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Anyone else feel like they need a crystal ball right now? Maybe some tea leaves or some tarot cards? With William Gay back in Pittsburgh, the ramifications have numerous residual effects.
1. Does this mean the Steelers will not even attempt to re-sign free agent cornerback Keenan Allen?
2. Could it mean the end of Curtis Brown?
3. Where do you list Gay on the depth chart? Is he automatically Lewis’ replacement of does he become the nickel and Cortez Allen takes over for Lewis.
Let’s say the move means the end of Keenan Lewis in Pittsburgh and there’s two reasons to suggest this exactly where the team is going. First, Lewis is going to be expensive. Probably more expensive then any of us realize. Secondly, Lewis is not nearly the turnover machine that Cortez Allen proved himself to be last season when he forced five.
This team needs turnover creation in the worst way too and Allen is signed through 2015 so perhaps he is the answer the Steelers want him to be.
If Lewis does re-sign, t...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has to be feeling pretty good Monday evening thanks to some of the things that transpired around the NFL since Friday.
For starters, the Steelers were unable to place the franchise tag on Wallace, as expected, and now he is assured to hit the free agent market next Tuesday evening. In addition to that, the Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will need some help from their 2011 NFL Draft class if they want to avoid a second straight season that ends in December.
It will be a few years before the value grade for this draft is set in stone. Six of the seven players chosen are still with the Steelers.
If some of these players tap their upside, this draft could help the Steelers regain their status...
This is something I really wanted to wait and write a week or so heading into the draft, but I just need to get it off my chest. Obviously much of what I say here can be severely altered in the next few weeks due to off-season moves and rookie pro days, but that really isn’t going to change my thinking too much.
The Pittsburgh Steelers need playmakers and they can’t wait for...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay is going to sign a deal with the Steelers when free agency opens up next week according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Gay played in Arizona last year after signing a two-year deal with the Cards this time last year. He was released by them just this past week.
Speculation ramped up immediately after Gay tweeted that he was “glad...
The 2013 NFL combine is now behind us and the pro days have already started to take place. It is now time for my second 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses. I usually do about 5 or 6 mocks prior to the actual NFL draft and you can find my first mock draft that was released after the Senior Bowl by following the link.
I have already posted...
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2012 season with an unimpressive 8-8 record. For the Steelers that’s an uncharacteristically bad season based on recent performances. It’s tied for their worst record since 2003 and has sparked plenty of talk about what went wrong with the 2012 Steelers. Just the other day I wrote about what the Steelers need to do to fix their run game because...
With the start of 2013 league year now one week away, the Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to try to trim additional salary cap dollars however they can.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Tuesday that Bill Parise, the agent for linebacker James Harrison, is continuing his talks with Steelers concerning his clients' future.
Parise reportedly met with...
In the recent past, the secondary was the weak link of the Steelers’ defense. It was widely known that while teams may not have been able to run the ball on Pittsburgh, you could have success throwing it.
That has changed in more recent years, and 2012 was no exception.
The Steelers led the NFL in yards allowed passing, and were 7th in the league in opposing completion percentage...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers and James Harrison’s agent Bill Parise have been discussing a way to restructure his contract to lower his 2013 cap number.
Harrison, who will be 35 in two months, is scheduled to make salaries of $6.57 million this season and $7.575 million in 2014 in the final two years of his contract.
Parise did not say...
There is just one week to go now before the start of the 2013 league year. The Pittsburgh Steelers are already under the $123 million cap number with a current Rule of 51 number of roughly $121,065,372.66 after the signing of cornerback William Gay on Monday. That number includes the $1.4 million cap credit that they are also reportedly due.
As you can see, that number is just...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was asked if he believes the Miami Dolphins have a chance at landing Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace in free agency.
RT @cmre24: You thinks Miami has a chance of getting Mike Wallace? … Yup. Dolphins know they need to add weapons. Wallace on their radar.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2013
I think the Dolphins are the front-runners to sign...