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Scouting Report: Bengals’ Offense Finding Its Groove

As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, the Cincinnati Bengals’ offense….


Scouting Report: Bengals’ Defense Once Again No Joke

As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Dan Vasko and I will break things down. Dan the players, myself the scheme. Looking at the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Bengals’ Front Seven…



AFC North QBs Putting Up Some Of Worst Numbers In NFL

There is so far one inescapable fact about the AFC North during the 2017 regular season, and that is quite simply that the quarterback position across the division has left an awful lot to be desired. In fact, while looking up some numbers yesterday, I couldn’t help but take notice…


DeShone Kizer: Benching ‘Sparked My Competitive Juices’

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have had their share of drama this season, but really…can anybody ever measure up to the Cleveland Browns? A week after Head Coach Hue Jackson elected to bench his rookie starting quarterback, DeShone Kizer, he has now reinserted the Notre Dame product after his replacement, Kevin…


2017 South Side Questions: How Many Starters Will Sit Out Sunday?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions…



Danny Smith Praises JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Return Ability

Danny Smith made some interesting comments today about the lack of returners the Pittsburgh Steelers have, pointing out they probably have the fewest return-capable guys in the league. But he’s happy about at least one of the guys he has. Sitting down with Bob Labriola for this week’s Coordinator’s Corner, Smith…


Maurkice Pouncey On Big Ben: ‘I Couldn’t Ask For A Better Quarterback’

Yesterday, we mentioned Ben Roethlisberger’s comments on Heath Miller. It was no secret Miller was one of Roethlisberger’s closest friends. But Miller, like Brett Keisel or Willie Colon, are long gone, making it fair to say Roethlisberger is closest with Maurkice Pouncey. Pouncey sat down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews on…


Steelers Looking To Break Recent Bye Week Trends Starting Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Heinz Field and in case you missed an earlier note of mine, they’ll be playing a team that’s coming off their bye week. As I also previously noted, the Bengals are 5-8-1 coming off their bye week under their head…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Welcome back to the mailbag. Let me know what’s on your mind. To your questions! Shai Landesman: If Gilbert is out for an extended period of time, how much does that hurt the offense? Is there anything schematically they won’t do with Hubbard in there? Alex: It hurts the offense and yes,…


Steelers 2017 Week 6 Offensive Charting Notes

It’s always so much more enjoyable to write about the Pittsburgh Steelers after a win. And it’s definitely much more enjoyable interacting with the rest of the fan base, even if they can still be a bit gloomy (or we, I should say, though I try not to be gloomy)….