Nate Solder

AFC Conference Finals Steelers Vs Patriots – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing in their biggest game today that they have played in the past six years. The New England Patriots are not. For a large cross-section of their roster, this is decidedly been-there, done-that territory. Many of them were here just last year, and many of those…


2017 South Side Questions: How Will Defense Pressure Tom Brady?

The regular season is now over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


Film Room: Patriots’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the New England Patriots’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…


Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones Vs Patriots

There is no doubt in my mind that for the rest of his career, no matter where he ends up playing after this season, fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is going to have a target on his back when it comes to having his play scrutinized. A shortness…


Film Room: Patriots’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s offense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Your New England Patriots’ offense. Alex’s Scheme…


Will Allen Finalist For Whizzer White Award

We’ve highlighted Will Allen’s community work before. Now, he’s being recoginized by the league. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety is one of four finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award, annually given to one player who best “honors the player who serves his team, community and country in the spirit of…


Steelers Film Room: James Harrison Week 1

Though Pittsburgh Steelers veteran outside linebacker James Harrison played the most snaps out of everybody at his position on opening night, it would be hard to argue that his snap count—about 50 percent bigger than originally projected—translated into production. On a night on which Jarvis Jones got the better of…



Steelers Film Room: Jarvis Jones Week 1

No individual players on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster is facing greater scrutiny than third-year outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, the former first-round pick who has been heavily criticized followed his first two seasons of play. The Steelers just drafted another outside linebacker in the first round, and are using a rotation…


James Harrison Topped Steelers OLBs In Snap Count Against Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers tried to make clear during the offseason that, despite the fact that he may have played his way into a starting role amidst adverse circumstances the team was dealing with, James Harrison will not be a full-time player during the 2015 season. And he won’t be. But…


Steelers Film Room: Consistency From LB Jarvis Jones Against The Patriots

In the Thursday night regular season opening loss to the New England Patriots, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was outplayed for most of the game. However, while few, there were some individual performances during the game that can be considered bright spots and outside linebacker Jarvis Jones was one of those players. While…


New England Patriots Offensive Scouting Report

Week One is finally back. The anticipation is building for tomorrow’s game against the New England Patriots and like last year, we’ll attempt to break down the weekly opponent the best we can. This year, Jon Ledyard and myself will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths…


Supremely Talented Villanueva A Project For Mike Munchak

Alejandro Villanueva is about as polarizing a prospect as you’ll be able to find, league-wide. At 6-foot-9 and weighing roughly 315 pounds of lean muscle, he certainly looks the part, and is the type of player most coaches would insist be the first one off the team bus. His background…


No Picture

Jason Worilds Productive Against The Pass In New England

By Matthew Marczi Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers were soundly beaten by the New England Patriots in their last game, not everything is worth scrapping for the sake of starting over from scratch. Within that terrible collective effort were some individual performances worth taking a look at to see what…


Breakdown Of Steelers LB Jarvis Jones Versus Patriots

By Alex Kozora This week, a look at the performance of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones against the New England Patriots. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Drive Snaps: 1 Run: 0 Rush/Drop: 1/0 Play-by-Play 1. 3rd and 14, 6:50 1st. Lined up at ILB with Lawrence…