Articles by Patrick Gelesh

Steelers LB James Harrison: ‘I’m Not Done’

It was a valiant run, but the Pittsburgh Steelers got out-played in every phase of their AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. While several might speculate that Sunday night might possibly be the last time Steelers fans see linebacker James Harrison play in an NFL game, the 38-year-old made it clear to…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Patriots- AFC Championship

Well, not too many teams beat Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at home and sadly the Pittsburgh Steelers just found out how that group gained such a reputation. With a final score of 36-17, the Steelers were out of the race by the 3rd quarter. Here are…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs Patriots

As the NFL playoffs have gone on, past “In The Trenches” articles have predicted the success that the offensive line and Le’Veon Bell would have against opposing teams. In their first two playoff matchups, the Steelers faced bottom 10 run defenses. In contrast, the New England Patriots finished the regular season…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Chiefs

The Steelers punched their ticket to the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots by beating the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium 18-16 in another close one. Here are my gut reactions: Le’Veon Bell and the offensive line continued to dominate as I predicted per my “In The…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs Chiefs

After a convincing win in the AFC Wild Card round against the Miami Dolphins the Steelers are gearing up for a rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round. The Chiefs defense leads the NFL with 33 takeaways, but let’s see how they match up against the Steelers’…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Dolphins

The Steelers played the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card Round looking to avenge a week 6 loss. The offense came out on fire and the Steelers had a well-rounded performance resulting in a 30-12 victory. With a dominant 18-point victory the Steelers looked like one of the best…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs Dolphins

When the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field tomorrow the game will feature the only two running backs to rush for more than 200 yards in a game this season; Le’Veon Bell and Jay Ajayi. In week Six, Ajayi did so against the Steelers, let’s look at how Bell…


Todd Haley

Film Room: How The Steelers Beat Banjo Coverage

With the NFL playoffs around the corner the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for revenge against the Miami Dolphins for their week 6 loss in Miami. With the Steelers bevy of offensive weapons look for offensive coordinator Todd Haley to spread out the Dolphins defense. Let’s look at Banjo coverage, a defense used…


Steelers Vs Browns: Gut Reactions

With the three seed of the playoffs wrapped up due to last week’s win against the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers rested some of their biggest stars in week 17 against the Cleveland Browns. It took most of an overtime period, but the Steelers extended their winning streak to seven…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Ravens Week 16

Well, well, I guess Steelers Nation was good all year, if you double check under the Christmas tree you’ll find an AFC North Championship and the #3 AFC playoff seed neatly gift wrapped since the Pittsburgh Steelers mounted their epic 4th quarter comeback against the Baltimore Ravens. Happy holidays everyone,…


Joe Flacco Ravens

In The Trenches: Steelers Vs Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a hard-fought AFC North win in Cincinnati last week and ended sweeping last year’s division champion. The defense managed a 2nd half shut out and set up a Christmas Day game with major ramifications against the Baltimore Ravens. If the Steelers win, Santa will leave an AFC…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Bengals Week 15

Well it wasn’t pretty, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ winning streak stretched to five games after a hard-fought road win against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers’ season sweep of the Bengals combined with Baltimore Ravens razor close victory over the Philadelphia Eagles sets up a winner take the AFC North game next week in Pittsburgh. But let’s not get ahead…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs. Bengals

Great rushing attacks are built upon the blocking at the point of attack. Last week’s record setting day by Le’Veon Bell was proof positive of this theory and he would be the first one to agree. In Week 14’s version of in the trenches our breakdown on how the Pittsburgh…



Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Bills Week 14

After a dominant Week 14 performance against the Buffalo Bills the Pittsburgh Steelers still control their own destiny in the AFC as far as the playoffs are concerned. Here are my gut reactions to the Steelers victory in Buffalo. All eyes were on Le’Veon Bell’s performance today. That’s what happens…