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Newcomer Ross Cockrell Continues To Be A Quick Study

For most, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ signing of cornerback Ross Cockrell would have seemingly been little more than an afterthought had the team not subsequently released Doran Grant, their rookie fourth-round cornerback, the following day, fearing that it would mean the team would lose him. Though Grant cleared waivers and was…



Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Three

With the season on the brink a hushed Edward Jones Dome full of Pittsburgh Steelers fans (and literally millions of others throughout the world) watched helplessly as the unimaginable horror movie played before them: Ben Roethlisberger on the ground clenching his knee. Forget that the Steelers won 12-6. There was only…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Rams

The Pittsburgh Steelers went on the road in week 3 and beat the St. Louis Rams 12-6 in what will certainly be their last appearance in the Edward Jones Dump. The start of this one was delayed 26 minutes because pregame pyrotechnics burned the field near the five yard line…


Steelers Film Room: Michael Vick Against Rams

When Ben Roethlisberger went down with what appeared to be a serious knee injury on Sunday in the third quarter, every Steeler fan’s heart was officially jumping out of their chest. An MRI revealed an MCL sprain and a bone bruise, bad enough that the Steelers quarterback will miss at…


Steelers Film Room: Power Of Empty Sets

Todd Haley surprised most of us by opening up the offense on the Pittsburgh Steelers first drive Sunday. Empty set and mixing in Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams at the same time. It was extremely successful start with five of the team’s first six plays picking up at least seven yards. Empty…


Steelers Film Room: Rams Sack Breakdown

We had last week off from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sack breakdown. But the St. Louis Rams kept us plenty busy this week with four forced on Sunday. 1. 1st and 10, :54 2nd. 11 personnel. Steelers keep seven into block versus a six man rush. Basically a max protect against a…


Steelers Have Horsepower In The Backfield To Power Offense

With the reality setting in that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be tasked with playing the next month or two without Pro Bowl quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, it is clear that the offense must change tactics in order to stay competitive, a fact that even head coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged yesterday in…



Steelers Kick Coverage An Asset In Early Goings

Fueled by uncommon necessity, the Pittsburgh Steelers went in this year to acquire veteran 12th-year kicker Josh Scobee, dealing a sixth-round pick to the Jaguars to obtain him in addition to paying him $2.5 million in salary. While he has gotten off to a rough start as a place kicker,…


Steelers Film Room: Missed Tackles A Troubling Trend In Pittsburgh

In Week 1 against New England, I highlighted the Pittsburgh Steelers massive tackling struggles, missing 14 stops in their season opener. While the defense played perhaps their best game of the season yesterday against St. Louis, missed tackles continued to plague the unit. In reviewing the game tape last night,…


Tomlin Does Not Plan To Add A Third Quarterback

With Ben Roethlisberger sidelined four to six weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers are now carrying only two healthy quarterbacks on the entire roster. And Mike Tomlin does not plan to add another body to that group. When asked directly if he would add another arm, he replied he didn’t “anticipate it…


Tomlin Will Continue To Rotate Spence and Williams At ILB

Should Ryan Shazier miss future time with his “shoulder weakness,” Mike Tomlin indicated Sean Spence and Vince Williams will continue to rotate at Mack linebacker. “We’re going to continue utilize both of those guys in replacing Ryan. Both have played for us in the past. Both are capable of playing…


The Doctor Is In: When Will Big Ben Really Be Back?

Steelers Nation held its collective breath on Sunday, September 27, when Ben Roethlisberger went down and immediately grabbed his left knee.  According to one Steelers fan in attendance, the stadium in St. Louis was silent.  And for good reason — a serious knee injury like an ACL tear would mean…