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AFC Playoff Picture: A Steelers Fan’s Rooting Guide To NFL Week 14

The (7-5) Pittsburgh Steelers will play the (10-2) Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon on the road in what figures to be a great AFC North matchup. Even though the Steelers still control their own playoff destiny right now, it doesn’t mean that we won’t be doing some scoreboard watching on this…


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Steelers Film Room: Smash Concept

Revisiting a concept we’ve talked about in the past. A core one we see in practically every team’s playbook and is the quintessential Cover 2 beater in the NFL. It’s the smash concept, and the Pittsburgh Steelers ran it early in Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts. For a refresher,…


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Former Steelers Special Teams Coach Fired By Chargers

The San Diego Chargers announced the firing of special teams’ coordinator Kevin Spencer today. We've parted ways with Special Teams Coordinator Kevin Spencer. MORE: https://t.co/q81B1lt07L pic.twitter.com/miGtNKSJY5 — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) December 2, 2015 It’s worth writing because Spencer served as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coach in the same position from 2002…


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Steelers Film Room: Snag Concept

We’ve written a lot about the effectiveness of being able to use the same concept in different ways. And one that frankly is necessary for any successful offensive coordinator in the NFL. And the Pittsburgh Steelers’ two point conversion play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks reminded me of that philosophy….


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Steelers Film Room: Seattle Seahawks’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I 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…


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2015 Thanksgiving Day Open Thread

How is everybody? I hope you all are doing well on this Thanksgiving day. We have already knocked out our dinner and I’m now settling in for a long day of football. This year’s Thanksgiving day schedule includes only teams from the NFC for the second consecutive year. In other…


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A Steelers Fan’s Rooting Guide To NFL Week 11

The 6-4 Pittsburgh Steelers are on their much-needed bye this week and they’ll return to action next week to play the Seattle Seahawks on the road. With the steelers off, we can all do quite a bit of scoreboard watching this weekend and here is your fan rooting interest guide…


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Buccaneers Release Swearinger, Could Steelers Have Interest?

On the surface, it isn’t a topic seemingly worth discussing on here. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released safety D.J. Swearinger today. #Bucs Waive LB Orie Lemon, S D.J. Swearinger FULL STORY: https://t.co/Cy7Sd8Xp2o pic.twitter.com/rk3HfwIL80 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) November 17, 2015 But if you remember, the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of…


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Football 101: The WR Route Tree

A new series we’ll put out each Sunday morning to help get you – not that you needed it – into a football mindset. A basic Football 101 series that will look at a concept or scheme with the intention of making you a smarter football fan. We’re going back…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Nine

As the Pittsburgh Steelers head into their game against the Cleveland Browns this weekend they’ll be accompanied by the windmilling power chords of Pete Townsend and the soaring lyrics of Roger Daltrey: Who are you? Who…who? Are you a team that will barely miss the postseason or limp your way into…



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Steelers Film Room: Todd Haley’s Hank Concept

One of the staples of Todd Haley’s offense is his Hank Concept. We’ve covered it before, for the Pittsburgh Steelers and opposing offenses, and it was one Haley leaned on heavily Sunday. A refresher of the concept. It’s a curl/flat combination on the perimeter with the tight end running a…


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Steelers Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Terrible Towel On Sunday

In 1975 the Terrible Towel was born thanks to an idea by former Pittsburgh Steelers radio broadcaster Myron Cope and the organization will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its creation Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals. The 40th anniversary commemorative design of the Terrible Towel will be revealed…