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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
9 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Contextualizing The Steelers 2017 Sack Production: DE Cameron Heyward

While all sacks are created equal in a game book or on a stat sheet, not all of them really are when you look at why and how each one happened. Throughout the offseason I plan on looking at each of 56 sacks the Pittsburgh Steelers defense registered during the...
Via Steelers Depot
23 minutes ago

Steelers 2018 Free Agents Analysis: WR Eli Rogers – Restricted

Player: Eli Rogers Position: Wide Receiver Experience: 3 Free Agent Status: Restricted 2017 Salary Cap Hit: $526,667 2017 Season Breakdown: The 2017 season was much different for Eli Rogers than in 2016, as he was the team’s primary slot receiver the year prior. That season, he was productive when targeted,...
Via Steelers Depot
53 minutes ago

Predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers complete offseason 1.0

Taking you through the entire Steelers offseason and predicting everything from players who will be cut, mock draft, who will be re-signed and more! I recently shared a three part series about Le’Veon Bell, as well as an offseason primer, so with all that work out of the way I think it is about time that I share a complete mock of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason. I am not going...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
1 hour ago

Report: Steelers now receive 6th round pick from Giants in Ross Cockrell trade

What was initially a 7th round draft pick in the trade with the Giants, has now reportedly turned into a 6th round pick. The Pittsburgh Steelers had one heck of a cornerback battle going throughout the preseason between Ross Cockrell and Coty Sensabaugh to see who would start opposite Artie Burns in the 2017 season opener. And then Joe Haden happened. When the Steelers signed...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
3 hours ago

No, The Steelers Aren’t Bringing Back Senquez Golson

I honestly can’t believe I’m writing this. I seriously had no intentions to. But it’s been surprising, shocking really, the number of questions I’ve gotten over the last week of it Senquez Golson could resurface as a Steeler. And I’m not attacking the people who ask. But let’s cut to...
Via Steelers Depot
3 hours ago

February 20th marks an important date for the Steelers and Le’Veon Bell

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell will likely be doing some talking Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell have reportedly been going through some long-term contract negotiations, and Tuesday, February 20th is a big day in those discussions. Reportedly, the Steelers and Bell circled the 20th on the calendar as a goal to get a long-term contract completed. Why the...
Via Behind the Steel Curtain
4 hours ago

Filling the Ryan Shazier void at ILB begins with free agency for Steelers

The Steelers don't typically make a big splash in free agency, but they should be able to get help for their defense for a reasonable price.
Via ESPN
4 hours ago

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
22 hours 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
1 day 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
4 days 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
7 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

JuJu Smith-Schuster's mom hilariously puts him in his place

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster posted a short video clip to his Twitter feed on Saturday that proves moms don’t change, no matter how rich and famous you become.He’s walking through the house when she hands him a broom and tells him to start sweeping. When he protests, arguing he doesn’t need to sweep now that’s he’s an NFL player, she lays into him hard, saying...
Via Sportsnaut
9 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
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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