STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jake McGee A Name Worth Remembering

We’ve already come to the conclusion that it’s unlikely there’s much activity at tight end by the Pittsburgh Steelers for these next couple of months. Kevin Colbert all but confirmed Vance McDonald’s return, Jesse James is a comfortable #2, and Xavier Grimble still has promise playing third fiddle. Maybe, maybe,...
Via Steelers Depot
6 hours ago

James Conner optimistic for his second season, realizes there is plenty to improve upon

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ third round draft pick had an up-and-down rookie season, and Conner looks to overcome adversity yet again. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted possibly the feel-good story of the 2017 NFL Draft when they selected James Conner in the 3rd round out of Pitt. While Conner’s story of overcoming a knee injury, and more notably cancer, has permeated the NFL landscape...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
7 hours ago

With the focus on the defense, there are still areas the Steelers’ offense can improve upon

What are some areas were the Pittsburgh Steelers, coming off of a 13-3 season, can realistically improve enough next season to achieve their goal of a seventh Super Bowl ring? First, the offense. The Steelers almost had a magical season in 2017. They started the year with as much, if not more, overall talent than any team in the league. They started slowly, but as we know it isn...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
9 hours ago

Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Draft: Top players on the draft board

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking towards the 2018 NFL Draft. So, with the 2018 NFL Draft coming along, The Pittsburgh Steelers hold a very high draft pick, and not too many holes to fill on a team that showed utter dominance throughout the 2017 season. But, just as any team, there...
Via Still Curtain
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2018 Free Agents Analysis DT Daniel McCullers – Unrestricted

Player: Daniel McCullers Position: Defensive Tackle Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2017 Salary Cap Hit: $574,670 2017 Season Breakdown: I’ve got to admit, I kind of overlooked Daniel McCullers previously while working on this series, which I guess somehow demonstrates the level of impact that he had on the...
Via Steelers Depot
11 hours ago

Update: Steelers To Get 7th Round Pick For Ross Cockrell, Not 6th

Updating a report we passed along last week. The Pittsburgh Steelers will get only a 7th round pick from the Ross Cockrell trade, not a 6th. Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola, who said it was a 6th last week, tweeted this morning that was incorrect. In the Feb. 15 installment of Asked...
Via Steelers Depot
11 hours ago

Burning Questions: How much is Joe Haden worth to the Steelers secondary?

Joe Haden didn’t grade out particularly well in his 2017 performance with the Steelers, and he’s due $10 million per year for each of the next two years. That’s simply too much for his output, but he’s still a solid cornerback. But what is he actually worth at this point? It’s hard to find a quantifiable measure by which we can determine the value of a defensive back. There are too...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
11 hours ago

Ryan Shazier vows to return, make Pro Football Hall of Fame

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has set the bar high as far as his future goals go.There was a time when it was unclear if Shazier would even walk again, but he appears to be progressing in his recovery, and it still looks like he plans to follow on the same career path he was on before getting injured.Shazier suffered a brutal spinal injury in the team’s game against the Bengals...
Via The Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Shazier still aiming for Hall of Fame despite injury

Suffering a serious spine injury has not changed Ryan Shazier’s goal of making the Hall of Fame.Shazier joined his Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Roosevelt Nix on his podcast that was released on Tuesday. In their conversation, the two talked about Shazier’s recovery from a serious injury suffered during a Monday night game against the Bengals on Dec. 4.Shazier told Nix that he is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Steelers 2013 draft class

The Steelers 2013 draft class certainly came with its share of up and downs. It's not often a draft gives you an All-Pro player along with one of the worst picks in franchise history, but Pittsburgh's 2013 draft did exactly that. As in all drafts, it was never all good or all bad for the Steelers. Rather, it was a drastic mix of both. After four years in the books, here are my grades...
Via Steel City Underground
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Pittsburgh Steelers need to handle life without Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a serious issue this offseason; figuring out life without Ryan Shazier. Ryan Shazier has been a key piece on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense for the last four seasons. In 2018 he was the unquestioned leader of the defense, and one of the top inside linebackers...
Via Still Curtain
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The four most iconic “old school” Steelers

On the heels of Brian Roach's Top 100 Most Influential People In Steelers History (and a slow offseason for news) I wanted to revisit some of the greatest names in franchise history with my own mini-list of the most iconic players in franchise history. The keyword here is "players". Brian included others from the organization, and while deserving, I believe its a no-brainer to include...
Via Steel City Underground
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald Hodges could be the diamond in the rough the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for

List all the inside linebackers the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider and Gerald Hodges isn’t making the cut. The New Orleans free agent played in 11 games last season and recorded three tackles. Yep, three. A player who a year before was considered one of the biggest upcoming defensive...
Via Still Curtain
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blueprints for the Steelers to shift to a 4-3 defense

Like every offseason, wild ideas and speculation are being tossed around constantly. One of the reoccurring ideas I see is fans clamoring for the Steelers to shift from their long-used 3-4 scheme to a 4-3 defense. Obviously, the odds of this move are very slim. Well, I thought it would be a fun exercise to speculate how this scheme changes would be executed. And remember, this is...
Via Steel City Underground
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers optimistic about long-term deal for Bell

Once again, the Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a season of falling a little short. And while there’s a good amount of issues to address, running back Le’Veon Bell is arguably their biggest. And while we don’t know too much about current contract negotiations between Bell and the Steelers, we have some information.For starters, Bell does not want to be franchise-tagged again....
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

JuJu Smith-Schuster wears Steelers gear on first day back at school

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is becoming a must-follow on Twitter. We’ve featured some of his hilarious social media high jinx in the past, and on Thursday he posted something else that was too funny not to share.Keeping a promise to go back to school (Smith-Schuster came out of USC as a junior), he started classes on Thursday…wearing pads and his Steelers jersey...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers GM: We may sign ILB

With Ryan Shazier‘s football future up in the air, the Steelers have a clear need at inside linebacker. On Thursday morning, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said that signing an ILB in free agency is “a potential,” (Twitter link via Ed Bouchette of the Post-Gazette). He also indicated that the team likely will continue to restructure contracts in order to create salary cap room. As PFR...
Via Pro Football Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers GM will not rule out using franchise tag on Bell

Le’Veon Bell has said he will consider sitting out the entire 2018 season or retiring if he is hit with the franchise tag for a second straight offseason, but that threat does not seem to have put a whole lot of fear into the Pittsburgh Steelers.On Thursday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters that the team’s goal is to sign Bell to a long-term contract. However...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top three offseason needs for Pittsburgh Steelers

In advance of March 14, the start of free agency in the NFL, Pro Football Rumors will detail each team’s three most glaring roster issues. We’ll continue this year’s series with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who went 13-3 and finished with their best record in 13 years. But their season turned on a controversial call and a frightening injury, leading to a disappointing home playoff defeat...
Via Pro Football Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Haley takes high road discussing Ben Roethlisberger

The end of Todd Haley’s tenure as offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers did not go smoothly. On Wednesday, Haley, now the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns, spoke on his relationship with Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.Haley generally took the high road when talking about his former team. Haley was Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator from 2012-2017. During...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC North notes: Bengals looking to lock up defenisve line

In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel opened up about his history of substance abuse and disclosed that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.“I was self medicating with alcohol because that’s what I thought was making me happy to help me get out of that depression to a point where I felt like I had some sense of happiness...
Via Pro Football Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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