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Film Room: Danny Smith Is Fixing The Steelers Penalty Problem

Too. Many. Penalties.

That’s the way you can sum up the year the Pittsburgh Steelers had on special teams in 2018. Well, that, and Chris Boswell forcing you to close your eyes every time he lined up to kick.

No team had more special teams penalties than the Steelers’ 27 of them in 2018. And they happened for a variety of reasons. But a persistent one were illegal blocks. Pittsburgh was flagged four times for blocks above the waist/blindside blocks on the punt return team last season, a frustratingly high amount.

Like this one called on Tyler Matakevich versus Denver.