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Anthony Chickillo Credits Coaching Staff For Smooth Position Switch

A year ago, Anthony Chickillo weighed 267 pounds. He was used to playing with his hand down, in the trenches against tackles and guards. So when the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him in the 6th round, everything changed. By training camp, Chickillo dropped down to 254. He was moved to outside…


2016 Steelers’ UDFA Scouting Reports: Miami (FL) OLB Tyriq McCord

A breakdown of another Pittsburgh Steelers’ UDFA. Miami (FL) outside linebacker Tyriq McCord. #17 Tyriq McCord/OLB Miami (FL): 6’2/4 239 The Good – Long frame but shows some bulk in his lower half – Above average athlete and get-off initially, can beat the tackle off the ball – Solid motor/effort…



Senquez Golson Ready To Feel Normal Again On The Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a chance to take a look at many of their young players this past weekend during rookie minicamp, a group that, of course, includes all of their rookie draft picks and undrafted free agent signings, but is also includes all first-year players on the roster, those…


Ravens Looking To Turn Pressure Up From Edge Rusher Spots

As much as the Baltimore Ravens might have needed to address the inside linebacker position—a view that they do not appear to hold after failing to add depth there either through free agency or through the draft—the organizational belief was, seemingly, that it was the outside linebacker position in greater…


The Pessimist’s Take: Free Agents And Making The 53

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…


Tomlin Preaches Importance Of Conditioning

Can’t make the club from the tub. That’s the old saying, staying healthy critical to earning a roster spot. You can say the same about being able to make it through practice without sucking wind. That just isn’t as catchy. In the NFL, the players are bigger, stronger, faster. You…


NFL Network Places Steelers In Top Three Of Power Rankings

Last week, NFL network analysts Elliot Harrison and Bryant McFadden provided their insight into the 2016 Steelers.  Harrison showcased his post-draft power rankings, placing the Steelers at number 3, ahead of the reigning Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos as well as the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers to…


Steelers’ Minicamp Proves More Fruitful For Tryout Players

They’re still NFL longshots. But they’ve taken their first step to making it in the league. Four tryouts in this year’s rookie minicamp were offered contracts. Running backs Cameron Stingily and Brandon Brown-Dukes, wide receiver Marcus Tucker, and cornerback Donald Washington. As much as I can gather, that’s as many…


Steelers’ Stingily Could Switch From Runner To Blocker

In what could be a Pittsburgh Steelers’ first, Cameron Stingily has made the roster twice as a tryout player. But in order to have a better chance of sticking than last season, a slight position switch may be in his best interest. An undrafted back out of Northern Illinois in…


Film Room: Sean Davis And The Steelers’ Dime Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers used their dime personnel (2 DL, 3 LBs, 6 DBs) 61 times in last year’s regular season with another 17 instances coming in the playoffs. Almost all of this work came after Week 13. Used mostly in 3rd and long or obvious passing situations, Lawrence Timmons was…



Expectations For Artie Burns Equally High On And Off The Field

When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Artie Burns in the first round, they were getting a lot more than just a cornerback, and that was something that they were well aware of after they had the opportunity to get intimately acquainted with him during his Pro Day, and during dinner the…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – S Will Allen – 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…


Last Year’s Scrap Finds Could Impact 2016 Roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t seem to be overly impressed with their 90-man offseason roster last year. Not only did they end up acquiring three players for their 53-man roster a day after final cuts that were not with the team, even their practice squad was largely culled together from the…