Bob Labriola

Danny Smith Says Justin Gilbert Can’t Get Hit On Final Kick Return

It was the only obvious blemish on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams report card Sunday. After making it a 18-16 game with time preciously thin, the Kansas City Chiefs’ opted against an onside kick and booted the ball deep to Justin Gilbert. Gilbert caught the ball at the seven but…


Tomlin Says Steelers Plan To Keep Ball Away From Hill

I’m sure that headline won’t surprise you. Bet it’ll make you feel a little better though. Mike Tomlin sat down for my favorite interview of the week, his conversation with Bob Labriola. They talked about an array of things, all of which you can read here over at Steelers.com, including…


Todd Haley Says He Called His Favorite Drive Ever Sunday

Can you guess which one? Todd Haley might be a wide receivers coach but he loved the old-school mentality on the Pittsburgh Steelers ten play, ten run, touchdown drive in the first half last weekend. Haley talked about that drive with Bob Labriola on this week’s Coordinator’s Corner. “The third drive…



Danny Smith Explains Kick Return Complications

Kick returns might seem simple. Catch ball. Run with ball. Block for dude with the ball. But like most things in football, it’s a lot more complicated than that. So buckle up because we’re delving into all the variables that come into play on kicks. Fun, right? Next up –…


Haley Praises Young Receivers For Stepping Up

Antonio Brown is still the household name but Eli Rogers, Cobi Hamilton, and Demarcus Ayers have all been knocking on the door during the season. Todd Haley gave them their due credit speaking with Bob Labriola on this week’s Coordinator’s Corner. “I think they’ve shown a lot, throughout the season,” Haley…


Steelers OC Todd Haley Details Immaculate Extension Play Against Ravens

It’s no surprise that we’re all still talking about the Immaculate Extension that took place late in the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Baltimore Ravens and that’s not going to stop anytime soon. During his weekly interview with Bob Labriola on Steelers Nation Radio, offensive coordinator Todd Haley also talked about the game-winning play…


Todd Haley On Landry Jones: ‘He’s Got To Get Us A W’

The Pittsburgh Steelers will hold quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out of Sunday’s regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns to keep him healthy for the playoffs and that means backup quarterback Landry Jones will make his fourth career start. So, is this an opportunity for Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley to…


Eli Rogers Rises To Mike Tomlin’s Challenge

Steelers’ fans have known about Eli Rogers throughout the season. It has been a bit of a bumpy ride, there was the deactivation at mid-season and games where he was rarely targeted, but his success wasn’t – or shouldn’t have been – a shock to any fan. But on a…


Haley Says Steelers’ Maturity Key In Win Over Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers kept a cool head. It’s such a simple, borderline trite philosophy, but it’s one that once again vaulted them over the dysfunctional Cincinnati Bengals. Ben Roethlisberger mentioned it following the game, recalling how he told the team prior to kickoff to not get caught up in the…





Haley Explains Why Hubbard Is Used Frequently As An Extra Blocker

Even though he’s not a starter, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Chris Hubbard still manages to see playing time on offense on a weekly basis as the former undrafted free agent has been used frequently as an extra lineman/blocking tight end. During his weekly interview on Steelers Nation Radio, Steelers offensive coordinator…


What James Harrison Told Tomlin After His Super Bowl Score

One of my favorite interviews each week is the gameday transcript of Steelers.com Bob Labriola’s conversation with Mike Tomlin. At a press conference, Tomlin is typically reserved, hyper-cliched, and frankly, kinda boring. But these interviews give a lot more interesting feedback. Much of the conversation revolved around James Harrison, four…