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Tomlin Defends Leaving Starters In For Entire Game

It certainly shouldn’t be the main takeaway from Sunday’s loss, or even the tenth, but by the end of the game, Steelers’ fans were left wondering why Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and company were still on the field. Mike Tomlin was asked about that decision during his weekly press conference….


Tight End Usage Starkly Declines As Steelers Trail Against Eagles

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened with a 12 personnel look to being their first offensive series. With Jesse James lined up offset to the right of the offensive line and first-year tight end Xavier Grimble serving as the in-line blocker on the left side, though both ran a route…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 3: Steelers Versus Eagles

After opening the season with wins over two 2015 division champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on the road in week three to take on the 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles. It was a disaster. The Steelers were completely dominated in every facet of the game and left as a battered football team,…


Steelers Vs Eagles Positional Grades

Sunday’s trip to Philadelphia was nothing short of a disaster for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-3, marking the worst loss in the Mike Tomlin era. Not only was the score ugly, so too was the game itself in almost every facet of the game for…



Remedying Pass Rush Starts With Increasing James Harrison’s Snaps

At this point of the season, there is no magic wand, no Excalibur’s sword, no secret potion to completely fix the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass rush. You roll with what you have, tweak the system and scheme a bit, and cross your fingers. That doesn’t mean changes can’t be made. They could,…


Study: Why Keith Butler Needs To Start Sending Five

The sample size is small and the result maybe a little obvious but the Pittsburgh Steelers five man rush has produced the best results this season. Not burying the lede here. That’s the conclusion. Let’s show why. After three weeks, I sifted through the weekly charting we conduct to get…


B.J. Finney Holds His Own In NFL Debut

In spite of the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers took a shellacking on Sunday evening courtesy of the Eagles, we didn’t really learn a whole lot that we didn’t already know. Basically, for the most part, it was a game in which all of the team’s shortcomings were accentuated, and…


Struggling Bengals Defense Gets Boost With Return Of Vontaze Burfict

It’s been a long wait, but after three games, he’s finally back. Well, they’re both back. The Pittsburgh Steelers have Le’Veon Bell back after completing a three-game suspension for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, and the Cincinnati Bengals are getting back the man who ended his season, linebacker…



Steelers Loss To Eagles Included One Of Those Touchderceptions

Thanks to a holding penalty on Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro, the fourth quarter deep pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey wouldn’t have stood as a touchdown had it not been ruled an interception instead. With that disclaimer out of the way, I really wonder if this really…


Steelers Looking To Move On From Eagles’ Loss

As tough, frustrating, ugly, insert adjective here as the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles loss, this is still a 2-1 team with as good a shot as anyone to win the AFC North. And the only way to get the sour taste of yesterday out of their mouth…


On The Bright Side, Le’Veon Bell Is Back

If you are looking for some sort of positive take from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 34-3 defeat at the hands of the Eagles yesterday, then I am afraid that you have come to the wrong place. Except in this, and that is that this is the last game in which the…


Getting Better Starts Under Center With Ben Roethlisberger

This is not something that often gets talked about, and usually that’s because it is typically not an issue. But even when it is, there is a large segment not just of fans, but those among the media who cover the team, who will dismiss whenever Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben…


Film Room: Eagles Misdirection Leaves Steelers’ Heads Spinning

You can attack this from any angle that you want. No matter where you start, the Pittsburgh Steelers got their butts kicked yesterday. At this point, I don’t know if you are interested in the exact reasons or not or would just rather burn the tape and get ready for next…