Film Room: Mike Hilton Taking Ownership Of Slot Position

I think the quality that has most attracted fans to Pittsburgh Steelers first-year cornerback Mike Hilton is that, in spite of his diminutive size, he is first and foremost a football player. He does not play like he is 5’9”, 187 pounds, nor does he play like he is aware…


Scouting Report: Bengals’ Offense Finding Its Groove

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 Cincinnati Bengals’ offense….


Scouting Report: Bengals’ Defense Once Again No Joke

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 Cincinnati Bengals’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Bengals’ Front Seven…


Film Room: David DeCastro Bounces Back, Dominates On Counter Runs

I was pretty critical of David DeCastro’s work in pass protection last week, though I think it was justified. He got pretty well manhandled on outside rushes against the Jaguars, and by multiple different defenders, which culminated in him drawing a hold that negated a touchdown. This week, his play…


Steelers Can Seize Control Of AFC With Sunday Win Over Bengals

With a win Sunday at home over the Cincinnati Bengals the Pittsburgh Steelers will be the new No. 1 seed in the AFC entering Week 8 of the 2017 NFL regular season. Thursday night the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Oakland Raiders 31-30 on the final play of the…


AFC North QBs Putting Up Some Of Worst Numbers In NFL

There is so far one inescapable fact about the AFC North during the 2017 regular season, and that is quite simply that the quarterback position across the division has left an awful lot to be desired. In fact, while looking up some numbers yesterday, I couldn’t help but take notice…


Le’Veon Bell Punches Into Top 5 RB Rankings After Strong Sunday

The 2017 regular season has been mostly a grind so far for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the running game, with the blocking not affording running back Le’Veon Bell a whole lot of running room. While he had a pretty big game three weeks ago against the Ravens, it was more…


DeShone Kizer: Benching ‘Sparked My Competitive Juices’

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have had their share of drama this season, but really…can anybody ever measure up to the Cleveland Browns? A week after Head Coach Hue Jackson elected to bench his rookie starting quarterback, DeShone Kizer, he has now reinserted the Notre Dame product after his replacement, Kevin…


2017 South Side Questions: How Many Starters Will Sit Out 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…


Art Rooney II: ‘We’re Not Looking To Trade Martavis’

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II has finally addressed the report regarding wide receiver Martavis Bryant wanting to be traded. “We’re not looking to trade Martavis,” Rooney told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, according to Gerry Dulac. “He was out of football for a year. Maybe some of us had higher…


Chiefs Vs. Raiders Week 7 Thursday Night Game Open Discussion Thread

Are you ready to watch some Thursday night football? The Oakland Raiders will host the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night to kick off Week 7 of the NFL regular season and being as it’s sort of a key mid-season AFC matchup, I figured an open discussion would be appropriate for…


Danny Smith Praises JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Return Ability

Danny Smith made some interesting comments today about the lack of returners the Pittsburgh Steelers have, pointing out they probably have the fewest return-capable guys in the league. But he’s happy about at least one of the guys he has. Sitting down with Bob Labriola for this week’s Coordinator’s Corner, Smith…


Maurkice Pouncey On Big Ben: ‘I Couldn’t Ask For A Better Quarterback’

Yesterday, we mentioned Ben Roethlisberger’s comments on Heath Miller. It was no secret Miller was one of Roethlisberger’s closest friends. But Miller, like Brett Keisel or Willie Colon, are long gone, making it fair to say Roethlisberger is closest with Maurkice Pouncey. Pouncey sat down with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews on…


Bengals 2017 Week 7 Injury Report: CB Adam Jones Sits Out Thursday

The Cincinnati Bengals have now released their Thursday injury report ahead of their Sunday road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and it looks a little different from the one they released Wednesday. Not practicing on Thursday for the Bengals were guard Clint Boling (not injury related), wide receiver Tyler Boyd…


Steelers 2017 Week 7 Injury Report: Tuitt, Williams, Gilbert Remain Sidelined Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Heinz Field and their Thursday injury report that has now been released shows there’s a decent chance that a few starters might be sidelined for that contest. FULL: Tyler Matakevich, Maurkice Pouncey, Ramon FosterDNP: Marcus Gilbert, Stephon Tuitt, Vince Williams…