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Steelers Red Zone Success Leaving Boswell On Bench

Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley are well known for emphasizing red zone efficiency, hence their numerous reps inside the 20 during training camps and practice. And while they had an awful showing against the Eagles in week three, they’re experiencing a lot of success when deep into enemy territory. We…


Keith Butler Confirms He Showed Chiefs New Looks Sunday

I don’t think you needed him to confirm what your eyes saw but Keith Butler admitted he was more aggressive against the Kansas City Chiefs. And he needed to be in order to restart, or just plain start, a pass rush that was abysmal the first three weeks. By game’s…


Artie Burns Getting Trial By Fire Early In Rookie Campaign

For those who may have been worried that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round cornerback Artie Burns was going to spend all season rotting on the bench—which was the general perception after he was drafted when taking into consideration the fact that he was drafted as a raw underclassman—you can probably set…


Video: Sammie Coates Has Breakout Game

Back talking to the tape. Flipped to the offensive side of the ball and wanted to highlight Sammie Coates’ stellar game Sunday. To me, it was his best game in the NFL. We go through three plays and peel back all the layers he showed: size/speed, physicality, toughness, and football…


Steelers Film Room: Disruptive DE Vs Chiefs

While Cameron Heyward’s three sacks on the day will necessarily draw the headlines, the truth is that both he and Stephon Tuitt at the defensive end spots were pretty consistently wreaking havoc for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense against the Chiefs. On just the fourth play of the game, Heyward notched…



Steelers Defense Stifles Chiefs’ RBs, TEs

You may recall that I wrote a time or two in the buildup to Sunday night’s game about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ difficulty in defending opponents’ running backs and tight ends over the course of the first three games of the season. While they hovered near the bottom 10 in defending…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Chiefs

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 43-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. First Half – Kick coverage team left to right: Shamarko Thomas-Jordan Dangerfield-Sammie Coates-L.J. Fort-Vince Williams-Chris Boswell-Tyler Matakevich-Anthony Chickillo-Fitzgerald Toussaint-Darrius Heyward-Bey-Artie Burns – Cam Heyward killed left guard Zach Fulton all game. Bull rush and his one-arm stab….



Steelers First Quarter Offensive Charting Notes

Yesterday, we brought you the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive and defensive charting notes for the team’s most recent game. Today, we bring you a broader, more comprehensive look at what the team has done on offense and defense, now that we have a broader body of work to revisit. Here are…




Despite Eagles’ Blip, Steelers’ Offense Still Setting Records

You’d think the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 3 egg-laying would’ve wrecked the chances of them rewriting their offensive record book. You’d be wrong. The Steelers are on pace for 432 points this season, four behind their franchise record of 436. It’s still shy of their 30 points per game, their average…


Steelers Week Four Defensive Charting Notes

Our usual roundup. Tomorrow, we’ll have a full breakdown from the first month of the season. So be on the lookout for that. – In the first half of Sunday’s win, the Kansas City Chiefs ran just six of 34 snaps in Steelers’ territory. – The Pittsburgh Steelers were in…


Steelers Vs. Chiefs: Beyond The Box Score – Week 4

While the box score is relatively informative it doesn’t always tell the whole story. Here are the plays and circumstances not covered in any box score that had a critical role in the outcome of the Pittsburgh Steelers week 4 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. On the Steelers first…