NFL Fines Za’Darius Smith $18,231 For Sunday Hit On Ben Roethlisberger

In the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was hit in the head by outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith with 5:18 left in the third quarter of the AFC North battle. Smith was rightly flagged for unnecessary roughness on that play and now we know he…


2017 NFL Week 5: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of yinz once again. Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field and that’s a game they’re heavily favored to win. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has also only lost one game at home during the month of October during his long career…


Steelers Base 3-4 Defense Has Struggled Against Run In First 4 Games

I’ve already previewed the running game matchup of the upcoming Week 5 contest between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars and now I have a few more interesting stats to pass along to you from our weekly game charting. As I mentioned in the early post, the Steelers defense…



Jaguars 2017 Week 5 Injury Report: Lee, Linder Questionable For Steelers Game

The Jacksonville Jaguars have now released their final injury report of Week 5 ahead of their Sunday road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and it shows that one player has official been ruled out for that contest with four more listed as questionable. Ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Steelers on Friday was…


Steelers 2017 Week 5 Injury Report: Marcus Gilbert Doubtful For Jaguars Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers final injury report of Week 5 was released Friday afternoon and it includes one player listed as doubtful on it. Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) failed to practice again on Friday and now ends the week listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report. Gilbert, who practiced…


Report: Antonio Brown To Remain Team’s Punt Returner Against Jaguars

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown returned punts for the first time this season in the team’s Week 4 road win over the Baltimore Ravens and he’ll apparently continue doing so Sunday at Heinz Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brown said on Friday that he’ll return punts against the Jaguars,…


Calculating Ben Roethlisberger’s Accuracy Percentage Through 4 Games

As I alluded to a couple of weeks earlier, I am on Saturday going to introduce my first of a quarterly installment in which I intend to look at the passes thrown by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterbacks this season—hopefully always Ben Roethlisberger—that should be deemed worthy of producing a turnover….


Todd Haley Understands Antonio Brown’s Sideline Tantrum Against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized on Wednesday for his sideline temper tantrum that he had during his team’s Sunday road win over the Baltimore Ravens and offensive coordinator Todd Haley let it be known on Thursday during his weekly session with the media that he’s over what happened…


Steelers’ 2-Point Revolution Seems To Be Over

Two years ago, it seemed as though the Pittsburgh Steelers were prepared to bring about a miniature revolution about the way that teams approached their offensive game plan, using two-point conversion attempts after touchdowns as a proactive scoring measure rather than a reactive one while playing catch-up from a deficit…



Keith Butler Says Mike Hilton Has A Knack For Blitzing

For most cornerbacks, it’s what they do in coverage that catches the coaching staff’s eye. Mike Hilton is not like most corners. Physically, he is the smallest guy on the field. But when he laces up his cleats, he’s one of the most physical. That makes him an effective tackler….



Film Room: McDonald An Asset In Run Game

Since coming aboard, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has caught a lot of flak for what he hasn’t been catching—the football. Through three games played, he has been targeted twice on two passes that could have been catches, and he did not come down with either of them. Now,…


Scouting Report: Secondary Reigns Supreme For Jaguars’ Defense

As we have been for several years now, we’ll break down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opponent each week, telling you what to expect from a scheme and individual standpoint. Dan Vasko and I will break things down. Dan the players, myself the scheme. Looking at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense. Alex’s Scheme Report Front Seven While…