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Film Room: Big Ben Not Lacking In Effort

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been under fire this week—and rightfully so—for the quality of his play on Sunday against the Jaguars. But I think he has also been subject to a lot of unfair accusations, the most pernicious of which being, essentially, that he has already checked out….




Big Ben Trying To Accomplish Something No Other QB Has Done Since 1980

In Sunday’s Pittsburgh Steelers home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a career-high five interceptions. According to Pro Football Reference, Roethlisberger’s five-interception game was the 153rd time a player has thrown 5 or more in a single game during the NFL’s Super Bowl era. Roethlisberger also became…


Browns Bench Kizer, Continue Factory Of Sadness

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be playing the Cleveland Browns for quite some time, it’s possible they won’t meet DeShone Kizer again this year. Head coach Hue Jackson announced Kizer has been benched for this weekend’s tilt against the Houston Texans. Kevin Hogan, who has come in for Kizer tree…


Film Room: Pressure Ruins Steelers’ Chances For Splash Plays

Playaction is something the Pittsburgh Steelers have done little of this season. Heading into the Jaguars’ game, Ben Roethlisberger had used it the second-fewest of any quarterback in the league. It seems like the Steelers tried to change that approach into Sunday. And the chances were there. But pressure wrecked…


Film Room: Chiefs Unpredictable, Effective In Red Zone

Fact: Success in the red zone is one of the biggest reasons why teams win or lose on a regular basis. You probably already knew that, but what you might not know is how exactly teams prepare to win so close to the goal line. If you want to know…





Now May Be Good Time To Break Vance McDonald Into Passing Game

It would not be fair to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ acquisition of tight end Vance McDonald from the San Francisco 49ers has been a failure so far through five games. As we took a look at just yesterday, for example, the offense has been more productive when he has…


Steelers Vs Jaguars Sack Breakdown

Back at it breaking down the pair of sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed to the Jacksonville Jaguars in their Week Five loss. 1. 1/10, 4:55 3rd. 11 personnel (empty). Five blocking vs four man rush. Slant/flat concept that frankly, has gotten this team into trouble the last two weeks. Read…


Sean Davis Not Off To Strong Start In Second Season

I’m not sure how well this opinion is going to go over, nor how ‘hot’ a take it might be deemed—though I’d like to think that I’m not one to be known for dishing them out—but I really wouldn’t be bothered if the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaching staff gave some consideration…


Eli Rogers Looking To Keep His Helmet This Time Around

From the sounds of it, the timeout is over for third-year Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers, whom quarterback Ben Roethlisberger indicated that he expects to be active on Sunday against the Chiefs following two weeks on the bench. A former undrafted free agent out of Louisville, Rogers became—virtually by…