Todd Haley Says He Hasn’t Seen Any Dropoff In Roethlisberger’s Play

While the talk of the week has been on Ben Roethlisberger’s play and future, including by yours truly, Todd Haley doesn’t seem nearly as concerned as the rest of us. Speaking with reporters yesterday, Haley said he hasn’t seen any dropoff with his quarterback’s play. “I haven’t seen any dropoff…



Steelers 2017 Week 5 Special Teams Report

I think you know what time it is. It’s Friday, so that means (more likely than not for the next few months) that it’s special-teams fun time. in what is not even remotely a twist, today we will look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ performance on Sunday against the Jaguars. The…


Five-Wide Looks Ineffective But Improving

One of the topics that I find has been discussed of late on our boards has been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ assumed inclination to use five-wide sets, perhaps to some with excessive frequency. While this conversation in mind, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the…



Film Room: Blocking Still The Culprit Behind Run-Game Struggles

For something like the fourth time in five games this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to move the ball particularly well on the ground. And four the fourth time in five games, the vast majority of the blame rests on the shoulders of the execution of the blockers, rather than…


Scouting Report: Chiefs’ Defense Presents Similar Problems As Jacksonville

As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Dan Vasko and I will break things down. Dan the players, myself the scheme. Looking at the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Front…


Scouting Report: Chiefs’ Offense Lots For Steelers To Handle

As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, the Kansas City…




Keith Butler Wants Ryan Shazier To Stop Guessing And Start Anticipating

I wouldn’t exactly dub it a ‘calling out’, because that would not really be Keith Butler’s style. Rather, the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator most often simply says whatever it is that he happens to think, displaying refreshing honesty and forthrightness in an era of the game in which answers are…


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 2017 Week 6 Injury Report: G Ramon Foster Sits Again On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday practice has now ended and the team has since released their Week 6 Thursday injury report ahead of Sunday’s road game against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and it says that only one player failed to work earlier in the day. After siting out Wednesday’s practice, guard…