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Steelers Vs Bengals: Winners And Losers

It got interesting. Too interesting. But what is a Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory without giving their fans 48 heart attacks, right? Your winners and losers. Winners Jordan Berry: Oh yeah, we’re starting with some special teams love. Legitimately, Berry was the best player on the field today. Here is where all…


Sunday Looks To Be Another Opportunity For Xavier Grimble

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been unable to get second-year fullback Roosevelt Nix onto the field since the first preseason game, and that negative trend will continue tomorrow afternoon against the Bengals, because he was officially ruled out for the game yesterday. This is good news for at least one player,…


Steelers Use 3TE Sets With Success In Washington

Considering the fact that they ran all but one play in the first quarter of their victory over Washington on Monday night out of their usual 11 personnel, the Pittsburgh Steelers actually ended up playing a respectable number of snaps out of multiple-tight-end sets before the night was through. That,…


Steelers Film Room: Xavier Grimble Vs Redskins

You know who played a surprisingly high number of snaps on Monday night? This guy. *points above to display image* “This guy” is first-year tight end Xavier Grimble, who played 16 snaps for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Redskins in the team’s season opener, which was just one snap shy…


Roethlisberger Leans Exclusively On Top 5 Targets In Season Opener

Here is one stat from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Monday night victory over Washington that you might find surprising—I know I did. Throughout the length of the contest, on 37 pass attempts, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only completed a pass to five different targets. In fact, he only targeted those five players…


Steelers Enter 2016 Season With 14 Players Set To Be URFAs In 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open their 2016 regular season Monday night against the Washington Redskins and now that their initial roster is set, we can take a quick loom ahead at the several players who are now scheduled to become unrestricted free agents next year. Currently, there are 14 such…


Steelers Versus Redskins: Week 1 Projected Inactive List

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Washington Redskins Monday night in Landover to kick off their 2016 NFL regular season and if you’re like me, you’re counting down the hours until the game begins. As usual, I will attempt to project the seven inactives for each and every Steelers game of the 2016 season…


Familiarity An Asset For David Johnson In Nix’s Absence

Just as I feared soon after the Pittsburgh Steelers announced a practice squad that featured two running backs in addition to the three that were already on the 53-man roster—and even before that, when I noticed his absence—fullback Roosevelt Nix is still ailing, evidently, from a back injury that held…


NFL Top 1000: What/Where Steelers Made The List

A huge undertaking every year, a large contingent of people were brought on to compile Bleacher Report’s NFL 1000, grading the top 1000 players in the league. It’s always a little unconventional, controversial, but a labor of love with some really smart people sending in their grades. Unveiled yesterday, they…


4WR Sets Should Be Viable Solution For Early Short-Handed Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers ran 235 plays of offense during the preseason, penalty non-plays included. On not a single one of them did they line up with four wide receivers on the field. And yet I would expect that we will see some of that, perhaps even somewhat significantly, this season,…


Bryan: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Final Edition

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have closed out their 2016 preseason, it’s time for me to release my final 53-man roster prediction. Please note that this prediction has two sections. The top section is what I predict the 53-man roster to look like Saturday evening right after 4 p.m. deadline….


Steelers’ Special Teams Not As Dire As First Glance

I gotta admit, I may have gone a little bit overboard here. Sometimes, it’s good to be sorta looney. Clearly, with the injuries the Pittsburgh Steelers have dealt with towards the bottom of the 53, the special teams outlook looks questionable. Given the high amount of turnover they were already…

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Steelers Film Room: Le’Veon Bell Vs Saints

It took until the third preseason game, but Pittsburgh Steelers fans were finally able to see Le’Veon Bell in game action for the first time since his knee injury suffered last November 1. Against the New Orleans Saints, Bell touched the ball eight times (three rushes, five catches) for a…