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Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Welcome back to another chat. Like always, I’ll answer as many questions as I can over the next hour. Before that, I wanted to share a thought I had yesterday. There are probably only like, three US Presidents left. Four, max. I know this because I stumbled on the Bear…


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis LS Greg Warren – Unrestricted

Player: Greg Warren Position: Long Snapper Experience: 11 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $665,000 2015 Season Breakdown: The time has arrived for arguably the most exciting article of every offseason, the free agency status evaluation of Steelers long snapper Greg Warren, the 34-year old who is one…


Steelers Should Be In No Rush To Lose Shamarko Thomas

You may have seen a few beat writers recently comment on three-year veteran safety Shamarko Thomas, who of course was projected to be in the starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 before he lost that opportunity courtesy of some disappointing preseason performances that forced the team to rely…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Lawrence Timmons

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


Success As Jammer Suggests Increased Special Teams Value For Antwon Blake

Yesterday, I began to touch on fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake and how his 2015 circumstances—moving into the starting lineup, but dealing with a hand ligament tear—had likely led to the team juggling and reshaping his special teams responsibilities. In spite of the fact that he was the team’s…



Pressure On Steelers Defense To Provide More Pressure In 2016

Due to the way they played defense all season, none of us should be shocked that the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl this year. As far as defensive stats go, while the Broncos did lead the league this past regular season in sacks, they also led in a much…



2016 Steelers’ Free Agency Wish List

The Super Bowl is over. All 32 teams are now completely focused on the offseason. And with our coverage already in full swing, it’s time to tackle one of my favorite articles to write. Depot has been buzzing about free agency and the players the Pittsburgh Steelers should sign. It’s a…


Excess Turnover Along O-Line Not An Option For Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are potentially entering a partial transitional phase when it comes to their offensive line, which is actually coming off arguably its best season in close to a decade or so, in spite of the fact that they had major injuries to overcome. Even though All-Pro center Maurkice…


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis QB Mike Vick – Unrestricted

Player: Mike Position: Quarterback Experience: 15 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $585,000 2015 Season Breakdown: Mike Vick would have already been retired had it not been for Chris Hubbard. Huh? Well, it’s a plausible theory at least. You see, during the 2015 preseason, the Steelers were trying…


Antwon Blake’s Special Teams Duties Curtailed In 2015

Over the course of the past six months or so, there have probably been about 50 or so heated discussions of varying temperature surrounding the ability, or lack thereof, of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake. Blake, the now four-year veteran slated to hit free agency after starting 18 games including…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…


Steve McLendon’s Value Cannot Be Pigeonholed To Nose Tackle

For Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon, snaps are starting to become increasingly harder to come by. For any nose tackle that might play for the Steelers, really, or most 3-4 teams these days. The Steelers have finally joined the modern era by primarily playing in their nickel package as…


Steelers’ Futures Report: QB Dustin Vaughan

With a look to the offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in the process of shaping their summer roster. They re-signed nearly everyone on their practice squad, sans Tyler Murphy, to future deals that can keep this players through camp. They also added several players from outside the organization, as is…