Jets Didn’t Go After Steelers’ Roethlisberger On Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers easily took care of the New York Jets this past Sunday as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 380 yards and 4 touchdowns during the game. On Tuesday, Roethlisberger talked about how well his offensive line played against the Jets in addition to discussing the plan of attack…


Steelers Sign Hagen, Release Cobb From Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers are close to finishing off the slew of roster moves they made last week after elevating Al-Hajj Shabazz and Matt Feiler to the 53 last week. The team announced today they have signed safety Jacob Hagen and offensive tackle Austin Shepherd to the practice squad. They’ve also…


Tomlin Says Feiler’s Body Improvement May Reveal His Position Flexibility

The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted tackle Matt Feiler from their practice squad on Saturday due to injuries to other members of their offensive line and while the former undrafted free agent didn’t play in Sunday’s win over the New York Jets, he was dressed as a backup. On Tuesday, Steelers head…


Tomlin Hopes Better Days Lie Ahead For Steelers Outside Linebackers

In the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-13 win over the New York Jets this past Sunday, the team’s defense recorded three sacks of which one belonged to second year outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo, the first of his career. While the Steelers outside linebackers played well as a whole against the Jets, head…


Steelers’ Pass Defense Keeping A Lid On Offenses

It’s the same philosophy Dick LeBeau had. Keep everything in front, tackle the catch. It hasn’t been perfect but for Pittsburgh, things are improving. And when it does, the end result is typically a Steelers’ victory. Asked about it at today’s press conference, Mike Tomlin was happy with where his…


Steelers Infused Shabazz Into Gilbert’s Role In Sub Packages Against Jets

On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers promoted cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz to their 53-man roster from the practice squad and not only did the former undrafted free agent out of West Chester College dress for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, he also played 6 defensive snaps during the contest. On…


Tomlin Shoots Down Idea Of Shazier Switching Positions

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday and it included him being asked a few strange questions during the half-hour session. One of those wacky questions from the media included Tomlin being asked if linebacker Ryan Shazier could potentially be moved to safety being…



Steelers Get Strong Starts From Backup OL In Back-To-Back Games

If you had Chris Hubbard stepping up at right tackle and being the unspoken catalyst for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive success yesterday by holding down the fort on a secure offensive line, then, well…stop lying. But really, the third-year offensive lineman’s surprising success as a spot starter is now part…


Steelers Injury Report: Heyward, Thomas Ruled Out For Dolphins Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers will go back on the road in Week 6 and on Sunday will play the Miami Dolphins. On Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference and as usual he ran down the team’s injury report ahead of the upcoming game. Tomlin said that defensive end…


DeAngelo Williams An Afterthought In Steelers’ Game Plan Sunday

You may or may not have noticed, but it’s been just two games since Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell had been back, and at least if Sunday’s game can be cited as any sort of indication, backup DeAngelo Williams is already becoming an afterthought. During the Steelers’ 31-13 victory,…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 5: Steelers Versus Jets

Outlined against a blue-gray October sky Sunday at Heinz Field, the Four Horsemen of Ben, Bell, Brown and Coates wore the bumblebees for the last time, (apologies to Grantland Rice.) Yes, no more bumblebees, but they did go out in style. It was a beautiful autumnal afternoon as the Pittsburgh…


Film Room: Explaining Tomlin’s Fake Field Goal Failure

I was going to just chalk it up to a bad call and move on. An attempted at being innovative, or cute, or stupid, depending on your level for disdain to Mike Tomlin/Danny Smith/the whole world. But then Tomlin explained his rationale behind the call. “I did, but again, like…


Next Man Up A Philosophy Pittsburgh Acts On

Walk into any locker room in the NFL and you’ll hear the same sentiment. Everyone has a role, everyone has a chance, everyone can contribute. It’s trite and it’s easy to say. But there’s arguably no one in the NFL who acts it out better, or unfortunately, more often than…


Punting Units A Hidden Asset In Steelers’ Victory Over Jets

It may not always be talked about frequently unless it really forces itself into the conversation, but special teams remains a big part of the game of football, in spite of what the rules tweaks over the years might have planned for its long-term future. The punting game in particular…