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Steelers Vs Ravens X Factor: Artie Burns

A little more obvious and on the nose with my selection this week but the rookie better step up. If Artie Burns struggles, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense could be in for a long day. It’s still not entirely clear what his role is going to be this week. Burns said…


Le’Veon Bell Must Prove He’s Up To The Challenge Sunday

Before I even begin I must provide the caveat that this is no knock on Le’Veon Bell. I’d be silly to make such an assertion that he can’t be successful in any given week. But on paper, this matchup versus the Baltimore Ravens’ defense is going to be one of…


2016 Midseason Review: Interior OL

We still have some time to kill before the Pittsburgh Steelers get back on the field, and their bye week happens to have fallen at a pretty appropriate time, so over the course of this week, we are going to bring you a sort of quick-hitter review of how the…


Ravens Claim CB Chris Lewis-Harris Off Waivers From Bengals

Well, it is Ravens week, and even the Pittsburgh Steelers have talked about needing to recommit to the rivalry, so in that spirit, we are going to stick with the theme in our AFC North coverage for the remainder of this chapter of the rivalry. And there was some Baltmore…


2016 South Side Questions: Does It Matter If D-Will Plays?

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…


2016 NFL Week 9: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and welcome to the first weekend of November. It feels like it’s been a month since Pittsburgh Steelers have played a game but that will change in a few days as they are now set to face the Baltimore Ravens Sunday on the road….


Antonio Brown Posts Throwback To First Career Catch

Antonio Brown already has 574 of them in his regular season career. But it all has to start with one. And Brown reminded Steelers’ Nation, and maybe even himself, or where it all began in his NFL career. He posted this photo to his Instagram a short time ago. Classic…



Statistical Look At Steelers’ Pass Rush Using 5 Or More Players

If you listened to the Friday edition of The Terrible Podcast, you heard Alex Kozora and I discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers defense as it relates to how many times they’ve rushed the opposite quarterback on passing plays with 5 or more players. To follow up on that discussion, I thought…


Haley Calls Marcus Gilbert A Top Five Tackle

Todd Haley gave Chris Hubbard his due and again spoke to how well he’s played in Marcus Gilbert’s three game absence. But Haley is overjoyed to have his starting right tackle back. And he heaped a ton of praise on the job Gilbert has done over the last two years. “[Gilbert]…


2016 Midseason Review: Cornerbacks

We still have some time to kill before the Pittsburgh Steelers get back on the field, and their bye week happens to have fallen at a pretty appropriate time, so over the course of this week, we are going to bring you a sort of quick-hitter review of how the…


Film Room: Baltimore Ravens’ 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 Baltimore Ravens’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Film Room: Baltimore Ravens’ 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. Matthew will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the Baltimore Ravens’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Exploring The Rationale Behind Cornerback Shuffle

You may have seen the report yesterday from Ray Fittipaldo that states that the Pittsburgh Steelers intend to start rookie first-round cornerback Artie Burns over veteran William Gay on Sunday against the Ravens. While this realistically only makes a meaningful distinction on between 20 to 40 percent of the team’s…


2016 Midseason Review: Offensive Tackles

We still have some time to kill before the Pittsburgh Steelers get back on the field, and their bye week happens to have fallen at a pretty appropriate time, so over the course of this week, we are going to bring you a sort of quick-hitter review of how the…