Browns Give Joe Thomas Pay Raise To Entice Him To Return

The Cleveland Browns are a year and a half into their latest regime, with Sashi Brown and Hue Jackson at the helm. That is more years than games they have won so far. Considering that they have played 24 games within that span, one might say that their success rate…


2017 South Side Questions: What Roles Might Change After Bye?

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…



Watch: Bengals WR AJ Green Ejected After Chokeslam

You may have seen it by now but if you haven’t been on/don’t have Twitter, it’s worth another look. Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver A.J. Green may have taken out some season (and career) frustration today, getting himself ejected after choke slamming Jacksonville Jaguars’ corner Jalen Ramsey. Jalen Ramsey and AJ…


NFL Week 9 Open Discussion Thread

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers being on a bye this week we all can sit back and enjoy several of the key games that will take place on this Week 9 Sunday. I’ve already highlighted 4 games that fans of the Steelers will likely want to keep an eye on…


2017 Midseason Player Evaluations: ILB Ryan Shazier

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and there soon being little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team…


The Perspective Of An Average Steelers Fan: Bye Week Rant

The photo is my pooch Fifi from 6 years ago when she was a pup. She is sad since there is no football game to watch this weekend. It’s a bye week and the first half of the season continues to be analyzed. No matter how you slice & dice…


Steelers 2017 Midseason Offensive Charting Notes

It is the bye week, and the middle of the season, so that can clearly mean only one thing: the midseason offensive charting notes column for the Pittsburgh Steelers through the first eight games. Enjoy. Personnel groupings: 01: 12/566 (2.1%) 11: 376/566 (66.4%) 12: 65/566 (11.6%) 13: 10/566 (1.8%) 21:…


T.J. Watt Proving Impactful Against The Run

So it’s time to have some fun with numbers. I would like to point out an interesting statistic that came to my attention recently about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie defensive starter, outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Evidently—outside of some missed tackles, which need to be cleaned up—he has been one of…


A Steelers Fan’s Rooting Guide To NFL Week 9

The Pittsburgh Steelers are on their bye this week and that means we all can sit back and watch the other action around the league in Week 9 in order to see if the No. 1 seed in the AFC can stretch that lead in the conference as well as…


2017 Midseason Player Evaluations: LT Alejandro Villanueva

With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off their bye week and there soon being little to talk about in the interim outside of returning players, now would be as good a time as any to take a look back on what’s transpired this season and give out some mid-year player evaluations. The team…


Watch: Troy Polamalu Gets Inducted Into USC Hall Of Fame

Never a bad time for a Troy Polamalu post, especially on a Sunday without the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yesterday night, Polamalu was inducted as part of the 2018 USC Hall of Fame class. Check out the ovation he got from the crowd as he was announced. Really cool moment. Troy Polamalu…


Film Room: T.J. Watt Has Got It Covered

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt is a lot of things, most of them good. One of them is simply being fun to watch. Another is being versatile on the field, being able to make an impact in all phases of the game, run, rush, and coverage. Even special…


Steelers Stepping Up To Tackle A Very Troubling Issue

Some things in life are just great. For diehard sports fans, there are few better feelings than when your favorite team wins a championship, for example. There are any number of things in which we indulge to enrich our lives for the better. Frequently enough, we turn to these elements…