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Recapping The Steelers Biggest 2017 Offseason Storylines

There have been quite a few major storylines for the Pittsburgh Steelers since they lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game and with the team’s 2017 offseason practices now completed, and the start of training camp a good five weeks away, it’s as good a time…


NFL Moves Franchise Tag Date Back Two Days

It may seem like a procedural move but for Pittsburgh, has important ramifications. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted out the league is pushing back the due date for players to sign franchise tagged players two days. That date is now July 17th instead of the 15th. From Schefter’s Twitter. NFL has…


Report: Sammie Coates Struggled During Minicamp

It’s early in the season but if this report from PennLive’s Jacob Klinger is any indication, Sammie Coates isn’t off to a hot start. In a list of ten players who either helped or hurt themselves during minicamp, Coates found himself on the latter list. Klinger’s note is short but…


2017 Offseason Questions: Odds Of Repeat Roster Spot For Steven Johnson?

The 2016 season is unfortunately over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are now embarking upon their latest offseason journey, heading back to the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the postseason is now behind us, there is plenty left to…



Ben Roethlisberger: I’m Not Thinking About New England

Hallelujah. Ben Roethlisberger said what is on my mind. Maybe yours too. Speaking with the PPG’s Brian Batko at his youth football camp this weekend, Roethlisberger was asked about what it takes to beat the New England Patriots. His answer was spot-on. “No offense to the champs, but I’m thinking…


Devil’s Advocate: Red-Zone Rejuvenation

You may recall for the past several offseasons that I ran an article series called The Optimist’s/Pessimist’s Take. I used it to explore different issues and topics the Pittsburgh Steelers were facing and took a positive or negative approach, examining each side in a separate article. This is essentially the same idea…


Film Room: Pattern Matching Made Easy

Kicking off this week with another Film Room. Know you guys have been asking for more of this and I love you all for it. My favorite topics to write about. Keith Butler had a lengthy conversation with the media during last week’s minicamp. Much of it revolved around schematic…




Weekly Steelers Twitter Poll Results – June 18, 2017

During the current slow period of the NFL offseason I intend on running at least four Pittsburgh Steelers themed polls every week on Twitter with each one lasting just 24 hours. That period time allows for nearly 1,000 votes to be cast on average. Every Sunday, I will post the…



Steelers’ 2016 Season And The Tangible Value Of Sacks

Derrik Klassen of settingedge.com recently conducted an interesting study on the tangible value of sacks from last season as it relates to both offense and defense and the effects of them ultimately killing drives. As far the Pittsburgh Steelers offense last season in Klassen’s study, that side of the football had a…


Believing In James Conner As A Receiving Option Out Of The Backfield

As Le’Veon Bell works toward a new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers organization during his absence from the team, many in the media have continued to tussle with the topic of his workload moving forward with a heavy focus on utilizing rookie running back James Conner. While the obvious solution on…


Steelers’ Seven Shots – Sunday, June 18, 2017

Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven…