Articles by Daniel Valente

Since 2014, Antonio Brown Leads NFL In Multiple Receiving TD Games

With the smell of Thanksgiving turkey in the air, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was able to fulfill his hunger for the end zone by catching three touchdowns en route to a 28-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Brown’s three touchdown game not only moved his Steelers to 6-5 and…


Trends Are Not In Steelers’ Favor For Thursday Night Matchup, But Luck Is

The Pittsburgh Steelers will cap off their short week on a Thanksgiving edition of Thursday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts tomorrow night.  While Thursday Night Football has received its criticism over the years for lack of practice time, unfair recovery times between games and for lackluster actions, the Steelers…


Le’Veon Bell Having Historic Season As A Pass Catcher

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been at times called one of the most complete backs in the NFL. With his elite running skills combined with receiver-like hands and quickness, it is easy to see why. Now six games into his 2016 campaign, Bell has been having a storybook…


Steelers’ Defense Ranks Among NFL’s Worst At Limiting Opposing Offense’s Big Three

Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys was forty seconds away from being written as ‘the turning point’ of the Pittsburgh Steelers season. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s “Watch Me” soundbite from earlier in the week accompanied by his fake spike go-ahead touchdown pass was the storybook turnaround Pittsburgh had been waiting for….


An Educated Guess On How Long It Will Take Big Ben To Return To Form

As many expected, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggled in his first game back from injury in Sunday’s loss at Baltimore. Roethlisberger completed just 51% of his passes for 264 yards alongside 1 passing touchdown and 1 interception. With the Steelers now losers of three in a row and sitting…


Production From Steelers OLBs Starts And Ends With James Harrison

A glimpse of the James Harrison of old was on display during the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Harrison tallied 6 tackles, 2 sacks and a forced fumble, wreaking havoc once again on quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens. Unfortunately for the Steelers, Harrison has been the…





Steelers Point Differential Shows Most Inconsistent Start Since 1996

To the viewers eyes at home it is obvious that the 4-3 Pittsburgh Steelers are an inconsistent bunch as the Mike Tomlin-led team has brutally dominated some opponents while looking hopeless against others. With no middle ground between winning big and losing ugly, the Steelers find themselves off to their…


TOP & 3rd Down Management Are Key For Roethlisberger-less Steelers

For the 9th time in 12 seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves without the services of franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as he is currently expected to miss 2-6 weeks after undergoing meniscus surgery on his left knee. The Steelers have composed a 10-9 record in games that Roethlisberger has missed since 2005,…


How Markus Wheaton’s Production Affects The Steelers Offense

Fresh off an offseason that saw Mohammed Sanu and Marvin Jones score big money deals, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton looked to do the same. The cards began to fall in Wheaton’s favor early with the suspension of Martavis Bryant, retirement of Heath Miller and injury to Ladarius Green….


Shazier’s Time Missed Compared To Other 2014 1st Round Picks

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers ruled out Ryan Shazier for his second consecutive game of the 2016 season following a knee injury suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles. Due to Shazier’s intensive injury history, this story may seem like an annual feature that resurfaces again and again. This will be mark Shazier’s…


Steelers Using Sammie Coates in Similar Manner To Previous Raw Receivers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates enjoyed his best showing of his young career last Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, nabbing 6 receptions for 79 yards. This performance was a first glimpse of Coates’ complete package skills – containing size, speed and hands. Although Coates may one day…


Chiefs Have Shown To Be No Easy Task For Tomlin’s Steelers

Sunday night at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers will welcome the Kansas City Chiefs into town for a Sunday Night Football matchup. The Steelers, coming off an embarrassing 34-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, will look to get back on track against the Chiefs, who are coming off a 24-3 victory…