Haley Says Terrell Watson Is Carving Out Role As Short-Yardage Back

Terrell Watson, the definition of an afterthought as training camp began, now sees the ball on some of the game’s most critical plays. “Nightmare,” as he’s been dubbed by Mike Tomlin, has been used as the third-and-short back this season. He’s been perfect. Three third down carries. Three first downs….


Bengals 2017 Week 7 Injury Report: CB Adam Jones Doubtful For Steelers Game

The Cincinnati Bengals final injury report of Week 7 has now been released and it shows that two players have been ruled out for the team’s Sunday road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and another one is listed as doubtful to play. Not practicing again on Friday and officially ruled…


Steelers 2017 Week 6 Special Teams Report

The special teams fan club is small but mighty, and growing. I have been making a concerted effort to invest more of my time in evaluating the Pittsburgh Steelers’ performance on special teams this season in an attempt to shed light on its importance to the overall game, and that…



Vince Williams Says He’s ‘Full Go’ To Play Vs Bengals

Some good news on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ injury front. Vince Williams, who suffered a hip injury in last week’s win, says he’s “good to go” and practiced fully today. This comes via the PPG’s Ray Fittipaldo. Vince Williams practiced today after not practicing Wednesday or Thursday with a hip injury:…


Steelers Defense Ranked 19th By Pro Football Focus

For as much growth as the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has experienced over the course of the season—and since last season—there is no questioning the fact that there is still a long way to go before they could be fairly described as anything approaching an elite unit. Perplexingly, they actually remain…


Anatomy Of A Steelers Play: “Mesh Concept”

The “Mesh” passing scheme is one of the most common and effective concepts in football. It allows receivers to quickly out leverage defenders in Man coverage, it creates open areas and soft spots in Zone defenses, and it gives the quarterback clear and simple reads that lead to easy completions….





Film Room: Stephon Tuitt Still Doing It Despite Absence Of Sacks

We have surprisingly not talked much about Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-year defensive end Stephon Tuitt. Of course, he has missed just about half of the season due to injury, but he has been back for three weeks now, and has been playing well, even if he has not registered a sack…


Film Room: Mike Hilton Taking Ownership Of Slot Position

I think the quality that has most attracted fans to Pittsburgh Steelers first-year cornerback Mike Hilton is that, in spite of his diminutive size, he is first and foremost a football player. He does not play like he is 5’9”, 187 pounds, nor does he play like he is aware…


Scouting Report: Bengals’ Offense Finding Its Groove

As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Like last year, Josh Carney and I will cover the opposing team’s offense. I will focus on scheme, Josh on the players. Today, the Cincinnati Bengals’ offense….


Scouting Report: Bengals’ Defense Once Again No Joke

As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Dan Vasko and I will break things down. Dan the players, myself the scheme. Looking at the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Bengals’ Front Seven…


Film Room: David DeCastro Bounces Back, Dominates On Counter Runs

I was pretty critical of David DeCastro’s work in pass protection last week, though I think it was justified. He got pretty well manhandled on outside rushes against the Jaguars, and by multiple different defenders, which culminated in him drawing a hold that negated a touchdown. This week, his play…