2017 South Side Questions: Agree With Bryant’s Discipline?

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…


Film Room: Steelers’ Stunts Take Over In Second Half

Quick film room for you guys today. The Pittsburgh Steelers sacked Andy Dalton four times this weekend. Two of those came off identical concepts, T/E stunts that sent the outside linebacker crashing up the middle and into the arms of the quarterback. Let’s look at the two, one by T.J….


Lions 2017 Week 8 Injury Report: WR Golden Tate Limited On Wednesday

The Detroit Lions will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Ford Field and their first injury report of Week 8 that was released Wednesday afternoon includes the names of eight players. Sitting out Wednesday’s practice for the Lions were tackle Emmett Cleary (ankle) and tackle Greg Robinson (ankle). Robinson is…


Steelers 2017 Week 8 Injury Report: Four Players Sit Out Wednesday’s Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Wednesday practice and the team’s first injury report of Week 8 that was released Wednesday afternoon thankfully doesn’t include any surprises on it. Not practicing on Wednesday were tight end Vance McDonald (knee), guard David DeCastro (not injury related), defensive end Stephon…


Martavis Bryant Says He Won’t Play Against Lions

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant went off on a teammate on social media Sunday night after the team’s home win over the Cincinnati Bengals and his frustration carried over some in a Monday interview with Josina Anderson of ESPN. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that Bryant…


Roethlisberger Indicates Rogers Might Be More Involved Against Lions

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicted that rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was currently in concussion protocol due to him reporting symptoms after Sunday’s home win over the Cincinnati Bengals. While it’s probably too early to speculate about whether or not Smith-Schuster will ultimately…


Sean Davis Elevating Play After Slow Start To Season

It was just two weeks ago that I wrote an article bloviating over second-year starting safety Sean Davis and whether or not he was performing at a sufficiently competent level to justifying continuing in his current role unchallenged even temporarily. The 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers second-round draft pick had not been…



Lions’ Versatility Presents Unique Challenge For Steelers

Lost in the Martavis Bryant saga and even the Pittsburgh Steelers big win over the Bengals is the fact there’s another game on Sunday. Against a talented Detroit Lions team. In Detroit. Certainly not an easy task for the Steelers if they want to continue their winning ways. Ben Roethlisberger discussed the…


Film Room: William Jackson III Helps Ruin Play Action For Steelers

I don’t quite know why, but for some reason the Pittsburgh Steelers’ failure to find much of any success in recent years while using play-action passes has fascinated me. I wrote a number of articles about it during the offseason, in fact, much to the chagrin of some. But it…


Roethlisberger Says He’d ‘Love’ To Run Quarterback Sneaks

I was nearly going to write that Ben Roethlisberger would like to run more quarterback sneaks but that would imply the Steelers run any at all. And they definitely don’t. But speaking with the media today, coming off a game where Pittsburgh was dreadful on third and short, Roethlisberger said he’s all…



Film Room: T.J. Watt Provides Spark In Divisional Win

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie starter T.J. Watt was pretty quiet for the defense last Sunday, which prompted me to check in with him and see exactly what happened. This week, I’m checking back in with him again, but for the opposite reason. He was hard to miss on the field, registering…


Film Room: Big Hits And Misses For Vance McDonald In Passing Game

It has taken a good-long while, but it seems as though the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally managed to integrate their newest tight end, Vance McDonald, into the passing game. After getting his first reception last week at long last, on a big 25-yarder from the shadow of their own goal…