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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Martavis Bryant

Rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant made an immediate impact in his debut the week before, catching a 35-yard touchdown pass for the first reception of his career and finishing with two receptions for 40 yards, while also displaying his potential as a vertical threat on four deep targets. He didn’t slow down in his second […]

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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: James Harrison

The Pittsburgh Steelers were somewhat forced to bring back former outside linebacker James Harrison following the third game of the season when starter Jarvis Jones went down with a long-term injury that will continue to keep him out for at least three more games. In the five games he has played, he has fairly consistently […]

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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Lawrence Timmons

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been a near-weekly focus of film review here, and for good reason, because it has been his consistent play against the run over the course of this season that has somewhat been the nucleus of this defense. What has been less successful, however, has been his work in […]

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Steelers Fantasy Football Stat Projections Versus Ravens – Week 9 – 2014

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Week 9 – November 2, 2014 Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Opponent: Baltimore Ravens I was trying to think of a more dominating offensive performance in Pittsburgh and had a hard time coming up with something. Ben Roethlisberger’s record setting performance was a gem to watch. After posting 51 points and […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween to you all. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a huge game ahead of them Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens and a win will sure go long way in helping them possibly win the AFC North this season. There will be tons of excitement in the air at Heinz Field Sunday […]

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Steelers Film Room: Dick LeBeau’s Blitzes Against The Colts

By Alex Kozora The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense was arguably its most aggressive last week against the Indianapolis Colts. Defensively, Dick LeBeau got back to some core blitz concepts to create chaos along the Colts’ offensive line. We’ll look at some of those specific examples. Statistically, the numbers show LeBeau being as aggressive as he’s been all […]

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Steelers Vs. Colts Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora More game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ thrilling 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Second Half – Poor pass protection from LeGarette Blount early in the second half. Fails to stay square to the blitzer, gets turned, and doesn’t hold up well. – As shown in the broadcast, the two Colts’ defenders […]

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Steelers Vs. Colts Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ thrilling 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. First Half – Kick coverage from left to right: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Will Allen, Shaun Suisham, Will Johnson, Antwon Blake, Darrius Heyward-Bey, William Gay. – Brice McCain with the necessary hustle to […]

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Steelers vs. Ravens: Battle Of The Bone?

By Michael K. Reynolds Two dogs. One bone. When the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens under the scalding heat of prime time lights this Sunday there is much more than bragging rights and a bitter rivalry at stake. Yes. There are birds on the menu as the Black and Gold will try to […]

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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Brett Keisel

For a Pittsburgh Steelers defense looking to turn over a new leaf after one too many seasons of being chastised with criticisms of being old and slow, the traditional franchise decided to turn to two of its old veterans to help smooth out that transition. One of them was defensive end Brett Keisel, who was […]

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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Kelvin Beachum

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum made his 19th career start at left tackle against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, having also started five games at right tackle to close out his rookie season. He has started 24 games (at tackle—once as a tight end) in 30 career games, not bad at all for […]

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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Vince Williams

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers regained the services of rookie starting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier earlier this week against the Indianapolis Colts, the team chose to be cautious in reintegrating him back into the game, and into the lineup. His snaps were divided fairly evenly between himself and Vince Williams, the second-year former sixth-round draft […]

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Steelers vs Colts Film Review: Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers have platooned over the course of the past four and a half weeks at the inside linebacker position with rookie starter Ryan Shazier sidelined with a knee injury. The primary replacement through that period was Sean Spence, who started all four games missed, but Vince Williams also saw a comfortable amount of […]

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Steelers NT Steve McLendon Returns Just In Time To Face Ravens Outside Zone

Sunday night at Heinz Field the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will get a second shot at shutting down the Baltimore Ravens outside zone scheme that blistered them to the tune of 157 yards back in Week 2. While it certainly wont be an easy task, the Steelers run defense has improved over the course of the […]

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Steelers Might Not Need Their Third Cornerback Very Much Against Ravens

There’s a lot of discussion about which Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback may or may not be the first one off the bench Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens, but if that game goes similar to the way the first meeting between the two teams went back in Week 2, there’s a good chance we won’t see […]

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2014 NFL Week 8 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had the plus two or better teams go a combined TOX stat went 8-1 (88.9%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are now 73-11 (86.9%). Keep in mind that the expected […]

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Kozora Video: Breaking Down The Cortez Allen Breakdowns

By Alex Kozora Although there were countless exciting moments to cover from the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, we’ll try and tackle one of the most glaring negatives. The plays that led to Cortez Allen’s benching. We’ll break down some technique and mental issues that contributed to his poor performance and why […]

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Future Snap Counts Up To Ryan Shazier To Dictate

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier began his first practice in the team’s starting lineup, so it’s no surprise that the coaching staff put him back into the lineup right away despite the fact that he missed four weeks of practices with a knee injury. Not that they just dropped him in the game […]

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Steelers Still Juggling Wide Receivers Behind Antonio Brown

It doesn’t exactly seem as though the Pittsburgh Steelers have an assigned number two receiver right now—let alone an obvious one. That fact has been thrust into the forefront over the past two games as offensive coordinator Todd Haley has looked to get rookie Martavis Bryant involved. It’s certainly been working, with palpable results. In […]

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Steelers vs Colts Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. The Steelers opened the second half of the game with the ball, and in a three tight end set. In case it’s not obvious by now, Will Johnson is the third tight end, not […]

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Steelers vs Colts First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. Despite facing a more potent offense, the Steelers opened in their base defense against Andrew Luck, meaning Cam Thomas in at nose tackle. He missed a tackle on Ahmad Bradshaw up the middle on […]

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Steelers Film Room: No. 7 Gets No. 6 By Going To No. 2

If you were like me, you were quite surprised to see the Pittsburgh Steelers throw the football on the fourth and inches from the Indianapolis Colts eleven yard-line with 5:21 left in the fourth quarter. The play worked, however, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit tight end Heath Miller in the back of the end zone […]

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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Colts

The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Indianapolis Colts in a nationally-televised game on a beautiful late afternoon at Heinz Field and delivered one of the greatest offensive performances in franchise history. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six touchdowns leading the Steelers to a massively-entertaining 51-34 victory over the AFC South leaders. The Steelers […]

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P Adam Podlesh Grateful For Way Steelers Treated Him During Wife’s Life-Threatening Scare

I thought all of you might like to read the story about former Pittsburgh Steelers punter Adam Podlesh, who had to take time away from the team during training camp because of his wife having complications with her pregnancy. Adam’s wife apparently almost died in the delivery room while giving birth to their new son […]

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Steelers Mid-Season Rookie Report Card

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now halfway through their 2014 season, and they stand at 5-3—right where they were at the halfway point of the 2012 season, before it all crumbled with Ben Roethlisberger getting injured the following week. But Roethlisberger hasn’t missed a single snap since returning from that injury, excluding a handful of snaps […]

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Ben Roethlisberger Destroying The Blitz This Season

One of the underrated aspects of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s historic performance against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday is simply how well the 11th-year veteran performed against the blitz, which according to Kevin Seifert for ESPN, the road team brought over 40 percent of the time. The problem for the Colts, however, is that […]

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