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Tyler Matakevich Praised For High Football IQ

He’s the man giving us a glimmer of hope during some dark times. The little bit of good in an otherwise bad situation. The man in red. Tyler Matakevich is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ version of Ken Bone. One of the few bright moments from their loss to the Miami Dolphins’…


Butler And Haley Agree: Do Your Job

It’s a phrased they’ve used before but it’s only fitting to hear both coordinators preach “do your job” in the week they face off against Bill Belichick, who has famously coined the term. Keith Butler and Todd Haley both dropped that phrase today, a recognition that when games start to…



Steelers Need Plan For Containing New England’s Dual TE Threat

In monitoring the discussion surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers’ next game against the Patriots, the vast majority of the focus seems to be on backup quarterback Landry Jones, who is obviously being thrust into the starting lineup due to injury. That is, of course, among those who have not already thrown…


Steelers Film Room: Artie Burns Edge Contain

You might recall that I wrote an article shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their first draft of their 53-man roster about the cornerback position, and in that article, I focused specifically on the nature of the cornerbacks that they have been adding in recent years, and how that relates…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Dolphins

If you’re able to handle it again, notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 30-15 loss to the Miami Dolphins. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Sean Davis-L.J. Fort-Steven Johnson-Anthony Chickillo-Tyler Matakevich. Jordan Dangerfield behind. David Johnson/Javon Hargrave/Xavier Grimble as the wedge and Justin Gilbert/Fitzgerald Toussaint the return men. –…



Vontaze Burfict, Perpetual Victim Of Circumstance

Maybe I’m misremembering, but quite frankly, I find there to be a stark contrast between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals when it comes to addressing the wrongs of their players. The Steelers tend to at least acknowledge that something is wrong, and they have disciplined their players or…


2016 South Side Questions: Should Ryan Shazier Play Sunday?

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…



Did Ndamukong Suh Intentionally Kick Roethlisberger Sunday?

Not that this is a top ten issue or a reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers lost but one play late in Sunday’s game caught my eye. Ben Roethlisberger had told reporters he hurt his right knee on the games’ final drive. Nothing close to the degree of his left one,…


Sunday’s Outcomes Could Dramatically Tighten Up AFC North Race

Not to make an obviously bad situation sound even worse but looking at things on paper, yes, a tricky thing to do in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers could be facing a lot of internal competition after Sunday. Even with the upset loss to Miami, the Steelers remain in first…


Two Steelers Make PFF’s All-Decade Team

Maybe this is a story that’ll pick you up after this weekend’s terrible, no good, very bad day loss. Pro Football Focus has named Troy Polamalu and James Harrison to their All-Decade team, spanning from 2006 to last season. On Harrison, the site said: “James Harrison is a different type…


Breakdown Of Landry Jones’ Career Pass Attempts

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones will make his third career start Sunday at Heinz Field against the New England Patriots and with that event forthcoming, it’s time to look back at his passing attempts so far over the course of his playing time. Including the playoffs, Jones has attempted 61…