Film Room: Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s offense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Alex’s Scheme Breakdown Bengals’ Run Game…


Steelers Film Room: Alejandro Villanueva Vs Redskins

From 2012 to 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers have opened the season with four different starting left tackles. Alejandro Villanueva is the most recent, but he did start 12 games, including the playoffs, last season. Yet his development is still important to monitor given his lack of an offensive line background….


Week 1 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

As Alex Kozora did for the defense, I will do for the offense, using our charting from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ games to provide notes and insight into how the team is conducting the offense either in a specific game or over a given period of time. The first game against…


Schefter Report Suggests Division In Cleveland Over RGIII And Hue Jackson

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, while I am sure there are none who are celebrating another man’s injury, there is apparently a sort of sense of relief among some within the Cleveland Browns’ organization in the wake of the injury suffered by quarterback Robert Griffin III, in the sense that…


2016 South Side Questions: Is The Tackle-Eligible On The Shelf?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


Week 2 Thursday Night Football Discussion Thread: Jets Vs. Bills

It’s Thursday night and that means we have some football to watch as the Buffalo Bills will host the New York Jets to start the second week of the 2016 regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play both of these teams this season, so it’s a perfect chance to pre…


Danny Smith Upset Over Antonio Brown’s TD Celebration

In the moment, it’s hard not to have a laugh over Antonio Brown’s touchdown twerk. It was good for a chuckle and about 100 Internet memes. But one guy who wasn’t happy with it? Special teams coach Danny Smith. Because Brown made his job a whole lot tougher. In Smith’s…


Steelers WR Antonio Brown Fined For Monday Night Twerk, Uniform Violation

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been fined for his post-touchdown celebration in Monday night’s regular season opening win over the Washington Redskins. Additionally, Brown was reportedly fined for wearing baby blue cleats Monday night because they violated the NFL’s uniform protocol. So, what did Brown have to…




Steelers Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier Practices On Limited Basis Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers held their second practice of the week on Thursday and afterwards the team’s updated injury report included a little bit of good news as it relates to the possible availability of one specific defensive player being ready for Sunday’s 2016 home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. For…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Hey all, Good to be talking to you after an awesome Week One win. Thanks for sticking with us the whole week as we continue to cover the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory and get you geared up for their Week Two battle with the Cincinnati Bengals. If you subscribe to my…


Keith Butler Explains Steelers Defensive Game Plan Used Against Redskins

Stop the run, tackle the catch and don’t give up explosive plays. Does that sound familiar to any of you? It should, as that’s exactly what former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau always used to preach during the many years that he was with the organization as it relates to…


Smith On Burns FG Penalty: ‘That Was A Bad Call, He Wasn’t Offisides’

In the grand scheme of things, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Artie Burns being penalized for being offsides late the first quarter during field goal attempt by the Washington Redskins in Monday night’s regular season opener really was an insignificant call. with that said, Steelers special teams coordinator Danny Smith wasn’t…


Danny Smith Praises Shamarko Thomas’ Special Teams Ability

Shamarko Thomas’ career as a safety may not have gone as planned but he’s embraced the opportunity to be a core special teamer. And Danny Smith gushed about him in his sit down with Bob Labriola on Steelers Nation Radio. “He’s excellent. First of all, it’s important to him. His…