Bengals Killer B Stung Steelers Killer B’s Quite A Bit In 2015

If Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict isn’t currently the most-hated player in the city of Pittsburgh right now, I don’t know who is. Even though Burfict only played in a total of 11 games this year, including the post-season, three of them came against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he certainly…


Favorable News Friday Concerning Injured Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

While the Friday morning news concerning the playing status of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown certainly wasn’t good, at least it’s starting to sound like starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be able to play Sunday in the team’s road playoff game against the Denver Broncos. While Roethlisberger ended the…



Steelers Injury Report: Brown, Williams Ruled Out, Roethlisberger Questionable

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their final injury report of the week ahead of Sunday’s road playoff game against the Denver Broncos and it shows that two key offensive players have officially been ruled out. The Steelers won’t have wide receiver Antonio Brown (concussion) and running back DeAngelo Williams…



Martavis Bryant Focused On Himself, Not Injury Report

Martavis Bryant “accepted” Ben Roethlisberger’s challenge, putting to bed the whirlwind of concerns over his play to end the regular season. But the spotlight hasn’t left him and with Antonio Brown’s status up in the air for Sunday, Bryant and company could be asked to pick up the slack. But…


Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley Packaged Plays

I wrote about it briefly in my game notes yesterday and want to touch on it again for a moment today. Before the Cincinnati Bengals’ game, I wondered aloud – and hoped – if Todd Haley would bring back some of his packaged plays. Run pass options that ideally, put…


Steelers WR Antonio Brown Ruled Out For Broncos Game With Concussion

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will not play Sunday evening against the Denver Broncos because of a concussion that he suffered in the AFC Wild Card game. Brown was downgraded to out Friday on the team’s injury report. Brown, who hasn’t practiced since being hit in the head by…


The Doctor Is In: Brown Likely Closer To Playing Than You Think

UPDATE: Brown ruled out Friday morning by team. I believe that Antonio Brown will play this weekend and play well.   And I think that will be evident later today, when the Pittsburgh Steelers practice report for Friday is released. It’s no secret that as each day passes, Steeler Nation becomes…


Steelers Film Room Jesse James Vs Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers actually managed to use a fair bit of 12 personnel against the Bengals, but that wasn’t necessarily the surprising part. The bigger surprise is that rookie tight end Jesse James actually took the majority of the TE2 snaps during the game, outplaying Matt Spaeth by snap count…


Porter, Munchak Owed Higher Level Of Scrutiny As Coaches

Much has been made from various parties about a certain pair of Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coaches, subsequently portrayed as a group of undisciplined men who are not properly reined in by the higher ups in the pecking order. The narrative that has ensued has unquestionably grown to absurd proportions. But…


Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones Vs Bengals

It may not have seemed like it to some, but during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wildcard round, Jarvis Jones and James Harrison played roughly the same amount of snaps, hovering near the 50 percent mark, and they also had roughly the same level of production, with the stat sheets for each…


Fitzgerald Toussaint Becoming Trusted Target

It may not surprise you to learn that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had not gotten in a lot of work with running back Fitzgerald Toussaint prior to the previous week of practice, following which the second-year former undrafted free agent was asked to make his first career start, in…


Broncos Injury Report: QB Brock Osweiler Sidelined Again On Thursday

The Denver Broncos have released their Thursday injury report ahead of Sunday’s divisional playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and it shows that only two players failed to practice earlier in the day. Sitting out again on Thursday were guard Robert Myers (illness) and quarterback Brock Osweiler (knee). It will…


Sammie Coates’ Name Could Be Called On Sunday

Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round showdown between the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field in Mile High Stadium could be a showcase of the walking wounded, based on the injury reports for both teams released today. While the Broncos have some key players banged up in safety Darian…