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…




Steelers Injury Report: LB Ryan Shazier Practices On Limited Basis Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers held their second practice of the week on Thursday and afterwards the team’s updated injury report included a little bit of good news as it relates to the possible availability of one specific defensive player being ready for Sunday’s 2016 home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. For…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Hey all, Good to be talking to you after an awesome Week One win. Thanks for sticking with us the whole week as we continue to cover the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory and get you geared up for their Week Two battle with the Cincinnati Bengals. If you subscribe to my…


Keith Butler Explains Steelers Defensive Game Plan Used Against Redskins

Stop the run, tackle the catch and don’t give up explosive plays. Does that sound familiar to any of you? It should, as that’s exactly what former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau always used to preach during the many years that he was with the organization as it relates to…


Smith On Burns FG Penalty: ‘That Was A Bad Call, He Wasn’t Offisides’

In the grand scheme of things, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Artie Burns being penalized for being offsides late the first quarter during field goal attempt by the Washington Redskins in Monday night’s regular season opener really was an insignificant call. with that said, Steelers special teams coordinator Danny Smith wasn’t…


Danny Smith Praises Shamarko Thomas’ Special Teams Ability

Shamarko Thomas’ career as a safety may not have gone as planned but he’s embraced the opportunity to be a core special teamer. And Danny Smith gushed about him in his sit down with Bob Labriola on Steelers Nation Radio. “He’s excellent. First of all, it’s important to him. His…


Steelers Use 3TE Sets With Success In Washington

Considering the fact that they ran all but one play in the first quarter of their victory over Washington on Monday night out of their usual 11 personnel, the Pittsburgh Steelers actually ended up playing a respectable number of snaps out of multiple-tight-end sets before the night was through. That,…


Sammie Coates Looking To Stay On The Field

If there is one thing to be said for the absence of Markus Wheaton for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season opener, it is that it gave the team the perfect opportunity to get a long look at the progress of second-year wide receiver Sammie Coates, who played extensively…


Sack Breakdown: Steelers Vs Redskins

Only one blemish on the docket this week. Not too shabby for Week One. Let’s break it down. 1. 1:08 1st. 1st and 10. 12 personnel. Five block versus a four man rush. From our 30,000 foot view, where people like me will always be perched, it’s difficult to discern…


Week One Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes

Won’t do this every week but with the regular season upon us, wanted to roll through some of the notables of the defensive charting we do each week. We’ll revisit this roughly every month or so and see what trends emerge. We are basing this off 55 full plays from…