Ross Cockrell


Steelers Film Room: Artie Burns Edge Contain

You might recall that I wrote an article shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their first draft of their 53-man roster about the cornerback position, and in that article, I focused specifically on the nature of the cornerbacks that they have been adding in recent years, and how that relates…


Missed Tackles Report: Steelers Vs Dolphins

Sunday’s game in Miami was dreadful by all accounts, but perhaps the most frustrating part of the game — at least for me — was the putrid tackling display presented by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Miami Dolphins. Oftentimes the Steelers defense made Jay Ajayi look like a young Adrian…


Film Room: Making Sense Of Pittsburgh’s Terrible Run Defense

I’m going to take a wild stab at it and guess the Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t too pleased with their run defense yesterday. In fact, it was basically as bad as it’s ever been under Mike Tomlin. Win or lose, I’m always interested in the “why.” A lack of coaches tape…


Steelers Vs Dolphins Winners/Losers

So that was, uh, bad. WINNERS Le’Veon Bell – Bell was bar none the best player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ today, offense, defense, or special teams. I’m sure many will ask why Bell didn’t touch the ball enough, finishing the day with 10 carries and just five catches. But he was…


Steelers Vs. Dolphins: 7 Keys To Victory – Week 6

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Miami Dolphins Sunday on the road and they’re looking to extend their record to 5-1. Below are seven things that I believe the team will need to do in order to come away with their fifth win of the season. Run, Le’Veon, run –…


Steelers Vs Jets: Missed Tackles Report

All things considered, Week 5 against the New York Jets was a great week for the Pittsburgh Steelers in nearly every facet of the game. One area that really took a major leap was the tackling by the defense, which had a rough go of things in that department to…


Shabazz Playing Time Hints At Staying Power Of Sub-Package Wrinkle

When the Pittsburgh Steelers determined to grapple with what figures to be a multi-week injury with third-year cornerback Justin Gilbert, who may not return until after the team’s Week Eight Bye, they made the decision that they could no longer afford to carry second-year cornerback Senquez Golson while he attempts…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 5: Steelers Versus Jets

Outlined against a blue-gray October sky Sunday at Heinz Field, the Four Horsemen of Ben, Bell, Brown and Coates wore the bumblebees for the last time, (apologies to Grantland Rice.) Yes, no more bumblebees, but they did go out in style. It was a beautiful autumnal afternoon as the Pittsburgh…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs. Jets Week 5

7 gut reactions from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 5 win against the New York Jets. 1 – It looked like the Steelers offense was going to pick up where it left off last week after a 72-yard pass and catch for a touchdown from Ben Roethlisberger to Sammie Coates on their…


Steelers Vs. Jets: 7 Keys To Victory – Week 5

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the New York Jets Sunday at Heinz Field on and it will be their third home game of the 2016 regular season. Below are seven things that I believe the team will need to do in order to come away with their fourth win of…


Steelers Vs Jets X Factor: CB Ross Cockrell

Might be going a little out of the box here with the selection of Ross Cockrell at this week’s X Factor versus the New York Jets. But the Jets do have one thing going for them. Size at receiver. And Brandon Marshall is their best weapon, all 6’4 of him….


Steelers Vs Chiefs Missed Tackles Report

Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs on national television was a great outing in all phases of the game for the Pittsburgh Steelersfrom the passing and rushing attack to the front seven getting tons of pressure on Alex Smith in the Chiefs’ backfield. With that, the tackling issues by…


Justin Gilbert Debuts On Defense For Steelers

It may have taken a full 30 percent of their secondary going down, but on Sunday night, the recently acquired third-year cornerback Justin Gilbert finally got on the field on defense for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And it wasn’t much, but it was a start, at least, a taste. He played…