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Mendenhall Blitz Pickup On Ward Touchdown

Overlooked as of late is the pass blocking by running back Rashard Mendenhall. Below is a breakdown on the blitz pickup of Browns defensive back Mike Adams by Mendenhall that resulted in a touchdown to Hines Ward.

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2009 Week 6 Game Recap: Steelers 27 Browns 14

The Steelers survived turning the ball over 4 times on Sunday to beat the Cleveland Browns 27-14 at Heinz Field. The Steelers complied 557 yards of offense on the day, led by Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 417 yards and 2 touchdowns. Roethlisberger was 23 of 35 on the day and finished with a 113.6 quarterback […]

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Week 6 NFL Picks 2009

Below are my picks for the week 6 games around the NFL. You get what you pay for them. 11-3 in week 5 & 51-25 overall. Kansas City Chiefs 20 Washington Redskins 17 Houston Texans 27 Cincinnati Bengals 23 Pittsburgh Steelers 42 Cleveland Browns 3 Baltimore Ravens 24 Minnesota Vikings 19 Jacksonville Jaguars 30 St. […]

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Steelers Versus Browns Week 6 Preview & Prediction

How to you preview an upcoming ass kicking? Hard to preview this game. The Steelers have beaten the Browns the last 11 times the two teams have faced each other, additionally, Pittsburgh has won 17 of the past 18 games in the series overall. It may not be considered a rivalry that it once was, […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Inactive Players Versus Browns

This weeks tea leaves presents a few challenges on picking the game day inactives. Although it is speculated that Willie Parker and Troy Polamalu will both be active this week, any false move from now until game time will land them squarely back on the inactive list as a precaution. I am going to assume […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Versus Cleveland

Running Back Division Of Labor – The division of labor between running backs Willie Parker and Rashard Mendenhall against the Browns on Sunday shouldn\’t be a big deal. The big deal will be if they can\’t run as a team against Browns 32nd ranked run defense. The Browns run a 3-4 defense base that the […]

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Where We Miss Troy

If you watched the game on Sunday, you certainly remeber the play that Daunte Culpepper hit fullback Jerome Felton with a pass in the short middle area of the field that ended up going for 27 yards. I have that play broken down in the pictures below. In closing this was a well designed play, […]

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How Sweed It Isn\’t

Well, the attempt of Master Tomlin to get through to Jedi Limas Sweed seems to have failed. It has worked well with Jedi Rashard Mendenhall up to this point. Tomlin attempted to get Sweed involved early in the game with a high percentage pass and while not a perfect one, it was one Sweed should […]

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2009 Week 5 Game Recap: Steelers 28 Lions 20

Another week and another game that came down to the opponents last drive. The Steelers held off a late Detroit surge and defeated the Lions, 28-20, today at Ford Field. The Steelers led the Lions by 15 late in the fourth quarter but as has happened so many times this season, the defense gave up […]

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Reading The Tea Leaves Of Likely Inactive Players Versus Lions

Baring any late changes, it now appears Limas Sweed will be back active this week and veteran Shaun McDonald will go back to the inactive list. Both Willie Parker and Troy Polamalu remain out injured. Offensive lineman Tony Hills and Kraig Urbik should assume their normal spots on the game day scratches as should defensive […]

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Another Shot For Limas Sweed, McDonald To Sit Sunday

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been busy sending messages to his second year 2008 draft picks the last few weeks. It started with running back Rashard Mendenhall, who was held to only special teams work after against Cincinnati, after a bad week of preparations during the week leading up to the game. Mendenhall responded […]

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Steelers Versus Lions Week 5 Preview & Prediction

The Steelers look to take out their previous 4 weeks frustrations against the detroit Lions on Sunday. At 2-2, no win has been easy up to this point. Even a 28-0 lead against the Chargers on Sunday night ended up turning into a nail biter. This Sunday second year running back Rashard Mendenhall will get […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Versus Detroit

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers visit the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Face Me Ike vs Megatron – Ike Taylor has done a stellar job versus opponents number one receiver this season. Last week it was Vincent Jackson, this week Calvin Johnson. If Johnson is shut down, […]

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Mendenhall Showing Trust & Vision

The play below against the San Diego Chargers, gives a great view of running back Rashard Mendenhall showing great trust, vision and tackle breaking ability all in one play. Now the blocking is crazy good here, but regardless, Mendenhall still knows that his responsibility will be the free safety. This is great power inside running.

