Articles by Daniel Valente

Steelers’ Bell, Brown Utilizing Touches Unlike Anyone In NFL

Those who viewed the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday witnessed a fair share of notable firsts. For the first time this season, the Chiefs were defeated. But just how does an insurmountable Chiefs team fall to a Steelers’ team that was coming off its worse home…



Week 6 By The Numbers: Steelers Vs Chiefs

For the first time since January the Pittsburgh Steelers will return to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs. And while the Steelers failed to score a touchdown last time around, the team was still able to escape Kansas City victorious, though the odds of that happening again are slim…


Steelers Secondary Remains Unscathed, But For How Long?

The current state of affairs for the Pittsburgh Steelers may seem to be playing out like an episode of the twilight zone for some. With all the surprises and twists that have flooded the team in such a short time span, it’s obvious to see why many scratching their head….



Week 5 By The Numbers: Steelers Vs Jaguars

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to renew an old rivalry Sunday as they return home to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Coming off a hard-fought road victory over the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers will look to keep the ball rolling against the 2-2 Jaguars. With the opportunity to collect another…


Film Room: Martavis Bryant Showing Growth As A Receiver

In last week’s film room, I touched upon how a split second was negating the success of Martavis Bryant’s go routes. Bryant will be the area of focus again this week but not for another flaw but for a refined piece of his game that has seen major improvement since…


JuJu, Steelers Use Kamehameha To Blast Away Ravens 26-9

It seemed to be too good to be true but the Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to be cruising to an easy road victory over the Baltimore Ravens. In a battle of two halves, the Steelers were able to hold off a late Ravens resurgence to scrape out a 26-9 victory. The…


Week 4 By The Numbers: Steelers At Ravens

It seems that all the talk this week has cornered in on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ off-field actions, leaving a crucial Week 4 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens as an afterthought. With both divisional titans coming off disappointing losses, Sunday’s matchup could be the difference between a bounce back effort and…


Film Room: Milliseconds Changing Outcome Of Bryant’s Go Routes

It was another disappointing road effort for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday as they were defeated by the Chicago Bears. Though there were many significant moments during Sunday’s affair that can be pinpointed as a missed opportunity, none were perhaps more tone setting than the Steelers’ first offensive play. As the…





Steelers Pass Rush Off To Best Start In A Decade

With two more sacks Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now gotten to the quarterback nine times this season. Through two games, the Steelers are tied for second in the league in sacks, only falling short of the Jacksonville Jaguars (who incredibly have 11). The Steelers’ pass…


Steelers Roll The Dice, Use Long Ball To Beat Vikings 26-9

Just like the Steelers wide receivers mimicked rolling dice in the back of the end zone, the Minnesota Vikings rolled their own die in today’s matchup, opting to sit quarterback Sam Bradford and his injured knee and start backup Case Keenum instead. The move did not pay off as the…