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Buffalo Game May Have Been Death Knell For Formal OLB Rotation

The Pittsburgh Steelers faced just 48 plays on defense, which is pretty amazing when you consider that the Bills didn’t exactly have a lot of successful short drives or chunk plays. They did have one scoring drive that took just a couple of plays, but Pittsburgh had a nearly two-to-one…


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…


Bud Dupree Getting Up To Speed After Two-Sack Game

It started last week, but it seemed to really solidify yesterday. The Pittsburgh Steelers think that they have their two pass rushers going forward—at least for the rest of the season. James Harrison and Bud Dupree logged very nearly every defensive snap for the Steelers yesterday against the Bills as…


Film Room: Steelers’ Red Zone Adjustment Creating Splash Plays

It’s a coincidence but it’s a fun one, worthy of the stats of the weird variety. Week 13 has been kind to the Pittsburgh Steelers the last two years. Two immobile quarterbacks, two red zone interceptions on the same coverage. Though it may be frustrating to see Keith Butler send only three…


Steelers Vs. Giants: Player Snap Counts – Week 13

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New York Giants 24-14 Sunday at Heinz Field and a few things stick out when you look at the initial snap counts from the game. Offensively for the Steelers, tight end Ladarius Green played a season-high 35 snaps against the Giants and he responded with perhaps his best game…



Butler On Dupree: ‘He’s Still A Little Rusty’

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that he’ll now move forward with a four-man rotation at the outside linebacker position. One of those four players will obviously be second-year linebacker Bud Dupree, who has now played in two games since returning from the team’s…



Steelers’ OLB Rotation Will Mean An Odd Man Out

File this under “good problems to have” even if, yes, it’s still a struggling group, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ have too many outside linebackers to play. Mike Tomlin was very blunt about that at today’s weekly presser, saying they will not have a five man rotation. Five men enter. Four…


Arthur Moats Gets Shortest Straw In OLB Five-Man Draw

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have at long last gotten former first-round pick Bud Dupree back on the field—the second-year outside linebacker logged 20 snaps on Thursday against the Colts after playing just a single snap on Sunday in Cleveland—the inevitable juggling of playing time has commenced, and so far…


Steelers Vs. Browns: Player Snap Counts – Week 11

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns 24-9 Sunday on the road and a few things stick out when you look at the initial snap counts from the game. On offense, backup tackle Chris Hubbard played 12 snaps against the Browns as an extra blocker on the end of the…


Steelers Spin: Week Eleven Rants And Ramblings

There is a warming, beckoning light ahead in the fog. Never before has a city so downtrodden, so hard on its luck, so defeated—been able to look ahead to a Sunday with grander hope and expectation. That city, of course, is Cleveland…and yes the Browns have a chance to turn…


Steelers CB Ross Cockrell Fined $9,115 For Late Hit Against Cowboys

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell will likely be out some his yearly salary for the holidays a result of his late hit on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game at Heinz Field. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Cockrell was fined…


Elias Explains Decision To Not Give James Harrison A Half A Sack

When the Pittsburgh Steelers defense sacked Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss, I initially thought that linebacker James Harrison was going to be credited with a half a sack on the play and thus tie Jason Gildon for the all-time franchise sack record. That…