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Steelers Moving Ahead With Rookie Starters On Defense

If the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t operating with a clear plan heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, they clearly are now, and that plan is simple: play the rookies. The Steelers used their top picks in the first, second, and third rounds of the draft to add defensive players at areas…


Steelers Film Room: Backup D-Line Steps Up

The Pittsburgh Steelers are facing no easy task for the remainder of the season in trying to find their way defensively without Cameron Heyward, their captain and the nucleus of the unit. The veteran defensive end had already missed two games earlier in the season, and the run defense was…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Browns

Brief game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-9 win over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kick coverage from left to right: Justin Gilbert-Sean Davis-Sammie Coates-Roosevelt Nix-Vince Williams-Chris Boswell-Tyler Matakevich-Anthony Chickillo-Fitzgerald Toussaint-Al-Hajj Shabazz-Artie Burns – The missed deep ball to Antonio Brown. That was Todd Haley’s Indy Z Post. Throw…


Personnel Proves Steelers Came To Cleveland Looking To Run

I think it’s safe to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers had a plan heading into Cleveland on offense, and that was to establish the run, after weeks of being unable to do so. The team had hardly found any success on the ground for the past couple of weeks entering…



Week 11 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

I won’t deny that it’s a little more enjoyable to talk about Pittsburgh Steelers games and charting notes after they win, rather than after they lose. It’s been a while since we have gotten the chance to talk charting notes from a victory, but the Steelers finally changed that after…





Steelers Spared Consequences Of Bad Penalties Due To Quality Of Opponent

Last week, in the hours following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ frustrating last-minute loss to the Cowboys, I wrote about how the team had victimized themselves late by committing some crucial, yet highly avoidable, penalties, both of which helped Dallas further what proved to be a pair of touchdown drives that provided…


Who Is Colts Backup QB Scott Tolzien?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play Thursday night on the road against the Indianapolis Colts, who will likely be without the services of their starting quarterback Andrew Luck, who’s expected to miss the game due to a concussion. With Luck doubtful for that game, quite a few Steelers fans are probably…


Steelers Vs Browns Week 11 Defensive Charting Notes

Notes from our charting in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns. Out of 66 plays. – The Browns ran only 18 plays in the first half. Just six in the second quarter. – The Steelers were in their base defense 21.2% of the time, 14 of 66 snaps. They were…


Dome Sweet Dome For Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger?

In the Pittsburgh Steelers road win over the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday, heavy winds played a role in the game. With weather conditions not being ideal in Cleveland, the Steelers offense relied heavily on the run in addition to a short passing game and as a result of that,…


Film Room: Artie Burns’ Growing Pains Continue

Artie Burns has played more than probably most of us expected. And he is getting better. Slowly, incrementally, he is. But the level of variance in his game is still extremely high and it gives as much bad as there is good. We’re going to focus on that bad today….


Steelers Vs Browns Positional Grades

Sunday’s game in blustery Cleveland against the Cleveland Browns went quite well for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who snapped a four-game losing streak against the AFC North cellar dwellers, 24-9. Physically, Pittsburgh had its way with the Browns on both sides of the ball in bad conditions, leading to a much-needed…