Articles by Alex Kozora

Role For Cam Sutton Difficult To Find In His Presumed Return

It’s likely, maybe almost certain, Cam Sutton is activated off injured reserve. He’s healthy, Mike Tomlin seemingly impressed with the work he’s put in at practice, and the Pittsburgh Steelers probably don’t want to shut him down and stunt his growth the rest of the season. So Sutton, and his…


Film Room: Keith Butler’s New Fire Zone Leads To INT Vs Titans

Usually when we break down one of Keith Butler’s blitzes, we rely on Dick LeBeau’s old playbooks. Most of what Butler has done in his three years replacing LeBeau, blitz-wise at least, have been LeBeau’s classics. His Storm, his Triple Fire X, his SAM Fire Zone have all been what…


Steelers Players And Coaches Making Big Impact In Their Community

Feel good stories on this lazy Sunday afternoon. As much as we focus on the football, the X’s and O’s, and all that good stuff, we have to remember these are people too. With all the negative stories that gain traction, this year seems especially toxic, it’s important to keep in mind…


Under Mike Tomlin, Steelers Continue Their Winning Ways

With the Pittsburgh Steelers win Thursday night, there’s at least one guarantee that can be made about their season. It’ll be another non-losing season. Though that’s clearly not just the goal for a team with Super Bowl dreams, it’s a remarkable streak few have done to begin a coaching career….


Steelers’ Defense Continues To Prove Its Dominance

It hasn’t been perfect for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. Missed tackles, communication breakdowns and some big plays allowed. But end of the day, they’re judged by one stat – points allowed. And man, this defense has excelled in that area. For the year, they’ve allowed just 16.5 points per game,…


T.J. Watt Says Blocked FG Was First Of His Life

Special teams hasn’t often been kind to the Pittsburgh Steelers this year. You can bet Danny Smith has gone through several hundred packs of gum. But last night provided splash in a positive way. T.J. Watt blocked a Ryan Succop 48 yard attempt early in the second quarter. After the game,…


Kozora: Antonio Brown Is The Greatest Receiver In Steelers’ History

I’ll be honest with you, Steelers’ Nation. I’m not sure if this even qualifies as a controversial statement anymore. Certainly a debatable one, if for anything, because we live in a world that debates over the shape of the Earth. But this isn’t a statement that was necessarily cemented after last…


Film Room: How The Steelers Fooled Mariota Into Coty Sensabaugh’s INT

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary put in work Thursday night, picking off Marcus Mariota four times, the first instance by the Steelers’ secondary in 22 years. Two of them were tip-drills, another coming in the game’s waning moments. Arguably the most impressive of the night was Coty Sensabaugh’s pick at the…


Listen: Steelers Vs Titans Initial Analysis

Back at it to breakdown the Pittsburgh Steelers huge 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night football. We look at how the Steelers’ offense was able to move the football, a defense that provided splash plays, and a solid special teams unit. All makes up for a blowout…


Watch: Roethlisberger Calls Out “Dilly Dilly” Vs Titans

If you’re on Twitter, last night was all about the Pittsburgh Steelers. And it was all about”dilly dilly.” The nonsensical phrase taking the city by storm after Ben Roethlisberger used it as part of his cadence in Thursday night’s win over the Tennessee Titans. Check it out. Ben Dilly Dilly#Steelerspic.twitter.com/ZwvCsuC724…


Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Titans

When the Pittsburgh Steelers score, we get some weird stats. – Let’s start with the score. The obvious. First time all season the Steelers have put up 30+ points. Last time in a regular season game was back in Week 16 a year ago. Also in their Color Rush uniforms….


Steelers Vs Titans Winners/Losers

We’re all winners tonight. Except for me because I picked the Titans to win. I suck. Your Pittsburgh Steelers winners/losers. WINNERS Ben Roethlisberger: We’ve been tough on Ben all year. And it’s been fair. But oh my, was he special tonight. Best game in a long, long time. He looked…


Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Mailbag – gameday edition. To your questions! John Noh: Alex, Rosie Nix logged nine offensive snaps against the Colts. Why does he seem to disappear like this? Is it scheme? Circumstance? Something else? The offense, especially Bell, seems to be so much better with 45 in the game. Alex: Sometimes a combination…


Steelers Vs Titans X Factor: Ryan Shazier

As we will do every Saturday to get you ready for the week’s game, our X Factor of the week. Sometimes it’s a player, unit, concept, or scheme. What will make or break the Pittsburgh Steelers as they square off against the Tennessee Titans.  X Factor: Ryan Shazier Admittedly, a sorta obvious…


Steelers Vs Titans Win/Loss Scenarios

Back at it on gameday, breaking down what the Pittsburgh Steelers have to do to win (or lose) in today’s game against the Tennessee Titans. My always unreliable prediction at the bottom. The Steelers Will Win If… – They handle the Titans misdirection. And that’s tough on a short week. Tennessee’s offense throws…