Archive | Article

Bucky Brooks Has Steelers TE Heath Miller Going To The Lions In His 2005 NFL Draft Do-Over

Can you imagine Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller in a Detroit Lions uniform? In his latest NFL Draft do-over segment, that’s exactly what NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks wants you to do. If you are not familiar with this series, Brooks has been going back over past drafts and re-doing them with hindsight. The Steelers […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article6 Comments

Steelers Close The Book On Phase One Of Free Agency

With the signing late last week of running back LeGarrette Blount, the Pittsburgh Steelers put an exclamation point on what is likely the conclusion of Phase One of their free agency plan, which I expect to be on hiatus until June now. The Steelers re-signed many of their own 21 unrestricted free agents in addition […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article14 Comments

2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – South Carolina CB Victor Hampton

By Alex Kozora Our focus has shifted to the offseason and for the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on several draft prospects. Some of these players the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at and others will be top players that will be off the board before they select. All to make you as […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Draft, Article, Pictures4 Comments

New Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount Solid On First And Ten During His Career

While it’s pretty obvious that new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is not a three down player at the NFL level, there is one down and distance in particular  that he has excelled at since coming into the league in 2010. Dating back to 2010, Blount has averaged 5.47 yards per carry on first […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article, Rankings10 Comments

A Closer Look, Placing The Steelers Rushing Data In Context

Earlier this morning, we did a side-by-side comparison between running back Le’Veon Bell and the newest Pittsburgh Steelers running back, LeGarrette Blount, to see how they stacked up against one another in situational football. We looked at three key areas, drawing data from last season’s numbers in order to compare how each back performed in […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article0 Comments

Comparing Le’Veon Bell And LeGarrette Blount In Situational Football

Ever since the signing of LeGarrette Blount, there has been an assortment of commentary from message boards, blogs, and beat writers speculating about how the new back will fit in with the Pittsburgh Steelers offense and what his role will ultimately be. The commentary frequently gravitated toward his size and power and speculated that he […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article26 Comments

LeGarrette Blount Still Learning How To Be A ‘Big Back’

New Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount is a big back. There’s no disguising that fact behind his 6’, 250-pound frame. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that he runs like a big back, or that he’s always known how. Make no mistake: Blount thrives on making contact and using his physical running style to pile […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article24 Comments

Why June 1st Is A Meaningful Date As Far As Free Agency Goes

So far this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed four unrestricted free agents from other teams and being as they now have less than $300,000 of available salary cap space until June rolls around, we aren’t likely to see any more, if any, signed until then. While lack of cap space is an easy reason […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article, Free Agents5 Comments

Despite Addition Of Blount, Steelers Still Might Want To Re-sign Stephens-Howling Once Healthy

On Friday, the Pittsburgh Steelers effectively added an experienced running back to their roster to backup starter Le’Veon Bell when they signed LeGarrette Blount, but they likely will need to add another one to help on third downs between now and the start of training camp. While Blount does have 579 carries to his credit […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article18 Comments

LeGarrette Blount Looking To Overcome Checkered Past

LeGarrette Blount was a bad seed coming out of college. He missed the majority of his final season due to suspension after sucker punching an opposing player on the field following a loss. His draft stock took a sharp nosedive and he went undrafted, despite significant potential, as shown by his 1000-yard season as a […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article24 Comments

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Was Spot On With His Free Agency Prediction

Prior the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert weighed in with his thoughts on the then-upcoming free agency signed period during a radio interview and at that time he speculated that it could be different from the norm. “I think there’s a possibility we could be more active in the free […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article, Free Agents67 Comments

Blount Still Has Work To Do Despite Improvement In Short-Yardage Game

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned away from LeGarrette Blount after the 2012 season, they did so holding the belief that they were letting go of a big runner who couldn’t get the tough yards in short-yardage situations. The statistical evidence from that time period of his career generally supports those claims, as does the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article13 Comments

2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – UCLA OLB Anthony Barr

By Alex Kozora Our focus has shifted to the offseason and for the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on several draft prospects. Some of these players the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at and others will be top players that will be off the board before they select. All to make you as […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Draft, Article, Pictures16 Comments

