Articles by Parker Abate

Ramon Foster Discusses Tumultuous Season

Controversy is no stranger to the Pittsburgh Steelers recently. It began in the locker room early in 2017 when wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a video to FaceBook of a postgame speech from head coach, Mike Tomlin after a playoff game versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Shortly after the AFC Championship loss to the New England…


Shazier Recent Tweet Shows His Continued Optimism About A Possible Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Ryan Shazier have released very little regarding the team’s former first-round draft pick’s long term prognosis. Last night, however, a tweet from Shazier gave a subtle hint about his feelings on returning in a reply to cornerback Joe Haden saying that he looks forward to returning in 2018….


Steelers Defense Missed Ryan Shazier In Playoff Loss To Jaguars

Linebacker Ryan Shazier was the life of a vibrant young defense before suffering a spinal injury in week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was expected that the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ defense would take a step down, but it wasn’t obvious until Sunday afternoon. There are a number of reasons why the Steelers lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 45-42 in…


Marcus Gilbert Talks The Bye Week And Rematch With The Jaguars

Recently, Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert sat down with steelers.com reporter Missi Mathews to discuss the bye week and upcoming rematch against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gilbert noted that last week almost didn’t feel like a bye week at all. “A lot of the guys were still so energetic running around like it was…



Steelers Playoff X-Factors

It is ideal for Super Bowl-caliber teams to have all three components in order to be successful. Those components being a strong offense, stout defense and clutch special teams. The Pittsburgh Steelers have various players who contribute to the success of their team as a whole; and have certain guys who…





Important Steelers Team Stats In The 2017 Regular Season

Everyone loves stats. Stats are a way to measure, to a degree, how successful a player or team has been in several different categories. For the sake of this article, I want to focus on team stats that stood out in 2017. Both offensively and defensively combined, the Pittsburgh Steelers had…


Steelers Rookie Grades For The 2017 Regular Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers only had six rookies play this season and all had different impacts throughout the course of the season. Head coach Mike Tomlin recently said that the rookie class as a whole has contributed positively to the football team’s success. Here are my rookie grades for the 2017 regular season: Wide Receiver,…


Steelers Winners/Losers For The 2017 Regular Season

The 2017 regular season wrapped up yesterday with the Pittsburgh Steelers finishing 13-3 and 6-0 in the division. It is difficult to pick only a few winners and losers for the entire season, but here are the individuals/groups who stood out to me week in and week out. WINNERS JuJu…


NFL Draft Prospects – 2017 Bowl Game Preview: January 1st

Bowl season is coming to an end, but the final day (besides the National Championship) presents dozens of prospects. Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina – Noon ET, ESPN2  The big man on the defensive front for the Wolverines is, Maurice Hurst. Hurst is probably the best and most complete…



NFL Draft Prospects – 2017 Bowl Game Preview: December 30th

With only two days left (outside of the College Football Playoff National Championship), we will see a number of players whose names will become familiar over the course of the next few months. Two potential top-10 picks highlight the bowl games on December 30th. Taxslayer Bowl: Louisville vs. #23 Mississippi State…