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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…


Devil’s Advocate: Snap Counts For Martavis Bryant

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…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – T Brian Mihalik – Stock Down

With the 2017 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 of a…



2017 Offseason Questions: How Big Will Loss Of Richard Mann Be?

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…


Should T.J. Watt Be Considered A Legitimate Candidate For DROY?

While I’ve yet to see any odds related to the subject, it’s evident so far this offseason that none of the “experts” believe Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt has a legitimate chance at being named the 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year. That’s certainly somewhat understandable being as several…



Devil’s Advocate: Bigger Role Sooner – JuJu Or Sutton

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…


Jerald Hawkins Does Little To Change Villanueva’s Situation

I’m writing this partially in response to what our Matthew Marczi wrote earlier in the week and partially due to the general chatter about the topic over the last couple, prompting Marczi’s article. Matthew left it open-ended but I bet I know what his answer is. And what all of your answers…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – ILB L.J. Fort – Stock Even

With the 2017 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 of a…