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Preseason Game 4 Recap: Steelers 21 Panthers 10

The Steelers wrapped up their final preseason game of the 2009 season on Thursday night by beating the Carolina Panthers 21-10. The night was highlighted by the play of rookie free agents, Stefan Logan and Isaac Redman. Logan returned his first and only punt return 80 yards for a touchdown and his only kickoff return […]

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My Final 53 Man Roster & Cuts

The Steelers just wrapped up their final pre-season game versus the Carolina Panthers and I have agonized over the final cuts all night. The two surprises I have are the Steelers keeping Isaac Redman and Ra\’Shon Harris. I believe they will go one short at linebacker and offensive line to accommodate these two players. Without […]

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Could Mahan Be A Steeler Again?

On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released center/guard Sean Mahan. Mahan was traded by the Steelers to the Bucs exactly one year ago today for a seventh round draft pick. Mahan started all 16 games for the Steelers in 2007 but lost his starting job to Justin Hartwig going into 2008. The Steelers however are […]

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10 Players On The Bubble For 7 Spots

Below is the list of 10 players I have vying for 7 spots on the roster. This assumes that Stefan Logan is kept as a return specialist. I currently have 46 players locked in as surely to make the roster. Bubble Players: WR McDonald, Shaun – Would of been a safe bet if Logan had […]

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Isaac Redman Losing The Numbers Game

As the clock ticks closer to the date when the rosters must be paired down to 53, the closer the Steelers get to the decision of whether or not to keep free agent running back, Isaac Redman. Without a doubt, Redman has turned some heads in training camp, but with the rise of fellow rookie, […]

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First 53 Man Roster Guess

Below is my first official stab at the Steelers final 53 man roster through 3 preseason games. About 6 players could go either way as the final six were tough decisions. Quarterbacks Roethlisberger, Ben QB Batch, Charlie QB Dixon, Dennis QB Running Backs Parker, Willie RB Mendenhall, Rashard RB Moore, Mewelde RB Davis, Carey FB […]

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Best Guess At The First 5 Players Cut

The Steelers need to cut 5 players on September 1st to get down to 75 players. Below is my best guess at the five players that will be released on Tuesday. All 5 players were free agent signings after the 2009 draft. WR Steven Black DT Steve McLendon LB Andrew Schantz LB Tom Korte S […]

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Preseason Game 3 Recap: Steelers 17 Bills 0

What a difference a week makes. The Steelers looked like the defending Super Bowl champions on Saturday night as they shut out the Buffalo Bills 17-0. Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger showed no ill effects of the bruised ACL that kept him out of last Saturday\’s game versus the Washington Redskins. Roethlisberger was 15 for 19 […]

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10 Things To Look For Tonight Versus Buffalo

Here are 10 things to look for tonight in the third preseason game versus the Buffalo Bills: Joystick Part II – Stefan Logan will likely get the second half return duties of punts and kickoffs. Another strong performance should cement a spot on the final 53 man roster. Limas In The X Spot – With […]

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Stefan Logan Ain\’t Going Back To The CFL

After the return performance CFL free agent return man Stefan Logan put on Saturday night versus the Washington Redskins, he is no longer a secret to the rest of the NFL. Sure Logan is pretty much one dimensional from a special teams point and would likely only see time at wide receiver or running back […]

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Was Frank Summers Just All Fan Hype?

I admit, I love rooting for the late round draft picks, who doesn\’t? Steeler Nation is notorious for it. The two most talked about 2009 draft picks by Steeler fans have been Frank Summers and A.Q. Shipley. Steelers fans have visions of Jerome Bettis or Chris Fuamatu-Ma\’afala running through their heads when they think about […]

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Could Stefan Logan Still Make The Roster?

