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Steelers Film Room: Michael Vick Against Rams

When Ben Roethlisberger went down with what appeared to be a serious knee injury on Sunday in the third quarter, every Steeler fan’s heart was officially jumping out of their chest. An MRI revealed an MCL sprain and a bone bruise, bad enough that the Steelers quarterback will miss at…


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Ravens Hope Inside Info They Have On Vick Can Help Limit His Unique Talents

Michael Vick will now be in charge of running the Pittsburgh Steelers until starter Ben Roethlisberger is able to return from his left MCL sprain and while both quarterbacks can throw the deep ball, that’s probably where their similarities end. Because of that, offensive coordinator Todd Haley will need to…



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Steelers Sign OL B.J. Finney To Practice Squad, Release OL Barrett Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers made one practice squad transaction on Tuesday and it included them signing back one of their undrafted rookie free agents. Offensive lineman B.J. Finney was signed Tuesday and to make room for him on the 10-man practice squad, offensive lineman Barrett Jones was released. Finney, who was signed…


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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger Says Mark Barron’s Tackle Was Illegal, Not Dirty

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t believe that St. Louis Rams safety Mark Barron purposely tried to injure his left knee Sunday. However, he does believe that Barron shouldve been flagged just the same. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roethlisberger told the media on Tuesday that Barron’s…



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Steelers Film Room: Power Of Empty Sets

Todd Haley surprised most of us by opening up the offense on the Pittsburgh Steelers first drive Sunday. Empty set and mixing in Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams at the same time. It was extremely successful start with five of the team’s first six plays picking up at least seven yards. Empty…


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Steelers Film Room: Rams Sack Breakdown

We had last week off from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sack breakdown. But the St. Louis Rams kept us plenty busy this week with four forced on Sunday. 1. 1st and 10, :54 2nd. 11 personnel. Steelers keep seven into block versus a six man rush. Basically a max protect against a…


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Steelers Have Horsepower In The Backfield To Power Offense

With the reality setting in that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be tasked with playing the next month or two without Pro Bowl quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, it is clear that the offense must change tactics in order to stay competitive, a fact that even head coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged yesterday in…


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Steelers The Guinea Pig For New Medical Timeout In Concussion Protocol

There were a couple of firsts for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and for the league, on Sunday afternoon in St. Louis. For starters, the game was delayed nearly a half hour due to the fact that the pre-game pyrotechnics sent off during player introductions caught fire on the turf and burned…


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Steelers Kick Coverage An Asset In Early Goings

Fueled by uncommon necessity, the Pittsburgh Steelers went in this year to acquire veteran 12th-year kicker Josh Scobee, dealing a sixth-round pick to the Jaguars to obtain him in addition to paying him $2.5 million in salary. While he has gotten off to a rough start as a place kicker,…



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Steelers Film Room: Missed Tackles A Troubling Trend In Pittsburgh

In Week 1 against New England, I highlighted the Pittsburgh Steelers massive tackling struggles, missing 14 stops in their season opener. While the defense played perhaps their best game of the season yesterday against St. Louis, missed tackles continued to plague the unit. In reviewing the game tape last night,…



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Tomlin Does Not Plan To Add A Third Quarterback

With Ben Roethlisberger sidelined four to six weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers are now carrying only two healthy quarterbacks on the entire roster. And Mike Tomlin does not plan to add another body to that group. When asked directly if he would add another arm, he replied he didn’t “anticipate it…