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2016 South Side Questions: How Will Markus Wheaton Respond?

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…




Field Position Not To Blame For Struggles Against Eagles

One of the most concerning factors in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Eagles on Sunday, to me, was the fact that, outside of one drive, they continued to do a good job of staying ahead of the game in the field position battle, and yet they were still ineffective…


Film Room: Eagles First TD Begins The Blowout

It wasn’t the only domino to fall but it was the first. The Philadelphia Eagles’ first touchdown, a 12 yard connection from Carson Wentz to Jordan Matthews. Unlike a lot of notable plays, this was a product of scheme more than individual breakdowns, which I tend to stay away from…


Sack Breakdown: Steelers Vs Eagles

Unfortunately, we have more than one of these this week. 1. 8:22 2nd, 3rd and 8. 11 personnel. Five to block + a RB check/release against a four man rush. This is Todd Haley’s 62 Z Indy Post we wrote about last year and has been very successful for Pittsburgh. But…


Taking Stock Of Steelers’ Damaged Goods

This is in no way to absolve the Pittsburgh Steelers of their performance on Sunday, but I wanted to take a moment to provide a recap of what sort of hand the team was playing with from a health perspective by the end of the team’s blowout loss to the…


Steelers Allowing 4 In 10 Drives Against To Score

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may overall still hold a fairly solid ranking with respect to their red-zone defense, having only allowed three touchdowns thus far through three games when opponents breach the end zone, there is another statistic that is much more worrying, and one that is growing. At the…





Steelers’ Offense Set To Run Loose With Return Of ‘The Juice’

The Juice is Loose. Following a three-game suspension, Juice, otherwise known as Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, is set to rejoin his teammates this Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs and his return could not be better timed.  Coming off an ugly road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles,…


Steelers Sign Jacob Hagen To Practice Squad

Round and round we go. The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have signed safety Jacob Hagen to their practice squad. We have signed DB Jacob Hagen to our practice squad. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 27, 2016 Hagen has been playing a dance with Brandon Brown-Dukes for the last 10…


Shamarko Thomas Possible Beneficiary From Secondary Injuries

Shamarko Thomas saw one snap in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But he could be in store for a lot more playing time against Kansas City. The Steelers have a slew of injuries, including two at safety. Robert Golden sounds 50/50, at best, with a hamstring injury while Sean…


Too Many Penalties, Fewer First Downs Doom Steelers In Loss

With one of the worst losses in recent memory, it’s hard to find many areas that the team excelled in during Sunday’s contest against the Eagles. And while, yes, it’s only one game in the large scheme of things, there is still plenty to pick apart from the team’s performance….