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Sack Breakdown: Steelers Vs Redskins

Only one blemish on the docket this week. Not too shabby for Week One. Let’s break it down. 1. 1:08 1st. 1st and 10. 12 personnel. Five block versus a four man rush. From our 30,000 foot view, where people like me will always be perched, it’s difficult to discern...
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September 15, 2016

Week One Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes

Won’t do this every week but with the regular season upon us, wanted to roll through some of the notables of the defensive charting we do each week. We’ll revisit this roughly every month or so and see what trends emerge. We are basing this off 55 full plays from...
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September 15, 2016

3 Practice Squad Players From 2015 Participate In Steelers’ 2016 Opener

Here is something that you may not have noticed about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster this year, and about their game-day active list on Monday night against the Redskins: not only did three players from the 2015 practice squad make the team in 2016, all of them participated in the season...
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September 15, 2016

Steelers Film Room: Xavier Grimble Vs Redskins

You know who played a surprisingly high number of snaps on Monday night? This guy. *points above to display image* “This guy” is first-year tight end Xavier Grimble, who played 16 snaps for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Redskins in the team’s season opener, which was just one snap shy...
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September 15, 2016

Bengals Intend To Play Smarter Against Steelers

Over the course of the past couple of seasons, the tone of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ contests with the Cincinnati Bengals has slowly taken a more hostile and aggressive tone, wherein we very nearly got a glimpse of the rivalries of old, when teams truly disliked one another. While I won’t...
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September 15, 2016

2016 South Side Questions: Is Situationally Successful Defense Enough?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there...
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September 15, 2016

Porter, Ward Among Hall Of Fame Nominees

We’re still many months away from the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2017 class being announced, but a pair of Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the first step to earning their gold jackets. Joey Porter and Hines Ward have been included on the initial list of Hall of Fame candidates, the...
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September 14, 2016

Why Roethlisberger Likely Liked His Chances Of Throwing Deep On 4th Down Monday Night

Even though the play resulted in a touchdown, there’s still quite a bit of talk and consternation about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throwing deep to wide receiver Antonio Brown on 4th and 1 from the Washington Redskins 29-yard-line with 10:10 remaining in the first half of Monday night’s regular season...
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September 14, 2016

Boswell Looking To Avoid Sophomore Slump Suffered By Previous Steelers Kickers

After putting a 46-yard field goal through the uprights and converting five extra point attempts Monday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers regular season opening win over the Washington Redskins, kicker Chris Boswell starts his sophomore NFL season with a perfect 100% conversion rate. That is something that his two predecessors...
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September 14, 2016

David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 1: Steelers Versus Redskins

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2016 season as one of the two featured games on Monday Night Football visiting FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins. The Steelers hadn’t been to Landover since 2008 when they struggled early, falling behind 6-0 after the first quarter, before turning things around...
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September 14, 2016

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Redskins Recap, Tomlin Tuesday, Bengals Preview With Paul Dehner & More

Season 7, Episode 15 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Wednesday show, David Todd and I get right to discussing what Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had to say on Tuesday during his press conference in addition to talking about the current health of linebacker...
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September 14, 2016

Bengals Week 2 Injury Report: Eifert Ruled Out

The Cincinnati Bengals followed the Pittsburgh Steelers and just issued their first practice report of the week. TE Tyler Eifert and DT Pat Sims were held out of practice. DE Carlos Dunlap and CB Adam Jones were limited, per Bob Labriola. Bengals pract. rept for Wednesday: TE Eifert, DT Sims...
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September 14, 2016

Steelers Week 2 Injury Report: Wheaton Full Participant, Shazier Held Out

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their first practice report of the week. Ryan Shazier (knee), Senquez Golson (foot), and Roosevelt Nix (back) were held out of practice. Markus Wheaton (shoulder) and Cody Wallace (knee) were full participants. Wed. @Steelers pract rept: Shazier, Golson, Nix did not practice. Wheaton, Wallace full...
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September 14, 2016

All The Small Things: Heyward Says Defense Must Be Detailed

Cam Heyward believes in the players the Steelers’ defense has. But he, and the rest of the defense, have to play with greater detail and technique. “Just focus on the details,” he told reporters today. “Get back to our technique. Get back to our skill development and what we got...
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September 14, 2016

Listen: Recapping The Steelers’ Win On Inside The Pylon

Hopped on the Quick Kicks Podcast with our friends over at Inside The Pylon to do a 20 minute recap of the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-16 victory over Washington Monday night. Mark Schofield and I basically break down things position by position and end with a short preview of what’s in...
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September 14, 2016

Roethlisberger Leans Exclusively On Top 5 Targets In Season Opener

Here is one stat from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Monday night victory over Washington that you might find surprising—I know I did. Throughout the length of the contest, on 37 pass attempts, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only completed a pass to five different targets. In fact, he only targeted those five players...
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September 14, 2016

Key To Steelers’ Victory Summed Up In 3rd Down Success

There is a lot to be happy about, if you’re a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, following Monday Night’s contest against Washington. The running game was there, the passing game couldn’t be stopped, but more than anything, the Steelers converted all red zone opportunities as well as third and fourth downs. Pittsburgh...
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September 14, 2016

Artie Burns Debuts As Steelers’ Dime Back

Prior to the start of the regular season, there was substantial debate as to whether rookie first-round draft pick Artie Burns might see time on the defensive side of the ball for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and how much, considering the fact that he missed most of training camp and the...
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September 14, 2016

Steelers Could Have Two Dogs Fighting Over One Bone In Practice This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers will release their first injury report for Week 2 of the 2016 regular season on Wednesday and at that time we’ll be able to see if wide receiver Markus Wheaton is heading in the right direction as it relates to him possibly being healthy enough to play...
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September 14, 2016

Report: Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Not Expected To Practice Wednesday

In Monday night’s regular season opening win over the Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was forced from the game in the second half with a knee injury and while the former first-round draft pick out of Ohio State reportedly said afterwards that his removal from the contest was...
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September 14, 2016

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams rushed for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns Monday night in the teams’ regular season opener against the Washington Redskins and on Wednesday he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. Williams, who carried the football 26 times Monday night in addition to...
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September 14, 2016

Antonio Brown Reached 10,000 All-Purpose Yards Fastest In Team History

In all of Pittsburgh Steelers history, there are only four players to have ever accumulated 10,000 all-purpose yards as a receiver, runner, and returner. Antonio Brown became the fourth member of that group in the Steelers’ season opener on Monday night, when he caught eight passes for 126 yards and...
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September 14, 2016

Film Room: Ryan Shazier And Keith Butler’s Fire Zones

Coaches and players. It’s hard to find top notch at both positions. But when you do, a coach whose system gels with your talent perfectly, you wind up with a lot of success. Keith Butler isn’t in that circle – yet – as one of the top defensive coordinators in...
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September 14, 2016

2016 Missed Tackles Report: Steelers Vs Redskins – Week 1

While things couldn’t have gone any better offensively Monday night against the Washington Redskins to open the regular season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it wasn’t always pretty for the defense, which had tackling issues once again. Like I did during the preseason, I’ll take a look at the missed tackles...
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September 14, 2016

New Contract Details For Steelers G David DeCastro

The Pittsburgh Steelers extended the contract of guard David DeCastro last week and now that the deal has been filed with the NFLPA, the full numbers and structure are now known thanks to information provided by an agent. DeCastro, who received $50 million in new money as part of his...
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September 14, 2016
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