David Johnson

Roosevelt Nix’s Season Debut Just A Baby Step

It took six games, but the Pittsburgh Steelers finally got fullback Roosevelt Nix back after the second-year player spent most of training camp and the preseason, all through the first five weeks of the regular season, dealing with a back issue that has kept him sidelined. Although the fullback position…


Steelers Offense Lost Its Personality In Dolphins’ Loss

On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made several references during his weekly press conference to his team losing the time of possession battle in Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins and how that played a big part in the game in addition to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throwing two…


Steelers 3rd & 1 Play-Call Late In First Half Deserves Criticism

In general, I don’t get too caught up in bashing individual play-calls that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense runs on a week-to-week basis. Sure, you could probably go through each and every game and circle 5 or 6 plays based on results and find faults or easily state what probably should…



Tight End Position Getting It Done In The End Zone

The Pittsburgh Steelers may not have their ideal circumstances surrounding the tight end position right now, but it could certainly be a lot worse than it has shown itself to be, whether we are talking about blocking or receiving. Ladarius Green will certainly be an asset once he gets here,…




Steelers First Quarter Offensive Charting Notes

Yesterday, we brought you the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive and defensive charting notes for the team’s most recent game. Today, we bring you a broader, more comprehensive look at what the team has done on offense and defense, now that we have a broader body of work to revisit. Here are…


Week 4 Offensive Charting Notes

It’s time for your weekly charting notes, and given some weekly changes in circumstances, we have some interesting points to address this week for the Pittsburgh Steelers on the offensive side of the ball. As usual, we will start with a breakdown of the Steelers’ personnel packages over the course…




Tight End Usage Starkly Declines As Steelers Trail Against Eagles

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened with a 12 personnel look to being their first offensive series. With Jesse James lined up offset to the right of the offensive line and first-year tight end Xavier Grimble serving as the in-line blocker on the left side, though both ran a route…


Steelers Vs. Eagles: Player Snap Counts – Week 3

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 34-3 to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and now enter Week 4 of the 2016 regular season with a record of 2-1. The initial snap counts from the Week 3 road game are now in and as usual, here is a recap of the notable numbers…


Confidence In Backup TEs May Favor More Snap Distribution

Over the course of the past couple of days, I have taken the time to do some film studying on the blocking of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ top two tight ends right now on the depth chart, namely second-year current starter Jesse James and the returning veteran, David Johnson, whose position…


Steelers Film Room: David Johnson Vs Bengals

In hindsight, it certainly appears to be a good thing that the Pittsburgh Steelers made the decision, which many seemed to believe as a mere afterthought, to bring back tight end David Johnson, whom they originally drafted in 2009, and who played in Pittsburgh until 2013 before spending two seasons…