Steelers Will Host Jaguars In Divisional Round Playoff Game

It’s now official, the Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday in the Divisional Round of the 2017-2018 NFL playoffs. The Jaguars, the No. 3 seed in the AFC this year after finishing the regular season with a 10-6 record, advanced to the Divisional Round on Sunday with…


Perspective Of An Average Steelers Fan: The NFL Must Fix Replay

Well, we are into the Wildcard weekend and in a few hours, we will know who the Pittsburgh Steelers opponent will be next Sunday. Two big NFL topics are the quality of refereeing and injuries. Adjudicating a football game is not easy given the complexity of the rulebook. I have…


Bills Vs. Jaguars Wildcard Game Open Discussion Thread

Happy Sunday to all of yinz. We have two more Wildcard games on tap on this football Sunday with the first one featuring the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Buffalo Bills. This game will determine which team ultimately comes to Heinz Field next Sunday to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in the…


Steelers 2017 Week 17 Special Teams Report

As I noted in an article earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers have given tight end Xavier Grimble new roles on special teams, now playing on both the kick return and coverage units. Tyler Matakevich missed a block on the opening kickoff, but JuJu Smith-Schuster was able to break the…


Steelers’ Offensive Stars Owning December Over Past 4 Seasons

To date, no member of the Pittsburgh Steelers has ever won the Offensive Player of the Year Award. A fair number of their defensive counterparts have claimed similar honors, most recently Troy Polamalu in 2010, and James Harrison in 2008, but the offensive side has never seen the black and…


Stevan Ridley Looking To Stay In Pittsburgh Beyond Playoffs

For a late-season pickup, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Stevan Ridley certainly didn’t look like a dollar bin addition during the team’s season finale. While quality blocking from the offensive line, fullback, and tight ends did much to help make his day easier, the veteran back also ran with explosiveness and…


William Gay Embracing His Backup Role

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo has a really nice article on what he calls the “anti James Harrison” – William Gay. Gay, now the second longest tenured Steeler, only trailing Ben Roethlisberger, following Deebo’s unceremonious release. Gay has seen his role diminish in similar, though not quite as drastic,…


Steelers Stave Off Rust During Bye With Padded Practices

Rust is real. At least, that is what the Pittsburgh Steelers were saying after they came out looking anemic against the lowly Indianapolis Colts in the first half of their first game on the other side of the bye week earlier this season. As Ed Bouchette expertly recounted in a…


Interview: Ross Ventrone Explains Where ‘Rusty Benson’ Came From

Bringing you another Pittsburgh Steelers’ interview courtesy of our good friend Ron Lippock of the Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin. Today, Ron chats with the one, the only, Ross Ventrone, who played for the team on and off from 2013 to 2016. They discuss his fun personality, his nicknames, and what it’s like being cut 29 times…


2017 Postseason Bye Evaluation Break: DE Tyson Alualu

We weren’t able to get around to talking about every single notable player for the Pittsburgh Steelers during our midseason evaluations at the bye week, so as we have another bye week and a brief pause in football, I wanted to take this time to circle back a bit and…





2017 South Side Questions: Preferred Opponent – Titans Or Jaguars?

The journey toward the Super Bowl is now well under way with the Pittsburgh Steelers back practicing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, still informally referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility. With the regular season standing in their way on the path to a Lombardi, there will be questions…


Steelers Spin: Couch Surfing

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their 2017 regular season with a remarkable 13-3 record. This was following an unremarkable performance as they barely eked out a 28-24 victory against the victory-less Cleveland Browns. This wasn’t a particularly unsurprising result with the Steelers sitting out their stars, including most notably Ben…