Tavon Austin

Study: Status Of 2013 Fifth-Year Options

There has been a lot of discussion, rightfully, recently about the future status of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who is entering his fourth season, and as a former first-round draft pick, that means that the team’s decision to pick up his fifth-year option is due soon. The majority…


Steelers Week 4 Missed Tackles Breakdown

Might turn this missed tackles breakdown into a weekly report, as long as the Pittsburgh Steelers keep turning it into a weekly habit. I’ll say this for Sunday’s medley of missed tackles, they tended to come in bunches, with six coming on the Baltimore Ravens first scoring drive of the…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Rams Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 win over the St. Louis Rams. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Ross Ventrone, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden behind them. Will Johnson, Matt Spaeth, and Roosevelt Nix the next three. Jordan Todman served…


David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Steelers Versus Rams

The Pittsburgh Steelers went on the road in week 3 and beat the St. Louis Rams 12-6 in what will certainly be their last appearance in the Edward Jones Dump. The start of this one was delayed 26 minutes because pregame pyrotechnics burned the field near the five yard line…


Steelers Film Room: Missed Tackles A Troubling Trend In Pittsburgh

In Week 1 against New England, I highlighted the Pittsburgh Steelers massive tackling struggles, missing 14 stops in their season opener. While the defense played perhaps their best game of the season yesterday against St. Louis, missed tackles continued to plague the unit. In reviewing the game tape last night,…


Steelers Lose Roethlisberger, Defeat Rams 12-6

It isn’t often that a Pittsburgh Steelers victory is an afterthought, but on a day where Ben Roethlisberger went down in the third quarter with what appeared to be a serious knee injury, the Steelers 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams was almost a footnote. With the Steelers facing…


Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Rams Winners/Losers

If you can read this through all the tears, you’re stronger than me. WINNERS:  Le’Veon Bell: It was a welcome return for Bell, whose one-handed grab on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first possession helping to lead to an opening field goal. In a low-scoring game, that proved to be vital. He busted…


Steelers vs. Rams: 7 Keys To Victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a road test Sunday in the St. Louis Rams as they look to move to 2-1 on the season. The Rams are coming off of a surprising Week 2 loss to the Washington Redskins so they’ll be looking to atone for that by ambushing the Steelers…




St. Louis Rams Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


Focus On CB Size Exaggerates Impact Of Tall Targets

During the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of short cornerbacks to a group of players that is already fairly height-deprived outside of Cortez Allen, who at 6’1” is the only one in the group that exceeds a stature of six feet. In the second round, the…


Was RB Dri Archer In The 3rd Round A Wasted Pick?

With their third round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted the speedy 5-foot-8, 173 pound dynamo of a running back in Dri Archer. Turning the NFL Combine on fire with his blistering 40-yard dash time of 4.26, the second-fastest time since the NFL began measuring times…