Steelers Versus Patriots: Week 7 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the New England Patriots Sunday at home and thanks to several players being ruled out on the team’s Friday injury report, I don’t have to guess who the seven inactives will be this week. Game inactives are officially announced 90 minutes before kickoff and below should be the seven…


Week 7 Coaching Tree: Patriots’ Bill Belichick

Tomorrow when the Pittsburgh Steelers face off against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field, their opposition will have one of the best coaches of all time in Bill Belichick patrolling the sideline. Belichick has a stunningly impressive resume and is a surefire Hall-of-Famer. He has taken the Patriots to…


Steelers Spin: Week Seven Rants And Ramblings

Last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers marched into Miami with their Super Bowl script in hand, only to have the game play out as a Shakespearean tragedy with a miserable 15-30 loss against the, then, 1-4 Dolphins. In truth, it was yet again a tale told by an idiot, full of…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

So I totally blanked and forgot to do the mailbag on Thursday. We’ll substitute Thursday for today and take your Steelers’ questions for the next hour or so. Whatever’s on your mind, this past week against Miami, tomorrow against New England, or anything else Steelers/football related. SteelCity: Is Jarvis Jones skill…



Week 6 Offensive Charting Notes

Charting this week took a little longer for me this week than it usually does, so I’m bringing to you Sunday’s offensive charting notes late in the process, but it’s better late than never. The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled as an offense against the Dolphins, but especially so after Ben Roethlisberger…


Steelers Film Room: Javon Hargrave Vs Dolphins

In spite of all of the offseason optimism about him, we really haven’t discussed rookie third-round defensive tackle Javon Hargrave a great deal over the course of the season, and even going back into the preseason. Of course, a large part of the reason for that is because his snaps…



Steelers Vs Patriots X Factor: Justin Gilbert

Could go in a lot of different directions here and in a game like this, with the Pittsburgh Steelers understandably huge underdogs, they need all hands on deck. But I’m going with Gilbert who could see a lot of Rob Gronkowski or failing that, Martellus Bennett. Both are matchup nightmares….


Week Six Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes

Our weekly charting on the defensive side of the ball. – The Miami Dolphins ran 37 of 70 plays inside Pittsburgh Steelers’ territory. That’s over half the time. – Despite the Steelers often playing from behind, they were in their base defense just 27.1% of the time. Nickel was still…


Steelers At Their Best With Quick-Hitting Passing Game

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has grown a reputation over the course of his career that is not wholly applicable as it once was. Frequently referencing Brett Favre, Roethlisberger early on was defined as a sort of streetball player, excelling more when the play breaks down and he can use…


Steelers Film Room: Anthony Chickillo Vs Dolphins

On Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers second-year outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo made his first career start after he recorded the first sack and forced fumble of his career the week before. The coaching staff wanted to see what he could do with a bigger role—and, quite honestly, this is what a lot…