Film Room: Chiefs’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Matthew Sottile and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Matthew will have a closer eye on the individual players. Alex’s Scheme Report Front Seven It’s a…


Film Room: Chiefs’ 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 Report Chiefs’ Run Game…


PFF Argues For Le’Veon Bell As Top Back In The Game

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers are fortunate to have at their disposal arguably the best—and certainly the most complete—backup running back in the league with DeAngelo Williams, who totaled almost 350 yards with three touchdowns over the course of the first three games, the return of Le’Veon Bell is still…


Steelers Film Room: B.J. Finney Vs Eagles

I was all set to get excited about B.J. Finney making his first career start before the news broke yesterday that he suffered a finger injury during practice that seems likely to keep him out of Sunday’s game. But he still got a long look on the field earlier this…


A.J. Green Goes Off Once Again Against Miami

When it comes to certain positions, the AFC North is certainly gifted. The division contains two of the great left tackles in the game, to be certain, with a third possibly developing in Baltimore. But even the greatness of that position is overshadowed by the exceptional pair of All-Pro wide…


2016 South Side Questions: Will Daryl Richardson Be Back?

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…


Bengals Sack Dolphins 22-7 Thursday Night To Kick Off Week 4

In the Week 4 Thursday night game the Cincinnati Bengals easily beat the Miami Dolphins 22-7 to move to 2-2 on the season. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 296 yards and a touchdown in the win and wide receiver A.J. Green caught 10 passes in the game for 173…


Chiefs Injury Report: Starting Cornerbacks Peters, Gaines Sit Out Thursday

The Kansas City Chiefs have now released their Thursday injury report and it only includes one change from the one that the team released on Wednesday. Sitting out again on Thursday for the Chiefs were linebacker Tamba Hali (knee, hand), cornerback Marcus Peters (illness), tackle Jah Reid (knee, ankle), and…


Danny Smith Explains What Happened On Blocked Field Goal

For the first time since 2011, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a field goal blocked. An ominous sign for one of the worst collective performances under Mike Tomlin. Speaking with Bob Labriola on SNR’s Coordinator’s Corner today, Smith succinctly summed up what happened. “It was just a matter of a leverage play, they…



Steelers Injury Report: 7 Players Remain Out; Finney Added With Finger Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice ahead of their Sunday night home game against the Kansas City Chiefs and their daily injury report unfortunately includes one new player listed on it. Not practicing once again on Thursday were center/guard Cody Wallace (knee), cornerback Senquez Golson (foot),…



Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Anybody else catch the first two weeks of the new ABC show, Designated Survivor? I’m a sucker for any sort of end-of-the-world, apocalyptic event show/movie/Bruce Willis fan fiction. The first episode was pretty good – the second one, a little more meh. Still a cool concept but the dialogue is definitely a…


Steelers Vs. Eagles: Beyond The Box Score – Week 3

While the box score is relatively informative it doesn’t always tell the whole story. Here are the plays and circumstances not covered in any box score that had a critical role in the outcome of the Pittsburgh Steelers week 3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. After the Eagles marched down…


Todd Haley On Defensive Trends: ‘We Haven’t Seen A Lot Of Pressure’

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 2-1 after their first three games of the 2016 regular season and their first three opponents shared several similarities when it came to how their defenses attempted to defend quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and company. During his weekly talk on Steelers Nation Radio, offensive coordinator Todd…