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Art Rooney II Acknowledges Mistakes In Personnel Evaluations

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II did his usual post-season media rounds recently, and he certainly gave us all plenty to chew on. We have already dissected much of what he had to say, but there was one thing in particular—an admission of sorts—that I think is notable enough to…



Senior Bowl Recap: All-22 Review

We’ve written a ton about the Senior Bowl and will continue to do so into next week. Still so much to cover. Wrap up podcast that will happen tomorrow night. Some final thoughts. Haven’t even touched transcribing the interviews I did early in the week. Look for that in the…


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: OT Mitchell Van Dyk – Exclusive Rights

Player: Mitchell Van Dyk Position: Offensive Lineman Experience: 0 (1st-Year Player) Free Agent Status: Exclusive Rights 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $435,000 2015 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the 2015 offseason process looking to gather up some bodies at the offensive tackle position, and with good reason, considering that two…


Evaluating Steelers Third And Short Rushing Performance

When all was said and done, the Pittsburgh Steelers finished the regular season as an offense that, overall, statistically, was just average in terms of converting on third down. They ended up ranked in the middle of the pack in terms of conversion rate. And in the postseason, they fell…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – WR Martavis Bryant

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…


Steelers 2015 Offensive Breakdown: 11 Personnel

Yesterday, I broke down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and how it was run during the 2015 regular season based on what personnel the team chose to run out of. As I pointed out, the 11 personnel with three wide receivers, one running back, and one tight end was by far…


Senior Bowl Practice Report: Day Four

Our last day of practice here at Mobile (*sad face*). But the weather was warmer, especially for the afternoon practice. Another great day and as I write this, still one more press conference to go. Heading back to the Burgh tomorrow, landing in the afternoon. As always, your winners/losers from…


Braxton Miller’s Tape, Personality Hard Not To Love

Braxton Miller’s path to the NFL is unique. So is his personality. When he took the podium after practice today, he controlled the room. A laid back personality who isn’t afraid to crack some jokes. Nothing seems to bother him and he’ll answer each question as directly as you’d expect….


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: OL Chris Hubbard – Exclusive Rights

Player: Chris Hubbard Position: Offensive Lineman Experience: 3 Years (1 Practice Squad, 2 Accrued) Free Agent Status: Exclusive Rights 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $510,000 2015 Season Breakdown: Though technically a two-year player, having earned accrued seasons in each of the past two years, many will remember that offensive lineman Chris…


David DeCastro Enjoying First Career Pro Bowl Honor

I wrote fairly negatively about the Pro Bowl yesterday, or at least the diluted pageant show that it has gradually become over the years, but the truth is that, to many players, it does really mean something. And I’m not talking about economic factors, hitting incentive escalators in contract or…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – WR Markus Wheaton

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…


Steelers Regular Season Offensive Personnel Breakdown

Now that the season is over for the Pittsburgh Steelers, we still find ourselves in reflect and evaluate mode. One of the things that I was interested in reviewing when all was said and done was just how the team used their variety of personnel packages on the offensive side…


Senior Bowl Practice Report: Day 3

Welcome back everyone. Today in Mobile felt a lot like a day in Pittsburgh. Mid-40s and with the wind, made it a very chilly practice. I admit I didn’t dress for warm weather and froze my McChickens out there for the five hours total we were outside. Not the most…


Do What? Fowler Thinks Steelers Might Heavily Scout Senior Bowl QBs

During his recent end of the season press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin let it be known that he’s uncertain as to how the team’s backup quarterback situation will play out in 2016. In that declaration, he certainly didn’t give former fourth draft pick Landry Jones a ringing…