Midseason Steelers’ Defensive Charting Notes

Your midseason Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive charting notes from the first nine games. As our guide, we have 589 total plays we’re looking at. They’re on pace for about 1047, a slight dip from 2015 but not by much. – The top personnel packages this season. Nickel: 61.1% 3-4: 29% Dime:…


Steelers CB Ross Cockrell Fined $9,115 For Late Hit Against Cowboys

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell will likely be out some his yearly salary for the holidays a result of his late hit on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game at Heinz Field. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Cockrell was fined…


Browns Injury Report: CB Tramon Williams Ends Week As Questionable

The Cleveland Browns have now released their final injury report for Week 11 ahead of their Sunday home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and only one player is listed on it. Cornerback Tramon Williams (knee) ends the week listed as questionable on the Browns Friday injury report after failing to participate in practice all week. Should…


Bloggers In Basements Talking Steelers

Back for another live stream. Come join us, ask whatever is on your mind, and watch a little coaches tape on this gorgeous Friday afternoon in Pittsburgh. What better place to be than indoors and on your computer? Look for the link at the top of the hour directly below….




Steelers Injury Report: Five Players Ruled Out For Browns Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their final injury report for week 11 ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Cleveland Browns and as expected, five players have now been officially ruled out for that contest. Ruled out on Friday were defensive end Cameron Heyward (pectoral), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey…


Butler Says There’s a ‘Double Whammy’ Associated With Return Of Dupree

We’ll likely have to wait until Saturday to find out for sure if Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree will make his 2016 debut Sunday against the Cleveland Browns as defensive coordinator Keith Butler wasn’t ready to say one way or another during his Thursday session with the media. “He did…



Art Rooney II: ‘We Feel Like We’re Certainly Better Than Being 4-5’

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking to break their four-game losing streak Sunday on the road against the Cleveland Browns and on Thursday, team president Art Rooney II made an appearance on the NFL Network and talked briefly about the disappointing 4-5 start. “We certainly aren’t where we’d like to…


Elias Explains Decision To Not Give James Harrison A Half A Sack

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense sacked Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss, I initially thought that linebacker James Harrison was going to be credited with a half a sack on the play and thus tie Jason Gildon for the all-time franchise sack record. That…


Weeks After Benching, Eli Rogers Doing The Little Things Like Blocking

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers has been seeing more extended playing time recently, and the reason for that is two-fold: one, there really isn’t anybody else to throw out there; and two, he has been playing well, having put together two solid games following the bye week showing some…


Film Room: Browns’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Matthew Sottile and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Matthew will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the Cleveland Browns’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Steelers Film Room: Ladarius Green’s Targets In Debut

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent good money to bring in free agent Ladarius Green during the offseason, and the big tight end got on the field for the first time all year on Sunday, seeing five targets, so it probably makes sense to actually take a look at those five targets…


Film Room: Cleveland Browns’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the Cleveland Browns’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…