Steelers Injury Report: Green, Harrison, Toussaint Questionable For Patriots Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their final practice ahead of their Sunday AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots and the team’s Friday injury report includes some positive news. After sitting out sick on Thursday, tight end Ladarius Green (concussion, illness) practiced on a limited basis on…


Justin Gilbert Confirms He’ll Return Kicks This Weekend

Despite a shaky performance last week, Justin Gilbert will remain one of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ kick returners this weekend, he confirmed to the Trib today. From Chris Adamski, who caught up with Gilbert after today’s practice. “I’m back there again this week,” Gilbert said. “So hopefully we can make one…



Ravens’ LB Zach Orr Retiring Due To Neck Injury

Not trying to make this Ravens Depot during this busy week but this was a pretty important and surprising headline. Baltimore Ravens’ inside linebacker Zach Orr announced his retirement today. Walking away at just 24 years old, Orr cited a rare neck injury recently noticed on an MRI that is…



Flu Bug Has Steelers’ Locker Room Going Bananas Heading Into AFC Title Game

It’s the middle of January, right at the heart of winter in Pittsburgh—and in Foxboro. Flu season is upon us, and, unfortunately, it’s also upon the Pittsburgh Steelers, as several players, and reportedly other members of the organization, are being taken down with the illness, at virtually the worst possible…


Film Room: Patriots’ 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. Today, the New England Patriots’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Film Room: Patriots’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney 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. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the New England Patriots’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Steelers Stuck With Three-Receiver Sets Throughout Sunday’s Game

If you read one of my earlier articles today diving into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive work against the Chiefs on Sunday through my charting notes, you no doubt already know what this article is about. If you didn’t read it, you should probably start reading our weekly charting notes series,…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs Patriots

As the NFL playoffs have gone on, past “In The Trenches” articles have predicted the success that the offensive line and Le’Veon Bell would have against opposing teams. In their first two playoff matchups, the Steelers faced bottom 10 run defenses. In contrast, the New England Patriots finished the regular season…


Film Room: Jesse James Schemed Open For Big Receiving Day

Over the course of the Pittsburgh Steelers first two postseason games, they haven’t thrown the ball around all that much. They have actually recorded more plays on the ground than passing plays so far. But when Ben Roethlisberger has thrown the ball, it has mostly been in the direction of…


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…