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Steelers Film Room: New York Jets Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Brief scouting report of the New York Jets as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. OFFENSE – Michael Vick certainly isn’t the elixir but he appears to be a stabilizing force that Geno Smith wasn’t. He’s still a threat with his legs and has gotten smarter with age, avoiding unnecessary […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Cameron Heyward

After his first season in the starting lineup a season ago, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward really raised the bar for himself, and to be quite frank, it’s possible that he set up expectations that he wouldn’t be able to live up to. In his first year as a full-time starter, Heyward has found […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Cam Thomas

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers defense did manage to hold the Baltimore Ravens offense to just 16 points on Sunday—and one of their two touchdowns came as the result of a fumble recovered at the Steelers’ 33-yard line—I’m still going to take a look at Cam Thomas and his role as a starter, and whether […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: James Harrison

James Harrison was once an excellent all-around outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and holds the team’s pass rushing single season record with 16 sacks during a Defensive Player of the Year season in 2008. At least for one night, he came pretty close to being that player again against Joe Flacco and the Baltimore […]

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MMQB Tries To Tackle Reasons Behind Roethlisberger’s Historic Production

Greg Bedard self-describes himself as the “Wet Blanket of Reason”, getting to the heart of matters without emotional bias, leaving behind only the facts and statistics as his guide. Now writing for Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback, Bedard has embarked on a new feature installment called “Settle This”, in which he takes questions from readers […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Steve McLendon

The Pittsburgh Steelers got nose tackle Steve McLendon back in time for a big primetime matchup against the division rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. Even if he didn’t play his best game, he did make a difference in the running game. Admittedly, the Ravens did have to abandon the run toward the end of […]

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Jets DL Calls Out Roethlisberger’s Ball Control – For Good Reason

Even though the supposedly lowly New York Jets have plenty of problems on defense—they’ve given up more touchdown passes than anybody, while taking the ball away in historically drought-like fashion—they believe they have one way to help stop the Pittsburgh Steelers’ currently red hot offense. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson told Rich Cimini on Thursday that […]

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Video: Ben Being Ben In 1999 At Findlay High School

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been receiving quite a bit of well-deserved media attention over the course of the last two weeks after throwing 12 touchdowns and 843 yards in the last two games and some unique attention surfaced late Friday night. During a recent segment on “Friday Night Live”, the Max Preps folks […]

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Steelers Vs. Jets: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and hopefully all of you will be able to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers game Sunday against the New York Jets. As usual, I have a new set of five questions below that I would like you answer thoroughly for me. The first one comes courtesy of David Todd and […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Second Half – Markus Wheaton showed tremendous effort on his end around. Could have gone for a loss but winds up gaining four. – Brett Keisel has been pretty quiet in my reports but a real shining play here. Makes […]

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Steelers Vs. Ravens Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. First Half – Tight bunch look on kick coverage. 6×4 formation as opposed to the 5×5 the team normally runs. The unit from left to right: Cortez Allen, Robert Golden, Shamarko Thomas, Terence Garvin, Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Shaun Suisham, […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Maurkice Pouncey

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to take the ball across the goal line six times once again on offense for the second week in a row, it wouldn’t necessarily be accurate to ascribe that too much to the offensive line as a whole. The guard play in particular was lacking, and the Baltimore Ravens […]

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Todd Haley Thinks Martavis Bryant Has Benefited From Lack Of No-Huddle

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant has made quite an impact in his first three games as professional as he’s already caught 10 passes for 147 yards and five touchdowns. Despite his quick success, however, it sounds like offensive coordinator Todd Haley isn’t going to pile too much on the Clemson product in the […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Matt Spaeth

When the Pittsburgh Steelers get the chance to play with the lead, they tend to like to use more 12 and 21 personnel. Sometimes they like to use two tight ends in the beginning until they’re trailing as well. But they haven’t been trailing very often recently, and the playing time for Matt Spaeth has […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Film Review: Martavis Bryant

There’s no contesting the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has benefited greatly with the injection of 6’4” rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant into the rotation over the past three weeks. The team has produced 15 touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball in that span, and five of them have gone to him. […]

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Steelers Comfortable Turning To Will Allen With Troy Polamalu Sidelined

Thanks to a knee injury suffered last Sunday night by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, veteran Will Allen will make his first start of the season Sunday against the New York Jets. Allen is used to stepping in for Polamalu, however, as the veteran has had to do it several times during his time in […]

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Steelers Could Be Tied For AFC North Lead By End Of The Night

The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Cleveland Browns Thursday night and the game figures to be an entertaining one. Should the Browns wind up winning the game, they will be tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for first place in the AFC North at 6-3. The Browns, however, have lost 17 straight AFC North games on […]

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Bruce Arians Happy To See Ben Roethlisberger Finally Getting Credit He Deserves

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians knows Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger very well as the two became good friends during their eight years together in the Steel City. Thanks to his 12 touchdown passes and over 862 yards passing in the last two games, Roethlisberger is finally getting the credit he deserves from several […]

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Jerry Rice Thinks Antonio Brown Is Best Of Young Receivers In The Game

Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice played 21 years in the NFL and caught 1,549 regular season passes for 22,895. In other words, he should know a thing or two about wide receivers. In a sit down with Clark Judge for the Talk of Fame Network, Rice named Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown […]

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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Ravens Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora After a week off last week, breaking down the trio of sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Baltimore Ravens. 1st and 20, 13:48 2nd. Steelers in shotgun out of 11 personnel. Keep five into block versus a five man rush. Ravens overload the Steelers’ left side, bringing safety Matt Elam […]

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Kozora Video: Technique Differences Between Antwon Blake And Brice McCain

By Alex Kozora A bonus Chalk Talk video this week. Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake was impressive Sunday so we’ll break down one of the incompletions he forced against Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. We’ll examine his sound technique that made the incompletion possible. We’ll also compare that with a play of Brice McCain […]

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Steelers Must Answer One Question: Can They Score On The Road?

These past three games have been nothing short of an offensive revelation for the Pittsburgh Steelers, accumulating 15 touchdown drives behind Ben Roethlisberger, all through the air, though one of those 15 touchdown passes was thrown by the man who has eight of them himself, Antonio Brown. In that span, the Steelers have put up […]

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Steelers So Far Getting Away With Playing Nickel Corners Outside

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially unveiled the Munchkin Bunch of cornerbacks in earnest earlier this week in a victory over the rival Baltimore Ravens, in which each of the team’s three corners on the field stood at 5’10 or shorter. How did this come to be, when the Steelers’ two starting cornerbacks at the beginning of […]

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Kozora Video: Breaking Down The Martavis Bryant 19 Yard Touchdown

By Alex Kozora In this week’s Chalk Talk video, we’ll break down the 19 yard touchdown grab by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night. We’ll examine how the Steelers used a “smash” concept to get him open. Enjoy the video and leave any feedback of things you liked or […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers opened the second half in a three tight end look, something that they turn to more frequently with the lead. Will Johnson caught the ball on first down, but for only a yard. […]

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Steelers vs Ravens II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. On the first play of the game, Cameron Heyward smashed through a double team to make a tackle for loss. A pair of receptions to tight end Owen Daniels, fresh off a minor cleanup on […]

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