Matthew Slater

Roosevelt Nix

Roosevelt Nix Ranked Top Ten Special Teams Player By NFL Linebacker

You know special teams holds an equally special place in my heart. And so no one pulled at those heartstrings more than Roosevelt Nix last year. A man who bulled, dominated, and splash-played onto the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. Now, some of those currently playing the game are giving him appropriate…


Screenshot 2016-02-11 03.44.32

Success As Jammer Suggests Increased Special Teams Value For Antwon Blake

Yesterday, I began to touch on fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake and how his 2015 circumstances—moving into the starting lineup, but dealing with a hand ligament tear—had likely led to the team juggling and reshaping his special teams responsibilities. In spite of the fact that he was the team’s…


steelers_patriots

New England Patriots Defensive Scouting Report

By now, hopefully you’ve read our New England Patriots’ offensive scouting report. Here, Jon Ledyard and I have teamed up to break down the defense. As we did for the offense, I’ll break down the scheme while Jon looks at individual play. ALEX’S SCHEME REPORT:  I have a little less…


No Picture

AFC Championship Preview – Patriots Versus Broncos

Below is the official NFL media release for the AFC Championship game: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-4) at DENVER BRONCOS (14-3) (Sunday, CBS, 3:00 PM ET) The Patriots and Broncos will meet for the second time this season. In Week 12, Denver jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead before New…


No Picture

Patriots Signing Of WR Michael Jenkins Has No Bearing On Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders Situation

The New England Patriots signed free-agent wide receiver Michael Jenkins on Thursday and now several are curious to know what this may mean for Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who visited the Patriots nearly two weeks ago. Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer Reporter posted on…


No Picture

Pouncey & Polamalu Voted To Pro Football Writers All-NFL Team

The Pro Football Writers All-NFL Team was announced today and Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and safety Troy Polamalu both made the team. Pouncey and Polamalu also earned Pro Bowl selections for their play in 2011 as well as first-team All-Pro honors. Below is the PFW/PFWA 2011 All-NFL team OFFENSE…