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A Steelers Fan’s Rooting Guide To NFL Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers will certainly have their hands full Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field when they host the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals. A win will allow the Steelers to climb back into the AFC North race while a loss will all but doom them to competing for a Wild Card spot…


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Steelers All-22: Pattern Reading

Film room for the second time this week. Looking at one of my favorite, albeit difficult to articulate, concepts. Pattern reading is a concept I’ve mentioned and broken down before and over the summer, I’ve been attempting to learn a little more. Like a matchup zone in basketball, there is…


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Steelers All-22: Sail Concept vs Cover 3

We’re kicking off this Monday with some more Pittsburgh Steelers’ film study. A staple of the old Air Raid offense is the Sail concept, a combination of a nine, corner, and flat route. Essentially, a levels concept to one side of the field, making it an easier read for the…


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Steelers’ All-22: Predictability And Pick Sixes

Football is a mental game. It’s a phrase you’ve undoubtedly heard a hundred times during a broadcast. But the cliché is true. No one wins anymore solely because they’re bigger and faster. If you can’t figure out where the play is going, you don’t stand a chance, no matter how…


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Once The Bane Of Rookie QBs, Dick LeBeau Now Tasked With Prepping One

For years, former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau built up a reputation of befuddling rookie quarterbacks with the complexity of his pressure packages, flummoxing young signal-callers into making foolish mistakes and producing costly turnovers as his defense took over a game. The win-loss record of his units against rookie…


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Gregory Likely To Be Available At 22, If 2014 Draft Is Indication

There were more failed drug tests at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine than any in recent memory, and one of the headliners of that group was Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. Viewed by many as an early-to-mid round first round pick, Jernigan suffered a precipitous slide, all the way…


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2014 Season Recap Of The Baltimore Ravens

This is a lighter version of the Baltimore Ravens’ scouting report. A full, more in-depth version will be posted shortly. For this, a week-by-week recap of each Ravens’ game with the notable highlights in each. Week One vs Cincinnati Bengals: 23-16 Loss The Bengals built a 15 point lead off…