving options—in other words, few two back sets, and lots of three wide receivers. But […]

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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 – 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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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Vikings – Week 4 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in London and below are my fantasy football stat projections for the black and gold offensive players. Feel free to add your own projections in the comments below. Ben Roethlisberger – 30 attempts, 24 completions, 320 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions. A revived running game […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – Second Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Another Steelers running back fumbles, and another Steelers running back finds himself on the bench. Felix Jones puts the ball on the ground on the second play of the half, and the team rides Jonathan Dwyer the rest of the game. It was interesting at the time that, unlike the week before, […]

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Steelers Versus Bears – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Once again, Kion Wilson started at inside linebacker in place of Larry Foote. Will this be the last time? The Steelers also started the game in the nickel despite being down a starting cornerback. That’s a lot of trust in the young Shamarko Thomas. The Steelers failed to stop second and one […]

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