Articles by Matthew Marczi



Film Room: Sean Davis Continues Elevating His Game

Second-year starting safety Sean Davis has spent the last half of this season making me look stupid for calling him out after the first several games. Since then, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2016 second-round pick has stepped up his game and played much better, with greater impact, than he had previously….



Steelers-Titans Pipeline Still Pumping Through Both Organizations

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting just their fourth home game in the 10th game of the season tonight at Heinz Field on Awful Thursday Night Football That Should Not Be A Thing, greeting former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau back to the Steel City with his—and Mike Mularkey’s—Tennessee Titans. While the…


2017 Week 11 Steelers Vs Titans – What To Watch For

Are you telling me it’s game day again already? Didn’t we just do this like, yesterday? Four days ago already? Okay, but still. A blogger needs some recuperation time. Fine, let’s get on with it. The Pittsburgh Steelers rode into the playoffs a year ago on the strength of a…


Marvin Lewis Calls Out John Ross, Says He Let Team Down

Has there been a more disappointing draft pick, this far into his rookie season, than the Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver John Ross? Considering that he just got himself called out by head coach Marvin Lewis, who routinely goes to bat for chronic repeat offenders such as Vontaze Burfict and Adam…



Steelers 2017 Week 10 Offensive Charting Notes

We are operating under a short week these days just as are the Pittsburgh Steelers, meaning that all of our work has to be accelerated in order to fit into the window between the end of Sunday’s game and tomorrow night’s kickoff. That is good news for you if you…


Steelers Have Quietly Become Road Warriors

For as much talk as there has been in recent years about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ ‘road woes’, it seems to have gone completely under the radar that they have basically been excellent away from home for the past season’s worth of games, should anybody have bothered to notice. That is,…


Jesse James Still Not, Or Barely, Getting Job Done

I am hopeful that by now the majority have accepted or realized that Pittsburgh Steelers third-year man Jesse James is not equipped to be a ‘franchise’ starting tight end. Working under the assumption that he would still be classified as a ‘starter’, he is arguably the most limited that they…


Now At Full Strength, Front 7 Faces Another Rushing Test In Titans

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a somewhat concerning number of games over the course of the past season’s worth of games or so—closer I suppose to a season and a quarter—in which they have allowed their opponents to rush for over 200 yards. If I’m not mistaken, however, the one…



Film Room: JuJu More Than A Pass Catcher

He may have nearly 300 receiving yards and a couple of touchdowns over the course of his past two games, but I still instead want to focus on the blocking of rookie Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who I think by now has pretty much silenced any remaining doubters…