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Steelers Workout Cornerback Jack Tocho

One minor piece of housekeeping for you guys but I know there’s always interest in this stuff. The Pittsburgh Steelers recently had a workout for cornerback Jack Tocho as they continue to update their emergency list. Tocho, 6’0 202 pounds, was drafted late in the 7th round of the 2017…


Film Room: Breaking Down Pittsburgh’s Blown Coverages

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense put the clamps on the Indianapolis Colts’ second half offense Sunday. They kept the game close until the offense finally got in gear and came storming back. So on the whole, allowing 17 points, recording three sacks, picking off a pass, it all looks good. Then…


Steelers Vs Colts Missed Tackles Report

One week after a much-needed bye week, the Pittsburgh Steelers picked up right where they left off in the tackling department:  struggling. After a 15-missed-tackles performance on Sunday Night Football against the Detroit Lions in Week 8, the Steelers came back in Week 10 on the road against the Indianapolis…


2017 Midseason Player Evaluations: CB Mike Hilton

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and there soon being little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team…


Steelers Vs Colts X Factor: Mike Hilton

As we will do every Saturday to get you ready for the week’s game, our X Factor of the week. Sometimes it’s a player, unit, concept, or scheme. What will make or break the Pittsburgh Steelers as they square off against the Indianapolis Colts. X Factor: Mike Hilton Mentioned this one the…


2017 South Side Questions: Biggest Surprise Of First Half?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions…


Steelers Vs Lions Missed Tackles Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers sure had their struggles throughout Sunday night’s game on Sunday Night Football against the Detroit Lions, highlighted by red zone ineptitude and the pass defense, but what might have gone overlooked throughout the game was the dreadful tackling. Against the Lions in Ford Field, Pittsburgh really struggled…


Film Room: Mike Hilton A Force Against The Run

Mike Hilton’s strong season continues, a topic we broach pretty much on a weekly basis. He’s become the full-time starting slot corner and done about as well a job as you could hope for in coverage. That continued in Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions. But his impact in the…


Steelers Vs. Lions Week 8 Key Matchups

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions will be under the lights on Sunday as they will meet in Detroit for Sunday Night Football. Pittsburgh comes in riding a two-game win streak, while the Lions are coming off a bye week after giving up 52 points to New Orleans on October…


Steelers Vs Bengals Missed Tackles Report

In another physical, intense rivalry matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers and their ever-improving defense came through with another impressive display of tackling in a 29-14 win. Much like last season in Cincinnati when the Steelers missed just five total tackles in a 24-20…



Mike Hilton Playing Beyond Limitations

Although he might have missed a tackle at the tail end of DeAnthony Thomas’ 57-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter off a blown coverage by Artie Burns, first-year slot cornerback Mike Hilton has continued to make plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers, performing in ways that show no limits based on…


Artie Burns Bowing Out Against The Run

Had a reader/tweeter ask a good question today. How many tackles does Artie Burns have against the run? The answer? Zero. That’s according to the always-handy Pro Football Reference’s Game Play finder. Of the 162 tackles the Pittsburgh Steelers have against the run this year, Burns hasn’t been involved in any of…


Keith Butler Says Mike Hilton Has A Knack For Blitzing

For most cornerbacks, it’s what they do in coverage that catches the coaching staff’s eye. Mike Hilton is not like most corners. Physically, he is the smallest guy on the field. But when he laces up his cleats, he’s one of the most physical. That makes him an effective tackler….