Week 3 Coaching Tree: The Reid Connection

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin will go head to head with the newest branch of the Andy Reid coaching tree, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. The Steelers have some familiarity with Reid as they are 3-3 against him all-time and defeated his…


Steelers Vs Eagles X Factor: Sammie Coates

Could go in a couple different directions here but picking Sammie Coates for my X Factor in Sunday’s showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles. I was going to dedicate an entire article to it but Matthew Marczi outlined things better than I could earlier this week. Coates is far from a…


Steelers Film Room: Defensive Physicality Vs Bengals

Do you recall the 2011 season, during which Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison found himself in the spotlight for multiple hits in the same game that prompted a midseason ‘reinforcement’ and subsequent expansion of the defenseless player protections that help to define the game in 2016? It was postulated…


Confidence In Backup TEs May Favor More Snap Distribution

Over the course of the past couple of days, I have taken the time to do some film studying on the blocking of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ top two tight ends right now on the depth chart, namely second-year current starter Jesse James and the returning veteran, David Johnson, whose position…


Dre Kirkpatrick Taking Pointers From Champ Bailey

Fifth-year Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick may not necessarily be Champ Bailey, one of the greats at the position over the course of the past couple of decades, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the former first-round draft pick can’t pick his mind and gain the insights that will help…


Third Down Holds Key To Sunday’s Victor

Mentioned this in the Philadelphia Eagles’ scouting report earlier but it was a number sandwiched inbetween a lot of info and something you may have glossed over with your morning coffee and TPS reports. It’s a fairly obvious bit of information, a key to any game, and as the first…


2016 NFL Week 3: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you great people and let me be one of the first to welcome you to the weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers enter Week 3 with a 2-0 record and on Sunday they’ll play the also undefeated Philadelphia Eagles, who are on a short week thanks to…


Bloggers In Basements Talking Steelers: Live Stream

We’re back for another live chat/stream. We’ll watch some tape, talk some Steelers, maybe have a little music in the background (please yell at me for my terrible song choices). If you want to check out the stream, you’ll find the link below. Feel free to jump into the Youtube…


Steelers Film Room: Robert Golden Vs Bengals

One thing that strikes me as odd, and yet at the same time as a good thing, is the fact that we really haven’t discussed much, if at all, the early stages of the beginning of Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-year safety Robert Golden’s career as a full-time starter. And yet, more…


Film Room: Eagles’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Matthew Sottile and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Matthew will have a closer eye on the individual players. Alex’s Scheme Report Front Seven Some stats….


Film Room: Eagles’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s offense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Alex’s Scheme Report  Eagles Run Game…