Steelers Divisional Round Offensive Charting Notes

Another game, another win. Another statistical breakdown of their offensive performance through scheme and execution. The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled mightily inside the 25-yard line on Sunday against the Chiefs, but they had no problem moving the ball between the 20s. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Personnel formations:…


Report Suggests Browns Likely To Get Jamie Collins Deal Done By Weekend

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers played the New England Patriots, former second-round linebacker Jamie Collins led their defense with eight solo tackles. A few weeks later, they plays Collins again—after the Patriots traded him to the Cleveland Browns for a conditional third-round draft pick. Collins got to face the…


2017 South Side Questions: Who Will Be Steelers’ Number 2 Target?

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…


Pouncey On Big Ben: ‘I Love Him More Than Anything’

We’re all stressed out this week. First crack at an AFC Title game since 2010 with the Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to, of all the places, dreaded New England. To hopefully put a smile on your face, I present to you the ongoing bromance between Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey. Pouncey…


Butler Expects Brady To Go After Steelers’ Rookies

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have three defensive rookies playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and defensive coordinator Keith Butler expects quarterback Tom Brady to attack the two that play in the secondary. “I think that every time we’ve played against them [the Patriots], they’ve tried…


Patriots Injury Report: Same 7 Players Remain Limited On Thursday

If you know anything about the history of the New England Patriots, you know that their daily injury reports are pretty much worthless. With that said, the Patriots Thursday injury report is identical to the one they released on Wednesday that included seven players listed as practicing on a limited…


Steelers Injury Report: Green Out Sick Thursday; Bell Excused

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Thursday practice ahead of their Sunday AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and once again a few players sat out the session. Sitting out Thursday were running back Le’Veon Bell (not injury related), tight end Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) and linebacker James Harrison…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Hey everyone! Big week coming up. Happy that you’re all here to enjoy it with us. As always, fire away your Steelers’ questions and I’ll be around for the next hour to answer them. To your questions! @bocote311: mailbag: what’s the most efficient defensive gameplan vs. Brady & co.? Alex: Man, I…



Tuitt Knows Intensity Will Be At An All-Time High Sunday

Coaches always point out the increase in intensity throughout each stage of a football season. From spring OTAs, that’s really when the season starts, to training camp, the preseason, regular season, and playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been in their own personal playoff race for pretty much the entire win…


Butler Says Shazier Could Have Played Better Against Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has played well so far during the playoffs as the former first-round draft pick has registered 11 total tackles in addition to two interceptions. Not only that, Shazier has recorded an interception in the last four games as well. In the Steelers win over the…


Danny Smith Says Justin Gilbert Can’t Get Hit On Final Kick Return

It was the only obvious blemish on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams report card Sunday. After making it a 18-16 game with time preciously thin, the Kansas City Chiefs’ opted against an onside kick and booted the ball deep to Justin Gilbert. Gilbert caught the ball at the seven but…


Roethlisberger Ready If More Communication Issues Arise In New England

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he’s not expecting to have communication issues again when his team plays the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Even so, you can bet the team will be prepared for such an instance. On Thursday, Steelers…



Antonio Brown Guilty Of Living In The Moment

Yesterday brought us the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown finally spoke to the media. As though we don’t see him enough on the field and in commercials—and on Facebook live videos—but, of course, the latter reason is why yesterday’s press conference was a…