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2016 South Side Questions: Will Eli Rogers Be More Involved On Sunday?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


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Steelers’ Successful Tackle Stats Through Week 2

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have played their first two games of the 2016 regular season, I will give you an update on the successful tackles made by the team’s defensive players and will continue to update these stats every two weeks for the remainder of the season. So, what qualifies…


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Jordan Berry Winning Punter/Returner Battle

Punter vs returner. That’s what Danny Smith tells Jordan Berry before each game. Two weeks in, Berry isn’t just winning that battle. He’s in Mortal Kombat FINISH HIM mode against the returner. The second-year punter has had a terrific start to the season including his best performance ever last week, averaging 47…


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Eagles Injury Report: LB Mychal Kendricks Sits Again On Thursday

The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and their Thursday injury report is a carbon copy of the one the team released on Wednesday. Sitting out Thursday’s practice for the Eagles were tight end Zach Ertz (rib), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (nose, quadricep), cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) and…


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Steelers Injury Report: DE Cameron Heyward Added As Limited On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Philadelphia Eagles and the team’s afternoon injury report includes two new names on it. Defensive end Cameron Heyward (knee) was added to the injury report on Thursday after being limited in practice earlier in the day with a knee…


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Haley Says Steelers Offense Has To Handle Eagles Wide-9 Defensive Ends

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Philadelphia Eagles on the road Sunday and while their defense will be looking to control rookie quarterback Carson Wentz in that game, their offense is sure to have their hands full when it comes to controlling the Philadelphia defense, which is led by defensive…


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Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Some random Thursday musing. Was thinking about friends who are still in college and how sometimes, they talk about how difficult it is. Thinking back on my own time in school, I realized that it wasn’t that difficult. It was kind of a joke. Maybe it was the major. Communications…


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Todd Haley Talks Two-Back Sets And If They Would Work In Today’s NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley certainly isn’t a stranger to the organization’s history due him being a ball boy for the team as a kid when his father Dick Haley served as the Director of Player Personnel. Because of that, the younger Haley knows all about the two-back system…


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Butler Credits Red Zone Defense To Practice Habits

Keith Butler, for now, has met his goal. Give up no more than 16 points per game. The biggest reason for that has been a Pittsburgh Steelers’ red zone defense that’s allowed just a lone touchdown on seven trips. Quarterbacks have completed just 3/13 passes, failing to throw a touchdown,…


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Steelers Week 2 YAC Report Vs. Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday at Heinz Field and while their defense played well as a whole on their way to allowing only 16 points, the number of yards allowed after the catch in that game needs to be focused on this week and especially when it comes to…


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Roethlisberger Carrying Over Last Year’s Third-Down Success Into 2016

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have overall done well through the first two games of the season, particularly as it pertains to the scoreboard on both offense and defense, though not everything has gone perfectly well. One area in which the offense has handled its business for the most part has…


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Steelers Film Room: Jesse James Run Blocking Vs Bengals

I reserved some time earlier in the week to gives some props to second-year tight end Jesse James, who caught three big passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers on his three of five catchable targets. His early showing as a receiving target has been roughly as good as could be anticipated,…


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Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Bengals

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week Two win over the Cincinnati Bengals. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five. Arthur Moats-L.J. Fort-Vince Williams-Anthony Chickillo-Shamarko Thomas. Sean Davis behind. Jesse James, Javon Hargrave, and Chris Hubbard the wedge. Fitzgerald Toussaint and Sammie Coates the return man. – Like to…



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Week 2 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

As Alex Kozora mentioned yesterday, we have decided to turn our charting notes into a weekly series to make use of the data that we collect, and also, frankly, because we enjoy doing them, and we assume that you guys enjoy reading them as well, as it helps to put…