Articles by Alex Kozora

Steelers Training Camp Diary: Day 14

Back at it for a hot, humid, physical day of Pittsburgh Steelers’ camp. Only two more after today. Let’s dive into a jam-packed couple of hours. Quick aside: want to thank our training camp sponsor, Touring Plans, who is supporting the meals throughout camp. I ordered a Blizzard from Dairy Queen…


Film Room: Steelers Vs Giants Game Notes

As we’ll do for every game this year, our notes following each one. Breakdown of what I saw in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason win over the New York Giants. First Half – Kick return unit. Front dive: Jordan Dangerfield-Matt Galambos-Brandon Dixon-TJ Watt-L.J. Fort. Robert Golden behind with Chris Hubbard/Roosevelt Nix/David…



Film Room: Steelers Defense Showing More Physicality In Coverage

And no, it doesn’t always have to come from the secondary. Much has been made of the secondary evolving this season. Bigger corners. More man coverage. While it’s hard to learn a lot about coverages from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game Friday, partly because it’s the preseason, partly because we don’t…



Francis Kallon Making For Intriguing Practice Squad Candidate

He’s a man who gets few reps in practice. Near the end of the roster. But he’s worth keeping around on the practice squad. Defensive end Francis Kallon is as raw as they come, and it shows on the field, but there’s intriguing upside and athleticism. One play against the…


Steelers Training Camp Diary: Day 13

Pretty light day of practice the Pittsburgh Steelers had today. So this entry is probably going to be shorter and less informative than usual. No pads, no contact. No sun either, a cloudy day over St. Vincent College. Quick aside: want to thank our training camp sponsor, Touring Plans, who is…


Film Room: Knile Davis Shows Ability To Create

Brief film room study today before it’s off to camp. The battle for the #3 running back spot has heated up. Fitzgerald Toussaint has held his own and looks steady as ever. Terrell Watson has been something of a camp sleeper who seems like a lock to make the practice…


Steelers’ Training Camp Diary: Day 12

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at it today at Chuck Noll Field for Day 12 of training camp. Weather couldn’t have been any more perfect, planes zoomed in and out of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, and there was even a fighter jet that buzzed overhead. I like to think he…


Steelers Training Camp Day 12: What To Watch For

Back at training camp for the first post-game Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice of St. Vincent. I am assuming the intensity of practices will be way down from here on out, this is the final week, but there’s still plenty to watch for. Quarterback Is Landry Jones ready to go? Charlie Batch…


Preseason Opener Indicates Big Change In Steelers’ Defense

We are just going through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opening win over the New York Giants. As we’ve done for years now, we chart the Steelers’ offense and defense. I do the latter charting and found something very interesting from Friday’s game. Here’s the short of it: On 32 of 53…


T.J. Watt: ‘I Believe I Was Born To Play Football’

For some rookies, the first NFL game is a deer in the headlights moment. A new scheme, playbook, the speed of the game. It’s a lot to take in. For T.J. Watt, it’s hard to tell if this was his first game or 100th. After the win, one in which…


Film Room: Brian Allen Figures It Out Friday Night

It’s been an up-and-down camp for rookie Brian Allen. His run fits and tackling looked better than his coverage. In the latter, he looked like how he was billed out of Utah. Raw. But on his one target Friday night against the New York Giants, Allen was perfect. Color me…


Film Room: Keith Butler Refuses To Keep It Vanilla In Opener

I know, I know. The talks of the offseason has been about those two magic words: man coverage. I promise we’ll get to that later in the week. But two things stuck out in last night’s Pittsburgh Steelers’ win. Keith Butler wasn’t keeping it vanilla and the fire zones which…


Martavis Bryant Confirms He’ll Practice Sunday

I know this is such an obvious statement but when we waited for what felt like forever for the NFL to quit dragging their feet, it’s worth shouting from the rooftops. Speaking with reporters following last night’s win, Martavis Bryant confirmed he’ll be practicing with the team Sunday. And naturally,…