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Wesley Johnson Could Be Backup Center In Season Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to learn in a hurry last season just how crucial having a good backup center could be when they lost Maurkice Pouncey in the season opener after just eight snaps. To get through the rest of that game, they were forced to plug in Kelvin…



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Thank You Joey Porter For Taking A Few Swings At William Green In 2004

During his Friday press conference to officially announce his retirement from the NFL, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison made it a point to thank his former teammate, Joey Porter, who is currently a defensive assistant with the team. Why? Well, if Porter had not been ejected prior to the…





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Steelers Vs. Browns: Friday Night Five Questions

The 2014 NFL season kicked off Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Steelers will open their season Sunday at Heinz Field against the Cleveland Browns. It’s Friday, so that means I have a new set of five questions for you to answer in the comments below as we move into the…


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Video: Steelers CB Ike Taylor Included In Latest Mean Tweets Segment

With the 2014 NFL season kicking off Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live recently showed a new “Mean Tweets” segment featuring NFL players. You’ve probably seen these segments in the past and it’s quite funny to watch celebrities and athletes read these mean-spirited tweets from Twitter on camera. In this segment, Pittsburgh…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: Howard Jones

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Howard Jones against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 1st and 10, 8:56 4th. Holds the point of attack, partially due to getting his arms extended. Shows strength versus the tight end, too. It’s not flashy but still a positive play….


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Steve McLendon

Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon is hopeful of playing more like a true nose tackle this season after playing last year underweight, and consequently leaving himself prone to injury while failing to draw enough attention to himself to free up the linebackers. Reviews thus far have been mixed. Overall,…


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Browns Intend On Mixing Up Coverages Against Steelers WR Antonio Brown

So far during his career, Pittsburgh Steelers fifth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown has performed well when covered by Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden. In fact, as I pointed out back in May when Haden signed a new five-year contract extension, Brown seems to be the Florida product’s kryptonite….


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Room: David DeCastro

By Alex Kozora An evaluation of the play of Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro against the Carolina Panthers. THE GOOD 1. 2nd and 4, 8:20 1st. DeCastro seals the left defensive tackle to help create a lane for Will Johnson. Sets his hips, and turns the tackle. Really like the arm extension, hand placement, and…


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Steelers WR Depth Could Be Tested In Season Opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to keep six wide receivers on their 53-man roster this year, a rarity that hasn’t been seen in any meaningful sense for a while, and it appears that they’ll be needing that depth early. The last time they carried six receivers was when Arnaz Battle was…


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Steelers vs Panthers Film Review: Ryan Shazier

While the final preseason game is typically no more than a brief joyride for most starters, the Pittsburgh Steelers sent a few of their young starters on defense on a bit more of a cruise last week against the Carolina Panthers. Among those was Ryan Shazier, who will be the…