Alejandro Villanueva


Tomlin Excited To Have Mihalik Back With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a few transactions on Tuesday and one of those included them signing tackle Brian Mihalik off of the Detroit Lions practice squad. To make room for Mihalik, tackle Matt Feiler was waived. Mihalik, who was drafted originally by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of…


Sack Breakdown: Steelers Vs Dolphins

Two (sort of) sacks this week to go through. 1. 3rd and 10, 6:15 1st. 11 personnel. Five block + RB/TE check and release against a four man rush. I say sort of because this sack was wiped out by penalty yet it still counts in the official stat book….


Steelers Vs. Dolphins: 7 Keys To Victory – Week 6

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Miami Dolphins Sunday on the road and they’re looking to extend their record to 5-1. Below are seven things that I believe the team will need to do in order to come away with their fifth win of the season. Run, Le’Veon, run –…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Jets

General game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-13 win over the New York Jets. First Half – Horrible contain rush on this four man stunt. Constant problem all season and Ryan Fitzpatrick scrambles for a nine yard gain. – Much better discipline on this stunt. Bringing five helps too. –…


Sack Breakdown: Steelers Vs Jets

Thankfully, just one of these to talk about this week. 1. 2nd and 6, 9:44 4th. 11 personnel. Five block versus a four man rush. Jets run a simple T/E stunt to the offense’s left. It’s passed off well in recognition but Alejandro Villanueva struggles with his technique. He picks…


Tomlin Praises Jets For Sniffing Out Fake Field Goal

If you’re like me, the fake field goal play the Pittsburgh Steelers attempted to run Sunday against the New York Jets probably caught you by surprise. With that said, the Jets players who were on the field for that particular play didn’t look surprised at all as they easily shut…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs. Jets Week 5

7 gut reactions from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 5 win against the New York Jets. 1 – It looked like the Steelers offense was going to pick up where it left off last week after a 72-yard pass and catch for a touchdown from Ben Roethlisberger to Sammie Coates on their…


Steelers’ Plan For Tackle Depth Unravelling Due To Injuries

You might recall that way back in March, while free agency was still cooking, I took a stab at addressing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ seemingly intensive search to uncover an offensive tackle to add to their depth, which they eventually acquired when they signed veteran Ryan Harris to a two-year contract….

Hubbard Dieffenbach Dismukes Wallace

2016 South Side Questions: Will Steelers Call Up Matt Feiler?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


Pouncey Expects Foster To Play Sunday Against Jets

While the Pittsburgh Steelers certainly do have a long list of injured players as they continue to prepare for their Week 5 home game against the New York Jets, it appears as though they will have one of their starting offensive linemen back this weekend. According to Chris Mueller of…


Steelers First Quarter Offensive Charting Notes

Yesterday, we brought you the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive and defensive charting notes for the team’s most recent game. Today, we bring you a broader, more comprehensive look at what the team has done on offense and defense, now that we have a broader body of work to revisit. Here are…


Sack Breakdown: Steelers Vs Chiefs

A pair of them to go over with you this week. 1. 3rd and 20, 9:42 1st. 11 personnel. Five block + TE chip/release versus a three man rush. Obviously, disappointing to have a sack – and a pretty quick one at that – happen on a three man rush…


Steelers Vs. Chiefs: 7 Keys To Victory – Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night at Heinz Field on and it will be their second home game of the 2016 regular season. Below are seven things that I believe the team will need to do in order to come away with their third win…