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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.”…



Steelers Film Room: Artie Burns Vs Panthers

If there was one thing to really anticipate about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason finale, then it was obviously the debut of the team’s first-round draft pick, cornerback Artie Burns, who spent most of training camp and the first three preseason games on the sidelines while nursing a quad injury. As…


Taking Stock: Steelers Rife With Talent Sitting On The Shelf

If a game were to be played solely by the players within a team’s organization that are sidelined either due to injuries or suspensions, then the Pittsburgh Steelers would have one heck of a leg up on the rest of the league in fielding an awfully good team. Of course,…


Ravens Bring Back Justin Forsett After Moving Two To IR

It was only a couple of days ago that the Baltimore Ravens released their presumed starting running back Justin Forsett, who was scheduled to earn a base salary of $3 million this season. Many in the know, however, warned that it might not be a long parting, and that he…


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2016 South Side Questions: Will New Faces Find Many ‘Returns’?

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…


Mettenberger Knows He Must Prepare Like A Starter

It was a first day of school of sorts for not just Justin Gilbert but Zach Mettenberger, who the Pittsburgh Steelers claimed off waivers last week. And today was the first time the media got to say hello. Despite being the clear #3 quarterback, he understand he has to be…


Justin Gilbert Surprised But Happy To Be In Pittsburgh

Justin Gilbert basically found out about his new home at the same time the rest of the world did. Speaking to the media for the first time today since being traded, Gilbert told reporters he didn’t find out about the trade until Saturday. But that doesn’t make him any less…