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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Friday November 12th – Troy The Running Back Edition

Mike Bires reports that safety Troy Polamalu may have been called upon to carry the football this past Monday night had Rashard Mendenhall went down late as backups Mewelde Moore and Isaac Redman were sidelined with concussions. Steelers linebacker James Harrison talked to Jon Burton on 93.7 The Fan about the upcoming games against the […]

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Steelers Week 9 Defense Participation Chart Versus Bengals

Below is the Steelers week 9 defensive participation chart versus the Cincinnati Bengals from this past Monday night. Please comment with any discrepancies you find. The only thing that was obvious is how much nickel the Steelers all playing, as William Gay saw 49 of 58 snaps on the field as the nickel corner. Casey […]

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Steelers Patriots Week 10 Thursday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers resumed practice preparations on Thursday for their Sunday night home game against the New England Patriots. S Will Allen (concussion), DE Brett Keisel (hamstring), G Chris Kemoeatu (knee,ankle), TE Heath Miller (knee) and DE Aaron Smith (triceps) did not practice on Thursday. Smith of course has long been ruled out and it is […]

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Steelers 1st Down Run & Pass Stats Through First Half Of 2010 Season

Below are the stats I pieced together of 1st down plays from all 32 teams through week 9 of the season. They are sorted by best to worst using the TYP stat which is the average total yards per play on 1st down. The stats are also broken down by run and pass with averages […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday November 11th – Kugler Plumbing Tape Edition

Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler is no stranger to lines getting decimated by injuries as Ed Bouchette points out. Last year in Buffalo, he used 10 starting combinations in 16 games. Nose tackle Casey Hampton has a great attitude about playing in more nickel formations as one of two down linemen going forward. Snack […]

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Steelers Week 9 Offensive Participation Chart Versus Bengals

Below is the Steelers week 9 offensive participation chart versus the Cincinnati Bengals from this past Monday night. I have also designated where each player lined up at the snap of the ball. Example: LOWR = Left Outside Wide Receiver. RITE = Right Inside Tight End etc. The defensive chart will be up shortly. Offensive […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown Through First Half Of Season Recap

The first 8 games are in the books and that puts as officially at the half way point of the Steelers 2010 season. It is time to recap the play by play breakdowns of the first 8 weeks of the season and post the totals. I have linked to each individual breakdown page so as […]

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Feels Like 2009 All Over Again

By Chris Gates I fear we\’re on the cusp of falling in to a far too familiar place. Right after the 2010 NFL Draft I analyzed the Steelers entire roster. Later I went on air and said that this team could very well repeat 2009 with another disappointing second half. Now, after season-ending injuries to […]

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Steelers Patriots Week 10 Wednesday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers started their practice preparations on Wednesday for the week 10 home game Sunday night against the New England Patriots. DE Aaron Smith (triceps) remains sidelined and will not play again this week. G Chris Kemoeatu (knee,ankle) also sat out on Wednesday and is not looking like he will be ready for Sunday by […]

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Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown Play By Play Versus Bengals Week 9

Below is the play by play break down of the offensive line from the Monday night week 9 game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. It is merely a pass or fail grade on if I think the lineman did his job or not. It also should be noted that we go under assumptions that we know […]

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Steelers Place LT Max Starks On IR, Activate T Chris Scott From PUP

As expected, the Steelers placed starting left tackle Max Starks on injured reserve Wednesday morning with a neck injury and activated rookie lineman Chris Scott from the PUP list to the 53 man roster to take his place. Starks was injured Monday night against the Bengals and tried to return wearing a big neck brace, […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Wednesday November 10th – The Deebo Defense Rest Edition

Steelers linebacker James Harrison and his agent Bill Parise appealed two fines totaling $95,000 to the NFL Tuesday morning. Parise predicted a ruling within 10 days. John Harris wrote about the redemption inside linebacker James Farrior got Monday night against the Bengals in Cincinnati for the struggles he had against them last season. The fun […]

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Steelets LT Max Starks May Be Out For Season With Neck Injury

The Steelers got some potential bad news Tuesday afternoon as left tackle Max Starks could possibly be out for the season with a serious neck injury involving a disc. Ed Bouchette reported that Starks was consulting with doctors late today to determine if the injury required surgery. Mike Tomlin called the injury a neck stinger […]

