Matthew Marczi

Chris Hubbard Says Sole Focus Is Getting Pittsburgh To A Super Bowl

Dave Bryan brought up a really interesting point the other day I hadn’t considered. Chris Hubbard probably won’t be a Pittsburgh Steeler next year. He’s set to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career and with the snaps he’s gotten this year, he’ll have the…


Kozora: 2017 Steelers’ Training Camp Preview

Today is the day. The Pittsburgh Steelers will report to Latrobe shortly for the first day of training camp, kicking off the 2017 preseason and the Steelers’ quest for a seventh Super Bowl. As we have been for the past three seasons, our goal is to be at every practice….


Heyward-Bey’s Leadership Makes Him A Tough Cut

Chris Adamski had a really good feature piece on Darrius Heyward-Bey that our Matthew Marczi summed up and added onto this morning.  I don’t know if much of it was ground-breaking but it reinforced the value DHB has to the Pittsburgh Steelers. To assume that leadership role, even when he was…


Film Room: Pattern Matching Made Easy

Kicking off this week with another Film Room. Know you guys have been asking for more of this and I love you all for it. My favorite topics to write about. Keith Butler had a lengthy conversation with the media during last week’s minicamp. Much of it revolved around schematic…


Jerald Hawkins Does Little To Change Villanueva’s Situation

I’m writing this partially in response to what our Matthew Marczi wrote earlier in the week and partially due to the general chatter about the topic over the last couple, prompting Marczi’s article. Matthew left it open-ended but I bet I know what his answer is. And what all of your answers…


Mike Hilton Has Makings Of Legitimate Camp Sleeper

Over the weekend, Matthew Marczi wrote an article on relative unknown Mike Hilton getting first team reps in the slot. A large part of that was due to William Gay getting some well deserved veteran days off but it also meant he saw at least some reps ahead of Senquez…


One Reporter Believes Alejandro Villanueva Will Hold Out

Headline I admit caught me by surprise. The Beaver County Times Chris Bradford had an OTA wrap up article yesterday donning the headline, “Steelers Takeaways: Expect Alejandro Villanueva to hold out, but not for long.” Though Alejandro Villanueva has remained non-committal, it’s the first I’ve heard someone think Villanueva will miss minicamp,…


Todd Haley Laments Missed Opportunities Vs Cowboys

And yes, I am stealing “laments” from Matthew Marczi, a man who is much smarter than I. Technically, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ matched their weekly goal. They scored 30 points for the first time in a month. But looking beyond those basic expectations, Todd Haley knows it could’ve been a lot…


Steelers Third Down Offense At All-Time High

Matthew Marczi just wrote about how good the Pittsburgh Steelers third down defense was in the win over the New York Jets and overall, the success they’ve enjoyed on the season. That’s all spot on. But the third down offense is at a historically high number and just as much worth talking…


Backups Proving Starter-Capable For Pittsburgh

The past two weeks have presented some unique challenges for the Pittsburgh Steelers. For starters, they had to take on the Kansas City Chiefs, a team that has been the Achilles heel for Tomlin’s Steelers, and also the New York Jets, a capable offense with a stout front four on…


David DeCastro On New Contract: “It’s Nice It’s Done”

Pre or post contract, David DeCastro is a man of few words. For one of the league’s throwback linemen, you’d expect no less. His entire Steelers.com interview, the first posted since his new, 5 year, $50 million extension, barely lasts a minute. And that’s including the introduction. But DeCastro is…


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…


Coates Knows Ball Security Is Key To Earning Coaches’ Trust

As our Matthew Marczi eloquently summed up this morning, it was far from a sparkling performance by Sammie Coates in his second-year debut. A near drop and two fumbles that would send most into Mike Tomlin’s doghouse. Speaking to reporters after the game, Coates owned up to his mistakes and…


Ryan Shazier Working Out With James Harrison In Arizona

As Matthew Marczi wrote the other day, James Harrison’s successful workouts keeps players coming back for me. Count Ryan Shazier as one of them, who showed up in one of Harrison’s Instagram videos yesterday. Take a look. @shazier tried to take the phone but @5spence1 still let y'all know what…


Roethlisberger/Coates Named Underrated Tandem

We’ve had a lot of talk about Antonio Brown lately. And hey, he’s the best receiver in the league so there’s good reason to break him down and comment on other sing his praises. But let’s talk about another receiver. Or, better phrased, talk about someone else talking about another receiver. And…