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Film Room: Jerald Hawkins Slowly Given More To Do

It has been hard to know what to make of Pittsburgh Steelers second-year tackle Jerald Hawkins in 2017. He had a ton of negative write-ups and reviews throughout the spring, and then even into training camp. His preseason could be described, at best, as inconsistent. Yet he made the 53-man…


Film Room: T.J. Watt Showing Pass-Rush Repertoire

I think it would be fair to say that Pittsburgh Steelers fans are really hungering to find their team’s next elite pass-rusher—or at least anything that comes close to resembling such. Since the dominant pairing of James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley fell apart, the team has been searching for edge…




Film Room: Cameron Sutton Thrown Into Fire

I’m sure many are wondering about Cameron Sutton and how the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie third-round draft pick fared during the first playing time of his career on Monday night, thrown into the game during the second half after Coty Sensabaugh struggled. When it comes to evaluating secondary play and deciphering…



Film Room: Brian Allen Has Full Plate On Special Teams

Due to injuries, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Brian Allen was given a chance again to dress and to contribute on special teams. This time, he got to play extensively, serving regularly as both gunner and jammer on the punt coverage and return units, respectively. The Steelers’ first punt of the…




Film Room: Five-Wide Sets Not The End Of The World

There are a number of people who groan every time the Pittsburgh Steelers break out the five-wide look on offense, lining up their tight end—or ends—in receiving stances while trotting their running back out of the backfield as well. While the formation basically takes away the run option and keys…



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…