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. Today, the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Bengals’…


NFL Network To Debut Kevin Greene ‘A Football Life’ On Friday

If you’re not very busy Friday night, make sure you are in front of your television. The sixth season of NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Friday, December 16 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Hall of Fame linebacker Kevin Greene. The one-hour show produced by NFL Films…


Film Room: Bengals’ 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 Cincinnati Bengals’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report Bengals’…


Film Room: Ryan Shazier Vs Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had quite a turnaround on the defensive side of the ball over the course of the past four weeks, a transformation that began with the turning point of being dominated by the Cowboys in Heinz Field, including giving up the game-winning touchdown with less than a…


Steelers Week 14 Offensive Charting Notes

It’s that time again. Time to have some fun with numbers. And it’s always more fun when it comes after a win, or more specifically, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fourth consecutive win, most recently against the Bills. And as you’ll see below, and perhaps have already guessed, there were definitely some…



A.J. Green Still Up In The Air To Return Against Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals have no doubt had a rough season, and it certainly didn’t get any easier when they were dealt a blow to their receiving corps several weeks back, with their top wide receiver—and the most talented player on the roster—A.J. Green suffered a hamstring injury that it was…


2016 South Side Questions: Will Defense Use More Dime This Week?

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…


Todd Haley Says He’s Not Focused On Head Coaching Jobs

As the season winds down and Black Monday, the first after the regular season where head coaches get canned, looms near, Todd Haley’s name is getting thrown back into the spin cycle. The Los Angeles Rams have already canned Jeff Fisher and you can bet at least another two or…


Keith Butler Attributes Better Pass Rush To Development Of Young DBs

In case you haven’t noticed and I’m sure you have, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has done a great job of getting after opposing quarterbacks over the course of their last four games. In fact, the defense has recorded 18 sacks since Week 11 and that’s the most in the NFL in…


Bengals Injury Report: WR A.J. Green Still Limited On Thursday

It’s still hard to know for sure whether or not Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (hamstring) will ultimately be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers but according to the team’s Thursday injury report, he was limited for a second-consecutive day during practice. Green, who is recovering from…



Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Welcome back to our weekly chat. I don’t have much to add to this week. Just know my McLumina is under three inches of snow and ice in -87 degree weather. And I haven’t started it in about a week. Fingers crossed it starts up the next time there’s a…


Danny Smith Hopes Ex-Steelers K Randy Bullock Has An Awful Debut With Bengals

As many of you should already know by now, the Cincinnati Bengals claimed veteran kicker Randy Bullock off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday. That of course now means that Bullock will be kicking against the Steelers this Sunday. During his weekly interview with Bob Labriola on Steelers Nation…


Steelers Vs Bills Missed Tackles Report

While Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills was wholey impressive for the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was a bit of a letdown in the fourth quarter defensively as the Steelers struggled to close the game out from a tackling perspective. Missed Tackles vs. Bills — 16 Ryan Shazier — 3 Stephon Tuitt…