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Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Hello again everyone, You know how this works by now. Feel free to ask whatever question you want in the comments and I’ll answer it up here. Kicking around the idea of joining Periscope. For those who don’t know, it’s sorta like Facetime, where you could see me (and mom’s…


Brandon Boykin

Fairness Not At Issue During Brandon Boykin’s Tenure In Pittsburgh

The big news around western Pennsylvania yesterday came in the form of the Panthers coming to terms with former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin, who spent about seven months in the black and gold after being traded for in early August in the early portions of training camp. Perceived as…



The Optimist’s Take: Holding On To Will Johnson

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…


Former Kicker Jay Feely Believes NFL Will See Fewer Touchbacks

Earlier this offseason, the league opted during the Owners Meetings to adopt a new year on a one-year trial basis to tweak the rules on kickoff returns, awarding return teams the 25-yard line, rather than the 20-yard line, upon registering a touchback. The rationale behind the decision was aimed toward…



The Pessimist’s Take: McCullers In The Middle

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…


Study: Small School Draft Selections

This is a study I’ve been really anxious to do. I’ve said it a million times. The Pittsburgh Steelers appear to be one of the most infrequent teams in drafting small school, FCS and below, players. But I’ve never compared it league wide to see if that hypothesis really holds up….


The Optimist’s Take: McCullers In The Middle

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…



2015 Player Exit Meetings – ILB Jordan Zumwalt

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…


The Pessimist’s Take: More Big Play From William Gay

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…


Tuitt, Shazier, Mitchell Training In Arizona

Last week, we wrote that it seemed Stephon Tuitt had joined James Harrison to train in Scottsdale, Arizona. Now it appears two more Steelers were part of that group. Mike Mitchell and Ryan Shazier showed up on Tuitt’s Instagram feed in the Scottsdale gym. Just a bunch of junkyard dogs…


Brandon Boykin

Steelers, Eagles Did No Favors For Brandon Boykin’s Free Agency Stock

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their sixth free agent yesterday when cornerback Brandon Boykin signed with the NFC Champion Panthers, inking a one-year contract to play in what we can probably safely assume will be a slot corner role in Carolina’s excellent defense. The fifth-year veteran will have now spent the…


The Optimist’s Take: More Big Play From William Gay

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…