STEELERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NFL.com loses all credibility by having the Steelers’ offensive line 8th in the NFL

As if you needed a reason to shake your head at an NFL entity, the latest rankings of top offensive lines in the league is a joke. To be honest, any type of rankings are purely subjective, but this fact doesn’t mean common sense shouldn’t come into play at some point. Fans love to debate rankings, and when NFL.com recently released their Top 10 offensive line units, I’ll admit I...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
6 hours ago

Brett Keisel ‘Shears Da Beard’ For 8th Time Friday Night

Even though he’s out of the league, Brett Keisel has continued one tradition. Last night, he held his 8th annual “Shear Da Beard” charity event, cutting off his ZZ Top beard to raise money for Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. As usual, there were plenty of familiar names on hand to...
Via Steelers Depot
7 hours ago

Why Steelers Nation should trust the process on defense

The Steelers’ defense is evolving, and fans should trust the evolutionary process. Already a month has passed since the Steelers’ dream season got put on ice. Minority owners around Art Rooney II tried to persuade him to start looking elsewhere and move on from Mike Tomlin. Even the defensive coaching has come to question. Keith Butler, the Defensive Coordinator for the past three...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
8 hours ago

Report: Steelers Could Consider Moving Brian Allen To Safety

Now this is a piece that I think many will be interested in. Over the years of covering the Pittsburgh Steelers on this site, I have found that some of our most engaged-with articles are about the fringe contributors, rather than the stars. And we have at least some semblance...
Via Steelers Depot
11 hours ago

Steelers 2018 Free Agents Analysis: RB Fitzgerald Toussaint – Restricted

Player: Fitzgerald Toussaint Position: Running Back Experience: 3 Free Agent Status: Restricted 2017 Salary Cap Hit: $243,529 2017 Season Breakdown: I don’t know about you, but it certainly feels as though running back Fitzgerald Toussaint has been with the Pittsburgh Steelers for an awfully long time. I mean, he started...
Via Steelers Depot
12 hours ago

The Steelers Way — much more than just winning

What does that actually mean? A heartfelt explanation of why I feel the Pittsburgh Steelers are the greatest organization in the sport. I was born in the early 70’s and learned to love the Steelers watching their games on a old black and white TV at my great grandparents’ house, sitting on the floor, surrounded by family. The funny thing was almost all my family loved the Steelers...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
12 hours ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft 1.0: Inside linebacker is not the move

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into the 2018 NFL Draft with a few big questions on the defensive end, but will likely only chose to fill one hole with a rookie. In years past we’ve seen the Steelers do what they needed to do to fill gaps through the draft. Whether it was drafting Ryan...
Via Still Curtain
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 players the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider replacing

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a strong roster this season despite a tough ending to the season. However, there are some areas that they could improve upon this offseason. Sean Spence Ryan Shazier was the MACK linebacker for the majority of the season and went down with a tragic injury...
Via Still Curtain
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

North notes: Pack moving Ty Montgomery back to WR?

Now that the Packers seemingly have their backfield set for the foreseeable future, they could consider moving Ty Montgomery back to wide receiver, opines Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Montgomery moved to running back late in the 2016 campaign, and entered last season as Green Bay’s starter. However, as some had predicted, Montgomery wasn’t able to hold up as a full-time runner, and...
Via Pro Football Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Steelers we’re most in love with right now (and why)

It's Valentine's Day Steelers Nation and love is in the air! Now, I know all of yinz love your football. You love your Steelers too. But which of those Steelers is the one you love the most? A panel of our SCU contributors got together and discussed which current member of the team they love the most. (Some of these answers, are, well you'll see!) Embed from Getty Images Brian E...
Via Steel City Underground
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Small headline signings strengthen Steelers roster

As is usual during this time of the NFL's slow offseason, teams are making moves to secure their rosters for the future. With the official free agency period still a month away, franchises are maintaining their own homes, signing restricted and exclusive rights free agents as well as negotiating with any of their players who could hit the open market when the official league year...
Via Steel City Underground
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch JuJu Smith-Schuster’s mother put him in his place

Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was one of the most dominant rookies on the offensive side of the ball this past season, and he was a major producer for the team in the slot.Smith-Schuster, who was a great complement to Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, gave the team reason to believe life after Martavis Bryant won’t be so bad after all. He showed the ability to stretch the field...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Le'Veon Bell crushing on R&B star SZA for Valentine's Day

NFL superstar running back Le’Veon Bell has one wish for Valentine’s Day. He wants a date with R&B star SZA.TMZ Sports caught up with Bell, who’s also crushing on a potential mega-deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers these days.When asked is he has a celebrity crush, he didn’t hesitate.“Tell SZA to come see me. I listen to her music all the time. She’s my favorite. If I get her...
Via SNIPdaily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers clear $13.26M in cap space as they pursue Le'Veon Bell

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a couple of moves to free up significant cap space, which has everything to do with their pursuit of signing Le’Veon Bell to a long-term deal.Field Yates of ESPN reports Pittsburgh reworked the contracts of defensive end Stephon Tuitt and guard David DeCastro, freeing up $13.26 million ahead of the new league year. Likely, these won’t be the only moves...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

There’s no knowing how missed Ben Roethlisberger will be until he’s gone

Find the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “next” quarterback is exciting until he’s under center and the next chapter of the team begins. Coming into the 2017 NFL season, the sports world believed Ben Roethlisberger was about to play his final season of football. Contemplating retirement before...
Via Still Curtain
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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