Stephon Tuitt Tied For 6th-Best In 3-4 DE Run Stops Over Last Two Seasons

At some point between now and the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt will more than likely sign a lucrative long-term contract extension being as he’s now in the final year of his rookie contract. On Thursday, Pro Football Focus provided an interesting run defense…



Vince Williams Hopes To Follow Lawrence Timmons’ Consistency

It was clearly tough to see a player like Lawrence Timmons leave the organization. No one might have been more upset about it than Vince Williams, the man who is replacing him. Speaking with reporters after practice via Steelers.com, Williams praised Timmons for all he did for the franchise. “Because…


Steelers RB James Conner Sidelined During OTAs With Hamstring Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back James Conner won’t likely have great memories about his first week of NFL OTA practices as the local product reportedly had to serve as an observer, instead of a participant, for most of the three-day session. According to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Conner,…




Devil’s Advocate: Rogers Holds On To Slot Spot

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the…


Mitchell Takes Pride In Watching Young Secondary Players Develop

The Pittsburgh Steelers secondary went through quite a metamorphosis last season and that included the team’s top two draft picks, cornerback Artie Burns and safety Sean Davis, slowly being infused into the defense. As for Davis, who was initially asked to play in the slot before ultimately settling into a…


Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Sorry for the earlier edition of Ask Alex today. The McLumina is getting inspected at two so had to bump this up. Do cars without working horns still pass inspection? Asking for a friend. One other thing to pass along to you guys. If you’re like me, you absolutely hate…


Mike Mitchell Drug Tested One Day After Mentioning James Harrison

File this under “things that make you go hmmm.” One day after Mike Mitchell mentioned he gained 10 pounds of muscle by taking on James Harrison’s workout regime, the NFL is subjecting him to a “random” drug test. Talked about training with @jharrison9292 this offseason and guess what. A “random” steroid…



2017 Offseason Questions: More Or Less Tackle-Eligible?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty…



One Step To Take: CB Artie Burns

Bringing back a s series I had a lot of fun exploring last offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game. The biggest area…


Le’Veon Bell Donates Football Field To Alma Mater

Le’Veon Bell isn’t at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ facility but he’s still making an impact in the football world. As NBC4 in Columbus first reported, Bell bought a new turf football field for Groveport Madison High School, where he attended. The cost of the field is $750,000. The school will rename…





Bengals’ Kirkpatrick Sidelined With Broken Hand

Like Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was an early participant in previous phases of the offseason program for his team. Also like Tuitt, Kirkpatrick is now currently sidelined with a hand injury. It’s not entirely clear how or when it happened, but the former…