Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Browns

Brief game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-9 win over the Cleveland Browns.

First Half

– Kick coverage from left to right: Justin Gilbert-Sean Davis-Sammie Coates-Roosevelt Nix-Vince Williams-Chris Boswell-Tyler Matakevich-Anthony Chickillo-Fitzgerald Toussaint-Al-Hajj Shabazz-Artie Burns

– The missed deep ball to Antonio Brown. That was Todd Haley’s Indy Z Post. Throw was open. Safety bites on the Y dig. Wind got it and the throw isn’t even close.


– 4th and 3, kudos to Haley for getting AB in a bunch set and a free release. Sits down on a curl and gets open, making the catch.

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Chris Hubbard exclusively replaced Ladarius Green as a blocker in 13 personnel. Didn’t want Green out there blocking.

– Don’t think the Steelers were supposed to be in a 3-4 here. Immediately after the play, William Gay rushes onto the field to pull the nose tackle off.

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Jarvis Jones just leaning on Joe Thomas. Ugh.

Ben Roethlisberger’s throwing angle. Impressive, even by his standards.


– Great stunt pickup by the OL here, Alejandro Villanueva and Ramon Foster.

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– Play before the Steelers’ touchdown at the end of the half. Think it’s an RPO. Ben pulls the ball away from Le’Veon Bell.

Second Half

– KR unit: Front five of – Tyler Matakevich- Al-Hajj Shabazz-Vince Williams-Anthony Chickillo-L.J. Fort, Sean Davis behind. Jesse James/David Johnson/Roosevelt Nix as part of the wedge with Fitzgerald Toussaint and Sammie Coates as the return duo.

– Nice grab by Jordan Berry. Another strong performance punting despite bad weather. Looks like the wind may have caught this one and pushed it down and away. The Greg Warren curveball!

– Leverage. Power. James Harrison in a nutshell. Appropriate to see this on his record-setting sack.

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Le’Veon Bell’s contact balance. A+

– Antonio Brown still knows how to beat a double-team.

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– Lawrence Timmons did not make contact with Cody Kessler’s head on his penalty. Shouldn’t be fined.


– Punt coverage team. Front five: Vince Williams-LJ Fort-Greg Warren-Tyler Matakevich-Anthony Chickillo. Roosevelt Nix/Sean Davis the wings, Robert Golden the upback. Cobi Hamilton and Sammie Coates the gunners.

– Nice job in pass pro by Toussaint.


– JJ just has no juice converting speed to power.

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