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Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Anybody else catch the first two weeks of the new ABC show, Designated Survivor? I’m a sucker for any sort of end-of-the-world, apocalyptic event show/movie/Bruce Willis fan fiction. The first episode was pretty good – the second one, a little more meh. Still a cool concept but the dialogue is definitely a…


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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Beyond The Box Score – Week 3

While the box score is relatively informative it doesn’t always tell the whole story. Here are the plays and circumstances not covered in any box score that had a critical role in the outcome of the Pittsburgh Steelers week 3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. After the Eagles marched down…


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Todd Haley On Defensive Trends: ‘We Haven’t Seen A Lot Of Pressure’

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 2-1 after their first three games of the 2016 regular season and their first three opponents shared several similarities when it came to how their defenses attempted to defend quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and company. During his weekly talk on Steelers Nation Radio, offensive coordinator Todd…


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Haley: Steelers Didn’t Burn Tape, Watched Every Play Of Eagles Game

After a 34-3 beatdown, it was fair to wonder if the Pittsburgh Steelers were just going to burn the tape, turn the page, flat out move the heck on. It sounds like a nice, symbolic gesture, but that didn’t happen in the team facility this week. They watched every single play,…


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Steelers Vs Eagles Missed Tackles Report

Sunday’s game in Philadelphia against the Eagles was ugly to say the least. Almost as ugly as the final score itself was the attempted tackling in the 34-3 loss. Like I do every week, I’ll keep track of missed tackles in the game, as well as overall on the season. …


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Steelers Film Room: Eli Rogers Vs Eagles

At this point, it seems likely that the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to have to make do at least for this week without the player who has become their primary slot wide receiver, second-year man Eli Rogers. Over the course of the first three games, he has caught nine passes…


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Shaken-Up Secondary Gets Shake-Up In Practice

If you saw the Pittsburgh Steelers in practice yesterday—which, if you’re reading this, the odds are strong that you did not—you will have noticed that the secondary looked awfully thin, with a particular dearth of safeties to be noted. You might recall that during the team’s loss to the Eagles…


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Kozora: How To Improve The Steelers’ Pass Rush

Through three weeks, you’d be hard pressed to find a Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan who wouldn’t say pass rush is the biggest issue facing this team the rest of the year. One sack in three games, dead last in the league, with every other team having at least three. This, despite…


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Week 3 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

Stats are fun. We think so, and we’re pretty sure you think so too, which is why this season we’ve decided to make our charting notes a weekly series to follow every game. We will also likely follow up with quarterly, mid-season, and post-season charting notes as well that take…


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Steelers Film Room: David DeCastro Vs Eagles

When an offense that is regarded as one of the best in the game manages to score only three points in fair weather conditions with a reasonable state of health, you can rest assured that there were a number of factors that contributed to the issue. That is certainly the…


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Terrelle Pryor Finally Starting To Live Up To Potential In Cleveland

Sunday afternoon was probably the first time that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor lived up to all the potential that others saw in him entering the professional ranks, and he did it seemingly every which way, contributing as a wide receiver, runner, and quarterback, even though the Cleveland Browns…


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2016 South Side Questions: How Will Markus Wheaton Respond?

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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Eagles QB Carson Wentz Had Several Low Snap To Throw Times Against Steelers

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked a very good question as it relates to the play of his team’s pass defense and lack of sacks so far this season. Below is that question along with Tomlin’s response. Question: Is the way that you’ve…


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Justin Gilbert Says “For Sure” He’ll Play Sunday

Brandon Boykin told Justin Gilbert to hang in there. Gilbert might not have to wait any longer. As Dave wrote about earlier today, per an Ed Bouchette tweet, the Pittsburgh Steelers have seemingly put together a package for their newest corner this week. Gilbert talked to reporters after practice and…