Steelers To Re-Sign Al-Hajj Shabazz To Practice Squad (Update)

The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to re-sign CB Al-Hajj Shabazz to their practice squad, according to a source. The news, however, doesn’t come as a big surprise. The team had planned on re-signing Shabazz after waiving him on December 3rd to make room to sign Randy Bullock following Chris Boswell’s injury….


Tomlin Praises Defensive Line Adjustments Made Against Bengals

After Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt left Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a knee injury just three plays into the contest it looked initially like the team’s front line wouldn’t be able to overcome his loss and especially when it came to stopping the run. In fact,…


Todd Haley’s Success Fights Back The Narrative

To the general public, beyond Pittsburgh but even in certain circles inside it, Todd Haley is regarded as a chew-you-out, my-way-or-highway coach. The screaming matches on the sidelines, the reports of bad blood between he and players. But ask Mike Tomlin and you get a much different perspective. At Tuesday’s…


Tomlin Talks Kickoff Returns, Coverage Unit Problems Against Bengals

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Gilbert possesses the ability to return kickoffs, head coach Mike Tomlin has decided against using him in that role this season. During his Tuesday press conference, Tomlin was asked if there’s a reason why that’s the case as his team prepares to host the…


Tomlin Says Championship Teams Must Prove They Can Win On The Road

It’s been one of the obvious and disappointing hallmarks of the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers. Fierce like a lion at home, tame like a housecat on the road. But recent road outings have produced wins and for Mike Tomlin, that’s a step in the necessary direction. At today’s usual press conference,…


Mike Tomlin Says Sean Davis’ Preparation Matching Production

We only see the final results, what happens each Sunday, but if anyone in the NFL wants to play at a high level, it starts on the Monday before. That’s especially true for any rookie trying to prevent his head from spinning as he gets his first dose of reality…


Steelers Injury Report: DE Stephon Tuitt Has Opportunity To Play Against Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a few more injuries during their Sunday win over the Cincinatti Bengals and on Tuesday head coach Mike Tomlin updated the status of those few players in addition to those who have already been sidelined. According to Tomlin, running back DeAngelo Williams (knee) was held out of…


Roethlisberger To Burfict After Roughing Penalty: ‘My Wife Is Praying For You’

It certainly wasn’t a shock to see Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict go into full thug-mode during their Sunday loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and that was highlighted by his third quarter roughing of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. After Burfict slammed Roethlisberger down to the ground long after he had handed…


Steelers’ Offensive Line Continues Strong Season In Pass Protection

Over the course of the past several games, corresponding with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ current five-game winning streak, the team’s offensive line has been playing some of the best football as a group that it has played within the past decade or so, and that shows up not just in their…


Harrison, Dupree Establishing Themselves As Every-Down Contributors

One time is a fluke; a coincidence. Two times is a pattern. But in this instance, I think we can probably safely say that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ abandoning the idea of the rotation at the outside linebacker position is now a trend, and a reality, as for the second week…


Film Room: Artie Burns’ Improved Technique Making Him An Impact Player

Artie Burns continues to make steady improvement, hitting his groove and coming on strong in such a short amount of time. It’s an obvious statement, not taking much watching or effort to point out that Burns has improved. But you know me, I like being able to compare and contrast….


D-Line Injuries Challenging Steelers’ Depth Players

There was a long stretch during Sunday’s game in which the Pittsburgh Steelers had just three defensive linemen that they were able to put on the field. While they normally are inclined to dress only five defensive linemen under normal circumstances, since they placed Cameron Heyward on injured reserve, they…


Steelers Vs Bengals Positional Grades

Sunday’s come-from-behind win over the Cincinnati Bengals makes it five straight wins for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are firing on all cylinders in December, rolling towards yet another playoff berth and a possible AFC North division title. Despite trailing 20-6 midway through the second quarter, the Steelers made some key…



Ladarius Green’s Concussion Just The Latest, And Most Concerning

We will no doubt learn more—even if just a bit more—than we know now about how Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green is feeling later today during Head Coach Mike Tomlin’s weekly pre-game press conference, but there is naturally already some cause for concern that the free agent in his…