Troy Polamalu

Quick Hits: Steelers Vs Browns Winners/Losers

Lots of winners today. Not as many losers. These are the best kind of days, agreed? WINNERS:  Ben Roethlisberger: *cue backup QB joke* His performance was far from one, though. He did force the issue in the second half, leading to an INT, but he finished the day with over 370…


Mike Mitchell: Don’t Hate The Player Or The Game

Few people were as outspokenly critical of Mike Mitchell as I was last year, consistently noting the poor angles, shoddy tackling, and over-aggressive nature that led to the Pittsburgh Steelers defense getting beat down the field constantly. Due to Troy Polamalu’s roaming style, Mitchell was often asked to cover a…



Steelers Film Room: Mike Mitchell Vs Bengals

We know have an entire half-season’s body of work upon which to judge Mike Mitchell in comparison to last season. While it’s obvious that much of his playing better has to do with being notably healthier and more in-tuned with the defense and his teammates, I also think he is…


Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Bengals

A depressing, weird game. I wish I could hug you all, Steelers’ nation. – We’ll start with arguably the weirdest stat of all. The Cincinnati Bengals are 4-37 all-time when scoring 16 points or fewer. Two of them have come in the last two occasions. A 16-10 win today and…


Stats Of The Weird: Steelers vs Cardinals

The games just keep getting weirder. I can only assume Terry Hanratty will lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory next week. Your stats of the weird. – Let’s start with the score, 25-13. It’s the first game with that score either team has ever been involved in. It’s only the…


Steelers Film Room: Arizona Cardinals’ Defensive 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…


Robert Golden, Third Safety, Could See First Start Sunday

There have been a number of occasions during the season thus far in which the Pittsburgh Steelers were short a safety due to injury, requiring a backup to come in to spell the injured starter, usually for a series or two. Of the two starting safeties, they have just one…


San Diego Chargers’ Defensive 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…


Ability To Improvise Separates Ryan Shazier Apart

The absence of second-year inside linebacker Ryan Shazier has been felt over the course of the last two games as he sits out with a shoulder injury, for which he was reportedly back in a sling yesterday after returning to practice. It’s a topic that we have touched on a…


Shamarko Thomas’ Time Running Out In Pittsburgh

Hard worker. Great story. A player you root for. Those are all facts to describe Shamarko Thomas. His future in Pittsburgh, however, is a much more uncertain. Through the first quarter of the season, Thomas has logged four defensive snaps. They all came in Week One when the Steelers tried…


Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Rams

Your weekly stats of the weird. Injuries aside, not a lot to offer in a sluggish game. – We’ll start with the score, the most eye-popping weird stat in the box score. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ won 12-6, the first game of that score they’ve ever been involved in, win or…


Game Rewind: Steelers Vs 49ers Notes

My game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. First Half  – Kick return unit. Front five: Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Ross Ventrone, Terence Garvin, and Shamarko Thomas. Robert Golden next right behind them. The wedge included Will Johnson, Matt Spaeth, and Roosevelt Nix with…


Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs 49ers

This is the same as the old “Numbers crunch” but with a repackaged title to show the emphasis on the more obscure stats from each game. – Antonio Brown’s 195 yards receiving was the sixth most all-time in franchise history. And believe it or not, only the second-highest total in…


San Francisco 49ers Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and myself 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…