Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Bears Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Three loss to the Chicago Bears.

First Half

– Special teams lineups. KR unit. Vance McDonald-Arthur Moats-JJ Wilcox-Anthony Chickillo-LJ Fort as the front five. Robert Golden behind. Nix/Conner/Finney the wedge (Finney for Hubbard since he was starting) with JuJu and Watson the return men.

– Punt coverage team. On the line. Moats-Fort-Canaday-Matakevich-Chickillo. Nix/Davis the wings, Golden the upback. Hilton/DHB the gunners, though as has been the norm, Hilton doesn’t last long on there. Wilcox replaced him as left gunner.

– Punt return team. Hilton/DHB/Matakevich/Nix/Fort/Golden/Watson/Chickillo. Sensabaugh/Haden the jammers.

Nix was really good on the punt team. Nearly had a block. Watch him rip under #93. Did it to him later in the game. He’s going to get one.

Eli Rogers didn’t get square and under the punt he muffed.

– What are JuJu and Jesse James doing here…?

– Good job by Terrell Watson to get skinny through the hole. Converts the third down.

Artie Burns…this is just bad. Have to play the pocket, use your hands. Not turn and throw your shoulder, especially into a tight end who is able to brush it off.

– Everyone did but notable that Vince Williams and Tyler Matakevich bit on the playaction. Tight end gets behind for the score.

Second Half

– Like JuJu’s attitude in the run game.

Alejandro Villanueva better job not to overset when he has RB help on the chip.

Ben Roethlisberger bad decision. Wants the Y nod but it’s double-covered.

– Chickillo with a key missed tackle on 3rd and 4. Bears convert.

– Good job by JuJu to run away from color. Turns into a 25 yard gain.

– Burns on a 3rd and 5 late in the 4th quarter. Cover 2. He gets depth and sinks, which is fine, but instead of “feeling” the receiver and either backpedaling or shuffling to keep his eyes on the QB, he turns his back. Ball checked underneath and Burns is late to recover. Could’ve made the stop.

About the Author

Alex Kozora

Full-time blogger from mom’s basement. Marrying tape and statistics. Chidi Iwuoma is my favorite Steeler of all-time.

  • SteelCity

    Alex,

    Had you seen similar issues with Artie in the first two games? thanks

  • Alex Kozora

    Not really. He had been solid all around.

  • SteelCity

    Thank you sir

  • capehouse

    Was that Terence Garvin out there giving up a touchdown in the 6 LB defense. Kidding of course, but that goal line defense has been giving the same result for years. It’s terrible. Why is Butler still using it.

  • nutty32

    44 must be blowing people up in practice, because in games he’s strictly JV.