Keith Butler Points To Coverage Tweak As One Halftime Adjustment

Throughout the week, we’ve heard – and written – a lot about the radical change from the way the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense played from the first half to the second. Most of it has surrounded the intangibles: playing with more energy, fire, and crisper communication. Mike Tomlin and several players…


Broncos’ Talib Wants Wallace Suspended Over Late Hit

Cody Wallace was fined and seems sincerely remorseful for his late hit on David Bruton Jr. late in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. But for some Broncos’ players, the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. Cornerback Aqib Talib believes Wallace got off too easy, he told USA Today.  “(Wallace’s hit)…


Front Seven Focus: Steelers Vs Broncos DL Breakdown

The front seven of a defense is one of the most cohesive units on a football team. Each position relies on their neighbor to help anchor the defense. Much like the defensive formation of the ancient Spartans if there is one crack in the line the whole unit will fall….


Colbert Doesn’t Want Roethlisberger To Ever Stop Trying To Make Plays

Late in Sundays win over the Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw one of the ugliest interceptions of his career with his team leading by 7 points with 2:08 remaining. Even though it was an ill-advised throw, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told Roethlisberger after the game that…


Steelers Film Room: ILB Breakdown Vs Broncos

For the second straight week the Pittsburgh Steelers’ inside linebacker tandem of Lawrence Timmons and Ryan Shazier turned in a strong performance against the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh’s 34-27 come-from-behind win at Heinz Field. Timmons and Shazier combined for 12 tackles (six each) in Sunday’s game as Shazier also defended…


Steelers NT Steve McLendon Quietly Having Solid Season Against Run

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon has managed to do two key things this season and it is time he gets recognition for them. To start with, McLendon has managed to stay healthy in 2015 after missing a few games last season with shoulder and ankle injuries. That’s resulted in…


Is The Steelers Offense The Greatest Show On Grass?

During a Wednesday morning radio interview, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski said the Pittsburgh Steelers offense reminds him of the St. Louis Rams‘ “Greatest Show on Turf” teams. “Greatest show on turf, that’s the first thing that jumps out at me,” said Jaworski. “I think back to Dick Vermeil, Kurt Warner,…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Broncos Game Notes

Your usual game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 34-27 win Sunday over the Denver Broncos. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five – Arthur Moats, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden behind, pretty much no changes with this group. Will Johnson, Roosevelt Nix, and Matt…


NFL Draft Bowl Preview: December 24th

Bahamas Bowl, Dec. 24 — Middle Tennessee State (7-5) vs. Western Michigan, 12 p.m., ESPN This is the rare game in which potential NFL prospects will go up against each other snap after snap as Western Michigan receivers Corey Davis and Daniel Braverman will likely be seeing a lot of…


Steelers On The Eve Of Something Special

Today is Christmas Eve, and as I sit here thinking and writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers, I can’t help but wonder if they, too, are on the eve of something special for the rest of the 2015 season. I don’t know that any other team in the league has had…


Steelers Film Room: Brandon Boykin Vs Broncos

It took most of the season, but cornerback Brandon Boykin has finally been seeing the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last three games, playing in the slot as the third cornerback. Not that they bring him in right away during games, even though by the third or fourth…


Jacoby Jones’ Sharp Descent From Return Man To 53rd Man

It has been a couple of games now since the Pittsburgh Steelers benched Jacoby Jones after he fumbled twice on returns against the Colts. The two fumbles—one of which he lost, on the opening kickoff—gave him three fumbles on about 15 or so returns in four games with his new…


Steelers Film Room: Ryan Shazier Vs Broncos

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Ryan Shazier in large part because they were enamored with his speed, envisioning a sideline-to-sideline playmaking Mack linebacker that would start day one. We have seen glimpses of that over the course of his career, but we have yet to see the full picture revealed. No…


Ravens Injury Report: CB Jimmy Smith Sits Out Wednesday

The Baltimore Ravens have now released their Wednesday injury report ahead of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and it shows that four players failed to practice. Sitting out Wednesday were wide receiver Marlon Brown (back), linebacker Albert McClellan (ankle), cornerback Jimmy Smith (thigh), and tackle Ricky Wagner (knee). Brown has missed the Ravens last…


Video: Steelers Mike Tomlin Mic’d Up During Broncos Game

I’m not sure how long this will stay up so you better watch it quickly. Below is the Mic’d Up segment from Inside The NFL featuring Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and it’s quite entertaining. Ever wonder what Tomlin does during games? This will give you a little idea…