Found October 16, 2013 on Steelers Depot:
By Alex Kozora Back with the weekly sack breakdown, taking a look at what went wrong on each of the three New York Jets sacks vs the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE FULL SIZE 1. 1st and 10, :22 1st. 12 personnel (1 RB, 2 TEs). Six blocking vs a five man Jets rush. Heath Miller allows this one. Doesn’t move his feet on his attempted punch of OLB Garrett McIntyre, who pushes upfield with ease. Marcus Gilbert does allow pressure on the play with Calvin Pace getting into his chest and walking him to the quarterback but Pace doesn’t record the sack. Blame: Heath Miller 2. 2nd and 10, 13:31 2nd. Shotgun, 11. Six blocking vs a five man rush. T/E (tackle/end) stunt from the LE and left three tech. Yet again, not picked up well by the Steelers. Gilbert and David DeCastro respond to it late, letting the DT work between them and getting upfield. DeCastro does get square to Pace for the briefest of moments but sensing the DT getting past Gilbert, attempts to help ou...

Steelers sign WR speedster Devon Wylie to their practice squad

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Tomlin orders Steelers to stop somersaulting into the end zone

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TOJ – Initial Reaction to New York Jets Signing WR/KR Josh Cribbs

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The Steelers Acquiring Levi Brown Wasn't the Worst Player Addition in the AFC North

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Antonio Brown is the NFL's Highest Rated Receiver

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Rex Ryan Tells Players Not To Have Sex This Week

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Rex Ryan did not tell New York Jets not to have sex with wives

Rex Ryan may or may not have implied to his New York Jets players that they should avoid having sex this week in order to be well rested for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. The confusion came after Josh Cribbs, who is new to the team, told the media about how much Ryan […]

Rex Ryan For Once Not Talking About Sex

The Jets square off against the Patriots on Sunday, which is an important game if they’re still entertaining fantasies of winning the AFC East. Nevertheless, the Jets are in the Wild Card hunt, so taking a win from their hated rivalries would be doubly sweet. With that in mind, Rex Ryan instructed his team to take it easy around the house this week so they’ll be fresh come Sunday...

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Three's a charm: Jets finally sign Josh Cribbs

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