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Steelers Vs Dolphins X Factor: David DeCastro

Giving some love to the offensive line today. David DeCastro’s season has been a little flighty, though certainly not because of him resting on his laurels after getting paid as some contend, but he’s bounced back nicely the last two weeks. He’ll need another strong performance tomorrow afternoon against the…


Limiting Deep Pass Completions A Key To Defense’s Success

If there is one thing that Pittsburgh Steelers fans can probably agree upon, it is the fact that they have a propensity to be a prickly group. It is somewhat understandable—excellence breeds expectations of further excellence, and failure to meet lofty expectations, even if not far off the mark, can…


Steelers Passing Game Getting Job Done On Third Down

For the majority of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s career, and more specifically the team’s offense as a whole, there has always been the criticism that they are good between the 20s, but inside the red zone, and on third down, they haven’t been able to get the job done…


Browns Claim Jonathan Cooper Off Waivers, Place Joel Bitonio On IR

Every week, it becomes difficult to imagine things getting much worse for the Cleveland Browns, and yet it keeps happening. The latest export from the Factory of Sadness featured yet another offensive lineman going down, this time one of their mainstays, and this time for a stint on injured reserve….



2016 NFL Week 6: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Filling in for Dave Bryan today. I can only hope I won’t let you all down. The 4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the 1-4 Miami Dolphins in Miami Sunday at 1 PM on CBS. They’ll be heavy favorites but come kickoff, that won’t mean much of anything. Pittsburgh will…



Steelers Film Room: Artie Burns Vs Jets

We learned over the course of this week that the Pittsburgh Steelers are working the alter their nickel defense, having grown to a level of comfort in rookie first-round cornerback Artie Burns sufficient enough that they believe he can be their nickel defender, which is essentially a demotion of fellow…


Heyward-Bey Not To Be Lost In Wide Receiver Shuffle

When it comes to figuring out how the wide receiver position will be jumbled given all of the variables that the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing this week—Eli Rogers looking like he will return, meanwhile, the possibility of both Sammie Coates and Markus Wheaton being out—it would seem that veteran Darrius…


Film Room: Dolphins’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Matthew Sottile and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Matthew will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the Miami Dolphins’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Film Room: Dolphins’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s offense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Your Miami Dolphins’ offense. Alex’s Scheme…


Fowler: Big Ben’s Practice Comments About Protecting O-Line

You have probably noticed that the physicality of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practices has been made a story over the course of the past couple days. Honestly, it’s not entirely clear just how much of a ‘story’ it really is, at least in terms of evaluating the risk of it becoming…


Steelers Film Room: Javon Hargrave Vs Jets

Sunday will likely stand to be the biggest game yet for rookie Javon Hargrave. With Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward out for the Miami game, the defensive tackle is expected to see a relatively high snap count. He played a good number of snaps last week when Heyward left…