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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…



Shazier And Dupree Work On Footwork During Offseason

It’s the middle of the NFL offseason. In theory. For many Pittsburgh Steelers, they’ve taken Mike Tomlin’s advice (warning?), to get in the best shape of their lives over the six weeks from minicamp to the start of training camp. James Harrison, Vince Williams, and Robert Golden are out in…


Daniel McCullers Says He’s Adding Spin Move For 2017

Now this I gotta see. Daniel McCullers recently said he’s working on his pass rushing repertoire in this make-or-break season, practicing a spin move to bring to 2017. “I have been a ‘nose’ all four years,” he told the Trib’s Chris Adamski. “But hopefully I can show my pass-rush moves and my…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – WR Martavis Bryant – 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…


Bengals Believe Andre Smith Has ‘Chance To Be A Terrific Guard’

When it comes to Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Andre Smith, who reunited with the team that drafted him after spending just one injury-plagued year in Minnesota, familiar surroundings belie a change of pace. Due to their free agency losses, Cincinnati is looking to plug their former right tackle at guard….




Ranking The Rooms: AFC North Safeties

In the last edition of  “Ranking the Rooms: AFC North” series here at Steelers Depot, I took a look at the cornerbacks room, where the Cincinnati Bengals edged out the Baltimore Ravens for first place. This week, roles reverse as we take a look at the safeties in the AFC…


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…


JuJu Smith-Schuster: I Don’t Want To Let Anyone Down

As if you needed any more reasons to adopt JuJu Smith-Schuster as a rookie fan favorite, you gotta love the answers he gave over on Steelers.com Thursday.  In questionnaire format, Smith-Schuster was honest when asked about what motivates and inspires him. “It was always the coach I played for. I…


Sammie Coates Says He’s Still Working On Getting His Speed Back

Though there’s been some negativity coming out on Sammie Coates during the spring, he has a couple good excuses. Last season was a trying one for him on the injury front. A busted hand. A groin injury. Even wisdom teeth that needed to be removed. It’s fair to assume Coates…