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Steelers Film Room: Ryan Shazier Week 1

During the season opener last week against the Patriots, second-year inside linebacker Ryan Shazier essentially showed us just what type of player he is at this point, capable of making explosive, momentum-swinging tackles in the run game with his excellent sideline-to-sideline speed, but also with the tendency to miss here…



Steelers Film Room: Cody Wallace Week 1

There are two separate levels of offensive line evaluation, both equally relevant. You judge the offensive line collectively, how they work as a group and perform. The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, generally speaking, passed this test in the season opener. You also look at linemen individually to see how they…


San Francisco 49ers Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


Soon-To-Be 33, TE Heath Miller’s Game Is Aging Well

In the Pittsburgh Steelers regular season opening loss to the New England Patriots last Thursday night, tight end Heath Miller registered 8 catches for 84 yards. Think about that stat line for a minute. The last time that that Miller caught that many passes in a Week 1 game was…


San Francisco 49ers Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


Six Numbers That Must Change Sunday Afternoon

I know most of us are tired of hearing about the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the New England Patriots, but with the long week, it’s worth digging a little deeper into the box score. Here are six numbers that need to change in order for the Steelers to have a…


Steelers Film Room: DeAngelo Williams Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran running back DeAngelo Williams in the offseason in large part because they believed that he could fill in adequately for starting running back Le’Veon Bell while he served a suspension of then-undetermined length. Williams, who turned 32 during the offseason, was questioned after battling a…


Steelers May Want To Give Shamarko Thomas Some Snaps This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen left the team’s season opener late in the game after suffering a concussion, but he seems to have been able to bounce back quickly, clearing the league’s concussion protocol, as he was listed as a full participant on the first practice report of the week….


Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones Week 1

No individual players on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster is facing greater scrutiny than third-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the former first-round pick who has been heavily criticized followed his first two seasons of play. The Steelers just drafted another outside linebacker in the first round, and are using a rotation…


Dri Archer’s Quiver Nearly Empty On Offense Against Patriots

In the first game of his career, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Dri Archer logged a total of 15 snaps on opening day during the 2014 season. In the Steelers’ last game of that season, he logged a career-high 31 snaps in the team’s postseason loss. He logged just three snaps…


Steelers Film Room: David DeCastro Week 1

While the Pittsburgh Steelers collectively stumbled out of the block to start the season, some individual players did not. Among those was right guard David DeCastro, who was perhaps the Steelers’ best lineman, both in terms of consistency and impact, which was felt from the opening play of the game….


Alan Faneca Nominated For 2016 Hall of Fame Class

Though it comes as no surprise, former Pittsburgh Steelers’ guard Alan Faneca has been named as one of 108 modern era nominees for the 2016 Hall of Fame Class. Faneca, in his first year on the ballot, joins 18 other offensive line to make the initial list. Other notable offensive…


Antonio Brown Can Move Up In Steelers Record Books On Sunday

Even though it came in a losing effort, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had a great game Thursday night against the New England Patriots as he continues to show why he needs to be considered the best player at his position currently in the league. From Brown’s first catch…


Steelers Vs. 49ers: Colin Kaepernick’s Week 1 Passing Chart

The San Francisco 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings Monday night at home and being as they are the Pittsburgh Steelers next opponent, I thought many of you would like to see the passing chart of quarterback Colin Kaepernick from that Week 1 game. 11 of Kaepernick’s 17 completions in the Monday night…