Articles by Daniel Valente

Jesse James Caps Polished Sophomore Year With Productive Post Season

When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Ladarius Green this past offseason to a highly lucrative deal, many figured that was the end of the road for talk of Jesse James being the starting tight end. Though, injuries and lingering concussion issues surrounding Green forced the Steelers to flip the script and…






Big Ben Needs To Continue Being Balanced Ben In Postseason Rematches

Sunday’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs will be the tenth occasion in which Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will meet a regular season foe again the post season under coach Mike Tomlin.  Including the victory over the Miami Dolphins last weekend, Roethlisberger has compelled a 6-3 record in postseason…




Linebackers Tally More INTs Than Secondary For First Time In Steelers’ History

Linebacker Ryan Shazier’s interception off Robert Griffin III during Sunday’s victory over the Cleveland Browns broke a deadlock between the team’s secondary and linebacking core. Shazier’s interception marked the seventh for the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacking core, pushing it ahead of the six total from the secondary. This would mark the…




Steelers Need To See More Complete Games From WR Eli Rogers

Eli Rogers’ contribution in Sunday’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals was the most complete performance of the 23-year old’s young career. Not only was Rogers on the receiving end of Ben Roethlisberger’s game winning touchdown pass, but the Bengals game was the first-time Rogers had registered a reception in both…


Steelers Have Quietly Managed An Impressive Takeaway Streak

Through all the despair and redemption this season, we’ve come to recognize that the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers are a very streaky team. While their earlier four-game losing streak and current five-game winning streaks are garnering the most attention, here is one you’ve probably missed. The Steelers have now forced a…


Despite No Game Winning Drives, Roethlisberger, Steelers Still Finding Ways To Win

At 8-4 and with 3 games left to go, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has already clinched a winning record. In a typical Roethlisberger season that has included a fair share of yardage, touchdowns and interceptions, there is one notable absence – a lack of game winning drives.  Roethlisberger, ranked 8th all-time in career…