2022 Steelers Season Preview: Part 5: OLB, the Strength of the Defense with All-World TJ Watt; Middle Backer, Not So Much

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers have the luxury of having one of the best players in the world at outside linebacker on their team: TJ Watt. After a record-setting season in 2021 with 22.5 sacks, Watt seems more motivated than ever to eclipse that number and set the single-season record in the NFL for sacks.Continue reading “2022 Steelers Season Preview: Part 5: OLB, the Strength of the Defense with All-World TJ Watt; Middle Backer, Not So Much”

Steelers Study Notes, 9/6/22: Depth Chart Dilemma-Rudolph Over Pickett; Warren Leaps Snell; and Devin Bush Getting Another Chance

By Jeremy Hritz Happy Tuesday, Studians! I hope you had an amazing Labor Day holiday weekend, and that you are geared up and ready to go for this weekend’s Steelers regular season opener. Join me today for my Steelers Study Notes, as I discuss the newly released depth chart and other little nuggets from overContinue reading “Steelers Study Notes, 9/6/22: Depth Chart Dilemma-Rudolph Over Pickett; Warren Leaps Snell; and Devin Bush Getting Another Chance”

Study Session, Season #2, Episode #386: 8/16/22: Concern About Devin Bush Grows, Rush D Must Improve, and Quick Preview of Jags

By Jeremy Hritz What is up, Steel Studians? Welcome to episode #386 of the Study Session! Join me today as I discuss the growing concern surrounding the performance of Devin Bush, the rush defense needing improvement, and the upcoming contest against the Jaguars. Much gratitude to you for supporting The Steel Study and for sharingContinue reading “Study Session, Season #2, Episode #386: 8/16/22: Concern About Devin Bush Grows, Rush D Must Improve, and Quick Preview of Jags”

10 Steelers Stats That Stood Out on Saturday: Bush Records 0 Tackles, 100-Club Triplets, and Big Plays Allowed in Secondary

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers are 1-0 and have some momentum, at least offensively, heading into Saturday’s second preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. There is plenty of work in between now and then, and as you anticipate the game, take a look at these 10 stats that stood out from Saturday’s contest vs. theContinue reading “10 Steelers Stats That Stood Out on Saturday: Bush Records 0 Tackles, 100-Club Triplets, and Big Plays Allowed in Secondary”

2022 Steelers Depth Chart Analysis: Inside Linebacker

By Jeremy Hritz For as bad of a season it was for the defensive line in 2021, it was equally as bad for the inside linebacker unit. There was optimism around the return of Devin Bush from his ACL tear and the trade for once-solid Joe Schobert; however, that enthusiasm was short-lived, as Bush failedContinue reading “2022 Steelers Depth Chart Analysis: Inside Linebacker”

Study Session, Season #2, Episode #334: 6/2/22: Tuzar Skipper Re-Signed, Devin Bush Feeling Confident in Knee, and Pat Freiermuth Doesn’t Believe in 50/50 Balls

By Jeremy Hritz What is up, Steel Studians? Happy Friday Junior, and welcome to episode #334 of the Study Session! Join me today as I talk the Steelers signing of Tuzar Skipper, Devin Bush’s renewed confidence, and Pat Freiermuth’s belief in always bringing down the combat catch ball. Much gratitude to you for supporting TheContinue reading “Study Session, Season #2, Episode #334: 6/2/22: Tuzar Skipper Re-Signed, Devin Bush Feeling Confident in Knee, and Pat Freiermuth Doesn’t Believe in 50/50 Balls”

Study Session, Episode #167: 12/2/21: Vince Williams on Devin Bush, Prepping for the Ravens

By Jeremy Hritz Happy Practice Friday, Steel Studians! Welcome to episode #167 of the Study Session! Thank you for joining me today as I discuss Vince Williams’ comments on Devin Bush, and start to preview the Ravens game on Sunday. As always, thank you for supporting The Steel Study and for sharing my work withContinue reading “Study Session, Episode #167: 12/2/21: Vince Williams on Devin Bush, Prepping for the Ravens”

Steelers Study Notes, 11/30/21: Tomlin Ticked, Heyward Pissed, and Anger Plentiful As Steelers Prepare for the Ravens

By Jeremy Hritz Sure, the Steelers are 5-5-1, and things seem dismal, bleak, hopeless, and full of despair. However, there are 6 games remaining, and anything can happen. I’m not necessarily saying the Steelers are going to win the Super Bowl, or even make the postseason, but there is still ample time for this teamContinue reading “Steelers Study Notes, 11/30/21: Tomlin Ticked, Heyward Pissed, and Anger Plentiful As Steelers Prepare for the Ravens”

Steelers Study Notes, 11/16/21: COVID, Injuries, and the World All Against the Steelers in Los Angeles This Sunday Night

By Jeremy Hritz Happy Tuesday, Steel Studians! It’s been a minute, but I am back today with a new set of Steelers Study Notes. As preparations begin for the Los Angeles Chargers, here are some important updates, news, and reflections on all things Pittsburgh Steelers. Enjoy! COVID is having its first impact of the 2021Continue reading “Steelers Study Notes, 11/16/21: COVID, Injuries, and the World All Against the Steelers in Los Angeles This Sunday Night”

Study Session, Episode #136: 10/28/21: Ingram Trade Rumor Has Substance, Injury Report for Thursday, and Defensive Players Due for Growth Following Bye

By Jeremy Hritz Happy Practice Friday, Steel Studians! Thank you for joining me today, as I discuss the intensified Melvin Ingram trade rumors, Thursday’s injury report, and four players on defense I am watching for growth this Sunday against the Browns. As always, thank you for supporting The Steel Study and for sharing my workContinue reading “Study Session, Episode #136: 10/28/21: Ingram Trade Rumor Has Substance, Injury Report for Thursday, and Defensive Players Due for Growth Following Bye”