Todd Haley


Steelers Film Room: Antonio Brown’s Game-Winning TD

There are going to be so many plays to look at from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 34-27 win over the Denver Broncos yesterday. And I promise we will look at as many as we can. But none wound up being more notable than Antonio Brown’s 23 yard TD to give Pittsburgh…


Ben Roethlisberger Posting Lowest Sack Rate Of Career

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked just 12 times this season. Of course, the fact that he has only played in two thirds of the season thus far does diminish that mark somewhat; if we prorate that figure over the course of the current season, he would have…


DeAngelo Williams Cares About Wins And Rings, Not Stats

DeAngelo Williams has rushed for over 7500 yards and 50 touchdowns in his ten year career. But don’t bother telling him that. At 32, numbers are relevant. Only wins matter. “I’m at the point in my career where you can put up all the numbers you want to, you can…


Haley Explains Reasoning Behind Deep Pass Attempts On 3rd And Short

If it seems like Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger takes quite a few deep shots down the field in third and short situations, it’s because he does. In fact, Roethlisberger is currently tied for the league-lead with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer for the most third down deep pass attempts…

Jesse James

Todd Haley Encouraged By Accelerated Growth Of Jesse James

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie tight end Jesse James was warned by his offensive coordinator, Todd Haley, following his first game day helmet four games ago that he better not give him a reason to sit him again. So far he hasn’t. After spending the first eight games on the inactive list,…


Steelers Film Room: Smash Concept

Revisiting a concept we’ve talked about in the past. A core one we see in practically every team’s playbook and is the quintessential Cover 2 beater in the NFL. It’s the smash concept, and the Pittsburgh Steelers ran it early in Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts. For a refresher,…

DeAngelo Williams

Workload For DeAngelo Williams A Mystery After Past Two Games

In DeAngelo Williams’ first three starts this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers had him working at a career-high pace of nearly 23 carries per game. Admittedly, he was producing at a high level, totaling 374 yards along the way while averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Over the course of his past…


Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Twelve

The Pittsburgh Steelers at 6-5 are far from their prime as they head into a prime time showdown on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. At stake is nothing short of their playoff aspirations for the 2015 season. As it is, following their 39-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the team…

Markus Wheaton

Markus Wheaton Grounded, Ready For What Comes Next

In the five games leading up to Sunday’s match with the Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton hauled in a total of seven catches for 45 yards. That was his total level of production since Martavis Bryant returned to the lineup. But in Seattle, he went off for a…

Jesse James

Todd Haley Impressed By Development Of Jesse James

Heath Miller has been sidelined in practice for the past two days, nursing a rib injury that he suffered in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Sunday loss in Seattle. Matt Spaeth has also been limited in practice. It seems that things are shaping up for Jesse James to continue to play a…


Todd Haley On Offensive Run/Pass Balance

Bob Labriola and Todd Haley had an interesting discussion during this week’s Coordinator’s Corner. A look behind the veil to the mindset of an offensive coordinator and the in-game processes. Haley noted that part of the reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers passed so much Sunday – passing 59 times to 14…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Seahawks Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. First Half – Kick return unit. Front five: Arthur Moats, Sean Spence, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden right behind them. Matt Spaeth returned to be apart of the three man “wedge” with Roosevelt…


Wheaton’s Performance Not Unexpected From Teammates

Markus Wheaton had his best day on a football field Sunday. More yards in a game than in the NFL, college, and even high school. It was a well-deserved today for a player who had struggled to produce but one that didn’t catch his teammates off guard. “He was playing…


Steelers Film Room: Snag Concept

We’ve written a lot about the effectiveness of being able to use the same concept in different ways. And one that frankly is necessary for any successful offensive coordinator in the NFL. And the Pittsburgh Steelers’ two point conversion play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks reminded me of that philosophy….


Steelers Film Room: Seahawks Sack Breakdown

We’re back breaking down the two sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 39-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. 1. 1st and 10, 12:49 3rd. Five block against a four man rush. This is a packaged play, one of the many run/pass options Todd Haley has installed….