Bob Labriola

Danny Smith Gushes About Darrius Heyward-Bey

Your weekly quota of Danny Smith articles from me. And this week, sitting down with Bob Labriola like usual, Smith positively gushed about Darrius Heyward-Bey and what makes him such a great special teamer. Although DHB has had an emerging role as a wide receiver, now elevated above Markus Wheaton…


Danny Smith Pleased With Special Teams’ Field Goal Block

Yes, this is my weekly quota of Danny Smith articles. Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins was pretty terrible all around but one bright spot came on special teams. Daniel McCullers briefly kept the Steelers in the game with a third quarter field goal block. It kept Miami ahead by…


Tyler Matakevich Praised For High Football IQ

He’s the man giving us a glimmer of hope during some dark times. The little bit of good in an otherwise bad situation. The man in red. Tyler Matakevich is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ version of Ken Bone. One of the few bright moments from their loss to the Miami Dolphins’…


Butler And Haley Agree: Do Your Job

It’s a phrased they’ve used before but it’s only fitting to hear both coordinators preach “do your job” in the week they face off against Bill Belichick, who has famously coined the term. Keith Butler and Todd Haley both dropped that phrase today, a recognition that when games start to…


Todd Haley On Chris Hubbard: ‘I Thought It Was A Great Job’

For as much criticism and concern Chris Hubbard has received around these parts for basically his entire Pittsburgh Steelers’ career, it’s only fair and appropriate to throw the Ticker Tape parade for him after a great performance against the New York Jets. Bob Labriola asked Todd Haley to evaluate Hubbard…


Haley Hunting For More Explosive Runs From Steelers Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense has averaged 4 yards per carry so far this season and while that’s a nice start, offensive coordinator Todd Haley knows it can get even better and especially now that running back Le’Veon Bell has a few games under his belt since returning from his three-game…


Danny Smith Not Willing To Discuss Fake Field Goal

I sat down in my blogging fortress, eager like Christmas morning to hear about Danny Smith’s thoughts on the failed fake field goal against the New York Jets. If you missed it, we gave our evaluation, but it’s always better to hear it directly from the source. But Smith was…



Sunday Will Mark Last Time Steelers Will Wear Bumblebee Uniforms

The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear their 1934 throwback uniforms Sunday for their home game against the New York Jets and it will be the final time you’ll see them. Steelers team president Art Rooney II informed Bob Labriola of steelers.com of the organization’s decision to pack away the bumblebee uniforms…


Danny Smith Explains What Happened On Blocked Field Goal

For the first time since 2011, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a field goal blocked. An ominous sign for one of the worst collective performances under Mike Tomlin. Speaking with Bob Labriola on SNR’s Coordinator’s Corner today, Smith succinctly summed up what happened. “It was just a matter of a leverage play, they…


Todd Haley On Defensive Trends: ‘We Haven’t Seen A Lot Of Pressure’

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 2-1 after their first three games of the 2016 regular season and their first three opponents shared several similarities when it came to how their defenses attempted to defend quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and company. During his weekly talk on Steelers Nation Radio, offensive coordinator Todd…



Jordan Berry Winning Punter/Returner Battle

Punter vs returner. That’s what Danny Smith tells Jordan Berry before each game. Two weeks in, Berry isn’t just winning that battle. He’s in Mortal Kombat FINISH HIM mode against the returner. The second-year punter has had a terrific start to the season including his best performance ever last week, averaging 47…



Danny Smith Upset Over Antonio Brown’s TD Celebration

In the moment, it’s hard not to have a laugh over Antonio Brown’s touchdown twerk. It was good for a chuckle and about 100 Internet memes. But one guy who wasn’t happy with it? Special teams coach Danny Smith. Because Brown made his job a whole lot tougher. In Smith’s…