Rob Gronkowski

steelers_patriots

David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their season opener 28-21 to the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts in the inaugural game of the 2015 NFL season. The overturning of Tom Brady’s 4-game suspension in relation to DeflateGate was the major storyline…


PITNE67

Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Patriots Notes

Game notes from the season opener between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. First Half – Kick return unit: Front five: Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and  Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden directly behind him. Matt Spaeth and Will Johnson the next pair with Roosevelt Nix behind…


steelers_patriots

Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week One

The 2015 edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers are off and running like a herd of turtles as the opening season match against the integrity-challenged New England Patriots provided as predictable an outcome as it was disappointing. Even the casual follower of their 1-4 preseason would know the Black and Gold…


GronkTD17

Steelers Film Room: Bud Dupree Against Patriots

Got a lot of questions about rookie outside linebacker Bud Dupree’s first ever NFL game, so I went back to the tape to break it down for you guys. A couple flashes here and there, but overall Dupree suffered plenty of typical rookie struggles against the New England Patriots, some…


GronkTD16

Steelers Film Room: Patriots’ Pick Routes

Get your hands on ‘em. That was the plea from the fans. The message from the players. And largely, the Pittsburgh Steelers attempted that Thursday night. After opening up in a Cover Three shell, the Steelers adjusted and played the New England Patriots close at the line the rest of…


Will_Allen_Bengals

Will Allen Debuts As Starter With Mixed Results

When all was said and done, veteran defensive back Will Allen was called upon to start the season opener for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a role that he often found himself in spelling strong safety Troy Polamalu over the course of the past several years. While it was a move…


GronkTD11

Steelers Film Room: Antwon Blake vs Julian Edelman

A lot of criticism has been levied against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake over the past couple days, much of it warranted after the third-year defender was consistently beaten in coverage by Julian Edelman Thursday night. With the return of All-22 coaches film (YAY), I took a look at Blake’s…


DepotMainImage1

Steelers Film Room: Sloppy Tackling Obvious In Loss To Patriots

It was difficult to know where to begin when assessing the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 loss to the New England Patriots, especially on the defensive side of the ball, where so many things went wrong. After pouring over the game twice and seeing missed tackle after missed tackle, I knew I…


steelers_patriots

Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Patriots Winners/Losers

The highlights and lowlights from the New England Patriots 28-21 Week One win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. WINNERS:  DeAngelo Williams: The veteran looked like a spry rookie tonight, running for 127 yards and averaging six yards per carry. He showed impressive burst to win the edge and vision to allude linebackers…


steelers_patriots

Steelers vs. Patriots: 5 Players To Watch In Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season gets underway in about three hours from now and it certainly will be a tough chore beating the New England Patriots on the road. If they are able to accomplish that feat, however, I think the five players I have listed below might all play…


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…


steelers_patriots

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…