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Steelers vs. Jaguars: Morning After Tape Cutups

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their second preseason game 23-21 to the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night and here are a few of the plays that instantaneously received my attention when I went back through the game a second time. Here’s the firer run by Le’Veon Bell which was a split zone…


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Improved Juice: Bell Says He’s In the Best Shape Of His Life

He’s currently scheduled to miss the first three games of 2015 season due to a suspension, but when Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell does finally hit the field, we should see an even better version than the one that registered 2215 total yards from scrimmage in 2014. Bell, who…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward’s Arsenal Of Pass Rush Moves

Yesterday we looked at Cameron Heyward’s ability to play with power and leverage as an up-and-coming sack artist in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. While those traits remain the cornerstone to his ever-improving game, Heyward’s developing arsenal of pass rush moves are what has truly pushed him into a special category of…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Plays With Power And Leverage

I felt compelled to write about Cameron Heyward this week, given that a player with about half his ability in Corey Liuget just signed a five-year, $50 million extension yesterday to remain with the San Diego Chargers for the foreseeable future. No disrespect meant to Liuget, who is a solid…


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Steelers All-22: Poor Blocking Aides in Dri Archer’s Return Woes

We recently covered the underrated value of a strong kick coverage unit, specifically highlighting what Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey brought to the team in that regard. Today, we’re going to flip the units and stress the importance of a competent blocking return unit. And what happens when that group…



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Fact And Fiction: Jarvis Jones, The Pass Rusher

Few players on the Pittsburgh Steelers current roster have been criticized as much as outside linebacker Jarvis Jones throughout the edge rusher’s first two seasons, but how much of that negative stigma is warranted? As the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones was drafted largely because he…


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Steelers All-22: Spot Concept

It’s one of the most couple combination passing concepts in the NFL. It exists in ever team’s playbook, including the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’ve talked about it multiple times in my game breakdowns or scouting reports but have never devoted an entire post to it. Today, we’re going to break down…


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Steelers All-22: Backside Pursuit vs Wide Zones

Back at the tape today with a small, but important, breakdown of how defenses successfully play the run. Zone blocking schemes are mixed into every team’s playbook. Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans specifically are well accustomed to seeing them as the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and Baltimore Ravens use it heavily, though…


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Steelers All-22: Tight End RPO

After some overdue time away, we’re back talking to the film and breaking down some notable plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 season. Today, we’ll break down an increasingly popular concept throughout the league and Steelers’ playbook. Run/pass options, RPOs, giving Ben Roethlisberger the freedom to make a decision based…


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New Steelers WR Sammie Coates Had An Unforgettable Weekend

New Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates is having a weekend he’s not going to be forgetting anytime soon. If being drafted by the Steelers in the third-round of the 2015 NFL Draft weren’t enough, Coates also got engaged Saturday. The 6-foot-1 Coates posted the news on his Instagram account…


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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Georgia RB Todd Gurley

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all offseason, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Today we’re taking a…


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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Duke G Laken Tomlinson

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all offseason; these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. With Ramon Foster at…



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The Ziggy Hood Off-season Transformation

Hopefully you checked out the videos I posted this morning in the Six Around The Web post of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive in Ziggy Hood, who is currently working out this off-season at Outer Limits Sports Performance in Pittsburgh. Hood, who has long been known as a workout warrior, is entering…