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Improvement Of Run Defense This Time No Illusion

While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been giving up yards by the bunches through the air, ranking solidly in the bottom third among teams in terms of total yards allowed per game as well as yards per pass attempt, there has been a different story unfolding when it comes to…


Steelers Film Room: Sam Fire Zone

Keith Butler has certainly put his stamp on this Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. But the plays themselves aren’t all that different than what the team had under Dick LeBeau. We’re heading back to the film room to break down their Sam Fire Zone. Here’s the look from LeBeau’s old playbook. Like…


Week 6 Steelers Defensive Sack Review

Back to the tape for our weekly sack breakdown to review the Pittsburgh Steelers lone sack against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Nothing crazy from Pittsburgh defensively, as they show a four-man rush vs. the Cardinals five man protection. Empty-set look from Arizona, and no additional Steelers showing blitz, so…


Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Six

It was a movie made for Hollywood. Against all odds. The cowboy with the white hat trots on the field of play as discernible groans echo across Heinz Field and throughout all of Steelers Nation. A quick draw here. A flash of the pistol there. And suddenly Pittsburgh Steelers third-string quarterback Landry…


Steelers Film Room: Landry Jones And RPOs

Yesterday, we examined how limited Mike Vick was in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense. I don’t want to bash him again – I think everyone has thoroughly gotten their anger out in the comments – but want to highlight one of the biggest differences between he and Jones. Jones familiarty, comfort,…



Health Status Of Cortez Allen Perplexing, Concerning

Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-year cornerback Cortez Allen is just a year removed from signing a five-year, $30-million that was to have locked him up in the starting lineup for at least the next half-decade or so. Things have not exactly gone as planned since then, having been demoted after starting five…


Return Of Ryan Shazier Welcome News After Missing A Month

The Pittsburgh Steelers have invested heavily in the linebacker position over the course of the previous three drafts, but on Sunday night, they were forced to make do with two of their three most recent first-round picks. Head coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday that he expects both Jarvis Jones and…




Steelers Film Room: Cardinals Sack Breakdown

We’ll take a quick look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sack breakdown. A quick look because the team only gave up one. Let’s get to the film. 1. 1st and 10, 8:11 1st. Seven block, plus the running back check/releasing against a three man rush. The Steelers’ woes of giving up…


Tomlin Explains Decision To Keep Vick In Sunday’s Game

Mike Tomlin chose to play Mike Vick for the entire first half of Sunday’s win, resorting to Landry Jones only when Vick went down with a hamstring injury on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first possession of the third quarter. No one expected Jones to play that well but there was certainly…


Steelers Film Room: Antwon Blake

Speaking strictly as a football player, there are few players I respect more than Antwon Blake. Coming out of UTEP, not one NFL team thought highly enough of the diminutive corner to risk a draft choice on him, as Blake was signed by Jacksonville as a free agent. They said…


Steelers Film Room: Vick Limiting Haley’s Playbook

At this point, it seems likely Landry Jones will start Sunday afternoon over Mike Vick. If for no other reason, the health, or lack of, from Vick. But if we were to assume Vick was healthy, and wanted to demonstrate a clear reason for Jones over him, we just have…