B.J. Finney

Tis The Season For Practice Squad Poaching; Are Steelers At Risk?

The trees are bare. The weather is cold. ABC Family is running their Christmas marathon. It’s now December and that means one other thing. Protect your practice squad players. The further the NFL goes into its season, the more likely practice squad players are likely to be poached by other…


Timmons’ Reliability Overlooked In 2015

Yes, he’s getting older. Yes, his contract is going to have to be reworked. But Lawrence Timmons is still playing at his consistent, reliable level Pittsburgh Steelers‘ fans should be used to by now. I’m not even talking about what he’s done with the snaps he’s played this year, though I’d point…



Wheaton’s Performance Not Unexpected From Teammates

Markus Wheaton had his best day on a football field Sunday. More yards in a game than in the NFL, college, and even high school. It was a well-deserved today for a player who had struggled to produce but one that didn’t catch his teammates off guard. “He was playing…


Week 12 Steelers Defensive Sack Review

Bringing back our defensive sack review series after a bye week hiatus, we’ll fire up the tape today and look at the Pittsburgh Steelers two sacks of Russell Wilson on Sunday. 1. Five man-pressure vs. five man protection, with Ryan Shazier lined up off-screen as the slot defender rolled up against…


Steelers CB Brandon Boykin Believes He Could’ve Contributed Sooner This Season

Will Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin finally get a chance to contribute Sunday night in the team’s home game against the Indianapolis Colts? Judging by the comments made Tuesday by head coach Mike Tomlin, Boykin, who the team acquired during training camp via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, will…


Ben Roethlisberger Cleared To Practice Wednesday Morning

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger held his weekly talk with the media on Wednesday and told them he’s now been cleared to practice after suffering a concussion late in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Roethlisberger reportedly said that he took another concussion this Wednesday morning and was told he…


Steelers Likely To See Familiar Face Sunday Night In Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck

When the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night at Heinz Field, they’ll likely be facing a familiar face in quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who’s expected to get the start in place of the injured Andrew Luck. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave the 40-year-old…




Steelers Film Room: Snag Concept

We’ve written a lot about the effectiveness of being able to use the same concept in different ways. And one that frankly is necessary for any successful offensive coordinator in the NFL. And the Pittsburgh Steelers’ two point conversion play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks reminded me of that philosophy….


Report: 2016 NFL Salary Cap Expected Between $147 And $155 million

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently have roughly just over $149 million in salary cap dollars committed for 2016 and judging by a Wednesday afternoon report by Jason Cole, that number lands right in between what the expected league-wide salary cap number is expected to be next season. Cole reports that NFL…


William Gay May Be Left Outside Yet Again For Sake Of Team

Since he has returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers, necessity has repeatedly forced William Gay to the outside, in spite of the fact that he has historically been a stronger performer playing in the slot, and that is where the Steelers have wanted to play him. In spite of the fact…