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Will Allen Debuts As Starter With Mixed Results

When all was said and done, veteran defensive back Will Allen was called upon to start the season opener for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a role that he often found himself in spelling strong safety Troy Polamalu over the course of the past several years. While it was a move…



Lawrence Timmons Lacking In Impact Against Patriots

For as much grief as the secondary has received in the wake of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opening loss to the Patriots, I would argue that there was no more disappointing defensive performance on the night than inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who finished the game with just three tackles, despite the…


Steelers Film Room: Antwon Blake vs Julian Edelman

A lot of criticism has been levied against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake over the past couple days, much of it warranted after the third-year defender was consistently beaten in coverage by Julian Edelman Thursday night. With the return of All-22 coaches film (YAY), I took a look at Blake’s…


Steelers Film Room: Consistency From LB Jarvis Jones Against The Patriots

In the Thursday night regular season opening loss to the New England Patriots, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was outplayed for most of the game. However, while few, there were some individual performances during the game that can be considered bright spots and outside linebacker Jarvis Jones was one of those players. While…


Johnson’s Ascension To Backup RB A Curious Path

I once told Will Johnson to make Mike Tomlin give him the ball more. I said that because I thought I was funny. Mainly because I’m stupid. He smirked and kept his head down, signing the football I brought for the Steelers vs Teachers basketball game. It’s nice to see…


Steelers Find Snaps On Offense For Roosevelt Nix, Tyler Murphy

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Tyler Murphy and first-year fullback Roosevelt Nix may likely have just temporary roster spots lasting four and two games, respectively, as superior players at their respective positions return from having served suspensions, but they are making the most of whatever time they have available to…


Darrius Heyward-Bey Flashes Playmaking, Playtaking Skill Set

With second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant serving a four-game suspension, the Pittsburgh Steelers called upon veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey to step in as the third wide receiver when the offense operated with three on the field, which was often. Heyward-Bey played 43 of 73 offensive snaps, and was productive, recording four…


Short Memory In Order After Poor First Impression For Josh Scobee

During the 2014 season, Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham missed on just three of 32 field goal attempts. The year before, he recorded the same number of attempts with just two misses. On opening night, the Steelers’ latest kicker, Josh Scobee, missed his first two attempts of the season. The…


Todd Haley Goes Against His Own Words With Trick Play Call

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley would have been hard-pressed to script a better opening to the team’s first game of the season, matriculating the ball down the field effortlessly to begin the game with five straight positive plays. It began with an 18-yard run on a smooth cutback by DeAngelo Williams,…


2015 NFL Week 1: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of and I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to watching a ton of football this weekend now that the Pittsburgh Steelers regular season opener is already in the books. It certainly wasn’t a great showing Thursday night against the New England Patriots, but…


Steelers Film Room: Roethlisberger’s 12 Incompletions Against Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped their 2015 regular season opener Thursday night to the New England Patriots and while there were a lot of negatives associated with the game, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did play well. Roethlisberger completed 26 of 38 passes for 351 yards Thursday night and while he did have the…


Steelers’ Ownership Ranked Second In The NFL

As it comes as no surprise to you, the Rooney family is widely believed to be one of the best ownerships in football. The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson only helped confirm that today in his editorial, ranking all 32 owners in the league. He placed Dan Rooney second on the…


Steelers Film Room: Sloppy Tackling Obvious In Loss To Patriots

It was difficult to know where to begin when assessing the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 loss to the New England Patriots, especially on the defensive side of the ball, where so many things went wrong. After pouring over the game twice and seeing missed tackle after missed tackle, I knew I…


Numbers Crunch: Steelers vs Patriots

Looking at all the unique statistics from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 28-21 loss to the New England Patriots last night. – The last time a QB completed at least 75% of his passes and threw for four touchdowns, as Tom Brady did Thursday, in a game against the Steelers was Dan…