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Steelers Film Room: B.J. Finney Vs Chiefs

Many people were understandably anxious to get a good look at Pittsburgh Steelers first-year offensive lineman B.J. Finney making his first career start on Sunday night against the Chiefs, and, fortunately, he actually did quite well, with very few negative plays, and handful of above the line efforts as well….


Isaiah Crowell Attributes 2016 Success To More Opportunities

The Cleveland Browns have had to deal with a bundle of injuries over the course of the 2016 season thus far, and it starts with the fact that they lost not one, but two quarterbacks already, at least for a period of time, and are currently operating with their third-string…


Hubbard Dieffenbach Dismukes Wallace

2016 South Side Questions: Will Steelers Call Up Matt Feiler?

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…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

It’s 2016 and the biggest story is…clowns. What is going on people?  This is the dumbest thing on both sides. Stop dressing up as clowns. Stop starting “riots,” and chasing clowns that don’t exist all over your campus, stupid college kids. Rooting for the asteroid this November. To your questions! Swiss…


Steelers Red Zone Success Leaving Boswell On Bench

Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley are well known for emphasizing red zone efficiency, hence their numerous reps inside the 20 during training camps and practice. And while they had an awful showing against the Eagles in week three, they’re experiencing a lot of success when deep into enemy territory. We…


Keith Butler Confirms He Showed Chiefs New Looks Sunday

I don’t think you needed him to confirm what your eyes saw but Keith Butler admitted he was more aggressive against the Kansas City Chiefs. And he needed to be in order to restart, or just plain start, a pass rush that was abysmal the first three weeks. By game’s…


Artie Burns Getting Trial By Fire Early In Rookie Campaign

For those who may have been worried that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round cornerback Artie Burns was going to spend all season rotting on the bench—which was the general perception after he was drafted when taking into consideration the fact that he was drafted as a raw underclassman—you can probably set…


Video: Sammie Coates Has Breakout Game

Back talking to the tape. Flipped to the offensive side of the ball and wanted to highlight Sammie Coates’ stellar game Sunday. To me, it was his best game in the NFL. We go through three plays and peel back all the layers he showed: size/speed, physicality, toughness, and football…


Steelers Film Room: Disruptive DE Vs Chiefs

While Cameron Heyward’s three sacks on the day will necessarily draw the headlines, the truth is that both he and Stephon Tuitt at the defensive end spots were pretty consistently wreaking havoc for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense against the Chiefs. On just the fourth play of the game, Heyward notched…



Steelers Defense Stifles Chiefs’ RBs, TEs

You may recall that I wrote a time or two in the buildup to Sunday night’s game about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ difficulty in defending opponents’ running backs and tight ends over the course of the first three games of the season. While they hovered near the bottom 10 in defending…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Chiefs

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 43-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. First Half – Kick coverage team left to right: Shamarko Thomas-Jordan Dangerfield-Sammie Coates-L.J. Fort-Vince Williams-Chris Boswell-Tyler Matakevich-Anthony Chickillo-Fitzgerald Toussaint-Darrius Heyward-Bey-Artie Burns – Cam Heyward killed left guard Zach Fulton all game. Bull rush and his one-arm stab….



Steelers First Quarter Offensive Charting Notes

Yesterday, we brought you the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive and defensive charting notes for the team’s most recent game. Today, we bring you a broader, more comprehensive look at what the team has done on offense and defense, now that we have a broader body of work to revisit. Here are…