2022 Steelers Season Preview: Part 4: Defensive Line Now Healthy, Can They Improve Over 2021?

By Jeremy Hritz If there was a unit that was equally as bad, if not worse, than the offensive line last season, it was the defensive line. Game after game, this unit was gashed and gave up rushing yards in bunches, and no personnel adjustments or game planning could solve it. The end result wasContinue reading “2022 Steelers Season Preview: Part 4: Defensive Line Now Healthy, Can They Improve Over 2021?”

The Steel Study Podcast, Season #2, Episode #49: 6/5/22: Steelers Week in Review, an In-Depth Look at the Defensive Line

By Jeremy Hritz Welcome to The Steel Study Podcast, episode #49, here on this beautiful June Sunday! Join me as I recap this week in Steelers news, in addition to discussing the Steelers defensive line, and what the Steelers must do now that Stephon Tuitt has announced his retirement. Much gratitude to you for supportingContinue reading “The Steel Study Podcast, Season #2, Episode #49: 6/5/22: Steelers Week in Review, an In-Depth Look at the Defensive Line”

The Steel Study Podcast, Season #2, Episode #47: 5/21/22: Catching Up on Recent Steelers News, Positions with Work Yet to Be Done, and Overcrowded Position Rooms

By Jeremy Hritz Welcome to The Steel Study Podcast, episode #47! I am your host, Jeremy Hritz, tremendously grateful for you joining me here today as I catch you up on recent Steelers news, including rookie contracts, GM search, and other juicy black and gold morsels. I also spend some time examining those position inContinue reading “The Steel Study Podcast, Season #2, Episode #47: 5/21/22: Catching Up on Recent Steelers News, Positions with Work Yet to Be Done, and Overcrowded Position Rooms”

Study Session, Season #2, Episode #220: 1/31/22: Breaking Down a Broken Steelers Defensive Line

By Jeremy Hritz Happy Monday, Steel Studians! I hope this is an amazing week for all of you! Join me today as I begin my breakdown of the defense in terms of the offseason, beginning with the defensive line. Much gratitude to you for supporting The Steel Study and for sharing with your family andContinue reading “Study Session, Season #2, Episode #220: 1/31/22: Breaking Down a Broken Steelers Defensive Line”

2022 Steelers Positional Evaluations: Defensive Line – Age, Availability, Hurting the DL, Depth Is There

By Jeremy Hritz Like the offensive line, the Steelers defensive line was flat-out bad in 2021. Honestly, it was worse than the OL, finishing as the worst rushing defense in the NFL. Injuries played a big role in performance of this group, and if they can stay healthy next season, things should improve. Regardless, keyContinue reading “2022 Steelers Positional Evaluations: Defensive Line – Age, Availability, Hurting the DL, Depth Is There”

The Steel Study Podcast, Episode #31: 12/12/21: What to Expect the Steelers’ Final Four Games, Can the OL and DL Be Improved?

By Jeremy Hritz Welcome to episode #31 of The Steel Study Podcast! I am your grateful host, Jeremy Hritz, happy to be with you today on this Steelers-free Sunday. As we agonizingly wait for next Sunday’s Steelers vs. Titans game, tide yourself over with today’s SSP, in which I discuss what to expect these lastContinue reading “The Steel Study Podcast, Episode #31: 12/12/21: What to Expect the Steelers’ Final Four Games, Can the OL and DL Be Improved?”

Steelers Depth Chart Analysis: Defensive Line

By Jeremy Hritz The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line is strong. Truthfully, there may not be a better front in the NFL. Not only that, after numerous seasons together, the rapport between the defensive linemen is invaluable, and a big reason why there is so much cohesion between the group. While the available DL depth isContinue reading “Steelers Depth Chart Analysis: Defensive Line”

Study Session, Episode #44: 7/7/21: The Tomlin-Connor Connection and DL Depth

What is up, Steel Studians? Happy Hump Day, and welcome to episode #44 of the Study Session. Join Jeremy as he talks two tiny news nuggets, including the Tomlin-Connor connection, and wraps up the depth chart analyses by looking at the DL. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! Please continue to share our work with your familyContinue reading “Study Session, Episode #44: 7/7/21: The Tomlin-Connor Connection and DL Depth”