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Breaking Down The Week 9 Sacks Allowed Against Cincinnati Bengals

The Steelers allowed only 1 sack Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, but it certainly felt like there were more. Ben Roethlisberger did an excellent job side stepping and avoiding pressure through out the night. We have the breakdown of the lone sack below in animated gif form. If you click on the image you […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday November 9th – Kemo & Pouncey OK Edition

Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco wants Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and cornerback Ike Taylor to give him a break. Ochocinco caught only one pass Monday night and was targeted just six other times. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey had a shin injury and got a shot before returning. Said he felt good after that. I would […]

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Steelers Beat Bengals 27-21 – Game Recap & Notes

That left side of the line was very scary mixed in with Maurkice Pouncey missing time. Mike Tomlin was getting tight end Matt Spaeth ready to play tackle. Sounds like Chris Kemoeatu might be sidelined next week. Too early to tell. I can tell you that Jonathan Scott does not get many snaps at left […]

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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Cincinnati Bengals Post Game Press Conference Week 9

Audio from Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin post game press conference following the 2010 week 9 27-21 win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday November 8th, 2010. Transcript to follow soon! Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] Mike […]

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Steelers Bengals Inactives List Week 9 2010

Below are the week 9 Monday night pre-game inactive players list of both the Steelers and the Bengals. The inactive list are released 90 minutes before game time. Steelers Inactives QB Charlie Batch (3rd) RB Jonathan Dwyer DE Aaron Smith CB Crezdon Butler T Tony Hills G Ramon Foster WR Antonio Brown CB Keenan Lewis […]

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Goodell Approves Spitting, Proves It By Spitting In Face Of Harrison

James Walker just posted a small story about how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that Steelers linebacker James Harrison is working to alter his game so that he plays within the rules. Really? What a condescending way to talk down to Harrison. It is bad enough he has been fined an ungodly amount of money […]

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday November 8th – Cincitucky Beware Edition

Gery Dulac looks at the success the Steelers have had running the 22 Double play with running back Rashard Mendenhall. Mendenhall has scored three of his six rushing touchdown this season on that play. Head coach Mike Tomlin says rookie wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has earned a spot on the game day roster for the […]

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Week 9 NFL Picks 2010

Below are my picks for the week 8 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 5-8 SU & 5-8 ATS in week 8. Overall for 2010, 71-46 (61%) SU & 63-50-4 (54%) ATS. Enjoy my fellow degenerates. All lines as of this morning via Bodog.com. Chicago Bears 23 Buffalo Bills 21 […]

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7 Keys To The Steelers Beating The Bengals – Week 9 Game Prediction

The Bengals really need this game to turn around their season as falling to 2-6 might be the death blow on their chances this year. The Steelers come to Cincinnati after a stinging loss last Sunday night against the Saints. The Steelers are also stinging from being swept last year by the Bengals in two […]

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Steelers Bengals Week 9 Saturday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers wrapped up their week 9 practice preparations on Saturday morning with a light practice that once again included everyone except for DE Aaron Smith (triceps). Smith is expected to be sidelined until the Panthers game on December 23rd. DE Brett Keisel practiced fully every day this week and looks to return from a […]

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Early Prediction At Possible Week 9 Inactives Against The Bengals

The Steelers make their one and only scheduled Monday Night Football appearance this week on the road in Cincinnati. The inactives are a little easier to judge this week based on a solid history of 7 games and one player listed out on the injury report in the form of Aaron Smith. The only real […]

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Steelers Bengals Week 9 Friday Practice Injury Report

The Steelers Friday injury practice report looks exactly the same as it did on Thursday with DE Aaron Smith (triceps) being the lone player to sit out practice and only one listed on the injury report. He will not play again this week of course. DE Brett Keisel looks almost certain to play Monday night […]

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Save Empty Netters Pens Blog

I have been asked to write a post about saving the Empty Netters blog over at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Seth Rorabaugh does a fantastic job over there covering the Penguins hockey scene along with other musings from around the NHL. If you are a true Pens fan or NHL fan, this blog can not […]

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