NFL Draft Prospects – 2017 Bowl Game Preview: December 29th

Sit on your favorite couch, relax and enjoy what has to be the best bowl day so far when it comes to NFL prospects. There is an excess of guys in today’s games that we will hear about over the next few months as it pertains to the NFL Draft….





Steelers 2017 Week 16 Offensive Charting Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off the first of what they hope is another long string of victories after seeing their decade-best eight-game winning streak snapped by Al Riveron and the New England Patriots. But the Houston Texans were, quite frankly, a much easier task, and it didn’t hurt that…


David DeCastro Growing, Maturing On And Off Field

When the Pittsburgh Steelers first drafted Stanford guard David DeCastro in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, they didn’t spend a whole lot of time with him during the pre-draft process, if I recall correctly. Most anticipated that he would be selected higher in the round. But when…



Scouting Report: Browns Offense Limping To The Finish Line

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, revisiting the Cleveland Browns’ offense….


JuJu Smith-Schuster Has Been A Salve During Toxic Season

In spite of the incredible success that the Pittsburgh Steelers have experienced on the field over the course of the 2017 regular season, posting their best record at least since 2011, and perhaps since 2004, depending on the result of the finale, much of the attention that has been paid…


Scouting Report: Browns Defense Resembling The Steelers In Scheme, Not Always Effectiveness

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. Taking a second look at the Cleveland Browns’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Browns Front…


Justin Hunter Finally Makes Mark With Chance For More In Finale

I wouldn’t imagine that this is exactly the season that wide receiver Justin Hunter had in mind when he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers relatively early in the offseason, though the truth is that he may not have had a lot of alternatives beyond the one-year, veteran-minimum qualifying contract that…


Film Room: Marcus Gilbert Returns In Form

The Pittsburgh Steelers have gone through the majority of the regular season without starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert, though the truth is that the above-the-line play of his backup, Chris Hubbard, made his absence, as Mike Tomlin said, “a non-discussion”. Still, while Hubbard has been a solid player for the…


Film Room: Alejandro Villanueva Not Far From True Pro-Bowler

While it may be true that the Pro-Bowl status of Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva came about largely for reasons beyond the football field, it would be disingenuous to deny that he is a quality player who is continuing to ascend, now in his second full season as a…


Tomlin, Steelers Risking Rust With Long Layoff If Starters Rest

If the report from yesterday is true—and it was already disputed by the source of the information after the fact—then the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking a gamble by resting a number of their key starters for the season finale against the Cleveland Browns, regardless of the fact that there is…