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Steelers Film Room: Jordan Dangerfield Vs Panthers

It’s been a long time coming for Jordan Dangerfield to finally make a team, in his fourth year of trying after originally entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He has progressed each year, logging five weeks on the practice squad in 2014, then all season a…


Video: Breaking Down The Steelers’ Roster

Wanted to wait a couple days before giving my quick thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53 man roster and practice squad. Short video with my breakdown, position-by-position, of what this team is carrying into Week One. And a minute or two discussing the team’s practice squad, too, including their pending…


Steelers Vs Panthers Sack Breakdown

One blemish on the Steelers’ report card this week. Let’s take a look. 1. 3rd and 2, 9:02 1st. 12 personnel. Five block + running back check/release vs five man rush. This one was tough for me. I know on first glance, it looks pretty obvious Fitzgerald Toussaint screws up…


Mike Tomlin ‘Not Concerned’ About Tight End Position

The Pittsburgh Steelers have for some time now been developing among the best offenses in the league, which came closest to reaching its culmination just last season—that is, at least, when Ben Roethlisberger was healthy. This year’s roster is also loaded with offensive talent—perhaps, though, with one notable exception. Without…


Steelers Film Room: Sean Davis Vs Panthers

As much as the majority of football fans might groan through most of the preseason, and the final preseason game in particular, observers such as ourselves have come to appreciate it for the evaluative value that it brings to the table. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ final preseason game certainly had its…


Bengals Give Up On 3rd-Round ILB P.J. Dawson

Over the course of the past five years or so, the Cincinnati Bengals have drastically revamped their reputation and have become regarded as one of the best drafting teams in the league, having a roster composed over 80 percent of their own home-grown talent, one of the three highest ratios…


2016 South Side Questions: What Is The Pecking Order At ILB?

The preseason has ended, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While training camp and the preseason might have seen a lot of work put into the team and…


Steelers Film Room: Anthony Chickillo Vs Panthers

Many are reading the aggressive and dominant preseason play of second year OLB Anthony Chickillo with a magnifying glass, mainly because of the recent news regarding OLB Bud Dupree. Fans are left hoping that his authority can be translated into the regular season, as he’ll be slated as more of…


Week One Offers Big Tests For Hargrave, Davis

We’re now less than one week away from the Steelers’ first game of the 2016 season against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. There have been surprises throughout the preseason, and there have been obvious week one starters from the get go. Two rookies have made their presence known…


Tomlin Explains Motive Behind Gilbert Trade

Mike Tomlin made his rationale clear. When high draft picks you liked are available, go after them. That was the idea behind trading for Justin Gilbert, acquired Saturday for a 2018 6th round pick from the Cleveland Browns. “His pedigree speaks for itself. He’s a guy we had a great…


Tomlin: Chickillo Will Be Part Of Linebacker Rotation

Next man up. That’s the standard. The creed. Heck, I bet it’ll be plastered on a blimp and fly over Heinz Field each week. With the loss of Bud Dupree, that next man is Anthony Chickillo. At today’s press conference, Mike Tomlin made it clear Chickillo will be involved in…



Steelers Film Room: Daniel McCullers Vs Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a starting nose tackle in free agency, and many assumed that the job would fall to third-year Daniel McCullers, but they ended up drafting Javon Hargrave instead, who was put on the top of the depth chart when it was officially released yesterday. Still, McCullers will…


Dangerfield Among Young DBs Who Must Pick Up ST Slack

The Pittsburgh Steelers roster did right by their teammate in naming fifth-year safety Robert Golden their special-teams captain for the third year in a row. It was an honor that Golden said that he did not expect to receive this year because his responsibilities on special teams are expected to…


Study: Just How Bad Is Pittsburgh At Drafting Defensive Backs?

Doran Grant, the 2015 4th round pick, has been picked up by the Buffalo Bills. It’s just another in a long line of of swings and misses by the Pittsburgh Steelers. I could write basically the same article I did last year, this one entitled, “Steelers Woes Of Evaluating Secondary Continues.”…