Steelers’ Training Camp Diary: Day 14

This is it, the final go around. Weather held off, save for a quick shower, until this afternoon on my drive home. So forecast-wise, things ended on a high note. Injury front, plenty of guys out today. Anthony Chickillo, Valerian Ume-Ezeoke, Artie Burns, Jarvis Jones, Jerald Hawkins, Marcus Gilbert, Bud…


Tomlin Pleased With Cockrell’s Offseason Development

Nearly a year ago, the Buffalo Bills dumped Ross Cockrell on the cutdown to 75 man rosters. Now, Cockrell is poised to be an opening day starter for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But as Mike Tomlin repeated throughout this morning’s interview, past resume is irrelevant. And Cockrell is proof of that….

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 7, 2014: Linebacker Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is introduced to the crowd prior to a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 7, 2014 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won 30-27. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Ryan Shazier

Ranking The Room: AFC North ILBs

Continuing our series “Ranking the Rooms” here at Steelers Depot, we’re almost through the entire series. Today, we’ll take a look at arguably one of the most important positions on the field, defensively:  inside linebacker. 1 — Pittsburgh Steelers While most Steelers fans won’t think this one is close, I…

Travis Feeney

For Travis Feeney, First Step On Road To Anywhere Is Staying On Field

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter expressed such forward optimism about his rookie draft pick, sixth-rounder Travis Feeney, earlier in training camp that he feared he would have to make the 53-man roster, because he believed strongly that another team would claim him off waivers and the Steelers would…

L.T. Walton

Steelers Film Room: L.T. Walton Vs Lions

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have been aware for a couple of years now that defensive line depth has needed replenishing, they also understood that there was only so much that they would be able to do in free agency, and that some improvement would have to come from within the…


Steelers Vs Lions Sack Breakdown

Football is back. And with it comes our usual collection of game recap articles. While it’s obviously good news if we don’t have to do this but we’ll break down the sacks given up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their loss to the Detroit Lions. There were four of them on the…


Marczi: 2016 Steelers 53-Man Roster – Post-Lions Game Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers now have a game under their belts and the players have some snaps now on film, so we can start to get an oh-so-slightly clearer picture of how the roster is unfolding. As shouldn’t be surprising, I’ve made a handful of changes already, and more should be…

Ricardo Mathews

Steelers Film Room: Ricardo Mathews Vs Lions

Although the lack of depth in the secondary has been the annual thorn in the paw among many observers, the defensive line depth in the past two years has left much to be desired, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been actively working on repairing that aspect of the defense. After…


Browns Activate Josh Gordon From Non-Football Injury List

While Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon received good news earlier this offseason when his bid for reinstatement following an indefinite suspension was accepted, it has still been a rocky road since then. Part of his reinstatement included serving a four-game suspension at the start of the regular season, and…

Daryl Richardson

2016 Camp Questions: Will Richardson Pass Toussaint?

Training camp is now upon us, in case you have failed to take notice. The Pittsburgh Steelers reported to Latrobe on July 28, and began practicing the following day in preparation for their first preseason game on August 12, and eventually, for the 2016 regular season in April. Every NFL…


Steelers’ Training Camp Diary: Day 13

I can only assume that tomorrow, the Pittsburgh Steelers will practice at 3 AM at Area 51. I’ll do my best to sneak in. Yesterday was weird. Today was weirder. A little before 9 AM, the team sent out an alert that weather was pushing practice to Pittsburgh, closing it off for fans….


Steelers Spin: Analysis Of Preseason Week One

The Pittsburgh Steelers launched their 2016 Super Bowl ambitions with a 17-30 preseason thud to the Detroit Lions. Yes. It’s just the first preseason game. No. There’s no reason to panic. Not by any means. But, dang, that was disappointing. With QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown and RB Le’Veon…

Chris Hubbard

Steelers Grooming Chris Hubbard For Trai Essex-Type Versatility

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to like what they have in third-year offensive lineman Chris Hubbard, whom they are evidently developing into the team’s next Trai Essex, a player who is capable of playing all five positions along the offensive line, as well as lining up as an extra lineman. While…