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Steelers May Finish Out Week Healthy With Options At Safety

Seventh-year Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell recorded his second interception of the season on Sunday, but he also suffered his first diagnosed concussion as well, which occurred late in the game as he went to make a tackle on a breakaway dump off pass on third and five. During the…


Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Vs Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been riding Cameron Heyward hard all season, a missive that has only ramped up over the course of the past two games while fellow starting defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been sidelined with a knee injury. In fact, the fifth-year lineman missed just two snaps during…



Steelers Film Room: Robert Golden Vs Bengals

Fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden has started the past four games, and played the majority of the past four, in place of the injured Will Allen. With Allen returning to practice this week, head coach Mike Tomlin may have to make a decision as to who should be out…


Vince Williams Addresses Post-Game Reaction To Vontaze Burfict

It was not an easy sight on Sunday afternoon, witnessing Le’Veon Bell clutching at his knee after being brought down out of bounds on an eight-yard reception. It was especially difficult for his brothers on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sideline, many of whom have been vocal about the aftermath of the…


Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Eight

It’s the halfway point of the Pittsburgh Steelers season and the team finds itself wallowing in pools of mediocrity. I don’t know about you but lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been…already. Has Pittsburgh become just a typical city involved in a typical NFL daydream?…


Steelers Second Quarter Of 2015 Season Defensive Awards

With the second 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 second quarter of the season, we’ll now address the…


Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley’s Hank Concept

One of the staples of Todd Haley’s offense is his Hank Concept. We’ve covered it before, for the Pittsburgh Steelers and opposing offenses, and it was one Haley leaned on heavily Sunday. A refresher of the concept. It’s a curl/flat combination on the perimeter with the tight end running a…


Steelers Second Quarter Of 2015 Season Offensive Awards

With the second 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 – Le’Veon Bell – While some might…


Week Eight Steelers Defensive Sack Review

Much was made about the Cincinnati Bengals fearsome offensive line, and the remarkably low number of sacks (6) the unit had allowed heading into Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Instead however it was Pittsburgh that flipped the script, consistently pressuring Andy Dalton all afternoon while sacking him three times. The…



Steelers Film Room: Open Bear Cover 1

We’re back into the film room today breaking down another one of Keith Butler’s coverage’s through Dick LeBeau’s playbook. It’s their Open Bear Coverage. A five man rush, similar to a fire zone, but with a Cover 1 (man-free) look in coverage. The idea is to stress the open side…



Sunday’s Game Suggests Steve McLendon Passed Cam Thomas At DE

Last week, with starting left defensive end Stephon Tuitt ailing, head coach Mike Tomlin chose to give Cam Thomas the start, where he spent most of the 2014 season. He played the majority of the game, and found mixed success against the run, doing well one-gapping in open space, but…