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2016 NFL Week 13: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and welcome to the first weekend of December. Come this same time next week, we will have a new puppy in the house. I am both excited and scared to death. I forgot what it’s like to have a puppy around and I’m sure challenges await…


Toxic Differential Heavily Favors Steelers Over Giants

You know that when it comes to football, there are all kinds of statistics floating around, metrics designed to try to predict success. Some are far less successful than others at making those predictions accurately. One of the statistics that we here are a fan of is what is called…


Antonio Brown Not Concerned About Celebration Penalties

I’m sure this is the topic you were dying to hear about. But it’s relevant, affecting the team, and Antonio Brown was asked about it today. After being flagged, and fined, for excessive celebration against the Indianapolis Colts, Brown was asked by reporters if he’s concerned about his actions. His response, per…




Film Room: Giants’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Matthew Sottile and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Matthew will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the New York Giants’ defense. Alex’s Scheme…


Film Room: Giants’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the New York Giants’ offense. Alex’s Scheme…



Ben Roethlisberger Has Been Excellent On Third-Down Passes

One of the things that separates the Pittsburgh Steelers from most teams is, to put it simply, the fact that they have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger under center. He is a true franchise quarterback, which is not something that many teams are fortunately enough to be able to say about the…





Ex-Steeler Will Allen Still Looking To Play In NFL

We wrote about Will Allen last week for an off-the-field issue. The sports media, namely ESPN, again mixed him up with the other Will Allen, who plead guilty to running a Ponzi scheme. This is from the other day but worth pointing out. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, who, for the record, didn’t…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Let me steal Chris Berman’s thunder and be the last to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you had a good one. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? I’m a mashed potatoes man. I look forward to being 85 years old, sequestered in the corner, watching the Steelers with my mashed…