LeGarrette Blount Gives Steelers A Complementary Ground Attack

The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared intent to add a veteran running back to the roster to supplement second-year back Le’Veon Bell at some point this offseason, and that point came earlier today when they signed LeGarrette Blount to a two-year contract. It’s no secret that the Steelers value a veteran presence in their locker room, which […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article37 Comments

Blount Force Animated Gifs Of New Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount on Friday and the collection of animated gifs below will show you that he is a very well-rounded player, and more than just a short yardage player that runs inside. Despite the fact that Blount only carried the football 153 times in 2013, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article, Pictures32 Comments

Steelers Could Get Extra Returns On Investment In New RB LeGarrette Blount

Not only will the addition of new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount help with depth in the backfield, the former undrafted free agent also figures to get a shot at being the kickoff returner in 2014 as well. Last season with the New England Patriots, Blount returned 17 kickoffs for 494 yards with a long […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article, Rankings10 Comments

Stats: With The Addition Of RB LeGarrette Blount, Steelers Don’t Stand To Lose Much

When looking at the stats that new Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount put up last season with the New England Patriots, the first thing that pops out is his 5.05 yards per carry that he registered. In 2013, there were 47 running backs that carried the football 100 or more times and as the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article, Rankings29 Comments

2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – North Carolina DE Kareem Martin

By Alex Kozora Our focus has shifted to the offseason and for the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on several draft prospects. Some of these players the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at and others will be top players that will be off the board before they select. All to make you as […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Draft, Article, Pictures10 Comments

Time For Steelers To Be Blount With RB Depth

The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in search of a veteran free agent running back to pair with their promising second-year starter, Le’Veon Bell. But the running back market is quickly drying up at the same time. Former Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, perhaps the most significant name left on the market at the position, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article80 Comments

Steelers-Bills Training Camp Practices Will Have An Air Of Familiarity

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills earlier in the week reached an agreement to hold mutual practice sessions during training camp over the next two years earlier this week, which should certainly add an interesting dynamic to the proceedings, not only for the organization and the players, but also the fans and those who cover the team. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article2 Comments

Steelers CB Ike Taylor Believes FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin Is A “Game Changer”

By Josh Svetz Ike Taylor has some pretty good first hand knowledge of one of the Pittsburgh Steelers potential draft targets. Taylor has been training this offseason with Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in Orlando, FL and the Steelers cornerback has been shown a glimpse of his talent. Taylor reflected on his impressions of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article59 Comments

Ravens RB Ray Rice Indicted On Third-Degree Aggravated Assault

A month after allegedly striking his fiancée and rendering her unconscious, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was indicted by a grand jury today on a charge of third-degree aggravated assault. The incident took place at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ on February 15. Rice played his college ball for the Rutgers University […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article24 Comments

Northwestern Ruling Of Student-Athletes As Employees One Step Down A Long Road

“The players are one giant step closer to justice”, said Ramogi Huma following the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board yesterday that the student-athletes of Northwestern University are in fact employees of the school. If that’s the case, then the road to athletes actually being paid a salary for their employment—which tends the be […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article33 Comments

League’s Attempt To Add Suspense To PAT Would Have Opposite Effect

A rule proposal introduced by the New England Patriots to push back the line of scrimmage for point after attempts to the 25-yard line did not pass yesterday, but it also was not voted down; rather, it was tabled, to be revisited at a later date. The owners did conclude, however, that they will study […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article23 Comments

Owners’ Meetings Continue To Produce New Rule Changes

A day after two new rule proposals passed during the Owners’ Meetings, we now have some more changes to adjust to after yesterday’s news. The most significant new rule, in my estimation, is the ability to challenge possession on a play involving a loose ball even if the play was blown dead. This was a […]

Read the full story

Posted in Article6 Comments

Steelers Have Enough Cap Space To Sign RB LeGarrette Blount

Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert and Director of Football Administration Omar Khan are inching ever so close to their salary cap limit. If they are indeed intent on adding an experienced running back between now and June 2nd, they will have to create more cap room via a contract restructure or extension depending on […]

Read the full story

Posted in 2014 Salary Cap, Article38 Comments

If you enjoy our content & podcast, feel free to buy us a cup of coffee below.
Shop for 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Nike and New Era Team Gear at Fanatics

Archives