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Ranking The Rooms: AFC North TEs

Ah, yes. One of my favorite positions in all of football comes up today in the “Ranking the Rooms:  AFC North” series here at Steelers Depot:  tight end. Gone are the days of the slow-footed brutes that blocked a majority of the time; in are the days of the quick-twitch…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – T Jerald Hawkins – 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…



2017 Offseason Questions: Biggest Takeaway From First OTA Session?

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…


Welcome Home, Martavis Bryant

I wrote early this morning that there was a belief, per Bob Labriola from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ website, that Martavis Bryant may be ready to return for the start of OTAs. As we saw earlier today, that proved to be true, as he was by all reports a full participant…



NFL To (Finally) Loosen Celebration Penalties

The NFL is doing some smart things today, including relaxing the restrictions on post-touchdown celebrations. USA Today’s Tom Pelissero tweeted out earlier today Roger Goodell is expected to announce the news later this afternoon. Roger Goodell is expected to tell NFL owners group celebrations, using ball as prop after TDs,…


Devil’s Advocate: Top Of The Line O-Line

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…



Film Room: Keith Butler’s Palms Coverage

We’ve spent a lot of time discussing the transition the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense is making. Led by Keith Butler, there’s a blend between his and Mike Tomlin principles with something new entirely, the desire to play straight man coverage. It’s one of the top things I’ll be studying once the…




2017 Offseason Questions: Biggest Question Heading Into OTAs?

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…


Smith-Schuster Eager To Bring His Physicality To Pittsburgh

I’m not saying JuJu Smith-Schuster is the next Hines Ward. But I bet Ward will be proud of how Smith-Schuster plays on the field. Speaking with Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley, the Steelers’ second round pick said he was excited to show off his physicality. “I like just going in there and…


Steelers Film Room: Optimism For Xavier Grimble Heading Into 2017

There are two stages to every roster move – react and reassess. The Pittsburgh Steelers release of tight end Ladarius Green certainly brought an abundance of reaction, as the move should, considering that he was still only one year or six games into his highly lucrative four-year contract. But now that…