Bengals Injury Report: DT Pat Sims Questionable For Steelers Game

The Cincinnati Bengals will play the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Heinz Field and their Friday injury report shows only one player listed as out for the game with another ending the week as questionable. Ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Steelers, as expected, is tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle),…




Steelers Film Room: Jesse James Vs Redskins

I think it stands to reason that there is a lot of focus on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ tight end position in the early goings of the season when you take into consideration everything that has transpired within the group over the course of this year. No player is under the…


Steelers Recognize Differences Between Backs In Receiving Game

In many respects, as pure runners, Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams might fairly be regarded as equals. Certainly their productivity as ball carriers has been similarly successful since they have been together on the same team. Williams may lack Bell’s suddenness in changing direction—which is elite-level—as…


Film Room: Bengals’ 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. Front Seven The Bengals’ defensive line is…


Film Room: Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s offense 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. Alex’s Scheme Breakdown Bengals’ Run Game…


Steelers Film Room: Alejandro Villanueva Vs Redskins

From 2012 to 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers have opened the season with four different starting left tackles. Alejandro Villanueva is the most recent, but he did start 12 games, including the playoffs, last season. Yet his development is still important to monitor given his lack of an offensive line background….


Week 1 Steelers Offensive Charting Notes

As Alex Kozora did for the defense, I will do for the offense, using our charting from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ games to provide notes and insight into how the team is conducting the offense either in a specific game or over a given period of time. The first game against…


Schefter Report Suggests Division In Cleveland Over RGIII And Hue Jackson

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, while I am sure there are none who are celebrating another man’s injury, there is apparently a sort of sense of relief among some within the Cleveland Browns’ organization in the wake of the injury suffered by quarterback Robert Griffin III, in the sense that…


2016 South Side Questions: Is The Tackle-Eligible On The Shelf?

The regular season is here, 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 real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


Week 2 Thursday Night Football Discussion Thread: Jets Vs. Bills

It’s Thursday night and that means we have some football to watch as the Buffalo Bills will host the New York Jets to start the second week of the 2016 regular season. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play both of these teams this season, so it’s a perfect chance to pre…


Danny Smith Upset Over Antonio Brown’s TD Celebration

In the moment, it’s hard not to have a laugh over Antonio Brown’s touchdown twerk. It was good for a chuckle and about 100 Internet memes. But one guy who wasn’t happy with it? Special teams coach Danny Smith. Because Brown made his job a whole lot tougher. In Smith’s…


Steelers WR Antonio Brown Fined For Monday Night Twerk, Uniform Violation

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been fined for his post-touchdown celebration in Monday night’s regular season opening win over the Washington Redskins. Additionally, Brown was reportedly fined for wearing baby blue cleats Monday night because they violated the NFL’s uniform protocol. So, what did Brown have to…