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Who Is Colts Backup QB Scott Tolzien?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play Thursday night on the road against the Indianapolis Colts, who will likely be without the services of their starting quarterback Andrew Luck, who’s expected to miss the game due to a concussion. With Luck doubtful for that game, quite a few Steelers fans are probably…


Steelers Vs Browns Week 11 Defensive Charting Notes

Notes from our charting in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns. Out of 66 plays. – The Browns ran only 18 plays in the first half. Just six in the second quarter. – The Steelers were in their base defense 21.2% of the time, 14 of 66 snaps. They were…


Dome Sweet Dome For Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger?

In the Pittsburgh Steelers road win over the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday, heavy winds played a role in the game. With weather conditions not being ideal in Cleveland, the Steelers offense relied heavily on the run in addition to a short passing game and as a result of that,…


Film Room: Artie Burns’ Growing Pains Continue

Artie Burns has played more than probably most of us expected. And he is getting better. Slowly, incrementally, he is. But the level of variance in his game is still extremely high and it gives as much bad as there is good. We’re going to focus on that bad today….


Steelers Vs Browns Positional Grades

Sunday’s game in blustery Cleveland against the Cleveland Browns went quite well for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who snapped a four-game losing streak against the AFC North cellar dwellers, 24-9. Physically, Pittsburgh had its way with the Browns on both sides of the ball in bad conditions, leading to a much-needed…



Le’Veon Bell Is Developing An Unexpected Fumbling Problem

So, remember that time earlier this season that I wrote an article about how Le’Veon Bell fumbled, and that it was a big deal due simply to how utterly rare that has been over the course of his career? Well, now I’m writing an article about him fumbling and it…




2016 South Side Questions: Will Robert Golden Ride The Bench?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


Tomlin Encouraged By Sean Davis’ Development

Sean Davis has had an up-down-season. He began the year as the starting slot corner, got benched, moved back to safety, and has slowly been chipping away at playing time. Yesterday, he ate the entire pie, playing every single snap in the win over the Cleveland Browns. Robert Golden was…


Oddsmakers Have Steelers’ Playoff Hopes At A Coinflip

I don’t know how much this is worth to you, or how much it even is to me, but if you’re into projections and predictions, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff hopes are about at a coinflip. Two different playoff predictions metrics put them at just slightly better than a 50% chance of…


James Harrison Back In Weight Room Immediately After Record Game

Come on, did you really expect anything else from James Harrison? Not even 24 hours after breaking the Pittsburgh Steelers’ all-time sack record, Mike Tomlin saw Harrison in an all-too familiar place Monday morning: the weight room. “I went down this morning to get a cup of coffee about 7:30….



Film Room: Butler Deserves Huge Credit For Sunday’s Sack Output

There are basically three reasons how a defense registers a sack. 1. Good coverage 2. Winning one-on-one matchups 3. Good blitz scheme Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers had all three in their eight sack barrage. But we are most interested in that third one, the blitz scheme,…