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2016 NFL Week 11: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and welcome to weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking to end their four-game losing streak Sunday on the road against the Cleveland Browns and I can only imagine what will happen if they fail to do so. Losing to an 0-10…


Midseason Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes

Your midseason Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive charting notes from the first nine games. As our guide, we have 589 total plays we’re looking at. They’re on pace for about 1047, a slight dip from 2015 but not by much. – The top personnel packages this season. Nickel: 61.1% 3-4: 29% Dime:…


Bloggers In Basements Talking Steelers

Back for another live stream. Come join us, ask whatever is on your mind, and watch a little coaches tape on this gorgeous Friday afternoon in Pittsburgh. What better place to be than indoors and on your computer? Look for the link at the top of the hour directly below….


Steelers’ Defense Ranks Among NFL’s Worst At Limiting Opposing Offense’s Big Three

Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys was forty seconds away from being written as ‘the turning point’ of the Pittsburgh Steelers season. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s “Watch Me” soundbite from earlier in the week accompanied by his fake spike go-ahead touchdown pass was the storybook turnaround Pittsburgh had been waiting for….




Film Room: Browns’ 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 Cleveland Browns’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report…



Film Room: Cleveland Browns’ 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. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the Cleveland Browns’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Wexell: Expect Sean Davis To Start Sunday

Over the course of the past couple of weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been making tweaks to their secondary on the back end, largely doing so to get their rookie defensive backs more involved. First-round cornerback Artie Burns was moved into the starting lineup, while second-round safety for the past…


Steelers Week 10 Offensive Charting Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their losing streak on Sunday, extending it to four games, but this time, it wasn’t the offense that was the problem, as they put up 30 points, in spite of the fact that they missed on four two-point conversion opportunities. So let’s take this opportunity to…


Ray Lewis Sees No Passion In Joe Flacco’s Game

I don’t think there is a great deal of debate as to whom the greatest player in the history of the Baltimore Ravens franchise is. Some may argue Jonathan Ogden, but the vast consensus will inevitably fall to Ray Lewis, albeit begrudgingly by his many detractors. Lewis the second Raven…


2016 South Side Questions: Will Dupree Get Activated For Sunday?

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…