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Danny Smith Absolves Shamarko Thomas’ Special Teams “Blunder”

During his Tuesday press conference, Mike Tomlin was hard on Shamarko Thomas after his failure to pick up the football almost led to a Jordan Norwood 71 yard touchdown. A play that would’ve undoubtedly swung the momentum of the game. “I’m sure he’s very aware of the rule. I didn’t…


Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays, Steelers’ Nation. Provided I’m not the only one still around right now, send in your Steelers’ questions and I’ll answer as many as I can for the next hour or so. Before we start with the questions, you should know there is a correct…


Front Seven Focus: Steelers Vs Broncos DL Breakdown

The front seven of a defense is one of the most cohesive units on a football team. Each position relies on their neighbor to help anchor the defense. Much like the defensive formation of the ancient Spartans if there is one crack in the line the whole unit will fall….


Steelers Film Room: ILB Breakdown Vs Broncos

For the second straight week the Pittsburgh Steelers’ inside linebacker tandem of Lawrence Timmons and Ryan Shazier turned in a strong performance against the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh’s 34-27 come-from-behind win at Heinz Field. Timmons and Shazier combined for 12 tackles (six each) in Sunday’s game as Shazier also defended…


Steelers NT Steve McLendon Quietly Having Solid Season Against Run

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has managed to do two key things this season and it is time he gets recognition for them. To start with, McLendon has managed to stay healthy in 2015 after missing a few games last season with shoulder and ankle injuries. That’s resulted in…


Is The Steelers Offense The Greatest Show On Grass?

During a Wednesday morning radio interview, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski said the Pittsburgh Steelers offense reminds him of the St. Louis Rams‘ “Greatest Show on Turf” teams. “Greatest show on turf, that’s the first thing that jumps out at me,” said Jaworski. “I think back to Dick Vermeil, Kurt Warner,…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Broncos Game Notes

Your usual game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 34-27 win Sunday over the Denver Broncos. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five – Arthur Moats, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden behind, pretty much no changes with this group. Will Johnson, Roosevelt Nix, and Matt…


NFL Draft Bowl Preview: December 24th

Bahamas Bowl, Dec. 24 — Middle Tennessee State (7-5) vs. Western Michigan, 12 p.m., ESPN This is the rare game in which potential NFL prospects will go up against each other snap after snap as Western Michigan receivers Corey Davis and Daniel Braverman will likely be seeing a lot of…


Steelers On The Eve Of Something Special

Today is Christmas Eve, and as I sit here thinking and writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers, I can’t help but wonder if they, too, are on the eve of something special for the rest of the 2015 season. I don’t know that any other team in the league has had…


Steelers Film Room: Brandon Boykin Vs Broncos

It took most of the season, but cornerback Brandon Boykin has finally been seeing the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last three games, playing in the slot as the third cornerback. Not that they bring him in right away during games, even though by the third or fourth…


Jacoby Jones’ Sharp Descent From Return Man To 53rd Man

It has been a couple of games now since the Pittsburgh Steelers benched Jacoby Jones after he fumbled twice on returns against the Colts. The two fumbles—one of which he lost, on the opening kickoff—gave him three fumbles on about 15 or so returns in four games with his new…


Steelers Film Room: Ryan Shazier Vs Broncos

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Ryan Shazier in large part because they were enamored with his speed, envisioning a sideline-to-sideline playmaking Mack linebacker that would start day one. We have seen glimpses of that over the course of his career, but we have yet to see the full picture revealed. No…


Video: Steelers Mike Tomlin Mic’d Up During Broncos Game

I’m not sure how long this will stay up so you better watch it quickly. Below is the Mic’d Up segment from Inside The NFL featuring Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and it’s quite entertaining. Ever wonder what Tomlin does during games? This will give you a little idea…


Roosevelt Nix Setting The Tone On Special Teams

If you’re into physical, throwback football players, look no further than Roosevelt Nix. His play is so old-school, his film should be in black and white. He takes that black and white approach and translates it into the way he plays. There are good guys – his teammates – and…


NFL Draft Bowl Preview: December 23rd

Christmas Day is near and that means that College Football’s Bowl Season is in full swing. Each morning, we’ll cover the games that are happening later that day so you can key in one the most important players while watching each game. Once again, this is the final shot for most…