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Steelers Film Room: David DeCastro Pulling Vs Redskins

Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro, at least in the eyes of those who vote on such things, made the leap last year from just an above average player to an All-Pro. Through all of his career, however, he has had one signature characteristic, and that is his ability to…


Ravens To Be Shorthanded Once Again At OLB

When the Baltimore Ravens take the field tomorrow in Cleveland, they will be doing so a bit short-handed at the critical pass-rushing position. Starter Elvis Dumervil is still trying to recover from offseason surgery, having already been ruled out again for week two after missing the season opener as well….


2016 South Side Questions: More 4WR Sets This Week?

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…


2016 NFL Week 2: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and Happy Bengals week as well. The Pittsburgh Steelers will have their home opener Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals and it figures to be a doozy of a game at Heinz Field. Personally, I don’t have a great read on this game heading into Saturday…


Ryan Shazier’s Playmaking: Live Stream

Something new we’re trying here so forgive me for the many mistakes that exist. Great slogan for this, I know. Wanted to do a deep dive into Ryan Shazier’s playmaking Monday night and specifically, look at three impressive plays he made. Instead of the traditional film room, switched it up…



Steelers Film Room: Jesse James Vs Redskins

I think it stands to reason that there is a lot of focus on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tight end position in the early goings of the season when you take into consideration everything that has transpired within the group over the course of this year. No player is under the…


Steelers Recognize Differences Between Backs In Receiving Game

In many respects, as pure runners, Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams might fairly be regarded as equals. Certainly their productivity as ball carriers has been similarly successful since they have been together on the same team. Williams may lack Bell’s suddenness in changing direction—which is elite-level—as…


Film Room: Bengals’ 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. Front Seven The Bengals’ defensive line is…


Film Room: Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s offense 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. Alex’s Scheme Breakdown Bengals’ Run Game…


Steelers Film Room: Alejandro Villanueva Vs Redskins

From 2012 to 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers have opened the season with four different starting left tackles. Alejandro Villanueva is the most recent, but he did start 12 games, including the playoffs, last season. Yet his development is still important to monitor given his lack of an offensive line background….


Week 1 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

As Alex Kozora did for the defense, I will do for the offense, using our charting from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ games to provide notes and insight into how the team is conducting the offense either in a specific game or over a given period of time. The first game against…



2016 South Side Questions: Is The Tackle-Eligible On The Shelf?

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…


Week 2 Thursday Night Football Discussion Thread: Jets Vs. Bills

It’s Thursday night and that means we have some football to watch as the Buffalo Bills will host the New York Jets to start the second week of the 2016 regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play both of these teams this season, so it’s a perfect chance to pre…