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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 during this game, with Lawrence Timmons coming up to plug up Adrian Peterson on his first carry, but we all know that didn’t last.
Ike Taylor could have had two interceptions this game. He didn’t get any. They would not have been easy plays, but somebody has to start making some of them.
Cameron Heyward gets yet another batted pass at the line, this time on third down to force a field goal. He is showing the coaches no reason that he should not be one the field on obvious passing downs.
The Steelers’ first play of the game was almost foiled by an unrecognized blitz, but Ben Roethlisberger was able to dodge the blitzing linebacker. Thanks to a blitz pickup by Le’Veon Bell...
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, as many coaches have done before, is sending a message to the team that no one's starting job is safe when you go 0-4 to start the season. Mike Adams recently found that out, as he'll be sitting and either Kelvin Beachum or the newly acquired Levi Brown will be taking his spot.
Back in May, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Famer ‘Mean’ Joe Greene officially retired from his duties in the team’s front office. Greene did not leave quietly and had some parting comments as he left the organization he had been with since 1969.
I went back and re-visited some of what I wrote the day after his announcement and I can’t help but wonder if his words shouldn’t...
With the Steelers off to an 0-4 start wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders doesn't appear nearly as concerned about his future as he was when training camp began nearly three months ago.
Sanders began the season with the intent of proving he's among the NFL's elite pass-catchers. He wasn't willing to settle for being the No. 2 receiver behind Antonio Brown who was elevated...
Pro Football Focus has posted the personnel grouping percentages used by all 32 NFL teams through the first four games of the season and the numbers posted for the Pittsburgh Steelers offense are not surprising at all considering what has transpired.
The Steelers have used their 11 personnel grouping (1RB, 1TE, 3WR) 65.63% of the time thus far. The 12 personnel grouping (1RB, 2TE...
Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon knows the defense has not performed up to its usual standards this season. But seeing the Steelers with a 29 next to their name in one notable category in the NFL's weekly statistics nearly left McLendon speechless.
The category is run defense and that would be 29th out of 32 teams.
"Man that's bad" said McLendon a five-year...
For many years in Pittsburgh using the term “re-build” was a bad word. Like top college programs who never are out of the national title picture, the Steelers were never out of a chance to reach the Super Bowl. While many still believe this is a re-load project, the time has come to strongly consider the dirty word.
At 0-4, the Steelers are alive only because the rest of the...
Friday, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was on ESPN First Take and tried to explain to Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless why the team is off to an 0-4 start. In addition, Clark also gave his reasons as to why he thinks the Steelers will still make the playoffs.
"I think we will," said Clark. "We will make the playoffs and the reason I believe we'll make the...
After an abysmal showing this year by punter Shawn Powell, the Bills released him this past Friday. Who’s to take over over for him? None other than Buffalo’s all-time leading punter, Brian Moorman, according to buffalobills.com.
Moorman was released just a month into the 2012 season after apparently losing the job to Powell. Moorman spent his first 12 seasons in...
A few strategies the Steelers could use on defense to help prevent the big gains that have pushed them from a high-end defensive unit into the lower portion of the league.
Keep doing what you're doing and you'll keep getting the results you're getting.
The Steelers defense has simply allowed too many big plays to be considered an outstanding overall unit. They've...
It's a been a rough go so far, but giving honors to this team is just good practice, highlighting the good parts of a team trying to get their first win on the other side of this bye week. Let's get right into it.
Steelers Offensive MVP Through Four Weeks: Antonio Brown
Brown has delivered repeatedly so far this season, even after he put himself on the...
By Matthew Marczi
The better it sounds, the less optimistic I am that this deal will make much of a difference.
When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded with the Arizona Cardinals for the services of left tackle Levi Brown, I was not entirely sure what to think. Was this a move to acquire a new left tackle? Was Mike Adams doing such a poor job that the team felt he...
By Jeremy Hritz
As it stands at the week five checkpoint in the 2013 NFL season, the AFC North is substandard. The combined record of the North teams is a sub-500 7-10, lowlighted by the 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers. Strangely enough, the Cleveland Browns are holding down the 1st place spot with a 3-2 record, after their win on Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills, 37-24.
By Alex Kozora
Snap-by-snap breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steeler left tackle Levi Brown (#75) in his last game with the Arizona Cardinals versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Run Block/Pass Block: 0/3
1. 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Pass. RB chips to his side. Looks a bit stiff but play ends quickly with DT on right side...
After the Steelers Vikings loss that made this team 0-4, Coach Tomlin was aggressive in his promise that he would change the lineup to bring in better players or at least turn guys away who were not winning. Well so far, that is true. Bringing in Levi Brown from the Cardinals to replace Mike Adams at left tackle is definitely an attempt at an upgrade. How much of an upgrade is yet...
By Matthew Marczi
Le’Veon Bell runs with vision, turning two-yard gains into six-yard gains, or three-yard losses in to two-yard gains by reading his blockers and knowing where and when to make a cut.
David Johnson did a good job of holding off Jared Allen on the bomb to Antonio Brown that drew a pass interference call in the end zone.
The tight ends once again did a nice job...