No Picture

Dri Archer Shut Out On Special Teams

While we got just a glimpse of what we can hope to expect from Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Dri Archer the other night on offense, the New York Giants were able to nearly completely neutralize him on special teams. Which is somewhat surprising, given that this is the preseason….


No Picture

Steelers Film Room: LB Jarvis Jones Registers Sack Against Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Jarvis Jones only managed one quarterback sack during his rookie season and it goes without saying that number needs to improve drastically in 2014. During the Saturday night preseason opener against the New York Giants, Jones notched his first sack of 2014 against backup left tackle…


No Picture

Steelers Rookie LB Jordan Zumwalt Needs Special Playing Time

Thanks to a groin injury suffered early on in training camp, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt missed valuable practice time. To his credit, however, the Steelers first of two sixth-round draft picks back in May managed to overcome the injury in enough time to receive valuable playing time on…


No Picture

Steelers Wind Down 2014 Training Camp This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers will return to the practice fields of Saint Vincent College to Monday to start putting the final touches on their 2014 training camp. Following their Saturday night loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, the Steelers will have four straight practices this week before wrapping…



No Picture

New Illegal Contact Emphasis On Display Last Night

Coming into the game, I shared a Tweet from Pittsburgh Steelers multimedia personality Bob Labriola, who wrote that, through the first 13 preseason games heading into yesterday, there were 44 flags thrown for defensive holding, and another 21 for illegal contact. That worked out to an average of five such…


No Picture

Steelers Vs. Giants: Some Rapid Fire Conclusions

By Michael K. Reynolds The wait seemed forever for Pittsburgh Steelers fans to see their team in action once again so there was much anticipation for their 2014 debut performance against the New York Giants. Unfortunately, much like many off-Broadway plays, it opened to mixed reviews. Traditional football wisdom would…


No Picture

Steelers Vs. Giants: Player Snap Counts

The below are the player snap counts for the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night preseason game against the New York Giants, according to the gamebook. We will see if any of these differ in our game charting. OFFENSE PLAYER POS OFF SNAPS % ST SNAPS % M.Adams T 51 78% 1…


No Picture

Martavis Bryant A Little Good, A Little Bad, A Little Ugly In Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear before the game that he did not by any means expect to see mistake-free football by his unit heading into the team’s first preseason game, especially when their opponent already had a game under their belt. He certainly didn’t get mistake-free…


No Picture

Steelers Rookie OL Wesley Johnson Only Played Center Against Giants

If Pittsburgh Steelers rookie fifth-round draft pick Wesley Johnson is going to make the final 53 man roster this year out of training camp, he’s going to really have to show a lot more position flexibility on the offensive line. Saturday night in the Steelers 20-16 preseason loss to the…


No Picture

Steelers DE Brian Arnfelt Relagated To Third-Team Duty Against Giants

It’s really hard to read into too many things during preseason games when comes to snap counts and which unit a player is playing with, but one thing certainly stuck out Saturday night during the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-16 loss to the New York Giants. Second-year defensive end Brian Arnfelt, who…


No Picture

UDFA Howard Jones Makes A Splash With Splash Plays In NFL Debut

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their preseason schedule last night with a 20-16 loss to the New York Giants, but a preseason game without any major injuries is always a small victory in its own right. Mistakes were made, and moments were had. The upward and downward trends are only beginning…


No Picture

Steelers Vs. Giants: Winners And Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their preseason opener Saturday night to the New York Giants and after one pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to chew on. Fell free to add your own in the comments below. Winners:…


No Picture

Steelers Film Room: RB Dri Archer 46 Yard Reception Against Giants

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their preseason opener Saturday night to the New York Giants, but not only did they give us glimpse of how they intend on using rookie running back Dri Archer this season early on in the contest, they also gave the Cleveland Browns something they will need…


lawrencetimmonsgiants

Steelers Film Room: 73 Yard Touchdown Run By Giants RB Rashad Jennings

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense gave up quite a few double explosive plays last season and in their 2014 preseason opener Saturday night against the New York Giants, the first-team defense allowed running back Rashad Jennings to scamper 73 yards for a score. I have an animated gif of the play…