Explosive Offense Sunday Hopefully A Prelude Of Things To Come

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense functions best with a big-play component to it. They haven’t been getting that nearly as much as they have in recent years so far, but Sunday’s performance against the Chiefs saw their biggest explosive play total of the season to date with six, previously having just…


Danny Smith Says Eli Rogers Needs To Prove He Can Be Team’s Punt Returner

While Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers wound up being active for the team’s Week 6 Sunday win over the Kansas City Chiefs, he wasn’t allowed to return any punts. That honor once again went to fellow wide receiver Antonio Brown, who really didn’t have a great game in that…


Play-Action Passing Game Shows Signs Of Life Against Chiefs

I think it’s become obvious at this point to most keen observers that the play-action pass is no longer an integral feature of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense, as it is simply not something that the team runs with great frequency, hovering somewhere around 10 to 15 percent of all dropbacks…


Steelers Find Hits And Misses Running Out Of 11 Personnel

I was going to come into this article looking to praise the Pittsburgh Steelers and their ability on Sunday to run successfully out of the 11 personnel package against the Chiefs, demonstrating how dangerous they can be still finding success rushing with three wide receivers on the field. Then I…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Chiefs Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. First Half – Kick return unit. McDonald-Watt-Matakevich-Chickillo-Fort in the front. Golden behind. Walton/Conner/Nix the wedge with Watson/JuJu the return men. – Chiefs want to stack the box? Throw the smoke. Easy decision. – Punt coverage team. Watt-Fort-Canaday-Matakevich-Chickillo….


Film Room: Sean Davis Delivers Impact Play

I wrote last week that I wouldn’t be too broken up if the Pittsburgh Steelers toyed with the idea of benching second-year starting strong safety Sean Davis. The former second-round pick was having issues in both coverage and run support, and while he made the occasional play, I felt he…


Watch: Steelers’ Offensive Line Absolutely Dominant Vs Chiefs

Back at it talking to the tape. Fun topic this week, breaking down how completely dominant the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line and fullbacks/tight ends were against the Kansas City Chiefs. Even more dominant than what the already gaudy box score indicates. We break down eight plays from Sunday that help…


Film Room: T.J. Watt Quiet In Kansas City

We haven’t talked a whole lot about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most prized rookie, first-round outside linebacker T.J. Watt, in recent weeks. After getting two sacks and an interception in his first career game, he has gone a bit quiet, not drawing much attention to himself positively or negatively. To that…


Film Room: Vance McDonald Delivers In Run Game

Over the course of the past three weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers have committed heavily to running the ball in two of them, and in each of those two games, new tight end Vance McDonald featured prominently in the blocking schemes. Sunday’s efforts as a run blocker—playing not far from half…


Steelers Earn Offensive Line Of The Week Honors For First Time In 2017

Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were honored with the ‘Offensive Line of the Week’ distinction three or four times over the course of the season. Shaun O’Hara, a Super Bowl-winning Pro Bowl center for the Giants, does a weekly write-up for the league’s website. It took six games, but they…


Bengals Rotating Their Struggling Tackles, And They’re Not Loving It

Remember that whole thing where the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t really have the answers to their offensive line issues? Well that’s still a thing. Take, for example, the fact that they rank 28th in the league in averaging 84 rushing yards per game. Their 3.2-yard rushing average is underperformed only by…


2017 South Side Questions: Can Steelers Contain A.J. Green On Sunday?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions…


Steelers Opt Not To Start Practice Clock This Week On Rookie CB Cameron Sutton

As of Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton was officially eligible to start practicing with the team as he looks to return from a hamstring injury. While Sutton was eligible to start practicing again this week, the team has apparently decided to let him keep working on the side…


Vince Williams Calls TJ Watt The ‘Most NFL Ready Rookie I’ve Seen’

Social media can be a distraction. It can certainly be divisive. But sometimes, it’s just awesome. Today was one of those days. Vince Williams did a Q&A with Steelers’ Nation on all his teammates. In particular, he praised T.J. Watt, calling him the most NFL ready rookie he’s ever seen. Most…


Steelers CB Joe Haden Has Fared Well Against Bengals WR A.J. Green

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cincinnati Bengals this coming Sunday at Heinz Field and that means we’ll likely be treated to a great matchup between cornerback Joe Haden and wide receiver A.J. Green. Haden and Green have battled quite a bit over the years with all those matchups happening…