Film Study Helps Shazier Match Speed With Mental Quickness

Not everybody in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform gets to tread the path on the defensive side of the ball the way that third-year inside linebacker Ryan Shazier has. As a first-round draft pick, even, by tradition, nothing is guaranteed for a rookie with the Steelers, especially on the defensive side…


Film Room: Jesse James Improving As Blocker

The Pittsburgh Steelers surely didn’t envision running for most of the season and into the playoffs working with second-year tight end Jesse James as their top tight end, but that has been exactly the hand they have been dealt this year. And really, while it hasn’t been ideal, it hasn’t…


Steelers Vs Chiefs X Factor: Coaching Staff

I know, I know. Super cheesy answer. It’s the PBS after-school special of choices, the coaching staff. I might as well evoke Jimmy McGinty’s “they gotta have heart” and call it a day. Heart. Miles and miles of heart. What I’m saying is it’s perfectly ok to cry to The Replacements….


Demarcus Ayers Learned To Block Growing Up Watching Hines Ward

It wasn’t the plan to have Demarcus Ayers as an offensive contributor this year. Realistically, there really wasn’t even supposed to be room for him on the team. But opportunities presented itself for the rookie seventh-round draft pick, which resulted in him being called up from the practice squad, and…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs Chiefs

After a convincing win in the AFC Wild Card round against the Miami Dolphins the Steelers are gearing up for a rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round. The Chiefs defense leads the NFL with 33 takeaways, but let’s see how they match up against the Steelers’…


Film Room: James Harrison A Complete Player

James Harrison certainly needs no endorsement from me. The 38-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker’s body of work—figuratively and literally—is very much its own endorsement. His level of play at his age is incredibly rare. And to be clear, the level at which he is playing is, to put it simply,…


Wildcard Round Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers are on their way shortly to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs tomorrow night, but before we get there, let’s revisit their offensive performance against the Dolphins on Sunday in the Wildcard Round as I bring you my offensive charting notes for their first playoff game….


Pre-Game Checkup: Health Status For Steelers And Chiefs Game

When it comes to health, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs are not so far apart. Both teams are relatively healthy heading into tomorrow’s game, though, based on their current 53-man rosters, the health edge goes to Kansas City, who have no players listed on their injury report….


2017 South Side Questions: How Does Time Change Affect Steelers?

The regular season is now over, 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 postseason is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


2016 NFL Divisional Round Weekend: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday and welcome to the Divisional Round weekend. This now makes two seasons in a row that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made it to the Divisional Round of the playoffs and hopefully they’ll advance this time. In their way are the Kansas City Chiefs, who are well-rested following their…


Chiefs Injury Report: No Players Issued Game Statuses On Friday

Thanks to their first-round bye last weekend the Kansas City Chiefs are a very healthy team as they wrap of their final preparations to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Sunday Divisional Round playoff game. The Chiefs Friday injury report has been released and it includes no players being listed…


Shazier On Dupree: ‘He’s A Different Species’

We hear about players being asked about themselves or their opponent on a regular basis. But it’s a little less common for a player to be asked about one of his teammates and what makes them so successful. Ryan Shazier was asked about Bud Dupree’s performance against the Miami Dolphins,…


Steelers WR Eli Rogers Fined $24,309 For Blindside Hit In Dolphins Game

As it turns out, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree wasn’t the only player fined for his hit on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore during last weekends AFC Wild Card game. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers was also fined for his illegal blindside…


Steelers Vs Chiefs Moved To Sunday Night Due To Weather

Last second schedule switch in Pittsburgh. The NFL announced moments ago the Divisional game against the Kansas City Chiefs has been moved to Sunday night at 8:20 PM instead of its planned 1:05 kickoff. The full statement from the NFL Director of Communications. Steelers-Chiefs Divisional Playoff game moved to Sunday…


Steelers Injury Report: Chickillo Out For Chiefs Game, Green Doubtful

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their Friday injury report ahead of their Sunday road Divisional Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs and it shows that only one player has been ruled out for that contest. Ruled out on Friday by the Steelers for their game against the Chiefs…