Ex-Steeler Will Allen Rightfully Upset With ESPN Over Inaccurate Headline

Will Allen is mad at ESPN. And I think everyone would agree. ESPN, painted as the pillar of sports journalism, continues to struggle to get basic facts and headlines right. For at least the second time in the past year, they posted a headline about former Miami Dolphins’ cornerback Will…


Colts Injury Report: Luck, Two Defensive Starters All Sit Out Tuesday

The Indianapolis Colts will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night and will likely do so without having starting quarterback Andrew Luck (concussion) under center. Luck, as expected, failed to practice Tuesday as he’s still in concussion protocol because of a hit he suffered during Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans….


Steelers Spared Consequences Of Bad Penalties Due To Quality Of Opponent

Last week, in the hours following the Pittsburgh Steelers’ frustrating last-minute loss to the Cowboys, I wrote about how the team had victimized themselves late by committing some crucial, yet highly avoidable, penalties, both of which helped Dallas further what proved to be a pair of touchdown drives that provided…


Who Is Colts Backup QB Scott Tolzien?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play Thursday night on the road against the Indianapolis Colts, who will likely be without the services of their starting quarterback Andrew Luck, who’s expected to miss the game due to a concussion. With Luck doubtful for that game, quite a few Steelers fans are probably…


Steelers Injury Report: Heyward-Bey, Williams, Thomas All Sit Out Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now wrapped up their Tuesday practice ahead of Thursday night’s road game against the Indianapolis Colts and their daily injury report doesn’t include any surprises. Not practicing on Tuesday were wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), safety Shamarko Thomas (groin) and ruining back DeAngelo Williams (knee) All…


Steelers DE Cameron Heyward Expected To Need 6 Months Of Rehab

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost defensive end Cameron Heyward for the remainder of the season to a torn pectoral muscle a few weeks ago and he talked to the media Tuesday about his upcoming rehab process. Heyward, who had surgery this past Friday to repair his tear, said doctors told him…


Steelers Vs Browns Week 11 Defensive Charting Notes

Notes from our charting in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns. Out of 66 plays. – The Browns ran only 18 plays in the first half. Just six in the second quarter. – The Steelers were in their base defense 21.2% of the time, 14 of 66 snaps. They were…


Colts’ Luck Not Seen At Practice, Unlikely To Play Thursday

We’ll get the official injury report later today but it seems like there is no chance quarterback Andrew Luck suits up for the Indianapolis Colts on Thanksgiving night. Per beat writer Zak Keefer of the Indy Star, Luck was not seen at today’s final practice. No sign of Andrew Luck…


Dome Sweet Dome For Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger?

In the Pittsburgh Steelers road win over the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday, heavy winds played a role in the game. With weather conditions not being ideal in Cleveland, the Steelers offense relied heavily on the run in addition to a short passing game and as a result of that,…



Film Room: Artie Burns’ Growing Pains Continue

Artie Burns has played more than probably most of us expected. And he is getting better. Slowly, incrementally, he is. But the level of variance in his game is still extremely high and it gives as much bad as there is good. We’re going to focus on that bad today….


Steelers Vs Browns Positional Grades

Sunday’s game in blustery Cleveland against the Cleveland Browns went quite well for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who snapped a four-game losing streak against the AFC North cellar dwellers, 24-9. Physically, Pittsburgh had its way with the Browns on both sides of the ball in bad conditions, leading to a much-needed…


Steelers Film Room: Ryan Shazier Makes An Impact

Earlier in the day, I brought to you an article from Pro Football Focus that saw the website place Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier in the top 10 best performers of the week. I figured it would probably only be fitting to take a look at some of the…


Le’Veon Bell Is Developing An Unexpected Fumbling Problem

So, remember that time earlier this season that I wrote an article about how Le’Veon Bell fumbled, and that it was a big deal due simply to how utterly rare that has been over the course of his career? Well, now I’m writing an article about him fumbling and it…


Steelers Film Room: Javon Hargrave Shows Pass-Rush Spark

You may be inclined to say that even though Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Javon Hargrave is seeing the lion’s share of defensive line reps that Cameron Heyward is no longer taking, that it is actually Ricardo Mathews that is his direct replacement. If you look at the first snap of the…