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…


Danny Smith Takes Nothing In Football For Granted

Spoken like a true veteran of the NFL, Danny Smith squashed the notion of “chip spot” plays in today’s sitdown with Bob Labriola on Coaches Speak. “Really what gets me is that it’s an operation. There’s a snap, there’s a hold, there’s a protection, there’s a kick. It’s not an easy…


Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Yet To Be Fined For Hit On Bengals RB Giovani Bernard

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier played a solid game Saturday night in the teams Wild Card game win over the Cincinatti Bengals and that included him forcing two fumbles. Shazier’s first forced fumbled happened in the third quarter after he hit Bengals running back Giovani Bernard in the head and…


Eyes On The Line: Steelers OL Vs Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers came into this week’s performance against the Cincinnati Bengles a beat up bunch. Starting running back DeAngelo Williams would not play and that would put even more pressure on the offensive line to get the job done. The offensive line will need to step up and clear…


Steelers Injury Report: Brown, Williams Both Sidelined Thursday, Roethlisberger Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now released their Thursday injury report ahead of Sunday’s road playoff game against the Denver Broncos and it shows only two players completely missing the second practice of the week. Sitting out Wednesday were wide receiver Antonio Brown (concussion) and running back DeAngelo Williams (foot). Brown is…


Report: Steelers WR Antonio Brown Still In Concussion Protocol

Even though Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown sounded optimistic about practicing Thursday during a Wednesday night Snapchat session, reports Thursday afternoon indicate that isn’t likely to happen. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network on Twitter, Brown hasn’t yet passed through the concussion protocol. For all the optimism…


Haley Says Other WRs Will Need To Play At Higher Levels Sunday Should Brown Sit

Being as there’s an outside chance Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown won’t be able to play Sunday in the team’s Sunday road divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos because of a concussion, offensive coordinator Todd Haley was asked Wednesday during his weekly interview on Steelers Nation Radio what…