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Post 2017 Minicamp: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and let me officially welcome you to the slowest part of the NFL offseason. The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their 2017 offseason practices on Thursday and that now means we have six long and boring weeks before they start training camp in…


Olsavsky Praises Vince Williams For Being Detail Oriented

Though losing Lawrence Timmons was a tough blow for Jerry Olsvasky in the locker room, he’s excited about the steps Vince Williams is taking to replace him. Speaking with Steelers.com’s Missi Matthews, the inside linebacker’s coach said Williams is a detailed player who takes pride in the little things. “Vince…


Devil’s Advocate: Most Successful Former Steeler

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…


Keith Butler Confirms Defense Will Keep Using Over Front

I don’t know if Keith Butler is one of your favorite coaches on the Pittsburgh Steelers but I do think he is one of the most honest and willing to talk X’s and O’s of the big three (Tomlin, Haley, Butler). He had a lengthy Q&A session with the media…


Lake Doesn’t Rule Out Moving Sutton To Slot

While Cam Sutton took all of his spring reps as an outside corner, Carnell Lake didn’t rule out kicking him to the slot in training camp. The Beaver County Times’ Chris Mueller tweeted this out two days ago. As Cam Sutton has only taken reps at outside corner during the spring, #Steelers…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – DL Tyson Alualu – Stock Up

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: Could Steelers Rotate Cornerbacks In The Slot?

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…




Ask Alex: Steelers’ Mailbag

Welcome back to your weekly edition of the Mailbag. Question for ya, Steelers’ Nation. Recently, decision makers in the Auto Industry said it would take up to 40 years for roads to be nothing but self-driving cars. In other words, getting all the current cars off the road. Agree, disagree?…


T.J. Watt: ‘I’m Just Trying To Get Better’

From his teammates, we’ve heard a lot about T.J. Watt during the spring and early summer sessions. So let’s hear from the man himself as he wraps up minicamp and sees training camp on the horizon. Watt seemed much more modest than the praise other players have been heaping on him. “I…


Devil’s Advocate: Better In ’17 – Coverage Or Pressure

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…


One Step To Take: WR Cobi Hamilton

Bringing back a series I had a lot of fun exploring last offseason. Every player wants to improve, to elevate his game in all areas from one season to the next. Understanding that, we’re going to isolate just one area, one faction of a player’s game. The biggest area for…