Film Room: Explaining Tomlin’s Fake Field Goal Failure

I was going to just chalk it up to a bad call and move on. An attempted at being innovative, or cute, or stupid, depending on your level for disdain to Mike Tomlin/Danny Smith/the whole world. But then Tomlin explained his rationale behind the call. “I did, but again, like…


Next Man Up A Philosophy Pittsburgh Acts On

Walk into any locker room in the NFL and you’ll hear the same sentiment. Everyone has a role, everyone has a chance, everyone can contribute. It’s trite and it’s easy to say. But there’s arguably no one in the NFL who acts it out better, or unfortunately, more often than…


Punting Units A Hidden Asset In Steelers’ Victory Over Jets

It may not always be talked about frequently unless it really forces itself into the conversation, but special teams remains a big part of the game of football, in spite of what the rules tweaks over the years might have planned for its long-term future. The punting game in particular…


Steelers Defense Doing Part Keeping Scores Low

There are certainly plenty of ways in which the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense can be criticized for their performance over the course of the first five games of the 2016 season. As it currently stands, they are giving up, on average, 302 yards through the air per game, which, as of…


Bengals Bumbling Their Way Through Early Portions Of Season

The Cincinnati Bengals may be the defending champions of the AFC North, but they are already falling behind in the division race just five games into the 2016 season. After narrowly escaping defeat in their season opener, the Bengals have dropped three of their last four games, with the only…



Top 10 Game-Defining Plays In The Steelers Week 5 Win Over The Jets

Below are 10 game-defining Plays in the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 5 win over the New York Jets. 10 – Six minutes remained in the first quarter and the Jets offense faced a 3rd and 9. Receiver Brandon Marshall was open on a crossing route and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threaded the needle between the…


Steelers Work Out Rugby Star Turned Tight End

I don’t think there’s any relation to the one who’s on the roster. But Iñaki Villanueva has a pretty cool story. The Steelers recently worked him out, a rugby player turned tight end, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Source: the Steelers worked out Spanish rugby sevens star Inaki Villanueva. He…


Backups Proving Starter-Capable For Pittsburgh

The past two weeks have presented some unique challenges for the Pittsburgh Steelers. For starters, they had to take on the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that has been the Achilles heel for Tomlin’s Steelers, and also the New York Jets, a capable offense with a stout front four on…



Tomlin Praises Jets For Sniffing Out Fake Field Goal

If you’re like me, the fake field goal play the Pittsburgh Steelers attempted to run Sunday against the New York Jets probably caught you by surprise. With that said, the Jets players who were on the field for that particular play didn’t look surprised at all as they easily shut…


Steelers Injury Update: No Word Yet On Heyward; Golden Hopes To Return Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely have a few new names on their injury report this week as defensive end Cameron Heyward (hamstring), safety Shamarko Thomas (groin), wide receiver Sammie Coates (hand), and linebacker Jarvis Jones (wrist) were all banged up in various degrees during Sunday’s home win over the New…



Ravens Fire OC Marc Trestman

The AFC North has its first firing of the season. And it isn’t a Cleveland Brown. Who knew? The Baltimore Ravens have fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, the team announced today. He will be replaced with Marty Mornhinweg, a former offensive coordinator who has serving as the team’s quarterback’s coach….