Film Room: Javon Hargrave Has Big Shoes To Fill On D-Line

Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens will undoubtedly be the biggest football game that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Javon Hargrave has played, at any level, in his life, up to this point. Obviously, it goes without saying that the game itself has major ramifications for the Steelers’ potential postseason, but in…


Healthier Marcus Gilbert Expects To Show Better In Ravens Rematch

Even if this weren’t a crucial game in which, more likely than not, the season is on the line, there would still be plenty to talk about in advance of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ big rematch against the Baltimore Ravens in two days. The Ravens have won far too many of…



Butler Credits Tighter Alignment For Shutting Out Bengals In Second Half

Heading into last Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler had one major goal for his unit and he talked about it this week during his sit-down with Missi Mathews of steelers.com. “The thing that we tried to emphasis this week was be better in…


Haley Says Steelers’ Maturity Key In Win Over Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers kept a cool head. It’s such a simple, borderline trite philosophy, but it’s one that once again vaulted them over the dysfunctional Cincinnati Bengals. Ben Roethlisberger mentioned it following the game, recalling how he told the team prior to kickoff to not get caught up in the…


Steelers Need To See More Complete Games From WR Eli Rogers

Eli Rogers’ contribution in Sunday’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals was the most complete performance of the 23-year old’s young career. Not only was Rogers on the receiving end of Ben Roethlisberger’s game winning touchdown pass, but the Bengals game was the first-time Rogers had registered a reception in both…


Ravens Injury Report: CB Jimmy Smith Sits Out Thursday; WR Steve Smith Sr. Limited

The Baltimore Ravens have now released their Thursday injury report ahead of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and some new names have surfaced on it. Sitting out Thursday’s practice for the Ravens were linebacker Kamalei Correa (ribs), cornerback Jimmy Smith (ankle), center Jeremy Zuttah (not injury related), linebacker Terrell Suggs (not injury related),…


Steelers Injury Report: Tuitt, Green Still Sidelined; Coates Added Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday injury report has now been released and once it again it shows that two key players failed to practice a second consecutive day. Sitting out again on Thursday were tight end Ladarius Green (concussion), defensive end Stephon Tuitt (knee), safety Shamarko Thomas (concussion) and cornerback Justin…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Hey all, happy to be back for this week’s chat. Question for you all and I really don’t have an opinion on it. But I had no idea it was a thing that existed until a couple days ago. One topic, and maybe controversy, in the medical field is surgeons…


Haley On Coates: “I Think He’s Starting To Get Some Confidence Back’

In the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 15 over the Cincinnati Bengals, wide receiver Sammie Coates caught one pass for 10 yards late in the first half. That, by the way, was Coates’ first reception since the Week 7 game against the New England Patriots. Additionally, Coates played 40% of the team’s…


Danny Smith Says His Kickers Are Athletes, Work On Tackling

It’s the worst sight for coaches and fans alike. Holding your breath in the hopes a kicker makes a tackle. It happened twice last Sunday. Randy Bullock shoved Sammie Coates out of bounds after a 44 yard return and Chris Boswell made arguably the play of the day, a nearly…


Defense Wasn’t The Issue Last Time Ravens And Steelers Met

In the last game that took place between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, the reality is that both defenses played awfully well. Outside of a gaffe that resulted in a 95-yard touchdown pass—which is not to be dismissed, of course—the Ravens did not exactly dominate the Steelers. In…


Mike Wallace Compares Steelers Rookie CB Artie Burns To Ike Taylor

In the early November meeting between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, rookie cornerback Artie Burns made his first career start and while he did have a few hiccups during that game, he did gain a little respect from at least one wide receiver that’s been in the league…


Film Room: L.T. Walton Holds His Own

While it would be fair to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers had to unexpectedly rely upon second-year defensive end L.T. Walton for a select portion of Sunday’s game against the Bengals, it would be inaccurate to say that they had to unexpectedly play him, because the fact of the matter…


Steelers Vs Bengals Game Rewind

Game notes from Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals. First Half – Kick coverage from left to right: Justin Gilbert-Robert Golden-Sammie Coates-Roosevelt Nix-Vince Williams-Chris Boswell-Tyler Matakevich-Fitzgerald Toussaint-Anthony Chickillo-Jordan Dangerfield-Artie Burns – Steelers switching stuff up, putting William Gay in the box and rolling Sean Davis over slot. Positional flexibility all…