Snap Counts For Steelers’ Starting DEs May Not Be Sustainable

Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt played every single snap for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the team’s victory over the Raiders on Sunday. I will remind you that Heyward and Tuitt are defensive ends in a 3-4 system. That is simply something that doesn’t really happen; the line typically rotates fairly…


Injuries Don’t Stop Steelers From Fielding Top-Caliber Rushing Attack

It certainly seems as though it’s been a while, but just past the halfway mark of the 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers can accurately say that they boast a top-five rushing attack, ranking exactly fifth league-wide with an average of 133.4 yards on the ground per game. That statistic is…


Rookie Anthony Chickillo Earning His Keep On Special Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the season elected to promote rookie draft pick Anthony Chickillo from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, first, possibly, because of an injured thumb for James Harrison, but also because his special teams capability made him more valuable than Caushaud Lyons, the seventh defensive…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Raiders

Written on 11/8/15 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I think I used that to open a recap once before. Dickens is going to come after me. On another beautiful Sunday at Heinz Field the Pittsburgh Steelers were involved in one of the most exciting, entertaining…


Steelers Film Room: Marcus Gilbert’s Pass Protection

With the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line dealing with a host of injuries this season, I fear we haven’t called enough attention to the fine play of Ramon Foster, David DeCastro, and especially Marcus Gilbert. The right tackle struggled last year after being signed to a lengthy extension, but the continued…


Colts QB Andrew Luck Expected To Miss 2-6 Weeks With Injuries

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t the only team that’s having to deal with an injured starting quarterback as the Indianapolis Colts will now be without the services of Andrew Luck for an unknown amount of time. According to several Tuesday afternoon reports, Luck has a partial tear of an abdominal muscle…



Mike Tomlin Compares DeAngelo Williams To James Harrison

At 32 years of age, Pittsburgh Steelers veteran running back DeAngelo Williams is still getting it done whenever his number is called and that really showed this past Sunday in his great all-around performance in the win over the Oakland Raiders. Tuesday, during his weekly press conference, Steelers head coach…


The First Step To A Good Defense Is a Physical One

At first blush, a 38-35 score would not indicate a good defensive day for either side. And sure, the Pittsburgh Steelers had their blunders, centered around multiple coverage breakdowns that resulted in big plays and points for the Oakland Raiders. But one element had that throwback, classic Steelers vs Raiders…


Tomlin Challenges Defensive Line Depth To Step Up

Typically, Mike Tomlin has nothing but positive things to say during his weekly Tuesday presser. Compliment the job of specific players, make the opposing team sound like Super Bowl champions, you get the idea. But Tomlin seemed to take a little jab, and perhaps offer a challenge, to the backup…


Tomlin Will “Spin The Dial” To Decide Steelers Punt Returner This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t get the shot in the arm they were hoping for in their return game this past Sunday after claiming veteran Jacoby Jones off waivers from the San Diego Chargers on Thursday and because of that, head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday during his weekly press conference…


Tomlin Looking For More Out Of Steelers’ Pass Rush

Derek Carr’s jersey probably didn’t even need to be washed after Sunday. At best, a Tide To Go pen would have done the trick. In 46 dropbacks, Carr wasn’t sacked once by the Pittsburgh Steelers pass rush and was only hit once. Mike Tomlin addressed that issue in his opening…


Steelers Injury Report: TE Matt Spaeth Ruled Out For Browns Game

The 5-4 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 2-7 Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday at Heinz Field and on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin updated the health of the team during his weekly press conference. According to Tomlin, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (foot) is still being evaluated and the team will continue…


Ben Roethlisberger Not Ready To Rule Himself Out For Browns Game Just Yet

While it certainly looks like Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss his fifth game of the season Sunday when the team plays host to the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field, he’s not ready to rule himself out just yet. “The bye will come at a good time, but I’m…


Mike Mitchell: Don’t Hate The Player Or The Game

Few people were as outspokenly critical of Mike Mitchell as I was last year, consistently noting the poor angles, shoddy tackling, and over-aggressive nature that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers defense getting beat down the field constantly. Due to Troy Polamalu’s roaming style, Mitchell was often asked to cover a…