Danny Smith

Danny Smith Explains What It Means To Challenge Chris Boswell

This is a question I was really hoping someone would ask. In today’s Coordinator’s Corner, Bob Labriola did. A few weeks ago, Mike Tomlin said the Steelers were challenging Chris Boswell to hit from 50 yards out. He’s responded, nailing two of them over the last three weeks, including a 53…


Steelers Open To WR Martavis Bryant Returning More Kickoffs

With Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster sidelined for the team’s Sunday night game against the Green Bay Packers because of a hamstring injury the team decided to let fellow wide receiver Martavis Bryant return kickoffs alongside running back Fitzgerald Toussaint, who had been promoted from the practice squad…


Kameron Canaday Continues To Have A Quietly Successful Season

Kameron Canaday might be the least well-known Pittsburgh Steeler. But considering his job, that’s a good thing. Canaday has served as the team’s long snapper for all of 2017, rarely with issue. I’m hesitant to say it’s been perfect, partly because I don’t know near enough about the position, but…


Danny Smith Calls T.J. Watt A ‘Hell Of A Player’

T.J. Watt has made the coaching staff pretty happy this season. Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert for drafting him, Keith Butler for the production on defense, and last Thursday, Danny Smith for making a fantastic special teams play. It was Watt’s swat that kept the Steelers ahead in an eventual…


Steelers Vs. Titans: Five Key Storylines Ahead Of Week 11 Game

The 7-2 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 6-3 Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field Thursday night in a Week 11 AFC matchup and ahead of that game kicking off, there are several key storylines worth pointing out. Below are what I consider to be the top five storylines for both teams…



Danny Smith Praises JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Return Ability

Danny Smith made some interesting comments today about the lack of returners the Pittsburgh Steelers have, pointing out they probably have the fewest return-capable guys in the league. But he’s happy about at least one of the guys he has. Sitting down with Bob Labriola for this week’s Coordinator’s Corner, Smith…



Danny Smith Says Eli Rogers Must ‘Do A Better Job’

Though Eli Rogers is no Antonio Brown, the standard is still the standard. And Danny Smith just put him on notice. Speaking with Bob Labriola on this week’s Coordinator’s Corner, Smith said Rogers must improve to be the team’s punt returner. “He’s got to do a much better job,” Smith told…


Film Room: Danny Smith Adding Wrinkle To Kick Coverage

Unfortunately, we’re probably not going to hear much from Danny Smith this season. There’s only one Coordinator’s Corner interview per week and we’re likely to hear from Keith Butler and Todd Haley throughout. So when we can jump on special teams, we will. The special teams unit has been strong…


Two Dogs, One Stick For Special Teams Battles

The Pittsburgh Steelers curiously left off a special teams captain for the first time in several years. That may have been a hint that Robert Golden’s roster spot isn’t entirely safe, though for the moment, he’s rock solid, but probably had more to do with the team opening competition. Per…


Film Room: Dirty Red Makes Browns Pay For Sloppy Special Teams

Special teams, despite how often they’re overlooked and minimized by new league rules, still starts every game. Every one begins with a kick and their importance shouldn’t be forgotten. If you did, your memory was quickly jogged Sunday afternoon. The Pittsburgh Steelers first points of the season came on Tyler…



Short List Of Steelers Players Danny Smith Is Likely Watching Closely

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the process of wrapping up their 2017 training camp and when they do, they’ll immediately play their second of four preseason games Sunday night. With one preseason game already in the books as well as almost all of the practices at Latrobe, Steelers special teams…