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Week 12 Steelers Defensive Sack Review

Bringing back our defensive sack review series after a bye week hiatus, we’ll fire up the tape today and look at the Pittsburgh Steelers two sacks of Russell Wilson on Sunday. 1. Five man-pressure vs. five man protection, with Ryan Shazier lined up off-screen as the slot defender rolled up against…


Steelers Likely To See Familiar Face Sunday Night In Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck

When the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night at Heinz Field, they’ll likely be facing a familiar face in quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who’s expected to get the start in place of the injured Andrew Luck. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave the 40-year-old…



Steelers Film Room: Snag Concept

We’ve written a lot about the effectiveness of being able to use the same concept in different ways. And one that frankly is necessary for any successful offensive coordinator in the NFL. And the Pittsburgh Steelers’ two point conversion play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks reminded me of that philosophy….


William Gay May Be Left Outside Yet Again For Sake Of Team

Since he has returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers, necessity has repeatedly forced William Gay to the outside, in spite of the fact that he has historically been a stronger performer playing in the slot, and that is where the Steelers have wanted to play him. In spite of the fact…



Big Ben’s Big Yardage Not Enough For This Steelers Team

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has not exactly been having one of the best seasons of his career, having already gone through two injuries, and now suffering a concussion in the team’s last game. But that hasn’t stopped him from filling up the stats sheet through the air, as he…



David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Seahawks

Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Seahawks in Seattle for the first time since 2003 and came away 39-30 losers as their defense collapsed down the stretch. The offense put up 30+ points for the third straight week behind another outstanding performance by Ben Roethlisberger and a career-best game from…


Steelers’ Fans Shouldn’t Despair Over Disappointing Loss

It was Week 13 of the 2014 NFL season, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were losing a critical game to the New Orleans Saints despite playing at home and rolling up 538 yards on offense with relative ease. Drew Brees could not be stopped, throwing five touchdowns and playing turnover-free football,…


Brandon Boykin Likely To Get Opportunity To Be A Hero For Steelers

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin admitted that the team will have a big discussion this week as it relates to whether or not seldom-used cornerback Brandon Boykin will start playing more starting Sunday night in the team’s home game against the Indianapolis Colts. After…


Tomlin Elaborates On Decision To Kick 4th Quarter Field Goal

He doesn’t live in his fears. Until he did. And understandably confused Pittsburgh Steelers‘ fans. Mike Tomlin was asked to explain his rationale for kicking a field goal down 32-27 with three minutes left. Chris Boswell would make the field goal but the Seattle Seahawks would score an 80 yard…


Roethlisberger Says He Didn’t Suffer Concussion, Expects To Practice

Ben Roethlisberger did the smart thing, self-reporting his concussion symptoms late in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. But since then, the news has been all positive and according to Ben today, he was never diagnosed with a concussion. He made his weekly appearance on The Cook and Poni Show…



Steelers Film Room: Seahawks Sack Breakdown

We’re back breaking down the two sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 39-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. 1. 1st and 10, 12:49 3rd. Five block against a four man rush. This is a packaged play, one of the many run/pass options Todd Haley has installed….