Film Room: Eagles’ 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 Some stats….


Film Room: Eagles’ 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  Eagles Run Game…


Steelers Film Room: David Johnson Vs Bengals

In hindsight, it certainly appears to be a good thing that the Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision, which many seemed to believe as a mere afterthought, to bring back tight end David Johnson, whom they originally drafted in 2009, and who played in Pittsburgh until 2013 before spending two seasons…


Keith Butler On Pass Rush: ‘We Always Aim To Get There’

There is nobody more aware of the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers have recorded just one sack through the first two games than defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who is entering his second season in that role after serving as the team’s linebackers coach for a long time beforehand. That lone…


Ravens Find Running Game Is ‘A Work In Progress’

The Baltimore Ravens may sit atop the AFC North along with the Pittsburgh Steelers with a 2-0 record, but last year’s 5-11 team still has a long way to go before they start turning many people into believers. After all, their two opponents are currently a combined 0-4, one of…


2016 South Side Questions: Will Eli Rogers Be More Involved On Sunday?

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…


Steelers’ Successful Tackle Stats Through Week 2

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have played their first two games of the 2016 regular season, I will give you an update on the successful tackles made by the team’s defensive players and will continue to update these stats every two weeks for the remainder of the season. So, what qualifies…


Jordan Berry Winning Punter/Returner Battle

Punter vs returner. That’s what Danny Smith tells Jordan Berry before each game. Two weeks in, Berry isn’t just winning that battle. He’s in Mortal Kombat FINISH HIM mode against the returner. The second-year punter has had a terrific start to the season including his best performance ever last week, averaging 47…


Eagles Injury Report: LB Mychal Kendricks Sits Again On Thursday

The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and their Thursday injury report is a carbon copy of the one the team released on Wednesday. Sitting out Thursday’s practice for the Eagles were tight end Zach Ertz (rib), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (nose, quadricep), cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) and…


Steelers Injury Report: DE Cameron Heyward Added As Limited On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Philadelphia Eagles and the team’s afternoon injury report includes two new names on it. Defensive end Cameron Heyward (knee) was added to the injury report on Thursday after being limited in practice earlier in the day with a knee…


Haley Says Steelers Offense Has To Handle Eagles Wide-9 Defensive Ends

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Philadelphia Eagles on the road Sunday and while their defense will be looking to control rookie quarterback Carson Wentz in that game, their offense is sure to have their hands full when it comes to controlling the Philadelphia defense, which is led by defensive…


Ask Alex: Steelers Mailbag

Some random Thursday musing. Was thinking about friends who are still in college and how sometimes, they talk about how difficult it is. Thinking back on my own time in school, I realized that it wasn’t that difficult. It was kind of a joke. Maybe it was the major. Communications…


Todd Haley Talks Two-Back Sets And If They Would Work In Today’s NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley certainly isn’t a stranger to the organization’s history due him being a ball boy for the team as a kid when his father Dick Haley served as the Director of Player Personnel. Because of that, the younger Haley knows all about the two-back system…


Butler Credits Red Zone Defense To Practice Habits

Keith Butler, for now, has met his goal. Give up no more than 16 points per game. The biggest reason for that has been a Pittsburgh Steelers’ red zone defense that’s allowed just a lone touchdown on seven trips. Quarterbacks have completed just 3/13 passes, failing to throw a touchdown,…