Steelers DC Keith Butler Breaks Down Explosive Pass Plays Given Up To Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense played well in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens but with that said, they still gave up two explosive plays through the air of which one resulted in a 95-yard touchdown by wide receiver Mike Wallace. On Thursday, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler talked about those…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Back at it for another mailbag. You know the drill – ask whatever is on your mind for the next hour. If you like these chats, be sure to like our Facebook page. We’re doing some Q&A’s from time to time over there as well. I’m not in the market…


Coaches Take Responsibility For Blocked Punt

Danny Smith didn’t explain the breakdown any further, anyone expecting him to would be crazy, but he pinned the blocked punt touchdown solely on himself. Chatting with Bob Labriola in this week’s Coordinator’s Corner, he said anytime there is miscommunication and confusion, it falls on him. “To just give one up, that’s…


Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Guarantees He’ll Play Against Cowboys

Despite having surgery earlier this week to repair a dislocated thumb on his snapping hand, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey indicated Thursday that he will indeed play Sunday in the team’s home game against the Dallas Cowboys, according to Chris Bradford of The Beaver County Times. Pouncey won't practice today…


Butler On Chickillo: ‘He’s Not Making Any Mental Mistakes’

In Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo led the team’s position group in total snaps played with 42. During his weekly interview with Missi Matthews on Steelers Nation Radio, defensive coordinator Keith Butler explained why Chickillo led all outside linebackers in total snaps played against…


Danny Smith Guarantees Boswell’s Kick Would’ve Worked

Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve. That is basically how Danny Smith summed up Chris Boswell’s failed rabona onside kick. He went into more detail and explained the rational in an intelligent manner but might have gotten carried away with such a guarantee. Speaking with Bob Labriola on this week’s Coordinator’s Corner, Smith said…



Carousel Search For WR #2 Could Cycle Back To Markus Wheaton

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a problem, and that problem is a lack of a second wide receiver. They have already theoretically operated with three different ones, including beginning with a sidelined Markus Wheaton. They cycled through an effective effort of Sammie Coates as the second option, but a hand injury…


Steelers’ Offense Needs Faster Starts Starting Sunday Against Cowboys

It’s obvious that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense hasn’t performed up to expectations so far this season in several areas. One of those areas is related to how the unit starts games. So far through their first eight games the Steelers have scored just 3 times in their first two possessions…



Steelers Vs Ravens: Game Rewind

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 21-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. First Half – Kick return unit. The front five: Sean Davis-Tyler Matakevich-Steven Johnson-Shamarko Thomas-Anthony Chickillo. Jordan Dangerfield behind them. On the wedge: David Johnson/Javon Hargrave/Xavier Grimble. Sammie Coates and Fitzgerald Toussaint as the return men. –…


Le’Veon Bell Fumbled Earlier This Year, And That Is News

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has carried the ball 730 times in his four-year career. He has also caught 188 passes over the course of those four seasons, giving him 918 touches. That is 918 opportunities for him to lose the ball. To fumble the ball. in 918 touches…


Watch: Why Pittsburgh Shut Down Baltimore’s Run Game

Back to talk to the tape and coaches film from Sunday’s loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Lot of things went poorly but we’re focusing on something good here. A Pittsburgh Steelers’ run defense that held a Ravens rushing attack – a team that held the lead throughout – to just…


Play Behind LOS Helps Turn Run Defense Around

Lost in the vast morass that has existed over Pittsburgh over the course of the past month or so now since they have last won a game is the fact that, outside of almost literally one play, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense did a very commendable job on Sunday in their…


Darqueze Dennard Ready For Bigger Role With Bengals

During the course of the 2014 NFL Draft, many Pittsburgh Steelers devotees seemed to have settled their hopes, if not their bets, on their favored team selecting Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard in the first round. The Steelers chose to pass on him, and instead, the rival Cincinnati Bengals selected…