David Johnson

Overview Of The Steelers 2017 Free Agents

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have been eliminated from the playoffs it’s time to do a quick overview of the players who are scheduled to be free agents come the start of the 2017 league year in March. As usual, these free agents are broken down by three types; unrestricted,…


Steelers Vs Patriots Positional Grades

Well, that didn’t go anywhere near as planned. Right from the start Tom Brady and the New England Patriots simply dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game Sunday evening, rolling to a 36-17 win, clinching a spot in their ninth Super Bowl in franchise history. This will be…


Film Room: A Look At Kick Returns, Just For Kicks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not exactly been the most impressive team in the league this year—or in the past several years—when it comes to getting off quality kick returns. Actually, it seems that league return averages as a whole are down this year because there are fewer and fewer returns…


Steelers Punt Coverage Unit Has Undergone Several Changes Since Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday injury report included some mixed news when it comes to their punt coverage team as safety Robert Golden (ankle) practiced fully while linebackers Anthony Chickillo (ankle) and Vince Williams (shoulder) both failed to practice. Assuming both Golden and Williams will be able to play Sunday in…



Haley Calls TE Group The Most Unselfish Unit He’s Ever Coached

The tight end group has sorta gotten lost in the offensive shuffle this year. Quarterbacks get all the glory. The receivers are flashy. And the offensive line is a feel good story. Sure, Ladarius Green has produced some big-time plays but beyond that, there isn’t a ton of press turned…


Film Room: Xavier Grimble Rises, Then Falls

It was a long time coming for Xavier Grimble before he finally managed to make a 53-man roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016. Making the mistake of coming out of college early in 2014, the USC product spent his first two years in the league kicking around practice squads….


Steelers Still Have Enough To Get By At Tight End Minus Green

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly been pleased to finally get tight end Ladarius Green on the field over the course of the past six games, and to see the big-play ability that he has been able to add to the offense as a result—he has seven explosive plays already—the…


In The Trenches: Steelers Vs. Bengals

Great rushing attacks are built upon the blocking at the point of attack. Last week’s record setting day by Le’Veon Bell was proof positive of this theory and he would be the first one to agree. In Week 14’s version of in the trenches our breakdown on how the Pittsburgh…



Steelers Vs. Bills: Player Snap Counts – Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Buffalo Bills 27-20 Sunday on the road and in the snow and a few things stick out when you look at the initial snap counts from the game. Offensively for the Steelers, tight ends Jesse James and Ladarius Green played 50 and 28 snaps respectively. Throw in tackle Chris Hubbard…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Bills Week 14

After a dominant Week 14 performance against the Buffalo Bills the Pittsburgh Steelers still control their own destiny in the AFC as far as the playoffs are concerned. Here are my gut reactions to the Steelers victory in Buffalo. All eyes were on Le’Veon Bell’s performance today. That’s what happens…


Steelers Fantasy Football Predictions – Week 14 – 2016

Week 14 – December 11, 2016 Location: New Era Field, Buffalo, New York Opponent: Buffalo Bills The Pittsburgh Steelers are back on the road this week after one of their more impressive victories this season over the New York Giants. The Steelers face the real New York team this week…


Steelers’ Haley Enjoys Multiple Tight End Challenges

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have tight end Ladarius Green healthy and on the field producing, we’ve see the offense use quite a bit of two and three tight sets in the last several games. During his Thursday session with media, offensive coordinator Todd Haley was asked if it’s a…