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Don\’t Even Suggest Trading Willie Parker

I have read various message board post this week about how the Steelers should trade away running back Willie Parker before the season ends now that Rashard Mendenhall had one break out game as a starter. The truth is, while Mendenhall certainly looked great against a banged up 3-4 Chargers defense, it was only one […]

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Be On The Lookout For Phil Luckett In Detroit

The last time the Steelers played the Lions in Detroit is a memory most Steelers fans can not get out of their head. It was the infamous Thanksgiving Day game in 1998 that featured the coin-toss where Steelers running back Jerome Bettis calls tails but referee Phil Luckett says he called heads. Detroit won the […]

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Steelers Pass Target Report Through Week 4 2009

Below is the target report from the first 4 games of the season. The numbers that jump out the most is the completion percentage to Santonio Holmes along with the drops Holmes has had. It could be a number of things including the wrist injury that Holmes had early on that may be affecting him. […]

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Sound FX: Ben Roethlisberger Wired During Chargers Game Video

One thing is for certain, this team belongs to Ben Roethlisberger. His leadership in the video below, especially with running back Rashard Mendenhall is absolutely fantastic. He continues to remind him to hold on to the football and also to trust what he sees and go. The game really seems to be moving very slow […]

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Rashard Mendenhall – The First 50 Carries

The 29 carries running back Rashard Mendenhall had on Sunday night against the Chargers, put him over the 50 carry mark finally. I have compiled a list of most of the current starting running backs in the league and compiled their stats of each ones first 50 carries for a quick comparison of where Mendenhall […]

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Carey Davis Wins Game For Steelers

OK, Carey Davis really did not win the game for the Steelers, but his heads up play recovering the fumble of tight end Heath Miller resulted in 7 points just one play later. I mentioned earlier last week that I thought Davis would pay dividends some how and he already has. Below is some pictures […]

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Coming To An Endzone Near You: THE BIG LEGURSKY

Mike Tomlin and Bruce Arians unveiled a new goalline package on Sunday night versus the San Diego Chargers, in which big backup center Doug Legursky was lined up at fullback ahead of running back Rashard Mendenhall. The offensive line really did not need the help as you can see in the video below, but Legursky […]

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Steelers Should Hold Polamalu & Parker Out Until Bye

2-2 has never looked so good for Steelers fans, especially considering the injuries they have suffered to key players. While the Steelers have not had an extensive injury report in 2009, the ones on it have been key players. The loss of strong safety Troy Polamalu is an obvious huge loss. The Steelers defense is […]

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Tomlin Don\’t Give A Damn What You Think

Mike Tomlin put his balls on display for the whole world to see last night, but he could care less what you think about them. He just wanted to show them to you and prove they exist. Boy, do they! Faced with a 4th and 1 with 6:23 left in the first half and the […]

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2009 Week 4 Game Recap: Steelers 38 Chargers 28

What started out as a blowout, ended up as a nail biter, as the Steelers almost suffered another 4th quarter collapse. Steelers kicker Jeff Reed nailed a 46 yard field goal with 3:48 left in the game to lead the Steelers to a 38-28 win at Heinz Field. If the Steelers would of lost, it […]

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Steelers Versus Chargers Week 4 Preview & Prediction

The Steelers will be trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak since weeks the 2006 season when they host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night. The Chargers have never won in 13 regular-season matchups in Pittsburgh, and they lost 35-24 at Heinz Field in the divisional round of last season\’s playoffs. On offense, […]

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7 Things To Look For Sunday Versus San Diego

Below are seven matchups or things to look for on Sunday as the Steelers host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night. 2nd Chance For Mendenhall – This is the time for Rashard Mendenhall to show us exactly what he is or isn\’t. This could be the game to establish he belongs not only in […]

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