Steelers Vs. Panthers Game Rewind: First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes and observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 37-19 victory against the Carolina Panthers. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Shamarko Thomas, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Antwon Blake. Next two were Michael Palmer and Matt Spaeth. Wedge made up of Will Johnson and Stephon Tuitt. LeGarrette […] Steelers Vs. Panthers...
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Steelers vs Panthers First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. The Steelers opened the game in the 12 personnel, with both Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth lined up off the right side. That’s already different. On second down, after a penalty, the […] Steelers vs Panthers First Half Notes And Observations...
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Old-fashioned power football produces victory

Through the first two weeks of the season, the Steelers offense ran a lot of no-huddle, plenty of shotgun and a bunch of empty sets. While it produced yards, it didn't produce that much in a way of points, especially over the final six quarters heading into Sunday's game against Carolina. Meanwhile, blocking tight end Matt Spaeth played 17 snaps. Fullback/tight end Will...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Heath Miller is 100 percent healthy

Steelers tight end Heath Miller is finally 100 percent healthy after clearly not being the same player in 2013 coming off of ACL surgery. “I can see a big difference in Heath this year and Heath last year,” said backup tight end Matt Spaeth, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Fortunately, I never had to go through that, but I can’t imagine it’s easy. I’m sure for him and...
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Several Players Sit Out Steelers Final Training Camp Practice Of 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers final training camp practice of 2014 is now underway at Saint Vincent College and several players will be sitting out the scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills. According to Alex Kozora, long snapper Greg Warren (knee), linebacker Jarvis Jones (groin), linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin?), linebacker Vince Williams (concussion), tight end Matt Spaeth (unknown...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Foster, Jones, Williams, Spaeth, Zumwalt Sitting Out Scrimmage Against Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday scrimmage at Saint Vincent College against the Buffalo Bills and we’re already getting word as to who is and isn’t participating. According to Alex Kozora, tight end Matt Spaeth (undisclosed), linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (groin?), linebacker Vince Williams (concussion?), linebacker Jarvis Jones (groin?) and guard Ramon Foster (knee) are all being...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Injury Report: Spaeth, Mitchell Both Expected Back Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Monday training camp practice and afterwards head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injury report. Tomlin said that while rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee/leg) did return to practice Monday, he was limited in his participation. Safety Mike Mitchell (undisclosed) and tight end Matt Spaeth (undisclosed) also sat out […] Steelers...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Training Camp Practice Report: Day Five – Thursday

By Alex Kozora My observations from day five of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. - As usual, we’ll start with the injury front. Lot to talk about today, unfortunately. Three tight ends were missing today: Rob Blanchflower (left ankle), Michael Palmer (unknown), and Matt Spaeth (unknown). A fourth, Eric Waters, was injured in practice with […] Steelers Training Camp...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers’ 2014 Training Camp Battle Report: Tight Ends

Much like we could with the report on the quarterback position, we can pretty much pencil in the top two guys at the tight end spot. Heath Miller will be your starter and Matt Spaeth will be his back-up. The only question regarding Miller is whether or not he can return to the form he displayed prior to his severe knee injury late in the 2012 season. Miller showed flashes at times...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Camp Preview: Will anyone challenge Heath Miller at TE?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going into camp this year with six tight ends on the roster. Heath Miller has been one of the most underrated players in the NFL his entire career. Matt Spaeth, when healthy, is a solid number two player. Spaeth (87) and Miller (83) will likely be the TE tandem for the Steelers this season Heath and Spaeth being 100 percent healthy is a storyline this...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Like it Or Not, Steelers Missed TE Matt Spaeth Last Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost several key players to injuries last season, but one player that’s not talked about a lot as being a big loss is backup tight end Matt Spaeth. Spaeth went down last year in training camp with a Lisfranc injury and as a result he needed surgery and missed the first 12 […] Like it Or Not, Steelers Missed TE Matt Spaeth Last Season is a post from: Steelers...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Run Game Improved Late Last Year When TE Matt Spaeth Returned

