Articles by Matthew Marczi

Villanueva’s Contract Offer Could Come In Higher Than You Think

I wasn’t going to write about this today, but after going through the comments of the article that I wrote yesterday discussing the contract situation of Pittsburgh Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, I thought it would make sense. To put it simply, I think the majority of people are underestimating…


Ravens Think They Have Replacement For Tavon Young In Maurice Canady

The Baltimore Ravens spent much of their offseason boosting their defense, in particular their secondary, for which they signed two new starters in free agency and drafted a cornerback in the first round, but their well-laid plans quickly went awry with slot cornerback Tavon Young suffering a torn ACL, ending…



Devil’s Advocate: Big Ben’s Pickable Passes

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 same idea…



2017 Steelers Stock Watch – S Sean Davis – Stock Up

With the 2017 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be of a…


Ross Cockrell Wants To Be ‘The Guy The Team Could Rely On’

A lot of the focus on the advancement of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense for this upcoming season has been surrounding the team’s three rookie starters on that side of the ball a year ago. Cornerback Artie Burns, safety Sean Davis, and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave were all contributing in big…


2017 Offseason Questions: When Will Steelers Say Goodbye To Latrobe?

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 left to…


One Writer Believes ‘Villanueva Will Make A Mistake’ If He Declines Steelers’ ‘Best Offer’ This Summer

One of the hottest topics of the summer for the Pittsburgh Steelers is inevitably going to be the contract status of three of its starters, and in order of contentiousness, it figures to fall like this: Le’Veon Bell, Alejandro Villanueva, Stephon Tuitt. Even with Bell’s situation being more contentious and…




Devil’s Advocate: Grimble Tops TE Depth Chart

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 same idea…


Tyler Matakevich Vows To Continue To Prove Doubters Wrong

When it comes to Pittsburgh Steelers second-year inside linebacker Tyler Matakevich, one would not exactly regard him as a social media sensation. Having joined Twitter more than six years ago, while he does have over 18,000 followers, he is not an avid Tweeter, with 5634 Tweets as of this writing….


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – WR Eli Rogers – Stock Down

With the 2017 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be of a…


Joshua Dobbs Already Ahead Of Learning Curve

Arguably the one thing about Pittsburgh Steelers rookie fourth-round draft pick Joshua Dobbs that we felt pretty comfortable would not be much of a worry would be his ability to learn the offense. As we head toward training camp, however, it seems that his learning curve hasn’t been as steep…