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Steelers Film Room: Kansas City Chiefs’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


Steelers Film Room: Alejandro Villanueva Vs Cardinals

You would be hard-pressed to find many player backstories more compelling this season than that of 27-year-old first-year tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a decorated Army Ranger having served three tours of duties overseas before finally catching on with the Pittsburgh Steelers to make a 53-man roster. But the honeymoon period for…


Steelers Film Room: William Gay Vs Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has made strides within the front seven this season, and Mike Mitchell’s significant progress on the back end has certainly helped, but they have lacked stability at the cornerback position thus far. The closest thing to consistency from that position on the team would be the…



Steelers Film Room: Roosevelt Nix Vs Cardinals

It seems that with each passing week, Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix continues to surprise, in the sense that he continues to be a consistent contributor in the team’s special teams as well as offensive game plan, often seeing seven or eight, or even double-digit snaps, as he did in…



Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Cardinals Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 25-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. First Half – Kick coverage unit from left to right: Shamarko Thomas–Robert Golden–Roosevelt Nix–Terence Garvin–Vince Williams–Chris Boswell–Sean Spence–Will Johnson–Antwon Blake–Darrius Heyward-Bey–Brandon Boykin. Nix is taking Ross Ventrone’s spot. – First play of the game. Sean Spence does a…


Antwon Blake Injury Could Open Door For Brandon Boykin

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antown Blake surprisingly showed up on the teams Wednesday injury report with a thumb injury and being as he reportedly is wearing a cast on it, it makes you wonder if he’ll be ready for Sundays game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Should Blake be unable to…




Week Six Steelers Vs Cardinals Second Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured their second consecutive victory without Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday, employing two quarterbacks in order to defeat the Arizona Cardinals, among the most talented teams in the league. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. The Steelers started the second half…


Week Six Steelers Vs Cardinals First Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured their second consecutive victory without Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday, employing two quarterbacks in order to defeat the Arizona Cardinals, among the most talented teams in the league. Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the game. The defense did not get off…


Improvement Of Run Defense This Time No Illusion

While the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has been giving up yards by the bunches through the air, ranking solidly in the bottom third among teams in terms of total yards allowed per game as well as yards per pass attempt, there has been a different story unfolding when it comes to…


Steelers Film Room: Sam Fire Zone

Keith Butler has certainly put his stamp on this Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. But the plays themselves aren’t all that different than what the team had under Dick LeBeau. We’re heading back to the film room to break down their Sam Fire Zone. Here’s the look from LeBeau’s old playbook. Like…


Week 6 Steelers Defensive Sack Review

Back to the tape for our weekly sack breakdown to review the Pittsburgh Steelers lone sack against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Nothing crazy from Pittsburgh defensively, as they show a four-man rush vs. the Cardinals five man protection. Empty-set look from Arizona, and no additional Steelers showing blitz, so…