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Rumors Of Lineup Changes In Secondary To Be Determined Tonight

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense takes the field tonight, we are still not entirely certain just what we will be seeing. This is not in reference to the variety of new looks the defense will be presenting under new defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who has installed a number of notable…



Steelers Vs. Patriots 2015 Week 1: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

2015 Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) vs. New England Patriots (0-0) Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET Site: Gillette Stadium (66,829) • Foxborough, Mass. Playing Surface: FieldTurf TV Coverage: NBC-TV (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11) Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM…


Steelers Versus Patriots: Week 1 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the New England Patriots Thursday night in Foxboro to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season and if you’re like me, you’re counting down the hours until the game begins. As usual, I will attempt to project the seven inactives for each and every Steelers…


New England Patriots Defensive Scouting Report

By now, hopefully you’ve read our New England Patriots’ offensive scouting report. Here, Jon Ledyard and I have teamed up to break down the defense. As we did for the offense, I’ll break down the scheme while Jon looks at individual play. ALEX’S SCHEME REPORT:  I have a little less…


Numbers Crunch: Steelers Season Outlook

Following every game last year, we did a brief numbers crunch, examining each game from a quirky statistical standpoint. With Week One of this year looming, we’ll introduce it again with some big-picture stats to follow throughout the season. – Mike Tomlin will have to go 8-8 in the regular…


Steelers Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 1 vs. Patriots

Week 1 – September 10, 2015 Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts Opponent: New England Patriots Finally, regular season football is back. The draft, OTA’s and preseason are behind us. All of the questions that SteelerNation and the rest of the NFL have will be answered, starting this Thursday night in Foxboro. The…


Study Of NFL Draft Pick Retention By Team

By the looks of things, all 32 NFL teams appear to have settled on their initial 53 man rosters for the 2015 season and with that now down, I was able to play with those results in order to show you a few numbers. For starters, as of Tuesday night,…


Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Season Preview

  Following a 1-4 preseason that was much worse than the record would indicate, the Pittsburgh Steelers head into New England this Thursday appropriately as the league intended: As the Washington Generals to this last year’s Super Bowl champs. The most Pollyannic of Steelers fans would argue that Coach Mike…


New England Patriots Offensive Scouting Report

Week One is finally back. The anticipation is building for tomorrow’s game against the New England Patriots and like last year, we’ll attempt to break down the weekly opponent the best we can. This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths…


Rookie Sammie Coates Could See Playing Time Competition

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted wide receiver Sammie Coates in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft largely in direct result of the fact that they knew that the potential for a pending suspension and future troubles later on down the road existed with second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant. Head…


Steelers-Patriots Contest Lacking Familiar Faces In The Trenches

For as long as the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots remain contenders, and especially while their current personnel are present, including two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, it will be a be regarded as a big game every time that they play against one another. But it would be…


Clock Is Ticking On Extension Between Steelers, Kelvin Beachum

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to kick off the regular season tomorrow night in Foxboro against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, so you know what that means. Time is running out on the chance of the Steelers working out an extension with left tackle Kelvin Beachum, or…



Steelers Preseason Serves As Reminder To NFL’s Cruel Reality

You don’t want to know how the sausage is made. The general concept being it’s much better to see the finished product than how it was built. It’s a lot easier to stomach. The NFL works in the same way. By Thursday, the production value from NBC’s broadcast and the…