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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Hey everyone. As we do every Thursday, another chat session so you can ask away on anything Steelers. I’ll take an hour to hang out here and answer as many questions as I can. So fire away. Big White: Alex can you provide some clarity on Steelers dead money issues. I…


Steelers Third Quarter Of 2015 Season Defensive Awards

With the third quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now behind us, it’s time for us to hand out some awards to players for their play in the last four games. After already handing out our offensive awards for the third quarter of the season, we’ll now address the…


Marcus Gilbert Knows Sunday’s Game Is An Emotional One

Marcus Gilbert tried to give the politically correct answer. “It’s just another week for us,” he started out, talking to reporters about how he’s approaching Sunday’s AFC North contest with the Cincinnati Bengals. And then he changed his tune. “We have a chip on our shoulder, especially because we’re playing…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Colts Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-10 beatdown over the Indianapolis Colts. First Half – New formation on the kick return unit. Maybe because of planning for surprise onside kick and just trying to do something different. Six man front. Arthur Moats-Anthony Chickillo-Shamarko Thomas-Terence Garvin-Robert Golden–Vince Williams with Roosevelt Nix…


Steelers Third Quarter Of 2015 Season Offensive Awards

With the third quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now in the books, it’s time again for us to hand out some awards for the last four games and we’ll start things off with the offensive side of the football. Offensive MVP – Antonio Brown – Sure, Antonio Brown…


Steelers Home-Road Scoring Splits Reveal 10-Point Differential

Prior to the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that he envisioned this offense as one that he believes could put up 30 points a game, but through the first 12 games of the season, the defending AFC North champions are averaging just 25.9 points…


Steelers Film Room: Roosevelt Nix Vs Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers first-year fullback Roosevelt Nix has established himself as a fan favorite this season, and it’s not hard to see why with a fan base such as the one the Steelers have. He is a blue collar player with a relentless motor and an underdog story to boot. He…


League XPA Success Rate Down To Lowest Since 1979

Last week, between the league’s 16 games played, the combined 32 teams collectively missed nine extra point attempts, bringing the NFL season total of misses extra point attempts up to 57 through the first 13 weeks. During the 2014 NFL season, there were only eight missed extra point attempts for…


Steelers Film Room: Will Allen Vs Colts

Veteran safety Will Allen has been a stable starting safety this year for the first time since 2005, in his second season when he started eight games for a Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary coached by Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. He started every game in 2006 when Tomlin left…


Steelers O-Line Adjusting To DeAngelo Williams’ Style

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers have had to make do for half of the season—and for whatever remains of their 2015 season, playoffs included—without the services their All-Pro running back, Le’Veon Bell, for a casual observer, it may be hard to notice. After all, statistically, the Steelers are an even…


Breakdown Of Steelers Cornerback Rotation Used Against Colts

As many of you should know by now, the Pittsburgh Steelers finally shook up their secondary Sunday night in their home win over the Indianapolis Colts and that included cornerback Brandon Boykin seeing his most extensive playing time of the season. Now that our defensive charting from that game has…


Week 13: Defensive Sack Review

Time for our weekly installment of the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive sack review, and we’ve got five sacks of Colts quarterbacks to look at, including a hat trick by James Harrison to run his season total to five. First however, it was Will Allen getting the big day started for the Steelers…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Colts

Sunday night in front of a national television audience the Pittsburgh Steelers destroyed the Indianapolis Colts 45-10 at Heinz Field. After turning the ball over on the opening kickoff and then four plays into their second possession, the Steelers were excellent offensively scoring on seven of nine possessions, which included…


James Harrison Closing In On Steelers’ Career Sack Record

In what is likely his final season in the NFL, James Harrison has given himself a chance to set one more Pittsburgh Steelers’ record. With his three sack outburst Sunday night, Harrison now trails Jason Gildon by 2.5 sacks to tie the franchise record for career sacks. Three, of course,…


Steelers Film Room: Smash Concept

Revisiting a concept we’ve talked about in the past. A core one we see in practically every team’s playbook and is the quintessential Cover 2 beater in the NFL. It’s the smash concept, and the Pittsburgh Steelers ran it early in Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts. For a refresher,…