Steelers Will Have Decision To Make If James Harrison Is Healthy

Ever since suffering a knee injury at some point during the course of the game three weeks ago against the New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison has been slow to return to the field. This was in spite of the fact that he had just recently taken…


Steelers Must Prevent Chiefs QB Alex Smith From Making Plays With His Legs

This coming Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will have their hands full trying to contain the Kansas City Chiefs two-headed rushing attack of running backs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis. If that’s not enough, they’ll also have to make sure that they contain Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who’s not afraid…


Steelers vs Falcons Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Steelers opened in their base package, and were immediately victimized on the screen game. Troy Polamalu appeared to at least nearly tip the ball, but Sean Spence, the nearest…


Steelers vs Falcons First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Steelers opened the game in a running set, with three tight ends on the field, and threw a completion for nine yards. The same formation stayed on the field…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Falcons

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their December playoff push with a 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in the Georgia Dome. The win raised their record to 9-5 and means the team could clinch their first playoff berth in three seasons with a home win over Kansas City this…


2014-2015 National Football League Important Dates

On Wednesday the NFL released their important dates and calender for 2014-2015 and I have formatted it up for you below. 2014 Dec. 29 Clubs may begin signing free agent players for the 2015 season. Dec. 29 Clubs may renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was…


2014 NFL Playoff Scenarios For Week 16

Week 16 of the 2014 NFL season is now almost upon us and the playoff scenarios for this week were released a few days ago. By now, you should be well aware that the Pittsburgh Steelers can clinch a playoff spot on Sunday by beating the Kansas City Chiefs at…


While Not His Speciality, Chiefs QB Alex Smith Can Still Go Deep

Against the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed quarterback Matt Ryan to complete 4-of-6 passes thrown more than 15 yards past the line of scrimmage. While allowing 66.7% of all deep passes to completed against you is never a good thing, at least only one of…


Steelers Right Side Running Game Suffering Without T Marcus Gilbert

Even though he practiced all last week, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert did not dress for the Sunday game against the Atlanta Falcons. During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that while Gilbert didn’t suffer any sort of a setback with his ankle injury last week, he…

LeVeon Bell

Le’Veon Bell Reaching Rare Air As Dual Threat

In just his second season in the league, Le’Veon Bell has already established himself as one of the premiere players at his position, and now he’s even doing so without even getting a breather. The Pittsburgh Steelers have taken to making Dri Archer inactive, and the only snaps given to…

Shamarko Thomas

Shamarko Thomas Not Playing On Defense No Cause For Concern

In case you haven’t noticed, there are many who follow the Pittsburgh Steelers who are finding themselves disappointed with the lack of ‘progress’, and/or playing time, of second-year strong safety Shamarko Thomas. The Steelers traded away a 2014 third-round draft pick to select him in the fourth round in 2013….


Ryan Shazier May Be An Asset Against Chiefs’ Passing Attack

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier finally returned to the field on defense for the first time in five games against the Atlanta Falcons, playing four snaps and registering two tackles in the process. The first-rounder, who began the season as a starter, has battled injuries during his freshman…


There May Be No Good Option At Right Tackle Against Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert has missed the team’s last three games since the bye week after suffering a knee injury during practice. There was optimism that he would be able to return to the field for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, but that obviously did not…