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Haley Set To Face The Man He Hired To Run His Defense In Kansas City

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, there will be two coordinators going against each other that know one another very well. When Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-11, Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel…



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Hines Ward Thinks No-Huddle Play Calling By Ben Roethlisberger Deserves Blame

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward took a measured shot at his former quarterback Wednesday, but it might not be a very factual one. During Wednesday’s edition of “Pro Football Talk” on NBC Sports, Ward blamed the Steeles current offensive struggles on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Ward said he believes…



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Numbers Crunch: The Jerricho Cotchery Effect

By Alex Kozora It goes without saying the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has been underwhelming. Despite having top five players at three key skill positions, it’s a unit that ranks 23rd in points per game. There are a variety of issues that can be attributed. One focuses around the production out…


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Steelers vs Browns II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Half of the Browns’ completions and the majority of their passing yards came against Cortez Allen. He was beaten for 31 yards by Travis Benjamin early in the…


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Steelers vs Browns II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. On Dri Archer’s first kick return, Vince Williams missed his block, which got Archer tackled on the 14. The ‘start’ by Lance Moore was evidently a token gesture,…


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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Browns Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown of the relatively low two allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cleveland Browns in Week Six. 1st and 10, 7:59 3rd. Steelers are in shotgun out of 11 personnel. Browns rush four against the Steelers’ five lineman. Lot going on during this play. Fake…


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Anxious Shazier Still Wearing Brace On Injured Knee

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier has missed  the last three games with a knee injury and while its not yet clear whether or not he’ll play Monday night against the Houston Texans, he was back working with the first-team defense some during Wednesday’s practice. On the Wednesday edition of…


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2014 NFL Week 6 TOX Stats

I now have the TOX stats through Week 6 of the 2014 NFL season compiled and this week we had the plus two or better teams back on track as they went a combined TOX stat went 10-1 (90.9%). Year to date, teams with a plus two or better TOX stat are…



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Audio: Wednesday Interview With Josh Taylor On Trib Live Radio

Wednesday afternoon I joined Josh Taylor for an interview on his show that can be heard on Trib Live Radio. We covered several topics concerning the Pittsburgh Steelers as they head into their Monday night game at Heinz Field against the Houston Texans. You can listed to the interview below that starts at the…


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Roethlisberger Thinks Key With Rookie Bryant Is Not To Overload Him

Baring something totally unforeseen between now and Monday night, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant will dress for the first time the season for the primetime game against the Houston Texans. During a Wednesday interview with the media, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked to talk about what the 6’4″…