Alejandro Villanueva


2016 Steelers Sack Breakdown: Final Results

I know the season has long passed us. Maybe it was the Senior Bowl or just the fact the Pittsburgh Steelers were barely sacked this season, but I never got around to the final data for this year’s sack breakdown. So here are the final regular season and playoff totals….


Contract Extension Likely On Tap For Steelers T Alejandro Villanueva

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been busy re-signing several of their exclusive rights free agents this offseason but with that said, tackle Alejandro Villanueva apparently hasn’t signed his offered one-year tender. Whether he has or hasn’t signed that speculated given tender yet really isn’t a big deal as that will ultimately need…


Watch: Steelers T Alejandro Villanueva Reunites With Afghan Interpreter

In case you missed it, the new season of SC Featured began Saturday night on ESPN’s SportsCenter with the story about the bond between former Army Ranger and current Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva and a man who served as his interpreter during one of his tours in Afghanistan. ESPN…


Former Steeler C.J. Goodwin Shows Up On Super Bowl Stage

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a pair of their own former players on the field last night during the Super Bowl, one on either side, and both of them made an impact early on—in opposite ways. Most are probably more familiar with Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who spent most of…


2017 Offseason Positional Review – Offensive Tackle

The season might not quite be over for another couple of days, but 30 teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, have already hit offseason mode following their elimination, either prior to or during the playoffs. Pittsburgh got quite far this year, reaching the AFC Championship game for the first time since…


2016 Player Exit Meetings – LT Alejandrio Villanueva

The Pittsburgh Steelers find that their 2016 season ended a bit prematurely, and are undergoing the exit meeting process a couple weeks sooner than they would have liked. Never the less, what must be done must be done, and we are now at the time of the year where we…


The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers ERFA Signings, Patriots Recap With Alex Kirby, Listener Emails & More

Season 7, Episode 73 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Friday show, David Todd and I get right to talking about the few exclusive rights free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers have already come to terms this past week. Tackle Alejandro Villanueva is another one of the team’s several exclusive rights free agents…


Tomlin On Villanueva: ‘I Thought He Grew By Leaps And Bounds’

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly had a few players that failed to live up to exceptions during the their recently concluded 2016 season but tackle Alejandro Villanueva wasn’t one of them. In fact, the former Army captain exceeded his expectations during the 2016 season and that didn’t come as a shock to head…


Overview Of The Steelers 2017 Free Agents

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been eliminated from the playoffs it’s time to do a quick overview of the players who are scheduled to be free agents come the start of the 2017 league year in March. As usual, these free agents are broken down by three types; unrestricted,…


Film Room: Marcus Gilbert Quiets Chiefs’ Rush

The offensive line has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks, and for good reason. Their rise to prominence has been an essential ingredient in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ nine-game winning streak, during which they have primarily relied upon the running game—but they have also been among the best…



PFF Makes Case For Steelers’ O-Line As Best In The League

As much as the 2016 season has been a marathon of tales of highs and lows for the Pittsburgh Steelers, perhaps the best story of all—and the one that flows through everything that has happened with the team this year—has been the development of the offensive line into arguably the…


Steelers Vs Chiefs Sack Breakdown

Just one of these to look at. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line has made my life easy with this stuff in 2016. 1. 3rd and 8, 10:38 4th. 11 personnel. Five blocking a four man rush. This is flat out a coverage sack. Kansas City is playing Cover 1 robber, man…


Steelers Vs. Chiefs: 7 Keys To Victory – Divisional Round Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in a Divisional Round playoff game that will feature some very cold and rainy weather. The Steelers will look to repeat their Week 4 win over the Chiefs and move on to play the New England…