Danny Smith Says Special Teams Needs To Stop Being Charitable

It was what you remember about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams the most in last week’s win over the New York Giants. Penalties. And oh boy, there were a lot of them. In total, four were accepted with two or three more being declined, canceled out by another. They hurt…



Watch: Evaluating Bud Dupree

As per reader request, my breakdown of Bud Dupree’s performance against the New York Giants. Unfortunately, we don’t uncover a lot of positive tape here, especially as a pass rusher. But check out all the issues he’s working through and the positives he has against the run. Let us know…


Report: Saints Signing LB Travis Freeney Off Of Steelers’ Practice Squad

According to a Friday morning report, the Pittsburgh Steelers are about to lose one of their 2016 draft picks to the New Orleans Saints. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Saints are planning on signing linebacker Travis Feeney off the Steelers’ practice squad pending a physical….


Steelers’ Haley Enjoys Multiple Tight End Challenges

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have tight end Ladarius Green healthy and on the field producing, we’ve see the offense use quite a bit of two and three tight sets in the last several games. During his Thursday session with media, offensive coordinator Todd Haley was asked if it’s a…


Steelers Film Room: Ladarius Green Rusty As A Blocker

We have understandably talked a lot about Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green over the course of this past week, which tends to be what happens when a highly-valued player finally breaks through with a big game that has been anticipated since March. In his first extended playing time of…


Steelers Film Room: Maurkice Pouncey Taking On Giants’ Front Seven

There has been some discussion this week, and over the past day or so, about Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and what sort of season he is having. While Pro Football Focus considered his performance against the Giants as one of the 10 best of the week, they did not…


Xavier Grimble’s Role, Roster Spot To Be Determined

I think the next few days could be rather interesting for Pittsburgh Steelers first-year tight end Xavier Grimble. He could be losing his roster spot as early as tomorrow. Or, come Sunday, he could see himself returning to the field as an offensive contributor after being absent for the past…


Steelers’ Mathews No Stranger To Starting

With Pittsburgh Steelers rookie, defensive lineman Javon Hargrave currently questionable for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills with a concussion, veteran defensive lineman Ricardo Mathews might have to start in his place opposite Stephon Tuitt. During his Thursday session with the media, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler was asked what kind…


Film Room: Bills’ 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. Today, the Buffalo Bills’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Film Room: Buffalo Bills’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney 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. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the Buffalo Bills’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Steelers Week 13 Offensive Charting Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their third consecutive game on Sunday, and they found some notable success on offense in doing so, including having the first 100-yard rusher against the Giants’ defense this season. While they did not take full advantage of all of their opportunities—and the defense played its part—the…


Hargrave’s Status Leaves Another Roster Spot Up In Air

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a bit of a troubling position, and one they would prefer not to be in, when it comes to the defensive line right now. The team elected not to replace defensive end Cameron Heyward’s roster spot with another defensive lineman, so they have been operating…