Articles by Daniel Valente






Understanding The Gronk Problem That Has Plagued The Steelers

If there is one player on the roster of the New England Patriots other than Tom Brady who has had the Pittsburgh Steelers’ number over the years, it is tight end Rob Gronkowski. The 28-year old All Pro tight end who played high school football in Pennsylvania has made the…


Offseason Only Fueling Steelers And Patriots Obsession

Every fighter has an arch rival. It is the formula that powers show business and most importantly, professional sports. Whether it be live attendance, television or social media, the world is tuned in when these two heavyweights go head to head. Those who follow the NBA are familiar with the…


Believing In James Conner As A Receiving Option Out Of The Backfield

As Le’Veon Bell works toward a new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers organization during his absence from the team, many in the media have continued to tussle with the topic of his workload moving forward with a heavy focus on utilizing rookie running back James Conner. While the obvious solution on…



A Closer Look At James Harrison’s Recent Home/Away Sack Splits

It has now been three seasons since the Pittsburgh Steelers recruited James Harrison out of retirement and back onto the gridiron as a member of the team’s defense. Originally a one season stop-gap solution to help beef up the outside linebacker position, Harrison has been a fixture of the Steelers’…


Steelers Film Room: Optimism For Xavier Grimble Heading Into 2017

There are two stages to every roster move – react and reassess. The Pittsburgh Steelers release of tight end Ladarius Green certainly brought an abundance of reaction, as the move should, considering that he was still only one year or six games into his highly lucrative four-year contract. But now that…


Keion Adams Built In A Similar Mold To OLB Coach Joey Porter

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker coach Joey Porter will surely have his hands full this offseason as he oversees the development of his outside linebacking core. Not only will Porter be tasked with continuing the development of Bud Dupree but he will also be aiding the Steelers newest additions in rookie…


Tomlin Hopes To Find Another MAC Gem With Keion Adams

Under Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Steelers have looked far and wide in search of replenishing their outside linebacking core. For a defense built on the fundamentals of getting to the quarterback, Tomlin has explored many different outside linebacker skillsets and backgrounds in order to keep the Steelers defense up to…



What You Call A Long Snapper, Colbert Calls A Sixth-Round Pick

The strangest feature about the list of individuals who gave Louisville long snapper Colin Holba a draftable grade is not the names on the list but rather the one name not on the list. The one name missing is significant because it belongs to Colin Holba himself. Long-snapper Colin Holba,…