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The Optimist’s Take: Will Monday Next In Line At Punter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


Video: Steelers WR Demarcus Ayers – 2015 Touchdowns

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Houston wide receiver Demarcus Ayers in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft Saturday evening and while the team is defending his selection based on the fact he was their top-rated punt returner in this year’s class, it’s hard to ignore the production he had…



Kevin Colbert Says Steelers Never Considered Trading Out Of First Round

This was Kevin Colbert’s Draft Day moment. Clutching the piece of paper, wrinkled up, with these words scribbled down: Draft Artie Burns. No matter what.  Ok, maybe that didn’t happen. But according to him, the idea of moving out of the 25th spot was never worth the risk of losing out on him. “We…



Around The North: Baltimore Ravens Day Three Recap

With eight picks on Day 3, General Manager Ozzie Newsome and the Baltimore Ravens had their work cut out for them. Here’s how the board fell for them: 104. Tavon Young, CB, Temple Although undersized (5091, 183) and lacking in play strength, there’s no doubting Young’s abilities. The lead cornerback…


Last Year’s Trades Hurt This Year’s Draft Flexibility

When all was said and done, the Pittsburgh Steelers came away from the 2016 NFL Draft having added seven players through their selections, but they didn’t come by them purely through their natural draft picks, and that proved to be a bit of a hindrance to them, a reflection on…


2016 AFC North Draft Wrap Up

The 2016 NFL Draft is now in the books, meaning that teams now have the vast bulk of the ingredients in place that will help them make their rosters come September. The narratives are beginning to unfold about how each team will begin to take shape, and how the divisions…


Around The North: Cleveland Browns Day Three Recap

Thanks to a high number of picks on day three of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns had a productive day selecting the foundation of their roster under new head coach Hue Jackson. Cleveland made an astounding nine picks on day three, kicking things off at No. 99 overall…


Around The North: Cincinnati Bengals Day Three Recap

Following a strong first two days of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals turned in another good day on day three in Chicago, coming up with some mid-round steals to go with some late developmental projects, rounding out a good draft for the reigning AFC North champions. After getting…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – T Mike Adams – Stock Down

With the 2016 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…


Demarcus Ayers The Latest Attempt At Finding Return Man

While the Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the Saturday portion of the 2016 NFL Draft twiddling their thumbs in light of a nearly 100-selection gap between their first and second selections of the day, the late portions of the late rounds got busy again for the Steelers, with three selections…


Steelers Use Late Picks To Restock At Linebacker

Much of the final day of the 2016 NFL Draft was a drag for those following the Pittsburgh Steelers, considering the significant delay that existed between their first and second selections of the day, but they finished the evening off with three selections in a 27-selection span, and two of…


The Pessimist’s Take: Small School, Big Impact

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


Evaluating The Value: Tyler Matakevich

Wrapping things up for the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers went linebacker for the second time in three picks, selecting Temple inside linebacker Tyler Matakevich, filling a definite need on the depth chart. Prior to the draft, many thought Matakevich would be an early day three selection, so to…