Steelers Finding Success Throwing On First Down

Earlier in the year, I wrote about the Steelers’ struggles on third down and how they could improve that by running the ball on first and second downs. But now six weeks into the season, it has become apparent that the opposite is in fact true. The Steelers are experiencing…


Steelers Vs. Patriots: 7 Keys To Victory – Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the New England Patriots Sunday at home and they’ll have to do so without the services of starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Below are seven things that I believe the team will need to do to come away with their fifth win of the season. Run…


Pain Management Key To What Sammie Coates Can Manage To Do

I’m not sure that anybody was expecting to see second-year wide receiver Sammie Coates find as much success as he had through the first five games of the year, after he hardly played at all during his rookie season, limited to just one catch in the regular season, and three…


Steelers vs Patriots Win/Loss Scenarios

New series we’ll do each Sunday morning before kickoff. A prediction of what will happen if the Pittsburgh Steelers win, if they lose, and my final score prediction. My outlook on this afternoon’s game against the New England Patriots.  The Steelers Will Win If… – Landry Jones completes a couple chunk plays. Been saying…


Week 7 Steelers Vs Patriots – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting the New England Patriots this afternoon in a contest in which they are nearly universally expected to lose quite handily. They are home underdogs by more than a touchdown for the first time in over two decades without the services of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and…


Taylor’s Take: Patriots’ Secret Weapon Could Whitewash Steelers

One of the well-known traits of Bill Belichick’s tenure as head coach in New England has been the ability to make otherwise fungible players into key parts of his game plan. In a smaller subgroup are the running backs that he has turned into weapons in the passing game. From…


Starter Reps Key For Establishing Rhythm Between Jones And Receivers

A legion of Pittsburgh Steelers are already dreading the first start of the 2016 season by quarterback Landry Jones. After all, he did throw one pass away last week under pressure. And he threw four interceptions in a half during the preseason. So it goes without saying that he could…


Bengals May Finally Get Tyler Eifert Back Today

The Cincinnati Bengals have had a number of hurdles this season, to be sure, in terms of getting their offense back on the track that helped them become a 12-win division leader a year ago. Losing their offensive coordinator was a big blow, as was the free agent departure of…




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…