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Kirwan: Examining Blitz Rate Success

We’ve spent a ton of the offseason discussing Keith Butler’s blitz trends. We’ve concluded he is blitzing more often and generally, playing more aggressively than Dick LeBeau’s later years. But how successful is he? Pat Kirwan examined league-wide trends over at Real Football Network. He looked at the ratio of blitzes…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – OLB Bud Dupree – Stock Up

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…


Bengals Counting On Major Contributions From Young DEs

For as well as the Cincinnati Bengals have drafted in recent years, which has drawn many to claim that they have the deepest roster in the NFL, there are, as always, a couple of questions that remain. One of the question that I have is this: where in the world…


The Optimist’s Take: Fair To Question Medical Staff?

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…


PFF Ranks Steelers’ Roster 4th In NFL

For the third straight offseason, Pro Football Focus released its annual roster rankings for all 32 NFL teams. The 2016 rankings see the Pittsburgh Steelers current roster ranked No. 4, according to Pro Football Focus’ Sam Monson. In the ESPN Insider article posted Monday morning, Monson lists Antonio Brown, Ben…


Worst Of The Worst: Top Five Terrible Decisions In Steelers’ History

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ history is full of memorable wins, players, and performances. This mini-series is about none of that. This is about the total opposite. The individual games you wish you could forget or never see anything as atrocious again. And for as long at the Steelers have been playing,…


Isaac Redman Gets Coaching Job With Arizona

A former Steeler now coaching in Arizona. Stop me if you’ve heard that one before. Retired running back Isaac Redman posted on Instagram that he had picked up a coaching gig with Bruce Arians and the Cardinals. Starting a new journey! #coachred A photo posted by Isaac Redman (@ired33) on…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – CB William Gay – Stock Even

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…



The Pessimist’s Take: Double-Digit Sack Pass Rushers

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…


Rookie LB Tyler Matakevich Shares Good Company As College Award Winner

When you look back at the impressive career that new Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Tyler Matakevich had a Temple you will not only see that he registered nearly 500 total tackles but that he also won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award last season. Both of those awards have now…


Steelers Focus On Scoreboard Over Tone In Divisional Rivalries

For the Cincinnati Bengals, it is understandable why they might view the Pittsburgh Steelers are their chief rivals. It would seem the logical choice for outside observers as well given the violent and competitive tone that their recent games have taken. It would also seem logical that the Steelers would…


2016 Steelers Stock Watch – WR Eli Rogers – Stock Up

With the 2016 NFL Draft now over and the bulk of the heavy lifting done with regard to the roster building process now out of the way, it is easier to begin to take stock of where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand at certain positions, and what the implications might be…



The Optimist’s Take: Double-Digit Sack Pass Rushers

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…