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The Optimist’s Take: Drafting For Wide Receiver

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…


Bengals Banking On Hits From Last Year’s OT Double Dip

The Cincinnati Bengals allowed a couple of starters to walk in free agency this offseason when perhaps they didn’t need to, but in the case of right tackle Andre Smith, a quality starter who only ended up signing just a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Vikings, the Bengals had…


History, Options Suggest Likelihood Of Drafting QB

Over the course of general manager Kevin Colbert’s tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers, starting in the year 2000, the team has drafted five quarterback not named Ben Roethlisberger. Over a 16-year span in which he has been a factor in making draft picks, that works out to about one mid-…


The Pessimist’s Take: Scoring On The Ground

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…


Report: Josh Gordon Denied Reinstatement

Not that it is a total surprise considering the rumors swirling around the last several days, but the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon has officially had his bid for reinstatement denied by the league. According to Mary Kay Cabot, who wrote the report, Gordon will be…



Dri Archer’s Roster Spot Open For Returner

Over the course of much of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s tenure, he has not been shy about utilizing the 53rd or so roster spot on the team for a player who does not necessarily have a define role on offense, defense, or in the coverage or blocking aspects…


The Optimist’s Take: Scoring On The Ground

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…



Strong First Season Could Lead To Bigger Role For Roosevelt Nix

When college defensive lineman Roosevelt Nix came out for the draft in 2014, he faced an uphill battle after going undrafted, signing with the Falcons, and being converted to fullback. Unsurprisingly, he failed to make the 53-man roster, and was unsigned for the duration of the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed…


The Pessimist’s Take: Sustainable Success With Turnovers

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…



Steelers’ Final Pre-Draft Visitors Hopefully Include Edge Rushers

At least 26 NFL prospects have toured the South Side. Taken selfies with the Lombardies, met with the coaching staff, gotten their free Pittsburgh Steelers’ gym bag. That leaves only four slots left from the allotted 30. Three if Jayron Kearse winds up making an appearance. And of that list,…