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Film Room: One Downside To Man Coverage

Quick film room today. Lot of discussion this year,and this week after Carnell Lake’s comments, about man coverage. Numbers show the Pittsburgh Steelers are running it less than any other team in the league but as I wrote yesterday, it’s more about when they play it than just sheer frequency….



Tomlin On Mitchell Low Hit On Smith: ‘He Got Tripped’

As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked during his weekly Tuesday press conference to comment on the low hit by safety Mike Mitchell on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith late in the third quarter of Sunday’s Week 6 game at Arrowhead Stadium. “My view is what…




Film Room: Chiefs Unpredictable, Effective In Red Zone

Fact: Success in the red zone is one of the biggest reasons why teams win or lose on a regular basis. You probably already knew that, but what you might not know is how exactly teams prepare to win so close to the goal line. If you want to know…



Steelers’ Late Situational Failures On Defense Led To Close Finish

The Kansas City Chiefs may have gone just two-for-nine on third down during last night’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that 22-percent conversion rate doesn’t tell the full story, and not just because they also managed to convert on both of their attempts on fourth down, which essentially negates…



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…


Steelers Spin: Divisional Playoffs Rants And Ramblings

Playoffs? You kidding me? I just hope we win a game. These were the immortal words of then Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora at a press conference years ago. And although he was deflecting questions following a disappointing regular season loss for his team, his words should be the mantra…


Dave’s Stats: Steelers Vs. Chiefs Nuggets

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in the Divisional Round of the playoffs and as usual I have been doing quite a bit of statistical research ahead of that contest. I’ve been bad about not sharing my findings during the season and that changes today. Here…


Film Room: Chiefs’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…