Steelers 2017 Week 11 Offensive Charting Notes

I know that it has already seemingly been a while by now since the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Tennessee Titans, but I try to maintain a schedule here, and for obvious reasons it wasn’t practical to have charting notes a week ago, just hours after the game ended. So that…


Packers Will Get Chance To See What They Passed Up In T.J. Watt

The Green Bay Packers could have drafted T.J. Watt, now the starting right outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, if they wanted to. They chose not to. They were sitting there with the 29th pick in the first round. Instead of making a selection, they traded out of the first…


Ben Roethlisberger: All About ‘Attention To Detail’ At This Time Of Year

One of the primary responsibilities of being a quarterback—and arguably one of the most difficult to master—is becoming a leader. That is not something that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had right off the bat, but has developed over the years. While it’s not a cudgel that he likes to…


Scouting Report: Packers’ Defense Hit And Miss

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 Green Bay Packers’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Packers’ Front…


Temptation Meets Risk In Using B.J. Finney To Supplement Blocking At TE

The four-game suspension of right tackle Marcus Gilbert comes at an inopportune time for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and I don’t mean simply for the fact that the team is heading down the stretch run of a regular season that could see them lock up homefield advantage throughout the playoffs as…


Scouting Report: Packers’ Offense Struggling Under Hundley

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 Green Bay…



Injuries More Frustrating Than Drops When It Comes To Vance McDonald

I always find it somewhat dismaying when a player’s scouting report ends up matching the reality in a negative way. In Vance McDonald, the Pittsburgh Steelers acquired a talented tight end who has been marked for both dropped passes and frequent injury concerns, and we have certainly seen both of…






Steelers 2017 Week 12 Injury Report: Smith-Schuster, McDonald Sit Again On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers held a morning practice on Thanksgiving Thursday and their second injury report of Week 12 shows that three players failed to work during the session. Not practicing on Thursday were cornerback Joe Haden (fibula), wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) and tight end Vance McDonald (ankle). Haden has…


2017 Thanksgiving Day Open Thread – Week 12 Thursday Games

Happy Thanksgiving to all of yinz and I hope your schedule today allows for some football watching time. As usual, there are three games being played on this holiday Thursday and two of them figure to be pretty good ones. In all honesty, none of the three games really have…


No-Huddle Look Effective, But Not Defining, Against Titans

Leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game against the Tennessee Titans a week ago as of today, the offense was not making great use of the no-huddle set this season, by any means. By the game records, they only recorded 90 snaps out of the no huddle during the first…