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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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Steelers Versus Bears Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers sacks from Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE FULL SIZE 1. 2nd and 4, 6:50 1st. 12 personnel. Bears rush five. Julius Peppers engages David Johnson but never actually rushes him so he’s not included in the above number. Playaction, Steelers […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Bears – Week 3 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears Sunday night 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, 21 completions, 253 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions. The Steelers offense needs to […]

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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening KR coverage. Front five: Kion Wilson, Terence Garvin, Chris Carter, Shamarko Thomas, and Jarvis Jones. David Paulson and Michael Palmer the next two with Al Woods and Cam Heyward forming […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals I – First Half Notes And Observations

By Matthew Marczi Isaac Redman pretty visibly got the worst of the action during a collision on the opening kickoff with undrafted rookie linebacker Jayson DiManche. The two both lowered their shoulders, and Redman appeared to get the business end of the shoulder to his head. Remember, Redman was playing the up back because of […]

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Third Down And 9.08 Yards To Go Has To End

Over the course of his career, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has proven to be very good on third downs, but not even he could overcome the 9.08 average yards needed on the12 third down opportunities that he faced Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. “Easily. Easily that’s scenario,” said head coach Mike Tomlin when […]

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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 2 – Bengals

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Surprisingly, the Steelers only played Will Johnson on seven snaps and Kelvin Beachum only saw two snaps as a second tight end. Markus Wheaton saw the field for just five plays but that will change starting next week. Defensively, […]

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Steelers Running Game Off To Worst Two Game Start In Franchise History

If you thought the Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a poor start last year running the football, the start of the 2013 season is even worse. In fact, the Steelers 75 yards rushing after two games is the worst it has ever been in the history of the franchise. In 2012, the Steelers had 141 […]

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Steelers Versus Bengals: Seven Things To Watch For In Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night on the road and below are seven things to watch for in the game. Will He Help? – Fullback Will Johnson should be back on the field this week after not playing last week due to an injured hamstring. The Steelers like to use […]

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Steelers Fantasy Stat Projections Versus Bengals – Week 2 – 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night 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 -  29 attempts, 19 completions, 261 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception. The Steelers will likely want […]

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Report: New Steelers C Fernando Velasco To Start Monday Night

It’s looking more and more like new Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco might just start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals as the former Tennessee Titan is reportedly picking up the playbook quick. C Fernando Velasco mum on whether he will start in Cincy, but several teammates said they have never seen anyone pick up […]

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Steelers Giving All Three Running Backs First-Team Reps This Week In Practice

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night, it’s anybody’s guess as to who will get the lion’s share of the carries during the game, as it appears as though all three running backs are getting work with the first-team offense throughout the week in practice. According to Mark Kaboly of the […]

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Steelers Likely To Have FB Will Johnson Back Monday Night Against The Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report did not include fullback Will Johnson and that is certainly great news for the team as they head into their Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnson, who injured a hamstring in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, dressed for the season opener this past Sunday against […]

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Steelers Personnel Grouping Stats Versus Titans

Below are the personnel groupings and stats of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense from the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. We will be tracking these once again this season as part of our yearly charting project. As you can see, the offense predominantly used their 11 personnel (1RB/1TE/3WR) grouping against the Titans (35 of 53 […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Signings, Titans Game Wrapup & Joe Reedy Interview Episode

Season 4, Episode 19 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I go over the transactions that took place on Monday after our last episode ran and discuss new Pittsburgh Steelers center Fernando Velasco and whether or not he should start Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. We also talk about […]

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Steelers Really Need FB Will Johnson Back For Bengals Game

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ran down his list of injured players Tuesday during his press conference, fullback Will Johnson wasn’t included. While there hasn’t been much good news concerning the Steelers over the course of the last several days, the news that Johnson might just be able to play Monday night is […]

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Mike Tomlin Failed To Live Up To The Standard In Loss To Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin always talks about the standard being the standard and in the Sunday season opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, he, like most of his players, failed to live up to that standard. Below are a few issues I have with Tomlin’s coaching on Sunday and a few of them […]

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Is A Reunion With Jonathan Dwyer Even A Possibility?

By Matthew Marczi With Le’Veon Bell not expected to be ready to play for at least another week or two and, more significantly, the news that LaRod Stephens-Howling suffered a torn ACL, it begs the question, is a reunion with Jonathan Dwyer even an option at this point for the Pittsburgh Steelers? Of course, that […]

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Steelers Week 1 Inactives Include Good News And A Few Surprises

The Pittsburgh Steelers inactive list for their season opener against the Tennessee Titans included a few surprises as well as some good news. Fullback Will Johnson, who has been battling a hamstring injury that he suffered in the preseason finale, is active for the game and that’s certainly great news. As far as surprises go, […]

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