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Kevin Hogan, The Forgotten QB In Cleveland, Now Starting

In Cleveland, as one rookie stumbles, another ascends. On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns saw the anticipated debut of first-overall draft pick Myles Garrett, and he did not disappoint, delivering two sacks in his NFL debut—much like T.J. Watt did for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But in the meantime, their rookie quarterback,…


2017 South Side Questions: Who Will Sit For James Harrison Sunday?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions…


Steelers Feast Or Famine Run Defense Set To Be Tested By Hunt

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up 231 rushing yards to the Jacksonville Jaguars at home on Sunday and that included rookie first-round running back Leonard Fournette rushing for 181 of those yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries. With that game now behind them, the Steelers defense must now recoup…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Lot on your mind today, I’m sure, so let’s dive right in. To your questions! pittfan: Alex, excellent video discussing the dubious play calling Sunday. Could you do a similar video demonstrating the route concepts you suggested be tried? Alex: Thanks pittfan. That second video is probably tougher because I’d be jumping…


Steelers Vs Jaguars Missed Tackles Report

For the second straight week the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense turned in a solid performance in the tackling department, but this time, the Steelers came up short in the win column, dropping an embarrassing decision to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 30-9, Sunday afternoon. Last week against the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers missed…


Antonio Brown Rated As Best Receiver In Football

But you probably already knew that title was true. Love them or hate them, PFF is certainly exhaustive in their research and yet again, they’re high on Antonio Brown. They released their grades for the league’s best receivers after five weeks. Brown topped the charts. Who are the 10 best…


Steelers 2017 Week 5 Offensive Charting Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a rough showing, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, while hosting the Jaguars on Sunday. But that is a virtual inevitability when you have five possessions that end in interceptions—two of which are returned for touchdowns. I would imagine that the winning percentage of…


Steelers’ Bell Should Have Chance To Toll Sunday Against Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play an undefeated Kansas City Chiefs team on the road Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium and for a second week in a row their offense will face a defense that has seemingly struggled against the run thus far this season. For starters, the Chiefs defense enters Sunday’s…


Le’Veon Bell Views Chiefs Matchup As A Statement Game

It’s certainly been a bad stretch to be a Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan. Things look doom and gloom right now but a win over the only undefeated team left in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs, sure would turn things around. That’s the approach Le’Veon Bell is taking, telling reporters Sunday…


Vince Williams Not To Blame For Sunday’s Run Defense

It would seem to me that inside linebacker Vince Williams has been pretty heavily criticized this season, the first in which he has entered the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Steelers on a full-time basis. In his fifth season, he has stepped into the buck linebacker role since Lawrence Timmons…


Tomlin Was Right: Jaguars Did Stack The Box, Dare Steelers To Throw

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ gameplan on offense against the Jaguars ended up being much different than what they were hoping to do, needless to say, because they quickly fell behind in the third quarter with a pair of pick sixes. After that, they turned exclusively to three-receiver sets, and mostly no-huddle,…



Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Jaguars Notes

Notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. First Half – Kick coverage. Golden-Fort-Williams-Nix-Sensabaugh-Boswell-Hilton-Watson-Matakevich-Chickillo-DHB – Steelers in Cover 1 on their first third down. – Steelers are going to get another blocked punt. Came close several times Sunday. Danny Smith has done excellent job scheming his kick coverage/punt…