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Depth Becomes A Concern If Kelvin Beachum Walks

As best as we can tell still this far out from free agency and without a market yet established for free agent tackles, it really doesn’t seem all that likely that the Pittsburgh Steelers and left tackle Kelvin Beachum are able to work out a deal. Barring a surprisingly shallow…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – TE Matt Spaeth

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…


Kevin Colbert Talks Draft Evaluations And Analytics

I don’t know that it will change anything. I don’t know that there will be any difference in the end results. Perhaps there won’t be anything different in that regard—and even if there were, we would probably not be able to tell. But there will be at least one thing…


Marcus Gilbert Agrees With Increased Value In Right Tackles

When you think of building an offense, there are usually two positions that come to mind. Getting a quarterback and getting a left tackle to protect him. But in today’s league, the importance between right and left tackle has blurred. Cleveland Browns’ right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, a fun Twitter follow,…



Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: T Kelvin Beachum – Unrestricted

Player: Kelvin Beachum Position: Offensive Tackle Experience: 4 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $1,553,474 2015 Season Breakdown: The 2015 season for Kelvin Beachum was a short one, and certainly one that did not go according to plan following an offseason during which he and the Steelers front…


Rob Blanchflower Undone By Health Concerns

The Pittsburgh Steelers may not have addressed the tight end position in an overly significant way in quite a while—Matt Spaeth in 2007 has been the team’s most recent draft pick at the position in the first three rounds, and his re-signing has been the most significant free agency addition—the…


2015 Player Exit Meetings – CB Ross Cockrell

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…


Matching Pittsburgh’s Snap Counts To Rest Of The NFL

A few weeks ago, we slogged through our defensive charting and came up with a ton of cool factoids about the Pittsburgh Steelers. We’ll do similar today but use a league-wide approach and compare snap count totals to the Steelers in relation to the 31 other teams. Of course, we…


Steelers 2016 Free Agents Analysis: CB William Gay – Unrestricted

Player: William Gay Position: Cornerback Experience: 9 Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2015 Salary Cap Hit: $1,666,668 2015 Season Breakdown: Believe it or not, but the 2015 season was actually just the second time in William Gay’s career that he entered the offseason process intended to be a member of the…



2015 Player Exit Meetings – S Will Allen

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…


Jordan Dangerfield Could Factor Into Safety Equation

Of the five safeties that spent time on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster during the 2015 season, two are set to hit free agency soon, and a third is a player who certainly appears to be viewed exclusively as a special teams contributor, having, to the best of my knowledge,…


Offseason Work Will Look To Solve Riddle Of Caushaud Lyons

After writing yesterday about Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 NFL Draft fourth-round cornerback Doran Grant and how his perception has wavered back and forth since his initial release the day after the team settled on an initial 53-man roster, I was reminded of the reason that he was released in the first…