Steelers

2017 South Side Questions: Will Pass Coverage Doom The Season?

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…


Added Pressure Helping Defense Find Opportunitistic Tendencies

Far more often than not over the course of this decade, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been an average team at best in terms of taking the ball away, especially when it comes to picking off passes. Following a big four-interception game against the Titans, could that be changing? Through 10…


2017 Week 12 Steelers Vs Packers – What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers may not have played in about 10 days, but they are still on something of a roll all the same, having been victorious in each of their past five games. And, truth be told, there really is no good reason whatsoever why that should not continue tonight…


Steelers 2017 Week 11 Special Teams Report

Since it ended up being a pretty significant topic in the previous game, I suppose I should start off by noting that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ field goal kicking unit performed much better than they did against the Colts, or really than they have much of the season. Then again, the…



Steelers 2017 Week 11 Offensive Charting Notes

I know that it has already seemingly been a while by now since the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Tennessee Titans, but I try to maintain a schedule here, and for obvious reasons it wasn’t practical to have charting notes a week ago, just hours after the game ended. So that…


No-Huddle Look Effective, But Not Defining, Against Titans

Leading up to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game against the Tennessee Titans a week ago as of today, the offense was not making great use of the no-huddle set this season, by any means. By the game records, they only recorded 90 snaps out of the no huddle during the first…


Steelers Shine Under The Lights As Primetime Games Roll In

Eight of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first nine games of the 2017 regular season occurred outside of prime time. While two games took place during the evening, it is out of the ordinary to have to wait until nearly the second half of the season, in Week Eight, before such a…


Steelers Break Out ‘Trips’ Formation Post-Bye

One offensive aspect that I have noticed the Pittsburgh Steelers turning to a bit over the course of the past two games—admittedly more so in the road game against the Colts than on Sunday at home facing the Titans—have been to make usage of loading up wide receivers on one…



Steelers Among Most Successful Generating Pressure In NFL

When it comes to getting sacks, the Pittsburgh Steelers have made great strides over the course of the past three seasons since Keith Butler replaced Dick LeBeau at defensive coordinator. Over the course of his last few seasons at the helm, the pass-rush had fallen off a cliff, to the…


17 Has Been The Magic Number For Steelers’ Defense

For the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, there has been no more important statistic than defensive points allowed. And their magic number has been 17. They are averaging just a bit under 17 points per game on the season, for example, which is the second-fewest points allowed per game in the…


There May Be No Tackling Steelers’ Tackling Problem

There is a reason that we have a missed tackles report around here on a weekly basis. And there is also a reason that it has been a more recent phenomenon, because, believe or not, the Pittsburgh Steelers used to be the best tackling defense in the league. Now, as…