Steelers Reinstate Joey Porter To Coaching Staff On Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday morning that team president Art Rooney II has reinstated linebackers coach Joey Porter to the team. “At this time, we have decided that Joey Porter will return to our coaching staff for the game in Kansas City this weekend,” Rooney said in a Friday statement. “We…


Film Room: L.T. Walton In Running For Most Improved Steeler

Continuing our day that I’ve largely arbitrarily chosen to call #FilmRoomFriday, I’m going to take another look at Pittsburgh Steelers second-year defensive end L.T. Walton, who ever since Cameron Heyward’s injury has had to take on a far more prominent role in the defense. Further injuries since then have only…


Film Room: Haley Much Improved With Brown’s Usage Second Time Around

Because I harped on it so much, probably to the point of annoying you (sorry!) I wanted to give Todd Haley his due credit for his use of Antonio Brown against the Miami Dolphins. This isn’t even just about production. It’s about alignment. And mixing up how he was used. Alignment,…


Film Room: Success On Third Down Contagious

It may not be a great surprise to learn that there is a pretty obvious correlation between the Pittsburgh Steelers having a successful day converting third downs on offense and the offense as a whole having a good game and putting points on the board. Sunday’s game against the Dolphins…


Film Room: No Plays Off For Roosevelt Nix

You wanted Roosevelt Nix? You’ve got Roosevelt Nix. Kicking off what I’m now going to call #FilmRoomFriday, a term I’m confident won’t catch on, I’m going to take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ second-year fullback, who has rightfully become a fan favorite over the past two years, and his…




No Extra Motivation For Haley To Eliminate Chiefs From Playoffs

It’s been five years and one month since the Kansas City Chiefs fired Todd Haley as their head coach and since then he’s matched wits against them four times as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator. With the Steelers now about to face the Chiefs again in a Sunday’s Divisional Round…


Keith Butler Needs Better Pass Rush From Young Steelers DE L.T Walton

When the Pittsburgh Steelers lost defensive end Cameron Heyward earlier in the season to a torn pectoral muscle the defense needed several other players to step up and take his place. One of those players was second-year defensive end L.T. Walton, who the Steelers drafted in the sixth-round of the…


Butler, Defense Took Loss To Dolphins Personally

There are the facts. A loss. A 204 yard performance by Jay Ajayi. A quantifiable number of broken tackles, and oh man, there were many. Then there are the emotions. The frustration and anger of getting destroyed against the run, an area where there’s a proud tradition of being one…


Chiefs Injury Report: OLBs Houston, Hali Practice Fully On Thursday

The Kansas City Chiefs will enter their Sunday home Divisional Playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers as a very healthy team and that’s not overly surprising being as they had a first-round bye last weekend due to them being the No. 2 seed in the AFC. After being limited on…


Gilbert Set To Replace Toussaint On Steelers Kickoff Return Team

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Gilbert might just get a chance to return a few kickoffs against the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s Divisional Round playoff game. With running back Fitzgerald Toussaint currently still in concussion protocol, Gilbert reportedly said Thursday that he’ll be on the kickoff return team along with…


Report: LB Coach Joey Porter Expected To Return To Steelers “Soon”

On Thursday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter is expected to be back with the team “soon” after the Allegheny County District Attorney announced reduced charges against Porter to disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, both of which are summary charges. With the…


Steelers’ Butler Preparing To Slow Chiefs Hill, Kelce Again

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense will be faced with several challenges this coming Sunday in their Divisional Round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs and leading that list of players they’ll attempt to limit is wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce. During his weekly interview with Missi…


Steelers Injury Report: Green, Chickillo, Mathews Remain Sidelined On Thursday

It’s not looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers will get tight end Ladarius Green (concussion) back for their Sunday Divisional Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs judging by the team’s Thursday injury report. Green, who hasn’t played in a game since suffering a concussion in the Steelers Week 15 game…