Steelers Study Notes, 9/27/22: Rough Schedule Stretch Ahead, Mounting Injuries, Circle Tampa Game for Kenny Pickett, and More

By Jeremy Hritz Man, it seems like the last time the Steelers played was forever ago, doesn’t it? Last Thursday, the Steelers dropped their second game of the year against the Cleveland Browns, 29-17, in an absolutely abysmal performance that left Steelers Nation pessimistic about what the remainder of the season had in store. WithContinue reading “Steelers Study Notes, 9/27/22: Rough Schedule Stretch Ahead, Mounting Injuries, Circle Tampa Game for Kenny Pickett, and More”

Meet the Man Who Will Step in for Steelers TJ Watt: OLB Malik Reed

By Jeremy Hritz Malik Reed has the monumental task of filling in for TJ Watt as he begins rehabilitation for his pectoral injury. While there is no replacing Watt, as he is an amazing player, Reed must be productive in order for the Steelers defense to play at a high-level. And it won’t all fallContinue reading “Meet the Man Who Will Step in for Steelers TJ Watt: OLB Malik Reed”

Study Session, Season #2, Episode #413: 9/14/22: Talkin’ Impact of Brian Flores on Defense, How Will Defense Replace Watt?

By Jeremy Hritz What is up, Steel Studians? DOUBLE SHOT! Welcome to a mini-Session in which I discuss the impact Brian Flores is having on the defense, in addition to how the coaching staff will try and replace TJ Watt with existing personnel. Much gratitude to you for supporting The Steel Study and for sharingContinue reading “Study Session, Season #2, Episode #413: 9/14/22: Talkin’ Impact of Brian Flores on Defense, How Will Defense Replace Watt?”

Study Session, Season #2, Episode #412: 9/14/22: TJ “Will Be Back,” Najee Good to Go, and Pats Preview

By Jeremy Hritz What is up, Steel Studians? Welcome to episode #412 of the Study Session! Join me today as I talk about the good news regarding TJ Watt’s injury, Najee Harris being ready to go on Sunday, in addition to discussing the defensive matchup that will take place on Sunday against New England. MuchContinue reading “Study Session, Season #2, Episode #412: 9/14/22: TJ “Will Be Back,” Najee Good to Go, and Pats Preview”

Study Session, Season #2, Episode #411: 9/13/22: Talkin’ TJ and Najee Injuries, Malik Reed, and Steelers Home Opener Against the Pats

By Jeremy Hritz What is up, Steel Studians, and welcome to this lucky Tuesday, September 13th! As always, I appreciate you joining me for another session, and I today, I discuss TJ Watt’s injury and his replacement, Malik Reed, in addition to talking a bit about this weekend’s matchup against the Patriots. Much gratitude toContinue reading “Study Session, Season #2, Episode #411: 9/13/22: Talkin’ TJ and Najee Injuries, Malik Reed, and Steelers Home Opener Against the Pats”

Best Case Scenario for TJ Watt Is 6-Week Absence; Malik Reed Ready to Step Up

By Jeremy Hritz It’s Tuesday, and while the speculation continues to charge, nothing definitive regarding the TJ Watt pectoral injury has been communicated. Later today, Mike Tomlin will hold his weekly press conference, and quite possibly, a concrete direction will be provided. As reported Monday night by Ian Rapoport after hearing from league sources andContinue reading “Best Case Scenario for TJ Watt Is 6-Week Absence; Malik Reed Ready to Step Up”

Still Waiting for the Outcome on TJ Watt’s Injury: What We Know So Far Today (Monday, September 12th)

By Jeremy Hritz It was a bittersweet victory yesterday, as the Steelers’ defense savaged the Bengals offense to the tune of 7 sacks, 4 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles. The entire unit was aggressive, locked in, and dominant, holding one of the NFL’s elite offenses in check for 4 quarters plus, even into the overtimeContinue reading “Still Waiting for the Outcome on TJ Watt’s Injury: What We Know So Far Today (Monday, September 12th)”

Steelers Win 23-20 in OT, But Lose Two Stars: All Attention on TJ Watt and Najee Harris This Monday

By Jeremy Hritz The Steelers won in dramatic, and potentially tragic fashion, yesterday against the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, in overtime to start the season with a win and 1-0 in the AFC North. Divisional wins are hard to come by, and kicking things off with one puts the team in good shape for the yearContinue reading “Steelers Win 23-20 in OT, But Lose Two Stars: All Attention on TJ Watt and Najee Harris This Monday”

Study Session (Mini), Season #2, Episode #409: DOUBLE SHOT: 9/9/22: Steelers Offensive and Defensive Players Who Must Stay Healthy This Season

By Jeremy Hritz What is up, Steel Studians? Welcome to a Mini-Study Session on this beautiful Friday, as I discuss the two Steelers the team absolutely cannot afford to lose to injury this season. Much gratitude to you for supporting The Steel Study and for sharing with your family and friends, it means the worldContinue reading “Study Session (Mini), Season #2, Episode #409: DOUBLE SHOT: 9/9/22: Steelers Offensive and Defensive Players Who Must Stay Healthy This Season”

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”