Film Room: T.J. Watt Provides Spark In Divisional Win

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie starter T.J. Watt was pretty quiet for the defense last Sunday, which prompted me to check in with him and see exactly what happened. This week, I’m checking back in with him again, but for the opposite reason. He was hard to miss on the field, registering…


Film Room: Big Hits And Misses For Vance McDonald In Passing Game

It has taken a good-long while, but it seems as though the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally managed to integrate their newest tight end, Vance McDonald, into the passing game. After getting his first reception last week at long last, on a big 25-yarder from the shadow of their own goal…


Steelers’ Pass Rush On Super Bowl-Winning Pace

As we’ve written several times, and as I’m sure you noticed, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ pass rush is back. And in a big way. They’re tied for second in the league in sacks with 24, mainly because of the insane numbers Jacksonville has posted this year (they’re first with 33). Compare…


Steelers Vs Bengals Missed Tackles Report

In another physical, intense rivalry matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers and their ever-improving defense came through with another impressive display of tackling in a 29-14 win. Much like last season in Cincinnati when the Steelers missed just five total tackles in a 24-20…


Hump Day Provides Time For Pow Wow Over Martavis Bryant’s Role

So, let’s talk. Let’s talk about talking, because evidently that is what today is going to be all about, even if it is behind closed doors within the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Everybody is going to be talking to everybody today, at least according to yesterday’s talk. The Pittsburgh Steelers…


JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Stolen Bike Reportedly Recovered

It sounds like Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will not have to walk to practice much longer. According to Rick Dayton‏ of KDKA, police in Mt. Oliver say they have recovered Smith-Schuster’s stolen bike. KDKA was reportedly contacted by a man saying he bought the bike before later…


Film Room: Artie Burns A Work In Progress

Perhaps I am mistaken, but it doesn’t seem to me as though we have spent a whole lot of time taking a look at Artie Burns this year. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ second-year cornerback has been part of a secondary that has allowed fewer passing yards in the league, measured by…


Vance McDonald Played Starter Role Before Knee Injury Sunday

During last week’s game against the Chiefs in Kansas City, the Pittsburgh Steelers were finally able to get tight end Vance McDonald a football that he could catch, and he hauled it in for a big gain. After that contest, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that they wanted to see him…


Hue Jackson Undecided On Who Will Start At QB In London

When Cleveland Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson named rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer the starter heading into the 2017 regular season, he did so, in so many words, vowing to stand by him through thick and thin, through the ups and downs, understanding that, as a 21-year-old raw prospect, there will…


2017 South Side Questions: How Will Tomlin Discipline Martavis Bryant?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions…


Stephon Tuitt Hopes To Practice By Thursday, Play Against Lions

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that defensive end Stephon Tuitt might be able to return Sunday night for the team’s road game against the Detroit Lions after sitting out this past Sundays game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a back injury. Tuesday night,…


One Area Of Steelers’ Run Game Still Struggling

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ running game has gotten back on track, especially when you compare to where it was at during the beginning of the year. But all is not perfect. In 11 personnel, three receiver sets, the most common grouping the Steelers use, they’re one of the league’s worst teams…


No Tuitt, No Problem For Steelers’ Run Defense

When it was announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers would be without the services of Stephon Tuitt for their week seven matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, worry began to set in. Tuitt had already missed two games earlier this season, with the Steelers giving up 91 and 222 rushing yards in…


Roethlisberger Explains Look Of Disgust After Incompleted Deep Pass To Bryant

During Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger attempted to connect with wide receiver Martavis Bryant with a deep pass down the left sideline on a 1st down and 10 play with 2:59 left in the third quarter. After that pass fell incomplete,…