Le’Veon Bell Not Worried About Heavy Workload

“How many games are left?” Le’Veon Bell asked when questioned if he could shoulder a 30+ touch performance the rest of the year. So it’s no surprise to hear him say similar when speaking with reporters, the central topic around the monstrous workload he’s been given this season. “As long…


Vontaze Burfict Fined $12,154 For Kicking FB Roosevelt Nix In Head

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been fined once again for dirty play. In his team’s last Sunday road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Burfict kicked fullback Roosevelt Nix in the head while he was laying on the ground and while that indiscretion happened right in front of a referee,…





James Conner’s Struggles In Pass Protection Keeping Him Off The Field

It’s already going to be tough for a running back to get on the field when Le’Veon Bell is the starter. It’s going to be even tougher when you struggle in pass protection. That’s the situation James Conner finds himself in right now and Todd Haley talked about during yesterday’s…


Steelers 2017 Week 7 Special Teams Report

Special teams report. You know the drill. You love the drill. Let’s go. First thing to note: on the field goal/extra point unit, with Stephon Tuitt out, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have Vance McDonald there again instead of Xavier Grimble. Grimble got beat in week three as the left wing…


Goal-Line Defense An Abject Failure So Far In 2017

One of the most disconcerting aspects of the season for me so far has been the sheer ineptitude of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ goal-line defensive sub-package. They have used it on five plays this season. They have allowed five touchdowns in the package this season. No matter how bad you are…


Steelers Should Expect More Than Opportunistic Picks From Secondary

It’s nice and all to see the Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerbacks starting to come down with some interceptions, really. Don’t get me wrong. From week four on, Mike Hilton, Joe Haden, and William Gay have all picked off an opposing quarterback, nabbing their first of the season. In Hilton’s case, the…


Steelers Have Stopped Running 4WR Sets A Month Ago

It’s funny how little a player saying something can end up meaning in the long run. Remember early in the season when the Pittsburgh Steelers talked about how they really wanted to utilize all of their wide receivers this season, and that in order to do so they would be…


Scouting Report: Lions’ Offense Full Of Big Play Potential

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 Detroit Lions’ offense….


Scouting Report: Lions’ Defense Flying Under The Radar

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. Breaking down the Detroit Lions’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Lions’ Front…


Film Room: Sean Davis Continuing Improved Play

I wrote an article a couple of weeks back pretty much knocking Pittsburgh Steelers second-year starting safety Sean Davis and saying that he wasn’t playing up to the level that he needed to. Two weeks on since then, he has begun to play at another level, and I wrote an…


Film Room: Alejandro Villanueva Settling Down

I’m not sure what it is exactly, but Alejandro Villanueva does not seem to get off on the right foot when the season starts. He did that last year, and again this year. But in both years, he has improved and tightened up as midseason approaches. He put together a…