As I mentioned in my top 10 things to watch pre game analysis of the Washington Redskins game, Stefan Logan needed to impress last night to have any shot of making the roster. The human joystick did just that. Logan was blistering on kickoff returns and showed good hands and vision on the punt returns. […]

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Preseason Game 2 Recap: Redskins 17 Steelers 13

There were not too many highlights for the highlight reel on a rainy Saturday night in Washington as the Steelers lost to the Redskins 17-13. The Steeler defense looked lethargic giving up 167 yards rushing, while only allowing 137 yards through the air. The Steelers used mostly the third stringers past halftime to get a […]

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10 Things To Look For Saturday Versus Washington

The Steelers kick off their second pre-season game Saturday night versus the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Below are 10 things to I believe Steeler fans should look for in the second game. Essex/Colon vs Haynesworth – Right guard Trai Essex graded out well in the first preseason game versus the Arizona Cardinals according to […]

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Jury Still Out On Steelers 2008 Draft Class

The futher the 2008 draft gets in the rear view mirror, the better the view becomes of the Steelers 2008 draft. As of right the jury is still out, but 2009 should provide the information to make a solid judgment. Let us break down where we are with the draft class. RB Rashard Mendenhall – […]

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Shaun McDonald Should Be The #5

Probably the quietest stat from the pre-season opener versus the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday was the 6 catch, 69 yard performance by veteran free agent receiver Shaun McDonald. McDonald is still fairly young at 28 and can play in various positions. He is a solid possession receiver and works well out of the slot. Of […]

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Is Tony Hills Last Shot On The Right Side?

The Steelers seem to be trying every possible scenario in order to keep second year Tony Hills on the roster. The emergence of rookie undrafted free agent Ramon Foster has Hill clearly on the bubble at this point. In the first pre-season game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Steelers lined Foster up at the left […]

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Just How Safe Is Carey Davis?

All of the experts will tell you that running back Carey Davis is a safe bet to make the 53 man roster. But just how safe is that bet? Without a doubt, Davis is a special team warrior, but with the rise of rookie free agent running back, Isaac Redman as a short yardage specialist […]

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Steelers Cardinals Game Report Card

I have just finished watching the Steelers Cardinals game for the third time. Below is my report card for the first preseason game along with notes I made. Offense Quarterbacks – Ben Roethlisberger played only two series and Charlie Batch just one. Ben showed he still has his escapability when he was almost sacked for […]

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Preseason Game 1 Recap: Steelers 20 Cardinals 10

Steelers rookie undrafted free agent running back Isaac Redman and punter Dan Sepulveda stole the show in the preseason opening 20-10 win Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals at Heinz Field. Redman, from Bowie State, ran 10 times for 32 yards and 2 touchdowns in second half action. Redman began his uphill climb to make […]

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10 Things To Look For Thursday Versus Arizona

The Steelers kick off their pre-season Thursday night versus the Arizona Cardinals at Heinz Field. Below are 10 things to look for in the first game. Return Game – The Steelers return game ranked 31st in punt return average and 29th in kickoff return average during the 2008 season and is a huge focus this […]

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CBS Sportsline Rapid Reporter Freaking Out Steeler Nation

While Steeler fans everywhere appreciate all the training camp reports they can get, sometimes mis-information is put out. Such is the case with Brian Carson who is handling the CBS Sportsline Rapid Reports for the Steelers. Brian keeps reporting that undrafted free agent tackle Ramon Foster is not practicing, when in fact it is rookie […]

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Like It Or Not, Fast Willie Parker Is Running Out Of Town

Let\’s go back in time to September 5th, 2004 when Willie Parker out-dueled Dante Brown for the final running back roster spot of the 2004 season. Parker was buried behind Jerome Bettis, Duce Staley and Verron Haynes at the time and spent most of the 2004 season on the inactive list. Parker continued to work […]

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Left Side Offensive Line Depth Could Be Sore Spot

With the Steelers 2009 training camp underway, one thing is apparent, the depth of the left side of the offensive line could be a sore spot this season. Both starting left tackle Max Starks and left guard Chris Kemoeatu have new contracts and both will be relied on heavily to protect the blind side of […]

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Six Questions The Steelers Must Answer In 2009

In order to repeat as Super Bowl champions in 2009, the Steelers must answer these six pressing questions below: Is Limas Sweed ready to fill the shoes of Nate Washington? Over the last 3 years, Nate Washington averaged nearly 35 receptions for 568 yards and 4 touchdowns. Pretty big shoes for the second year Sweed […]

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Steelers Day Two 2009 Draft Recap

The Steelers came into the second day of the draft with eight picks to make and I surely did not think they would finish the day with eight players picked. I thought they would package a few to move up earlier in a round. Maybe they tried and just did not have what teams wanted […]

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