Thanks to a Lisfranc injury suffered during training camp last year, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth spent most of the 2013 season on the injured reserve list as the designated to return player. However, while he was only able to play in the final four games of the season, Spaeth’s presence certainly helped the […] Steelers Run Game Improved Late Last Year When TE...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Replacing A Championship Roster – Matt Spaeth Returns To Familiar Role

The Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced an uncommon amount of roster turnover over the last few seasons, which just so happened to coincide with consecutive years without a postseason berth. As a result, we’re finding an unusual amount of new faces in the starting lineup compared just to last season, when the season before already introduced […] Replacing A Championship Roster...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Recently Had Screws Removed From Foot

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth was limited to working on the side during the first week of OTA practices and it turns out he needed a procedure done recently on his right foot. According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, Spaeth needed the screws removed that had been inserted last year into his […] Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Recently Had Screws Removed From Foot is...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What Can Steelers Expect for Compensation Picks?

In 2013 the NFL announced that year’s compensatory picks on Monday, March 18th. The picks are usually announced at owner meetings which occur next week. My guess is we’ll know sometime Monday what picks the Steelers are picking up. The formula for awarding those picks is largely unknown. What we do know is players lost to free agency and players signed is the biggest factor....
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – TE Matt Spaeth

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike Tomlin and his...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Would the Steelers Select Ebron at Pick 15?

This is the time of year where I do a lot of spit-balling with potential draft picks of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Once the all-star games and combine have come and gone, I start to get a little more serious about just who the Steelers might select in the 2014 NFL Draft. Today is one of those moments where I’m throwing something out there for you to consider. Despite the fact that...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look At Matt Spaeth Versus The Browns

By Matthew Marczi Matt Spaeth shored up a critical deficiency as a second true tight end when he returned from injury following the first three months of the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers already started the year without Heath Miller, and it wasn’t too much longer that they also lost David Johnson, who was at the time the only other tight end on the roster with any semblance...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Spaeth Rewarded With A Pass For His Blocking

By Matthew Marczi Pro Football Focus has not been very charitable in their grading of Matt Spaeth since he made his season debut three games ago. He didn’t see significant time in his first game back, but that has changed over the last two weeks. Based on their grading, this decision to give him so much playing time is baffling to Pro Football Focus, because they’re not fans...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Fined $7,875 For Hit On Packers LB Jamari Lattimore

According to Scott Brown of, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth has been fined $7,875 for an unnecessary roughness penalty that he was called for in the game last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Following the interception by Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk at the end of the third quarter, Spaeth hit Packers linebacker Jamari Lattimore from behind at the end of...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Return Of Matt Spaeth Helping Offense Find Identity

By Matthew Marczi For much of the season, the Steelers have by and large stayed away from heavily using multiple tight end sets, especially after losing David Johnson for the season and before Heath Miller was back from his knee injury. That wasn’t exactly the plan entering the season. The Steelers brought back Matt Spaeth in order to be the blocking tight end, but that plan was...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 15 – Bengals

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-20 Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals along with some observations. As far as the offensive snaps go, the only thing that jumps out is the fact that two tight end sets were used at least on 79% of the plays run as Matt Spaeth […] Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 15 – Bengals is a post from...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Spaeth Knocks The Rust Off In First Action Of The Season

By Matthew Marczi The Steelers were quick to pounce on bringing back tight end Matt Spaeth after the Chicago Bears released him this offseason in a corresponding move that saw them being in Martellus Bennett. The idea was to give Heath Miller a truly complementary piece at tight end that could stay in and block. […] Matt Spaeth Knocks The Rust Off In First Action Of The Season...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 14 – Dolphins

Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 34-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins along with some observations. In his first game back, tight end Matt Spaeth played 15 snaps and for the most part, he looked pretty decent. As expected, LaMarr Woodley was on a pitch count of sorts and he played […] Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 14 – Dolphins...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

What Matt Spaeth’s Return Means For Today

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers waited until the last minute to do it, but they have finally activated tight end Matt Spaeth from the short-term injured reserve list, just in time for the fourth quarter of the regular season. And just in time for Mike Adams, perhaps. Adams, of course, is set to make […] What Matt Spaeth’s Return Means For Today is a post from: Steelers...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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