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Film Room: Bud Dupree Flashes In Season Debut

It was certainly a pleasant sight to see Pittsburgh Steelers third-year outside linebacker Bud Dupree back out on the field after he sat out the season opener. It was even more exciting to see him out there and playing well. Not that he turned in a flawless performance, and he…


Steelers Sign OT Jake Rodgers, Release WR Justin Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a practice squad swap today, signing OT Jake Rodgers to their practice squad. WR Justin Thomas was released in a corresponding move, the team announced moments ago. We have signed OL Jake Rodgers to our practice squad, and released WR Justin Thomas from our practice squad….



Steelers Vs Vikings Sack Breakdown

Back to break down the two sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings. 1. 1st and 15, :40 1st. 11 personnel. Five block (plus RB chip/release) vs four man rush. Steelers run a full slide to the offense’s right (defense’s left), leaving…


Interview: Shamarko Thomas Says He Left Steelers On Good Terms

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron chats with former Steelers’ safety Shamarko Thomas. They talk about his time with the Steelers, his workouts with Troy Polamalu, and what Thomas is up to today. Be sure to check out Ron’s book, Steelers’ Takeaways:…


Film Room: David DeCastro Leads The Way

While the offensive line play to date may not necessarily be much to write home about—that pertains more to the running game than in pass protection, as they have only given up two sacks so far, a third surrendered by a tight end—that is not to say that there have…


AJ McCarron On Andy Dalton: ‘He’s Our Quarterback’

You may have heard of a report here or there that the Cincinnati Bengals are toying around with the idea of putting quarterback Andy Dalton on the bench in favor of AJ McCarron, who started three games in 2015, throwing six touchdowns and two interception to go along with 854…


2017 South Side Questions: Caution Using Starters On Special Teams?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions…


First Career NFL Touchdowns Courtesy Of Ben Roethlisberger

During his Tuesday morning interview on 93.7 The Fan, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was reminded that the touchdown scored Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings by rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was his first official catch in the NFL. After talking a little about the progress Smith-Schuster has made so…




Le’Veon Bell Confident He’s Close To Producing Splash Plays

Le’Veon Bell hasn’t had much running room the first two weeks. But his outlook remains unchanged and he believes he’s close to busting off a big gainer. “I’m due for an explosion play,” Bell told the PPG’s Ray Fittipaldo. “It hasn’t happened yet. I almost had like three today. I…


Mike Mitchell Says Joe Haden Fitting In With Steelers’ Culture

There’s always a moment of doubt when a team makes a big free agency splash. Paying an outsider top dollar. Bringing someone into a new system, a new locker room, an entirely different place. But all things considered, Joe Haden seems to be fitting right in with the Pittsburgh Steelers….


James Harrison Sidelined While Steelers Ride The Hot Hand

For the first time in a long time, James Harrison didn’t play a single snap in Sunday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings, even with T.J. Watt missing most of the game. Instead, the team used Anthony Chickillo and Bud Dupree almost exclusively. But with the positive results those two have…


4WR, 4CB Packages No Gimmicks For Steelers

After last season, who would have thought that the Pittsburgh Steelers would make it a regular, proactive feature of their offensive and defensive plans to utilize four wide receivers or four cornerbacks on the field together, respectively? Depth has been an issue at both spots in recent years, yet seemingly…