Todd Haley

Anatomy Of A Steelers Play: “Mesh Concept”

The “Mesh” passing scheme is one of the most common and effective concepts in football. It allows receivers to quickly out leverage defenders in Man coverage, it creates open areas and soft spots in Zone defenses, and it gives the quarterback clear and simple reads that lead to easy completions….


Todd Haley Says He Hasn’t Seen Any Dropoff In Roethlisberger’s Play

While the talk of the week has been on Ben Roethlisberger’s play and future, including by yours truly, Todd Haley doesn’t seem nearly as concerned as the rest of us. Speaking with reporters yesterday, Haley said he hasn’t seen any dropoff with his quarterback’s play. “I haven’t seen any dropoff…



Four Receiver Sets One Way To Improve Steelers’ Offense

I need to throw up a caveat before diving into this article. Note that I didn’t say “fix” the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense. But this idea would help and the Steelers are clearly sending out an S.O.S. after these first five weeks. So it’s time to do something different. Much of…



The End Of Ben? Roethlisberger’s Struggles Continue

“Everything that could leak, burn, snap or rupture did so with the regularity of the Anvil Chorus. The collected service advisories would look like the Gutenberg Bible.” That was how Time Magazine reviewed the 1984 Maserati Biturbo, including it on their list one of the 50 worst cars ever produced. And that’s…


Steelers Vs. Jaguars: Five Key Storylines Ahead Of Week 5 Game

The 3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 2-2 Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon in a Week 5 matchup and ahead of that game kicking off, there are several key storylines worth pointing out. Below are what I consider to be the top five storylines for both teams ahead…




Roethlisberger Explains What Led To Him Not Throwing To Wide-Open Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will forever be remembered for his ‘Immaculate Extension’ game-winning touchdown with 13-seconds remaining in regulation against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. With that said, in Sunday’s Steelers road win over the Ravens, Brown had a ‘Tainted Tantrum’ that’s probably not going to be…


Antonio Brown Wide-Open Play Against Ravens: Ad Lib Or By Design?

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is certainly happy his team got the win on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens but with that said, he wasn’t happy that he didn’t contribute very much during it. By now, you’ve probably already seen Brown getting mad after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger failed to…


Todd Haley Says Antonio Brown Has Gotten Even Better

Earlier in the offseason, Carnell Lake remarked Antonio Brown looked even better than before. And his offensive coordinator agrees. Speaking with Bob Labriola on Coordinator’s Corner, Todd Haley said he’s seen Brown take his game to new heights. “I haven’t seen anybody who does what he does,” Haley told Labriola. “And I think…


Steelers Vs Vikings Sack Breakdown

Back to break down the two sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings. 1. 1st and 15, :40 1st. 11 personnel. Five block (plus RB chip/release) vs four man rush. Steelers run a full slide to the offense’s right (defense’s left), leaving…


Todd Haley Says Antonio Brown Made Three Best Catches He’s Ever Seen

Todd Haley has coached in the league for a longtime. And Antonio Brown has caught many, many passes throughout his career. But Brown’s spectacular play is still able to surprise and wow Haley, who said three catches Brown made against the Cleveland Browns were the best he’s ever seen. “Those…


Todd Haley To Call Plays From Sideline

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers experimented with Todd Haley calling plays in the booth, he’ll move back to his perch along the sideline for this season. That report comes from the PPG’s Gerry Dulac earlier today. Mike Tomlin said the team would – and did – experiment with it during the…