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?…


Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf Wishes Steelers Would Have Drafted Him

The NFL career of quarterback Ryan Leaf certainly didn’t go like many thought it might when he was selected second overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 1998 NFL Draft out of Washington State. By 2002, Leaf’s NFL career was over after just 21 starts that included him throwing…


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…


Carnell Lake On Sean Davis: ‘We Should Expect More Out Of Him’

The 2016 NFL Draft could hardly have gone much better in the favor of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake, who was able to acquire a pair of starters for his secondary in the form of cornerback Artie Burns, taken in the first round, and safety Sean Davis, who…


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…


2017 Steelers Stock Watch – CB Senquez Golson – 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: Which Area Is Most In Need Of Chemistry-Building?

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…


Browns First Overall Pick Hurts Foot In Practice

Cleveland is gunna Cleveland. Browns fans are on pins and needles tonight after first overall pick Myles Garrett suffered a foot injury at today’s minicamp. From CBS Cleveland. “Garrett blew around the left edge on his way to a virtual sack of quarterback Brock Osweiler during a 2-minute drill when…


Lake Wants To See ‘Redeemed’ Cockrell Make More Plays In 2017

Overall, one must be impressed with what Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell has managed to accomplish so far during his time in the NFL. After all, the Duke product, who was originally selected in the fourth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, went from being a street…


Carnell Lake Updates Progress Of Rookie CB Cameron Sutton

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard any of the Pittsburgh Steelers coaches talk about rookie cornerback Cameron Sutton, the team’s first of two third round draft picks this year. However, on Wednesday, Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake talked about the Tennessee product during his between-practice session with…


Keith Butler Admits Team Played Too Much Zone In 2016

Keith Butler addressed the media after today’s minicamp practice to discuss the changes the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense will make this upcoming year. Honestly? It’s hard to get a straight answer out of a normally candid, good ‘ol Southern boy. Butler did admit the Steelers spot dropped too much in zone…