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Film Room: Dolphins’ 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 Miami Dolphins’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report Dolphins’…


Film Room: Sean Davis Vs Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis has had a better rookie season than Troy Polamalu did. There, I said it. Of course, that doesn’t exactly account for much, as Polamalu wasn’t exactly an every-down player and had his struggles as a rookie, but it wasn’t long after that that he became…


Steelers Week 17 Offensive Charting Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their regular season on Sunday in a meaningless game against the Cleveland Browns, in doing so playing a punch of backups, but it also resulted in some interesting charting anomalies. It featured, for example, the only play of the season without a quarterback on the…


No Family Reunion In Rematch For Pounceys With Mike On IR

Though they have been in the league together for six years now, identical twin brothers Maurkice Pouncey and Mike Pouncey only got to see each other on the same field (in a meaningful game) since the start of their professional careers for the first time earlier this season. In that…




What Are The Steelers Options If They Don’t Re-Sign Landry Jones?

Finally, in his fourth season in the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones was finally credited with a win as a starter. He had previously won in relief of Michael Vick last year, and had started in last year’s victory over the Cleveland Browns – but only lasted a series. Week…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Welcome back to the mailbag, playoff edition! It’s a great time to be alive, also because I have found my post-McLumina car. Another Lumina!  And it’s only been sitting for four years, according to the seller. That’s a bargain. Cassette and power steering? Almost too good to be true. My goal…


Danny Smith Explains Kick Return Complications

Kick returns might seem simple. Catch ball. Run with ball. Block for dude with the ball. But like most things in football, it’s a lot more complicated than that. So buckle up because we’re delving into all the variables that come into play on kicks. Fun, right? Next up –…


Haley Praises Young Receivers For Stepping Up

Antonio Brown is still the household name but Eli Rogers, Cobi Hamilton, and Demarcus Ayers have all been knocking on the door during the season. Todd Haley gave them their due credit speaking with Bob Labriola on this week’s Coordinator’s Corner. “I think they’ve shown a lot, throughout the season,” Haley…


Steelers Vs Browns Game Notes

Game notes from the final regular season game, a 27-24 OT win over the Cleveland Browns. First Half – Kickoff team left to right. Justin Gilbert-Jordan Dangerfield-Roosevelt Nix-L.J. Fort-Vince Williams-Chris Boswell-Tyler Matakevich-Jarvis Jones-Fitzgerald Toussaint-Darrius Heyward-Bey-Artie Burns – Punt return team. On the line. Roosevelt Nix-Tyler Matakevich-Jarvis Jones-Arthur Moats-Jordan Dangerfield-Fitzgerald Toussaint-Justin…



Film Room: William Gay Shows Heady Play

Earlier today, I mentioned that Pittsburgh Steelers 10th-year cornerback William Gay actually managed to receive an honorable mention in the “Defensive Back” category of Pro Football Focus’ meaningless All-Pro list. But it did get me thinking that we really have not talked much at all about Gay over the course…


Steelers Vs Browns Missed Tackles Report

Missed Tackles vs. Browns:  15 Ryan Shazier — 3 Sean Davis — 2 Javon Hargrave — 1 Ross Cockrell — 1 Mike Mitchell — 1 Lawrence Timmons — 1 Daniel McCullers — 1 William Gay Jordan Dangerfield (ST) — 1 Cobi Hamilton (ST) — 1 Justin Gilbert (ST) — 1…


Watch: Landry Jones Shows Impressive Pocket Presence Sunday

Back with another video today. We’re taking a closer look at Landry Jones and specifically, the strides he’s made inside the pocket. Couple of impressive plays here and we touch on his long-term future with the team. As always, let me know your thoughts and if you would be interested…