Tomlin: Bengals ‘Moved The Ball Well’ On First Two Downs

During his weekly post-game press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked about how “there’s no such thing as an ugly win”, but that there are ugly aspects. The Steelers’ defense was very solid on third down and in the red zone, as he noted, but he also echoed…


Steelers Sign Brown-Dukes To Practice Squad, Release Hagen

The Pittsburgh Steelers have flip-flopped a move they made less than a week ago, announcing the signing of RB Brandon Brown-Dukes to the practice squad. Safety Jacob Hagen was released in a corresponding move. We have signed RB Brandon Brown-Dukes to our practice squad, and released S Jacob Hagen from…


Steelers Film Room: An Early Look At Eagles Rookie QB Carson Wentz

Regardless of what you read below about Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, you have to tip your cap to North Dakota State product as he has his team 2-0 heading into his team’s Week 3 home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With that disclaimer out of the way, below…


Eagles’ Ertz And McKelvin Game-Time Decisions Sunday

Your first early look at the suddenly 2-0, talk-of-the-town, Philadelphia Eagles. Focusing on the injury front with two big names question for Sunday’s showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Doug Pederson called tight end Zach Ertz and cornerback Leodis McKelvin questionable according to CSN’s Reuben Frank. Pederson said Ertz…


Harrison And Williams’ Desire To Win Trumps Accolades

When you’re in your 30s, when the end of your career is visible on the horizon, the stats don’t matter. The role doesn’t matter. It’s all about winning. That’s the mentality DeAngelo Williams and James Harrison have adopted in Pittsburgh. For Williams, it’s for that chance to win his first…


Jarvis Jones

Tomlin: ‘Jarvis Has Played Well For Us’

In the Pittsburgh Steelers first two games of the 2016 regular season, fourth-year linebacker Jarvis Jones has played nearly 74% of all defensive snaps. Nearly half of those 99 snaps have featured Jones lining up somewhere on the left side of the defense and on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin…


Artie Burns’ Focus, Progress Earns Tomlin’s Praise

From Week One to Week Two, Artie Burns went from a snail’s pace to an all out sprint. And according to Mike Tomlin, his increase in snap count was well rewarded. In today’s press conference, Tomlin was asked about Burns play and reason for all the time he saw in…



Artie Burns Gets Extended Look In First AFC North Game Of 2016

Prior to the start of Sunday’s game, I posed the question of whether or not we would see the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense make greater use of their six-defensive-back sub-package, the dime defense that they call a ‘quarter’, which features three cornerbacks and three safeties. The team used this defensive look…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 2: Steelers Versus Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the home portion of their 2016 schedule at a rain-soaked Heinz Field Sunday with a 24-16 win of the Cincinnati Bengals. Weather conditions were a big factor as both quarterbacks struggled to deliver the football accurately and each team’s star receiver was basically a non-factor. The…


Tackle-Eligible, Fullback Sighted Late In Steelers’ Victory

You may recall that last week after the victory over Washington, I wondered why the Pittsburgh Steelers had chosen to use an inexperienced third tight end over a tackle-eligible option, which seemed to be their preferred method of getting an extra blocker on the field over the course of the…



Steelers Vs Bengals: Sack Breakdown

Another week, another game with just one sack allowed. Let’s take a look. 1. 1st and 10, 10:12 2nd. 11 personnel. Five block vs a four man rush. Bengals are in man coverage with a two deep shell. No one gets open and there’s nowhere immediately for Ben Roethlisberger to go…


Ravens Make Dubious Use Of Online Presence At Cleveland’s Expense

As part of the course of my usual writing, I spend a reasonable amount of time reading the websites of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ AFC North rivalries, and at times I can’t help but notice how much they vary in tone and content. One thing that I have noticed in particular…