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Film Room: Jerald Hawkins Makes NFL Debut

It wasn’t the longest stay, but for the first time in his career, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins got the opportunity to not only dress for a game, but to play in it. During the team’s victory on Sunday, he checked in for five snaps as a tackle-eligible…


Film Room: Steelers Winning Possession Downs

One of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s preferred phrases in recent years has been “possession downs”, and for good reason. Success in football ultimately comes down to success in specific situations, and one of the critical areas in which teams must find success are the so-called possession downs. Put…


Film Room: Big Ben Makes Money Throws

It is one thing to talk about something and another to show it. For the past two weeks, I have talked up the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is more frequently hitting throws that he had not been earlier this season. That’s fine and all, but without visual…




Film Room: Sean Davis Continues Elevating His Game

Second-year starting safety Sean Davis has spent the last half of this season making me look stupid for calling him out after the first several games. Since then, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2016 second-round pick has stepped up his game and played much better, with greater impact, than he had previously….




Film Room: JuJu More Than A Pass Catcher

He may have nearly 300 receiving yards and a couple of touchdowns over the course of his past two games, but I still instead want to focus on the blocking of rookie Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who I think by now has pretty much silenced any remaining doubters…



Film Room: Xavier Grimble’s Last Stand

Leading up to the bye week, second-year tight end Xavier Grimble found himself playing a more prominent role than he had been all season—and no doubt the biggest role he is likely to play for the rest of the season. Due to a domino effect of injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers…


Film Room: Jesse James Being Jesse James

I don’t think that I have even once taken a look at Jesse James so far during the regular season during my film study articles for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I know that I wrote one late in the preseason, but when I have looked at the tight end position, my…


Film Room: Robert Golden Next Man Up?

I don’t think I was the only person who was surprised when they saw Robert Golden come onto the field in Detroit two Sundays ago after Pittsburgh Steelers starting free safety Mike Mitchell hobbled off with what was revealed yesterday as an Achilles injury. Earlier in the year, when a…


Film Room: Sean Davis Saves Another Score

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ second-year starters, I think the only one of the three that one could fairly argue has taken the jump expected of them might be third-round nose tackle Javon Hargrave. While his statistics are not eye-popping, they are nothing to sneeze at, and the…