Bruce Miller

Film Room: Pittsburgh’s Problems With “Y Over”

No defensive scheme is perfect. If one existed, every team would run it. So it’s the same in Pittsburgh. Perhaps the biggest problem the Steelers have to defend are multiple vertical concepts. Think the Seattle Seahawks debacle last season, their 4 vertical attack eating up the Pittsburgh. We’re going to…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs 49ers Notes

My game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. First Half  – Kick return unit. Front five: Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden next right behind them. The wedge included Will Johnson, Matt Spaeth, and Roosevelt Nix with…


Week Two: Steelers Vs 49ers Second Half Notes And Observations

The Pittsburgh Steelers secured their first victory of the season in convincing fashion on Sunday, putting up 43 points in their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers while recording five sacks and a turnover, holding the road team to just three points leading into the fourth quarter. Below are…


Steelers Defense Rises To Critical Challenge

After watching the Pittsburgh defense struggle to control any aspect of their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots’ potent offense, and seeing how easily the San Francisco 49ers bullied a Mike Zimmer-led Minnesota Vikings defense this past Monday night, I was more than a little concerned with how…


Steelers Offense Rolls Over 49ers, Win 43-18

 Attempting to stop Antonio Brown has been the most futile effort that NFL teams have endeavored upon over the last two-plus seasons. When the Pittsburgh Steelers laced up to host the 49ers this afternoon, San Francisco’s plight was no different than that of the teams before them. Brown went off…


Football 101: Scrape Exchange

A new series we’re going to sprinkle in throughout the regular season. A Football 101 where in each segment, we’ll examine one football term that the casual fan isn’t familiar with or doesn’t quite know. That’s critically important. The funny thing about football is that you never stop learning. It…


San Francisco 49ers Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


6 Offensive Takeaways From The 49ers Week 1 Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Heinz Field and while we have some future posts that will dedicated to previewing that game, I thought I would share some of my initial offensive observations from their Monday night win over the Minnesota Vikings. 1 –…


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Report: 49ers LT Joe Staley Cleared To Play Versus Steelers, Willis To Sit Out

49ers Insider for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Matt Maiocco, is reporting this morning that sources have informed him that San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley has now received full clearance from the doctors following his concussion suffered last Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, and is expected to start Monday…


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Steelers 49ers Saturday Injury Report Week 15 – Roethlisberger Questionable, Pouncey Out

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final practice preparations on Friday in preparation for their week 15 game Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park and the final injury report of the week was released today. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (foot), linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) and center…