2017 Thanksgiving Day Open Thread – Week 12 Thursday Games

Happy Thanksgiving to all of yinz and I hope your schedule today allows for some football watching time. As usual, there are three games being played on this holiday Thursday and two of them figure to be pretty good ones. In all honesty, none of the three games really have…


No-Huddle Look Effective, But Not Defining, Against Titans

Leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game against the Tennessee Titans a week ago as of today, the offense was not making great use of the no-huddle set this season, by any means. By the game records, they only recorded 90 snaps out of the no huddle during the first…


Steelers Shine Under The Lights As Primetime Games Roll In

Eight of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first nine games of the 2017 regular season occurred outside of prime time. While two games took place during the evening, it is out of the ordinary to have to wait until nearly the second half of the season, in Week Eight, before such a…



Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Titans Notes

Game notes from last Thursday’s win over the Tennessee Titans. First Half – Kick return unit. Moats-Watt-Matakevich-Chickillo-Fort. Golden behind. Conner/Walton/Nix the wedge. JuJu/Watson the return men. – Three options for Ben Roethlisberger on this play. Swing/seam, inside zone, hot to Antonio Brown on a curl. – Kick coverage from left…


Steelers Break Out ‘Trips’ Formation Post-Bye

One offensive aspect that I have noticed the Pittsburgh Steelers turning to a bit over the course of the past two games—admittedly more so in the road game against the Colts than on Sunday at home facing the Titans—have been to make usage of loading up wide receivers on one…


Watch: The Ups And Downs Of Artie Burns

Back at it talking to the tape like we do every week. This time, we’re putting the focus on Artie Burns. He’s a polarizing player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. An equal share of good and bad plays. What happened Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans sums up his career…







Joe Haden Surprises Secondary With An Awesome Gift

Joe Haden is doing his best Santa Claus impression. And it’s not even December. Despite being with the Pittsburgh Steelers for only a few months, Haden surprised his fellow DBs with a really cool gift. He bought the room Air Jordan 11’s “Gym Red,” which aren’t even released to the…



Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Because we’ll all be in a turkey-induced coma 24 hours from now, doing the mailbag a day early. Hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. On a creepier note, this article popped up in my timeline today. Honestly, and this is maybe a little irrational on my part,…




Chris Hubbard Says Sole Focus Is Getting Pittsburgh To A Super Bowl

Dave Bryan brought up a really interesting point the other day I hadn’t considered. Chris Hubbard probably won’t be a Pittsburgh Steeler next year. He’s set to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career and with the snaps he’s gotten this year, he’ll have the…


JuJu Smith-Schuster Looking To Avoid Familiar Slump Down The Stretch

When wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was originally drafted, many, including Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant, believed that the rookie was a replacement for now former Steelers’ wide receiver Sammie Coates. Now more than halfway through the 2017 season, Smith-Schuster has replaced them both. Not only that, but the rookie…