Artie Burns

Artie Burns Claims He ‘Knows’ He Has CTE

Sports Illustrated ran an interesting article Wednesday morning. And perhaps Artie Burns’ response was most interesting and frankly, pretty scary. SI asked several current NFL players that if a test existed to test players for CTE, a chronic and degenerative brain disease that’s led to the death of many players,…


Cam Heyward Says Defense Must Stop ‘Absurd’ Mistakes

Absurd is an apt way to describe most of what happened Sunday night at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers went up 14-0, the Baltimore Ravens responded with a 31-6 run, and the Steelers finished things by outscoring them 19-7 in a 39-38 win. Got all that? Productive as the offense…



Film Room: Breaking Down Burns And Sensabaugh’s Breakdowns

Yes, the bottom line was that the Pittsburgh Steelers got the victory yesterday. It’s the NFL and winning, no matter what the teams look like on paper, is freaking hard to do. Although I like to focus on something positive coming off a win, it’s hard to ignore all that went…


Mystery Man At Kick Returner Could Be A Surprise

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have a number of players on offense and defense sitting out this game for one reason or another, they have the replacement parts already on hand, parts that have already been tested in that role during this season. That is not the case for the…



Watch: The Ups And Downs Of Artie Burns

Back at it talking to the tape like we do every week. This time, we’re putting the focus on Artie Burns. He’s a polarizing player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. An equal share of good and bad plays. What happened Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans sums up his career…



Steelers Vs Titans Missed Tackles Report

Boy, Thursday night was all sorts of fun, wasn’t it? I hate to burst your bubble though, as it’s time for the weekly missed tackles report. Against the Tennessee Titans, the Steelers’ defensive performance was great, at least in part due to the four interceptions and the five sacks on…


Film Room: Breaking Down Pittsburgh’s Blown Coverages

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense put the clamps on the Indianapolis Colts’ second half offense Sunday. They kept the game close until the offense finally got in gear and came storming back. So on the whole, allowing 17 points, recording three sacks, picking off a pass, it all looks good. Then…


Artie Burns: ‘Whenever We Need It, We Will Go’ To Man Coverage

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent a lot of time in the offseason talking about the need to improve their ability to execute out of man coverage, but that has not necessarily translated into actually using man coverage with greater frequency than they ordinarily would have under different circumstances. Nor does that…



2017 Midseason Player Evaluations: CB Artie Burns

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and there soon being little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team…


Ike Taylor Names Burns And Haden A Top 3 CB Tandem

“The media” is a dirty term for fans. And for media. Until they become the media. Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was one player who always had a pretty good relationship with “the media”, though, and so it’s no surprise that he has been able to carve out a…


Film Room: Artie Gets Burned In Detroit

Lots of plays to dig into in today’s series of film studies so let’s just dig right in. The first one highlights the play of Artie Burns, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ second-year cornerback, who had himself something of an adventurous game, including a dive into the frightening world of run support….